Scenes from the first night of Lawrence Busker Festival

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An annual downtown street celebration of artistry returned Friday, commencing the first night of the three-day Lawrence Busker Festival.

Artists and performers entertained crowds, and art cars — and other such wheeled things — on display ahead of Saturday’s Art Tougeau parade drew spectators’ attention.

On Saturday morning, entries will begin lining up for the Art Tougeau parade at 10:30 a.m., and the parade begins at noon. It will start at 11th and Massachusetts streets and go north to Seventh and Massachusetts, then turn and continue back to the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Busker Festival activities resume at 1 p.m. Saturday, and final performances of the night begin at 9 p.m. The festival picks up again with shows starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, and the last show begins at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

There are multiple stages between the 700 and 800 blocks of New Hampshire and Massachusetts streets, and along Eighth Street between Massachusetts and Rhode Island streets.

See a complete lineup of the schedule and a map of venues at this link. Read up on the artists at this link.

The festival is free to attend, but performers rely on their audiences’ support to make a living.

August Rudisell/Lawrence Times Robert Wolf, sideshow magician, performs at the Sorcerers Circle, situated on the east side of Massachusetts Street between Eighth and Ninth streets.
August Rudisell/Lawrence Times Wolf gets an uninvited fox “assistant.”
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August Rudisell (he/him) has been a photographer and videographer for The Lawrence Times since March 2021. He is a former dispatcher, he avidly consumes and creates local news, and he would love to meet your dog when out and about at a community event.

See more of his work for the Times here. He can be reached at arudisell (at) lawrencekstimes (dot) com.

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