ListenCLE is a program designed to put more local music into the ears of everyday Clevelanders. As part of our mission, we have been working with local orgs and events such as the NFL Draft, Ingenuity Cleveland, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to coordinate street performers and buskers during highlight events downtown. Our goal is to show off the incredibly diverse and high-level talent of musicians, dancers, and more that can be found in Cleveland!

Busking relies on knowledge of local laws, regulations, and guidelines, along with awareness of personal and equipment safety, and the goodwill of surrounding businesses and residents. Rather than simply sending performers out to manage all of this themselves, ListenCLE is forming bonds with downtown authorities and organizations like Destination Cleveland to ensure that this information is clear, accessible, and comes from a verified/knowledgeable source. We are working closely with city programming to educate performers and provide a resource for safe, legal street performances.

If you have an upcoming event that would provide opportunities for busking and street performers, please let us know, we would love to help you coordinate performers with a safe, informed, and professional approach. Please send any requests to: busking@listencle.com


Active Calls for Buskers

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


Busking 101



Cleveland Busking Pitches



Tips and Tricks for Better Busking