A Music Video in Celebration of Fenway Porchfest 2020

Produced by: Fenway Civic Association, Fenway Alliance, and the Fenway Community Development Corporation

Music Producing & Editing: Eva Sita

Video Producing & Editing: Red Shaydez

Musicians: Lanky & the Fens, Jillian Ann, Eva Sita, Bill Dwyer Band, JP Honk Band, and Red Shaydez

Fenway Porchfest is a collaboration between three Fenway non-profit organizations: Fenway Alliance, Fenway Civic Association, and the Fenway Community Development Corporation.

Since 2018, this collaboration has brought Fenway Porchfest to the Fenway neighborhood each June. This year, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and city and state government restriction around in-person gatherings, the 3rd annual Fenway Porchfest has had to adjust course for 2020 with a new creative twist, keeping the event's spirit alive and well.

To honor Fenway Porchfest 2020, and to celebrate our musicians, site partners, and the Fenway community -- we have partnered with Porchfest musical collaborators on an exciting Fenway Porchfest Music Video. It was our intention to showcase what makes the Fenway neighborhood so special.

Our deepest thanks to the musician collaborators who worked with us to bring this project to fruition. In particular, we want to thank our producing partners - Eva Sita, Red Shaydez and International Show for all of their work on this project -- we could not have pulled it off without their enthusiasm and expertise.

We also want to thank all of our site partners, our generous sponsors, and of course all the wonderful musicians that give so freely of their time, efforts and musical creativity over the last 3 years of Fenway Porchfest!

The vision for Fenway Porchfest promotes the connection of residents and the arts, highlights the special spaces and partners in our community, and showcases talented artists that live and perform in our neighborhood and across the city. We encourage everyone to continue YOUR support for the Fenway and the arts during uncertain times – make sure to read about our partners and sponsors and to visit our musician links.

Musician and Artists Bios:

Red Shaydez (Musician & Video Producer): Red Shaydez is a multi-faceted, boxer robe-wearing, bully of a hip-hop artist and the queen of cool. Her lyrical prowess leaves nothing standing in its wake. She has a track record to prove that she is not only next but is now: the Boston-born lyricist, filmmaker, public speaker, and mentor has been featured on MTV, Fox 25 News, Hot 96.9 FM and more! She was also nominated for “Unsigned Artist of the Year” at the 2019 Boston Music Awards. Gearing up for the release of her new album "Feel The Aura", Shaydez plans to create an impact across the world. ChillinInTheShade.com

Eva Sita ( Musician & Music Producer ) : Eva really discovered music in 2004 when she moved to Paris as an Ivorian war refugee. She started producing beats at ten years old, for fun, but never thought that she would be making a living through music someday. Indeed she struggled a lot with self-confidence, abuse, post-traumatic symptoms, and depression. She couldn’t picture herself under the spotlight back then so she pursued literary studies and signed up for college in Paris.

After a traumatic family event, Eva Sita (pronounced “Ava Sita”) dropped out of college and left Paris. Going back to Abidjan, she decided to give music a chance, and quickly got discovered and was featured in several West African media outlets (magazines, radio show and TV ). Classically trained on the piano and the kora (a traditional African string instrument), Eva decided to take her musical career further and auditioned for the Berklee College of Music in Boston. She is now the first Ivorian woman in history to graduate from this prestigious college. Since then, Eva has pursued her studies, received the first award of her career, and performed in Latin America, Europe, Africa and all over the US.

Currently, Eva is writing and recording new music. Click on the following link to keep up with her on social medias or listen to her music -> https://linktr.ee/eva_sita

David Lank (Lanky & the Fens): Lanky and the Fens is a live music collective based outa Boston’s Back Bay Fens specializing exclusively in well-performed, good music. The Fens lineup revolves down a bench of carefully selected show-specific players around bandleader, David "Lanky" Lank. The band was recently rated FEN on a scale of one to Fen. www.Lankyandthefens.com

Jillian Ann: Jillian Ann is a Boston native singer-songwriter, performer, and recent graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music. She has created a catalog of music that transcends a variety of genres, and has been compared to the likes of 70s singer/songwriter icons Carly Simon and Kate Bush. She has an ethereal tone to her voice that is unmistakable and has headlined at popular Boston music venues that include Hard Rock Cafe, the Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub, and various venues on the Berklee campus. Her debut EP, "Truly, Madly, Deeply" , showcases her raw and pure talent, with the essence of her greatest influences, and the lyrics in each song tell compelling stories that will leave you breathless and longing for more. https://www.jillianannmusic.com/

