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Boston Summer Arts Weekend
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Boston Summer Arts Weekend - Friday, July 27, 2012
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COPLEY STAGE                   FRI  |  SAT  |  SUN         See all free events

FREE EVENTS SCHEDULE for SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2012

Saturday promises to be one of the most diverse and intriguing in Boston music history. The Copley Stage will come alive with everything from rock'n'roll to Celtic, Broadway, a capella, Latin, brass, classical, kids, folk, and even a touch of the blues. Soul Rebels, Poncho Sanchez, Dan Zanes and Friends, and Suzanne Vega are the day's performers.

After the music ends on the Copley Stage, continue your night with a Copley Club performance. Learn more about these exclusive ticketed events and buy tickets here.
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11:00 A.M. Flooky and the Beans

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Children's group Flooky and the Beans creates music for kids in the 3-8 range. The band was started by the Massachusetts illustrator Rob Zammarchi.
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12:15 P.M. Bonaparte

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Boston-based Bonaparte's interactive magic skills are guaranteed to delight and surprise kids and adults alike. Bonaparte's shows blend magic, origami, balloon art, and comedy.
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(Gala Narezo)

1:00 P.M. Dan Zanes and Friends

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The Grammy Award-winning Dan Zanes and Friends have been playing family-friendly music for more than a decade. The group will collaborate with African music groups Saturday.
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(Peter Shaughnessy )

2:45 P.M. Sharon Shannon Band

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Led by the Irish accordionist Sharon Shannon, the Sharon Shannon Band plays traditional Celtic music with a contemporary flair and is well known for its collaborations with other acts.
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(File / The Boston Globe)

4:15 P.M. The Low Anthem

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This folk band of multi-instrumentalists has worked with some of the industry's biggest heavyweights, including Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band at this year's South by Southwest.
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(Fotos by Follets)

5:45 P.M. Poncho Sanchez

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Conguero Poncho Sanchez fuses Latin, jazz, and blues in his music. He infuses the main stage with his music on Saturday.
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(File / AP)

7:30 P.M. Suzanne Vega

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Singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega has been performing eclectic folk music for more than 20 years, and recently has begun reinterpreting her music for acoustic-only performances.
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(Rick Olivier)

9:15 P.M. Soul Rebels

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Spawned from the famous New Orleans band Dejean’s Young Olympia Brass Band, Soul Rebels puts a fresh spin on the traditional brass band sound.
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About the event

From July 27-29, WGBH and The Boston Globe teamed up to create the first Summer Arts Weekend. Presented by Citizens Bank, this free weekend event brought a dynamic variety of arts to a stage in the heart of Boston at Copley Square. Learn more.

This site provides a recap of the weekend's great performances, the schedule of performances, and the list of arts deals running through fall 2012. Check back in early 2013 for information about next year's Summer Arts Weekend.

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