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The Festival’s 10th Edition Presents An All-Star Food & Drink Lineup Featuring An Array Of Hometown Culinary Favorites, Local And International Brews, And Platinum Menus Curated By Some Of The City’s Most Prestigious Chefs

BOSTON, April 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Boston Calling, headlined by Twenty One Pilots (Friday), Tame Impala (Saturday), and Travis Scott (Sunday), delivers a food & drink lineup that is sure to please even the foodiest of festival goers. With a variety of fare ranging from award-winning barbecue to a raw bar sourced directly from the Atlantic, the festival rolls out a stellar collection of new culinary treats from legendary chefs, and brings back fan favorites. This year’s menu has something for everyone, including a wide assortment of craft beers and wines on hand to toast to Boston Calling’s 10th edition. Boston Calling takes place Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26, 2019, at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston (65 North Harvard Street, Boston). Tickets are available at

New to Boston Calling’s General Admission food offerings are Sweet Cheeks Q, two-time James Beard Best Chef nominee Tiffani Faison’s barbecue mecca, which will be serving up Smoked Hot Chicken Philly Cheese SteaksOooey Gooey Cheesy Nachos, and a mind-blowing Fluffernutter Garbage Sundae; and Café Beatrice, an exciting new pop-up restaurant from Will Gilson, the celebrated chef and owner of Cambridge’s Puritan & Co., which will feature, among other options, Roasted Pork, Provolone and Broccoli Rabe, and Prosciutto, Pepper, Fig and Burrata Sandwiches. Stuffed by Papi is a new addition to the bill, offering its signature Sopapillas like Chipotle and Pineapple Marinated Smoked Pork with Pineapple Pico and Homemade Hatch Green Chile Aioli Slaw served with a Handmade to Order Sopapilla, while the locally acclaimed food truck, Boston Trolley Dogs, rolls in with the Duke, their popular beef hot dog topped with relish, onion and deli mustard.

Also in General Admission, Boston Calling welcomes back Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, with its delicious grilled cheese sandwiches, including the Green Monster stuffed with three cheeses, crispy bacon and fresh guacamole; Arancini Bros and their variety of mouthwatering arancini flavors, such as the Classic Ragu which is Saffron Risotto with Tomato Meat Sauce, Peas & MozzarellaThe Smoke Shop, chef and owner Andy Husbands’ award-winning barbecue joint; and local burger authority Tasty Burger, which returns with its Tasty Burger Totand introduces its new Tasty Burger Chicken Nuggets. Other returnees include Zinneken’s with authentic Belgian Waffles and the Shuck Truck with an incredible raw bar selection and Cape Cod lobster roll sliders. Between Whole Heart Provisions and The Chubby Chickpea, there will be ample vegetarian and vegan options, and when paired with decadent vegan ice creams from Fomu, a meal is complete.

As in past years at Boston Calling, Platinum ticketholders will be treated to specialty evening menus created and prepared by some of the city’s most rousing culinary talent. Friday night features legendary two-time James Beard Award winning chef Jody Adams of Trade, Porto, and Saloniki. Adams will welcome guests with a Greek, Saloniki menu including a brilliant Meze Board comprised of crispy pita chips and house made dips, olives, sheeps milk feta and veggies before hosting a Souvlaki Sandwich Bar, complete with an assortment of grilled skewered meats including chickenpork, and lamb. Yet another James Beard Award winner, Jamie Bissonnette, chef and partner of ToroCoppa and Little Donkey, will host Saturday’s Platinum menu. He will offer a Foie Bratwurst with Japanese flavors, a Lamb, Bacon, and Lettuce wrap station, Fried Chicken Sandos and the sensational Impossible Burger. Sunday nights menu closes the festival with a classic northeastern seafood spread from an icon within New England cooking: Jeremy Sewall, chef and partner of of Island Creek Oyster Bar and Row 34. Sewall’s seafood expertise will be represented with a selection of Maine Lobster Tacos, Crispy Oyster Sliders, Smoked Salmon Plate complete with pickles and grilled bread, and a Roasted Chicken with Rigatoni and Basil Pesto.