JP Honk Band: JP Honk is a community / activist band based in Jamaica Plain. We are an open group playing HONK-style NOLA-influenced Street Band tunes. jphonkband.org Facebook: facebook.com/JPHonkBand/

Bill Dwyer / Bill Dwyer Band: Bill Dwyer Band is a 3 piece that plays with heart, passion & soul. If you like CCR, Nirvana, Ray Charles & Springsteen, you'll enjoy BDB. www.Billdwyerband.com

A partnership of Fenway Civic Association, Fenway Alliance
and the Fenway Community Development Corporation

Thank You!

Thank you for a great Fenway Porchfest 2019!
We were so grateful for the talented musicians, volunteers, site hosts, and partners, and hope you all come back this year!

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What Is Fenway Porchfest?

2019 video

Video - Sarah Rathje / Photographer - Sophie Park / Musician - Niko Rivers, Backroads

2019 Map and Schedule

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue
Caffe Nero
114 Edgerly Rd
Church Park Breezeway
279 Mass Ave
The First Church of Christ, Scientist
250 Mass Ave
Symphony Road Community Gardens
52-72 Symphony Rd
Forest Properties
72 Burbank St
Symphony Community Park
39 Edgerly Road
Berklee College of Music
7 Haviland St
Berklee College Bookstore
1090 Boylston St
The Bebop
1116 Boylston Street
Mass Historical Society
1154 Boylston St
Fenway Studios
30 Ipswich St
Fenway Victory Gardens
1200 Boylston St
Fens Duck House
40 Agassiz Rd
ENC Visitor Center
125 The Fenway
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Entrance
230 The Fenway
Evans Way Park (North)
244-256 The Fenway
Evans Way Park (South)
244-256 The Fenway
Simmons University
300 Fenway
195 Park Drive
Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral
165 Park Dr
69 Kilmarnock St
105 Queensberry St
105 Queensberry St
King of Records
48 Queensberry
Ramler Park
130 Peterborough St
Neighborhoods Coffee and Crepes
96 Peterborough St
Boston Temple
105 Jersey Street
Star Market
33 Kilmarnock St
Van Ness Entrance
Tiger Mama
1363 Boylston St
The Harlo
1350 Boylston St
Tasty Burger
1301 Boylston St
Fenway Community Center
1282 Boylston St
The Verb Hotel
1271 Boylston St
Loretta's Last Call
1 Landsdowne Street
Kate & Logan
21 Grams More
False Pocket
Walter Noons
Floor People
For Cryin' Out Loud
The Vinegar Flies
Eva Davenport
Desperate Measures Street Band
Sydney Matlock
Jillian Ann
Abby Rose
The Apsychalypse
The Neighbors
Jim McKenna Uilleann Pipes
Spaces For Two
Kay Wattz
Matt and the Skeleton Crew
Fensgate Chamber Players
Jobi Riccio
Tom Wyatt & Kat Iris
The Horgan Brothers
The Last Love
Jack FU
JP Honk Band
Eva Sita
Caleb Nathan + FamBamClan
The Newtalians
Bill Dwyer
Zack Facco
Beacon for Spirits
The Wild Allegations
Brandie Blaze
Binge Magick
Bridgeside Entertainment
Another Nation
Stephon Joseph
The Sprained Ankles
The Little Compton Band
Orson & the Rosebuds
Lanky and the Fens
Mei Ohara
Red Shaydez
Robert Bushinsky
V Kelly
Pranav Swaroop
Rohan Shirali
Michael Tirgardoon
Sam Boyles
George Rhoads Jazz Group
Dalia & The Big Violin
Jobe Freeman
Miranda Rae
Chelsey Meyer
Pineapple Jam
Genie Santiago
Alex McCue & The Group Activity
Austin Bullock
A Hundred Mondays
Fish House
Ava Murrin
Cosmic Echo
All You Got Tour
Charlie Fuertsch
Elizabeth Buckley / Susie McCarthy / Alli Zeoli
Boston Symphony Children’s Choir
David Ehle Guitar Trio Plus
BT Collective
Chiming Concert
Nico Rivers
Gray Gafarov String Band
EJ Carey
Corban Welter
TMC (The Mother Church) Singers

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