May 9, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- The Boston Globe, WGBH and Citizens Bank are teaming up again to host the 2
Boston Globe WGBH Summer Arts Weekend
. The 2013 event will celebrate and promote
's arts community with a free festival on Copley Square in the Back Bay on
, special offers around the city, and a series of ticketed unique performances.
With music ranging from classical and jazz to Latin, bluegrass and soul, dramatic theater and dance, Summer Arts Weekend will showcase
's thriving arts community by bringing local and national artists to the city for a variety of free performances.
Blues and jazz icon
as well as the legendary
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
will headline Friday's opening concert at Copley Square.
, a guitar and harmonica blues artist and student at
Berklee College of Music
will open the evening's performance and will be followed by the bluegrass band
Saturday will celebrate music of the world. The day will feature performances from
, a Galician bagpipe player from the Celtic region of
, ukulele virtuoso
, Grammy-Award winning Beninoise singer-songwriter
-based Bhangra band
. Saturday will also showcase performers with a
connection in a special
Boston Before Dark
Classical comes to the forefront on Sunday, with performances from the
Handel & Haydn Society
Boston Landmarks Orchestra
, who will perform with
Building on the success of last year's inaugural event, WGBH, The Boston Globe and Citizens Bank are extending the weekend programming to include a series of Boston Summer Arts Weekend Walks & Talks. Beginning the week of
, the expanded programming will feature a Newbury Street gallery tour and art auction, as well as exclusive talks with artists and authors at venues across
. WGBH, The Boston Globe and Citizens Bank will release additional information about the Walks & Talks later this month.
"In 2013, the arts will certainly come alive like never before in the
City of Boston
, publisher of The Boston Globe. "The month of July will offer incredible opportunities for residents and visitors alike to experience an amazing array of performances and exhibits. We are delighted to be working with WGBH and Citizens Bank to bring this celebration to
In addition to the free events at Copley Square and the Walks & Talks
events, the weekend will feature Boston Summer Arts Weekend After Dark – a series of ticketed events that bring together festival artists for short-form intimate performances allowing for unique collaborations between artists. More information about these programs will be available soon.
"The success of the first Summer Arts Weekend demonstrated what we already knew – that Bostonians have a true passion for the arts," said
, president of WGBH. "Starting with the
Fourth of July
and continuing through Summer Arts Weekend, July will showcase the rich and diverse arts culture of the City. We're excited to once again be part of the celebration."
Local arts organizations will offer discounts and unique programming for the public, all of them featured in a special guide. All arts and entertainment organizations are invited to list their events in the guide and on the Summer Arts Weekend website free of charge. The guide will be distributed in The Boston Sunday Globe and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and will be available online at WGBH.org. To submit a listing, please visit
"Sponsoring programs that enliven and enrich the communities where we live and work is an example of our ongoing commitment to
and to our belief in being a good citizen," said
Robert D. Matthews, Jr.
, vice chairman, commercial banking, Citizens Bank. "Collaborating with
The Boston Globe
and WGBH to present a dynamic variety of arts will benefit residents, business owners and visitors in the
City of Boston
and will continue to build
's reputation as an exciting place to be."
Summer Arts Weekend is presented by Citizens Bank. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and can be tailored for both small and large arts organizations. For more information about becoming a sponsor of Summer Arts Weekend, contact
For more information, visit
About The Boston Globe
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, includes The
New York Times
, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe,
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WGBH Boston is America's preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including
, and more than a dozen other prime-time, lifestyle, and children's series. WGBH's television channels include WGBH 2, WGBH 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH TV productions focusing on the region's diverse community include
High School Quiz Show
. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH, Boston Public Radio; Classical New England; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. WGBH also is a major source of programs for public radio (including
), a leader in educational multimedia (including PBS LearningMedia, a free online service providing the nation's educators with curriculum-based digital content to meet 21st-century learners' needs), and a pioneer in technologies and services that make media accessible to the 36 million Americans who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards…even two Oscars. Find more information at
About Citizens Bank
Citizens Bank is a division of RBS Citizens, N.A., operating its seven-state branch network in
. It has 253 branches and 744 ATMs in
RBS Citizens, N.A., is a subsidiary of RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc., a
commercial bank holding company. It is headquartered in
, and through its subsidiaries has approximately 1,400 branches, approximately 3,600 ATMs and more than 19,000 colleagues. Its two bank subsidiaries are RBS Citizens, N.A., and Citizens Bank of
. They operate a 12-state branch network under the Citizens Bank brand in
; and the Charter One brand in
. RBSCFG has non-branch retail and commercial offices in more than 30 states. RBSCFG is owned by RBS (the Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc). RBSCFG's website is
SOURCE The Boston Globe