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.
Tag Archives: Busking
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.
Busking On The Las Vegas Strip Lives On!
On a cloudy and chilly Sunday afternoon, performers take to the streets and bridges on the Las Vegas Strip
Criminal (Pt. 4): The police took my phone and violin… Internal Affairs didn’t see a problem
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
Performers Not Welcome
After receiving my sixth criminal citation for street performing, the reality that Las Vegas hates street performers became clearer than ever.
My Testimony at “Police Use of Force: The Nevada Community Speaks”
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.
Criminal (Pt. 2) – Jail & Bail
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.
Criminal (Pt. 1) – Arrested
As Officer Smith #9643 escorted me to his patrol car he made the following remark: “That’s what you fucking get for recording!”