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Outside The Box Festival returns July 14-19

Outside The Box 2013 Crowd, Cutler

Ted Cutler '51 greets the large crowd at the Outside The Box Festival in 2013. (Photo from

The free Outside the Box Festival is coming back to Boston Common July 14–19, featuring an exciting lineup of performances that include contestants on NBC’s The Voice, as well as Guster, New Politics, Atlas Genius, Alex Preston, The Gin Blossoms, Kacey Musgraves, Austin Web, and Cam.

Read more about the performance lineup.

Outside the Box is the vision of Boston-based philanthropist, arts enthusiast, and Emerson College Trustee Emeritus Ted Cutler ’51, who believes in the power of arts to educate and inspire creative thinking.

The festival will open on Tuesday, July 14, with a spectacular performance expected from the world-renowned Turkish dance group Fire of Anatolia. It will be preceded by Puppeteers Cooperative, the Boston Circus Guild, Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band, and a collaborative dance ensemble piece featuring eight local dance companies.

Outside the Box 2013 - Families

Families attend Outside The Box in 2013. (Photo from

Over the following five days, the festival will feature family-friendly performances; interactive arts activities; and a showcase of cultures from across the globe through music, dance, opera, theater, and more.

Visit the Outside the Box website, Facebook page, or Twitter account: @otbBoston.

Belafonte, Cutler

Singer and actor Harry Belafonte with arts enthusiast and philanthropist Ted Cutler '51. (Photo from

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