The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival is a nonprofit organization that produces free concerts and raises money to support music-education programs on Massachusetts’ North Shore.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
SJSF’s season lasts May through August – when we put on monthly, free concerts in partnership with Berklee College of Music – and culminates in a two-day festival at the Salem Willows in mid-August, featuring local, regional and national bands. The season is book-ended by ticketed fundraisers at area venues. The festival is financed through merchandise sales, personal donations, grants and corporate sponsorship. We’re a grass-roots organization run by a volunteer board of directors made up of North Shore residents.
Salem Food Truck Festival isn't the only thing happening in Salem as the month-long celebration of Haunted Happenings kicks off! Live music, galleries, tours, zombies, proms and more! For the latest event info visit creativesalem.com or salem.org
The New England premiere of 'Entangled' is Salem Theatre Company's latest offering, written by SSU alumnus Leah A. Miles and directed by the very charming and talented Nate Bertone. STC's relatively new space has been transformed in to a cabin in the woods, decorated with a balance of childhood knick-knacks and cubist birch trees that multiply in to the darkness. The set is truly spectacular and as you enter you are encouraged to explore, ensconce and set yourself up in seats that are within the kitchen, living room and bedroom of the house.
Monthly round-up of the tidbits and morsels of the ever growing and changing culinary and beverage scene in and around Salem. Octocog is a food service social media and marketing ninja and has the pulse of the community AND the food and beverage industry. Featured this month.. In a Pigs Eye, Bambolina, Po Boys and Pies, Adea Mediterranean Kitchen, Rover Bagel, Granite Coast Brewing, Old Planters Brewing, Notch Brewing, Salem Food Truck Festival and more!
City leaders and event organizers eye potential future in community
SALEM – Food trucks are the quintessential innovators and small businesses. They are quick to bring about flavors you’ve never considered from twists on classics to fusion creations. This unique blend of cuisine will be available for the first time to residents at The Salem Food Truck Festival on October 1 and 2.
Four years ago, Karen Scalia introduced Food Tours to Salem, MA, adding a delicious alternative to the ubiquitous ghost tours which occupy the streets of Witch City. Instead of discussing pointy hats and supernatural occurrences, Karen began to turn people’s minds towards the ocean, or more specifically, the Spice Trade, and the culinary and cultural impact it continues to have on Salem’s development.
Attending a performance in a black-box style space such as Salem Theatre Company's new location at Shetland Park, audience members sit right along the edges of the action. In STC's current piece, the psychological thriller "Entangled," which runs through October 1, director and set designer Nate Bertone takes the concept a step further, inviting the audience onto the set to explore before the play begins.
The Phoenix School has wasted no time in beginning many far-reaching adventures this academic year. In true Phoenix fashion, students have already begun engaging with what is the school’s central theme this fall-- Peace. Students are asking themselves: What have I done-- and what can I do-- that has made and will make an impact? And, more importantly, what does this mean?
Mayor Kim Driscoll, City of Salem Public Space Initiative and the Artisans at Artists’ Row announce a “The Kindness Rocks Project” event to take place on October 1st from 1-4pm at Artists’ Row, 24 New Derby Street.
This year Salem State University launched its First Year Day of Service Initiative – Moving Forward, Giving Back – teaming up students with local organizations for collaboration, networking, and community outreach. The students didn’t get to choose their placements, but a lucky few who had professed an interest in art got to team up with Salem Main Streets, the City of Salem, and Creative Salem for a few hours on Friday September 2nd.