Steam Kettle Festival

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Date, Time, Location

On October 13, 2018, grab your blanket or camp chair and join us on Cat Rock Field for music and beers throughout the afternoon and early evening as we celebrate Hale’s 100th birthday. Gates will be open at 11 AM; artists will perform between noon and 6 PM. General parking is available at Hale Summer Club, opposite 576 Dover Road, Westwood. This event will take place rain or shine!



With their seamless blend of soulful hip hop vocals, rap, signature brass and synths, Busty and the Bass is ushering in a new era of genre-defying sound. After meeting in their first week of the McGill University jazz program, the Montreal-based nine-piece quickly shot up from from packed house party jams to scorching live performances in front of thousands of fans across the US, Canada, Europe and the UK.

Artists and Approximate Set Times:

Food & Drink

Enjoy fiesta fare from the South Shore Taco Guy and a beer garden hosted by Night Shift Brewing and its distribution partners.


A variety of activities will get your creative juices flowing, including a kindness garden, chalkboard art, outdoor games, and more.

Additional Information


General parking is available at Hale Summer Club, opposite 576 Dover Road, Westwood. Accessible parking for attendees with physical disabilities or mobility limitations is available at Hale’s main entrance, 80 Carby Street, Westwood.


Please note there are no accommodations at Hale, and camping is not permitted. Hale is within 15 minutes of a number of hotels that include the Dedham Hilton, Dedham Holiday Inn, Needham Sheraton, and more. Kayak and TripAdvisor are sure to find vacancies!

Safety and Security

To ensure a safe and fun experience for everyone, please keep the following guidelines in mind. At Hale, we like to say “there’s room for everyone at the picnic table,” and that goes for Cat Rock Field as well.  You may bring a blanket or chair, but chairs will not be allowed directly in front of the stage.

The following items are not permitted:

  • Illegal items, including drugs, fireworks, weapons, etc.
  • Glass containers
  • Coolers, picnic baskets, outside alcohol (food and drink will be available for purchase)
  • Tents, awnings, umbrellas, and any other equipment that would obstruct your neighbor’s view
  • Pets (we love them, but they need to sit this one out)
  • Anything with wheels or a motor that isn’t your car or an assistive device – e.g. bikes, skateboards, scooters, hover boards, etc.
  • Professional recording equipment (phones are okay, but please refrain from recording the show in its entirety)
  • Drones
Press Information

Any members of the Press who are interested in covering the festival should contact Paula. Press passes may be requested until October 1, 2018.

Volunteer Information

We welcome volunteers!  If you would like more information about how you can support the festival, contact Paula.


Photos will be available on the festival’s event page on Facebook.


Posters, t-shirts, and CDs will be available for purchase.