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WERS 88.9 FM, Emerson College’s public radio station, has announced its first-ever Wicked Good Festival, featuring free performances from Bleachers, Buffalo Tom, Juliana Hatfield, Air Traffic Controller, and more to be announced.
The festival is free, open to the public, and will be located at the Boston Common Parade Grounds on the corner of Beacon and Charles Street. Families are encouraged to attend this daylong event.
Bleachers is an American indie-pop act based in New York City and fronted by Jack Antanoff. Formerly of Steel Train and Fun, Antanoff will bring hit songs “Rollercoaster,” “I Wanna Get Better,” “Don’t Take the Money” and more to this first-ever WERS community event.
The festival will also celebrate the works of Boston-based and nationally acclaimed artists Buffalo Tom, Juliana Hatfield, and Air Traffic Controller. More local groups are still to be announced, including the winner of 90.9 WBUR’s “Wicked Good Boston Favorite” contest, a competition for a local favorite to be determined this summer from among the 158 Massachusetts musicians who previously entered NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest earlier this year.
“All of us here at the station are looking forward to bringing our passion for music out of the studio and onto the Boston Common,” said WERS General Manager, Jack Casey. “We expect that the festival will be a great day for families, friends, and music lovers from all over the region to come together and enjoy a world-class event. Best part, we’re going to be able to do this completely free to the public.”
WERS is working with fellow public radio station WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, to bring the Festival to even more local residents.
“WBUR is excited to collaborate with our fellow public radio station WERS on the Wicked Good Festival,” said WBUR Station Manager, Corey Lewis. “WBUR and WERS listeners are civic minded, engaged and passionate about supporting the arts, so we know there will be a strong turn-out.”
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