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, play with giant bubbles, jump on our giant piano mat, shop local craft vendors, and grab a bite from the nearby food trucks. It’s all happening at the beautiful Unity Park in downtown Turners Falls. Please SHARE this event widely and be sure to check back frequently as we continue to add to our offerings.
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.
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, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Community Foundation of Western Mass, Franklin First Credit Union, Greenfield Savings Bank, Clifford Oliver Photography, Art Space Greenfield, The Art Garden, Paul Redeker Rentals, and Franklin County Community Development Corporation. To become a sponsor or a vendor, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We have an AMAZING lineup of performers for Fun Fest 2023! Read below for their bios. Tentative schedule (subject to change)
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 Story Weaving with Djeli Forchion 3:00-5:30 Sir Mimealot 3:15-4:00 Isabella Mendes 4:00-4:30 Latin dance workshop with Elsa Borrero 4:30-5:20 Viva Quetzal