Best of Boston

2022 Best Street Performer

Vivian Luo

If you’ve ever strolled through Faneuil and gotten down to an electric violin cover of “Old Town Road,” you’ve got Violinviiv to thank. For years she’s caught the ears of enthralled onlookers with her virtuoso skills and the miniature light show she wheels around town. Even more reason to give her a standing ovation: She recently opened up about her determination to keep her al fresco concerts going even while coping with an eye condition that nearly blinded her.