September 13 – 15, 2012
Any roots music lover will tell you that Cambridge has been a breeding ground and focal point of traditional American music for generations. The musicians, venues, and fans for and traveling through Cambridge over the years have paved a way of brotherhood, support, and yes, even a little love for all those who follow.
This is why, without question, New England Americana (www.newenglandamericana.com) has eagerly moved from their quickly growing annual New England Americana Festival across the river from its former home in Boston.
This year, with Cambridge as its modest host, the New England Americana Festival will take Harvard Square, the heart of the city, by storm. By featuring over 50 local acts on over 6 stages in 5 different venues around the Square, the New England Americana team is taking Third Annual 3-day Festival to a completely different level, cementing themselves as a yearly must-see event. Atop the plethora of musical performances, the Festival will be accompanied by local non-profit organizations, raffle prizes, the occasional burlesque performance by local theatre troops, and much more.
Festivities start on Thursday and Friday with two stages at the revered Club Oberon. The Festival will continue on Saturday day with a free outdoor stage in Winthrop Park, then move inside to three of the Square’s historic venues: the legendary Club Passim, Tommy Doyle’s (formally the House of Blues), and Charlie’s Kitchen.
Thursday and Friday, September 13 – 14
2 Arrow Street
Doors at 6pm, Event starts at 7pm
Saturday, September 15Club Passim – Tommy Doyle’s – Charlie’s Kitchen – Winthrop Park
Free outdoor stage at Winthrop Park from 2pm – 7pm
Block Party between indoor venues begins at 7pm
Wristbands to enter all venues: $15
3-Day passes are available for $35
Artists Performing on Thursday:
Atwoods Bluegrass Band (Featuring Jimmy Ryan, Erin Royer, Scotty Corneille & Sean Staples)
Three Day Threshold
patrick Coman & The Lo-Fi Angels
Rick Berlin & The Nickle and Dime Band
Artists Performing on Friday:
Dennis Brennan Band
Bow Thayer & The Perfect Trainwreck
John Colvert & The Great Brighton Fire
Sam Reid & The Riot Act
Adela & Jude
Eric Royer & His Guitar Machine
Special Performances by BABES IN BOINKLAND
Artists Performing on Saturday:
At Club Passim:
Ryan Fittzsimmons Band
The Whiskey Boys
Sam Otis Hill & Co.
The bean Pickers Union
At Charlie's Kitchen:
Abbie Barrett & The Last Date
Daniel Byrnes Band
JD & The Newton Gang
The Little War Twins
At The Loft Stage @ Tommy Doyle's
Jeff Byrd & Dirty Finch
Tad Overbauch & The Late Arrivals
Free Daytime Outdoor Stage at WINTHROP PARK
Fiddlin Quinn & His Big Folks Band
Please visit www.newenglandamericanafestival.com for more information and complete festival line-up.