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WasFest is a unique music festival presented by the Folk Americana Roots Hall of Fame and the Boch Center and curated and hosted by musician, legendary producer, and President of Blue Note Records Don Was. Featuring an all-star lineup, WasFest is a celebration of collaboration and creativity where artists perform unique sets that often feature the album of another musician. From Rock to Jazz to Reggae to Roots and more, WasFest boasts a dynamic line-up with performers like Dark Star Orchestra, Lettuce, Steel Pulse, The Julian Lage Quartet, Robert Glasper, Meshell Ndegeocello and many more.

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind festival coming to the Wang & Shubert Theatres June 23-25, 2023!

Dark Star Orchestra

Friday, June 23 at 7:30pm – Wang Theatre 

Performing The Grateful Dead's November 14, 1978 Boston Music Hall Show


Performances by Robert Glasper and Meshell Ndegeocello

Friday, June 23 at 8:00pm – Shubert Theatre

Robert Glasper with special guests STOUT, Bilal, and Stokley
Performing 'The Best of Black Radio 1, 2 & 3'

Meshell Ndegeocello
Performing 'Plantation Lullabies'


Julian Lage Quartet with John Medeski and Gerald Clayton

Saturday, June 24 at 8:00pm – Shubert Theatre

Julian Lage Quartet with special guests John Medeski, Jorge Roeder & Dave King 
Performing Grant Green's 'Street of Dreams'

Gerald Clayton Quintet with special guests Ambrose Akinmusire, Immanuel Wilkins, Harish Raghavan & Kendrick Scott
Performing Wayne Shorter’s 'Speak No Evil'


Lettuce and Steel Pulse

Sunday, June 25 at 7:30pm – Wang Theatre

Lettuce with special guest Judith Hill
Performing Aretha Franklin's 'Live at Fillmore West'

Steel Pulse
Performing 'True Democracy'


* Each performance is sold individually. Lineup is subject to change.