Walnut Creek Downtown is seeking entertainers to share their talents with our visitors and business community to share artistic joy to the downtown!
Entertainers are invited to sign up to perform at one of our four Downtown ‘Stages’ during a 2 ½ hour timeslot, now through December 31, 2021. Reserve as many performance times as you'd like, up to two months in advance.
Feel free to collect tips and share promotional material during your session. We encourage contactless payment options for tipping, such as Venmo or Virtual Tip Jar.
State and local health orders must be strictly adhered to during your performance. Attached below are the Safety & Noise Ordinance Guidelines you are required to follow if you choose to participate. By signing up via this online portal, you are acknowledging that you have reviewed and agree to the guidelines. If you have any questions/concerns, please email [email protected].
- Will the performance area be marked out? How do I know I’m in the right place?
- Yes, look for the a-frame stand with the Downtown Stages sign at your performance location.
- Will vocalists be required to have masks on?
- Yes, vocalists must maintain at least 12’ from spectators, and at least 6’ from fellow performers.
- The guideline mentioned that hand washing/hand sanitizing solutions must be used before, during and after performances. Will there be a bathroom nearby performers can use?
- There are a few public sanitation/hand washing stations throughout the Downtown, otherwise performers are encouraged to carry and use their own hand sanitizer.
- What are rules regarding performing covers of songs from other artists?
- The City of Walnut Creek has two music licenses that allow the performance of cover songs. The two licenses are:
- ASCAP - An ASCAP license authorizes the public performance of the entire ASCAP repertory and the repertories of over 90 foreign societies from around the world by means of Internet and wireless digital transmissions.
- BMI - The locations covered in this license include any buildings, hospitals, airports, zoos, museums, athletic facilities, and recreational facilities, (like community centers, parks, swimming pools, and skating rinks) owned and/or operated by the local government entity. It also includes any other location that the local government has arranged to use.
- Will any personnel be on site to connect with prior to the performance time?
- No, however all WCD staff contact info can be found below if you have questions. The locations are public, busker-style performance areas that provide ambient music for passersby—much like patrons would expect to see in touristy areas/heavy foot traffic areas of large cities. No supervision is provided.
We look forward to welcoming you to Downtown Walnut Creek!