Another year has passed and another MixFest is right around the corner! Next month at the DCR Hatch Shell, Train, Gavin DeGraw & Andy Grammer will play a free concert right on the beautiful Esplanade for thousands of Mix listeners!
To help get you prepared for the special occasion, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and relive MixFest 2010!
It took place on August 2, 2010 at the Bank Of America Pavilion, one of Boston’s premiere venues for outdoor concerts.
Kicking off the show at 6pm was a surprise guest that shocked the Mix crowd upon entering: Maroon 5! They played their hit “Misery” (among many others), which was released as a single only a month prior to the show, off their 2010 Hands All Over album. After the show they took some time to thank the Mix crowd in a personalized video.
Maroon 5 Thanks Mix-Festers after MixFest 2010
Next up was the season 8 winner of American Idol, acoustic heartthrob Kris Allen. Watch Allen perform the crowd-pleasing “Live Like We’re Dying,” the lead single off his self-titled debut album…
Kris Allen, “Live Like We’re Dying”
Then came Steven Page, formerly of Barenaked Ladies. Page left BNL and embarked on a solo career in 2009. This MixFest 2010 performance was one of Boston’s first looks at Page as a solo artist.
Steven Page, “Indecision”
Batting fourth was Switchfoot, who played as the night sky rolled in over the Boston waterfront. Their set was filled with chart-toppers, including “Meant To Live” and “This Is Your Life.” However, the song that drew the most attention from the crowd was their cover of Tom Petty’s classic “Won’t Back Down.”
Switchfoot Covers Tom Petty’s “Won’t Back Down”
Last to hit the stage at MixFest ’10 was headliner The Goo Goo Dolls. John Rzeznik & Co. played a full set in front of the Mix crowd in anticipation for their Something For The Rest Of Us album, released in August of that year. Check out the WBZ news report below to get the whole scoop on the Goo Goo Dolls and the rest of the performers at MixFest 2010.
WBZ News Report
Question For You: What are you most looking forward to at MixFest 2012?
Andrew Celani — Mix1041.com