Downtown Salmon Arm facilitates Salmon Arm’s registered busking program BuskStop. This is a permit based program with a limited number of permits and is first come, first serve model Downtown Salmon Arm values the character and vibrancy Buskers bring to our downtown core.

If you would like to participate in the BuskStop program please contact our office: or phone 250-832-5440

As a participant, you will have the ability to select your performance location from 13 designated BUSKSTOPS. These locations are viewed as both high traffic and high attraction sites that are also in accordance with the City of Salmon Arm Bylaw No. 4273.

Interested performers must submit, in person, a completed application, including a signed agreement confirming knowledge and adherence to the Service Agreement for Downtown Salmon Arm BuskStop Permit holders. City of Salmon Arm Bylaw officers will be provided a list of all permitted performers. Additionally, permits should be visible on entertainers during all performances in Downtown Salmon Arm. This agreement is strictly limited to the Downtown Salmon Arm Business Improvement Association boundary and these BuskStop locations.

Application Process
1. Applications can be downloaded HERE or by email request to Once completed, applications must be submitted in person, by appointment only, to the Downtown Salmon Arm office located at 250 Shuswap Street NE, please call to set up your appointment time: (250) 832-5440. Performers must provide a working phone number or email address.

2. Once approved, performer will set up an appointment with DSA staff to obtain their Busking permit. By that time, performer will be noted as BuskStop Permit holder by City of Salmon Arm Bylaw Officers.

3. Payment of $20/permit is required in cash only. Permits are valid through March 31, 2022. Lost or damaged permit replacements will be $10, cash only.





BUSKSTOP Performer application

Complete Application and Contact DSA Office



A brief summary of BUSKSTOP program + Map of Busking Zones


City of Salmon Arm Bylaw 4273

Street Solicitation



Currently Downtown Live at Ross Street Stage and Alexander Plaza is on hold as we wait for updated Public Health Orders for the summer of 2021. 

We look forward to welcoming live music and arts to our streets as soon as possible. If you would like more information please contact our office at or 250-832-5440 



Downtown Salmon Arm respectfully acknowledges it operates on the unceeded and traditional territory of the Secwepemc Peoples