2nd Annual South Shore Indie Music Festival: Art Sustains Us
Saturday, June 11, 2016, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The 2nd annual South Shore Indie Music Festival 2016 is an all-day, outdoor live music festival at Fuller Craft Museum, from 12:00 to 8:00 pm on June 11, 2016 (rain date June 12), featuring over 18 live bands throughout the course of the day on two stages outside the Museum and on Porters Pond. Early bird admission $15 through May 27 Regular Admission: Adults $25 ($15 Students) Children under 12 are free with an adult admission.
The day includes: food trucks, Blue Hills Brewery Craft Beer Garden, craft activities for adults and kids, vendors, artist interviews, SolarCity Sustainability Film Series, and artwork inside and outside of the Museum. People come to the Museum, lay outside on blankets, view the artwork, enjoy the nature, and listen to music with friends and family. The theme for this year’s festival is sustainability. In keeping with that theme, the festival also features films, crafts, and guest speakers that will share information about lessening our environmental impact on the earth and future generations.
Our official slogan is Art Sustains Us! This year the festival will feature some of the regions best live bands performing edgy, original music: Aldous Collins, Chachi Carvalho, Will Dailey, Shea Rose, Wheat, The Quins, Hayley Thompson-King, Christina Alexander, Grace Morrison, Sadie Vada, The Parkington Sisters, Ada, Jenna Lotti, Christa Gniadek, Emily Grogan, Shane Tyler, The Wolff Sisters, Bruvs, Dark Matter, and Carlston Wood and the Wood Street Band. In case of rain on June 11, we move the festival to our rain date June 12. If it rains on June 12, we move the festival indoors.
What Makes This Music Festival Unique (aside from plenty of free parking) The South Shore Indie Music Festival is an annual, curated music festival that explores how #Art Sustains Us. Come experience a unique blend of musicians chosen for their craft and breadth of musical styles and creative processes. For one day they will share a stage. Genres will collide; voices will blend; and something new will be experienced in the intimate and natural environment of Fuller Craft Museum. The festival began last year as a response to the emergence of local talent that was writing and performing edgy, original music. Our goal then was to showcase that local talent, and that legacy is reflected in the number of musicians in our line up who are based south of Boston.
This is a 3-dimensional event—music meets craft meets nature—all working together to provide a robust, nuanced, and enjoyable event. Musicians will not only give amazing performances throughout the day, but also give us insight into the craft behind their music through brief post show interviews in our artKitchen Café. The Museum will have 6 exhibitions on view celebrating contemporary craft. For example “CounterCraft: Voice of the Indie Craft Movement”; “The Faces of Politics: In/Tolerance”; and “Paper and Blade: Modern Paper Cutting” are just a few of the craft exhibitions on view with artwork to challenge the eye and the mind. Throughout the day there will be hands-on craft activities for adults and children, including a large interactive sculpture designed by artist Duken Delpe. While people are outside Fuller Craft Museum enjoying the beautiful natural environment, scenic views, and outdoor sculpture—inside there is sustainable programming in line with our theme #ArtSustainsUs: brief talks, films, information, and demos provided by Project Green Schools, Equal Exchange, and Solar City (a full schedule or sustainability programming to be posted on the website).
Two Music Stages, One Designed by Artist Duken Delpe
The live music acts are programmed on two separate stages. The main stage is behind the Museum and this year is will be designed by a Brockton-based artist named Duken Delpe (read more on the artist below), who will transform the stage into one awe inspiring, interactive sculpture crafted entirely out of recycled metal. Each audience member can participate in the creation of the piece by adding pieces of recycled metal to the sculpture during the musical performances. The sculpture/stage will be 32 feet across and 12 feet high and will serve as a community sculpture to commemorate the day’s festivities. The second stage is the heart of the Museum on the courtyard with the backdrop of Porter’s Pond and Lew Sewell’s found object sculpture entitled “Duck.” More acoustic groups will perform on the patio stage a.k.a. the Blue Hills Brewery Craft Beer Garden.