Town of Mansfield, CT
9/9/2013 - 08/06/2013: Black Prairie Performing at Festival

Tenth Annual Festival on the Green to Feature Black Prairie
Sunday, September 22

The Mansfield Downtown Partnership is pleased to welcome Black Prairie to the Tenth Annual Festival on the Green.

Black Prairie plays a brand of Americana that defies easy categorization, cross-pollinating a number of different styles while exposing the venerable, forgotten roots of folk and bluegrass.

This talented ensemble is pulled together from different corners of Portland, Oregon's rich music scene, and while the high profile of each musician in the band - which includes three-fifths of the Decemberists - ensures a certain amount of attention, it's clear that Black Prairie are in it for purely musical reasons. The band cultivates an almost classical approach to composition, with songs containing multiple movements that ebb and flow in a way that differs greatly from traditional pop or bluegrass structure.

Black Prairie will take to the Festival on the Green stage following a full summer schedule that included stops at Bonarroo, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, and Newport Folk Fest. Their performance will begin at 2:30 pm.

The Festival on the Green will be Sunday, September 22 from noon to 4:00 pm in front of E. O. Smith High School (1235 Storrs Road, Mansfield, CT 06268). If it rains, the event will be held inside the school. In addition to the performance by Black Prairie, the event will feature the Celebrate Mansfield Parade at noon; children's games and crafts; a Juried Art Show; food booths by local restaurants; and much more!

The Festival on the Green is free and open to the public.

For information about the Tenth Annual Festival on the Green, visit, or call the Partnership office (860.429.2740).

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