A FREE EVENT TO KICK OFF A SARATOGA SPRINGS SUMMER
2PM - 6 PM, JUNE 3, 2018
CONGRESS PARK, SARATOGA SPRINGS
SPECIAL BUSK! CABARET AT PUTNAM PLACE AT 8PM
The Orchard Project is proud to announce its second 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 3rd, 2018 from 2:00pm-6:00pm in Congress Park, 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 Place featuring artists who performed throughout the day and headliner Lady Rizo, kicking off at 8:00pm.
Supporting Children’s Healthcare at Saratoga Hospital
The Orchard Project is proud to be partnering with Saratoga Hospital for its 2018 BUSK!, and proceeds from the event will go to support children's healthcare at the hospital.
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 generally directly to that performer or act. In the case of BUSK!, most performers are choosing to get a stipend and donate their hat to Saratoga Hospital.