If Patriots Day around Boston marks the annual start of spring, then HarpoonFest at the Harpoon Brewery serves to kick our fun season into high gear. We’re sure the yearly suds-fest in Boston’s Seaport District has a lot to offer the thirsty reveler, but what usually gets our attention each spring is the musical lineup, a consistently impressive collection of New England bands and musicians that enhances HarpoonFest from a beer bash to a full-on party.
We once again raise a glass to the HarpoonFest booking team, as this weekend’s two-day event features 17 acts total, including many of our faves, like Bearstronaut, Dirty Bangs, Petty Morals, and Abbie Barrett. There’s a nice mix of styles and sounds from a range of artists who play across various stages around Boston. There’s even some piano action from the Howl At The Moon folk, which is great because you can listen to the Howl At The Moon performers without actually having to step foot into Howl At The Moon.
Before you get loose under the tent, check out a preview of each performer or band below. Tickets to each day of HarpoonFest are $25, and you can get more info on the actual event here. Just make sure you’re double-fisting during Bearstronaut’s set; things tend to get wild.