Musician Scottie G

I talked to Scottie G at the Short North Gallery Hop.

Musician Scottie G, Short North Gallery Hop
Musician Scottie G, Short North Gallery Hop

Tell me why you do street entertainment.

I do street entertainment so I can connect with people on an emotional basis. The reason I like street performance is that it prepares you for the stage. When you are on the stage, people expect you to play. When you are on the street, people either love you or hate you or they walk away. You get to grab the audience. It’s a great way to try out new stuff.

How long have you been doing street performances?

Five or six years and through the Short North Alliance for about three years.

What advice would you give a young person who wants to do what you are doing?

You can just play on the side of the road without a permit. But technically it is illegal. Just do it. If they tell you to stop, just stop. Chances are they are not going to arrest you, so just go out and have fun. Try not to be rude. Watch out for homeless people. I have been robbed before.