Berklee Music Fest on Georges Island

By
Margot Edwards
May 29, 2012
Canary
Sounds of Venus
The Jauntee
Julia Easterlin
April Bender
Columbus
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Photo by Tammy Jean Lamoureux
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Berklee College of Music, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, and the Boston Harbor National Park have joined forces for the fourth year to bring free live music to Georges Island one Saturday per month in June, July, and August. Visitors to historic Fort Warren on Georges Island will be captivated by the sounds of up-and-coming Berklee students and alumni performing rock, pop, blues, funk, soul, folk, and more. Each concert features three artists performing back-to-back, so all that's needed to enjoy an entire afternoon of music on the island is a ferry ticket.

Berklee Music Fest on Georges Island is free to the public. Georges Island is accessible by ferry from Boston's Long Wharf North, next to Christopher Columbus Park (MBTA Blue Line to Aquarium Station, Green or Orange line to Haymarket Station). On June 16, ferries depart Long Wharf every 75 minutes between 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. On July 21 and August 18, ferries depart on the hour between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Ferry tickets can be purchased at the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion on the Rose Kennedy Greenway across from the Long Wharf Marriott. For a full schedule and additional information, please visit bostonharborislands.org.

Discount advance ferry tickets are available for each concert at BostonsBestCruises.com. Enter promo code 61612 at checkout to receive the discounted rate of $11.

Berklee Music Fest on Georges Island 2012

Saturday, June 16

2:00 p.m. - Canary (rock, pop, blues)

3:00 p.m. - Luke Mulholland Band (blues-rock)

4:00 p.m. - Sounds of Venus (ethereal, ambient rock)

Saturday, July 21

3:00 p.m. - The Jauntee (psychedelic, rock, bluegrass)

4:00 p.m. - Zilch (improvisational rock, funk, jazz)

5:00 p.m. - Blue Mountain Bustdown (roots, rock, funk) 

Saturday, August 18

2:00 p.m. - Julia Easterlin (loop scientist, one-woman band)

3:00 p.m. - April Bender (singer-songwriter)

4:00 p.m. - Columbus ('70s-influenced funk and soul)

Berklee Music Fest on Georges Island is part of Berklee Summer in the City presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, which brings free musical performances by Berklee faculty, students, and alumni to neighborhoods in the Boston area and beyond. For more information and a full schedule, please visit berklee.edu/events/summer.

Headquartered in Paris and Boston, Natixis Global Asset Management provides investment solutions to both institutional and individual clients. The Berklee Summer in the City sponsorship is the second phase of a new multi-year global NGAM music sponsorship program designed to align business objectives with initiatives that preserve cultural experience through music. 

Boston Harbor Island Alliance (BHIA) is a nonprofit organization that supports the Boston Harbor Islands national park area and is one of the very few nonprofit organizations designated by Congress as a partner in the development and programming of a park. In partnership with the National Park Service and Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, BHIA plays a vital role in providing an enhanced visitor experience by building visitation and bringing awareness to the park. BHIA welcomes over 150,000 visitors from around the world to the islands each season and has attracted $30 million in new facilities projects, which includes the new Harbor Islands Pavilion on Boston's Rose Kennedy Greenway. Through partnerships with corporations, foundations, individuals, and government agencies BHIA provides over 150 free informative and educational island programs, as well as free access to the islands for underserved communities. Additionally, BHIA manages all major island service providers including water transportation and on-island concessions.