I don’t know how I missed this in my weekly post, “What’s Happening This Week” so I wanted to give the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival a shout out.
Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival is free on Saturday, Sept. 24th
Billed as Boston’s biggest block party, this annual event is a free, outdoor concert that is worth checking out. The festival features jazz, Latin, blues, funk, and groove performances. The festival offers world-class music on three stages, phenomenal food and drink, arts, crafts, and unique gifts.
This year’s entertainment includes Al Jarreau, Marcus Santos Brazilian Drum Group and Dan Moretti. For more information on all the musicians who will be playing check out the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival performance schedule.
Tomorrow, August 17th from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Beat Brasserie in Harvard Square will present a musical tribute to Prince. The evening will feature live performances adhering to Prince’s style and substantial influence on music today, including funk, rock, R&B, new wave, soul, psychedelic and pop.
Are you in Provincetown this week? The Boatslip is paying tribute to Madonna today so head over and check it out. Tea Dance is from 4PM – 7PM.
FREDDIE FOR A DAY
Boston joins cities all over the world to celebrate the life, memory and music of Freddie Mercury with “Freddie For A Day”. In addition to celebrating Mercury’s music contributions the evening brings people together to help raise awareness and funds for the Mercury Phoenix Trust – fighting AIDS worldwide.
Boston’s “Freddie For A Day” celebration takes place at the Oberon Theater on Wednesday night. Three local bands will pay tribute to and perform Queen songs while a silk aerialist dressed as Freddie Mercury performs overhead.
A raffle and costume contest will also be held so come down to The Oberon in Cambridge and enjoy an evening of great music. Tickets on sale now through OBERON for $20 and limited half priced tickets on sale through Bostix.
Tickets to Freddie Mercury Tribute
Do you remember this alternative rock hit by King Missile? I remember Boston radio station, 101.7 WFNX, having this in heavy rotation when it first came out in the early 90s, but I hadn’t given it much thought until I was reading Blobby’s blog last week, and I saw his accompanying photo to his post, Penis Song.
The lyrics of this song still make me laugh. The opening line is, “I woke up this morning with a bad hangover and my penis was missing again.” If you’ve never heard the song before I’m glad I could share it with you and if you are familiar – enjoy the throwback.
If you are a Britney fan you’ll want to see Todrick Hall’s latest video, which he released last week. You’ll be singing along in no time.
I admit that I’m a Zachary Quinto fan and I’m a Missy Elliot fan so there was no way I wasn’t going to post this video of Quinto putting it on the line in his lip sync battle where he performs “Get Ur Freak On”. I hope it brings a smile to your face as well.
Have a great Saturday night