Saturday’s Bedford Cultural District Music & Arts Festival 2023 Moving Indoors

The Bedford Cultural District’s Music and Arts Festival, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, will still take place, even with the weather forecast calling for heavy rain and thunderstorms. Instead of being held outdoors on the Bedford Common, it is being moved indoors at First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist, 75 Great Rd.

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

Please come and support the artists and musicians and enjoy the day!
People should enter First Parish through the Elm Street entrance.

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.

Do you enjoy live music? While visiting the Bedford Cultural District Partnership table, 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.

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Town organizations taking part 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 performers include:

  • Zach Shen & the Funky Bunch—Jazz/funk fusion
  • Fretless—A cappella quintet harmonies
  • Mark Zelermyer & Friends—Contemporary folk
  • 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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