The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department announced a new plan to license street performers in Golden Gate Park. Musicians and other performers can get permits for performances in designated locations; the permits are free until March 1, 2023 and $73 per year after that.
“We are really excited about busking in Golden Gate Park,” said Recreation and Park General Manager Phil Ginsburg. “This is a great way to enhance arts and culture for park visitors while giving visibility to emerging performers. There will be loads of talent in the park, with a bit of structure to keep all the other activities running smoothly.”
Most of the performances will be nonamplified to avoid annoying others at the park, but “modestly” amplified music will be allowed along the JFK Promenade at Nancy Pelosi Drive and at the 14th Avenue East Meadow.