The 29th Annual Mayfair in Harvard Square
The 29th Annual Mayfair in Harvard Square features music, dancing, food, crafts, street art, beer gardens and entertainment for all ages. The festival is highlighted by five stages of live entertainment, including a dance stage and a chalk art celebration! The Cambridge Rotary Club’s annual Chalk on the Walk, raises thousands of dollars for local charities. Other highlights include, Get Growing!, an urban agricultural informational area, Roaming Railroad train rides for the young and the young at heart, hot air balloon rides by RE/MAX with donations being given to charity, three beer gardens sponsored by Grafton Street, Border Cafe and John Harvard’s Brew House and over one hundred thousand happy people!
In addition, Mayfair features over 200 artisans and merchants selling arts and crafts, jewelry, and vintage clothing and boasts over 40 food vendors serving up international fare and local favorites!
MAYFAIR ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE
The Main Stage – at the Super Crosswalk
12:00pm Shelterbelt www.weareshelterbelt.com
1:00pm Darlingside www.darlingside.com
2:00pm Susan Cattaneo www.susancattaneo.com
3:00pm Frank Viele and the Manhattan Project www.frankvielemusic.com
4:00pm Emily Elbert www.emilyelbert.com
5:00pm The Mallett Brothers Band www.mallettbrothersband.com
The Church Street Parking Lot Stage – Border Cafe Stage & Emerging America Stage
12:00pm Here We Just Dream www.facebook.com/HWJDband
1:00pm – 5:00pm The American Repertory Theater, The Huntington Theatre Company and ICA/Boston present The Emerging America Festival Stage
1pm Mayfair Performance Challenge, curated by the Huntington Theatre Company. Local artists perform a short script in a style inspired by the upcoming Emerging America offerings. They depart on a fun-filled scavenger hunt in Harvard Square to assemble additional components to incorporate into the performance for the Mayfair crowd and a panel of esteemed judges. The winners take home a fabulous prize!
2:30pm Mariachi Veritas de Harvard, Harvard's student mariachi band, serenade the Mayfair audience. Mariachi Veritas is known for their members’ passion for musicianship, culture, and camaraderie brought about by mariachi music.
3:15pm Performance from the cast of The American Repertory Theater's presentation of WOODY SEZ. Woody Guthrie is a musical hero of legendary proportion who transformed folk music into a vehicle for social protest and evoked the restless spirit of the Dust Bowl generation. Woody Sez brings the giant to life in a joyous, toe-tapping, and heartfelt theatrical portrait that uses Woody's words and songs to transport the audience through his fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes tragic life. Running at the A.R.T. From May 5 through May 26.
4pm The music and dance of ACOUSTICAELECTRONICA featuring The WIG!
Touch Performance Art brings Dj The Wig, live musicians and interactive dance from their sold out winter production at OBERON. They blend the virtuosity found in the classical concert hall with the infectious energy of a dance club on the Mayfair stage.
With a special finale to follow!
5:00pm Funkin’ A! www.funkina.org
Passim Stage - at the intersection of Brattle and Church Streets (Produced by Matt Smith)
12:00pm Todd Thibaud www.toddthibaud.com
1:00pm Jeff Conley www.jeffconleyband.com
2:00pm Amy Correia www.amycorreia.com
3:00pm Dietrich Strause www.dietrichstrause.com
4:00pm Kristen Ford Band www.kristenfordmusic.com
5:00pm Madam Macadam www.madammacadam.bandcamp.com
Longy Stage - on Deguglielmo Plaza on Brattle Street (in front of Crema Cafe) (Produced by Sarah Collins)
12:00-12:20pm Cristi Catt’s A Capella students
12:20-12:30pm Sienna Hubert-Ross (Violin)
12:30-12:45pm Ben Fox’s Oboe Quartet
1:00-1:30pm LeeAnn Sutton’s Suzuki Viola students
1:30-2:30pm Lisa Lederer and Angela Leidig’s Suzuki Violin Students
2:30-4:00pm Zach Nazar...
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