Busk or Bust: Community Forum on New Ordinance 10/10/14

Busk or Bust: Community Forum on New Ordinance
Friday, October 10th, 2014, 5-7 PM
Miami Center for Architecture and Design
100 NE 1st Avenue
Downtown Miami, FL
Please register for this FREE event here: https://www.picatic.com/BuskOrBust?code=banjo

We do hope you’ll join us for this exciting discussion, and thank you for your continued support.

Buskerfest Miami hosts a community forum to discuss a proposed model ordinance that distinguishes street performance from panhandling as a legal, protected act. Join us and other Downtown Miami stakeholders at the Miami Center for Architecture and Design for light snacks, drinks, live performance and a conversation about fostering a culture of street performance in Miami’s developing urban core. The event is free and open to the public. Limited space available – RSVP today!

The current no-panhandling ordinance in downtown has been misinterpreted to include street performance, and we would like to legally distinguish between busking and panhandling. A thriving street performance culture has had a documented positive impact on local economies, street safety and neighborhood vitality in cities such as New York, New Orleans, Seattle and San Francisco. We would like to add Miami to the list of cities embracing public performance in public spaces.