Passim’s Festival 47: Concert for Cambridge

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Festival 47: A Concert for Cambridge will be held on the Cambridge Common in Harvard Square on Saturday, May 21, 2005 as part of the three-day anniversary celebration of Passim’s 47 year history. This free concert for the Cambridge community will feature a host of local artists throughout the day, creating a community event that will highlight Passim’s ties to the local community. The concert will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a children’s performance featuring Moussa Traore and Timinandi and will continue with performances from Chris Smither, The Resophonics, Jim Kweskin, Jake Armerding, Rachael Davis, Jabe Beyer, Spider John Koerner, Christopher Williams, and The Loomers. Children’s activities will continue throughout the day with face painting, a dance tent with instructors of various styles, arts and crafts, storytelling and much more, including activities coordinated by the Boston Children’s Museum.

All the talent for the three-day festival is being donated and the funds raised by the events will benefit the Passim Folk Music and Cultural Center’s music
education programs, Culture for Kids and the Passim School of Music. There is one performance slot reserved for a Sonicbids member to play at Festival 47 on May 21st. Genres accepted include folk and folkrock, bluegrass, and blues preferred and all similar genres. Solo or duo highly preferred

Chris Smither headlines this festival. Concerts preceding the Saturday festival feature Alison Krauss, David Grisman, Tom Rush, Ellis Paul, Lori McKenna, Richard Thompson, and others. Event sponsors include Newbury Comics, BCBS of Massachusetts, Citizens Bank, Rounder Records, Trinity Real Estate and Sonicbids.