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July 4 - 7, 2024

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Kingston Buskers Rendezvous

Your jaw will drop! You will 'ooooooo'. You will 'aaaahhhh'. You will cheer. And you will laugh 'til it hurts. Just no spit takes, please!

Saturday, July 6

In Springer Market Square
Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of street performance as Buskers After Dark unveils the creative energy that thrives at night. Hosted by last year's People's Choice Winners Seb & Fritzzz, experience the intersection of urban culture and artistic expression through an eclectic lineup of performers, including Montreal-based DJ Truwayz, Toronto's Dr. Draw and the Strange Parade, the mesmerizing NorthFIRE circus, and local graffiti artist EronOne.

Embracing the raw, authentic vibe of street art, Buskers After Dark offers an immersive journey into the beating heart of urban creativity. Join us for an unforgettable celebration of the passion, skill, and resilience of these extraordinary artists who keep the city's spirit alive after dark.

Schedule

8:00 pm
DJ Truwayz
8:00 pm
Live Graffitti with EronOne
9:00 pm
Fire Show with NorthFIRE Circus 🔥
9:45 pm
DJ Truwayz
10:15 pm
Fire Show with NorthFIRE Circus 🔥

Meet the artists

DJ Truwayz

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DJ

From: Montreal, Canada

When the realms of world music and electronic converge, Truwayz takes the stage with finesse. Hailing from Montreal, this seasoned producer and DJ boasts a rich performance history on both grand stages and iconic clubs in his hometown. Beyond his local scene, he's graced renowned venues along Mexico's Riviera Maya. Fusing his Latin roots with electronic vibes, Truwayz's trademark helmet embodies his unique universe, adding depth to his explosive live sets, featuring his own innovative mixes of Baile Funk, Moombahton, and UK Bass Music. 

Dr. Draw and the Strange Parade

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Musical ensemble

From: Toronto, Canada

Dr. Draw and The Strange Parade is a dynamic musical ensemble led by the pioneering Canadian electric violinist, Dr. Draw. With a captivating blend of groove-filled epic transcendental rock and world fusion, their music takes audiences on a mesmerizing sonic journey, infused with a sprinkle of gypsy flavour and a touch of disco mist. The band's lineup features the talents of drummer Jeff Antoine Cote, guitarist Colin James Gibson, bassist Michael McDonnell, and electric violinist Dr. Draw. Their upcoming record, THE STRANGE PARADE, is completed and set to be released in the fall of 2023.

NorthFIRE Circus

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Fire Show 🔥

From: Toronto, Canada

A Fire and electric violin show like no other! 

NorthFIRE is a high energy show, with beautifully choreographed fire acts that will amaze. Featuring a diverse set of highly skilled variety circus performers and featuring fire hoops, poi, staff and fire eating. This show features our amazing electric violin player Dr Draw and his incredible band The Strange Parade. Incredible performers and brilliant musicians, the combination of electric violin and fire is a must see! A powerful show perfect for the whole family, these fire acts will astonish. Let NorthFIRE turn sparks into magic, before your very eyes. 

EronOne

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Graffiti Artist

From: Kingston, Canada

EronOne is an artist located in Kingston, Ontario. He has created several public art pieces within Kingston and the surrounding areas. Over the years, he has crafted a style and aesthetic that is unique to him, incorporating graphic and animated elements with a freestyle collage like approach. EronOne is known for creating large-scale murals and custom artwork. He is also available for live-painting events and workshops on how to use spray-paint at any age.

Meet the 2024 Lineup

Break City All Stars

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Breakdance

From: Montreal

The Break City All-Stars are a Montreal based dance team that combine breaking, theatre, comedy and stunts into their performances. One thing they all have in common is that they are all TEACHERS who have been inspiring the youth through dance and the hip hop culture for years.

Easily, their biggest accomplishment was being selected to be apart of the production of Vive Nos Divas with Cirque du Soleil this summer. The team also did a full time residency in Trois-rivières, while training and performing in over 20 shows with artists who were hand picked from all over the World!

Flow Berger

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Magician + Fire

From: Austria

As a child flow dreamt of being a rockstar. Many years later you can witness the amazing transformation of the boy who became who he was supposed to be.  

Comedy, magic, extraordinary body control and fascinating fire effects. Get ready for a visual spectacle with high entertainment value. 

 Flow berger - the popstar of the street artists 

JugglingDom

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Juggler

From: Australia

Domenyk is an Australian/Italian juggler and circus artist. From a young age he enjoyed entertaining and found his passion in juggling. Domenyk complete a bachelor degree in circus arts at Stockholm University of Dance and Circus (DOCH). Domenyk enjoys exploring both the creative and technical aspects of juggling. 

Domenyk is an Australian/Italian juggler and circus artist. In recent years he has focused primarily on ball juggling and developed a unique juggling style centered around the pyramid shape. Domenyk tours his comedy juggling street performance at various festivals and cities around Europe, Australia, and now Canada.  

