Make Boston Music at the Magazine Beach

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Summer Solstice with Make Music Boston at Magazine Beach


June 21, the 5th annual Make Music Boston festival will fill Boston and Cambridge’s outdoor spaces and music venues with over one hundred live concerts, free and open to the public.

Magazine Beach Park will host Converge Arts’ Boston’s teen-produced showcase from 5-8pm, featuring students from the Mattapan Teen Center, the Cambridge Community Center and the Dance Complex. The event will also feature lawn games, visual art-making activities, free yoga, and food trucks.

Students will take on performance, design and production roles, along with the support of Make Music Boston and Converge Arts.


Make Music Boston is part of an international effort in more than 50 cities in 120 countries. It is inspired by France’s Fete de la Musique (Make Music Day), a day for all musicians—young, old, professional, or amateur---and all audiences.

Program organizer Devin Ferreira has been working with the Mattapan Teen Center since 2014, where he served as the Director of Performing Arts, and launched a visionary performing arts program for youth ages 13-18. The program covered music performance, dance, theatre, music production, composition, videography, and graphic arts, emphasizing empowerment through creative arts. In 2016, Devin released an album entitled "Urban Classic" and would even write the theme song for the Boston Marathon music video "Unstoppable," which earned him a New England Emmy Award in 2017. Along with performing around New England, Devin created the New England Patriots’ anthem for the 2017 season "Full Throttle." The song is receiving constant airplay and national recognition.

Program sponsors include Kadence Arts, Cambridge Arts, The Mass Cultural Council, NAMM, and MIT, Kimco, the Charles River Conservancy, the Central Square Business Association, Magazine Beach Partners, DCR and Forest City.

The event takes place Thursday, June 21, 5-8pm, in front of the Powder Magazine at Magazine Beach Park in Cambridge. Rain date: Friday, June 22,. For further information about the June 21st program and other summer events at Magazine Beach Park, go to: magazinebeach.org/events/.

Shorter calendar listing:
*Make Music Boston @ Magazine Beach–Thurs., June 21, 5-8pm (rain date: Friday, June 22) FREE.
Kick off summer with Converge Arts and Make Music Boston: Hear a teen-produced showcase of youth musicians, featuring acts from the Mattapan Teen Center, Cambridge Community Center, The Dance Complex, along with teaching artist and NE Emmy Award winning composer Devin Ferreira! Enjoy lawn games, visual art-making activities, food truck and free yoga! For more information, see: www.makemusicboston.org.Co-sponsored by Cambridge Arts, Make Music Boston and Converge