Just as Boston Calling has curated a vast assortment of culinary choices for its 10th edition, it has also sourced an equally standout selection of beers and wines in both General Admission and Platinum. Hometown brewing favorites Samuel Adams will be returning again this year with an assortment of flavors, including three staple summer brews, Summer Ale, Sam ‘76 and Boston Lager. Returning to Boston Calling from across the Atlantic is Copenhagen’s acclaimed Mikkeller Brewing with a wide array of signature craft brews on tap including Staff Magician NE Pale Ale and Mikkeller Chill Pils Yuzu Pilsner. Barefoot Wines will also be featured with an assortment of wines such as the Barefoot Summer Red Spritzer and the classic Barefoot Pinot Grigio.Platinum guests will have access to, during limited serving hours, exclusive curated bars, signature cocktails and an assortment of superlative spirits including Kettle One and Bulleit Bourbon. Sodas and bottled water will be available for purchase throughout the entire festival. In addition, several free water stations will be onsite at Boston Calling for attendees who bring a factory sealed water bottle or empty beverage container.

The full food and drink lineup is below. All vendors and menu items are subject to change. A * denotes the 2019 newcomers. A folder containing images of dishes for this year as well as Platinum chef headshots can be accessed here.


Arancini Bros
Classic Ragu – Saffron Risotto w/ Tomato Meat Sauce, Peas & Mozzarella
Bianco Verde – Basil Pesto w/ Mozzarella
Buffalo Ball – Roasted Chicken w/ Gorgonzola Cheese
Pizza Ball – Margherita Style Basil, Tomato & Mozzarella
Bucatini Fritti – Italian Style Mac & Cheese
Our Famous Nutella – Hazelnut Chocolate w/ Cinnamon Sugar

Bon Me
The Namesake – Sandwich with BBQ Pork
The K-Town – Sandwich with Korean Style Spicy Chicken
The JP – Sandwich with Roasted Paprika Tofu

*Trolley Dogs
Original (plain or mustard/ketchup)
Duke (relish, onion & deli mustard)
Dutchess (caramelized onions)
California (chili & nacho cheese)
New Yorker (sauerkraut & deli mustard)

*Café Beatrice
Tacos Chicken, Pork or Vegetable
Tomato and Avocado BLT
Prosciutto, Pepper, Fig and Burrata Sandwich
Grass Fed Beef Meatball Sandwich
Roasted Pork, Provolone and Broccoli Rabe Sandwich

Chicken & Rice Guys
Halal Chicken Plate
Lamb Gyro
Combination Plate (chicken & gyro)

The Chubby Chickpea
Chicken Shawarma Rice Bowl
Falafel Bowl (Rice/Tabbouleh)
Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves
Chickpea Fries
Hummus with Pita

Copperdome Pizza
Cheese Slice
Pepperoni Slice
Spinach & Feta Slice
Whole Pizza (8 Slices – any combination)

Dean’s Concessions
Chicken Fingers & Fries
Fried Oreos

El Pelon Taqueria
Cheese Quesadilla V
Salsa Fresca Side V/GF
Guacamole Side V/GF
Boston Calling Combo
(Cheese Quesadilla/Chips/Salsa/Guacamole)

The Flatbread Company
Cheese Pizza

Fomu Ice Cream
Scoops of Ice Cream
Waffle Cone
Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich

Joe’s American Bar & Grill
Mac & Cheese
Gluten Free Mac & Cheese
Clam Chowder

Jaju Pierogi
Mix & Match Pierogi
Potato & Cheese V
Kielbasa & Red Pepper
Jalapeno Cheddar V
Sweet Potato & Caramelized Onion V

Love Art Sushi
Love Art Special
Hawaiian Poke
Onigiri (Rice Ball)
Inari Seaweed Salad

Hand Folded Pork and Cabbage Dumplings
Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce
Katsu Meal Box add Spring Roll – Twice Fried Pork Cutlet, Rice, 

Shredded Cabbage, Homemade Japanese BBQ Sauce
Katsu Sandwich – Twice Fried Pork Cutlet, Bulky Roll, Shredded Cabbage, 
Homemade Japanese BBQ Sauce, Aioli
Crispy Spring Rolls with Thai Sweet Chili Sauce V

Crispy Chicken Rice Burger/Rice Bowl (Sweet & Sour)
Bulgogi Shaved Steak Rice Burger/Rice Bowl GF upon request
Shitake Mushroom Rice Burger/Rice Bowl V/GF upon request
Matcha Green Tea Lemonade

