Open Road is Worcester's first sustainable and earth-friendly music and arts festival. On top of 2 stages with great live music, there will be an eclectic variety of cuisine, many local artists and vendors, family-friendly activities and much more. Live music kicks off at 11:00 am and will proceed until 6:00 pm. Vendors will be located around the perimeter to sell art, crafts, food, and more.
The goal of Open Road is to raise the awareness of alternative and sustainable lifestyles while bringing the Worcester community (and beyond) together to enjoy local art and extraordinary music.
----- ENTERTAINMENT ----- MAIN STAGE: THE ALCHEMYSTICS, Herra Terra, Jabooda, Jazz Trane (Joy of Music Program), Art Decade, Jon Short Band, Gamble & Burke, and WHAT.
SIDE STAGE: Dave Magario, Golden Spurs, Tom Cadrin, and Uncle Billy's Smokehouse (acoustic)
LIVE ART: Ben Gragen Painter & Sculptor Jon Defreest Illustrator & Painter Jeff Gemma Tattoo Artist & Painter
ENTERTAINMENT: Dezrah The Strange Magic and Other Strangeness Vegetable Circus Healthy Eating, Healthy Moving, Healthy Relaxation
----- OUR GREENING INITIATIVE ----- - All the electricity used will be offset by wind power (via Mass Energy using the Holy Name wind turbine) - Recycle and Trash bins located throughout the festival grounds - Porta potties are environmentally green certified - All marketing/promotional materials use either organic, recycled or water based products - All Kids Village activities and materials are recycled or re-purposed
----- KIDS VILLAGE ----- In the Kids Village, free face painting will be offered. In addition, some eco-friendly arts and crafts projects will also be offered so that kids can take their eco-creations home. Kids can also contribute to our interactive art wall, and of course, learn about how to live better and more green in a fun and engaging way. Remember, admission is FREE for kids under 10!
----- CHARITY & DONATIONS ----- A portion of the proceeds will go to the Joy Of Music Program in Worcester. Strangers Helping Strangers will also be doing a food drive at the event. Please bring non-perishables to kindly donate!
Institute Park (View)
Salisbury Street and Humboldt Ave
Worcester, MA 01605