11th JP Music Festival on September 9

This year's JP Music Festival being held on Saturday will feature seven hours of continuous music on two stages from 21 local artists and bands. Held at Pinebank Field by Jamaica Pond, the festival is always free to everyone, and there will be something for everyone -- food trucks, activities for kids, bike racks, and dogs (whether they like music or not) are welcome. This year performers include: Aaron and the Lord • The Alchemists • Merrie Amsterburg • Bob Bradshaw Band • Terry Borderline • The Buttercups • Crooked Mowth • DS Scrolls • Epileptic Disco • Evan Greer • Jesse and the Hogg Brothers • Lemonshiners • Ray Liriano •  Matt York and the Hassle-Free Roses • Mamadou • Muzzins • The Roland High life • Sado-Domestics • Sand Machine • The Smack Dabs • Swampanova

The festival starts at noon. Whether you're familiar with the musical acts or not, here's a playlist for you soundcloud.com/jpmusicfestival/sets/jp-music-festival-2023. You can also download a program at jpmusicfestival.com (and there will also be printed copies at the festival). 


Smell The Love Fundraiser for JP Music Festival at Midway Cafe on Feb. 18

Local musicians will be performing at fundraiser for the JP Music Festival at the Midway Cafe on Feb. 18. The following are some of the songs that will be sung during the fundraiser that starts at 8 pm. A Lover Sings by Billy Bragg
All But Done by 9 Chambers
All I Want by Joni Mitchell
Are You Gonna Be My Girl? by Jet
Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell
Brand New Love by Sebadoh
Corinna by Taj Mahal
Eighteen Years by Daughtry
Falling In Love by NOFX
Gone Daddy Gone by The Violent Femmes
Hopeless Romantic by Bouncing Souls
I Want You To Want Me by Cheap Trick
I'll Cover You from Rent
Imposters by Lenny Lashley
Interstate Love Song by Stone Temple Pilots
Just One of Those Things by Cole Porter
Love Minus Zero/No Limit by Bob Dylan
Our Lips Are Sealed by The Go-Go’s
Secret Heart by Ron Sexsmith
Son Of A Gun by The Vaselines (and later, Nirvana)
The Origin of Love from Hedwig and the Angry Inch
The Waiting by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush
You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) by Sylvester


21 Local Bands Performing at JP Music Festival on Sept. 7

Twenty-one local bands will be performing at the 9th Annual JP Music Festival this Saturday. The free festival will kickoff with a rendition of America the Beautiful at 11:55 am, and then the bands will takeover on two stages until 7 pm. The JP Music Festival is a great event for people (and dogs) of all ages. It's at the Pinebank Field at Jamaica Pond, so there's lots of room to move around. There will also be food trucks, including The Bacon Truck, Bao Nation, Bon Me, Bukhara Indian Bistro, Daddy’s Bonetown Burgers, J.P. Licks, and Roxy’s Grilled Cheese.

Love Love performs at the Jamaica Plain Music Festival, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.

Celebrate JP’s Musicians at Annual Music Festival on September 9th

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.


JP Music Festival Announces Line-Up for September 9

There will be 22 musical acts this year at the 7th Annual JP Music Festival being held on September 9. Rick Berlin and Shamus Moynihan created the festival in 2011 and this year's festival will be held at Jamaica Pond's Pinebank Field on Saturday, September 9 from 12 to 7 pm. The JP Music Festival features solo musicians and bands who either live or work in Jamaica Plain. And you'll probably recognize some of the performers who will entertain continuously from two stages. The festival will also offer music activities for kids with Jaymz Purtle and Mike Greensteen.


JP Music Festival Raising Funds for 7th Annual Event Sept. 9

The Jamaica Plain Music Festival is a free community event produced by a volunteer group of residents (Rick Berlin, Justin McCarthy, Charles McEnerney, Shamus Moynihan, David Mueller, and Margie Nicoll) who want to bring the music of great JP musicians to the neighborhood we all love so much. In 2016, the festival featured 22 acts, eight food trucks and activities for kids. Thousands of people attended over the course of the afternoon. The JP Music Festival gives dozens of musicians the opportunity to perform for and gain new fans, for children to create and play instruments, and for Jamaica Plain and Boston to come together as a community and celebrate something we all love: music! We get a ton of support from Jamaica Plain businesses and event attendees.