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Holiday Tunes with Market Buskers

Holiday Tunes with Market Buskers

Posted November 20, 2020

Holiday Tunes with Market Buskers

Take a break and celebrate the magic of the holidays with Pike Place Market. On December 2, 9 & 16, our Market buskers will entertain you with holiday music perfect for a relaxing mid-week lunch break. 

Join us virtually to support local music and our amazing Market buskers during this time of no live music. Recharge, relax and enjoy that Market sound we’ve all missed from the comfort of your home.

Grab your lunch at the Market (tip: Pick-up and order ahead – click here. Delivery options – click here) or make a delicious Market lunch with your fresh local ingredients then tune in every Wednesday on the Market's Facebook page from 12pm to 1pm.

Buskers are accepting tips through Venmo. A couple of dollars goes a long way for these artists. If you want to send the busker a tip just shoot them a Venmo.

This is a virtual event only. Performers are not visible to the public. 




Charlie Beck

December 2nd from 12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Charlie Beck is one half of the band Squirrel Butter which he plays banjo, fiddle and sings alongside his wife, Charmaine Slaven. Charlie is also in the local band, The Tallboys. If he looks familiar to you, Charlie has been busking at the Market for the last 20 years. Venmo him at: @Charmaine-Slaven


K.B. Muscle Mouth

December 2nd from 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m. 

You've probably seen K.B. Muscle Mouth playing his saxophone under the Market Clock and Sign or near the first Starbucks. K.B. Muscle Mouth has been busking at the Market since 2011. During that time he's jammed alongside many notable Market buskers including Baby Gramps. K.B. Muscle Mouth plays several instruments most notably saxophone, National Resophonic guitar, washboard percussion and tap shoes. Venmo him at @kbmusclemouth


Jeannie Rak

December 9th from 12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Jeannie Rak has only been busking at the Market for three years, but she has already made a name for herself around the community. Jeannie set aside an elementary school teaching career to pursue music. She performs both original and cover music with her voice and acoustic guitar, offering spirited and unique homages to her favorite songs. Venmo her at: @Jeannie_Rak 


Matt Carmichael

December 9th from 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m. 

Matt Carmichael is a history teacher turned busker. You might also see him behind the tables in the Crafts Market. He's fairly new to the music scene but we have high hopes. Venmo him at: @Matthew-Carmichael-15  


Charmaine Slaven

December 16th from 12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Charmaine Slaven sings, plays the guitar & fiddle and performs an Appalachian step dance called, flatfoot dancing. You might have seen her in The Tallboys and Squirrel Butter. The two bands have played regularly at the Market for more than a decade. Charmaine is also playing in a newer duo called, the Piney Gals. Learn more at Venmo her at @Charmaine-Slaven 


Carly Calbero

December 16th from 12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m. 

Carly Ann Calbero is no stranger to busking. She has been playing around Pike Place Market for 10 years. With an acoustic guitar and a big voice, it's hard not to stop and listen every time you hear her singing. Venmo Carly at: @CarlyAnnCalbero


Want to hear more Market music? View past preformances of our buskers on our YouTube. And check out our IGTV for Music Monday where we showcase more of your favorite buskers.


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