Lotus allows buskers and street performers into the Festival perimeter who wish to share their talents with the crowds who come downtown.  However, Lotus does not engage in any formal contracts or compensation arrangements for this “street scene.”

We just ask the following:

·       That street performers abide by local laws regarding busking, safety, etc.

·       That street performer activities do not interfere with Festival infrastructure or Festival performances.

·       That street performers respectfully abide by any requests or directives from Lotus staff, Lotus volunteers, and/or Lotus security personnel or police.

Please note that Lotus cannot and will not assume any liability for street performer activities.  All street performer activities are entirely at your own risk and responsibility.

Because street performer activities are not affiliated with Lotus, street performers are not eligible for Lotus badges/ID tags or special access to any Lotus events or facilities.  Entry to Festival venues requires independent ticket/wristband purchase.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR 2018 FESTIVAL CLOSURES MAP, which shows which areas will be pedestrian-only and where venues or Festival infrastructure is located — this may help you decide where you might want to set up. 

Also, performance schedules will be available on our website to help you determine when there will be bigger crowds in the streets, i.e., between sets. Since there may be several buskers and street performers “vying” for the same high-visibility spots, we hope that folks will work it out amongst themselves in a mutually respectful way.  Please note that if a particular area becomes too congested, Lotus personnel may request that certain performers relocate to another area.

Finally, just a reminder that merchant activity/vending (i.e. selling CDs, products, etc.) of any kind is not permitted inside the Festival perimeter or within a 1-block radius of this perimeter.  Any vending outside of this zone requires the usual City permit(s).

Best wishes for your Festival-weekend planning!