BART invites local musicians to join ‘Bach in the Subways’

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For participating musicians, BART requires that they not affix any signs on the walls, do not use amplified music, and only perform in non-paid areas of the stations. Bach in the Subways requires that participating musicians not solicit tips or accept any money as it is meant to be a shared gift of musical joy.
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BART is inviting local musicians to participate in Bach in the Subways, a worldwide celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach and his music, from March 21-31.

Musicians wishing to perform at stations should register here, apply for BART’s free Expressive Activity Permit, and then show up with your permit and play.

BART requires that musicians not affix any signs on the walls, do not use amplified music, and only perform in non-paid areas of the stations. Bach in the Subways requires that participating musicians not solicit tips or accept any money as it is meant to be a shared gift of musical joy, according to BART.

Come listen to the music in the free areas of select stations. The Performance Schedule can be found here. This page will be updated with performance days/times closer to the week of March 21.  

Bach in the Subways is an international celebration of the German Baroque composer, whose prolific body of work in the early and mid-18th century has been cherished through the centuries.

Bach in the Subways was started organically by New York City-based musician Dale Henderson in 2010 and has grown into musicians playing Bach in public spaces, like subway stations, in 150 cities across 40 countries.