Street performer brings music, joy to Lincoln Park

Several kids join Nancy for a song.( Xufei Geng/MEDILL)

By Xufei Geng

Families and children at the Lincoln Park Zoo are greeted daily by a street musician who sings, plays the guitar, and shares small children’s instruments so that her young audience can participate in the music.
Nancy Namest began performing in Lincoln Park following the death of her long-time partner, and says the children’s enjoyment is all the payment she needs.

Photo at top: Several kids join Nancy for a song. (Xufei Geng/MEDILL)