Braady, the only way to get the crowds is PRESENTATION. You have to show them that you are a good enough entertainer for them to stop and watch you.
2)Do I just set-up a table and perform a show, if so, what is a good way to get people to stop? I plan on juggling intill I have enuf people do do the show.
First make sure it is a good pitch, then set up. Juggling is a great crowd stopper. If I could juggle that's how I would build the tip.
3) I plan on doing linking rings, then probly cups and balls, with a nice little filler routine in between, is this a good way to do a show?
Excellent show! In fact Chris Capehart used the rings as his finale in New York City and made a killing. Sometimes I use a 3 ring routine as a finale if other buskers are ending with cups and balls. I usually make bigger hats then.
5) If all works out and I start to get good at busking, I want to perform at a festival. The last busking festival I was at was a traveling festival, where all the performers go from city to city. My qusetion is, is this the way if works, or is there festival like that, and ones you can gest go to?
Yes you can travel if you want. I know that no matter where I go I can, and do, make enough money to live very well on the road. I usually stay at a Motel 6 (because I'm cheap) but I make enough that I could afford the best place around if I wanted to. Usually I just work until I have made $150. Then I spend the rest of the day sightseeing and have a great vacation. If there is a festival in town I will stay the weekend and work it. Be careful doing that, I have been escorted off the lot by local police for busking without permission. But you will learn it is a lot easier to beg forgiveness that to ask permission/
Hope this answers some questions