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The Street Performance Program presents live music performances by Austin musicians downtown (500 W. 2nd Street) every Saturday during the fall and spring months. Each musician is compensated for their performance through funding by the Trammell Crow Company.

Funded through a one-time $150,000 allocation for music from Seaholm District developers Trammell Crow, the Street Performance Program pays an hourly rate of $150 to each musician for two-hour sets. This program perfectly represents our commitment to working with our redevelopment partners to support and highlight local music and art.

Musicians representing all genres may learn more about the program by contacting Division Manager Erica Shamaly.

General Information about Street Performing (Busking) in Austin

Street performing (a.k.a. "busking") is legal in Austin and does not require a permit unless you are performing in the City's park system. Please obey the following City Code requirements and best practices:

  • Acoustic performances only, with sound at 85 decibels or under - NO amplification allowed
  • Don’t block sidewalks
  • Noise or music cannot be audible to a nearby business or residence after 10:30 PM CST
  • Always cooperate with Austin Police requests
  • Safety first! Make sure you’re performing where people can safely gather without danger of stepping into a roadway
2019 Street Performance Program Artists

list of 2019 street performance program performers (text of list is below)


  • Mr. Michael Group
  • Heley Harkin
  • Bethany Becker
  • Jomo and the Possum Posse


  • Jess Ross
  • Marshall Anderson
  • Stafan Del Bosque
  • Nam


  • Seetha Shivaswamy
  • Felix Pompa
  • Lloyd Miller
  • Bob Appel


  • Kayla Outlaw
  • SAAS
  • Executive Steel Band
  • Ayuma


  • Beth Chrisman
  • Hanna Barakat
  • Cienfuegos
  • Madeline Jennings


  • The Reminders
  • Johnny Dioxide
  • Brand New Key
  • Ally Means

2019 Schedule:

  • Performances take place every Saturday afternoon from October 12 to December 7, 2019
  • 3pm-7pm
  • Located in front of Google Building (500 W 2nd Street).