Lineup set for inaugural Outside The Box festival

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Some of Boston’s best highlight the inaugural Outside The Box festival, a brand new nine day summer performing arts festival in the Hub. Scheduled to take place from July 13 to 21, the free festival will feature an array of artists from across all genres performing at Boston Common and City Hall Plaza.

Among the homegrown highlights are The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Buffalo Tom, Boys Like Girls and Siobhan Magnus, with Los Lobos, Lonestar, Blind Boys of Alabama and Taj Mahal just some of the premier acts from outside of New England scheduled to perform.

“It’s my gift to the City of Boston and arts lovers everywhere,” said philanthropist Ted Cutler, creator of Outside the Box, in a press release. “I want families to come out and enjoy all the great music and talented performers without having to buy a ticket. Their growing appreciation for the arts is priceless to me.”

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones will return home to headline the event at Boston Common on Saturday, July 21. Curated by WXRV 92.5 The River’s Music Director Matt Phipps, the will also feature opening sets from fellow Boston legends The Lemonheads and Buffalo Tom. The show will begin at 5 p.m.

Outside the Box will feature more than 200 performing artists from the wide spectrum of music and theater genres for all ages. A schedule of headlining acts is listed below. For a complete listing of performers and times, please visit www.outsidetheboxboston.org.

With the understanding that “Food is Art”, Outside the Box will also spotlight Boston’s top chefs including Ming Tsai, Todd English, Lydia Shire, Jody Adams, and Gordon Hamersley who will be providing cooking demonstrations and sampling at the Boston Food Fest 2013 on City Hall Plaza’s Culinary Stage from July 18 to 21.

2013 Outside The Box Festival – Music Highlights

Saturday, July 13
Boston Common
Boston Children’s Chorus – 12pm
Strange Fruit – 12:30pm
Alejandro Escovedo – 1pm
Los Lonely Boys – 2pm
Los Lobos – 3:15 pm
Rhythm of the Universe – 8pm

Sunday, July 14
Boston Common
Berklee Gospel Choir with Special Guest – 12pm
Dave Koz and Friends – 3pm
La Notte Della Taranta – 5pm
Smithsonian Jazz (Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald) – 6:30pm

Monday, July 15
Boston Common
Joe Robinson – 12pm
Air Traffic Controller – 2pm
Barnstar – 4:30pm
Dale Ann Bradley – 5:30pm
Ricky Skaggs – 6:30pm

Tuesday, July 16
Boston Common
Jan and Dean –12:30pm
Caroline Kole – 4:30pm
Lonestar – 6:30pm

Wednesday, July 17
Boston Common
Imagination Movers – 12pm
Evan Northrup – 12pm
Augustana – 5pm
Boys Like Girls – 6:30pm

Thursday, July 18
Boston Common
Isaac Delgado – 12pm
McAlister Drive – 5:30pm
Bryan White – 6:00pm
The Frontmen of Country Music – 6:30pm

City Hall Plaza
Bearstronaut – 3pm
Abadabad – 5pm
David Wax Museum – 6:30 pm
Gentlemen Hall – 8pm

Friday, July 19
Boston Common
Karen Diane – 1pm
Shun Ng – 2pm
Boston Gay Men’s Chorus – 4:30pm
Siobhan Magnus and Doubtful Guest – 5:30pm
Michael Londra’s Celtic Fire – 7pm

City Hall Plaza
The Alternate Routes – 3pm
Sarah Blacker – 5pm
Adam Jensen – 6pm
Adam Ezra Group – 7:30pm

Saturday, July 20
Boston Common
Guy Mendilow Ensemble – 2pm
Buffalo Tom – 5pm
The Lemonheads – 6:30pm
Mighty Mighty Bosstones – 8pm

City Hall Plaza

Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents – 1pm
Coyote Kolb – 5pm
Blind Boys of Alabama – 6:30pm
Taj Mahal Trio – 8pm

Sunday, July 21
City Hall Plaza
Alex Gable and Pasado De Moda – 1pm
Shye Ben Tzur & The Rajasthan Gypsies – 4pm

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