#FeatureFriday: Brockton Arts’ Downtown Brockton Arts and Music Festival
Brockton Arts hosted their sixth annual Downtown Brockton Arts and Music Festival from August 26 to August 28 this year. The festival had food, music, artwork, craft vendors and kids activities for all to enjoy.
The focus of Brockton Arts is to nurture, nourish, foster, and support the arts in the Brockton area. The organization began programming in 2001 as the Greater Brockton Society for Poetry and Arts, Inc. and officially changed the name to Brockton Arts, Inc. in 2013. It is a volunteer based arts and culture advocacy and support organization. Brockton Arts promotes literacy and writing skills for people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds through its poetry series, workshops and writing contests.
The event continues to grow each year; in its first year the event saw around 350 guests and now sees around 2,000 people each year. Brockton Arts recently moved to The Stacy Adams Cultural Arts Building. The festival was held for the first time at this location.
The three day festival began on August 26 with a reception and open house in the afternoon. That evening featured musical performances by Hannah Vaccaro, Shadrach Harriot and Mario Cerra.
From 1P.M. to 6 P.M on August 27 there was a DJ’s stage and tent in the parking lots. There were also food vendors and children’s activities. That night featured music from Sebastian Lucien, Charlot Lucien and Andrea Lovett, Mr. Love Ballad, Cruel Miracle and Christopher Johnson. The festival ended with a performance from the Brockton Symphony Brass Quintet on the evening of Sunday, August 28.
This year our staging, tables, and chairs were present at the event. We have enjoyed having our rental equipment at this event each year. It is a great event that supports the arts and music that are so important to the community.
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