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Best Busking Routes in the USA?
Posted December 29th, 2012 - 12:45 am by from Cookeville, United States (Permalink)
Hey everyone! I'm planning an adventure for the beginning of January and will be using street performance as my only source of income for the duration of the trip. Starting out with a car (to get around and for emergency sleeping quarters), a guitar, a cello, and about $50 in the bank.

Are there any towns or cities in the USA that you would consider a good bet for busking? Especially in the wintertime. Also, because of the cold weather in January, would it be best to stick to a southern route (for warmth so my fingertips don't freeze off) as opposed to heading up north?

Leaving from Tennessee, planning on heading west. I've got about 2 weeks before school starts up again, and this would be my first time travelling any significant distance alone.

Thanks for the help!

Posted December 30th, 2012 - 4:34 pm by from Morecambe, England (Permalink)
No idea on which towns to try but I'd suggest staying fairly south unless you're happy playing (and sleeping in your car)in temperatures way below freezing!

I have a facebook group for buskers- someone there may have some ideas.


Posted February 18th, 2013 - 2:47 am by from Austin, United States (Permalink)
I've only traveled in the south east of the country so far but Austin, TX. and Nashville, TN. are both awesome. Austin more for networking and Nashville for money making.

I've heard lots of good things about New Orleans but I've yet to make it.