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BAMS Festival is BACK –
and it’s Bigger and Bolder Than Ever!

Join 10,000 friends at Franklin Park’s Playstead Field for two days of R&B, funk, soul, hip hop, house and more performed by nationally acclaimed artists and homegrown talent. Immerse yourself in connection all while discovering the artistry of Black and Brown performers as they bring their culture and creativity to Boston’s largest green space.


This year, the event will be headlined by multi Grammy-nominated rapper, Rapsody, and acclaimed singer-songwriter, BJ the Chicago Kid. They will lead an eclectic lineup of world-class DJs and high energy local talent. View performer profiles below!


In addition to the main stage performances, the festival also includes Rep Your City, a visual art exhibition, a Vendor Village showcasing local Black-owned businesses, the chance to learn Afro-diasporic dance styles from local Black choreographers – and Soul Food Row where food trucks will dish out international fare. View the full event offerings below!


The festival is free to the public and open to audiences of all ages.

Learn more about the mission of BAMS Fest! 

Event Dates & Times

Festival Hours

Saturday, June 29, 2024 | 12noon - 9pm

Sunday, June 30, 2024 | 12noon -8pm

Open to the public

Event Location

Franklin Park - Playstead Field

1 Pierpont Road, Boston, MA 02119

The 6th Annual Boston Art & Music Soul Festival will take place inside Boston's largest historic public space, Franklin Park, a 527- acre green space with 15 miles of pedestrian and bridle paths. Learn more at at the Emerald Necklace Conservancy.

The Playstead is a large and actively-used sports area originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1886. 

2024 BAMS Festival Line Up


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