Category Archives: Bellforge Arts Center

BAMS at Bellforge Arts Center – 12-7PM on 8/20

From Jean Mineo, Executive Director, Bellforge Arts Center

BELLFORGE ARTS CENTER BRINGS BOSTON’S BAMS FEST TO MEDFIELD

(Medfield, MA): The Bellforge Arts Center and BAMS Fest will present #SOULFULL on Saturday, Aug. 20, from noon to 7 pm. The well-established Boston festival will be bringing six notable artists to Medfield for an all-day music event featuring Tenille Ja’Nae, Ava Sophia, The Undaunted Professor Harp, Jonathan Suazo, D. Ruff, and DJ SavSoul.

“The 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 identity and Black artistry, all while amplifying the voices and creative contributions from local, regional and national entertainers of color,” says BAMS Fest organizers.

#SOULFULL will offer not only a great line up of Blues, Soul, Jazz, and R&B artists, but also a variety of food options from Suya Joint, and a full bar featuring Patrón Tequila, all at the site of the new Bellforge Arts Center on the former Medfield State Hospital campus. Free tickets and more information, including musical clips from the artists, can be found online at https://bit.ly/BellforgeBAMSAug. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the outdoor concert. Aug. 21 is set as the rain date.

The BAMS Fest Pop Up is one of many free concerts, festivals, and events organized by Bellforge for the summer. For more information about the Bellforge Arts Center, including a schedule of upcoming programs and events, please visit www.bellforge.org.

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The Bellforge Arts Center is a new multi-arts complex being built on the grounds of the former Medfield State Hospital to support artists, expand cultural opportunities, and nurture the creative community. Bellforge currently offers outdoor concerts, festivals, and community events, along with over 200 miles of nature trails and outdoor recreation space. Once fully renovated, the center will also offer visual and performing arts studios, arts education, a 300-seat performance venue, and more.

BAMS Fest is a cultural movement led by Greater Boston Black and Brown artists, culture makers and creative entrepreneurs who are on the front lines of racial equity, spatial justice, and economic empowerment.

Livington Taylor at Bellforge Arts Center 9/3

From Stacey David, Director of Marketing & Communications, Bellforge Arts Center sdavid@bellforge.org

Livingston Taylor by Mim Adkins 2017

BELLFORGE ARTS CENTER BRINGS LIVINGSTON TAYLOR LIVE TO MEDFIELD

(Medfield, MA): The Bellforge Arts Center is pleased to announce Livingston Taylor Live in concert on September 3, with openers Ash & Eric. Doors open at 3:00 pm, with opening acts starting at 4:00 pm and Livingston Taylor performing at 6:00 pm. General admission tickets are $35. A limited number of VIP tickets, which include a pre-concert cocktail reception with Taylor, are offered for $100. A variety of food and drink options will be available for purchase during the afternoon.

The outdoor concert will be held at the new Bellforge Arts Center on the former Medfield State Hospital campus. For tickets and more information, visit www.bellforge.org/livingston.

Livingston Taylor Live is one of many concerts, festivals, and events organized by Bellforge for the summer. For more information about the Bellforge Arts Center, including a schedule of free upcoming programs and events, please visit www.bellforge.org.

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The Bellforge Arts Center is a new multi-arts complex being built on the grounds of the former Medfield State Hospital to support artists, expand cultural opportunities, and nurture the creative community. Bellforge currently offers outdoor concerts, festivals, and community events, along with over 200 miles of nature trails and outdoor recreation space. Once fully renovated, the center will also offer visual and performing arts studios, arts education, a 300-seat performance venue, and more.

Bellforge Arts Center COMEDY FESTIVAL 8/13

From the Bellforge Arts Center’s Stacey David, Director of Marketing & Communications, sdavid@bellforge.org

BELLFORGE ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES VANYALAND COMEDY FESTIVAL

Roger Gordy photo

(Medfield, MA): The Bellforge Arts Center and Vanyaland are pleased to bring you their first ever Comedy Festival, a free event on Aug 13 from noon to 7 pm, showcasing popular Massachusetts comedians Brian Glowacki, Ken Reid, Will Smalley, Nick Ortolani, Emily Ruskowski, Shaun Connolly, Rob Crean, Tiny, Brieana Woodward, Andrew Mayer, and Jason Greenough. 

The Comedy Festival will offer not only a great line up of artists, but also a variety of food options for purchase from ThankQue BBQ, and a full bar featuring Patrón Tequila, all at the site of the new Bellforge Arts Center on the former Medfield State Hospital campus. Free tickets can be found online at https://bit.ly/BellforgeComedy. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the outdoor event. The rain date for the festival is Aug. 14.

The Comedy Festival is one of many free concerts, festivals, and events organized by Bellforge for the summer. For more information about the Bellforge Arts Center, including a schedule  of upcoming programs and events, please visit www.bellforge.org.

