What could be better than a free arts and music festival in the heart of one of Boston’s most charming neighborhoods? The Cambridge Arts River Festival is an eclectic display of local and world-renowned talent in the midst of the grassy squares and red brick buildings of the Central Square Cultural District. Featuring concerts of the jazz, rock, folk and indie persuasions, as well as a variety of dance, theatre and poetry performances, the Cambridge Arts River Festival is one day that’s magnificently dense with an extraordinary variety of attractions.
One of the most popular facets of previous festivals, the Indie, Rock and Alternative music stage has brought beloved acts to a crowd filled with progressive music lovers. Coordinated by a local hotspot— Middle East Nightclub— and sponsored by the Harpoon Brewery, the stage consistently impresses with their acts and the addition of a pop up beer garden. Beyond alternative tunes, the festival pleases with the Family & Children’s stage, the Theater stage, Dance Stage, Folk and Roots Stage, and the Jazz, R&B, and World Music stage.
The wide array of sights, sounds and performances offered by the River Festival comes from the Cambridge Arts Council, which is a city agency that promotes and produces community arts programs for Cambridge artists, residents and visitors. This impressive institution sources funds from the local government and private foundations to connect the outside world with Cambridge’s prolific arts culture, and bring outside artists and world class acts into Cambridge.
An extraordinary celebration in an absolutely beautiful city, the Cambridge Arts River Festival is an excellent opportunity for out of towners to get a taste of Cambridge. In addition to the benefits of checking out the area, it’s also one of the most actively enjoyable days around Boston every year. This year’s Cambridge Arts River Festival is coming up this June and it promises to be a phenomenal time.
Saturday June 6th
12 Noon- 6pm
Cambridge, MA 02139