This Memorial Day weekend, head to Boston’s City Hall Plaza for the Boston Calling Music Festival. The city’s newest and most impressive annual arts event draws some of the biggest names in the industry, as well as several performers who are historically difficult to book, for the three-day, two-stage festival.
Headlining the first day of the festival is Grammy-winning, alternative musician Beck, flanked by performances from Tame Impala and Sharon Van Etten.
Saturday will bring several other popular acts to the stage. My Morning Jacket is expected to perform hits from their new album, which drops May 4th. Meanwhile, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals will bring Harper’s reputably soft and uplifting sound to the sizable Boston crowd. St. Vincent’s Saturday performance is another highly anticipated set.
The biggest show on Saturday will come from a legendary Boston-based band, The Pixies. This classic group will return to Beantown for one of the most exciting performances scheduled for their North American tour. Saturday will also feature an exciting performance from Jack Black and Kyle Gass’ wild comedy-music duo, Tenacious D.
In addition to an A-list lineup, patrons will love the festival’s backdrop: old, Colonial streets, historic buildings, and the harbor just blocks away.