The 4 Knots festival is one of several great free summer shows this weekend.
This third year of the 4 Knots Music Festival features another strong lineup (on two stages again), headlined by Philadelphia's Kurt Vile and the Violators (see lineup below). The festival runs from 1 to 8 p.m. near Pier 17 at the Seaport.
SummerStage used to have a Canada Day concert the weekend before the actual holiday (which is July 1st), but there hasn't been one for a number of years. This year it's back with a vengeance, as a whole-day event as part of Canada Day International (which includes a Great Canadian Picnic taking place for several hours before the concert).
The 2013 Canada Day concert is headlined by electro-pop musician Lights, and also features rocker Joel Plaskett and folk rock band Spirit of the West. Showtime is 6 p.m.
|Young fan rocking out at last year's 4 Knots Festival.|
SummerStage will host what sounds like another great show on Sunday: a live performance of the classic Big Star album "Third," featuring an all-star lineup of musicians including Mike Mills (of R.E.M.), Jody Stephens, Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, Marshall Crenshaw, Pete Yorn, Mitch Easter, and Reeve Carney. Oh, and a chamber orchestra. The show starts at 7 p.m.
Here's the 4 Knots lineup, as listed on the poster. Set times have not yet been provided, but I'll insert them as soon as they're announced. [UPDATE: 4 Knots set times were posted earlier this morning here; I've entered the info below.] You can also see the 4 Knots Twitter page for updates.
Pier 17 Stage
- Steve Gunn, 1 p.m.
- Hunters, 2 p.m.
- White Lung, 3 p.m.
- Parquet Courts, 4 p.m.
- The Men, 5 p.m.
- Reigning Sound, 6 p.m.
- Kurt Vile & the Violators, 7 p.m.
- Heliotropes, 1:30 p.m.
- Fat Tony, 2:30 p.m.
- The Babies, 3:30 p.m.
- Marnie Stern, 4:30 p.m.