Since its opening last year, the Lawn On D has powered full speed ahead, living up to its promise of being a “first-of-its-kind outdoor interactive space” in Boston. Hosting all sorts of community events ranging from food festivals, to outdoor art installations, to unique concerts in an open-air venue not as cramped and concrete covered as City Hall Plaza. Last fall the space was host to the “Sound Of Our Town” concert, sponsored by the Boston Music Awards and acting as an interactive way to announce the nominees for 2014’s awards. (Cough, cough- Allston Pudding for best music blog.)
After flourishing success with past events, the Lawn has announced their first ticketed show, presented by Bowery Boston. Featuring Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, the show costs $35 for advance tickets (which can be bought here). The Cali-based indie-folk supergroup took the airwaves by storm in 2009 with their sweet-as-apple-pie hit “Home“, and has since put out three studio albums, with a live album in the works. As campy and kitschy as a Spaghetti Western, Edward Sharpe is bound to pull a sizable crowd, if only for those looking to whistle along with one another in the June heat.
While Sound Of Our Town was free and brought hordes of people with acts like The Both and Speedy Ortiz headlining, the June 17th show seems just as promising. The Lawn is such a captivating and unique space, with obvious appeal to residents of a city like Boston, burgeoning with creativity and innovation- this might be the start of more shows on the Lawn to come.