Call for Performers - Concerts in the Common 2023
Free outdoor entertainment series June 14–October 25, 2023
Application deadline: extended to March 27, 11:59pm
ANY APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL BE MOVED TO A BACKUP LIST AND CONSIDERED ONLY IF SPACE ALLOWS.
The Harvard Ed Portal is hiring family-oriented musical acts and stage performers to perform a 75-90 minute outdoor show on select Wednesday afternoons, June-October at the Brighton Farmers Market.
These free family-friendly concerts present an eclectic soundscape of live music and can include acoustic or amplified music, dance, storytelling and/or educational entertainment. We are actively seeking a wide array of genres, from Children’s music to hip hop, acapella, funk or mariachi –surprise us!
Our primary mission is to serve the Allston-Brighton community, including its creative economy. We are also focused on the rest of Boston and Cambridge. Preference will be given to applications from performers living, studying and/or working in these areas. However, we welcome artists living throughout Greater Boston. Performers can be emerging entertainers or long-time pros. Preference will be given to acts of 2 or more (including accompanist) or established soloists. BIPOC & LBGTQIA+ creatives are strongly encouraged to submit.
Performances will be held once or twice a month at 4:30 p.m. and take place at Brighton Common, a city park across from the Brighton Library with a large outdoor stage at one end, across from the Brighton Library. Performers should come prepared to plug in and play. Concerts in the Common will provide a simple stage setup: amps, a mic, an 110 volt outlet, a brief sound check and an event manager. Performers must bring their own instruments, props, additional sound equipment and/or crew, as desired. Load-in is at 3:45. Performances begin at 4:30 pm. Sets may be performed straight through for 75 minutes or 90 minutes with a 15-minute break.
Concerts are “fair weather only” but artists will be paid rain or shine as long as they report to the farmers market the day of the show.
Presented in partnership with the Brighton Farmer's Market and the Allston Brighton Health Collaborative.
To be considered this year:
Please submit a formal application, even if you are in one of our contact databases.
- Contact and Demographic Information
- 4 samples of past or proposed performances or material (at least one must be video clip or audio file) (Please submit images as JPEG files no larger than 2000 pixels max width @ 72 DPI. ALL FILES MUST BE NAMED AND NUMBERED "lastname.firstname_title01")
- 2-4 promotional photos.
ONLINE SUBMISSION PERIOD: Now–March 27
SELECTION NOTIFICATION: April 14, 2023
CRITERIA for jurying submissions may include, but are not limited to: appropriateness for an all-age audience; readiness for 75-90 minute outdoor set; connection to local community; quality of performance and audience engagement; and diversity of style or genre.
We look forward to reviewing your application!
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Contact the Harvard Ed Portal: at 617-496-5022 or email@example.com. Staff is available if you speak Portuguese, English and/or Spanish.
About the Ed Portal:
The Harvard Ed Portal (HEP) is a collaborative partnership involving Harvard, the Allston-Brighton community, and the City of Boston. Created in close consultation with the Allston community, it’s a space where Allston-Brighton residents, students, families, and professionals from every walk of life participate in innovative programming and learn from one another. From K–12 education and family programs, to opportunities for digital learning, career and economic development, personal wellness, and the arts, the Ed Portal provides countless resources to support and enrich the lives of those in and around the community.