Vocalist Vanny performs in downtown Washington, D.C., on Friday, October 12, 2018

Vocalist Vanny performs in downtown Washington, D.C., on Friday, October 12, 2018

Street musicians enliven D.C. streets, providing a soundtrack for commuters and tourists alike. It’s a symphony in some of the city’s better-trafficked neighborhoods, with vocalists and instrumentalists showing off their individual styles and chops.

But what if you live or work above a patch of sidewalk popular with street performers?

Residents and business owners have complained about noise levels that make it impossible to eat, work or relax in peace. What is the city doing to strike a balance between the rights of street musicians and the rights of those who wish they would keep it down?

Produced by Lauren Markoe

Guests

  • Aaron Myers Former street musician; minister of music, Calvary Baptist Church; @aaronmyers
  • Phil Mendelson Chairman, D.C. Council (D); @ChmnMendelson
  • David Mitchell Resident of the Gallery Place neighborhood; @TurnItDownDC

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