Sweet Honey in the Rock

The Center for Arts at the Armory 191 Highland Ave. #1C, Somerville, MA

The Center for Arts at the Armory welcomes Grammy Award® nominated Sweet Honey in the Rock to the stage as part of our Spotlight Series in March 2023. The musical collective’s most recent album release, #LoveInEvolution, is the 24th recording in their legacy of tight harmonies and arts-based activism that spans four decades. Sweet Honey […]

Kaki King

Crystal Ballroom 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA

Considered to be one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, composer and musician Kaki King is on a constant quest to push the boundaries of her instrument. Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” King presents Everybody Loves You: 20th Anniversary to celebrate the 20 years since her debut record, which is one […]

Arts at the Armory Spotlight Series Presents John Scofield Solo Guitar

The Center for Arts at the Armory 191 Highland Ave. #1C, Somerville, MA

Three-time Grammy Award winner John Scofield, a jazz innovator who has collaborated with Miles Davis and Chet Baker, comes to Arts at the Armory’s Spotlight Series on April 1st. Scofield is a “stylistic chameleon” with more than 40 recordings under his belt, and moves seamlessly between blues, jazz funk, and orchestral ensembles. The acclaimed master […]

Sona Jobarteh

Somerville Theatre 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA

Sona Jobarteh is a professional virtuoso on the kora, a West African stringed instrument. Effortlessly blending different musical styles, Jobarteh and her electric Afropop band play songs about cultural identity, gender, education, love, and respect. 

Somerville Porchfest 2023

Somerville PorchFest 2023 will take place on Saturday, May 13th (RD the 14th) from 12 to 6pm. Noon to 2pm: West Zone 2-4pm: Central Zone 4-6pm: East Zone Perhaps you’ve sat on your porch and overheard a neighbor strumming guitar on another porch? Porchfest takes this idea and multiplies it. This is not a festival […]

Boston Gay Pride

The event includes live performances from local LGBTQ+ artists offering a safe space on City Hall property where everyone has an opportunity to come together in an uplifting and welcoming environment. The City of Boston’s theme for this event will be “PRIDE: Past, Present, and Future!” Highlights of Boston Gay Pride Week include the official […]

ArtBeat 2023

1 Davis Square 1 Davis Square, Somerville, MA

The Somerville Arts Council's annual multicultural arts festival showcases the City's diverse and vibrant arts communities and attracts ten thousand visitors to Davis Square. Presented by the Somerville Arts Council (SAC) and Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, ArtBeat has reached its 37th year and features an eclectic mix of music, dance, theater, food, performance, and interactive activities. […]

Evolution of Hip-Hop festival

The 9th Annual Evolution of Hiphop Festival is happening on Saturday, August 19, 2023, under the afternoon sky in Union Square, Somerville, Massachusetts, If you are interested in participating, ~please complete and submit this form with links or samples of your work. Entries will be reviewed and our performance roster will be made public during […]


Seven Hills Park, Davis Square Seven Hills Park, Davis Square, Somerville, MA

Somer Fest exists to produce annual, culturally rich entertainment for the local community while also highlighting people of color among its vendors, volunteers and other associated personnel. Somer Fest emerged in 2018 out of a dearth of performative platforms and outlets which people of color are able to leverage.