Las Vegas (KSNV) — After a few closed-door meetings with American Civil Liberties Union attorneys, Clark County Commissioners say they’re holding off on the proposed obstruction ban ordinance.
Electric Violin Shop hosts a panel of violin buskers from around the world.
The Busking Project is giving away free gear (portable amp and a loop pedal). All you gotta do is create an account on the buskers.guide website.
Violinist Alex Rivers offers a glimpse into his life as a Las Vegas street musician. In this 10-minute documentary, follow Alex from the bridge, to the bus, to the dance studio.
Las Vegas street performers and the ACLU Nevada showed up to a Clark County Commission meeting in opposition to a new “crosswalk” ordinance.
After hearing a presentation from Las Vegas Metro, Clark County commissioners could have voted to designate pedestrian bridges as “crosswalks”. But Metro’s presentation was missing one key component: DATA!
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department settles with violinist/street performer Brandon Summers. In 2018, Summers was wrongfully arrested on The Strip and had his cellphone and violin impounded as evidence.
Clark County wants to turn pedestrian bridges into “crosswalks”. BuskLV thinks that’s a bad idea.
A new ordinance by Clark County Commissioners would define bridges as “crosswalks”– making it illegal to stand still on a pedestrian bridge. Busking on an overpass could become off-limits for street performers and that’s bad news. Very bad news.
The City of Las Vegas wants to crackdown on fraud by requiring performers to show photo ID. Vlogger Steven Campbell of Not Leaving Las Vegas chimes in.
Bucket drummer, lyrical-renaissance man RED (@1mred) released a music video in late March ’22 paying homage to busking. This 2-minute, boom-bap inspired hip hop tune is a worthwhile listen.
An off-duty police officer from Edmonds, Washington is stabbed to death on Saturday, March 26, 2022 after getting into an argument with a homeless man. A witness claims the victim aggressively petted the homeless man’s dogs.
After taking more than a year off from busking on the Strip, I made a cameo appearance on a windy, but beautiful Sunday morning.
On a cloudy and chilly Sunday afternoon, performers take to the streets and bridges on the Las Vegas Strip
Michael Jackson Impersonator gets attacked by a drunken rando on Fremont Street, but handles his own like a smooth criminal.
A cluster of pedestrian bridges planned for Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara Avenue moved a step closer to reality.
The project could cost as much as $40 million, according to the city of Las Vegas, but the projected price tag could decrease depending on pricing tied to supply costs at the time of construction
Vlogger Steven Campbell (Not Leaving Las Vegas), was taken advantage of on November 11, 2021 by a scammer doing his best impersonation of a skilled violinist.
Three years have gone by since being wrongfully arrested by Las Vegas police (again). The events following my arrest were actually worse than the incident itself; and the absence of “justice” in the pursuit of “justice” has given me much to think about. Here are my reflections three years later.
Brandon Summers speaks to Clark County Commissioners about harassment, tickets, and arrests of street performers on the Las Vegas Strip.
Last week was my first time street performing on the Las Vegas Strip in more than a year.
This night felt like busking in 2012. It was free and energetic. And thankfully, buskers were left unmolested by police.
On Sat. June 12, 2021, guitarist/singer William has yet another unpleasent ecounter with LVMPD. He is told to keep it moving or go to jail by a Metro officer.
Vlogger Steven J. Campbell of Not Leaving Las Vegas weighs in.
Street performers who fight their “obstruction of sidewalk” cases rarely have their day in court. However, street performer Gerald Lechner had his case come before Justice of the Peace Tempore William Jansen in September 2017 and it was found that the State did not provide the evidence necessary for a conviction.
A few Las Vegas street performers have gone viral. Check out some of their amazing performances.
Larime Taylor draws caricatures on the Las Vegas Strip. He was able to do so without issue for 5 years until police started citing him for obstructive use of sidewalk in 2017.
“Beginning Friday May 14th, 2021, Fremont Street Experience Security will aid the Las Vegas City Marshals and Las Vegas Metro P.D. in enforcing ordinances.
Violinist/Street Performer Alex Rivers puts down some Weeknd over the weekend— entertaining passerby on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip.
I have 8 citations— 2 of which resulted in arrest, but I have never been convicted of a crime. Regardless on being 8-0 against the state, I still have a criminal record.
BuskLV shouted out by a talented street performer during an interview with popular Vegas vlogger Not Leaving Las Vegas.
The murder of #GeorgeFloyd is one of many deaths that happen almost daily at the hands of police… There’s probably a George Floyd in your city.
This is my 7th criminal court case for street performing on the Las Vegas Strip. In the eyes of law enforcement, I am once again obstructing the sidewalk.
On Sunday, September 30, 2018, I was arrested for “obstructive use of sidewalk” while street performing on the Las Vegas Strip. The police took my phone. They also took my violin and my battery-powered amplifier
After receiving my sixth criminal citation for street performing, the reality that Las Vegas hates street performers became clearer than ever.
Brandon testifies about his experience with LVMPD as a street performer in Las Vegas. The “Police Use of Force: The Nevada Community Speaks” event was held at Unitarian Universalist Congregation on Sunday, August 18, 2019.
The police can be mean, the jails can be cruel, and the court system can be extremely unjust and unfair. If you have money and representation, you’ll be alright. If you don’t, there’s a good chance you are screwed.
I was on a cement floor, the lights were always on, and it was probably 65 degrees in that room. It was dull and miserable. I’m just glad that I didn’t have to take a shit.
As Officer Smith #9643 escorted me to his patrol car he made the following remark: “That’s what you fucking get for recording!”