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The Bellforge Arts Center is a new multi-arts complex being built on the grounds of the former Medfield State Hospital to support artists, expand cultural opportunities, and nurture the creative community. Bellforge currently offers outdoor concerts, festivals, and community events, along with over 200 miles of nature trails and outdoor recreation space. Once fully renovated, the center will also offer visual and performing arts studios, arts education, a 300-seat performance venue, and more.

Vanyaland is an online magazine covering music, film, TV, and comedy for “culture-forward” individuals looking to discover a definitive news, lifestyle, and entertainment source in their city and beyond.

BELLFORGE ARTS CENTER FALL DANCE FESTIVAL 9/11

From Bellforge Arts Center’s Stacey David, Director of Marketing & Communications, sdavid@bellforge.org –

BELLFORGE ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES FALL DANCE FESTIVAL

(Medfield, MA): The Bellforge Arts Center announces a fall Dance Festival on Sunday, Sept. 11, from noon to 5:00 pm. This free event will showcase performances by Festival Ballet Providence, Pantos Project, BoSoma Dance Company, and more, plus interactive workshops in a variety of dance forms including Hawaiian hula, Irish jig, Simdaca Moov (African fusion), and others. Plus, attendees can browse our Dance Open House booths to learn more about area dance studios, companies, available classes from preschool to adult, and dancewear products. This family-friendly event is open to all. For more information, or to apply for booth space if you are a dance studio, company, or dance-related retail shop, visit https://bit.ly/BellforgeDance.


The Bellforge Dance Festival is one of many free concerts, festivals, and events organized by Bellforge for the summer. Attendees are invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy this outdoor event. For more information about the Bellforge Arts Center, including a schedule of upcoming programs and events, please visit www.bellforge.org.

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The Bellforge Arts Center is a new multi-arts complex being built on the grounds of the former Medfield State Hospital to support artists, expand cultural opportunities, and nurture the creative community. Bellforge currently offers outdoor concerts, festivals, and community events, along with over 200 miles of nature trails and outdoor recreation space. Once fully renovated, the center will also offer visual and performing arts studios, arts education, a 300-seat performance venue, and more.

Bellforge presents 100 Thousand Poets for Change – 12-3PM on 8/6

From Stacey David, Director of Marketing & Communications, Bellforge Arts Center –

 
 
BELLFORGE ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES 100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE EVENT
 
(Medfield, MA): The Bellforge Arts Center announces “Change to Heal, Heal to Change” on Aug. 6, from noon to 3:00 pm, an afternoon of storytelling and poetry on the ways change affects us: personal change, social change, climate change, change for growth, living in change, awakening through change. This spoken word event is one of the 100 Thousand Poets for Change (100TPC) worldwide events promoting peace, sustainability, and justice and calling for social, political, and environmental change. Award-winning slam poets, storytellers, and spoken word artists will share their commitment to environmental and social justice issues, including:
Jackson Gillman, a talented mime, actor, songsmith and storyteller, and the recipient of the Oracle Award at the National Storytelling Network. He has featured at the National Storytelling Festival multiple times, and has been Teller-in-Residence at the International Storytelling Center.
Thea Iberall has been called “a shimmering bridge between heart and mind.” An inductee into the International Educators Hall of Fame, she writes stories and poetry that springboard from the personal into emotional truths around climate change, racism, and discrimination. Thea is a member of Northeast Storytellers and is on the leadership team of the Jewish Climate Action Network.
Jamele “Harlem 125” Adams is a celebrated and high-energy slam poet whose TEDx Talk on “Race. Love. Freedom.” electrified audiences. He believes that with “love – inclusion – trust” no one will be left out, and our ability to come together amongst different beliefs is limitless.
Betsy Johnson, local poet and storyteller, will share poems on journey, transformation, lessons we teach our children, Alzheimer’s, and grounding.
Teddy Lytle is a performance artist and poet who co-founded Spectrum Theatre Ensemble, a neurodiverse theatre company. He has produced a number of solo shows focused on destigmatizing mental health and addiction and exploring how people and communities can change for the better.
Deana Tavares will share poems about moving through adversity towards healing oneself and the world, weaving in the topic of hope. She is a creatively fluid exhibiting visual artist, published poet, singer/songwriter, and actor. She is an Arts Connect International 2021 Ripple Grant recipient. 
Change to Heal, Heal to Change is one of many free concerts, festivals, and events organized by Bellforge for the summer. Attendees are invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy this outdoor event. People are encouraged to register as well, for event updates, at https://bit.ly/BellforgePoets. For more information about the Bellforge Arts Center, including a schedule  of upcoming programs and events, please visit www.bellforge.org.
 
