All you have to do is take a look at vendors like Taza Chocolate and George Howell Coffee to see that we're all about that global-local connection here at the Boston Public Market. On June 21st, the worldwide Make Music festival, started in France in 1982 and now held in more than 750 cities in 120 different countries, touches down right here at the BPM for Make Music Boston! The festival has one simple aim: bring people together to create, celebrate and enjoy music. We supply the music and venue, and it's all free and open to the public--all you have to do is show up! What better way to bask in the delights of the first day of summer than by joining us in sharing in the passion of musicians young and old, amateur and professional?
Lucky for you, June 21st is the longest day of the year, and we plan to make every second count. Take a look at the schedule below to see which artists pique your interest the most, or stay all day!
11:00am-12:00pm Fin & Giuls
indie-folk, indie-rock, experimental
"We are two sisters, founders of the bands Circus Trees and The Knukcleheads, who love to play sad, angsty, love and lost songs as an acoustic duo. We live in suburbia but love the city, and we performed last year on Newbury street and absolutely loved it! Finola, 13, is the singer and guitarist, and Giuliana, 15, is the drummer."
12:15-12:30pm Darius Heywood
"Darius Heywood born and raised in Brockton, MA. A lyricist with vivid imagery, the formal beginnings of making music as an artist happened in 2011. In December of that year the decision was made to move to Atlanta, GA in the pursuit of music in hopes of growth as an artist, wealth of knowledge, and possibly a break into the industry. After two years, in 2014 a return to Massachusetts was made and work began on the album “Black Diamond”. First single “Pay in Gold” was featured in Pigeons & Planes “5 On It” spotlight for independent artists. After creating a buzz for about a year in the Boston area with records such as “Sh*t Ain’t Change Much” and “Idol Waves” along with performances at the Middle East and Hard Rock Café, “Black Diamond” was released on July 29, 2016 and is now available via Soundcloud, Apple Music, Tidal, Spotify and more."
1:00-2:00pm Fiona Corinne
pop, rock, singer/songwriter
"Fiona Corinne is a spunky and spirited singer-songwriter that writes and performs pop/ rock, influenced by musical theatre; A unique musical concoction she likes to call “showpop”. In live performance, Fiona sings and accompanies herself on keyboard as a solo act with a big attitude and an even bigger voice. Fiona has been passionate about making music since she was a little girl, and has been writing and performing original music for over 12 years. Corinne recently a full length acoustic album of solely original songs, Here’s to My, and enjoys working as a full time musician, playing street performances, music venues, bars, private events and anywhere else the opportunity presents itself. Her honest songwriting paired with a lovably awkward personality will leaving you singing her songs long after the show is over."
2:00-4:00pm Savoir Faire Jazz Band
blues, standards, jazz
"Savoir Faire, the Jazz project that Rounder Records recording artist and bluesy songwriter Les Sampou created with Jim Gordon is a true crowd pleaser. With her four-octave range, Les moves through the world of the American Songbook bringing a unique and sultry interpretation to some of history’s most beloved jazz tunes. Ace guitarist Jim Gordon brilliantly arranges classics made famous by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Peggy Lee, Joe Pass and Barney Kessel, George Gershwin and Harold Arlen. Jim brings his historical knowledge of the genre by sharing enlightening and entertaining stories behind the evening’s repertoire. John Hegarty on his 175 year old upright bass, brings the "thump to the bump," with his toe-tapping energy and flawless bass runs."
4:15-5:30pm Gentle Temper
indie-folk, folk, acoustic duo
"Gentle Temper is a crooked porch-folk duo made up of Marion Earley and Ryan "RyMy" Meier hailing from the bayous of Allston, MA. Marion and RyMy met while attending Berklee College in Boston and began writing and playing together in their fourth year. Their sound swims down the quiet parts of the Snake River driven by influences of early Kings Of Leon, Coldplay, and Shakey Graves. GT made their stage debut at local venue Great Scott in August 2016, and returned in February to share the stage with LOLO. The pair have begun recording for an EP at Red Bull Studios in New York City."
5:45-6:45pm Katie Dobbins
"Boston based artist Katie Dobbins draws from a music palette of contemporary folk and new country to establish a genre uniquely her own. With the heart of a poet and a mastery of storytelling, her songs touch on elements of life and relationships in ways that lift spirits and challenge the soul. Dobbins' compelling vocal tones, supported by her acoustic guitar or piano keyboard, paint her lyrical truths into images that stay with you."
7:00-8:00pm David Curtiss
hip-hop, pop, rock
"Boston based acoustic guitarist and vocalist performing upbeat cover songs spanning rock, reggae, pop and hip hop from the 80's, 90's, 2000's to today."