Any roots music lover will tell you that Cambridge, MA has been a breeding ground and focal point of traditional American music for generations. The musicians, venues, and fans from and traveling through Cambridge over the years have paved a way of camaraderie, support, and yes, even a little love for all those who follow.
Each year, with Cambridge as its modest host, the New England Americana Festival takes Harvard Square, the heart of the city, by storm. The 3-day Festival features well over 50 local music acts on various stages and venues around the Square. Atop the non-stop musical performances, the Festival is accompanied by local non-profit organizations, raffle prizes, the occasional burlesque performance by local theatre troops, and much more.
More information on 2013′s Festival will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
The New England Americana Association is a community based organization, seeking to serve as a catalyst for the cohesion, promotion, growth, and recognition of the local roots music scene of New England. NEA organizes music festivals, hosts shows, produces recordings, and provides multiple services to the music community of musicians and music consumers.
Mission and Vision
The New England Americana Association exists in order to bringing greater coherence to and bring local and national attention to the roots music scene of New England. It’s mission is to create lasting collaborations between local artists and individuals in the industry in an effort to catalyze further creative endeavors, both within and beyond the New England Americana umbrella. This mission includes, but is not limited to, festival production/promotion, concert production/promotion, recording production, creation of online marketing and musician resources, and band agency/brokerage firm.
The New England Americana is established upon the values of fostering a strong, local, artistic community that works together; bringing national attention to a vast pool of roots music talent; encouraging the mentoring interaction between established entities and prospective entities; holding a responsibility in maintaining the lifeline of a musical tradition; and, creating community benefits which continue to surpass the direct oversight of New England Americana itself.