Mighty Mighty Bosstones to Play Outside the Box Festival on Boston Common

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Those of you looking for a Bosstones fix between Throwdowns are in luck. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are part of a very long roster of bands playing the new “Outside the Box” Festival. 

bosstones boston common flyerThe festival claims to be the first of its kind in a variety of ways:

From July 13th – 20th, the first annual performing arts festival will turn public spaces like the Boston Common and City Hall Plaza into performance spaces, with over 200 events showcasing the best of Boston and Massachusetts.

And one of the things that makes Outside The Box so revolutionary? Every event is completely FREE!

In true festival tradition, Outside The Box not only aims to unify the community, but to make art accessible to everyone. From theater to dance, the symphony to independent bands, classic to cutting-edge – whatever your preference, Outside The Box will intrigue you, draw you in, and introduce you to new talent. All you have to do is show up, and let our diverse programming do the rest.

Well, you can’t argue with free and you can’t argue with anyone willing to host the Bosstones. Our favorite band on the bill will be playing on Saturday, July 20, 8 – 9:30pm. The location is simply labeled “Boston Common – The Beacon.” If you’ve got a clue what that is, leave a note in the comments. My guess is that it’s just the name of a particular stage that will be erected on the common.

The Bosstones last released The Magic of Youth in December of 2011. Per usual, they have a few other oddball shows this summer.

UPDATE 5/30/13: The unofficial after-party for this show is Mash it Up Fest at the Middle East Downstairs. Samuel Adams Presents: Bim Skala Bim, Pressure Cooker, John DeCarlo and Company plus special guests – 18+ $10 Advance / $12 Day of Show. Check the Facebook Event.

UPDATE 7/16/13: Bosstones are playing on the Beacon Stage. It’s at the corner of Charles and Beacon. Maps below.

Boston Common Map

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – “Toxic Toast” – Hometown Throwdown #15 Night 1 12/29/12


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