What does it take to be a successful busker?
The ability to follow a crowd. A good "hat line," to cajole spectators into giving up their money. And for dancers on the sidewalk, comfortable shoes.
It also requires living in a city that welcomes street performance as part of the urban atmosphere. Organizers of the first SLC Busker Fest are trying to make Salt Lake City one of those cities.
Here's a look at Salt Lake City's street-performance scene, from sltrib.com.