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Topic: Charleston S.C.
Message: Posted by: Nickoli Sharpe (Oct 9, 2017 09:34AM)
Does anyone know anything about busking in Charleston?
Message: Posted by: JoeJoe (Oct 9, 2017 11:55PM)
If I was going to busk in Charleston SC I would attempt to do so at "[url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Battery_(Charleston)]The Battery[/url]" park or at the "[url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterfront_Park_(Charleston)]The Waterfront Park[/url]". If memory serves me correctly, you can also fish at the Waterfront Park which has a small tourist shopping district a few blocks away that includes the historic "Slave Market" which is now something like a flea market.

There is also potential for sidewalk performances downtown if you knew the area, I'm sure there are some sweet spots. That reminds me ... "[url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Square_(Charleston)]Washington Square[/url]" might also be a good spot, a good lunch crowd there and it is right next to some city building with public bathrooms and water fountains.

As for the actual laws ... I don't know what they are. If I were to go, I'd pack small and play big - no tables or boxes or anything like that ... I'd want to be able to just walk away if I had to. After I did it a few times, I'd consider bringing a table ... once the natives were familiar with me.

Message: Posted by: Nickoli Sharpe (Oct 10, 2017 09:39AM)
Thank you Joe Joe,

I'll let you know how it goes.

Most likely in November.

Message: Posted by: JoeJoe (Oct 10, 2017 03:25PM)
Eager to hear your report. :)

By the way, when I said you could fish at the Waterfront ... you would be legally required to have a fishing license; wanted to point that out so you don't get yourself in trouble. I know most people think of getting food they think get money for store, but my mind is wired just a little differently :)

Message: Posted by: D. Yoder (Oct 10, 2017 05:55PM)
I do not have the experience that JoeJoe does, but I have found that having a small table with a printed and laminated sign gives me a sense of legitimacy in strange places.
Message: Posted by: dbolan (Jan 9, 2021 09:59PM)
[quote]On Oct 10, 2017, Nickoli Sharpe wrote:

I'll let you know how it goes.


How did it go?
Message: Posted by: Nickoli Sharpe (Jan 10, 2021 10:34AM)
Sorry I never followed up on this.
Charleston is a workable pitch.
Down at battery park would be the best and chance of getting a large crowd.
While I was there the crowds were down so I did table shows near the market.
Never had a problem and hats were OK.
Message: Posted by: dbolan (Jan 10, 2021 12:10PM)
Thanks Nickoli. Iím not a performer but want to support any who are performing when I visit the area.