By Matt Marty
Moving into its tenth year of existence, the NEMO Music Festival has become the poster child festival of the Northeast. Like South by Southwest the NEMO festival attracts as many music fans as it does industry representatives and musicians. Taking advantage of the urban location, NEMO is set throughout Boston, and uses the city to its advantage, having 300 bands play in 30 different venues in 3 days. Are you seeing a theme yet? Aside from actual performances, during the day many different events are held including showcases, performance clinics, panel discussions, a music industry trade show and mentor sessions for artists. When the sun sets, the concerts at the surrounding venues begin.
(As calculated by mapquest.com from Denver Co., to Boston, Mass.).
Total Est. Time: 30 hours, 9 minutes
Total Est. Distance: 1,973 miles
Along The Way: Boston is home to the legendary Berklee College of Music. Founded in 1945, Berklee is the world’s largest independent music college and the premier institution for the study of contemporary music. Its list of alumni is a venerable who’s who in music with artists ranging from Melissa Etheridge, Donald Fagen, Quincy Jones, Branford Marsalis, John Mayer, Steve Vai and many more. Also while in Boston, it’s required that you visit Fenway Park for a Red Sox game.