Parade to open Cambridge City Council Meeting on Busking and Street Performance

Parade to open Cambridge City Council Meeting on Busking and Street Performance

On Tuesday, Sept 1 at 5 pm, School of HONK invites street musicians and performers to join us for a loud and proud musical parade from Central Square to Cambridge City Hall, to open a City Council committee meeting about busking and street performance policies, hosted by Councillor Nadeem Mazen. It’s a great opportunity to show our friends and neighbors and city officials what’s at stake in reclaiming and protecting the most public of spaces for street musicians and performers.

We’ll congregate at 5 pm in Lafayette Square (south of Central Square T, across from the fire station).

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TO: Interested Person(s)

FROM: Paula M. Crane
Deputy City Clerk
City Clerk’s Office

DATE: August 25, 2015

SUBJECT: Neighborhood & Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts & Celebration Committee

Please be advised that Councillor Mazen, Chair of the Neighborhood & Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts & Celebration Committee, has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in the Sullivan Chamber, 795 Massachusetts Avenue.

The purpose of this hearing to discuss the city’s street performance, artist coordination, and busking policies. The meeting will engage local and Greater Cambridge artists in conversation with a view to increasing opportunities for public performance, while decreasing any barriers to entry that currently exist. Musicians will also be giving brief performances to conclude the meeting.

Your attention in this matter is greatly appreciated.

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Photo by Leonardo March

One thought on “Parade to open Cambridge City Council Meeting on Busking and Street Performance

  1. I’m a guitarist with the Jamaica Plain Honk Band. We have been invited to participate in the Honk Festival parade for the past couple of years and hope to participate again in October. Thanks for organizing this event at City Hall. We look forward to being there and adding our support for your efforts.

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