Buskers, and street performers in general, are one of my favorite forms of entertainment.
I’ve written before about how much I enjoy going into Philadelphia, particularly Rittenhouse Square, and just watching drummers, singers, guitarists, cellists, jugglers, and balloon artists entertain the crowds.
It takes a special kind of individual to just go out in public and share their talents in such an intimate setting. Unfortunately, it seems as if these individuals do not make much from their efforts.
That’s why it was nice to see this ad from JetBlue that celebrates buskers, and at the end of the commercial, rewards them for the joy they bring to so many people in New York City.
Hopefully these three buskers will make their way to Philly and I’ll be there to witness it.
Here is a description of the campaign from JetBlue:
Every day, New York City buskers bring joy and excitement to the busy commuters that pass them by. Together with VH1 Save The Music, we believe the artists who play the background music to our city finally deserve to be center stage.
At the end of the commercial, it states:
Together we’re committed to ensuring that music education is a core component to a well-rounded education.
Thank you JetBlue and VH1 for your support of such a noble cause. Your efforts make a difference not only in the lives of the artists and students who benefit directly from your support, but also in the lives of the millions who get to see and hear these artists and experience the joy that music brings into our lives.