one who performs in the street, or venue other than a specifically sanctioned stage area. (Although some malls, plazas, and ren fairs have specific places where street performers perform.) They do this for money, with a hat or a guitar case there to collect the suggested donation.

Mime, juggling, music, and magic are common schticks of street performers.

Street performers hit the big-time when they become booth hawkers on the trade-show circuit.