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Saturday October 1 2022 • 12 - 6 PM

Salem Arts Association is proud to present Artoberfest 2022. 

This year, along with our annual Artoberfest Exhibition we will offer a free, day-long event featuring live music, performance art, food, and beer. This outdoor event will be held on the Salem Maritime Historic Site lawn next to Salem Arts Association. Bring a blanket, get comfy and enjoy a day of live entertainment. 

2022 Photo Gallery

Thank you to everyone who attended, performed, and volunteered to make Artoberfest 2022 a huge success


4:30 - 6:00 • HDRnB (Henley Douglas Rhythm and Blues)

HDRnB is an original R&B/soul/groove band founded by in late 2010, featuring Henley Douglas Jr. (sax), Brian Cogger (Vocals, Trumpet), John Iltis (drums), Charlie O'Neal (guitar), Peter Fedele (guitar), Squantch (trombone), David Walker (bass). Henley Douglas Jr.'s early career includes stints with the Big Dig Saxophone Quartet and Skin, a Boston-based funk-rock outfit that would open for acts like the Neville Brothers and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He founded the Heavy Metal Horns, a band that reached international acclaim in the 90s, and for 10 years, fronted the Boston Horns, a funk/jazz band also featuring HMH alum Garret Savluk. • • Check our HDRnB on Facebook

12:00 - 1:00 • Erinn Brown Band

Erinn "2N" Brown's music is a rootsy blend of Rock, Soul and Blues.  "Sultry funk 'n' soul from a singer who knows about the intricacies of the heart. The music stings and heals at the same time.'' - Steve Morse, Boston Globe.  Erinn Brown is an accomplished singer/songwriter, guitarist with 3 well received Cd's of original music.  Erinn and her band have performed for festivals in Boston and the North Shore as well as popular venues in Boston/Cambridge, New York, Washington DC and Austin, TX.

Erinn Brown vocals & guitar with Randy Leventhal on guitar, Steve Peabody on drums, and Sven Larsen on bass.

1:30 - 2:30 • Acoustic Murder

Acoustic Murder is a four-piece rock group that performs acoustic / electrically.  The songs rotate between originals and obscure and classic covers.  "We play songs we wrote and songs we wish we wrote.  We are simply trying to add some sonic value."

Dave Retro vocals and guitar, with Chris Gagnon on vocals and guitar, Eric Peacock on drums, and Tom Uellner on bass.

Check Them Out on Facebook

3:00 - 4:00 • The Baze Band 

Christine Baze has an energy and light that is unmistakeable. Her velvety voice and love of rhythm and melody combine to create songs that are infections to anyone who listens. Bouncing behind her keys or standing solo singing from her heart, Baze pulls you into a colorful emotional journey that makes you stop, listen, and feel.

Christine Baze on Vocals and keyboard

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12:00 - 1:00 • Siren of the Circle

Siren of the Circle - Hoop dance performer, instructor, Burlesque artiste, Pin-up with Bombshell Betties of RI; and Faerie with Moonrise Fae.  Although Massachusetts based Siren of the Circle performs throughout New England.

Learn More on Facebook and Instagram

1:00 - 1:30 • Gatto Belly Dance Troupe 

“Gatto”, is an American Tribal Style® or ATS belly dance troupe based out of Salem, MA.  ATS is an improvisational form where dancers take turns leading and following, using cues and a common vocabulary of moves to create a dance that looks choreographed but is not. Everything is created in the moment and no two performances are alike.   

Gatto consists of all experience levels with some dancers performing for the first time today.

2:30 - 3:00 • Salem Shimmy Mob 

Salem Shimmy Mob is a belly dance flash mob with the primary objective of raising awareness and creating fundraising opportunities for victims and survivors of domestic violence.  They also provide opportunities for dancers, promote belly dancing and support local businesses and communities in their efforts to raise awareness about domestic violence. 

Learn More on Facebook and Instagram

Art Activities

Watch the Creativity Happen. Live Painting Demonstrations during the festival will be sold at Salem Arts following the event. 

Drawn Together • 2-4pm

Drawing Tent with costumed models, Bring your sketchbook and materials or use ours. 

Drawn Together (Facebook)

Erin Survilas

Erin is a talented young artist and student at Montserrat College of Art.


Mike Grimaldi is a Salem artist, tattoo guru, mural painter, and designer.

Ryan Kelleher

Ryan is well know in Salem for his painting, photography, and music. 

Beer and Food

Bring your thirst and appetite! We're excited to include the Notch Brewing Beer Garden and the Salem Gnu Kitchen Food Court. 

Notch Mobile Biergarten

Notch Brewing is bringing the taste of the Taproom to Artoberfest. 

Notch was the first brewing company in the U.S. to focus exclusively on session beer. Session beer has been enjoyed in every great beer brewing nation for centuries, yet in the U.S. it was overlooked. So Notch set out to brew the world’s classic session styles, as well as explore how session beer could fit with the U.S.’s hoppy beer infatuation.

Pigpens BBQ 

mobile smoke pit barbecue pop up servicing the Boston metro areas

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The Crispy Chicken Cup

100% juicy all white meat chicken breast created into the most flavorful custom chicken cup where quality is my highest priority!

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Almarso World Flavor Kitchen 

Bold Flavors - Our creations are inspired by flavor-forward world cuisines, such as Mexican, Korean, Indian, and more. Flavors that the North Shore craves!


Salem's Finest Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches. Cookie and Ice Cream Made from Scratch

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The Baker Over Yonder 

At The Baker Over Yonder, we’re raising the standard for gluten free plant-based foods.

Salem Gnu Kitchen

Salem Gnu Kitchen helps entrepreneurs, caterers and small local businesses grow their businesses and become successful.

Our Sponsors and Supporters



This program is supported in part by a grant from the Peabody Cultural Council, Beverly Cultural Council, and Swampscott Cultural Council, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

You can help! we're looking for event sponsorships from businesses and individuals. More Info Here.

Artoberfest Exhibition

Salem Arts Association members and community of artists explore Salem’s history with autumn, halloween, witchcraft, and the spirit of the season.  The resulting exhibit represents diverse interpretations of the theme and how, by bringing them together, we create a collective understanding of it.

Opening Reception: Friday September 9 from 6-8 PM

On display September 4 through Saturday November 6, 2020

Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays from 12-6 pm


Sign Up to Help

Would you like to help? We need lots of volunteers to help us set up, assist the bands back stage, and clean up after the festival. Thank you for helping make Artoberfest a great event.  

Morning Set Up (9:00 am - 12:00 Noon)

  • Setting up tents, tables, and chairs
  • running extension cords and lighting
  • Assisting vendors/performers

Back Stage (Three Shifts, 9-12, 12-3, 3-6)

  • Setup/take down the stage equipment
  • Help guide bands on and off the stage
  • Assist the sound manager as needed
  • Direct performer parking

Information Tables and Runners (12-3, 3-6)

(this is lighter work for those who are unable to lift and carry stuff)

  • Assorted help throughout the day
  • Greet visitors
  • Answer questions

Take Down & Clean Up (5:00 - 7:00)

  • take down tents, tables, and chairs
  • Dismantle stage canopy and lights
  • Assisting vendors/performers

If you can volunteer that's great. If not, you can still help...

Thank you!

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