Logo of the Jamaica Plain Music Festival

Your Guide to the 2015 Jamaica Plain Music Festival

For the fifth year running, the Jamaica Plain Music Festival is here! Groove to more than 20 bands and celebrate your connections to the neighborhood you love. Here's everything you need to know to soak up the goodness of the 2015 Jamaica Plain Music Festival. Where: Pinebank Field

When: Noon to 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12

Cost: Free!

Jamaica Plain Music Festival sign on Jamaicaway

Even MassDOT is Stoked for Saturday’s Jamaica Plain Music Festival

Can you believe it'll be the *fifth* annual Jamaica Plain Music Festival on Saturday? To think such a short time ago it was an adorable little albino squirrel baby, no bigger than your palm... We'll be posting our annual Guide to the Jamaica Plain Music Festival soon. Meanwhile, let's thank the Department of Transportation for doing its part to get the word out with a billboard along the Jamaicaway (video courtesy of the Festival's Facebook page). The free event runs noon to 7 p.m. Saturday at Pinebank Field by the Pond.


Amanda Palmer Loves Rick Berlin’s ‘Hate’

Rick Berlin "I hate everything but you" from Warren Farm Films on Vimeo. JP rocker Rick Berlin has influenced a lot of other musicians. In Tuesday's Herald, Amanda Palmer wrote a mash note to hearing Berlin's "I Hate Everything But You." I don’t remember where I first saw Rick Berlin. But if memory isn’t failing too hard, it was at Jacque’s Cabaret, and it was part of my early rock and roll education.


Throwback Thursday Photo of the Day: Secret Squirrel Edition

Yes, it's the famous Albino Squirrel of Jamaica Pond. Interrobang Letterpress captured this photo of the little guy back in 2008. He (or she?) has become an iconic figure: the albino squirrel of Jamaica Pond. Interrobang Press shared this 2008 photo of the famous rodent to the Jamaica Plain News Photo Pool on Flickr. The secret squirrel has entered local logo lore as the symbol of the Jamaica Plain Music Festival.

Poster for Jamaica Plain Music Festival band applications

JP Music Festival: Apply to Play on Sept. 12, 2015!

The JP Music Festival is now accepting applications from musicians to perform at our 5th annual festival on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 at Pinebank Field (at Jamaicaway and Perkins Street) from 12-7 PM! The JP Music Festival is a nonprofit festival organized by a group of volunteers and JP residents to give Jamaica Plain musicians the opportunity to perform in front of thousands of attendees and have your music heard by lots of potential new fans. We welcome music in every genre and through the years we have featured Afrobeat, Americana, Baroque, classical, country, dance, folk, funk, gospel, hip-hop, jazz, Latin, metal, Mexican, pop, punk, rock, rock, ska, soul, and everything in between! It's a great day of amazing music, community, and good times.