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ABOUT THE EVENT

Mark your calendars. From July 26-27, WGBH, The Boston Globe, and Citizens Bank are bringing Summer Arts Weekend back to Boston. This free weekend event will again feature a dynamic variety of musical artists from across the classical, jazz, blues, folk, and Americana worlds as well as a number of new arts, food and cultural programs. Check back often for more details.

2014 FREE EVENTS SCHEDULE - FOUNTAIN STAGE

From the first-ever Boston Blue Man Group Drum-Off to Irish step dancing and acapella, the Fountain Stage's schedule offers something for all arts lovers.

Saturday, July 26



12:00 p.m.

ACROfitness Performing Team

Celebrate National Dance Day with ACROfitness, a 20-person team that performs exciting routines that combine fitness, street tumbling, stunting, and hip-hop to promote healthy living for all children.


1:15 p.m.

ZUMIX feat. the Coelho Trio

FAMILY PROGRAMMING

ZUMIX, a non-profit organization championing youth and community development through music, presents the Coelho Trio - a talented group of teens featuring Sarah Coelho (vocals and keys), Mario Duenas (bass), and Julian Giraldo (drums) playing popular covers and original songs.


2:30 p.m.

Harney Academy of Irish Dance

The Harney Academy of Irish Dancing was founded in 1990 by Liam Harney, a two-time world champion dancer and accredited teacher with the An Coimisiun Le Rince Gaelacha in Ireland. The academy provides students and parents with the opportunity to experience the rich tradition of Irish dance and music.


3:45 p.m.

Lil Phunk

The official junior dance team for the Boston Celtics, Lil Phunk is an explosive hip-hop dance group that has performed for the NBA, NWBA, NCAA, KISS 108, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, FOX 25 News, Tsunami Relief, Radio Disney, and many more.


6:00 p.m.

Blue Man Group Boston Drum-Off

Blue Man Boston put out a call for the best drummers in the Greater Boston area, and we found them! Watch the five Drum-Off finalists each perform a 90-second solo that will be sure to bring the crowd to its feet. The grand prize winner will be determined by the judges and the crowd’s reaction, so get ready to cheer for your favorite drummer.


7:55 p.m.

Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra

Founded in 2009, the Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra includes 20 acoustic and electric guitarists from diverse musical traditions who might otherwise never collaborate. This unique ensemble creates new, beautiful music and performs the works of contemporary and legacy composers to captivate audiences with an eclectic style and sound.


Sunday, July 27



1:15 p.m.

Boston Bhangra

Boston Bhangra is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultural understanding and mentorship through Bhangra, the traditional agricultural folk music of the Punjab region in the sub-continent of India. Although it has changed over time, traditional Bhangra has always played a major role in society while keeping its roots intact.


2:45 p.m.

Shun Ng

This singer-songwriter is an acclaimed international performer known for his unique style of guitar playing that infuses elements of funk, blues, and jazz. Shun dazzles audiences with his finger-style technique and passion.


4:15 p.m.

Street Magic Acappella

Street Magic is an acappella group from the North End of Boston. This male vocal quintet formed in 1980 and has been going strong ever since. They primarily perform songs from the 1940's to the present in a contemporary inviting style.

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