Busk till Dusk


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395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7

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Enjoy live street performers on Newmarket's historical Main Street this summer with new Busk till Dusk program

  • Every Friday and Saturday evening from June 23 to September 2, 2023
  • Main Street, Newmarket  | 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Free admission (Tips to performers greatly appreciated)

Residents and visitors to the Town of Newmarket are welcomed to visit Main Street to hear exceptional local talent, Friday and Saturday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Our Busk till Dusk program allows local talent, new and experienced to showcase their talent on Historical Main Street throughout the summer.


  • Kendall Lilly
  • Bianca White
  • Eve Chanell
  • Stephen Milligan
  • Paul Magee
  • Manny Degrandis
  • Patrick Fockler
  • Glenn Marais
  • Bianca Rollo
  • David Toms
  • Farrah Sangrar
  • Maxwell He
  • Anna Chang
  • Alessa Choy
  • Sydnee Guglietti
  • Oli Graham
  • Sarah Amelard
  • Andrew Ball

Street Performer Opportunities 

Are you a local or regional street performer interested in participating in the Busk till Dusk program this summer? Please email Janet Raponi, Cultural Programmer - Performing Arts, jraponi@newmarket.ca, for more information. With 21 evenings and multiple designated performer areas available on Main Street, it's a great opportunity for approved musicians and performers to get back out in the community and showcase their talent. 

Performance Guidelines
  • Only approved performers are permitted to busk on Main Street in one of the pre-determined locations. 
  • Sound amplification is permitted but should be kept at a moderate level so as not to overwhelm adjacent businesses. Battery powered amplification is permitted but not generators. 
  • All performances are to have family-friendly content and not pose any danger or risk to the public. 
  • Performances must not block walkways, traffic, driveways or open business entrances. 
  • Donations during performances are acceptable but any other sales must be approved prior to the performance. 
  • Performers are to provide a copy of their liability insurance naming the Town of Newmarket as an additional insured on the policy up to the amount of $2,000,000.