Next Buskers:

This season of Buskers has brought a number of unknown artists into the spotlight through free performances within public spaces throughout greater Columbia. The season will close on June 1 with a special performance by an ensemble from the SC Philharmonic. Premier violinist Damir Horvat and principal cellist Dusan Vukajlovic will perform in the Congaree Vista from 7:30-9:00 PM, directed by Morihiko Nakahara. "Like" Pocket Productions on Facebook to find out the exact location where the ensemble will perform.

Did you catch this?

When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 4-5
Who: Classical Revolution
Where? Main Street block 1500 and Trenholm Plaza

Nave Graham and Sarah Robinson played a selection of classical music on Main Street and in Trenholm Plaza. Both artists perform for the organization "Classical Revolution," which aims to bring classical music to the masses through free public performances in unexpected locations. To find out more about Classical Revolution, go to their website.

Buskers 5:

Where? West Columbia Riverwalk behind the old New Orleans Restaurant

When? Friday, April 27 from 6:30-9

Who? Columbia community Drum Circle

Columbia community Drum Circle is an open forum for rhythm & movement. The phrase "Drum Circle" is a rather broad term which can mean a variety of things to different people. Typically it is a group of people gathered in an informal setting, spontaneously making music using various types of percussion instruments, primarily hand drums.

This is the 4th year for this Circle. We gather every Friday (weather permitting) from April thru Oct. at the Riverwalk in West Columbia. Each week is different depending on who shows up. There will be from 10-50 people, from toddlers to folks in their 60s. The diversity of the group is one of the wonderful things about it. Not all who come come to drum, Some hoop, some dance, some come just to enjoy the vibe & the beautiful setting. Drummers of all skill levels participate. It's a great place for beginners but also skilled drummers can enjoy

Just in case you were wondering...

The drum circle does not solicit tips. The musicians who play for the drum circle are talented artists who enjoy performing within our community. What other community events demonstrate the talent in Columbia that could manifest on sidewalks with city restrictions lifted?

This spring, Pocket Productions will give another gift to the Columbia community. “Buskers” will extend from March 25 through June 1, and will culminate with a street performance by an imminent group of classical musicians. The series features musicians in public places who appear to be busking but take no tips; instead the performers will have a sign that says "please take generously," along with information about this exciting series. We also highlight talent in our city that could easily take to the streets once Busking is legalized in Columbia, SC.

The sign, stools and table were painted by artist Michael Krajewski.

At each of the 10 performances, a QR code and link will lead Columbia pedestrians to this webpage. The instrumentalists will play a variety of instruments seldom heard in public places, including accordian, baglama, ballophone, and several stringed instruments. The series may also include the accompaniment of dance and acrobatics.