South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury Music Festival Presents Tent Event Weekend

Under a gala tent on Duxbury Town Green, South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury Music Festival (DMF) presents DMF Tent Event Weekend from July 21 through 23. With a total of four festive events, the weekend promises something to delight all ages and musical tastes.  South Shore Conservatory (SSC) thanks Sheila and Dick Morse for sponsoring the tent for the weekend.

On Friday, July 21 at 6:30 pm, the weekend kicks off with Reggae on the Green, featuring the rhythmic 15-member Berklee Bob Marley Ensemble, directed by multi/culti/genre musician and Berklee College of Music professor Matt Jensen, and featuring top Berklee students.  This ensemble, which delivers iconic reggae tunes to a grooving beat, had audiences up on their feet dancing when they performed at SSC’s Evenings Under the Stars concert series two summers ago.  Reggae on the Green is sponsored by GAGNONtax.

DMF presents Rhythm and Blues on the Green Dinner Dance, featuring In the House, one of New England’s premiere R&B and dance bands, on Saturday, July 22 at 6:30 pm. The evening includes a raw bar, buffet dinner and dancing, with full cash bar and specialty welcome cocktail. This year’s theme is a sophisticated garden party, themed in black and white, accented by cheery yellow blooms. Proceeds benefit Duxbury Music Festival and South Shore Conservatory student scholarships.  Rhythm and Blues on the Green is sponsored by Mollie Baldwin Foley.

Children and adults are invited to join the ImagineARTS faculty band, as they perform songs from SSC’s early childhood arts and literacy program at DMF’s Family Fest on Sunday, July 23 at 10:30 am.  SSC’s ImagineARTS provides an arts-based reading readiness program free for kindergarteners in the Brockton Public School.  Following the performance, Family Fest-goers may participate in voice, percussion, movement, and theater activities led SSC faculty, and enjoy free hot dogs and ice cream.  Family Fest is sponsored by The Foundation for Creative Achievement.

Picnic in the Park on Sunday, July 23 at 5 pm, is like Duxbury’s own Tanglewood. This free concert provides a unique opportunity to gather friends and family and enjoy world-class chamber music performed by DMF faculty and students in a relaxed, outdoor setting.  Seating is provided under the tent, or the public may bring lawn chairs and a blanket to spread out on the Town Green. Sandwiches and wine are available for purchase, or concertgoers may bring their favorite picnic fare.  Picnic in the Park is sponsored by Hilary and Dick Lucier, Wendy and Vince Spiziri, and Bernstein Alliance.

Widely embraced by the South Shore community with over 200 volunteers and over 2500 patrons each season, Duxbury Music Festival’s celebrated, intensive chamber music program brings together world-renowned pedagogues and performers with aspiring young artists each summer, providing daily offerings of chamber music, student recitals, festival competitions, family events and faculty concerts. In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to exceptional arts education and performance…for individuals of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, DMF presents programs for all segments of the population to enjoy.

Tickets for DMF Tent Event Weekend events are adults $15/children $5 for Reggae on the Green, adults $10/children $5 for Family Fest, and $90 person/$720 table of eight for Rhythm and Blues on the Green Dinner DancePicnic in the Park is a free event.  For ticket and event information, visit, call 781-934-2731, ext. 23, contact DMF Festival Manager Karen Bellinger at, or follow Duxbury Music Festival on Facebook.

DMF is a program of South Shore Conservatory.  DMF’s office is located at South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury campus at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street.

About Duxbury Music Festival

South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury Music Festival (DMF), entering its 12th season, is a celebrated program for solo and chamber music instruction and performance. Founded in the conviction that music profoundly and permanently enriches the human spirit, DMF is an intensive 17-day program that brings world-renowned instructors, performers and aspiring young artists together in one of New England’s most picturesque bayside villages, Duxbury, MA, located 35 miles south of Boston and 20 miles north of Cape Cod. For nearly three weeks each summer, Duxbury is abuzz with a variety of musical styles in venues ranging from the Duxbury Town Green to The Ellison Center for the Arts to beautiful private seaside homes.  DMF has tremendous community support, attracting over 200 volunteers and 2500 patrons each season.  DMF is headquartered at South Shore Conservatory’s Duxbury campus at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, 781-934-2731.  For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook. 

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means.  Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.