Sunday, September 8th, 2013
FESTivities begin at 1:00
65 Freeman Street, Norton, MA
HeatherFest ~ Voted Outstanding Blues Festival
HeatherFest 19 Lineup
Parking: Carpooling is strongly suggested, as parking is very limited. Parking is available on Beach St., which is on the left just before my house or on Gary Rd., which is on the left just past my house. Per the Norton Police Department you can only park on the same side of the road as my house, and you must be parked facing the same direction as traffic. Another suggestion is to meet at Roche Brothers at 175 Mansfield Ave. in Norton and carpool to my house.
"I had heard about HeatherFest for years, and when I finally got to play it I was blown away by the organization, the people, the talent, the food and all for great causes! Amazing time. Wow, Congrats Heather!"
"Heatherfest is a cultural phenomenon. Exactly how a backyard party became such an annual event for so many people is simply staggering. With little or no sponsorship or backing Heather, doing it herself, has created "The" template for a backyard musical party that includes everyone and anyone who is part of the Northeast Blues scene."
"Heather's passion for the blues and charitable organizations is unequaled. That's why Heatherfest has become the most anticipated event of the year in the Boston area. It brings musicians and music lovers alike together for a wonderful day of goodwill and camaraderie every year. For many, it's the only time over the course of the year we get a chance to see each other. I've had the privilege of performing at Heatherfest many times over the years both with my band and solo and it's a date that's in my calendar months and months in advance. Heatherfest is the epitome of goodwill and unity."
"Our daughter, Gracie, was honored with an invitation to sing at HeatherFest due to our friendship with Heather and we thought, oh how nice to go sing at a little back yard gig. Well, let me tell you, we were all blown away by the talent we witnessed and the supportive and loving energy that was abundant in that back yard! Of course we knew that Heather is loving and supportive because she asked our Gracie to sing and she was only 13. But the 500(?) other people were also wonderful! The depth of talent that Heather has attracted to her house in Norton is impressive!"
"Riddle me this Batman. What do you get what you combine the greatest blues festivals on the planet (and I've played a few) with the great love you feel when at a backyard barbeque with your closest family and friends.
Answer - Heatherfest! I love you Heather and I hope I'll be playin' your fest up 'till when they have to carry me and me sax to the stage and prop me up. "
"HeatherFest - My day to sit back and enjoy my favorite friends, music, and atmosphere. It's the best expression of 'Keepin the Blues Alive' and I'm proud to say I've been to every one. Heather has become a masterful producer and through her efforts has helped me keep the spirit of my club, The Yardrock Cafe, alive. I look forward with tapping feet, warm heart, and plenty of sunshine to this years Heatherfest...."
"On behalf of Roomful of Blues, I'd like to say that the band really enjoyed playing for all of the great people at Heather Fest. Heather and friends work very hard to put on a top notch blues festival and Roomful would love to make it an annual stop. It's always a pleasure for us to play for the folks that really know their blues. It's also a bonus to get a chance to hang and see all of the other great musicians perform.
"I think HeatherFest is one of the most fun events of the season. It's like a large family reunion. Each year it gets better and better. You can expect to have a really great time as well as enjoying some top shelf entertainment."
"Walking through the woods, BBQ smoke wafting in the air, and Blues music floating through the trees. It's HeatherFest!"
"A down home Boston blues party."
"A down home BBQ and party like it used to be-with good friends, good music, and good food-just like in our own backyard."
"HeatherFest means home to me, it means being with family, our family, the Boston Blues family."
Chris Fitz, The Chris Fitz Band
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