BOSTON ART & MUSIC SOUL (BAMS) Festival is one of the fastest growing urban arts and music festivals in the City of Boston that celebrates Afro-centric identify and Black artistry, all while amplifying the voices and creative contributions from local, regional and national entertainers of color.
Mother, cultural activist, Founder & Executive Director, Catherine T. Morris, set out with a vision to create a festival that would provide equitable access and opportunity for marginalized audiences and artists of color to collectively experience high-quality live arts and music programming in Boston. Since its debut in June 2018, more than 8,500+ people have attended the summer annual event – Boston Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Festival, at the historic Franklin Park - Playstead Field.
As a 10-year initiative with the City of Boston's Office of Arts & Culture, the expansion of this festival is expected to attract over 20,000 festival goers from the east coast, with inclusions of multiple stages, genres of music and various artistic mediums that reflect the true diversity of our ever-changing City of Boston, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the world!
We look forward to returning in-person in June 2022 inside Franklin Park, Playstead Field.