2019 Festival | June 9–16, 2019
Saturday, June 15, 2019, 2pm-4pm
Wilber/Colonial Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown
Admission FREE for Parents and Children. All ages welcome.
Part One: 2pm
Promised Land presents En Avant! A musical history of the American melting pot
Join the three multi-instrumentalists and singers of Promised Land in an interactive journey through five centuries of American music. Your guides will share a multitude of immigrant stories and sounds, including guitar, jaw harp, tambourine, penny whistle, fiddle, bansuri, bagpipes, harmonica, bodhran, oud, and riqq, delving into the patchwork of historical and modern traditions that make up American culture.
Part Two: 3pm
Scavenger Hunt at the World-Famous BEMF Exhibition
Find old and unusual instruments and meet the people who make them—with special prizes and treats for all!