Hungry March BandHungry March Band fuses street band tradition with raw power and performance art antics. Founded in 1997 for the Mermaid Parade, this award-winning ensemble has shared their creativity with audiences in the USA, Canada, South America and Europe. The band’s huge sound links traditional big band with free jazz and connects the sonic space between punk rock and global brass.
B-ExtremeB-Xtreme is a high-skilled, acrobatic interactive break dancing show. These award-winning performers have not only brought dance from the streets but have exhibited their talents around the world and even on Americas Got Talent. Their shows are packed with acrobatic stunts, hilarious antics, and the hottest dance moves. By combining their cutting-edge dance choreography with performing talents, they deliver an unforgettable experience that leaves crowds cheering for more.
The Marching CobrasFounded in 2008, The Marching Cobras (drumline and dance team) is a non-profit organization that serves the needs of teens with emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities across a broad spectrum.The talented staff take pride in developing the common goal of music in their students. Marching Cobras have performed at Superbowl 48 and in the 2015 Oscar Winning Movie "Birdman," starring Michael Keaton.
Adorkable DerekDerek graduated from the University of Texas at Austin as a film major with a French minor, but being behind the lens was not his passion. His first real clowning experience came in 2007 under the masterful teachings of Giovanni Fusetti. He has since traveled the globe sharing his nerdy yet acrobatic and comedic show to crowds as far away as Japan and New Zealand and as close as Lawrence, Kansas!
Milo ZHe calls the music "Razzamofunk": a combination of Rock, Rap, Jazz, Blues & Funk. The sound is what you might expect from a kid growing up on NYC's Lower East Side (now the East Village). Milo Z has shared bills with Al Greene, The Neville Brothers Chuck Brown, Maceo Parker, Massive Attack and The Spin Doctors. His worldwide appeal was recently recognized by JPF Music Awards, where he was nominated fro Best Funk Album of the Year and was honored as having one of the Best Funk Songs of the year.
Miss SaturnJenny McGowan, popularly known as Miss Saturn, is a physical comedian and hula hoop artist who has been performing for over 18 years and has become a mainstay in NYC's top vaudeville and cabaret scene. Jenny's fully length show and variety acts have left people in laughter and awe across the world. She has performed her solo outdoor show at the World Buskers Festival in New Zealand, as well as enjoying a weekly run in Victorian Gardens in Central Park, NYC, and Coney Island, NYC.
Magic BrianMagic Brian has been performing his unique brand of comedy-magic in 18 countries and has been invited to some of the most prestigious street theater festivals in the world including the Street Performance World Championships in Ireland and The World Buskers Festival in Ne Zealand. Expect the unexpected in his high-energy comedy-magic show that concludes with an exciting attempt to escape from a regulation straitjacket and 40 feet of chain.
Yo-Yo GuyJohn Higby is the Yo-Yo Guy! He has performed his unique, action packed, comedy yo-yo show in 26 countries from New Zealand to Japan, holds the World Yo-Yo champion title and 4 Guinness World records. He has been featured on David Letterman, the Discovery Channels Time Warp, Comedy Central, the Guinness World Record Show, Disney World,and even has his own Topps trading card.
Baby SodaBaby Soda is on the forefront of a new movement loosely known as street jazz; with an eclectic set of influences ranging from 30’s era swing, New Orleans jazz, and southern gospel. Baby Soda loves performing on the street and in the subway, which allows them to hone their skills and bring their music directly to the people. Both Pediatrics and Geriatrics agree, Baby Soda is the sure cure for the aches and pains of the modern world!
Mike WoodCombining two of Canada’s main exports, comedy & natural resources, Mike Wood is a comedian with a degree in mine engineering. Mike Wood’s “Catapulted Cabbage Catch” that has taken him around the world. From Toronto to Singapore, Dublin to Christchurch, Bruges to Barcelona, Mike has performed in every province of Canada and 13 different countries. Mike has performed at the National Theatre in London, England; hosted the Dawson City Music Festival; and caught a cabbage on his head in a Ted Talk.
Kilted ColinKilted Colin is a high-energy performer filled with hilariousness from head to toe. Honing his skills as a child at bagpipe camp (not a joke), Kilted Colin now performs his one-man comedy variety show all over the globe. He pushes the boundaries of what was thought could be done in a kilt. You think you're impressed with ballerinas in tutus? Just wait... Bagpiping, Beatboxing, Juggling, Insane Acrobatics, Hilarious Dancing, Unicycling, and Extremely Good Looks.
Bob At LargeCircus meets the streets in a three-wheeling, cylinder stacking, comic
explosion! Unbelievably high skills, audience participation, dangerous stunts, all tightly woven into a show with as much comic tension as a family of whales on a bungee cord. When, David Letterman saw the act he exclaimed, “That’s just insane Bob!” Now you decide; balanced inspiration or inspiration-ally unbalanced? Bring your whole family Bob’s show is sides splitting laugh a minute.
CirquetacularThe Acrobats of Cirque-Tacular features one dazzling circus feat after another in a high-energy family-friendly flurry of fun! Indulge your curiosity and celebrate your senses as our petite troupe of acrobats, aerialists, and circus specialty artists bend, twist, flip, and fly into your hearts and minds! Mind-boggling artistry and athleticism to ignite the imaginations of the young and the young in spirit alike!
The Great FrediniFred Kahl a.k.a. the Great Fredini has been an active part of the fabric of Coney Island for over 30 years. A veteran of the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, founder and executive producer of New York’s longest running burlesque series, Burlesque at the Beach, he is an artist, magician, sword swallower and visionary artist.
DrumadicsDrumadics is a beat-n- brass band led by percussionist William B. Johnson. Driven by the raw power of the bucket drum with a strong emphasis on the down beat, Johnson’s clever fusion of woodwind, stirring brass, and unorthodox drum styles delivers a unique and distinct sound. Drumadics can be seen performing in and around New York City clubs, streets and subways. Come witness this musical explosion of culture and rhythm, as they Unite in symphony to define the sound that is indeed New York!
Sunnyside Social ClubSunnyside Social Clubs plays New Orleans inspired tunes. They play this music so well, they make NOLA natives weep on the streets in NYC when they busk.Classic blues like Saint James Infirmary, reworked modern pop songs and originals are in the repertoire. Soulful blues accordion like you've never heard backs up a gruff Louie Armstrong-esque croon with growley nasty trumpet solos and upbeat marching style drums to keep you going.
PhineasMatthew "Phineas" Lish, 18, is an award-winning clown and juggler. Notable performances include off-Broadway, the Ronald McDonald House, the Century Club with Dick Cavett, and guest ringmaster at the Big Apple Circus. He was offered a spot with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, and currently holds the world record for juggling clubs while bouncing on a pogo stick.
Wendy BladesWhere Brooklyn ends and begins she's A true Coney Island baby! With a stomach of steel Wendy Blades.
Zoe ZiegfeldZoe Ziegfeld can be found down at the Coney Island Circus Sideshow all summer long, charming snakes and humans alike as the resident Snake Enchantress. She is also a contortionist, burlesque dancer, and performance artist, as well as a co-producer of the Fuck You Revue, a monthly nightlife spectacle at Bizarre Bushwick.
The Great DubiniGregory Dubin, aka “The Great Dubini”, has charmed audiences from the streets of New York City to the stages of Tokyo, Japan. He has performed regularly at Ripley's Believe It or Not’s Sideshow Wonders, The Love Show NYC, the off-Broadway hit Sleep No More, as well as his own magic and variety show The Mystique Boutique.