Bridgin’ Gaps festival hits the Salem Willows Aug. 5th and 6th

The Bridgin’ Gaps festival is an entertaining and educational platform for the local community to gather and celebrate the arts and the work of local organizations that are making an impact in the community.

Performances range from local and non local recording artists, live bands, visual artists, dance groups, poets and other performance styles along with guest speakers from various non profit and charitable organizations to hi-light the work they do and inform people how they can get involved or support their organization. You can support the festival here.

Saturday Aug. 3 Schedule:

12pm DJ G7 & The Notorious BKS
12:20 Guest speakers from One Community One Voice, North Shore Alliance of GLBTQ Youth
12:30 Chris Dowgin
12:40 Smigzee Doowop
1:30 Guest speakers from Sisters in Charge and Together North Shore/Raise Up and Foodies Without Borders
2pm Maggie Leon
2:30 Sway
2:45 Big Brotha Sadi
2:55 D Ruff
3:05 Dexter
3:10 Timothy Hall (
3:15 Guest speakers from the Mass Campaign for Jobs Not Jails and Chad Quintana of Griz Gear
3:30 Zaafir
3:45 African Man Born
4:00 Neveah King
4:15 Jazzmyn Red
4:30 Jessie Nocella
4:40 Chi Cerdas
4:50 William Wallace
5:00 Slam Kitchen
5:50 DJ G7 & BKS
6:00 Paranom
6:10 Estee Nack
6:20 STL GLD
6:55 Guest speakers from MassCann/Norml and Mass Rec Consumer Council
7:05 Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket

Participating Organizations:

HAWC (2-5pm)

Together North Shore

Sisters In Charge

Climate Creatives

Stepping Stones Family Home

Authentic Caribbean Foundation (12-8)

Timmys Angels

North Shore Alliance of GLBTQ Youth

One Community One Voice

Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council



DNA Organic Designs

Dandelion District

Scope Apparel

Made In Boston

Salem World Clothing & Apparel

Calisthenics of Lynn

Sweet Freedom Publishing Company

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Sunday Aug.4 Schedule:

12:00 Rogue Butterfly
12:10 Denyse Renee
12:20 3’s OM Collective
1:00 Tigerman Whoah
1:45 Guest speakers from the Haven Project and New Lynn Coalition
1:55 Dark Matter
2:15 Po
2:20 Call Dave
2:25 Cole Rodriguez
2:35 Matt Ganem The Poet (speaking for Baynan Treatment Center also)
3:00 The Willie J Laws Band
3:50 Cacique
4:40 Floor Lords
4:55 Just For Kicks
5:10 Judge The Disciple
5:20 Relentless
5:30 Hech Rhymes
5:40 Tim Nihan
6:55 Dis N Dat Band

DJ GSeven and D.j. Slipwax

The Checkthisartist Van will be on site looking for talent and interviewng artists.

Participating Organizations:

Authentic Caribbean Foundation (12-8)

Timmys Angels

A Voice For The Innocent

Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts

New Lynn Coalition

Haven Project

Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council


North Shore Alliance of GLBTQ Youth


DNA Organic Designs

Dandelion District

Scope Apparel

Made In Boston

Salem World Clothing

Sweet Freedom Publishing Company

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