Boston Calling 2: Who to Check Out and What to Eat

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Posted September 5, 2013 by Stephanie Dubick in Downtown Boston
Boston Calling's headling act, Vampire Weekend

During the summer months in Boston, the city is quiet. Most of the students from Boston University, Emerson, and other colleges have gone home, and Beantown natives who are not students tend to embark on lengthy trips to the Cape.

But as fall creeps upon us, we welcome back the students and travelers with open arms. And we’re here to let them know that everything will be all right: Although school and work isn’t always fun, perhaps an awesome music fest like Boston Calling will kick off the fall semester (or the upcoming days in the office) on a high note.

With the first installment of Boston Calling receiving high praise from concert goers last May, Boston’s first annual music fest, founded by the talented music production team at Crash Line Productions, continues with a second Boston Calling wave on September 7 and September 8 at City Hall Plaza. And with acts such as The National, Of Monsters and Men, and The Walkmen playing to a crowd of over 20,000 fans the first time around, artists such as Vampire Weekend, Passion Pit, Solange, The Gaslight Anthem, Bat for Lashes, Kendrick Lamar, Big Black Delta, and Major Lazer will hopefully play to a crowd of the same size or more this weekend.

And on top of the indie, R&B, hip-hop, and electronic acts of Boston Calling 2, an exciting lineup of food vendors and beer garden delicacies will be available, too.

Boston-based Roxy’s Grilled Cheese will serve up tasty variations of their grilled cheese sandwiches along with handcut truffle fries. Plus, there will be gyros and pita platters from The Chicken and Rice Guys, organic pizzas from American Flatbread Pizza Kitchen, and burritos and pulled-pork sandwiches from The Sausage Guy. Tasty Burger and Kickass Cupcakes will round out the deliciousness.

To wash it all down, the beer and wine garden lineup includes options such as Merlot and Chardonnay from Wicked Wines, wheat ale from Brewery Ommegang, light lagers from Carlsberg, IPA from Lagunitas, cider from Crispin, and pale ale from Sierra Nevada.

So what are you doing this weekend? If it’s studying or working, then forget about it! Grab your friends, walk to Government Center, and enjoy some great music, delicious food, and bottomless cups of beer. It will ease the transition back into work or school. And thankfully, tickets are still available.

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