Celebrates independent artists, strives to break down racial barriers to the arts
What? Boston Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Festival
When? Saturday, June 22, noon to 8 pm
Where? Franklin Park Playstead, Pierpont Road, Boston
How much? Free
Why should I go? In 2018, Roxbury native Catherine Morris started the Boston Art & Music Soul Festival with the mission of highlighting oftentimes overlooked independent artists and breaking down racial and social barriers to the arts. This year, the BAMS Festival received over 2,500 applications from artists hoping to perform at the growing event.
The 2019 BAMS Festival is being headlined by two-time Grammy-nominated soul and R&B artist Eric Roberson. The event will also feature acts such as doo-wop and Motown soul group the Tee-Tones, hip-hop artist Cipherella, Berklee College of Music student Safiya Leslie, and more. Along with the various musical performances, the festival will host a local vendors’ market, free dance lessons, and a live graffiti art show.
Sophomore Nathan Lederman (COM) can be reached at email@example.com.