Andrea House is a singer in love with melody. She is delighted to be back at StreetFest…her favourite street festival in the world. Past roving characters include: Swish the Wishing Well, The Shadow, The Snail, and one half of the fabulous Plant Ladies. Look out for her at the festival spreading joy all over the Square.
This comic gentleman, vaudevillian and circus artist has been seen live by over a million people around the world. Aytahn is an English Frenchman now calling Edmonton home…and loving it. Come say ‘bonjour' and learn some artsy-fartsy circus skills with him at the Be Your Own Busker workshops
Part charlatan, part super-villain and full time furniture enthusiast, Chairman Jim returns to Street Fest with a slingshot full of fun for all ages! He has recently returned from the Street Performer’s World Championships in Ireland and now holds an honorary degree in Guinness. He promises juggling, danger and more than a hint of mischief. Bring the whole family, and remember to take them with you when you leave!
Cindy Lou Requa has painted thousands of decorations on thousands of children, spreading delight and smiles across Western Canada. She has been a regular at local events for over 20 years and looks forward to StreetFest and the bright and happy faces it brings, every summer.
Dana Smith has been entertaining the world since 1974. His one-of a-kind show mixes circus arts, comedy, improv and audience participation. Dana blends diverse elements such as Chinese rhythm stick, ball spinning, diabolo, hand-balancing, rollo-bollo, hat tricks, ukulele and other eccentric, unique amusements to create a show you won’t soon forget.
Darrin Hagen is an award-winning writer, composer and performer who has been roving at StreetFest for over a decade. Strolling with one of his many accordions in tow, Darrin loves serenading people having lunch on the Square. Tangos, waltzes and snippets of world music flow out of him like gossip. When he’s not in the Square, you can find Darrin at our Late Night Madness performances.
The Dead Stringers are an Edmonton based acoustic power trio of upright bass, fiddle and guitar. The band, comprised of Chris Brzezicki, Cam Boyce and Ben Sures, play a fusion of gypsy jazz, western swing, old country, blues and some wacky originals. This band is fun personified!
Combining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical and inventive choreography, Galumpha brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle and merriment. The three performers create a sensory feast of images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime. Galumpha is a triumphant mix of art and entertainment that is sure to be a sensation once again at StreetFest.
Harvey has a ‘Happy Face Smile’ on! After helping to celebrate the 20th and 25th Anniversaries of Edmonton’s International Street Performers Festival Harvey is grateful, thankful and excited to be back at Kid’s World to help celebrate the festivals 30th Anniversary. Co-Creative Director of Kid’s World, Harvey will be with the amazing Jan Black Stewart and playing along with us this year as the effervescent Chanels Panas. Harvey wishes everyone 10 amazing days at StreetFest!
No stranger to StreetFest, veteran actor and street performer Jan Streader transforms from ZuZu the Clown to Mrs. Collywobbles, the cockney cleaning lady; from Antoinette the Fairy Godmother to Professor McComical the wacky wizard; to Suzanna Banana who sings and dances everything from Conga to Cuban to Calypso. Jan has enchanted people of all ages, touring Alberta for over a decade.
Local artist Jason Kodie is a pianist, accordionist, musical director and soundscape designer. He performs routinely and vigorously with a cast of characters and bands. One of his newest incarnations is as the Mellifluous Mr. Bombo on his roving piano. Thrilled is he, Mr. B, to bring back moving music to the Square! Be on the lookout for his mobile melody maker cycling about and producing the delightful and exquisite sounds from then and now. Graciously commissioned by StreetFest and inspired by Professor Hokum W. Jeebs, this unique version of the piano à la cart makes its second triumphant return to StreetFest.