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Boston Calling Day Two: Jessie Murph, The Red Clay Strays, and Tyler Childers Light Up the Stage

Exciting Performances and Unforgettable Moments Thrill Fans on Day Two
Olivia Reid
Tyler Childers playing guitar on stage to end Day Two of Boston Calling. Photo by Olivia Reid/ Photography Editor.

Day two of Boston Calling began bright and sunny as the doors opened at 1 p.m. Crowds lingered in the Doordash Food Village, hoping to purchase overpriced food before their first show. The Dunkin House, serving new signature drinks and Munchkins, was the spot to visit with lines wrapping around the food vendors and towards the main stages. Food vendors like Jersey Mike’s and Dumpling Daughters brought crowds of people onto the steaming turf field. 

Artist d4vd graced the Green Stage at 3:55 p.m. with his set filled with lamps and retro TVs. The energy d4vd brought lifted the audience to the world of his music. He played crowd favorites like “Romantic Homicide,” while a cartoon version of himself featured on the screen behind him. The screen showcased green landscapes and d4vd’s cartoon figure trampling through them.

The Orange Stage brought local artists like Cakeswagg, whose bright purple outfit and vivacious lyrics brought life and energy to the stage, and Paper Lady, who enamored the crowd with guitar riffs and their chic outfits. Ward Hayden & the Outliers ended the night on the Orange Stage. 

Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls attracted both lifelong fans and new listeners to the Red Stage. Heavy guitar and chanted lyrics filled their set as the crowd sang along. The energy was palpable, filling the hot air with vibrant sound. Turner sang favorites that the crowd immediately recognized like “Punches” and “If I Ever Stay.”

Jessie Murph and The Red Clay Strays ended the Blue Stage’s performances. Jessie Murph originally became popular on TikTok. She took the stage in an all-camo look featuring a crop top, black fishnet stockings, cargo pants and a large silver belt buckle. She sang some of her cult classics like “Wild Ones” and “Heartbroken.”

Trey Anastasio & Classic Tab ended the Red Stage with jazzy electric guitar and a funky beat. Fans lined the grass, dancing along with the music. Anastastio played both his solo songs and songs from his band Phish, which the Ben and Jerry’s flavor Phish Food was named after. 

Tyler Childers brought Day Two of Boston Calling to a stunning conclusion with a performance that truly highlighted his musical versatility. As the evening drew to a close, Childers took to the stage with his violin, enchanting the audience with his skillful playing. The setlist featured some of his most beloved hits, each song met with enthusiastic applause and sing-alongs from the crowd. His powerful vocals and heartfelt lyrics resonated through the festival grounds, creating an atmosphere of shared emotion and connection. The energy was palpable as fans swayed and danced, completely immersed in the music. Childers’ performance not only showcased his talent but also underscored the eclectic and vibrant spirit of Boston Calling, leaving attendees with memories that will last long after the final note was played.

About the Contributors
Rena Weafer, Arts Editor
Olivia Reid, Photo Editor