Get your maps and open up your calendar app—it’s time to plan your summer of jazz in New England.
Green River Festival
The big “destination” jazz festivals are major events, but aficionados making vacation plans will be missing out if they don’t at least take a look at the musical offerings of the smaller festivals.
One of the best music festivals in New England is the annual “Green River Festival,” which takes place in Greenfield, Massachusetts—this year on July 20-21, 2013—along with its own hot air balloon festival.
[Updated June 21] Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer. Beaches reopen, and the jazz festival season follows close on their heels. Indeed, the first major festival kicks off this Friday, before June has even begun.
Through the years, the Green River Festival has grown and I found this year it was harder to get into some of the smaller stages. It might be time to bump up the size of some of the smaller tents, so that people outside the tent can see what’s happening on the stage inside the tent, too.