Saturday, October 31, 2015

Fremont Street Performer Details

Last month I wrote about some new rules for downtown street performers. The rules still allow street performers to work for tips but restrict the time and place they are allowed to perform, containing them in selected six foot circles around Fremont Street.

Now the City of Las Vegas has announced more details on their blog:

Performers must first register online at in order to participate in the lottery. Performers may also register in person on Fremont Street from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. or at the Development Services Center during regular business hours (333 N. Rancho Drive). A performer is not entitled to more than one registration regardless of the number of characters or acts performed. The registration is valid for 180 days and must be displayed at the perimeter of the designated location being used by the performer.

The online registration process will soon be located on the city’s website at Registered performers will be able to sign up for the online lottery on the city’s website beginning Nov. 16. Performers will sign up for the lottery each day for the next day’s time slots for one of 38 available spaces. Performers will be randomly assigned spaces that must be used between 3 p.m. and 1 a.m. and will be notified via email their assignments, or can look online. Each spot is good for a two-hour time slot.

I'm guessing the street performers can't be happy with these rules, as from their perspective the process seems like a hassle. On the other hand from a tourist's perspective I'm pretty happy with the way this has turned out, as Fremont Street should be much more pedestrian friendly now.