Street Musician/Performer Agreement

The standards of consideration in this agreement promotes our creative community and respect for the personal space of Villagers and Visitors so that everyone can enjoy the downtown. Busking is an enjoyable aspect of the Yellow Springs experience that complements business and social activities. The Village wants to provide opportunities for buskers to perform. Maintaining a high quality of life is our primary goal, and this agreement is designed to support respect for all who visit, live, and work in Downtown Yellow Springs.

If this agreement is not respected by performers, participants, spectators, and/or business owners, further action can be taken by the Yellow Springs Police Department in accordance with local ordinances.

Contact the Village of Yellow Springs at 937-767-7206 or with any questions.

Being Considerate and Respectful means:
  • Not interrupting a busker in the middle of a number.
  • Being professional and courteous when speaking to each other and not resorting to shouting, threatening, or intimidating. 
  • Abiding by the recommendations of the police or mediator in the event of a dispute.
  • Performing at a sufficient distance from other buskers (approximately 100 feet).
  • Taking a 60-minute break or moving to another street after performing for one hour.
  • Allowing other buskers to take advantage of prime downtown locations by only performing at the same location twice in one day.
  • Not obstructing foot traffic, business entrances, and public seating.
  • Not interfering with the music/ambiance of downtown shops.
  • Complying with Yellow Springs Ordinances, which strive to control loud/annoying noise levels and discourage amplification.


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