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By Richard Renner
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About this project

THE WEIRD, THE WILD, THE WONDERFUL

For the last three years the Lawrence Busker Festival has been celebrating the unique, unusual and mostly useless skills found in street performing. On the third weekend of every August you will be sure to find strong women, aerialists, acrobats, sword swallowers, jugglers, magicians, mentalists, escape artists, musicians and more eager to entertain you for a tip in their hat. This festival is a gift to a city that values the different and unique in anything. You can see more about it at www.lawrencebuskerfest.com

NO MORE KANSAS ARTS COMMISSION

Because of the elimination of the Arts Commission we have lost an important source of funding for this non profit festival. The support we have from local government and businesses is also less than before. That is why we are taking our case to the street  and asking you to help us by putting some money in our online hat. Your support is just as important, if not more, than a business or governmental commission any day.

WHAT YOU GET FOR YOUR BUCK(S)

Your donation today will go directly to bringing in international and local street performers to our event. It will also help support the stages that they appear on with lights and sound. For this we can offer you some seriously unusual gifts. T-shirts, postcards, free tickets are all normal offerings but where else are you going to get a chance to go one on one with Mama Lou Strong Woman?

DONATE TODAY

Please take the time to click the donate button and give what you can. We have come a long way in the last three years and this event is getting better every year. Don't let us quit now!

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    For $10 or more you will be included in our program and web site with a grateful “Thank You!”

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    For $25 or more you get all of the above plus a signed MamaLou Strongwoman postcard. I’ve seen people fight to get one of Mamalou’s cards at the festival so get yours now and avoid the hassle.

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    For $50 or more you get all of the above plus a 2011 Busker Festival T shirt made locally at Acme T shirt company.

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    For $100 or more you get all of the above plus a free ticket to the Thursday Night Preview show.

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    For $150 or more you get all of the above plus another free ticket to the Screening of the movie “Busking the System” from Coolhand Productions. It is a documentary about street musicians in the New York Subways.

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    For $250 or more you get all of the above plus 2 tickets to the Performer Party after the Thursday night Preview Show.

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    For $500 or more you get all of the above plus the privilege of being a professional and preselected audience volunteer in one of our shows during the weekend. This privilege can be passed onto any person of your choice.

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    For $1000 or more you get all of the above plus a performance from one of our local performers at an event and date of your choice. (availability will depend on the artists schedule).

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