The 2011 New England Americana Festival will be Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - Sunday, April 3, 2011 at Church of Boston.
The New England Americana Festival is a music festival celebrating a long tradition of deep rooted American folk music. Over time, these roots have sprung many strong branches, the fruit of which we hope to share and celebrate throughout the 3 night festival of music and art. Bands from throughout the Northeast will be coming to share their versions of American folk music - their take on profound a tradition - a demonstative road map on keeping true and pushing forward. Not unlike folk of all traditions, Americana passes down a history of the experience of a people and holds equal value upon artist as well as audience. The sharing of folk art rests upon the interdependence of audience and artist, sharing in a communal experience - the basis upon which the festival rests.
"...[ It ] was a very special time and place to be a part of. Maybe it meant something. Maybe not, in the long ... but no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time and the world. Whatever it meant ..." - H.S. Thompson