Union Square Somerville Playlist

Celebrate and Support Local Music with 20 Somerville Bands and Musicians

An experiment in supporting local music, the Union Square Somerville Playlist is a CD/digital download of 20 tracks from 20 Union Square bands and musicians. 

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A History of Somerville's Oldest Commercial District: Union Square

  • Aeronaut Brewing Co. 14 Tyler Street Somerville, MA, 02143 United States (map)

On Wednesday, June 21st, Aeronaut Brewing Co. and the Duck Village Stage series host a slideshow and discussion with Charan Devereaux about the economic history of Somerville’s oldest commercial district, Union Square. The discussion will profile some of the Square’s biggest employers beginning in the 1800's, including the meat-packing, glass-blowing, and textile finishing industries. How did the advent of railroads impact the local economy? How does the city’s economic past affect Somerville’s identity today? This free event is sponsored by Mass Humanities.