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June 4th BMP Block Party! Join us!

For 10 years, the Boston Music Project has provided music-based Creative Youth Development programming to our City’s most vulnerable youth. We have grown from serving 50 K-5th grade students at one Boston Public School, to now serving over 650 Pre-K-12th grade students at ten schools! In celebration of these milestones, we are excited to celebrate with you at our BMP Block Party!

On Saturday June 4th from 11AM-2PM join us for a series of free performances and classes on at the Rowes Wharf Plaza parcel of Boston's iconic Rose Kennedy Greenway.

Check out some of the events and programming you can expect this Saturday!

Music & Movement Classes

We'll have three sessions of family-friendly music and movement programming for children and families of all ages! Children will sing songs, dance to music, and enjoy story time led by BMP Teaching Artists. Caregivers are encouraged to attend and take part in the music games with their children. Classes will begin at 11:00, 11:45, and 12:30 and will last approximately 20 minutes each. Register here!

Performances by BMP Students & Teaching Artists

We have a full lineup of performances from orchestras in our Josiah Quincy School and Croft School programs as well as performances from our Teaching Artists! Friends can expect to hear performances by our BMP jazz quartet, classical quartet, world music trio, funk band, and more throughout the day.

Instrument Petting Zoo & Youth Music Games

If you've ever wanted to try your hand at an instrument, this is your chance! From 11AM-1PM, we'll have an interactive Instrument Petting Zoo where friends can pick up, play, and learn more about a variety of instruments.

Featured Performer : Paul Willis

Returning home to Boston after a decade in Sacramento, CA, Paul Willis is a hip-hop/spoken word artist and diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant. Willis’ career highlights as a creative professional with ties to youth-focused and social justice nonprofits include starting up City Year Sacramento, leading programming for MLK365, providing leadership and executive coaching for the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program, teaching Hip Hop leadership workshops in the juvenile hall, serving on multiple nonprofit boards and more - all while releasing 11+ music projects in a ten-year span. Most recently, Paul Willis won the 2021 BAMS Fest Verses or Vibes competition and re-released a Teacher’s Edition of his Wonderland album and film in June 2022. Excited to be starting over with experience, Willis' 16-year professional career in the arts, education, leadership development, and social justice-driven organizations has provided Paul with a unique lens to see the world and shape it.

Guest Emcee : Naheem Garcia