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The Boston Mills Artfest Show I

Fri, Jun 29 - Sun, Jul 1

Location: Boston Mills
Admission: $8
Contact Email: info@bmbw.com

The Boston Mills Artfest Show II

June 29/ 30 + July 1


Location: Boston Mills
Admission: $8 Adults, $6 Seniors (60+), $6 Students
Contact Email: info@bmbw.com

ABOUT THE BOSTON MILLS ARTFEST:

The 47th Annual Boston Mills Artfest is a nationally recognized fine art show. The show takes place in the scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park, between Cleveland and Akron. It features a variety of artists from around the country showcasing various mediums and styles.  

The Boston Mills Artfest takes place over two completely separate weekends: June 29-30 & July 1 and July 5-8. All artwork on display can be purchased at the show. In addition to the featured artists, there is also food, wine, and craft beer. It’s the best way to celebrate summer and fine art!

General Show tickets are available at the door:

  • $8 for Adults
  • $6 for Seniors age 60 & over
  • $6 for Students ages 13-21
  • 12 & Under are Free. 
  • Parking is also free and on site.

General Show Times:

  • Saturday, June 30th: 10am-6pm
  • Sunday, July 1st: 10am-5pm

PREVIEW PARTy I: 

FRIDAY, JUNE 29TH: 6PM-9PM

A special Preview Party is held on the evening before both Artfests.  The Preview Party is your first chance to view and buy the works on display. And remember that each Artfest has entirely different artists and music so be sure to join us for both events.  Each Preview Party features a selection of food paired with fine wines and Great Lakes Brewing Company craft beers that patrons may enjoy while perusing and purchasing art.  The live music transforms Artfest's Preview Parties into the perfect summer evenings.  Your Preview Party Ticket purchase includes beverages, food, and live music. 

Tickets for the Preview Parties are $54 with an advance reservation and $64 once the advance reservation date passes.  Be sure to buy your tickets early as these shows have been known to sell out. Advance reservations must be made by 6/22 for the Show 1 Preview Party, and by 6/29 for the Show 2 Preview Party.

Preview Parties are limited to guests age 21 & over.

Preview Parties are held rain or shine, and all ticket reservations and sales for these events are final.

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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT:

SHOW I - PREVIEW PARTY: FRIDAY, JUNE 29TH

  CATS ON HOLIDAY: 6PM-9PM

Roots-based, Swamp Pop band that has been pleasing Ohio audiences for 15 years with our own special blend of Texas and Louisiana inspired Blues & Zydeco, infused with healthy doses of original songs and poems about urban life.


 

SHOW I - GENERAL SHOW: SATURDAY, JUNE 30TH

  LOWDOWN TRIO: 10AM-1PM

Lowdown Trio is a jazz/funk group led by bassist, Alfredo Guerrieri, who has played in such groups as The Speedbumps, We The People, and Becky Boyd & the Groove Train.  A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Musician's Institute, and Cleveland State University, Alfredo is adept at all styles of music on the electric bass and upright base.  The trio has a constantly evolving rotation of players ranging from guitar to cajon to piano to an all bass trio.

 

   THE CORY GRINDER BAND: 2PM-5PM

With a deep love for country music, The Cory Grinder Band writes honky tonk tunes for those who love that old hillbilly sound.  Cory, from Akron, Ohio leads the group playing rhythm guitar, fiddle, and singing with pedal steel/electric guitar player Stephen "Tebbs" Karney.  Gluing the group together is veteran bass player, Jason Willis.  Between them, members of the band have quite a bit of experience playing for local venues (House of Blues, Beachland Ballroom) and national programs (NPR's "On Point," SXSW).  Their entertaining live performances are full of fun, upbeat songs and the silly antics of the band.  Always trying to have a good time, it's not unusual to see the group switching around instruments and bringing guests into the fold.  The Cory Grinder Band are anticipating the release of their first album in the summer of 2018.


 

SHOW I - GENERAL SHOW: SUNDAY, JULY 1ST

   THE KEVIN MARTINEZ TRIO: 10AM-1PM

A Native of Cuyahoga Falls, Kevin earned his Bachelor's degree at Columbia College of Chicago and his Master's in Jazz Composition/Performance at Depaul University.  Upon completing studies he continued performing and composing in Chicago where he gained experience playing all styles of music and toured nationally with The Chicago Afrobeat Project.

Since returning to Ohio, Kevin has performed as a member of The Speedbumps, Roger Hoover and the Western Reserve, Chris Coles Quartet, Marc Lee Shannon's Band and many more.   Kevin also collaborates regularly as an orchestrator/composer for the Canton Symphony Orchestra.  Joining Kevin will be Joey Skoch on Piano and Anthony Taddeo on drums.  

 

    ZACH AND THE BRIGHTLIGHTS: 2PM-5PM

Zach is a troubadour of peace.  Touring the country for 20 years, he brings his uplifting soulful folk-esque music to audiences of all types.  Named Best Performer, Humanitarian of the Year in Akron, and recently awarded the John T Looney Award for Justice and Peace, Zach's performance will bring a smile to your face.  His 17th CD, Voice in the Wilderness is available now, and his 18th (featuring his band, the Bright Lights) will be out this summer.  He is also the Executive Director and co-creator of the Big Live Network, which oversees the Akron Peace Project, Akron City Repair, Yoga Summit, Summit of Faiths, and Hands on Sustainability 2025.