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GroundBeat 2024: Produced by AfroDesiaCity at the Hatch Shell

A Pre-Juneteenth celebration; GroundBeat: the Esplanade's free riverfront music series -- produced by AfroDesiaCity at the Hatch Shell.

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Time & Location

May 19, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Boston, 47 David G Mugar Way, Boston, MA 02108, USA

About the event

The Esplanade Association presents the Annual GroundBeat: the Esplanade's free riverfront music series -- produced by AfroDesiaCity at the Hatch Shell. AfroDesiaCity will celebrate Malcom X Day. All events in the series will feature food vendors, games, and new seating!

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About AfroDesiaCity

AfroDesiaCity is a regional event and consulting company based in Boston, Massachusetts, for over the past 10 years, which specializes in live entertainment and special networking, and other value-added community events. We partner directly with emerging artists and professionals of diverse backgrounds to elevate your voice and support organizations in producing soulful events and creative and professional opportunities. Serving Boston’s greater metropolitan area, and the East Coast region, we offer various artists management, event production, and community and cultural activation.

About GroundBeat: As part of GroundBeat, the Esplanade’s FREE Riverfront Music Series, we will feature 3 concerts from May to June, the Esplanade Association will partner with a different local nonprofit to showcase a diverse set of performers and musical styles in an effort to promote local live arts and to attract audiences of all backgrounds to the park. Learn more at 

About the Esplanade Association (EA):

The Esplanade Association ( is a nonprofit organization that works to revitalize and enhance the Charles River Esplanade, sustain its natural green space, and build community in the park by providing educational, cultural, and recreational programs for everyone.

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