All tickets will be mailed or available for pickup at the Center starting June 17.
This event is rain-or-shine. Tickets are non-refundable; strollers and backpacks are strictly prohibited.
One of the biggest highlights of Bastille Day in Boston is our live music concert. This year, we are thrilled to welcome:Shamarr Allen is the definition of New Orleans! Hailing from the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Allen has influences in jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk rhythms, blues and country. He is the lead vocalist and trumpeter of his band “Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs.” In addition to performing with his band, Allen has collaborated with many renowned artists around the world such as Willie Nelson, Patti LaBelle, Galatic, Harrick Connick Jr, and Lenny Kravitz, to name a few. He is a sought after artist for festivals and venues around the world. In addition to displaying his skills on the front-line as a lead performer, Allen is also a music composer, writer, and producer. With a scintillating and unique sound, look, and exemplary talents, Shamarr Allen transcends musical boundaries. He is the True Orleans experience!
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Bon Bon Vivant is an Indie-Gypsy/New Orleans band playing original bawdy gypsy swing, dark ballads and uptempo indie rock/dance music. Front-woman Abigail Cosio's songwriting is as fierce as it is heartbreaking, often compared to Amy Winehouse, Melody Gardot and Florence and the Machine. BBV pays homage to the New Orleans music tradition while infusing an indie/punk edge, attracting both swing dancers and indie-rock concert goers alike. Bon Bon Vivant can now be seen playing regularly at clubs all over New Orleans, and were featured at the French Quarter Festival, New Orleans Film Fest and the Creole Tomato Fest this year. BBV currently tours from Louisiana to the West Coast, playing storied venues like Clifton's and the Hotel Cafe (Los Angeles), as well as the Gatsby and The Rattle Inn during the Pecan Street Festival (Austin).
Check out Bon Bon Vivant
Food & Drink
Some of Boston’s most popular restaurants and vendors for French and French-inspired food will be at our street festival! From crêpes and waffles to delicious treats and tasty croque monsieurs, there is something for everyone. (Beer and wine will also be available for sale.)
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