Best of Philly

Best Street Performer

2015 BEST Street Performer

Adam Tuttle

We’ve seen lots of guys turn buckets and cans into drum kits, but this Settlement Music School-trained Lower Merion grad makes the metal frames and plastic windows of newspaper honor boxes sound like a full percussion section. You can find him knocking out beats on Chestnut and Walnut streets between 10th and 20th. Tuttle, 20, says his goal is to land a job making Hollywood soundtracks — crowdfund him the old-school way and toss him a few bills.

2014 BEST Street Performer

Anthony Riley

After a too-long and stressful day, your walk home suddenly feels romantic. The sun’s going down, and someone is crooning “Stand by Me” in Rittenhouse Square. You approach a crowd gathered around a clean-shaven 20-something busker who cycles through the Temptations, Sam Cooke and the Beatles. You notice a gorgeous stranger. Your eyes meet. And… Read more »