In Between Days puts on stellar festival in just its second year


In only it’s second year as a festival, In Between Days flourished in its two day weekend full of local music, local food, art market, and fun to be had by many. The festival is deemed as a local festival set in Quincy, MA just a few minutes outside of Boston. Having just debuted only last summer, the fest has seen major upgrades from its inaugural shows last year. This year included two stages, more acts, an art market, and more food and drink options. This year they attracted approximately 9,000 visitors over Saturday and Sunday which is amazing numbers compared to its first year. The new and improved setup helped the festival squeeze in more performances per day, and local bands reaped the rewards of the space on the schedule. The weekend offered many different sounds from across the Northeast, including Boston’s own artists (Mint Green, Sweet Petunia, Dutch Tulips, and Paper Tigers, to name a few) and Boston artists who have since moved to New York (Carissa Johnson and Slothrust). The festival had great local showing from bands but also brought in big acts like Modest Mouse and Lord Huron to headline the festival. We had a fantastic time at the festival and wanted to highlight some standout acts from each day along with the overall electric vibes throughout the weekend.

Day 1

Carissa Johnson

Boston native Carissa Johnson brought the energy early on into the day with a stellar set. Carissa gave it her all and really wowed the crowd with each song she sang. She knew how to get everyone into it with each song and jammed out early on. We loved seeing the electric energy from her and her bandmates and it was certain the crowd was enjoying it as well.

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Shallow Pools

Another amazing local act Shallow Pools took to the stage mid day amidst a growing crowd. They truly brought the energy on a cloudy day in Quincy. The crowd was loving every moment of their set and they certainly gained some new fans that day.

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Weakened Friends

Weakened Friends who are originally from Maine, kept the party going. This Pop-Punk trio has been perfectly crafting a sound that is true to them. Lead singer, Sonia Sturino expressed the bands love for Quincy and for having them be a part of such a fantastic festival.

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Boston’s own Slothrust took the main stage and did not disappoint. They were joined on stage by Weakened Friends’ Annie to help them out on bass. They kept the crowd going all throughout their set and the crowd was loving every minute of it all. Leah Wellbaum, lead singer, sported the electric blue hair and bright yellow shirt, safe to say they are a very vibrant band and their energy definitely matches their vibes.

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The Beths

New Zealand rockers The Beths took the stage by storm in the evening hours of the day. The band was in MA just earlier this year at The Sinclair for two sold out nights so its clear they are very loved here. Fans and new folks alike were eager to get to see The Beths again this year and they certainly delivered again.

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Modest Mouse

It was finally time for Modest Mouse to take the stage and the crowd was eager to hear them put on a fantastic show. And they certainly did just that as they played for nearly 2 hours to an epic crowd, some who waited all day to see them. Fans and those alike got hear some of their most popular songs like ‘Float On’ and jam out to some songs that were released off their latest album, ‘The Golden Casket’. Safe to say they saved the best for last and they really set the tone for day one, what a way to close it out.

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Day 2

Mint Green

Boston’s own Mint Green kicked off day two in style. Despite the early time slot the crowd really showed up for them and it was great to see. Mint Green have been taking Boston by storm and have been a fan favorite for years. We love to see their growth over the years as they quickly are taking the music world by storm. Fans and new fans got treated to classic songs from their discography like ‘What I’m Feeling’, and ‘Callie’. Despite it also being the hotter of the two days that didn’t stop them from jamming out with the crowd and going hard. Truly a highlight of day two for sure.

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Illiterate Light

Man do these two guys know how to rock out. Taking the mid day spot, Illiterate Light truly know how to put on a stellar show and kept the crowd into it all the way throughout their set. They are definitely a force to be reckoned with. From their high energy drumming, and smooth lyrics, to the antics of running through the crowd, these two surely kept the vibes going.

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Allison Ponthier

Allison was one of if not our favorite from the entire festival. She came out dressed to the nines in a full black suit, which we don’t know how she did in the heat that day, but she rocked it regardless. She had some of the funniest stage banter, with her witty humor and wonderful stage presence. The crowd was vibing out to her set as they should. She played a handful of songs from her catalog including ‘Character Development’, ‘Hardcore’, and ‘Faking My Own Death’. She truly knows how to put on a fantastic show.

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Yoke Lore

Yoke Lore took the stage by storm and put on one hell of a performance for the crowd. He got the crowd up and dancing right from the first song he played. His set was fantastic and he kept the energy going for one of the best sets of the day.

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Cautious Clay

Cautious Clay definitely brought his A game to the festival and put on one of the most mesmerizing sets of the day. There’s nothing this man can’t do. Sporting some futuristic  yellow shades and playing not only the guitar but also the saxophone and flute, he definitely brought out the cool vibes. His vibrant pop and R&B background helped get everyone in their feels. A stellar set all around and one of the standout from day two.

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Lord Huron

There was no better way to close out the festival than to have Lord Huron and crew do their thing. The anticipation was real as fans and newcomers alike were patiently waiting for Lord Huron to take the stage. It was finally time and out came him and his band to the roar of the crowd. They surprised the crowd by bringing out the iconic skull mask and then  Allison Ponthier for ‘The Night We Met’, and their song they collaborated on together, ‘I Lied’. The band treated the crowd to a full 2 hour set that went through a lot of their discography to the crowds delight. It was certainly a night to remember and one of the best sets of the weekend. What a way to close out a fantastic weekend.

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Overall it was a jam packed festival full of fun for everyone and in only its second year it definitely exceeded expectations. From the expansive food and drink options, to the new art vendors market full of vintage clothing finds, we’re excited to see the festival grow in the coming years and can’t wait to see what it has in store next.

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