Unity Park (First Street, Turners Falls, MA 01376, Turners Falls MA)
Join Música Franklin for our 5th Annual Fun Fest, a FREE festival featuring musical performances, entertainment, and crafts for the whole family! Listen to world-class music, try your hand at an instrument in our “petting zoo”, make-and-take a craft project, get your face painted, play with giant bubbles, take a Latin dance workshop, step on our giant piano mat, shop local craft vendors, and grab a bite from the nearby food trucks. Due to weather, Fun Fest has been moved to Sunday, May 21st, at the beautiful Unity Park in downtown Turners Falls.
Música Franklin offers free after-school music and social justice training for youth in Greenfield and Turners Falls. Through learning music, students gain skills that will help them succeed throughout their lives. Our mission is *preparing students for a brighter future through music.* We are joined this year by collaborators Art Space of Greenfield and The Art Garden, each offering a participatory craft project.
Fun Fest is funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies. Also made possible by the generous support of the following businesses and institutions: River Culture, Mass Cultural Council, Community Foundation of Western Mass, Franklin First Credit Union, Greenfield Savings Bank, Franklin County Community Development Corporation, and Paul Redeker Rentals.
We have an AMAZING lineup of performers for Fun Fest 2023, including Abena Koomson-Davis, Isabella Mendes, Música Franklin students, Expandable Brass Band, Djeli Forchion, Chris Yerlig, and Viva Quetzal! Visit our website for their full bios.
Schedule (subject to change)
10:30-11:15 Pre-festival song circle workshop with Abena Koomson-Davis at the LAVA Center, 324 Main St. in Greenfield
12:30-1:00 Expandable Brass Band
1:00-1:40 Abena Koomson-Davis
1:40-2:00 Expandable Brass Band
2:00-2:45 Música Franklin students
2:45-3:15 Storyweaving with Djeli Forchion
3:00-5:30 Wandering Mime with “Sir Mimealot”
3:15-4:00 Isabella Mendes
4:00-4:30 Latin dance workshop with Elsa Borrero
4:30-5:20 Viva Quetzal