In Between Days music festival is coming to Quincy on August 20, 2022

QUINCY – It’s hosted professional rugby, football and lacrosse games, high school tournaments, a carnival with the Boston Celtics and more, and soon Veterans’ Memorial Stadium will also host a new music festival focused on the indie rock.

“The idea is that this will be the end of summer festival. You have Boston Calling to start the summer, Levitation in the middle and we can top it off,” said Alex Magleby, CEO of festival operator Heritage Sports. ventures. “We want this to be that last day of summer camp.”

The In Between Days festival is coming to Quincy next month. On Saturday, August 20, eight bands will perform on a stage for a total of 10 hours and attendees will eat at food trucks, drink at local Widowmaker and Vitamin C breweries, play games and enjoy the end of summer.

Manchester Orchestra, an Atlanta-based indie rock band that has opened for bands like Arcade Fire, will headline the show, which will also include performances from the bands Hippo Campus and Tennis. The Blue Stones, Kevin Devine, Sidney Gish, Blac Rabbit and Catbite round out the lineup.

The Manchester Orchestra opens for Arcade Fire at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on July 8.

“We’re all music lovers here, and there really isn’t a local festival that focuses on the indie rock scene,” Magleby said. continues to evolve, and we think it will do that.”

When the Boston Cannons designated Veterans’ Memorial Stadium as their home ground several years ago, the team paid for major upgrades to the 85-year-old stadium, including new bathrooms, seating, a new bulletin board and a press area/VIP area.

The stadium became the home of the New England Free Jacks rugby team, which Magleby owns, a few years later, and the team partnered with Heritage Sports and took over management of the venue.

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The improved stadium, along with proximity to public transportation and an increasingly young town, makes Quincy the perfect location for In Between Days, Magleby said.

“It’s a great location with all the work that’s been done. You’re 8 miles from Boston, just off the red line, in a friendly, vibrant city. … Quincy himself is really ready for it “, did he declare. “You’re creating jobs and housing, people are moving here, what are they going to do for fun?”

Alex Magleby, CEO of Heritage Sports Ventures and owner of the New England Free Jacks, talks about the In Between Days music festival taking place at Quincy Veterans Stadium in August.

Magleby called this year’s festival a “beta test” and said it could become a two-day affair in 2023 if all goes well. He said he would also like to see a series of concerts start at the stadium in the coming months.

“It’s exactly the same idea we had with the Free Jacks: let’s have an exhibition season, kick our teeth and find out what we can do well and what we need to work on,” he said. -he declares.

The Veterans Memorial Stadium has a capacity of approximately 10,000 people and 8,000 festival tickets are on sale. VIP tickets cost $149 and include access to the shade, as well as a private bar and bathroom. General admission is $89.

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