Concert Starts at 8 p.m. on Wednesday
For the fourth straight year, WUMB 91.9FM will be broadcasting the First Night Boston concert live. This year's performers are singer-songwriter Patty Larkin and roots multi-instrumentalist Dom Flemons.
The concert, sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Boston’s WUMB 91.9FM, First Night Boston, and the Berklee College of Music, starts at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Berklee Performance Center, located at 136 Massachusetts Ave. in Boston. To get in, you need to buy a First Night button for $10. VIP seating is available for $35, which includes a button. The button gets you into every show on a first-come, first-served basis. Children under 4 are free.
Flemons will be first to take the stage. A founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Flemons released his third solo record in July. He has played a variety of festivals, including Bonnaroo and the Newport Folk Festival, and has also performed at the Grand Ole Opry.
Larkin is scheduled to perform at 9:30 p.m. Acoustic Guitar hails her “soundscape experiments,” while Rolling Stone praises her “evocative and sonic shading.” Larkin has earned 11 Boston Music Awards, and the late Mayor Thomas M. Menino ’88 proclaimed “Patty Larkin Appreciation Day” in recognition for her philanthropic contributions to area nonprofits.
For more information, call 617.747.2261 or visit www.wumb.org.
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