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Mix Fest 2008

Updated on November 24, 2013

Mix Fest 2008

MixFest is an annual concert hosted by the radio station WBMX Mix 95.5 FM in Boston, MA. It began in 1993 as "Fall Fest", a free concert on Boston Common celebrating fall in New England.

It's gone on every year since then with the exception of 2001 when it was cancelled due to the tragedies on 9/11, and again in 2009. Over the years it has changed venues multiple times, gotten larger, and become a ticket event with part of the proceeds being donated to charity.

MixFest 2008 was held at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston on Saturday, October 11th. The line up included Matt Nathanson, Finger Eleven, Jordin Sparks, Sarah McLachlan, and Bryan Adams.

I was online getting my tickets the first day of the presale. :D

Matt Nathanson

MIX loves featuring up & coming singer songwriters, and this year it's Matt Nathanson. He grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts so he was back on home turf for MixFest. He's now a California guy, but we won't hold that against him. ;)

His music has been featured in the movie American Pie, on the shows Private Practice, Scrubs, and One Tree Hill, and he was named Best National Male Vocalist at last year's Boston Music Awards.

The very first time I heard one of his songs on the radio (I was in Maine of all places) I knew I needed to create a lyrics lens for it. And that's what I did as soon as I got home. Less than a month later I found out he was on the lineup for MixFest...w00t!

Visit Matt Nathanson: Come on Get Higher to hear + see more of Mr. Nathanson.

Matt Nathanson's Latest Album - Last of the Great Pretenders


More from Matt

Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks has been singing since she was a mere 18 months old. It's no wonder that at age 17, she became American Idol's youngest winner to date. The winner of American Idol Season 6, Jordin went on to hit the Top 10 with her first 3 singles; Tattoo, No Air, and One Step at a Time. Her self-titled debut album had already gone gold, and her sophomore album is came out in November.

Jordin Sparks' Latest Album - Battlefield



12 tracks


No Air

Singles from Jordin

Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan has sold 40,000,000+ records worldwide, including Fumbling Toward Ecstasy, Surfacing, and Mirrorball. 6 of her albums have gone platinum, she's had four Top 10 singles, won three Grammy Awards, and has a new CD coming out just a few days before MixFest, Closer: The Best of Sarah featuring 2 new songs.

Miss McLachlan is one of the superstars whose music helped get MIX 98.5 to the top of the ratings in Boston, and I'm sure they are glad to have her back. I know I am!

I have 2 lenses featuring Sarah. One on Lilith Fair, of which she was the founder, and the second is simply titled Sarah McLachlan.

Sarah McLachlan's Latest Album - Laws of Illusion

Loving You Is Easy

More from Sarah

Bryan Adams

Rock Icon Bryan Adams has sold 65,000,000+ records worldwide with 6 platinum albums and 17 Top Ten hits (including four at #1) to his name. His career spans 30 years. He signed with A&M Records in 1978 and his debut album Bryan Adams was released in 1980.

I still have my Waking Up the Neighbours tape, yes, cassette tape....I'm old, and yes, that's the correct spelling...Mr. Adams is Canadian. ;) I got it after seeing the movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves as the song (Everything I Do) I Do It for You from the movie's soundtrack is on that album.

(And, did you know he was a serious photographer? Like, crazy good. I'm not sure where I've been that I've only now found this out.)

Bryan Adams' Latest Album - 11



11 tracks


She's Got a Way

More from Bryan

Finger Eleven

Added to the lineup!

Finger Eleven is a Canadian alternative rock band that's been together since 1994. The quintet is comprised of Scott Anderson (vocals), Sean Anderson (bass), Rich Beddoe (drums), and James Black & Rick Jackett on guitars.

Finger Eleven's Latest Album - Life Turns Electric


More from Finger Eleven

MixFest 2008 Schedule - 3:00 pm - 7:35 pm

  • 3:00 - 3:20 Matt Nathanson
  • 3:35 - 4:00 Finger Eleven
  • 4:20 - 4:50 Jordin Sparks
  • 5:10 - 6:00 Sarah McLachlan
  • 6:20 - 7:35 Bryan Adams

MIXFest After Party at Kitty O'Shea's

Kitty O'Shea's

Irish Pub and Bistro

131 State Street

Boston, MA 02109

(near Faneuil Hall)

ph. 617.725.0100

Get Directions

MixFest go-ers say hello!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Sounds like a great festival. 5*