If you're not completely pooped out after BW's rocking block party, the Big LeBoise on Saturday, Aug. 28, you can continue your street strutting on Sunday, Aug. 29 with Curb Cup 2. Last year, the event overwhelmed downtown, with thousands of people converging on the streets to watch more than 100 various acts--bands, hula hoopers, karate kids, stilt-walkers, burlesque troupes, break dancers--vie for the top prize: $1,000 cash and their name etched onto the 3-foot-tall metal Curb Cup created by sculptor Amber Conger.
Here's how it works: Each Curb Cup attendee gets three tokens to distribute among the performers, who line Eighth Street from Jefferson to BODO, in what event organizers are calling "a Farmers Market where the lettuce is replaced by guys singing Jack Johnson and tomatoes are bellydancers."
Snagging first place last year was the Dragon Karate Team, followed by the Summerwind Skippers Jump Rope team in second place and the Maxwell Street Band in third. Other prizes awarded this year include, Drake Cooper's Sippy Cup award, Idaho Dance Theatre's Street Dancing award, FameFifteen's Most Likely to Become Famous award, GoListenBoise's Best Band We Ain't Never Heard award, TRICA's Children's Award of Innovation and Trey McIntyre Project's Great Dance award.