Back in my younger days, Jamaica Plain wasn't exactly a hotbed of cool. It was kind of the neighborhood you never went to, and never had any reason to want to. Since the 90's, the neighborhood has completely reinvented itself, and there is nothing that proves this more than the 8th Annual Jamaica Plain Music Festival. The festival "... assembles a convergence of musical genres, drawing upon the wide-ranging artistic community living in this part of Boston." You would think that might handicap a festival as to what kind of artists they could book, but the line up is bonkers great. It includes blog favorites/must see every time we can bands like Hallelujah the Hills, The Sheila Divine, and Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys. Those three would be enough, but then they include bands we always mean to get around checking out like Merrie Amsterberg (who I have somehow managed to never see), Andy California, and Sidewalk Driver. Plus, there are a ton of other bands that we'll need to check out before the festival.
The 8th Annual Jamaica Plain Music Festival will take place September 8th from 12:00 to 7:00 at the Pinebank Baseball Field at Jamaica Pond. For more information, check out their website.