Sound Off

Sound Off: What is the financial agreement between the city of Lawrence and the buskers who come here to perform?

Megan Gilliland, the city’s communications manager, provided this answer: The city provided $2,000 in funding to support the Busker Fest in 2012. The funding came from the transient guest tax, which is collected by hotels from guests who stay in Lawrence. The city’s sponsorship of the event goes toward marketing and advertising.


PhilChiles 1 year, 7 months ago

$2000 really isn't much for an event that draws that many people downtown. It's not giving money away, it's an investment in making Lawrence and its downtown an attractive place for visitors. If no one showed up then that would be one thing, but it sure looked like a success to me.


oneeye_wilbur 1 year, 7 months ago

Whybaren't the merchants downtown paying the money? We have the dumbest commission yet, just give away money


paulveer 1 year, 7 months ago

Didn't answer the question. What money was spent where?


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