Viva La Vinal

6th Annual Viva La Vinal: Friday October 7, 2011 September 26, 2011

Filed under: Event Info — Sophie @ 1:45 pm

The sixth annual Viva la Vinal Festival will present an eclectic mix of local talent featuring folk, indie rock, and singer-songwriters. The schedule this year is:

5:30 pm – garden opens

6:00 pm – Audrey Ryan

6:45 pm – Abbie Barrett

7:30 pm – Sophie Innerfield & Nick Murphy

8:15 pm – Jenee Halstead 

We invite people and families (children of all ages are welcome) from the neighborhood and beyond to bring blankets or chairs and spend the evening in our unique garden setting. Picnicking & potlucking are welcome and encouraged. Donations to support the musicians and the Growing Center are most appreciated.

For more information: Audrey at (617) 320-0538 or or


5th Annual Viva La Vinal: THANK YOU! September 20, 2010

Filed under: Event Info — Sophie @ 9:55 pm

A huge thank you to everyone who came out to the 5th Annual Viva La Vinal festival! Our film festival was chilly, but the brave souls who brought blankets and curled up in front of the screen got to see 3 excellent films and enjoy some popcorn.

We had gorgeous fall weather for the music festival, and great attendance. It was a wonderful day and we can’t wait to do it again next year! We’ll keep you posted.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


Music Schedule! August 31, 2010

Filed under: Event Info — Sophie @ 7:22 pm

We have an amazing lineup this year for the all-day music festival!

12-1:15 Mariana Iranzi — Argentinian bassist/children’s performer

1:20 International String Trio — global jazz/world music

2:05 Audrey Ryan — multi-instrumental singer/songwriter

2:45 Emily Hope Price — indie folk cellist (member of Pearl and the Beard)

3:30 Kingsley Flood — updated Americana, recent guests on NPR’s Weekend Edition

4:15 Justin Levinson — folk singer/songwriter

5:00 The Autumn Hollow — country-influenced folk rock

5:45 Bridget & the Squares — keyboard-driven indie pop —

6:30 Cactus Attack — folk ensemble

7:15 TheyWillHateUs — old-time “Gothicana”

8:00 Justin Shorey — modern folk singer/songwriter

8:45 This Blue Heaven — catchy, sunny pop


Viva La Vinal September 17th Film Festival Schedule August 30, 2010

We’re starting the movies at 6 sharp on Friday, Saturday 17th. Bring a blanket an/or some chairs, and curl up to watch the following:

Loft Show Upstairs — documentary following Audrey Ryan’s underground loft shows

Craft is the Function — a short exploration of the nuances of knitting and DIY fashion

Faster than a Fax Machine — documentary following the lives of two musicians, Chris Wilhelm and Garland “Bullet” Cook

How I Killed Mumblecore — a romantic comedy for a new generation


Viva La Vinal 2010: Sept. 17 & 18 August 13, 2010

Filed under: Event Info — Sophie @ 4:30 pm

Well, it’s official. We’ve turned 5 years old and we’re shaking things up in a big way.

Previously, Viva La Vinal took place over two days, with live music from about 5-9 each day. This year, we’re going to kick the festival off with a film screening on Friday evening from 6-10, which will make room for an all-day music festival from 12-9 on Saturday.

Keep an eye on our blog for updates, including our official lineup, which we are extremely excited about!