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About 100 Thousand Poets for Change: 100 Thousand Poets for Change (100 TPC) has organized over 5,000 poetry, art and music gatherings for the cause of Peace, Justice, and Sustainability across the globe in the last 10 years. Poets have come together year after year to lead and promote poetry readings, without any preconditions or censorship, where participants speak out for causes nearest their hearts. In the process, oppressions, exploitative practices, biases, and abuses of many kinds have been highlighted—whether based on gender, race, class, or religious affiliation, color, territory, language and cultural tradition, or any form of differentiation whatsoever. For more information, visit 100tpc.org.
 
About the Bellforge Arts Center: The Bellforge Arts Center is a new multi-arts complex being built on the grounds of the former Medfield State Hospital to support artists, expand cultural opportunities, and nurture the creative community. Bellforge currently offers outdoor concerts, festivals, and community events, along with over 200 miles of nature trails and outdoor recreation space. Once fully renovated, the center will also offer visual and performing arts studios, arts education, a 300-seat performance venue, and more.

Culturefest at Bellforge 10-3, 10/8/22

From Lauren Zembron –

Medfield Together and Bellforge Arts Center Present: CultureFest


(Medfield, MA): In partnership with Bellforge Arts Center, Medfield Together invites you to join us
on Oct. 8, 2022 for CultureFest. This FREE family-friendly festival aims to bring our community
together in celebration of and learning about the customs, traditions, artwork, music, and food of
diverse people within and around our town.

“The incentive for CultureFest was twofold: to celebrate diversity by centering the cultural
traditions of an array of people and to learn about multiculturalism in a fun and engaging
atmosphere,” says Medfield Together Steering Committee member Lauren Zembron.
Everyone is welcome to attend this fun day out that will include performers, kids’ activities, and
ethnic food trucks. CultureFest runs from 10 am to 3 pm at Bellforge Arts Center, located at 45
Hospital Road (https://bellforge.org/getting-here/). There is plenty of free parking and visitors are
encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the festival.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Medfield Together for CultureFest and to provide the
opportunity to celebrate so many cultures through art, dance, music and food,” says Jean
Mineo, Bellforge Arts Center’s Executive Director.

Summer Sounds at Bellforge – 12-7 on 7/30

From Stacy David, Director of Marketing & Communications, Bellforge Arts Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 21, 2022

Contact: Stacey David, Director of Marketing & Communications, sdavid@bellforge.org

BELLFORGE ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES “SUMMER SOUNDS” MUSIC FESTIVAL

(Medfield, MA): The Bellforge Arts Center’s second concert in their three-date outdoor music festival series called Summer Sounds is July 30, from 12:00-7:00pm in Medfield, MA. July’s free concert will feature Van Buren Records, Latrell James, Red Shaydez, Najee Janey, Greg Roy, and DJ WhySham.

Summer Sounds will offer not only a great line up of hip hop and reggae artists, but also a variety of food options from Ribpublic BBQ, and a full bar featuring Patrón Tequila, all at the site of the new Bellforge Arts Center on the former Medfield State Hospital campus. Free tickets and more information, including musical clips from each of the artists, can be found online at https://bit.ly/SummerSoundsJuly. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the outdoor concert.

The Summer Sounds Festival will be returning on Aug 27 with a concert featuring Valleyheart, The Q-Tip Bandits, 5ever, and more. Summer Sounds is one of many free concerts, festivals, and events organized by Bellforge for the summer. For more information about the Bellforge Arts Center, including a schedule  of upcoming programs and events, please visit www.bellforge.org.

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The Bellforge Arts Center is a new multi-arts complex being built on the grounds of the former Medfield State Hospital to support artists, expand cultural opportunities, and nurture the creative community. Bellforge currently offers outdoor concerts, festivals, and community events, along with over 200 miles of nature trails and outdoor recreation space. Once fully renovated, the center will also offer visual and performing arts studios, arts education, a 300-seat performance venue, and more.

“Endless Summer of Endless Colors” at Bellforge Arts Center 6 PM on 8/4

From Stacey David, Director of Marketing & Communications, at Bellforge Arts Center –

Endless Summer of Endless Colors
August 4, 6:00 - 8:00pm
This exclusive special event will immerse you in the colorful world of the arts,
from our Chapel filled with colored lights, to artist DiNo painting the world in
color before your eyes, to live outdoor music that will get your toes tapping and
body swaying, to delectable hors d'oeuvres and delicious drinks that will delight
your senses, let us sweep you away on this colorful adventure. We will also take
you on a tour to visit inside the historic chapel that is normally closed to the
public, plus other surprises! Drinks and light hors d'oeuvres included. Ticket
proceeds will support the Bellforge Arts Center.
Don't miss this special, colorful, arts experience! $100 per individual ($80 is tax
deductible), $180 per couple ($140 is tax deductible) For tickets, please visit
https://bit.ly/EndlessColor. As the Bellforge Arts Center is building its
programming, we aim to be inclusive and open to all. If you are interested in
attending this event, but the ticket cost presents a challenge, let's talk! Email us
at inf o@bellforge.org.
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