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The Boston Film Festival to present a Free Live Performance of NBC's The Voice Featuring 2015 winner Sawyer Fredericks and 2012 Winner Jermaine Paul

The-Voice Boston will take place on July 15, 2015 at The Outside the Box Free Performing Arts Festival

The Boston Film festival and Outside The Box announced a live performance from winners of NBC’s The Voice. The Voice-Boston will take place as part of the festival on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Presented by The Boston Film Festival, the performance will feature Sawyer Fredericks, the show’s 2015 winner as well as Jermaine Paul, the 2012 winner.

The Voice-Boston will also include performances from season 2 contestant James Massone of Wakefield, MA as well as Noah Lis of Palmer, MA and Ria Eaton of Billerica, MA, both of whom competed during Season 6. Musical Director for The Voice-Live is Craig S. Najjar. The live performance will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the Beacon Street Stage.

Outside The Box is the vision of Boston-based philanthropist and arts enthusiast Ted Cutler, who believes in the power of arts to educate and inspire creative thinking. “The Voice has become a cultural phenomenon, offering many unknown artists an opportunity to take the chance to perform on a national stage. As with every performer at Outside The Box, we believe that these individuals have the power to inspire others and introduce individuals to all genres of arts and music, said Cutler. “We are incredibly excited by the opportunity to partner with The Boston Film Festival to make this performance happen.”

"The Boston Film Festival is excited to support Ted Cutler's state-of-the-art free event, and hope that his altruistic contribution inspires others to follow his lead." said Robin Dawson, Executive Director, Boston Film Festival.

Scheduled for July 14-19, 2015 on the Boston Common, Outside The Box is a six-day free performing arts festival, designed to entertain and inspire through performances from local, national and international arts organizations of all genres. More than 100 performances have been lined up so far for this extraordinary artistic celebration.

Performances previously announced include the July 18 Radio 92.9 EarthFest, presented by Whole Foods Market and featuring performances from Guster, New Politics, Atlas Genius and Alex Preston. On Thursday, July 16, the festival will feature a performance from The Gin Blossoms, also presented by Radio 92.9 and on Friday, July 18, Country 102.5 will present Kacey Musgraves, Austin Web and Cam.

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Outside the Box adds ‘The Voice-Boston’ to Programming


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Sawyer Fredericks, winner of NBC's eighth season of "The Voice.”

By James Reed Globe Staff July 02, 2015

Not even two weeks away, Outside the Box has announced another addition to its lineup. On July 15, the free outdoors arts festival will host a live performance from winners and local contestants from the TV show “The Voice.” Presented by the Boston Film Festival, “The Voice-Boston” will include Sawyer Fredericks, the singing competition’s 2015 victor, and Jermaine Paul, who won in 2012.

True to much of Outside the Box’s programming, the concert will also spotlight artists with Bay State ties. Among the performers are Wakefield’s James Massone, who competed on Season 2, along with Noah Lis of Palmer and Ria Eaton of Billerica, both of whom were Season 6 contestants. The live performance will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the Beacon Street Stage. Outside the Box will take over Boston Common from July 14-19, featuring performances from country star Kacey Musgraves and rock bands Gin Blossoms, Guster, Atlas Genius, and many more attractions and family-friendly events. Full schedule at www.otbboston.com

James Reed can be reached at jreed@globe.com.

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NBC’s “The Voice,” Wednesday, Beacon Street Stage: Outside the Box teamed with the Boston Film Festival to spotlight a few local singers. What’s so special about these locals? Just that they made Adam Levine flip. Fresh “Voice” winner Sawyer Fredericks and 2012 champ Jermaine Paul join season 2 contestant James Massone of Wakefield and season 6 contenders Noah Lis of Palmer and Ria Eaton of Billerica on stage.

Kacey Musgraves, July 17, Beacon Street Stage: Country 102.5 recruited some hot young talent for its party, including Austin Web and Cam. But Musgraves is the big score. The next country queen’s new album, “Pageant Material,” debuted at No. 1 on the Country chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200 last month. More importantly, “Pageant Material” propagates her progressive agenda without shouting: She wraps her messages in sweet twang and wideopen Texas harmonies. Such songs as “Good Ol’ Boys Club” and “Dimestore Cowgirl” bump country back toward the sound and smarts of the Dixie Chicks.

Nemes, July 17, Park Street Stage: Get hip to this Boston band now. Next summer, Nemes will be opening for the Avett Brothers or Dave Matthews or Kings of Leon. That’s my guess. The fiddle-guitar-bass-drums quartet absolutely deserves success. They play pretty ditties that bubble up loud then slip into bass breakdowns, sweet harmonies and Americana jams. These boys have chops and passion, radical shifts in tempo and style ... and swagger, loads of swagger

Alastair Moock, July 17, Lily Pad Stage: Local folk singer Moock never shied from writing about heavy stuff. But tackling his daughter’s battle with leukemia was a huge challenge. It also led to some surprising fun. Listen to his goofy song “When I Get Bald.” His work scored him a Grammy nod and made him a minor star in the children’s music scene. Last month, he continued the hot streak with “All Kinds of You and Me,” largely inspired by Marlo Thomas’ landmark 1972 album “Free To Be ... You and Me.” Stop by with the kids and hear children’s music that owes more to Bob Dylan than the Teletubbies.

Guster, July 18, Beacon Street Stage: The annual free Radio 92.9 EarthFest concert moves from May on the Esplanade to July on the Common. Radio 92.9’s signature event brings Somerville’s own Guster back to Boston. Alright, Guster hasn’t been Somerville’s own since the guys graduated from Tufts to world tours and a major label record deal. Danish band New Politics, Australia’s Atlas Genius and New Hampshire native and “American Idol” finalist Alex Preston sweeten the lineup.

The Floorlords, July 18, Park Street Stage: One of the world’s greatest b-boy (and b-girl) crews came out of our fair city. The Floorlords have been around for nearly 35 years. Over that time, the crew has pushed hip-hop culture worldwide. They have popped and locked through such films as “Krush Groove” and “Step Up” and TV shows “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee” and “The Phil Donahue Show” (yup, they’ve been around). Check out the crew everyone from Mayor Menino to Run DMC celebrated.

All Hands Drumming, July 18, Squirrel’s Den Stage: Kids like to hit things. Why not have Tony Fonseca teach them to pound away on something built for it? The drum teacher’s concerts/ parties/sessions feature plenty of interaction, fun and knowledge. The man has been studying, playing and teaching West African, Cape Verdean and AfroCuban rhythms for more than 40 years.

Will Dailey Shea Rose, Air Traffic Controller and Ruby Rose Fox, July 19, Beacon Street Stage: Outside the Box stays true to its commitment to local art with a quartet of Bostonbased rock-pop-soul acts. These four artists might be our city’s best candidates to go national next year. Well, Dailey’s already there. Hopefully, he can give the other three a boost onto a bigger stage in 2016.

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” July 19, Tremont Street Stage: Mind rotting this summer? Yeah, we hear you, too many Judy Blume beach books. Why not get some culture by watching every Shakespeare play? It’s easy with this comic condensation of the Bard’s 37 plays in less than 100 minutes. It has all the hits: “Hamlet”! “Romeo & Juliet”! “Henry IV, Part1” to “Henry VI, Part 3”!

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— Boaz Yakin; "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," co-writer screenplay; "Death in Love," director & screenplay; "Remember the Titans," director.

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