The 2016 Festival took place on September 16 / 17 in Harvard Square
The first annual North Americana Festival kicked off at the legendary Club Passim on Friday, 9/16 and continued with an all day street concert in the heart of Harvard Square, free and open to the public.
We featured over a dozen of the region’s established & up-and-coming Americana artists, showcasing a diverse cross section from the genre.
For more than 50 years, Club Passim has been known as a premier listening room, presenting both new and established performers in a huge variety of genres ranging from folk to Celtic to jazz. The historic music venue presents more than 400 shows per year to an audience of over 30,000.
Harvard Square is a place of community, of history, of books, of ideas, and of learning. It is a place of bookstores and coffee houses, of fine dining and eclectic shopping. It is a place of folk music and old theaters, of Cuban ballet and world-class music, of street-performers and award-winning pizza, of public discourse, and public art. The free festival will take place on Brattle Street between Brattle Square and Church Street.