FREE Outside the Box Festival Highlights Performing Arts in Massachusetts

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Thousands of people from all over New England and beyond are converging on Boston Common this weekend for the Outside the Box Performing Arts Festival. Now in its third year, the five day event has quickly become a popular way for residents and tourists alike to gather and enjoy hundreds of musical, dance, literary, theatrical and comedic performances.

The most amazing feature of Outside the Box – aside from the incredible diversity and range of talent – is that the festival is free.

Free art for everybody – that has been the vision of OTB founder Ted Cutler, a well-known Boston businessman and philanthropist who has long recognized the positive effects that cultural expression has in Massachusetts and indeed, throughout the world.

The festival reaches its apex this weekend with dozens of performances taking place on multiple stages throughout the 50 acre Boston Common, which is the nation’s oldest park, formed in 1634.

New this year is the OTB Interactive, built around the belief that innovation is a performing art. Check out the activities taking place on the Common and at nearby venues like the Paramount Center and the Revere Hotel. While the OTB Festival is free, the OTB Interactive requires a badge and admission. See details here.

Here is the full schedule of activities and the list of performers.

Find out more about visiting Massachusetts at MassVacation.com.