We are excited to announce the launch of our first annual musical chairs event, MC’17—a unique opportunity to celebrate the people and local businesses, big and small, that play a role in shaping Boston through a fun, family-oriented event and to raise awareness of our agency’s work in our community. Guests can count on a lively competition that all can participate in, as well as music, lawn games, and vendors from local restaurants and businesses.

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11:00am– Registration, vendor tents, and lawn games open

11:00am-3:30pm– Fun activities for the whole family, live music, food and beverages for sale, vendor tents

12:00pm– Welcome and announcements, all participants report to their assigned sections

12:30pm– Musical Chairs Competition begins!  All participants must be at their designated section by this time or they will not be able to participate

2:30pm– Awards Ceremony

3:30pm– Vendor tents and lawn games end, event concludes

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

While we have specific age requirements for our Musical Chairs Competition (please see below), there will be vendor tents, music, and lawn games for people of all ages!
What are the age requirements for the Musical Chairs Competition?

There will be three competition leagues divided by the below age groups.  Each league’s competition will happen simultaneously!

Big League: Participants must be 16 years or older.

Little League: Participants must be between the ages of 7 and 15 years old.

Major-Minor League: Duos must consist of one individual 16 years or older AND one individual between the ages of 7 and 15 years old.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The Boston Common is easily accessible by public transit. Take the Red or Green lines to Park St, or the Orange line to Chinatown.

If you’re driving, set your GPS to “Boston Common”. There are parking lots underneath the Common and within the surrounding areas, but we highly recommend public transport to avoid parking fees.


What can I bring into the event?

Yes: sealed or empty water bottles, blankets, strollers and folding chairs.

No: glass, pets, alcohol, or smoking.

Discouraged: Large bags, backpacks, and umbrellas.

*NOTE: A limited amount of paid storage will be available on site, but we encourage all attendees to pack light.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For any questions about the event or sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to schappell@bbbsmb.org.


What’s the refund policy?

We will be unable to issue refunds, however, all proceeds help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay to match more kids with responsible, caring mentors!


Do I have to bring my printed registration confirmation to the event?

We encourage all attendees to bring your printed ticket confirmation to registration, as it will result in a faster check-in!


Is my registration transferable?

Registration is not transferable.


Is it ok if the name on my registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Individuals must register under their own name, as we do require personal contact information and waivers signed by all Musical Chairs Competition participants.


How do inquire about volunteering at MC’17?

We are always in need of passionate, energetic volunteers who want to help make our event a success!  Please visit the following link to register as a volunteer.
What if it rains?

This is a rain or shine event.  Stay tuned to our Facebook page for up to date information!