Boston’s EarthFest Comes to an End

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Earthfest, the annual free concert put on by Alternative Rock Station 92.9, has come to an end after a 23 year run as the unofficial start to the summer concert season in Boston. Traditionally the concert’s details were announced around Earth Day (April 22nd) and the concert would take place on a Saturday in May, typically the first or at least one of the first outdoor concerts in the city each year.

Earthfest traditionally drew anywhere from 20,000 to 100,000 people out to the Charles River Esplanade, specifically the Hatch Shell and was often billed as “the largest ‘Earth’ or “Green’ event in Boston.” However there are no plans for the concert to take place this May, and the future of the annual concert is very much in doubt.

The radio station confirmed that there would not be an Earthfest this year recently on Twitter. The station does however plan to continue their summer concerts series launched in 2013 taking place in Copley Square and City Hall Plaza.


In recent years the concert had been headlined by artists such as Fitz and the Tantrums, Guster, Neon Trees, and Third Eye Blind. It had also served as a launching pad for local artists as each year local bands would compete for a chance to perform at the concert.

To keep up with the upcoming announcements for Alt 92.9’s summer concert series visit their website

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