one who perform
s in the street, or venue
other than a specifically sanctioned stage
area. (Although some mall
s, and ren fair
s 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.