The May-plewood Festival will return to Maplewood Square on Saturday, May 20, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. The festival will feature a variety of live music, art and fun activities.
The live music lineup will include Alexus Lee, Rusty Scott and Carlos Parada and friends. Alexus Lee is a soulful singer-songwriter who has performed at venues all over the Boston area. Rusty Scott is a jazz organist who has played with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz. Carlos Parada is a Latin percussionist who has performed with artists like Celia Cruz and Tito Puente.
In addition to live music, the festival will also feature a variety of art vendors and children’s activities. The art vendors will sell a variety of handmade items, including paintings, sculptures and jewelry. The Maplewood restaurants will offer options for Latin American, Caribbean and Chinese food as well as affordable food lunch specials for pizza and burgers. The children’s activities will include face painting, balloon animals, and costumed characters ready for fun pictures.
The May-plewood Festival is a free event and is open to the public. The festival is sponsored by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson, Ward 6 Councillor Stephen Winslow and the Maplewood Committee.