The Boston Local Music Festival • September 28 & 29, 2019

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THE FESTIVAL

The Boston Local Music Festival is a free two-day event on Boston’s famous City Hall Plaza, taking place from 10 AM to 6 PM on September 28 & 29th, 2019. The Festival will feature a homegrown headliner with deep roots in making great music in Boston, along with current local emerging talent.

There will be a variety of musical genres represented, as well as artists and artisans, food trucks, a beer garden, and a community of people supporting, experiencing, and celebrating our local music culture.

This is the inaugural year of The Boston Local Music Festival; however, the Boston Local Music Scene has quite a history. Many believe that the scene is the city & state’s 5th team after the 4 major sports teams.

BOSTON’S LOCAL MUSIC HISTORY

The music scene was made famous originally by Aerosmith, Boston, and The Cars, but even then great local acts such as The Real Kids were not brought to the national spotlight. Regardless, they and many other Boston bands thrive within the local audiences; bands they are connecting to one rock show at a time.

In the 90’s radio stations such as WBCN, WFNX & WAAF were touted as the best in the country. Stations nationwide would look to them to fill their own playlists. When local bands such as The Pixies, Till Tuesday, Godsmack, The Dropkick Murphys, and The Dresden Dolls were featured on these Boston rock radio stations, the country followed suit and pushed our very own Boston talent to the top of the national charts.

It is now a different age, yet Boston’s music scene still has a thriving community. Bands are writing songs, renting practice spaces, and playing shows every night at a number of clubs in Boston and Cambridge. The community comprised by these bands and and their fans and audiences is an integral part of life for many people of Boston.

Join us in showcasing our talented musicians in the heart of downtown Boston. For both current fans and introducing original music to new audiences, this weekend-long Festival is not to be missed!

ROCKTOBERFEST BIERGARTEN

Local Breweries, of course!  We’re all about Boston.

Shout Out

This program is supported in part by grants from the MCC & the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture