guitar player and banjo player performing in a plaza in downtown raleigh

Street Performers

Street Performer is defined as any person or group of persons who conducts a performance, including but not limited to musicians and buskers, for entertainment purposes or voluntary donations on public right-of-ways. Use of such public right-of-ways requires a Private Use of Public Spaces permit.

How to Apply

  1. Read about street performer requirements in our hospitality guide.
  2. First-time applicants should contact the Office of Emergency Management and Special Events Office to learn how to apply.
  3. Complete the Street Performer Application.


Lead Department:
Emergency Management and Special Events
Service Categories:
Hospitality Permits