Boston Calling is Back!
This month, Boston Calling is back with its third festival weekend, and the lineup looks so good! I have loved seeing City Hall Plaza transformed by the organizers of this festival series, and am so glad to see that in addition to the spring event, there is already a fall weekend lined up!
The May weekend festival (May 23-25) includes more than 20 acts over the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Particularly exciting for me, Jack Johnson is playing on the Friday night. I have such a soft spot for his music – my boyfriend used to play his song “Banana Pancakes” while making me banana pancakes on the weekend (reader: I married him). The rest of the weekend includes Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, Modest Mouse, and so many more! Take a look at the full lineup online.
I went to the last Boston Calling, and it was so much fun to enjoy great music against the backdrop of downtown Boston! It was such a departure from the way I normally interact with that part of the city. Last year, I spent a little time with friends at the more relaxed “beer garden” area (image below), and it was great to be able to choose between listening from the more the relaxed patio or being close to the stage.
In addition to beverages, there are also food stands – this year including local favorite’s Bon Me and Roxy’s. What a fun way to spend a weekend! I might be out of town for the September festival but, people, Lorde and Nas x the Roots! Boston Calling is definitely one to watch.
Boston Calling, May 23-25, Government Center. 1-Day Friday Pass or a variety of VIP passes still available, see the Boston Calling website for details.