Roxy’s Grilled Cheese
Three Cheese Melt
Rookie Melt (three cheese melt with tomato)
Hot Honey Bacon (three cheese melt with bacon and Mike’s Hot Honey)
Green Monster (three cheese melt with bacon & guacamole)
Deep River Chips

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Steak Sandwich
Lobster Roll
Chicken Salad Wrap
Cape Cod Chips

The Sausage Guy
Sausage Guy Sausage Sweet
Sausage Guy Sausage Hot
Sausage Guy IPA Brat
Sausage Guy All Beef Hot
Steak Cheese Peppers-Onions

Sate Grill (Momogoose)
Banh Mi Sandwich
Build Your Own Bowl + Side
Rice Noodles or Salad
Chicken or Curry Tofu
CrispyRoll or Dumpling
Vietnamese Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookie

Shuck Truck
Oysters on the Half Shell
Lobster Roll
Hot & Butter’d or Cape Cod Cold
Lobster Roll Slider
Hot & Butter’d or Cape Cod Cold
Lobster Fries! Old Bae Fries With
Brown Butter Bisque, Smoked Gouda Cheese, Fresh Shucked Lobster
and Bacon Aioli V/GF
Old Bae Fries V/GF/Vegan

The Smoke Shop
The BBQ Bomb
The Pit Boss
The BBQ Sandwiches (Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken, Burnt Ends)
The Sides (Cornbread, Mac & Cheese, Pit Beans, Coleslaw)
The BRL (Bacon-Wrapped Smoked Pork Loin)

Stone & Skillet
Cheese Pizza
Pepperoni Pizza

*Stuffed by Papi
Seared Steak and Cheese
Fresh grilled steak with caramelized onions and peppers, artisan romaine, fontina or chef’s choice cheese of the day and homemade Papi sauce/served with a handmade to order sopapilla
Pork Al Pastor
Chipotle and pineapple marinated smoked pork with pineapple pico and homemade hatch green chile aioli slaw/served with a handmade to order sopapilla
Sopapilla Doughnut
Fried and glazed to order with cinnamon toast crunch or Oreo
The OG
Sopapilla drizzled with honey and dusted with powdered sugar

*Sweet Cheeks Q
Smoked Hot Chicken Philly Cheese Steak
add avocado or bacon
Oooey Gooey Cheesy Nachos
add guacamole, chicken, or bacon
Fluffernutter Garbage Sundae

Tasty Burger
Bacon Cheeseburger
Veggie Burger
Veggie Burger with Cheese

Tasty Burger Chicken Nuggets
Chicken Nuggets
Bag of Chips

Tasty Burger Tots
Tater Tots GF
Cheese Tots
Chili Tots
Chili Cheese Tots

Whole Heart Provisions
MISO BOWL vegan & gluten free
TAZON BOWL vegan & gluten free
VIET BOWL vegan & gluten free
SEARED AVOCADO vegan & gluten free

Liege Waffle
The Gourmand (Caramel, Bananas, Whip Cream)
Fruit Delight (Melted Chocolate, Bananas, Strawberries)
Ice Cream Zandwich
 (Vanilla Ice Cream)


Friday, May 24
Chef Jody Adams
Trade, Porto, Saloniki
Meze Board
w/ Pita Chips & House Made Dips, 

Herb Marinated Olives, Sheeps Milk Feta, Veggies

Souvlaki Sandwich Bar
w/ Grilled Skewered Meats (Chicken, Pork, Lamb, and Veggie)
On the Buffet Line: Rolls, Toppings, House Made Sauces
Village Salad
Seasonal Salad
Baklava Triangles
Mini Chocolate Cookies
Halva Chocolate Chip Cookies

Saturday, May 25
Chef Jamie Bissonnette
Toro, Coppa, Little Donkey
Celery Caesar COPPA V
Foie Bratwurst (with Japanese Flavors) LD
Corn (Off the Cob) TORO GF/V
Lamb Bacon Lettuce Wrap Station (build your own) LD GF
Impossible Burgers LD
Fried Chicken Sandos LD
Vegan Paella TORO V/GF

