JP Music Festival Returns September 7

The free, ninth annual JP Music Festival ( ) will be held at Pinebank Field at Jamaica Pond ( ) on Saturday, September 7 from 12–7 p.m.

 The JP Music Festival features musicians, bands, group, or ensemble members who either live or work in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood. The festival will have two stages, rotating between them with continuous music for seven hours.

A Soundcloud playlist featuring this year’s performers can be heard at .

The festival lineup is:

Chandler Travis’s Philharmonette:

The Deplorables: winner of John Casey’s JP Bar Wars, from Doyle’s Cafe


The Footlight Club

Gentle Temper:  

JBJ and Blended Family:  

Killian Whall:

Mamadou Band:  

Motel Black:

Muhammad Seven & the Spring: 


The Party Band:  

Melisande “Molly” Pope:

Ray Liriano Experience:

Rick Berlin w/ The Nickel & Dime Band:

The Robert Blackhorse Project:

Savannah Sly & The Session Players:  

Smitt E. Smitty & The Feztones:

Trusty Sidekick:

Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys:  

Wildcat Slim:  

Event on Facebook:

A printed schedule will be included in all issues of the August 23 issue of the Jamaica Plain Gazette.

 Three area recording studios have generously donated one day of recording time to JP Music Festival performers who will be chosen at random, including Machine Gun Studios (, Zippah Recording (, and B. Kitty Studios (

 The festival will again offer music activities for kids with Jaymz Purtle.

In the coming weeks Stage Sponsor J.P. Licks will again be selling the Official Ice Cream Flavor of the JP Music Festival at all locations called, “Squirrel Nut Zipple.”

 This year’s top funders of the JP Music Festival are:

 • Founding Sponsor: Galway House (

• Premier Sponsor: Mission Realty Advisors (

• Stage Sponsors: J.P. Licks ( and Tres Gatos (

 • Major Sponsors:

Arborview Realty (

Core Empowerment (

The Frogmore (

Grenier Print Shop. (

The Haven (

JP Seafood Café (

The Midway Café (

Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley (

 For up-to-the-minute details, follow the festival on: Twitter: or Facebook:

 About the JP Music Festival The JP Music Festival is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that holds music events throughout the year. The festival began in 2011 and is organized by the acclaimed songwriter and musician Rick Berlin ( and Shamus Moynihan. For more information, visit

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