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READY FOR A SOUL FESTIVAL IN BOSTON?

2024 BAMS Festival Line Up

Upcoming Events

  • SOULstice at unCommon Stage
    SOULstice at unCommon Stage
    Thu, May 30
    unCommon Stage
    May 30, 2024, 4:00 PM – Oct 31, 2024, 8:00 PM
    unCommon Stage, Boylston St & Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
    May 30, 2024, 4:00 PM – Oct 31, 2024, 8:00 PM
    unCommon Stage, Boylston St & Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
    Our S.O.U.L.STICE summer concert series at UnCommon Stage returns to Boston Common! Hear some of the best in live music, grab a drink from Harpoon Brewery, and food from Rosa Mexicano.
  • Roxbury International Film Festival
    Roxbury International Film Festival
    Thu, Jun 20
    Location is TBD
    Jun 20, 2024, 3:00 PM – Jun 27, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Jun 20, 2024, 3:00 PM – Jun 27, 2024, 7:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    THE LARGEST NEW ENGLAND FILM FESTIVAL DEDICATED TO CELEBRATING FILMS BY, FOR, AND ABOUT PEOPLE OF COLOR AROUND THE WORLD.
  • Open Streets Boston 2024: Roxbury
    Open Streets Boston 2024: Roxbury
    Sat, Jun 22
    From Warrent to Dudley Street
    Jun 22, 2024, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    From Warrent to Dudley Street, Warren St, Boston, MA, USA
    Jun 22, 2024, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    From Warrent to Dudley Street, Warren St, Boston, MA, USA
    Open Streets Boston is back for its third annual event, offering another chance to experience streets as public spaces.
  • The HIGH LIFE - Official BAMS Festival Kick-Off Party
    The HIGH LIFE - Official BAMS Festival Kick-Off Party
    Thu, Jun 27
    LaFabrica Central
    Jun 27, 2024, 9:00 PM – Jun 28, 2024, 1:00 AM
    LaFabrica Central, 450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Jun 27, 2024, 9:00 PM – Jun 28, 2024, 1:00 AM
    LaFabrica Central, 450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Enjoy The High Life and make a friend. KBX’s The High Life is a celebration designed for the city’s creatives and those who love them as they build community.
  • Boston JerkFest 2024
    Boston JerkFest 2024
    Fri, Jul 12
    Boston
    Jul 12, 2024, 5:30 PM – Jul 13, 2024, 9:00 PM
    Boston, 145 N Harvard St, Boston, MA 02134, USA
    Jul 12, 2024, 5:30 PM – Jul 13, 2024, 9:00 PM
    Boston, 145 N Harvard St, Boston, MA 02134, USA
    Eat, Drink, and Be Irie at the 10th Annual Boston JerkFest™ on July 12th & 13th, 2024 at the Harvard Athletic Complex, 145 North Harvard Street, Boston, MA and near Harvard Square.
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WE ARE 
BAMS FEST!

We support Black imagination by amplifying and creating opportunities for Boston’s Black and Brown Artists, Creatives and Culture Makers.

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OUR
IMPACT

We amplify and create opportunities for Black artists and creatives.

We exist to support a healthy Black arts ecosystem and creative economy in Greater Boston and beyond. Our work is multi-faceted; as both a presenter and supporter of artists and communities of color.

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HERSTORY

While an undergraduate at Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management, Boston native, Catherine T. Morris experienced Philadelphia’s rich history, celebration, inclusion, and elevation of the entire arts and culture sector.

 

From attending major events like The Roots Picnic, the Philadelphia B-Boy BBQ, Real Men Cook, and the Blackstar Film Festival, to watching some of Philadelphia’s most notable artists in action such as Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Kevin Hart, and Jazmine Sullivan perform to sold out venues, Catherine was overjoyed to see herself reflected and celebrated on stages.

This led to her personal curiosity of seeking several internships and jobs with organizations such as The Rhythm and Blues Foundation, the Liacouras Center, and the Philadelphia Film Society, all of which exposed her to skills in event production, civic engagement, fundraising, crowd management, operations, and marketing. 

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