Due to unforeseen circumstances and expected inclement weather, the Watchhouse concert originally scheduled for Saturday, October 1, has been rescheduled to Friday, October 28. Tickets for the original date can be used for the rescheduled date; just present your ticket at the new event. For additional assistance, or to request a refund, contact help@ncartmuseum.org during gallery hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Learn more on the event page.

Please note: West Building is now closed through October 7, 2022, to complete an exciting reinstallation of the People’s Collection. During this time enjoy free exhibitions on view in East Building, indoor and outdoor events and programming, and the 164-acre Museum Park. We’re excited to welcome visitors back to a new Museum experience starting October 8, 2022. Learn more about the opening weekend celebration.

Buskers Day

The centuries-old art of busking–performances made in public spaces for gratuities–comes to the NCMA for our second annual Buskers Day. Join us as these talented street performers fill all corners of the Museum Park with music.

Interested in performing?

Buskers from across the state are welcome to perform for any duration between the hours of 1 and 5 pm at one of our designated busker locations. Locations are identified by flags staked in the ground throughout our 164-acre park. A map of these locations will be uploaded closer to the date. Space is available on a first come, first served basis, and we ask that performers be conscious of volume should other performers be nearby.

No registration/permit fee is required, and while performers are not paid by the NCMA, they are welcome to put out collection baskets. By performing at this event, buskers are agreeing to our terms that performances not include any hate speech or illicit content (must be family-friendly). The North Carolina Museum of Art reserves the right to review all content and to terminate a performance at any time.


Oct 29, 2022


1:00 PM - 5:00 PM




Museum Park
For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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