Mark your calendars. From July 25-26, 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.


From Indian folk music to Irish step dancing and acapella, the Fountain Stage's schedule offers something for all arts lovers.

Saturday, July 25

12:00 p.m.



ZUMIX is a non-profit organization championing youth and community development through music in hopes of making a positive change in children's lives, the community, and the world.

1:15 p.m.

Wayne Potash


Parents’ Choice Award winner Wayne Potash uses his guitar and enthusiasm to get young audiences dancing and singing along to his original melodies.

2:40 p.m.

Arthur Murray Dance Center

As one of Boston's most elite dance studios, Arthur Murray knows how to move its feet and groove to the music. Founded in 1912, the studio brings its passion for ballroom dance to every lesson and teaches customized dance routines to its students in the U.S. and around the globe.

4:20 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.

7:50 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.

Sunday, July 26

2:45 p.m.

From the Top

From the Top is America's largest national platform dedicated to celebrating the stories, talents, and character of classically trained young musicians. This group empowers young people to engage and inspire music lovers of all ages.

4:15 p.m.

Alba's Edge

Alba's Edge weaves the expressive melodies of Scottish fiddle music with jazz improvisation and harmony, funk bass lines, and the rythyms of Latin America. Fiddle, piano, drums, and bass come together to form a sound that BBC Radio Scotland has called "a wonderful concoction."

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