Streetfest: 30 Years of Putting a Smile on the Face of Edmonton

by Edmonton International Street Performers Festival 

The Edmonton International Street Performers Festival is celebrating 30 years of putting a smile on the face of Edmonton! Festival performances are set to spread smiles all over Sir Winston Churchill Square from July 4–13, 2014. The Festival features over 1500 outdoor performances from an international cast of dynamic street artists, and promises to inspire and amaze audiences with a lineup of over 40 professional performers including rovers, dancers, comedy characters, musicians, magicians, jugglers and more! For more information visit www.edmontonstreetfest.com or call 780-425-5162.

From returning festival favourites to brand new acts, patrons will explore a variety of entertainment that is sure to keep everyone grinning from ear to ear.

New to the Square! Returning favourites!

It's late, it's mad...and it's JUST PLAIN NAUGHTY! Late Night Madness runs at the Stanley A. Milner Library Theatre, July 11 and 12 at 11:11pm. Directed by Trevor Schmidt with musical direction by Darrin Hagen, Late Night Madness shows are zany, one-of-a-kind cabaret performances that have become a favourite of ‘mature’ StreetFest patrons. Bringing the street to the stage, each show features a different cast of outrageous characters pushing the envelope and the limits of laughter. Tickets are available for $23 at the door; advance tickets are available for $20 on-site at our Information Station, through our office at 780-425-5162, or through yeglive.ca.

Troupe du Jour shows offer audiences the best of the fest with nightly performances at 10pm in the Square. Showcasing a different cast of performers each night, the hour-long variety shows are suitable for the whole family and honour the pass-the-hat tradition.  (Special thanks to Global Television for their sponsorship and to Maclab Enterprises for their generous matching of all Troupe donations up to $5000.)

Located on the north east corner of Churchill Square, Kids’ World offers non-ticketed, accessible performances, activities, and interactive playtime catered specifically to our little patrons. Harvey Anderson is returning as the director and designer of Kids’ World for the 30th Anniversary edition of the Festival. Andrea House is delighted to be back at StreetFest bringing us Hugo The Scaredy Cat Caterpillar and Won Israel, aka Cap’n Arrr, will be teaching kids how to walk and talk like a pirate.          
                                     
Festival patrons are invited to the Big Tent to try out the Be Your Own Busker workshops which take place daily from 11:30am to 5:30pm (July 13: 11:30am to 2:30pm). From juggling to dance to stilt walking…learn from the best on the street including b’boy/b’girl dance troupe Rhythm Speaks, jugglers Aytahn Ross, James O’Shea (aka Chairman Jim) and Leah James, and The National Stiltwalkers of Canada. Be on the lookout also for Phileas Flash (aka Rupert Appleyard), who will be crafting a balloon sculpture in the big tent - in honour of the 30th Anniversary - over the course of the Festival.

StreetFest is once again proud to present Comedy Cares, an award-winning outreach initiative delivering healing smiles and chuckles to hospitals and care facilities – including the Stollery and Glenrose - in the Edmonton area. 
StreetFest Info: 780.425.5162 or www.edmontonstreetfest.com

For more information please contact: 
Darka Tarnawsky
Bottom Line Productions
Phone: 780-988-8914, ext 1
Cell: 780-490-8277
Email: darka@bottomlinepro.com
 

 
Performer Photos:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2355pg68wsizb9u/AAB_bumuX-TcQB5_lNLuV3Dqa
 
Campaign Images & Logos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mqlvs6h6te2xtbf/AACQBClUscbLBPOSaganRRJXa