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Local Live Music is Alive Once Again!

By BCN Team

August 7, 2021 back!! Can you believe it folks? With a little care and caution, our community is filling up those stages and calendars with artists who’ve been eagerly waiting in the wings. Here we have 3 major outdoor music series for you to slowly make that transition back into some sense of normal.

JP Porchfest! The annual neighborhood-wide music + arts fest is back with a whole new mission “spotlight and center BIPOC artists and creatives + pay performers”. Dunamis, BIPOC empowering juggernauts, have taken over the fest and we are so stoked about it! It's going down 8/21-22 11AM-4PM!

Eliot Schoolyard Concert Series! Get ready for this widely diverse music series happening all summer long! August’s lineup is absolute fire! 8/1 DJ WhySham, 8/8 Tempo Rhythm & Steel (Afro-Caribbean percussion), 8/15 David Eure & Brian Friedland (jazz violin & piano), 8/22 Alec Hutson / Naomi Westwater (soul/funk/folk/indie/pop), 8/29 Miranda Rae & Shane Dylan (R&B/hip hop vocals & keys). Every show happens Sundays at 4pm @24 Eliot St, JP. Register in advance...oh and bring your own seat!

No Hype Fest! After an absolutely dope showcase of hip hop artists and DJs in 2019, SuperSmashBroz are back again with another round of local music to pump up the summer vibe. This time they’ll be at the Underground at Ink Block, a hidden artist’s oasis lodged between the South End and South Boston, on 8/21 4-10pm. Keep it locked on and @supersmashbroz for lineup announcements and ticketing info!

Flip a couple pages to our Happenings and check out even more shows and events that are going on in August! ONCE Somerville and Boynton Yards are going especially hard in providing you with a summer FULL of dope shows.


—BCN Team

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