27th Annual Bread & Roses Festival
27th ANNUAL BREAD & ROSES FESTIVAL (Labor Day!!) – RAIN or SHINE!!!
We are pleased to announce the 27th ANNUAL BREAD & ROSES FESTIVAL to be held on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2011 (12noon to 6:00 pm) on the Campagnone Common, located at 200 Common Street in Downtown Lawrence.
Featured performers include:
1) Bread and Puppet, a political puppet theater company;
2) Zili Misik, an All-female Band that combines Haitian, Afro-cuban, Brazilian and American styles;
3)Ten Tumbao, a funky and soulful Afro-Latin-Caribbean band that mixes spicy rhythms with vocal harmonies, captivating melodies, and a touch of jazz;
4) Angkor Dance Troupe, nationally recognized as one of the most accomplished and experienced of the U.S.-based Cambodian traditional arts ensembles,
and many more.
The Festival celebrates Lawrence's labor history and ethnic diversity, and particularly the historic events of the “Bread and Roses” textile strike of 1912. It is a celebration on multiple stages with a variety of music, dance, poetry, and drama. A History and Labor Section features Lawrence History Live—our tent for lively conversations on labor and the city in past and present. Numerous information tables present a full range of cultural and social justice organizations. Trolley tours and walking tours around the city highlight the historical sites. Great ethnic food!
All events on or starting from the Campagnone Common in Downtown Lawrence.
Bread and Roses is the only festival in the region which celebrates the true spirit of Labor Day. The Bread and Roses Festival is also the only broadly multicultural and inclusive festival in Lawrence.
The event is FREE and open to the public. It is a true family event that also includes entertainment for children such as pony rides, jugglers, and drumming.
Come join us in our Labor Day celebration and learn more about Lawrence’s history, its people and struggles.
For more information, please call (978) 794-1655
Contact: Bread and Roses Heritage Committee, Inc.
P.O. Box 1137