XFEST 2018

At Dorchester Art Project
1486 Dorchester Ave. #2 Dorchester, Ma. 02122  
**This location is off the Red Line T… Fields Corner

FRIDAY the 23rd, SATURDAY the 24th and SUNDAY the 25th

  • Friday 8pm to 12am. Dinner and performances.
  • Saturday 12pm to 4pm. Workshops
  • Saturday night 7pm to 11pm. Dinner and performances.
  • Sunday 12pm to 5pm. Brunch and Ensembles.

Artist applications will be accepted until December 10th 2018. Feel free to download / copy / paste your application information directly into an email. Applications and questions to


THURSDAY February 22nd 
XFEST PRE-SHOW will be held in Boston and is an open improv collaborative performance night. Be paired with other improvisers for short on-the-spot collaborations. There is no need to ‘apply’ to perform. Show up with your gear and you can play. 8pm to 11:30pm *location to be released ASAP





Friday March 3rd, Saturday March 4th and Sunday March 5th 2017
Holyoke City Hall (ballroom)
536 Dwight Street Holyoke Massachusetts
FRIDAY MARCH 3RD Performances 7pm to 12am


WORKSHOPS 1pm to 5pm

1pm to 2pm
Improv 101
Host Walter Wright

2pm to 3pm
Simple-structure acoustic playtime
Hosts Duane Ingalls, Ej Hampson

3pm to 4pm Moving/Sounding with the Inner/Outer Child: Simple/Complex is Work/Play
Host Loren Groenendaal

4pm to 5pm
Space Balm Ritual
Host Asimina Chremos

For a more detailed description of the Workshops please visit:

6pm to 10pm
Lineups will be listed soon

Featuring DJ Rob & Cilla Vee the DaDa GoGo dancer!
Friday & Saturday nights.

12pm until 5pm

Weeping Bong Band
Donkey NoNo
Ben Hersey
Id’m Theftable
EMU (Joe Burgio Paul Kafka performing Lefts of Spring)
Les Trois Etoiles

Library Sounds Series and Boston Hassle present…
School of the Museum of Fine Arts
230 The Fenway in Boston (library, 3rd floor)
7-10pm Open to the public, on the spot open ensembles
Bring an instrument (movement and video artists welcomed)!
$5 to $10 suggested donation
“In keeping with past traditions we ring in this years Xfest with a pre-show celebration. Improvisors and artists from Boston and beyond warm up for the 3 day long festival by playing in on the spot ensembles. We welcome anyone to join us, especially those interested in being invited to play next years festival. Everyone is paired in groups by pulling names out of a ‘hat’. “