Boston Calling is a fantastically fun 3-day music festival located right here in Boston that takes place over Memorial Day Weekend. Going into its 10th year, it started off modest, getting more popular with each year. This year is slated to be the biggest festival yet with the FOO FIGHTERS & YEAH YEAH YEAHS; THE LUMINEERS & ALANIS MORISSETTE; and PARAMORE & QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE as the headliners. There is always a great variety of artists each year. Running May 26th through May 28th, the festival is located on the Harvard Athletic complex in Allston, and it makes for a perfect place to see live music. The venue is set away from the city, making it a comfortable place to enjoy the music. The concert ground is a convenient 10-minute walk from the Harvard T Stop on the Red Line.
I was lucky enough to see a few artists in the last few years. The legendary Metallica still puts on a high energy show that has a set list that spans their entire career. Weezer is always a fun time, and they always play all the favorite songs you know and love. Run the Jewels is also an artist that you don’t want to miss. Other highlights of this year’s line up are Niall Horan, The Flaming Lips, Maren Morris and The Linda Lindas. There are also many up-and-coming artists, so maybe you’ll find your new favorite band at this year’s Boston Calling!
Here’s what you need to know about the festival before you go:
DATES: Friday – May 26; Saturday – May 27; Sunday – May 28; various times & stages
LOCATION: Harvard Athletic Complex, Allston, MA
SCHEDULE: For a complete line-up please visit the Boston Calling site here
TICKETS: Click here for tickets
There is no lack of great food during the festival. Every year over 30 local restaurants will be on hand, providing the festival with plenty of options from your typical favorites like pizza and loaded fries to classic New England Clam Chowder and lobster rolls. The festival also features many local breweries and is sponsored by one of my favorite breweries, Sam Adams.