Summer crackdowns may be on the horizon

With pool season around the corner, new enforcement tactics by the City of Las Vegas and Clark County will likely to make the lives of street performers harder.

The ACLU is Back!

Under new leadership, the Nevada American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU NV) has returned to its former greatness.

ACLU sues Fremont Street Experience

ACLU of Nevada has sued Fremont Street Experience LLC and City of Las Vegas. In Gordon v. City of Las Vegas, the ACLU claims that City of Las Vegas and FSE have worked hand-in-hand to undermine freedom of speech and expression by using a curfew for adults under 21.

‘The Busking Project’ is changing leadership

After creating The Busking Project nearly ten years ago, Nick Broad is stepping down as CEO. The Busking Project is a platform that has thousands of performers registered and allows buskers to collect cashless tips.

LVMPD settles with violinist Brandon Summers

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.

Back On The Boulevard

After taking more than a year off from busking on the Strip, I made a cameo appearance on a windy, but beautiful Sunday morning.

Fake Violinist Scams Vegas Vlogger

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.

Wandering In The Dark: Three Years Later

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.

Great Night Busking Last Week!

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.

The Judge Jansen Ruling

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.


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