Bedford Cultural District Music & Arts Festival 2023 Coming June 17

The Music & Arts Festival 2023 will feature live music performances, plus artisan and community vendors, art demos, mural painting, and more. Courtesy photo

Submitted by Sylvia Mallory on behalf of the Bedford Cultural District Partnership

The Bedford Cultural District Partnership will be holding its Music & Arts Festival 2023 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 17. The fair will take place rain or shine on the Bedford Common in front of the First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist, 75 Great Road.

The festival will feature live music performances, plus artisan and community vendors, art demos, mural painting, and more. Nearby galleries and cultural organizations will host open houses, and there will be a pop-up book sale and activities for the kids at the Bedford Free Public Library. 

The Bedford Cultural District Partnership will share a tent with the Bedford Cultural Council. Stop by for free balloons, notepads, maps, and info. 

Do you enjoy live music? While visiting the tent, take a quick survey on the proposal for a new music venue/coffeehouse in town. Just scan the QR code on the handout to link to the survey and provide your feedback. Or you can complete the survey now by clicking on this link.

There will be plenty of interesting activities and booths for people of all ages at the Music & Arts Festival 2023. Courtesy photo 

Town organizations that will welcome guests at their tents and tables include the Bedford Arts and Crafts Society, the Friends of the Job Lane House Museum, POMS (Patrons of Music Students), the Bedford Garden Club, and the Bedford Chamber of Commerce.

Open houses will be offered by the Bedford Historical Society, Bedford TV, the Purple Pencil art studio, Clayful Expressions, the Bedford Council on Aging, the Bedford Free Public Library, and the Art Gallery at First Parish. 

Music lovers can grab a cup of coffee, pull up a chair, and tune into a variety of musical styles. The performance schedule will be:

11 a.m.: Zach Shen & the Funky Bunch—Jazz/funk fusion
Noon: Fretless—A cappella quintet harmonies
1 p.m.: Mark Zelermyer & Friends—Contemporary folk 
2 p.m.: Kadak Chai Band—Bollywood rock

People can find a full list of participating organizations, vendors, and artists on the Cultural District’s website:  Bedford Cultural District | Bedford, MA (

For inquiries, contact Jeff King at [email protected] or at 781-275-1111. 

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