Ringer Parklife: 10 bands and artists named to Allston’s Fresh Air music festival

This year around Boston could go down as the Summer of the Independent Music Festival. First it was the second-annual Fuzzstival in Cambridge stacking the deck with 15 bands this August, then the fifth-annual Starlabfest in Somerville announced its 12-band lineup for July. Now, Allston is getting into the action as the tireless folks at Boston Hassle present Fresh Air, an all-day, all-ages, and free event that brings 10 bands and performers to Allston’s Ringer Park on Saturday, June 21.

Much like the others fests going on around town this summer, Fresh Air will feature multiple stages. Performers on the “Electric Stage” will include Tomboy, Free Pizza, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Candy Truck and more to be announced. Slated for the “Acoustic Stage” are Frozen Corn, Fistful of Nipples, Homeshopper, Pancho The Kid, Rob Noyes, and Sophie Dickinson.

UPDATE June 20, 10:42 a.m. EST: Here are the latest set times:

Electric Stage
12pm) Candy Truck
1pm) Free Pizza
2pm) IAN
3pm) Frank Hurricane
4pm) Keith Fullerton Whitman
5pm) Tomboy

Acoustic Stage
12:30pm) Sophie Dickinson
1:30pm) Homeshopper (Steve Norton/ Dave Gross duo)
2:30pm) Frozen Corn
3:30pm) Rob Noyes
4:30pm) Pancho The Kid
5:30pm) Fistful of Nipples

Says the Hassle:

“After being denied in its attempt to organize a similar, free, outdoor show last year, and after maneuvering through mountains of red tape and permit applications, Boston Hassle is proud to announce its first ever officially sanctioned outdoor show in a city park: Fresh Air: Ringer Park ’14.”

If all goes well, expect more Fresh Air events around town.

“Fresh Air is the first in a hopefully ongoing series of Boston Hassle organized FREE events organized in city parks in the Greater Boston area,” the Hassle writes. “As Boston Hassle continues to work with the city of Boston, and its surrounding cities, to organize more free outdoor events for public consumption, allow your mind to wander and dream of the possibilities.”

Boston Hassle cites the Jackson Mann Community Center, Joyce Linehan, Carol Downs, and Boston Parks & Recreation “for helping to make this event possible. And special thanks to Allston DIY Fest for paving the way for events like this one.”

Check out some of the performers below…