A FREE EVENT TO KICK OFF A SARATOGA SPRINGS SUMMER
RAIN OR SHINE: 12 - 6 PM, JUNE 4
PUTNAM DEN (63 PUTNAM STREET, BEHIND BROADWAY)
SPECIAL BUSK! CABARET AT PUTNAM DEN AT 8PM
The Orchard Project is proud to announce its first ever BUSK!, a free public event to kick off a Saratoga Springs summer, featuring artists from its famed residencies and beloved local acts. Taking place on Sunday June 4th, 2017 from Noon-6:00pm in and around the Putnam Den (63 Putnam Street - please note venue change), BUSK! is a spontaneous, outrageous, family-friendly event that aims to offer something to everyone — from local bands and magicians to spectacular circus artists and stunt performers. The Orchard Project is extending its core mission of supporting new voices and new work by incorporating different genres of street performance to create a space for experimentation and exploration. From family-friendly performances to installations, the format allows for a diverse array of artistry under one banner. BUSK! will culminate in an evening cabaret at Putnam Den featuring artists who performed throughout the day, kicking off at 8:00pm.
Visiting performers include Atlas Circus Company (circus productions), LubDub Theater Co. (a hybrid physical theatre company), The Red Trouser Show (acrobats, comedians, and jugglers), and Wacky Chadd (acrobat, pogo-stick master and comedian). Local participants include Balloon Gal Jenny, traveling puppetry by Heldeberg Marionettes, face painting by Jojo's Fabulous Faces, as well as musicians Jimy Graham, Katie Louise, Mike Campese, Nightmare River Band, Ramblin’ Jug Stompers, Shane Guerrette, and A World For You.
Normally found on street corners, BUSK! will elevate the form of “busking” by creating designated performance spaces and stages. Street performing is one of the most honest forms of entertainment - it allows you to watch a show, and then decide how much to pay for all that laughter and amazement. Each performer collects their own remunerations by passing a hat after their performance, which goes directly to that performer or act.
Performer Breakdown and Schedule:
Atlas Circus Theatre will perform two acrobatic clowning acts sure to please all ages.
Performance Times: 12:30 & 3:30
The Red Trouser Show is a high end street theater show that will perform an assortment of juggling and acrobatic acts.
Performance Times: 1:30 & 4:30
Wacky Chad’s award winning pogo stick skills, charmingly funny jokes and antics got him on America's Got Talent (twice!) and a performance at the Superbowl.
Performance Times: 2:30 & 5:30
LubDub Theater Co. is a theater troupe that will be performing magic acts and fortune-telling routines.
Performance Times: Ongoing
(All acts on the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center front lawn):
12:00-12:40: Katie Louise
12:50-1:30: A World for You
1:40-2:20: Ramblin’ Jug Stompers
2:30-3:10: Mike Campese
3:40-4:20: Shane Guerrette
4:30-5:10: Nightmare River Band
5:20-6:00: Jimy Graham
Balloon Gal Jenny: local balloon sculptor twisting animals for kids and adults alike.
Heldeberg Marionettes: local puppeteer ambling the lawn with his amazing puppet friends.
Jojo's Fabulous Faces: local, professional face painter guaranteed to put a smile on your face.