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JP Music Festival returns for 5th annual event on Saturday, September 12, 2015 with 20 acts, 2 stages, and 7 hours of non-stop Jamaica Plain music
September 12, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pmFREE!
The festival will have two stages, with continuous music from 20 acts and bands. The festival features musicians, bands, group, or ensemble members who either live or work in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood.
This year, the JP Music Festival has invited several of Jamaica Plain’s most valued cultural organizations to perform, including The Footlight Club, Hyde Square Task Force, and Tony Williams’ Dance Center, helping to celebrate all that JP has to offer in the arts.
The festival line-up this year is:
- American Echoes
- The Beauty Way
- Cask Mouse
- Daniel Winshall and the Walking Illusion
- Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers
- The Footlight Club
- The Forgotten Jam
- Fur Purse
- The Hi-End (Winner of 2015’s JP Bar Wars from The Midway Cafe)
- Hyde Square Task Force Musicians in Community
- LOVE LOVE
- Miss June
- Junko Ogawa
- Old Hat
- Rick Berlin w/ the Nickel & Dime Band
- Streight Angular
- Tony Williams’ Dance Center
- Trusty Sidekick
- The Upper Crust
A Soundcloud playlist featuring many of this year’s performers can be heard here.
Six area recording studios have generously donated one day of recording time to JP Music Festival performers who will be chosen at random, including Bitch Kitty Studios, Darron Burke, Dimension Sound Studios, Machine Gun Studios, ZDZ Demo Studio, and Zippah Recording.
This year, the festival will also feature music educators with booths offering music activities, including the Children’s Music Center of Jamaica Plain, Hyde Square Task Force, Playworks Boston, and Jaymz Purtle.
Food trucks and vendors will be available, including The Bacon Truck, Bukhara Indian Bistro, JP Licks, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese and Taco Party.
In September, Stage Sponsor J.P. Licks will again be selling the Official Ice Cream Flavor of the JP Music Festival at all locations called, “Squirrel Nut Zipple.”
This year’s top funders of the JP Music Festival are:
- Founding Sponsor: Galway House
- Stage Sponsors: J.P. Licks and Tres Gatos
- Major Sponsors: The Haven, JP Seafood Café, and The Midway Café.
The JP Music Festival also received a generous grant from the City of Boston’s Boston Cultural Council for its 2015 festival.
The JP Music Festival is running an online fundraiser to complete its funding.
About the JP Music Festival
The JP Music Festival is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that holds music events throughout the year. The festival began in 2011 and is organized by the acclaimed songwriter and musician Rick Berlin and Shamus Moynihan. For more information, visit jpmusicfestival.com.
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