The Kamloops International Buskers Festival is excited to announce its all-star lineup

June 13, 2023 at 9:40 am  Entertainment, Kamloops, Tourism

Mark your calendars, July 27 – 30, 2023, the newly renovated Riverside Park will come alive as six professional street performers from all over the world, as well as local and regional performers, artisans, and food vendors take over downtown Kamloops.

Since its inception the KIBF’s objective has been to bring a high caliber of performing arts programming to the Interior of BC in a fun, accessible and inclusive way. We are working with world-class street performers and amazing local talent to provide Kamloops with a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

Shows activate at 12 pm daily Friday – Sunday, and 5 – 9 pm on Thursday. Back again this year is the Kids Zone, which features talented magicians, clowns, and jugglers ready to wow the kids and maybe teach them a thing or two! Keep an eye on the website and social media for updates, including our schedule and volunteer applications which will open near the end of June.
Check out who’s coming at http://kamloopsbuskers.com/performers.

Main stage circle show performer bios:

Rockabilly Joe

Rockabilly Joe, a circus artist and street performer with a 1950’s twist. Highly enjoyed by all ages, Joey always finds a unique twist to his acrobatic and juggling tricks. He prides himself on delivering a truly unique show with skills you won't see anywhere else. He has performed for a truly diverse audience around the world for the past 17 years. This show will have you consistently laughing while at times feeling nervous for Joey’s safety.

Mike Wood

What is it about Mike Wood that makes him seem like such an ideal long-term partner? He can make you laugh until you snort. Is that it? He’s good with kids, your Mom loves him, and he builds things with his hands. Is that it? He can fold a fitted sheet solo, ride a bike that steers in reverse, and catch a catapulted cabbage on a spike on his head? Is THAT it? Or… does it all come down to his fabulous hair?

The Street Circus

Daniel and Kimberly Craig are back with their show THE STREET CIRCUS: A Complete Circus Spectacle! It’s a tried, tested and true award-winning show that has traveled the world, holds 2 Guinness World Records, and most importantly- entertained literally millions of people! This show is built to have it all: hand balancing, hula hoops, cyr wheel, fire juggling, hand-to-hand acrobatics and naturally- a TON of laughs.

Sharon Mahoney

Meet Sharon, your typical Canadian, polite, patriotic, politically correct, and extremely passive aggressive. With a little ‘help’ from the audience, she transforms into her more direct and domineering counterpart, Miss Tallulah and shows what being a libertarian is all about. A feminine powerhouse.

The Circus Firemen

The Circus Firemen have a clean, sleek and unmistakable image that resembles cartoon firefighters brought to life. Brothers Angus and Matilda comprise the duo that turn up the heat with high energy acrobatics, red hot juggling, and searing Australian comedy. In their death-defying finale they balance precariously high on two ladders while juggling fire! Sure to impress and entertain.

Zap Circus

Your Australian faves & People’s Choice Award Winners return! Don’t miss this internationally awarded, high energy circus and fire duo. Superstars Tarrabelle and Rusty from ZAP CIRCUS weave an exhilarating web of comedy, acrobatics and fire! that will stay with you long after you leave.
Catch their “Purple People Comedy & Circus” show and evening “CIRCUS FIRE Spectacular!”

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