The Edge – Boston Herald by Michael Marrotta

ALL’S FAIR IN ALLSTON


Allston Village Street Fair: Urban Mardi Gras, Harvard Avenue between Brighton Avenue and Cambridge Street. Sunday from noon to 6 p.m., all-ages. FREE
For a neighborhood so youthfully vibrant and culturally diverse, Allston gets a bad rap. It breeds creativity and a modern bohemia rarely seen in other areas of the Hub. Sunday, the Parents and Community Build Group’s Allston Village Street Fair shows off exactly what Allston offers year-round: a litany of live performances, several local businesses taking to the streets and thousands of people coming together in one giant party highlighting more than 30 live performances from 2 outdoor stages and street performers, vendors, artists, and craftspeople show off their wares; and Harvard Avenue morphs into Bourbon Street for this year’s Mardi Gras theme. Grab some beads, rock out and have some fun, Allston-style.

MAIN STAGE BANDS
Main Stage Emcee: James McGruder
  • Boston University Marching Band - 12:00p.m. - 12:30p.m.
  • Daniel Laurent - 12:30p.m. - 12:40p.m.
  • Hobo Chili - 12:40p.m. - 1:30p.m.
  • Blindspot - 1:30p.m. - 2:20p.m.
  • Charlie Keating Band - 2:20p.m. - 3:10p.m.
  • Savor the Silence - 3:10p.m. - 4:00p.m.
  • Cruel Miracle - 4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
  • The Hirsh Gardner Project - 5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Special Guest Performances by:
  • Kaylee Federmann - 1:30p.m.
  • Daniel Laurent - 2:20p.m. and 3:10p.m.
  • Julia Capuzzi - 4:00p.m.

2ND STAGE BANDS
  • DJ Daz-One - 2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
  • DJ Fab - 4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Hirsh Gardner
STREET PERFORMANCES & INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES
  • 3 Herb Chambers Companies Vehicles
  • 2 Moonbounces
  • The CultureHouse
  • SPK - Silent Party King Headphones
  • Marcus Santos and aNova Brazil
  • Keytar Bear
  • Jenny The Juggler
  • Snow, Living Statue - Marysia Walcerz
  • BringtheHoopla - HooplaZone Hula Hooping
  • Zoo New England
  • Lou "The BalLOUnist" Johnson
  • Winchester School of Chinese Culture Origami Art
  • The Corner Art Room
PROMOTIONAL GIVEAWAYS & MORE! 86 Food Court and Arts & Crafts Vendors - The AVSF Festival is always FUN and FREE!!!