Street Performers

Street Performance Permit


Individuals wishing to perform for gratuities on City owned or operated sidewalks, plazas, parks and other public spaces are required to obtain a street performance permit (PDF) at least 24 hours prior to performing.

Street Performance includes: acting, dancing, imitating statues, juggling, magic tricks, playing music, reciting, singing, stilt walking and unicycling. Excluded performances are:
Man playing banjo on Main Street
  • Performances with flames or fireworks are excluded without written authorization from the City Fire Marshal.
  • Performances with knives, daggers, swords and similar sharp instruments are excluded without written authorization from the Greenville Police Department.
  • Performances with chalk drawings on sidewalks are excluded without written authorization from the City’s Public Works Department Director.
  • Performances with live animals are excluded.

More Information

 
For more information, please review the Street Performance Ordinance and 2017-2018 Application (PDF), or contact the Special Events Division at 864-467-4494.