Backyard Busk is a grassroots eclectic event that hosts musicians, authors, poets, comedians and artists of all kinds. All performers remain a secret until the night of the event. Entry is free, but we suggest making a donation if you plan on attending via the widget further down on this page. All donations go directly to Education Through Music: Los Angeles. With each Backyard Busk event, we aim to provide at least one student with a year's worth of music classes. Come with an open mind and leave with a full heart.
Education Through Music-Los Angeles partners with inner-city schools with the mission to provide and promote music in disadvantaged schools as a part of the core curriculum for every child to enhance students’ academic achievement, creativity and overall development. We believe that students should never have to look far to seek out any sort of art class.
Check out our calendar below for scheduled Backyard Busk nights. Admittance is free, but we ask that if you plan on attending, you make a donation via the widget below. Crowdrise (our fundraising platform) sets the minimum donation at $10 but we really suggest donating whatever you want so if you'd like to donate less grab a friend or two and donate together. Then Venmo the friend who took the initiative to make the donation! All donations go directly to Education Through Music: Los Angeles and help fund music classes for students around LA.
We wish we could host a Backyard Busk every night, but as of now we are aiming to host once a month. It would be a pretty bare calendar if we only highlighted Backyard Busk events so we will be including other shows around LA that we think are worth checking out. We are not affiliated with any of these other shows, but figured passing on a good tip is what music and art lovers do best! This calendar will continue to update so please check back from time to time!