Looking Back on 2017

Fountain Stage 2017:
5 weekends of live music and Halloween Day

  • 64 acts and over 75 hours of music

4 Weekends of Free Encounter Experiences

•  50 hours of experience with almost 200 trained Dream Interpreters, Artists, and from about 20 states and 4 countries

As an all volunteer event, The Fountain Stage did it all on a budget of just under $5,000: Lights, sound, and most of the staging are all donated. All volunteer labor and performance. Small stipends went to three people covering basic costs of travel and supplies.

We had 10 local sponsors including restaurants, and community services, and 3 sponsors from other states. Thank you to all who helped make this happen!


Petition for Food on Salem Streets this October

There is a petition to change the street food in Salem this coming October. This is what it says:

“Every October, Salem’s Haunted Happenings brings thousands of people to our city. During this busy time, the city contracts with Fiesta Shows as the exclusive vendor for food booths. The offerings are expensive and low quality “carnival food,” like fried dough and cotton candy. Not only is the food of poor quality and limited options, but the proceeds from these sales aren’t kept in Salem, as Fiesta is based out of New Hampshire. We are asking that the city and the mayor end the practice of contracting out to Fiesta Shows and focus instead on giving priority to local Salem vendors and restaurants. This will give people more, and healthier options during Haunted Happenings, as well as keep any proceeds within the city, where they can help boost the economy.”

What do you think? Check out the petition.

Last Weekend of Fountain Stage Coming Up

Halloween in Salem is sadly coming to an end this week, but it will do so with a party at the Fountain Stage. Here is the line up for Friday evening the 30th, and Saturday the 31st:

October 30th: 4:00-4:30pm Alex Larosa, 5:00-5:30pm Henry Chorlian, 6:30 – 7:15: Venus Mars Project, 7:45 – 8:30: Valleyheart, 9:00 – 10:00: Used Gear
October 31st: noon Angela Theresa Masciale, 2pm Black Hat Project, 4pm Hipshot Band, 6pm VEIN, 8pm Mamadou Diop Band

Hope to see you there!

Saturday the 10th

12am Secondhand Smoke (Sublime Tribute)
1pm Yvan Pierre Marlier
3pm Sarah Van Wyk
5pm Jon Morse

plus The World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment! (noon to 5pm for the Salem experience)

Special thanks to our sponsors. Please follow their links in the right hand column. Naumkeag Ordinary, Salem State University, Salem Chamber of Commerce, Village Tavern, Plummer Home for Boys.

See the full list here