The Boston Local Music Festival is a free two-day event on Boston’s famous City Hall Plaza, taking place from 11 AM to 6 PM on September 28 & 29th, 2019. The Festival will feature 50 bands and indie musician acts, those 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, the Winter Hill Brewing Co. beer garden, food trucks, vendors, and a community of people supporting, experiencing, and celebrating our local music culture.


Winter Hill Brewing Co. is our Presenting Sponsor and they’ve brewed a special beer just for you. Banned Beer will debut at the Boston Local Music Festival 2019, alongside their other great beers. Scott Brothers Meats will be serving up some awesome food and there will also be free wine tasting of Barone Fini Wines.
11:00-11:30 Lockette
11:50-12:20 Wrought Iron Hex
12:40-1:10 Analog Heart
1:30-2:00 The Cast Irons
2:20-2:50 blindspot
3:10-3:40 Greg Roy
4:00-4:30 Bird Language
4:50-5:20 the_Stampede
5:40-6:10 OC45

11:00-11:30 Elsewhere
11:50-12:20 Brother Guy
12:40-1:10 Dori Cameron & the Invisible Monsters
1:30-2:00 The Knock Ups
2:20-2:50 Kabir Sen
3:10-3:40 Salem Wolves
4:00-4:30 Fire in the Field
4:50-5:20 Fireking
5:40-6:10 The Gobshites

11:25-11:55 Opposite People
12:15-12:45 Set Fire
1:05-1:35 Pyramid Thieves
1:55-2:25 KCUF
2:45-3:15 Baluchitherium
3:35-4:05 DNZL
4:25-4:55 Snow Day
5:15-5:45 Radio Compass

11:25-11:55 Modern Day Idols
12:15-12:45 Force Us To Stop
1:05-1:35 Boketto The Wolf
1:55-2:25 Smitt E. Smitty & The Feztones
2:45-3:15 Rick Berlin & The Nickel and Dime Band
3:35-4:05 Why Try?
4:25-4:55 Planet Mercury
5:15-5:45 Take Us Alive


11:25-11:55 Jeanette
12:15-12:45 Coffin Salesman
1:05-1:35 Vintage String
1:55-2:25 Kate Girardi
2:45-3:15 Three At Home
3:35-4:05 Shotgun Waltz
4:25-4:55 Gideon Grey
5:15-5:45 Carissa Johnson

11:25-11:55 Fiona Corinne Music
12:15-12:45 Jme Redd
1:05-1:35 Mike Cavanaugh
1:55-2:25 Nick A. Zaino III
2:45-3:15 Miele
3:35-4:05 And Then There Was One
4:25-4:55 Max Clark
5:15-5:45 Church and Puppets

Artists will be selling their work, including:
Roze Malone ~ Jewelry
Bernal Murillo ~ Mixed Media
Tom Brown ~ Jewelry
Sherry Divedi ~ Scarves
Connor Wright ~ Drawings
Luis Roberto Cachimuel ~ Fiber

Gina Monaf will be selling her Wearable Flower arrangements, and Karyn Alzayer will be doing her live art Henna Tattoos.

Saturday & Sunday will feature a Biergarten by Winter Hill Brewing Co with food by Smith Brothers Meats and free wine tasting by Barone Fini,  a variety of food trucks, tents and carts, and be sure to hit up the powercrunch team for some great samples.

Scott Brothers Meats, Cosi, Singh’s Roti, Moyzilla, Chicken and Rice Guys, Del’s Frozen Lemonade and the Whoo(pie) Wagon will be here on both days, and on Sunday the Wahlburgers food truck will join the show.

FREE!  There will be a water truck so bring those refillable water bottles. If you’re bringing your furry friends, you can use the bowl(s) at the fest or bring your own.

The festival suggests and is best accessed by public transportation from the Government Center T stop on the Green Line and Blue Lines. The Haymarket Stop nearby services the Orange Line, and Park Street stop is the Red Line.

Click for Driving Directions to City Hall Plaza


Cheapest is Post Office Square Parking Garage, enter from Congress Street or Pearl Street. $9 flat fee all day on weekends.

Closest garage is at Government Center on Tremont Street just past State Street; turn left from State Street onto Tremont Street or follow Cambridge Street as it turns into Tremont Street, it’s on the right. The garage over the Boston Public Market is also close by.

Next closest are by the Hard Rock Cafe and also at 75 State Street.

There’s metered parking on Cambridge and Tremont Streets and meters are free on Sunday.

Your friends at The Boston Arts Festival, DAve Crespo, Heather Timmons, Presenting Sponsor Winter Hill Brewing Co., with a lot of help from our friends. 🙂
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.

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!

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

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