This Sunday, September 24th, head to the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market from 10-3 for Buskers Day at the Market, a full day of great music and fun.
“What is a busker?” you ask. Buskers are street performers who serve up music or other creative entertainment in public spaces for tips (and to make folks happy, of course).
While we do enjoy the drop-in, casual music (and even poetry) of street performers all season long at the market, Buskers Day offers the opportunity to shine a spotlight on some very special performers for one day only.
Here’s the busker schedule:
10-11am Sarah Holman – With a sweet voice and great musical style, this local high schooler is an aspiring musician who has made quite a name for herself locally and on her YouTube channel and has already played the Commons multiple times. Those of you who remember Ian McFeron’s touching words about the impact of playing the Commons from his early years (before he went off to tour America and record 8 studio albums) may see some of that same spark in Sarah. Catch Sarah on the way up, up, up!
11:30am-1pm Paul Jenkins – An alternative Americana singer/songwriter, Paul has traveled the country and abroad with his guitar and soulful, rootsy voice. An accomplished musician who has been playing live for over 20 years, Paul channels those years and travels into every song and takes you on a wonderful musical journey along the way. Paul has music available on Spotify, Itunes, Amazon, and even a few radio stations, and once you hear him live, you’ll be looking for those songs for sure!
1:30-3pm Ray Skjelbred and His Dolceola – Although he’s a beloved staple around the market, many folks don’t realize that Ray also heads one of the Commons’ most popular weekend music bands, Ray Skjelbred and the Yeti Chasers. Ray’s upbeat repertoire of vintage tunes elicits everything from speakeasies to old-timey New Orleans jazz that never fails to get those toes tapping. You’ll love how he translates all that great music to the quirky charms of his dolceola to make something truly unique and delightful.
Look for all of the performers in the special busker tent by City Hall this Sunday. And if you like what you hear (and you will), be sure to drop a tip in their hats or guitar cases to show your appreciation!
While you’re there, don’t forget to shop the market for all your favorites in freshly harvested and locally produced foods including produce, meat, fish, cheese, eggs, bread, pasta, jams, sauces, baked goods, sweet treats, and ready-to-eat goodies! And don’t forget that we welcome SNAP Benefits, WIC & Senior Vouchers, Market Bucks, & Fresh Bucks at the market, so come on down!
(By the way, if your organization or business is interested in connecting with our fabulous market community, consider being a Day Sponsor at the market. Only a couple slots remain open, but one of them could be yours!)
The market is open from 10am to 3pm every Sunday through October 15th and takes place in the parking lot of LFP Town Center adjacent to City Hall at the intersection of Bothell Way NE and Ballinger Way NE. See you at the market!