Live music and arts festival returns to Newton

NEWTON, MA – Festivals are back in Newton.

Newton Community PrideThe annual Linda Plaut Newton Arts Festival, which was suspended last year due to the pandemic, is taking place this weekend. This is the sixth time the festival has been held in the city since its inception in 2015.

“Live music and performances are back and now more than ever, our community looks forward to the joy that music and the arts can bring,” said Gloria Gavris, board chair of Newton Community Pride, in a statement.

There will be free live music at three different locations in Waban, West Newton and Newton Highlands.

Organizers said the goal was to once again showcase Newton’s music and cultural talent. The music will cover several genres of music, from blues to baroque, from classical guitar to opera and jazz.

Newton Community Pride, a non-profit organization with no affiliation with the city organizes the festival.

“We all look forward to meeting in person again,” Mayor Ruthanne Fuller said in a statement. “It’s especially enjoyable this year to listen to music, tell stories and more with an exceptional program of performances.”

The festival starts at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and ends both evenings at 7 p.m.

Newton Community Pride

Where to go:

Alice P. Darby