Dear Boston Culture Lovers,
This should be a great event! and I look forward to meeting you and in listening to a variety of jazz groups.
This will be a roaming and crowded event, so it will be near impossible for late-comers to join the group. I ask that you plan ahead and arrive a little early to join the group.
Meeting time is 12noon at the Dunkin Donuts at 440 Massachusetts Avenue.
This Dunkin Donuts is located at the corner of Massachusetts and Columbus Avenues. This intersection marks the the beginning of the of the blocked-off festival area. (The festival is on Columbus Street between Massachusetts Avenue and Burke Street.)
For your conveniene, here is an image showing the map and meeting location.
For this event to be successful, I need to have an accurate attendance count so I know who and how many people to expect.
Please only reserve "YES" if you are definitely attending.
If you reserve "YES" and have a change of plans, please update the attendance reservation.
Please understand that it is not fair to ask those who have arrived early to wait for late comers. So please plan ahead and give yourself extra time to travel, park, and walk your way to the event. Consider possible traffic or waiting in line delays in planning your overall travel time.
I am looking forward to seeing new and familiar faces.
Join us for the 13th Annual Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival, Saturday, September 28, 2013. Three stages of live music, arts, crafts, a family park - even an Instrument Petting Zoo. Free and fun for all ages.
The Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival–Boston’s biggest block party–takes place on Saturday, September 28, from noon to 6 p.m. on Columbus Avenue between Massachusetts Avenue and Burke Street in Boston’s South End. The outdoor performances are open to the public and free of charge. Highlights include Meshell Ndegeocello; Will Calhoun Trio, led by the Grammy Award-winning alumnus and drummer of the band Living Colour; and Robin McKelle & the Flytones.
This year, the festival celebrates the theme Jazz: The Next Generation, with performances by some of the genre’s most acclaimed up-and-coming alumni artists, including Grammy-nominated trumpeter Christian Scott; Mike Tucker Trio featuring vibraphonist Warren Wolf; and the Matt Savage Quartet featuring sax great Bobby Watson.
About the Festival
The Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival has delighted tens of thousands with a host of jazz, Latin, blues, and groove acts. Our communities come out in force—with attendance swelling to 70,000 strong at its height—to enjoy world-class music on three stages, great eats, and good times stretching six blocks in Boston’s historic South End. Families are entertained with face painting, inflatables, photos, and an instrument petting zoo. More than 70 vendors participate, making the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival the place to be.
Berklee College of Music, for the fourth year, is the proud recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support the 2013 Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival. In awarding the prestigious Art Works grant to Berklee, the NEA cited the festival as a celebration of Boston’s diversity as reflected in the attendees, music, food, and crafts.