Time flies when you’re having fun. And we’re packing so much fun and so much entertainment into one event this Sunday, that before you drop one juggling ball or $5 in a busker’s case, the Mity Nice Street Fair will be started.
Here’s a preview of the entertainers who have confirmed they’re coming:
- Detroit Circus - Strolling entertainers Tom and James specialize in contact juggling, poi spinning and other amazing feats. They’ll be performing and teaching some too on Sunday. (They’re bringing along teaching yo-yos, but we asked them to leave their fire juggling gear behind, partly because of all the beautiful but flammable art that’s for sale in the Sunday Artisan Market.)
- The Josh and Roy Show. This duo combines “juggling and jocularity” and considers themselves an old fashioned vaudeville act. The wanted to bring their unicorn, or maybe it was a unicycle, but we don’t have a field nearby for frolicking.
- Meaghan Roberts This singer and guitarist from Toledo charmed us when she played at the Artisan Market during our first Second Sunday event. She’s lively in her folk/rock style, and also plays harmonica and other instruments.
- Ian Tran - When we saw him roaming the aisles of the Artisan Market, playing violin and smiling, we were sold on this musician. He plays a mix of classics and children’s favorites and improvises tunes on violin and piano too.
- Chris Abolio – She describes herself as a street dancer, and her style is popping It’s a mix of funk and hip hop; it’s high energy and sure to appeal. See her perform in this video or live on Sunday!
- Our open stage has several performers already likely to show up, and more welcome. They perform for up to 30 minutes near the Mity Nice cart on Detroit Street. (All entertainment must be family friendly and fun. Save the scary, angry, evil performances for the Terribly Mean Street Festival that our evil twin will put on someday.)
Many thanks to Street Fair sponsors Found Gallery, Tea Haus of Ann Arbor and Zingerman’s Bakehouse, each of which have Adopted-A-Busker. No – they do not get to take them home and enroll them in swimming or kayaking lessons! It’s more like a foster program – for Sunday only!