Musicians & Street Performers

Musicians & Street Performers may set up without fee or registration. If you set up earlier in the day, please refrain from performing in the street until the 6 pm street closure.

Because there are no assigned spaces we ask that you self-manage your space in partnership with the community and other vendors. Musicians, please be sensitive to your placement relative to other performers on the street and do not block entries into side street food pods.

Last Thursday complies with city sound ordinances. Code requires that street musicians should not be audible farther then 100 feet away (about 1/2 block). If you flow over the specified decibel level, our Ambassadors will give you a friendly turn it down reminder. After two requests, you may be at risk for a citation (Please be aware that noise violations from the City are $500 for each musician)or you may be asked to leave the event.

Quiet hours start at 10 p.m.  Alberta neighbors ask that you be respectful and leave quietly and promptly at 10 p.m.

                                                           Thank you! drummer

To ensure that you have a fun, safe and sustainable experience, we request that you read and comply with our Last Thursday Expectations:

To maximize foot traffic and minimize conflict with local business owners and neighbors, please provide these courtesies:

1.  ASK FIRST. Before setting up in front of a business, please receive their permission.

2.  CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF. After packing up at night, take a look around and pack out all trash.


All numbered streets that intersect with the Alberta St. closure must remain clear of booths and all stationary objects to ensure efficient emergency vehicle access.set-up map

Maintain a 5 ft sidewalk clearance and keep curb cuts open for pedestrian and wheel chair access in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Steer clear of fire hydrants.

Keep a clear 18 ft path down the center of Alberta St. for emergency vehicle access.

Please avoid blocking all driveways.

Doors to businesses must remain clear and open.

Please refrain from setting up in the street before 5 pm. At 5 you may move into the parking lane; however, for the safety of all participants, please greet visitors from the sidewalk until after the 6 pm closure.

Parking on Alberta is for load in and load out only. Exceptions:

-vehicles engaged in active vending.

-performer support vehicles.

-special-abled vendors



  1. Wanting to come down from Gig Harbor and set up my musicians for the day! can you please give me all the neccesary information we may need to know! Thank you

    • Last Thursday happens year round with the artists coming out whenever it is nice enough. We close Alberta Street during the peak months, May-Sept. Artists begin setting up in the afternoon (there is no start time) and the event ends at 9:30.
      Sound should not be heard past 100′ or 1/2 block away to accommodate all musicians and other buskers. Check out our webpage dedicated to performers and musicians for all the deets.

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