September 12, 2020


The NOTO Arts and Entertainment District is once again planning a celebration packed full of performance art, live music, busking, and talent of all kinds!  Join us for this family friendly extravaganza and experience performers sprinkled throughout the district, with special acts at Redbud Park and the Teeter Courtyard. This action packed day includes the NOTO's Got Talent Finals, and for our little performers there will be special activities for kids at Teeter Courtyard

Apply to be a Busker or Perfomer


NOTO Live is a celebration of live art. In addition to scheduled performances at stage locations throughout the district, we invite artists of all types to apply as buskers or street performers. Buskers will be assigned a designated location with the expectation of starting at the designated time and performing for a minimum of 50 minutes. There is no fee for application; any payment for a busker performance is only by audience appreciation (tips).   

Please note, this is a NOTO Special Event as permitted by the City of Topeka. All performers must apply for approval and, if accepted, must comply with the assignment of times and location as determined by the NOTO organization.  All decisions regarding artist selection and assignment rests solely with the NOTO Arts and Entertainment District.

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NOTO's Got Talent

Attention all aspiring performing artists you're invited to compete in the 2020 NOTO’s Got Talent contest! Musicians, vocalists, dancers, jugglers, comedians, thespians, and other performing artists are encouraged to apply. Acts selected from the auditions will be invited to NOTO Live competition on Saturday, September 12. The contest will be judged by local celebrities and contestants will have a chance to win a grand prize of $250, 2nd place $125, or 3rd place prize valued at $100.

Applicants must register in advance online and submit a video no longer than 3 minutes in length.  Musical acts are limited to  5 people and acoustic instruments only (there will not be time to set up or tear down instruments), dance groups are limited to 15 people. Maximum of 60 applications total. $10 application fee applies.

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