This Saturday 20 local solo musicians and bands who either live or work in Jamaica Plain will take two stages for seven hours at the 7th Annual JP Music Festival at Jamaica Pond's Pinebank Field.
The Jamaica Plain Music Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created by Rick Berlin and Shamus Moynihan in 2011 and this year’s festival will be held on Saturday, September 9 from 12 to 7 pm. The festival is free to attend.
The festival "assembles a convergence of musical genres, drawing upon the wide-ranging artistic community living in this part of Boston," according to the JP Music Festival website.
The festival is a family- and pet-friendly event with a kids music activity area and food trucks.
There's also a festival mascot -- the legendary albino squirrel(s) of Jamaica Pond "reminding us it's okay to be different -- and surrounded by nuts."