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Free outdoor arts festival launching this summer

Posted by Swati Gauri Sharma  March 26, 2013 02:28 PM

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Pictured is the Hatch Shell.

As Bostonians eagerly await the warm weather, here is yet another thing to look forward to this summer: the Boston Arts Summer Institute is organizing "Outside the Box"-- a free eight day festival in July that will bring outdoor performances, live music, comedy, and more.

The outdoor festival, which will take place from July 13-20, will be spread throughout the city and will take advantage of Boston's most popular destinations, including the Hatch Shell, Boston Common, City Hall Plaza, and Copley Square.

Some event highlights include a performance of Shakespeare's "Two Gentlemen of Verona," a showcase of the New England Music Awards winners, and a performance by Boston's Mighty Mighty Bosstones.

According to their website, the point of the festival is to promote local artists and showcase New England culture.

Stay tuned for a complete schedule and a new website next month.

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