Harvard Square Folk Festival

Cambridge Folk Festival

Tift Merritt performing. Photo courtesy of Bryan Ledgard

Four short years ago, the Harvard Square Business Association declared that September will be known as Folk Music Month. To commemorate the celebration, in partnership with Club Passim, they are throwing the Second Annual Harvard Square Folk Festival this Sunday, the 21st from 12-4pm.

The novel, Revival, by Scott Alarik inspired the Harvard Business Association to begin Folk Music Month and subsequently the festival.  [Editor’s Note: Want to read the book that inspired it all? Click here!] They felt that the vibrant folk scene in Harvard Square truly exemplifies the concept of revival.

“For this novel to inspire its own tradition is the best award I can imagine – especially in Harvard Square, the world’s premier folk hive,” Alarik said of the Month.

This event is free and family-friendly! The celebration doesn’t end there, with events happening all month long. Chowderfest is also on the 21st, from 2-4pm in Brattle Plaza. Stay in the area after enjoying some great music to get a taste of local chowder.

Read on for a full lineup!

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