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8th Annual Linda Plaut Newton Festival of the Arts
July 22, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
July 21-22, 2023
Newton Community Pride (NCP) is excited to announce that the 8th Annual Linda Plaut Newton Festival of the Arts is back and scheduled for July 21 & 22, 2023! This year, NCP is trying something new. The Festival will be a two-day event held in partnership with the Hyde Community Center at the Hyde Playground in Newton Highlands. The Festival of the Arts will kick off on Friday, July 21st at 6:30 pm with a Pops-style concert by the New Philharmonia Orchestra.
On Saturday, July 22nd, NCP will be hosting 10+ performances on 2 alternating stages all day at the Hyde Playground from Noon to 8:00 pm.
There will be something for everyone to enjoy – musical performances, visual arts, vendor/craft booths, and more! All festival performances are free and open for all to enjoy.
The Linda Plaut Festival of the Arts has been a showcase of Newton and regional talent for years and NCP is excited to once again bring a summer weekend of music and family-friendly entertainment. The Festival is produced by Chris Pitts.
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, The Village Bank.
Thank you to our other supporters, Kona Ice and Vinodivino.
Hyde Playground, 90 Lincoln St Newton Highlands
11am Story Starters presents Children’s Book Reading by author, Candelaria Norma Silva
12pm Peter Cannizzaro – Juggler & Family Fun
12:30pm Plugged In Band – Kids Rock
1pm Outrageous Fortune – Bluegrass & Jugband
2pm Newton Baroque
3pm Ben Romanow – Latin American Style
4pm PJ Adamson & Friends of Steel – Caribbean Jazz
5pm Timba Messengers – Latin Jazz Salsa
6pm Thaddeus Hogarth Collective – Soul/Funk
7pm Albino Mbie – Global Afro Pop
8pm Tema Segal & Couch the Band – Pop R&B