Salem is the place to be anytime near Halloween, and the Fountain Stage has been a part of Salem events for 18 years now. Today there was a meeting of some of the minds that make October in Salem the wonderful event that it is. Here is a little collection dating back to 1995 of Salem Halloween brochures.
October has passed. Over a dozen a cappella groups performed live on the streets. Salem saw it’s first late night outdoor Silent Disco. Purgatorium 1 brought Dicenso and Clarke Expedition into town. Mamadou rocked the final set of the year once again. Paul Duffy anchored a troupe of talented locals. Scores of Dream Interpreters, and Spiritual Reading teams from local churches, and places like North Carolina, Maine, Texas, Pennsylvania, New York, and the UK filled the Fountain Square with everything from Free Hugs to free spiritual counsel. Through it all, we all survived another 31 days of Halloween in the Halloween capitol of the world.
To everyone who helped make this month happen once again. Thanks! Special shout outs to Papy Fisher and the whole Desanka gang from Cary, North Carolina; BlacKat Productions with Sarah Blacker and Aaron Katz; Paul Duffy and Donna Landry of Boondock Sinners; Elena Rodgers and her Silent Disco dream; The Love Project; Global Outreach; Tina Jordan and the Haunted Harmonies A Cappella Festival Crew; The Bridge in Essex; Kozmo Hayes from Marblehead Party Rentals; and most notably – Paul Dodos of Dodo Bird Productions, the hardest working, kindest guy on the plant this Halloween.
To our sponsors who are scattered across the city and even the country – your dollars and even your pennies helped us create another year of magic in Salem. Eastern Bank, Dr. Gaddipatti, WAAF radio thank you. See you all soon! Halloween in Salem is never far away.
Late Night Silent Disco is Happening at the Fountain Stage Friday through Sunday, October 28, 29, and 3o. You can purchase tickets for this amazing event at Ticketleap – at this link.
Buy a ticket. Invite a friend. Get dressed up. Dance into the night.
In the square around the fountain WAAF radio joined us, as did Global Outreach and Desanka. This was one of the most crowded weekends I have seen in years, and the Fountain Stage was alive with fun the entire time.
For more information on the coming two weeks of good events see our schedule page.
Be there or be square.
Less than two weeks to kick off!
For the hour by hour lineup on the Fountain Stage see our October Schedule.
Tent spaces for non-profits, and businesses sponsoring the Fountain Stage are available each weekend of October. Sponsorship costs are a mere $100, and your sponsorship helps bring live music and beauty to the streets of Salem.
At this time, we are only offering the few spaces we have available for sponsors and non-profit groups. See below for the pdfs on the Sponsorship forms and the Fountain Stage map layout. Minor adjustments will be occurring to map over the next few weeks.
To find out open times and spots call us at 978-744-8444, or email pastorphil (at) salemgathering.com
Dave Dicenso and Ken Clark are gonna be rippin’ up the stage on October 1st at 7:30pm. This is a no-miss show. Don’t miss the variety of wonders happening on the stage October 1st and 2nd with BlacKat Productions Purgatorium 1.