Mill City Farmers Market is not currently scheduling live music appearances, but welcomes busker performances on a first come first served basis near each entrance to the Market. If you’re interested in joining us, check out our busking policies below! Busking is not allowed at our indoor markets.
Mill City Farmers Market allows busking around the Saturday Market in compliance with Market Manager’s direction. We typically welcome busking at the market’s three entrances: near the Guthrie steps and seating area, at the corner of Chicago Avenue & S. 2nd Street, and at the West River Parkway entrance.
Busking at Mill City Farmers Market is first come first served. If you arrive in the morning and another musician is playing, please respect their space by playing in a different spot or returning on a different Saturday.
We kindly ask that busking musicians respect the farmers market operations by:
- Playing a variety of quality, acoustic music that creates a welcoming shopping environment.
- Amplified sound is not allowed without Market approval and a permit from the City of Minneapolis.
- Allowing ample space for visitor traffic (not crowding walkways, driveways or vendors’ ability to interact with customers).
- Setting up near entrances to the market but not within the market, unless otherwise discussed with the Market Manager
- Setting up a safe and minimal footprint, keeping in mind our site can be extremely windy. Large tents, umbrellas or tables are not allowed (stools or small signs with artists’ name are fine).
Please comply with any requests by Market Managers in regards to changing busking locations and adhering to the above standards. For additional questions about busking, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
George, one of the Market’s regular buskers, on the bongo drum. Pictured at the top of the page is another Market regular, Rueben Correa.