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.

Friends of Last Thursday is no more. We direct you to the mayor’s office as our community is no longer ‘authorized’ to manage this event.

For livability/community impact concerns and questions we refer you to Chad Stover.

Chad Stover, Mayor’s Office:  503-823-4120



  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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