Buskers Street Music Festival
August 11-13, 2016
A multitude of street musicians transform the old town of Bern in a colorful festival.
Up close and in the thick of it! Buskers Bern Street Music Festival lets you enjoy a wide range of music and performances for very little money. Stages set up in the street and freely accessible to all lend this festival a distinctly intimate feel. The musicians and performers come not just from Bern, but from all over Switzerland, Europe, and even abroad.
Playing acoustic instruments or with minimal amplification, they present a program of music, dance, theater, comedy, puppetry and acrobatics on stages throughout the picturesque Old Town of Bern, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. True to busker tradition, no fees are paid. Instead, members of the audience can express their appreciation by tossing coins into a hat. This, after all, is the income these professional performers rely on.