The first ever Boston Calling festival was a success. Such a success, they announced Boston Calling 2 to take place in September. It’s no secret that Boston is one of the best markets for concerts, so it was only a matter of time before another area festival was announced.
Meet the Boston area’s newest music festival - The Nines. This one day music and art event will take place August 10th in Devens, MA and will feature Explosions in the Sky, Delta Spirit and more. Early bird tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10am.
Additional information regarding the festival can be found below.
The NINES, New England’s newest music and arts festival, a multi-stage, multi-arts summer festival will present a diverse lineup of nationally touring and emerging artists. The all ages event will also feature comedy, art installations, exhibits, interactive art projects, crafts, tasty food and beverages and more.
Sited on the twenty-acre manicured athletic grounds of Willard Field in Devens, MA, The NINES is conveniently accessed directly off of Route 2, and under an hour drive from Greater Boston and southern New Hampshire and only 90 minutes from the Pioneer Valley. Gates will open at Noon on Saturday, August 10th and music starts at 1:00 PM.
The NINES attendees will enjoy a lineup of mixed musical styles represented by Explosions in the Sky, Delta Spirit, Walk Off The Earth, Shuggie Otis, Kid Koala and many more on two stages with no overlapping sets, while a mix of the region’s best emerging to established comedians will take up residence under the “Stitch” comedy tent, curated by Harvard Square’s The Comedy Studio and hosted by the Comedy Studio’s impresario Rick Jenkins. A 21+beer garden will provide a selection of beer and wine.
“Our mission is to bring attention to the breadth of artistic talent in our region, bring top-tier bands to our area and build on this year after year,” says Monica Hinojos, Executive Director of Ayer-based 3Rivers Arts, co-producer of the NINES. “We want to introduce audiences to Central Massachusetts as a hub of artistic talent, and hopefully, a regular summer tour stop for their favorite bands. Our vision is for a happy side-effect of the NINES to be a cultural and economic boost for the area as well.”
A limited number of early bird tickets and “Patron of the Arts” VIP tickets priced will go on sale Friday, June 7th, at 10AM at the Acton, Mass. Enterprise Bank branch (located at 340 Great Road/ Route 2A) for in person, cash only purchases. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster locations or charged by phone by calling 800-653-8000. Children under 10 admitted free if accompanied by parent or guardian.
“Patron of the Arts” (VIP) tickets include premier parking, fast lane entry, access to the private Cloud 9 lounge, arts garden and viewing area, complimentary beverages and hospitality, air conditioned restrooms, the NINES official 2013 poster and more.
Early Bird tickets will be available only as long as supplies last. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.
The NINES is a presentation of 3Rivers Arts in association with Great Northeast Productions, Inc.
For more information go to the official NINES Festival web site: theninesfestival.com and follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/theninesfestival and Twitter at Twitter.com/theninesfest