Music Festival
Music Festival

The Massachusetts Music Scene is marching to a new beat, from well known festivals like Tanglewood and the Lowell Folk Festival, to newer options like Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival, the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) has compiled a list of popular, unique and eccentric music events that you definitely want to check out, and that are taking place throughout 2011:

The Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival has become a leading celebration of jazz, Latin, blues, and groove acts. More than 80,000 visitors enjoy exceptional jazz and cultural food in Boston’s historic and hip South End. Over 100 vendors will take part in 2011, securing Boston as a prominent influence on the jazz scene.

Low-key events include the Blues ‘n’ Brews festival in Westford that pairs regional craft breweries with top blues bands. Great eats like Oktoberfest food and a homebrew competition make this a quality day for locals and out-of-towners.  Raffles and games take place throughout day while craft and vendor booths are also stationed at the festival selling local creations.

If you’re looking for more musical festivals taking place in Massachusetts, go here to check out events, festivals and nightclubs, as well as hotel packages, jazz brunches, classes and other resources. More music festivals coming up in Massachusetts this year include:

SalemJazz and Soul Festival-April 9, Bluegrasson the Bogs-May 20-22, Rockport Chamber Music Festival–June 9-July17, and Tanglewood Music FestivalJune 28

For more information on these great music festivals, contact Ashley Fenton

Read more about interesting music festivals around the world on GoNOMAD.com, Sarawak, Malaysia: A muddy, Memorable Music Festival