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WGBH & Boston Globe presents free music festival, Summer Arts Weekend July 26-27

Boston is bursting with exciting summer events, but none will be as versatile as the Boston Summer Arts Weekend 2014! WGBH and the Boston Globe collaborate for the third year to deliver a free two-day outdoor festival full of special offers, a tapestry of award-winning music performances, and family fare on Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27 at Copley Square!

See irish step, marching band, vaudeville, comedy, circus acts, acclaimed musicians and much more!
Credit to Boston Globe

Summer Arts Weekend combines local and national artists that range from jazz, bluegrass, classical, folk, circus, comedy, vaudeville, and Broadway music. Visit summerartsweekend.com for more information!

See family fare which includes Steve Roslonek of the award-winning SteveSongs! Having performed at the Kennedy Center and White House in Washington, D.C as well as Fenway Park in Boston, his songs are educational, interactive, and will keep the kids on their feet! Watch amazing feats and a few laughs from the juggling Gizmo Guys and take a sing-a-long journey with Debbie and Friends!

Aside from award-winning concerts, witness a wide variety of local and international acts! Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band combines the excitement of the circus with vaudeville, jazz, and funk to create a thrilling, upbeat musical experience. The Stepcrew hits the stage by storm with a showcase of Ottawa Valley and Irish step dance and tap!

Boston Conservatory Broadway revue returns to perform a selection of beloved songs from award-winning Broadway productions. Also taking the stage is Women of the World, an international music experience featuring singers from Haiti, Mexico, India, and Japan. The Boston Landmarks Orchestra, who is currently performing their summer series at the Hatch Shell, will feature concert violinist Anne Akiko Meyers.

Award-winning live performances include multiple Grammy-winning Chicano rock band Los Lobos, Auturo Sandoval, a renowned jazz musician under the tutelage of Dizzy Gillespie, and Grammy-winning bluegrass band, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder!

Discovered by acclaimed producer Quincy Jones, Chicago-born, innovative blues guitarist Shun Ng will also join the festival. JUNO award-winner and Canadian guitarist Jesse Cook brings the heat with Nuevo flamenco music, which combines jazz, rumba, and world music.

For more information and to see Summer Arts Weekend’s full schedule, visit summerartsweekend.com. Spend the weekend and enjoy the sunshine in Boston for free, award-winning family entertainment!