“Summer Revels” Returns To Boston
With Free Waterfront Performances June 24 & 25

Celebrating the beginning of summer, the 4th annual “Summer Revels” returns to Boston with two open-air performances on June 24 and 25 at Children’s Wharf Park at the Boston Children’s Museum. Rain or shine showtime is 7:15 p.m.

Directed by Patrick Swanson with music direction by George Emlen, "Summer Revels" is free and open to all. Organizers suggest guests bring a blanket or lawn chair and wear white for the Summer Solstice.

Filled with music, dance and songs from Africa, New Orleans, Haiti and the Georgia Sea Islands, “Revels” will feature singers Janice Allen and David Coffin, Haitian guitarist and entertainer Gifrants, The Revels Chorus of adults and children, the acclaimed Solstice String Band, Arc-en-Ciel, a local Haitian children’s dance troupe, and the New Orleans-style Revolutionary Snake Ensemble. Pre-show entertainments include morris dancing, jugglers, and larger-than-life puppets.

Showcasing Boston’s cultural diversity. “Summer Revels” will end each evening with communal singing and the lighting of a symbolic summer beacon along Boston’s waterfront.

The Boston Children’s Museum, located at 300 Congress Street in Boston, is accessible via the MBTA’s new Courthouse Station on the Silver Line or South Station on the Red Line. Parking is available at several public garages, including the Rowe's Wharf Garage.

“Summer Revels” is collaboration between Revels and the Boston Children’s Museum, and is supported, in part, by The Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, Wainwright Bank, The Friends of Fort Point Channel and Standard Parking. Media sponsors include WBZ NewsRadio 1030; WBUR-FM; The Boston Metro; The Boston Phoenix and The Boston Parents’ Paper.

-- OnStage Boston


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