East Boston Main Streets Highlights Acoustic on Main August 14-23, 2015

(EASTBOSTON – August 10, 2015)– Back by popular demand, East Boston Main Streets invites East Boston businesses to participate in “Acoustic on Main,” a 10-day event in East Boston’s Main Streets District celebrating and promoting local small businesses and musical performers. 

Beginning Friday August 14th through Sunday August 23rd, 10 am – 10 pm, all Main Streets small businesses are invited to host acoustic performances with up to 5 instrumental or vocal performers – no need to apply for a live entertainment license and no fees. The hours have been expanded from the last time we did this to encompass more daytime performance opportunities (brunch anyone?), and coincide with several great retail events including The Sales Tax holiday (Sat & Sun, August 15-16)

“We are excited to enliven our Main Streets districts with music to support our local businesses while also supporting our local musicians,” said Mayor Walsh. “Consider shopping locally and taking in a performance during Acoustic on Main and empower our neighborhoods to thrive.”

Businesses and musicians who wish to participate can register at the Acoustic on Main website (http://www.cityofboston.gov/acousticonmain/), and businesses hosting events are also welcome to submit those events to the City of Boston’s online calendar.  As the schedule develops, members of the public are encouraged to follow and engage with the event using #AcousticOnMain.  

Business Registration link:  http://bit.ly/1KCtWJ3
Musician Registration link: http://bit.ly/1SOQDMi

“This is a great opportunity to showcase acoustic performers and to highlight our thriving business district by connecting musicians to business owners.  We encourage East Boston residents and visitors alike to shop our local businesses, eat at our local restaurants, and cheer on our local musicians. Small businesses truly are the catalyst for so much positive change in our community – let’s get out and support them while also supporting local live music,” explains Max Gruner, Executive Director of EBMS.

Acoustic on Main is a partnership of Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the City Council’s Committee on Arts & Culture and Committee on Small Business, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Office of Arts & Culture, Consumer Affairs and Licensing and Office of Business Development.

EBMS is a non-profit corporation. Our mission is to create a more vibrant business district by initiating private and public improvements, promoting commerce, and supporting efforts to improve the quality of life for all who live, work and do business in East Boston.