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Dates:Saturday, June 22, 2019 - Saturday, June 22, 2019
Hours:12:00pm - 6:00pm
Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Adults
Cost:Free see below
Category:Fairs & Festivals
berklee beantown jazz festival 2018 now bams fest photoBerklee College of Music announces the end of its long-running Beantown Jazz Festival, one of the most anticipated and largest free musical events in Boston.

Beginning this summer, Berklee will partner with the Boston Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Festival in Franklin Park. This free, family-friendly event in its second year takes place Saturday, June 22, noon to 8:00 p.m., at Playstead Field in Franklin Park, 1 Pierpont Road.

Berklee produced the Beantown Jazz Festival beginning in 2007. The event became a tradition for residents across Greater Boston and beyond, drawing thousands to the intersection of Massachusetts and Columbus Avenues for a day of music, children’s activities, and food vendors.

When renovations to the adjacent Carter Playground added a football field, tennis courts, and an enclosed play space, there was no longer room in the park to program the event the way it had been conceived and presented for many years.

BAMS Fest is a nonprofit organization that breaks down racial and social barriers to arts, music, and culture for marginalized communities of color in Greater Boston. Its inaugural festival in 2018 drew more than 2,000 participants for hip-hop, spoken word, and soul music by local and national artists of color at historic Franklin Park, where touring African American musicians played in the 1970s, as did students from the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts.

The festival also featured local visual artists making murals, local vendors, and food trucks with varied menus.

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