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Sound On Music Festival: WBUR’s Mass. Favorite of the NPR Tiny Desk Contest Lee Zangari and friends

OJ Slaughter for WBUR
OJ Slaughter for WBUR

Time & Date

Friday, May 12, 2023, 7:00 pm

This event is in person only. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Event Location

WBUR CitySpace890 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215Open in Google Maps

Ticket Price



Sound On is a concert series highlighting rising local musicians. Artists run the gamut from fresh faces new on the scene and experiencing a meteoric rise, to tried-and-true musicians who’ve been around for decades and are creating their most resonant work to date. Most importantly, the musicians featured in the series are producing excellent, original and compelling work — right in Boston’s own backyard.

Lee Zangari, WBUR’s Massachusetts favorite of the NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest, headlines a special Sound On festival bringing together an intimate collection of artists for an evening of music that will stay with audiences long after the lights go dark. The South Shore-based musician's song "A Man Is A Man" captured our attention and affection among the nearly 150 Tiny Desk Contest entries from Massachusetts due to their exquisite verse and chorus plucked over a mountain dulcimer. WBUR arts and culture reporter Amelia Mason wrote that at their best, “Zangari’s songs mine intimacy from abstraction.”

Joining Zangari are Prateek Poddar, whose “honest, elegant songcraft and luminous voice capture the ear and heart immediately” according to the Boston Globe, and interdisciplinary artist Eleanor Elektra, who fuses folk, jazz and classical music for a cinematic experience.

CitySpace Tickets
Premiere: $25.00 (includes reserved seating)
General: $15.00
Student: $5.00

Ways To Save
WBUR Sustainers and Members save $5.00 on tickets to this event. To apply the discount to your ticket purchase online, you’ll need to enter a promo code. You can get your code by emailing

Registrants may be contacted by CitySpace about this or future events.

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