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Festival Crush: 28th Annual Mayfair in Harvard Square Sunday

April 29, 2011

Mayfair, the annual arts festival that squeezes skinny jeaned hipsters, cargo shorted hockey dads, bewildered children, possibly homeless gutter punks and everyone else who wants to show up into Harvard Square, is back. In addition to several stages of live music, the organizers have brought in exhibitions and activities of all kinds, from hot air balloon rides and haircuts that benefit charity to mini-train rides, dance stages, theater and improve comedy troupes and beer gardens (for a complete list, check out the official page). The event runs from 12pm – 6pm throughout Harvard Square, you really won’t have trouble finding it.

Now, onto that live music schedule (which boasts an impressive array of local talent):

Main Stage:

12:00pm The Grownup Noise
1:00pm Naked on Roller Skates
2:00pm Atlas Soul
3:00pm Spirit Kid
4:00pm Leo Blais
5:00pm Viva Viva 
With DJ Mistaker between sets

Club Passim Stage:

12:00pm Connor Garvey
1:00pm The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library
2:00pm Margaret Glaspy
3:00pm Jake Hill
4:00pm Tall Heights
5:00pm Della Mae

Longy Stage in Winthrop Park:

12:00pm LeeAnn Sutton’s Suzuki Viola Class
12:30pm Saxophone Quartet (Ken Radnofsky’s students)
1:00pm Sandy Kiefer’s Suzuki Cello Class
1:30pm Mariia Gorkun and Olha Patramanska violin duo
2:00pm Juan Ruiz (clarinet) and Jose Jurinao (double bass)
3:00pm Cristi Catt’s A Capella group
3:30pm Redline Brass Quintet
4:30pm Meghan Miller’s flute students
5:30pm Iliana Hagenah (harp)

Border Café Stage:

12:00pm DreadRocks
12:55pm Jo Henley
1:45pm Barrett Anderson

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