Sunday, May 26
Chef Jeremy Sewall
Island Creek Oyster Bar, Row 34
Romaine Salad, Roasted Tomatoes, Balsamic Vinaigrette
Grilled Asparagus, Sauce Gribiche
Maine Lobster Tacos, Mango, Avocado
Chilled Shrimp Salad, Sesame, Roasted Peppers, Cucumber
Crispy Oyster Sliders, Pickled Onion, Chili Aioli
Roasted Chicken with Rigatoni And Basil Pesto
Smoked Salmon Plate, Pickles, Grilled Bread
Cookies and Brownies


Miller Lite
Miller High Life
Sol Cerveza 
Peroni Nastro Azzurro 
Pilsner Urquell (Draft Only)
Sam Adams Summer Ale
Sam Adams NEIPA
Sam Adams ’76 (Draft Only)
Sam Adams Boston Lager (Draft Only)
Truly Wild Berry Spiked Seltzer
Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
Angry Orchard Rose (Draft Only)
Mikkeller Table Talker Belgian Table Brew
Mikkeller Chill Pils Yuzu Pilsner
Mikkeller Staff Magician NE Pale Ale
Mikkeller Passion Pool Gose
Mikkeller Raspberry Blush Berliner Weisse
Mikkeller Windy Hill NE IPA
Mikkeller Beer Geek Brekkie Loq ABV Stout
Mikkeller Ripple Effect West Coast IPA

Barefoot Pinot Grigio
Barefoot Pinot Noir
Barefoot Moscato Spritzer
Barefoot Rose Spritzer
Barefoot Sangria Spritzer
Barefoot Summer Red Spritzer

Featured Liquor Sponsors:
Bulleit Bourbon
Ketel One Vodka

The day-by-day music lineup for Boston Calling 2019 is as follows. Performance times are forthcoming. *Artists are subject to change.

Friday, May 24, 2019
Twenty One Pilots
Greta Van Fleet
Lord Huron
Christine and The Queens
Tank and The Bangas
Mura Masa
Gang of Youths
Pale Waves
Bear Hands
Adia Victoria

Fred Armisen
Sam Jay
Lamont Price

Saturday, May 25, 2019
Tame Impala
Anderson. Paak & The Free Nationals
Big Red Machine
King Princess
Denzel Curry
Princess Nokia
Young Fathers
White Reaper
Sasha Sloan
Sidney Gish

Jenny Slate
Imogen Heap
Boston Ballet
Marina Franklin
Lamont Price

Sunday, May 26, 2019
Travis Scott
Brandi Carlile
Sheck Wes
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Chromeo (DJ Set)
Snail Mail
Ravyn Lenae
Cautious Clay
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Kilo Kish
Easy Life

Michael Che
Imogen Heap
Boston Ballet
Melissa Villaseñor
Lamont Price

Images of 2019 Boston Calling artists and highlight images from the previous nine festivals can be found here.

Boston Calling is proud to have Delta Air Lines, Samuel Adams, Miller Lite, Chase, JBL, Vans, Barefoot Wine, Subaru of New England, and 47 Brand as sponsors for this year’s festival.

Tickets: A limited number of Single Day and Three-Day General Admission, VIP and Platinum Passes are on sale now at

Getting There: Boston Calling is best accessed by the T on the Red Line’s Harvard Square stop; from there, it is a short walk to the festival’s main entrance. Boston Calling will also be coordinating with taxi and rideshare programs for safe and easy pickup and drop off points. There will also be bike racks available onsite. Onsite parking is available only to Platinum package purchasers.

Boston Calling is produced by Boston Calling Events LLC (BCE) which is owned by Crash Line Productions and The Madison Square Garden Company.

Crash Line Productions is a Boston-based entertainment production company that owns and produces dozens of events each year. Formed in 2012 by Brian Appel and Mike Snow, Boston Calling Events continues to build its event platform around Boston Calling Music Festival.

Boston Calling Events is part of The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG), a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences. The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; and The Chicago Theatre. Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA) and the New York Rangers (NHL); two development league teams – the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and esports teams through Counter Logic Gaming, a leading North American esports organization, and Knicks Gaming, MSG’s NBA 2K League franchise. In addition, the Company features the popular original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival. Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, Beauty & Essex and Vandal. More information is available at

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