Le Patin Libre

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Roller Skaters

From: Montreal

Le Patin Libre gathers ex-figure skating competitors who ditched medals and sparkles to discover the freedom of art.  Usually, they perform on ice.  Wheels and Cello is their first choreographic experimentation for roller skates and the street.  On the soothing live cello played by a member of the collective, the artists celebrate the beauty and joy of performing freely, very far from the judges and very close to the audience.  With a touch of humour about their sequined past careers, the show combines some athletic exuberance with the idea that opened artistic modernity to skaters: pure glide. 

Malachi Frost

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Sword Swallower

From: Australia

Australian circus and sideshow performer, Malachi Frost, presents 'The Big Blue Pole Show' With nearing two decades of street show experience, performing in over 17 countries world wide, Malachi is excited to be making his Canadian debut at Kingston Buskers Rendezvous.

Combining comedy, juggling and sword swallowing into a Family Friendly show, with a strong message.

Seb and Fritzzz

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Whip Juggling

From: Germany

Sebastian “Seb” Whipits is a German whip performer with a relaxed presence and a charming personality who has paired up with a man of few words, but many amazing sounds, DJ Fritzz.

The show features whip cracking, whip juggling and an unbelievable duel fire whip finale all backed by DJ Fritzzz's vocal thaumaturgy.
“Verpassen Sie es nicht!”

Steve Goodtime

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Rock n’ roll circus show

From: Canada

A side-splitting rock n’ roll circus show performed by the super handsome and witty Steve Goodtime. This absolute power house shreds guitar solos while performing stunts. Guitar amp rola bola, dangerous juggling, and fitting into tiny leopard print pants are just a few of the unbelievable things you’ll see. Also, on America’s Got Talent, Heidi Klum said he was ‘a good time’ so he’s got that going for him.

The Bubbles Factory

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Display of bubbles

From: Italy

Clown Idà is an Italian street performer, making his Canadian debut at this year's festival. His show features a mesmerizing display of bubbles in a thousand shapes, sizes, and colors, accompanied by fiery tricks that are sure to delight and amaze audiences of all ages. Don't miss this unique and unforgettable performance! 

The Charming JAY

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Magician

From: South Korea

Across the oceans from South Korea, a country where magic is a serious business 
(so much so they even have their own magic colleges and universities), comes  
The Charming Jay. A young man who blends classical stage magic with supreme elegance, pizazz and true showmanship to take you back to the halcyon days of Music Hall. 

SCHEDULE & PERFORMANCES.

Experience the vibrant energy of the 34th Kingston Buskers Rendezvous! Join us for a weekend filled with incredible performances, hands-on activities, and thrilling rides. Here's what you can look forward to:

Daytime Performances

We close the streets to traffic to make room for some unbelievable circle shows. Pick a spot on the curb or just stand in the crowd to catch some amazing afternoon entertainment. And don't forget, Buskers earn their living by "passing the hat", so when you enjoy their performance (and you will!), let them know when the hat is passed.

Busker Play

Head to Confederation Park Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00am - 1:00pm for 3 days of fun ... especially for the kids! Grab a seat on the bleachers or toss a blanket in the grass and settle in for the hilarity.
Snacks highly recommended!

FREE RCAF Mini Plane Rides

Get ready for a high-flying adventure with the Royal Canadian Air Force!
What to Expect:

- Boarding Pass: Upon arrival, each child will receive a special boarding pass for their mini plane ride. This pass will make them feel like a true aviator!
- Gate Waiting Area: Just like at the airport, kids will wait at the designated gate area for their turn to board. Here, they can enjoy fun activities.
- Free Mini-Plane Rides: Once it's their turn, kids will board the mini-plane for a short, exhilarating ride, guided by experienced RCAF personnel.
Saturday, July 6 from 11 am to 5 pm
Sunday, July 7 from 11 am to 2 pm
Brought to you by:
Delta Hotels Kingston Waterfront, a downtown Kingston four-star hotel

Buskers Bootcamp

Unleash your child's creativity and talent at our Busker Bootcamp!
Designed for kids of all ages, this unique camp offers hands-on lessons in juggling with Kobbler Jay, beatboxing with Scott Jackson, and more.

Whether your child is a budding performer or just looking for a fun new hobby, our Busker Bootcamp is the perfect place to start.
Schedule coming soon!

Grand Finale

Head to the Confederation Park stage on Sunday, July 7th at 6pm for your last chance to take in all the action. The finale is a true sampling of the festival's fun and talent, with proceeds from the hat benefiting the United Way's Success by Six program.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

The Kingston Buskers Rendezvous would not be possible without the generous support of our amazing sponsors. Their contributions have helped us bring together a spectacular festival engaging activities, and unforgettable experiences for everyone to enjoy.

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