Fall Boston Calling Music Festival FAQ and Preview

Posted September 22, 2015 by Jon Erik Christianson in Theater & Arts
Boston Calling 2015

With over one hundred colleges and universities in its immediate area, Boston has most definitely earned its status as a college town. Approximately one month has passed since the city’s thousands of student residents have moved back into their dorms, apartments, and other precarious living situations, and that only means one thing: Boston Calling Music Festival is back.

Boston Calling Music Festival, a twice yearly concert series, is poised perfectly as bookends to the traditional collegiate school year; the spring edition usually begins at the end of May, whereas the fall version lives at the end of September—that perfect time after college students have settled in but before they’ve been saddled with too much work.

Boston Calling Music Festival is not just for college students, though. Over one third of the city’s residents fall between the ages of 20 and 34, more than most other cities. The concert series is an ideal venue for the city’s younger inhabitants, many of whom may lament Boston’s otherwise tepid entertainment scene. It always combines musical acts from a variety of genres, backgrounds, and interests.

Highlights for this year’s concert include Chvrches, the hit Scottish electronica band; Doomtree, the Minneapolis-based hip-hop collective; Hozier, the Irish singer behind the hit “Take Me to Church;” and Alabama Shakes, a critically-acclaimed Southern rock band.

Starting on Friday, Sept. 25th and lasting until Sunday, Sept. 27th, Fall Boston Calling Music Festival 2015 will bring groups on the international and local scale to perform in front of thousands. Have questions? Look no further.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is performing and when?

Great question! On Friday, there are three performers: the Avett Brothers, Of Monsters and Men, and Gregory Alan Isakov.

On Saturday, you’ll find Chvrches, Doomtree, Walk the Moon, Alt-J, Chromeo, Grey Season, Skylar Spence, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Sturgill Simpson, and Father John Misty.

Finally, on Sunday, Hozier, Misterwives, Nate Ruess, Daughter, Bully, Alabama Shakes, Ben Howard, Twin Shadow, Fidlar, and Dirty Bangs will be performing.

If you were expecting to see previously scheduled acts The Staves and Grizfolk on this list, they have been replaced by Isakov and Skylar Spence.

What is the Venue?

As always, Boston Calling Music Festival will reside outdoors (in rain or shine) at Boston’s City Hall Plaza across two different stages. Not interested in the band playing on one stage? Feel free to brave the crowd and visit the other.

What are the Hours?

On Friday, the gates open at 5 p.m. and the music ends at 11 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, the gates open at 12 p.m. and the party again stops at 11 p.m.

How Should I Get There?

If possible, take public transportation. It’s easier, significantly cheaper, and will reduce crowding around the City Hall Plaza area. Depending on which MBTA line you take, the best stops to get off at are Haymarket, State Street, and Park Street. From there, you can easily walk to the venue. If you have a taxi or rideshare service drop you offer for the event, consider having them do so a reasonable distance away to avoid traffic.

If you must drive in, the best parking site for the event is the Government Center Garage at 50 New Sudbury Street.

What’s the Ticket Information?

You can get tickets right here.