Festival at the Farm is a music festival that serves as an escape from the city life of Boston to a simpler, almost pastoral setting in Canton, MA on Prowse Farm.

The festival features bands such as Lettuce from New York, The Wood Brothers from Nashville, and Brett Dennen from central California. However, it also serves as a showcase of the diverse local talent. The Ballroom Thieves, Ryan Montbleau, and Session Americana are among the Boston bands that will play the festival.

This event will also include locally sourced food vendors, culinary workshops, a spacious lawn for picnics, craft vendors, and a kid zone that includes an animal show, a pop-up bookstore and family-friendly yoga.

Ryan Montbleau is a singer-songwriter from Peabody that mixes rock, folk, soul, blues, and funk. He will play Festival at the Farm on Sunday. His most recent album I Was Just Leaving released in March this year marks a change in Montbleau’s music—it features ballads that reflect on the loneliness he felt during his life on the road.

Boston-based Americana trio, The Ballroom Thieves, takes the stage on Saturday. Like many Americana and folk bands, their sound is comprised of harmony-rich, upbeat melodies. What distinguishes them from other bands within the genre is their alternative rock twist.

Session Americana is a Cambridge award-winning folk band that will perform on the second day of the festival. Their music is a cross between rock, country, and folk played by a harmonica, fiddle, and accordion in addition to a standard band set-up. Live shows are rowdy and dynamic, as the band members sit around one mic and switch instruments with ease. They call themselves “a rock band in a teacup — or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle.”

The festival takes place September 16th and 17th. We have two tickets up for grabs! This giveaway closes Saturday, September 9th at 10 PM, so get your submission in soon.

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