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57 Years of Promoting & Supporting the Arts
for our community and beyond.

A Message from
Festival President, Jodi-Tatiana Charles

As the President of the 57th Marblehead Festival of Arts I am honored to reach out to you and extend my heartfelt appreciation to the wonderful community that has been an integral part of our Festival’s success.

On behalf of the entire Festival team, I want to express our deepest gratitude for the overwhelming support, enthusiasm, and participation that you have shown year after year. The Marblehead Festival of Arts has become a cherished tradition, bringing our community together and fostering a sense of pride and unity.

The success of the Marblehead Festival of Arts is a testament to the passion, dedication, and talent that thrives within our community. Your unwavering support and active involvement, whether as volunteers, performers, artists, donors, vendors, or attendees, have been instrumental in creating a vibrant and memorable event. The Festival’s success is a reflection of your commitment to celebrating the arts and nurturing a sense of togetherness.

We are immensely proud of the impact that the Marblehead Festival of Arts has had on our community. Through our diverse program of exhibitions, performances, workshops, and interactive experiences, we have aimed to inspire, educate, and entertain individuals of all ages and backgrounds. The Festival has become a platform for local talents to showcase their skills, a space for cultural exchange, and an opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of our community.

Furthermore, I would like to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of our local businesses, organizations, and individual sponsors. Your support has been vital in bringing the Marblehead Festival of Arts to life, and your commitment to investing in our community’s cultural growth is commendable. Together, we have created an event that not only enhances the quality of life for our residents but also attracts visitors from far and wide, bolstering our local economy.

As we look towards the future, we remain dedicated to improving and expanding the Festival. We will continue to seek opportunities to engage and collaborate with our community, ensuring that the Festival remains a reflection of our shared values, interests, and aspirations. Your kind feedback and suggestions are invaluable to us, and we encourage you to reach out and share your thoughts as we work towards creating an even more remarkable and comprehensive experience for all.

Once again, I extend my deepest gratitude to each and every member of our community and beyond. Your unwavering support and participation are what makes the Marblehead Festival of Arts an event that we can all be proud of.

Thank you, Thank you and, Thank you!


Jodi-Tatiana Charles

President, Marblehead Festival of Arts

Message  from Brian Wheeler

MFoA Performing Arts

The Marblehead Festival of Arts Performing Arts Committee would like to thank the many people and community members that helped us present our 56th Performing Arts Concerts @ Crocker Park during our 57th Festival. As always, our lineup required an incredible amount of assistance and we’d like to acknowledge the tremendous support received this year.

Thanks to: All our performers who were great to work with, and really gave us their all for these tremendous shows! To the Festival volunteers who always enthusiastically do their part, and the sound & lights crew, without whom we could not do the gig, including; Morrell Reynolds, Todd Rocco, Lawrence Habin and Claude Richardson, plus our in-house pros Jerry Morvillo and Rob Bernstein from Matty Colon Productions Unlimited for making it all look and sound so good! Thanks to our Internship Program Coordinator John Krivit and our 2023 student interns plus crew of Abby Wheeler, Jamie Wheeler, Joey Smith and the NYC gang, as we continue the 20+ year tradition of education, very hard work and lots of laughs! Thanks also to Kathy Culkin for feeding the crew!

Our deepest gratitude goes to the following local restaurants for their donations to feed our performers. As always, we invite you to visit these giving members of our community and when you do, thank them for their donations to this year’s Festival: Amore Kitchen (Maria & Daniel), The Landing (Rob), Three Cod Tavern (Chip), Evan’s Deli (Evan), Café Italia (Donna & Mark), Casa Corona (Felix), Manhattan Sandwich Shoppe (Mike & Kaitlin), House of Pizza (Tom) and The Beacon (Johnny & Edgar). Thanks also to Ralph Khouri for gracing our stage with the beautiful oriental rug!

Thanks to the Select Board and staff for their support. And to town officials for providing access to historic Crocker Park, one of the most beautiful concert venues in the world! Thanks also to Peter James, Sam Andrews and the Rec and Parks Department for helping us keep the park clean and safe. Thanks also to Rick Macomber of Macomber Electricians for his annual efforts to keep the “juice” flowing.

Thanks to this year’s Festival President Jodi-Tatiana Charles, Bill Smalley and the 2023 Festival Board of Directors, along with so many others for supporting our efforts.

Special thanks once again to our technical director and Mr. Festival, Robb Macomber, for doing it all every year!

Thanks to Fred & Karl of Marblehead Hardware for the very kind “Traeger Grill Giveaway” prize donation.

Thanks to the Crocker Park neighbors and Mariner’s Lane Association. Hope your weekend was a great one. Thank you, thank you!

Finally, thank you to our beloved town of Marblehead and our incredible community for the forum to entertain and for being there to enjoy it all. It is so gratifying to see neighbors all together and to hear such positive feedback! It’s worth every minute of the time we put in to provide incredible performances to such a supportive audience!

We are already working on our 58th Festival and invite you to be part of the fun. Simply visit to join us or visit the Festival’s Facebook page for the latest updates and to post/share your Festival photos!

How lucky are we to share this great gift of performing arts with all of you. We never take it or your support for granted. A final thanks goes to you all!

Brian Wheeler,


MFoA Performing Arts

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