The New England Americana Festival

This is why, without question, New England Americana ( 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
Club Oberon
2 Arrow Street
Doors at 6pm, Event starts at 7pm

Saturday, September 15
Club Passim – Tommy Doyle’s – Charlie’s Kitchen – Winthrop Park
Harvard Square
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
Old Jack
patrick Coman & The Lo-Fi Angels
Rick Berlin & The Nickle and Dime Band
Chasing Blue
Jeff Conley
Audry Ryan

Artists Performing on Friday:
Dennis Brennan Band
Bow Thayer & The Perfect Trainwreck
Coyote Kolb
John Colvert & The Great Brighton Fire
Sam Reid & The Riot Act
This Way
Adela & Jude
Eric Royer & His Guitar Machine

Special Performances by BABES IN BOINKLAND

Artists Performing on Saturday:
At Club Passim:
Ryan Fittzsimmons Band
Susan Cattaneo
The Whiskey Boys
Sam Otis Hill & Co.
The bean Pickers Union
Red Heroine

At Charlie’s Kitchen:
Abbie Barrett & The Last Date
Dietrich Strause
Daniel Byrnes Band
JD & The Newton Gang
Brian McKenzie
The Little War Twins

At The Loft Stage @ Tommy Doyle’s
The Rationales
Highway Ghosts
the Silks
Jeff Byrd & Dirty Finch
Tad Overbauch & The Late Arrivals

Free Daytime Outdoor Stage at WINTHROP PARK
Sarah Blacker
Greg Klyma
Brian Carrol
Cask Mouse
Fiddlin Quinn & His Big Folks Band

Please visit for more information and complete festival line-up.