It's Baaack: Together May 10-17, 2015

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The Boston area’s only city-wide week-long celebration of all things Music, Art, and Technology

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Together Boston, the Boston area’s only city-wide week-long celebration of all things Music, Art, and Technology, will be emanating from Central Square all across our city starting  Sunday May 10 and continuing through Sunday May 17.

The festival, hosted by Mmmaven in partnership with local clubs and other organizations and businesses, will include:

  • Local, national, and international hip-hop, R&B, techno and UK electro performers (Bob Moses, Mano le Tough, Andy Stott, Justin Martin, DVS1, Martyn, Sasha, Scuba, Ardalan, Tom Trago - just to name a few)
  • Hands-on workshops and technology demonstrations
  • All ages events, including a synthesizer petting zoo and an all-ages dance party
  • Film screenings
  • Art installations

I had an opportunity to talk last week with Sarah Hoffman, Director of Daytime Programming for Together and Director of Admissions & Community Development at Mmmaven, for an upcoming episode of “Cambridge Uncovered,” which can be viewed online anytime and will air Wednesday May 6 at 9 p.m. and Friday May 8 at 1 p.m. on CCTV Ch. 8.

“This is the sixth Together festival, a celebration of Music, Art, and Technology. Through a week-long series of educational and professional workshops, art installations, film screenings, and musical performances at venues around the Boston/Cambridge area, Together Boston attracts tens of thousands each May. Mmmmaven, an Electronic Music Production & DJ School serves as a place to support and connect the local music community, all year round, by offering music production and DJ training to people of all ages, and contributing to the Cambridge STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) educational initiative by working with youth."

As a NeighborMedia arts correspondent, I really enjoyed participating in and covering many of last year’s Together events, including a plant that made music. Really.

This year, I’m pleased to have a guest correspondent, Dan Petrie, covering the festival with me. Dan attended his first show at The Middle East at the age of 15, when he still lived in Connecticut and felt an immediate love for Cambridge and the local music scene. Fast forward some years later, he now lives in the Boston area, continues to be a big music and Cambridge fan, and has been attending Together since 2010.

Both Dan and I will be tweeting live from Together events along with providing more in-depth coverage on NeighborMedia,org. 

New acts and activities are still being added, so be sure to check out the schedule and follow Together   by following on Twitter @together, “liking” the festival on facebook.com/togetherboston, or visiting the website at http://togetherboston.com