Street Performers & Busking

This City of Green Bay does not directly regulate street performers or buskers, although City ordinances apply to everyone. Street performers shall not impede the orderly flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic, as regulated by Green Bay Municipal Code Sec. 34-11, and must maintain sound volumes in compliance with Green Bay Municipal Code Sec. 24-146. Performers may accept donations, but may not charge money for any products or services on City property without first obtaining a Direct Seller permit.

Street performers should respect requests to lower volume levels or to relocate to an area where the performance won’t disrupt or interfere with the normal operations or activities of nearby residents, businesses, or institutions, and should avoid performing too close to permitted special events, especially musical events. Disputes that do not involve violations of City ordinances are private matters between individuals and/or groups.