Performances

Performance is a highlight of stART on the Street continues to grow year after year. The September flagship festival traditionally hosts three stages of live, local music, through individual curation or band-submitted applications. In 2018, stART has added a Youth Stage, for a total of four stages. In addition to the stages, street performers entertain large crowds on the street, and buskers can be found at various points around the festival. 

  • Ricciuti Stage

    Located in a natural amphitheater just off Park Avenue in Elm Park, this stage is dedicated to the memory of Worcester musician and stART friend Scott Ricciuti, who passed away in 2012. On this stage, we typically host our biggest and loudest acts, with room for the audience to dance or sit in the grass and enjoy.

  • World Music Stage

    Central Massachusetts is home to people from all over the world, and each year we aim for a diverse offering at this stage, located next to JN Phillips on Elm Street. From jazz to Latin, classical to choral, and rap to rock, attendees every year have the opportunity to discover an eclectic range of music and performances. 

  • Park Grill Stage

    Located at 257 Park Ave, Park Grill is a more intimate venue, hosting an outdoor beer garden with some of the best singers/songwriters in the area. Music programmed at this stage tends to be softer than at other stages, making it an ideal spot to relax during the festival before getting back on your feet. Must be 21+ to drink – IDs are checked at the entrance but the restaurant and garden itself is open to all ages.

  • Youth Stage – NEW for 2018

    Our belief at stART has long been that talent knows no age. For the past few years, we’ve hosted a Youth Market, giving teens an opportunity to share their art while practicing the business side of creativity. We’re excited to expand our belief in young creators to music this year, with a full day of college-aged and younger musicians tearing up the stage at the Highland Street end of the festival.

  • Street Performance

    It takes a special person (or people) to make an empty space engaging using little more than their voice, their body, and a couple props. stART’s Street Performers captivate hundreds of people at once with acrobatics, juggling, and some pretty impressive crowd work. Keep some cash in your pocket for these folks – they work for tips and they’ll earn it! 

  • Buskers

    There’s just something classically romantic about walking down the street and finding someone playing an instrument. It might be a song you like, or a musical style that puts you in a good mood, or the unexpected treat of music on a stoop that speaks to the vibrant character of an area. Regardless, we love the buskers who join stART each year to share their talents with the city. 

Time Slot Act Genre Stage
Cate Great Busker/Street Performer Street Performance
The Flyin Hawaiin Show Busker/Street Performer Street Performance
The Red Trouser Show Busker/Street Performer Street Performance
11:00AM Brass Street Brass Ricciuti Stage
11:00AM Eve Tribal Belly Dance Dance World Music Stage
11:30AM JOMP Jazz Jazz Youth Stage – NEW for 2018
11:40AM Milk Street Soul Soul/R+B Ricciuti Stage
11:45AM Carlos Odria Group Latin Jazz World Music Stage
11:45AM Mike Melendez Folk / Singer Songwriter Park Grill Stage
12:30PM Lauren Ann Baker Acoustic Youth Stage – NEW for 2018
12:30PM Morgan Minsk Folk Soul Park Grill Stage
12:40PM Boston Typewriter Orchestra Percussion / Experimental World Music Stage
12:40PM Jason Ingriselli Americana Ricciuti Stage
1:15PM Matt York Americana Park Grill Stage
1:25PM Happy Little Clouds Indie Ricciuti Stage
1:25PM Live The Illusion Rock Youth Stage – NEW for 2018
1:35PM Sunta Africa Soul / R+B World Music Stage
2:00PM Olivia Frances Pop Folk Park Grill Stage
2:10PM Thinner Indie Ricciuti Stage
2:30PM I Anbassa and the Word Sound Power Movement featuring Anita Antoinette Reggae World Music Stage
2:45PM Avi Jacob Soul / Folk / R&B Park Grill Stage
3:00PM Belligerent Writers Comedy / Improv / Game Show Ricciuti Stage
3:15PM Color Killer Punk Rock Youth Stage – NEW for 2018
3:45PM The Promise Is Hope Folk / Acoustic / Electronic Park Grill Stage
3:55PM Crocodile River World Music World Music Stage
4:10PM Evil Felipe Punk Rock Youth Stage – NEW for 2018
4:15PM Dutch Tulips Rock & Roll Ricciuti Stage
4:45PM Torbin Harding Folk / Singer Songwriter Park Grill Stage
5:00PM The Duende Project Talk Rock / Poetry and Music Ricciuti Stage
5:05PM Circus Trees Post Rock Youth Stage – NEW for 2018
5:05PM Jahan Nostra Hip Hop World Music Stage