September 13 2014
8pm - midnight
Suggested Donation $10

Project MUM 2014 will be held at the former WM Plant in Somerville, at the corner of Linwood St. and Poplar St.

Please be kind to our neighbors: use public transportation, bicycle or walk as much as possible! The buses 80, 87, 88 stop near this intersection.

Project MUM is a Leave No Trace Event. Thank you for your help in leaving the neighborhood better than you found it!


8-9pm: 3lectron

/clean energy by day, dirty electronica by night/ – the purpose of 3lectron is to turn up on solutions, building collective momentum towards a progressively more stellar future. dj/singer/songwriter and collector of indie trap anthems, electro funk grooves, trap / folk mashups, disco house and all-around bass bangers.

9-10pm: DJ Pussywillow

(gnomefatty kollektiv / circle / radical faeries)
Grounded in house music, incorporating tribal, world beat, hip hop, bounce, techno, and spoken word, DJ Pussywillow will travel to the edges of the musical universe in his unending mission to spread joy and bounce booties. Expect much bass - and a few trout!

10-11pm: Buttnekked Wonder

(Live Free and Dance, 4orce Productions, listen here)
When the mothership first descended, it brought pure funk to the people of Earth. And it was good. And the people danced. Its joy was spread far and wide and laid roots across the planet to bloom for the future generations of mankind. One such root made its way to New England and brought with it the BUTTNEKKED WONDER. The influences are too many to list, but you can feel the love, the bounce, the relentless funk spanning across the ages as you listen to his mixes and find yourself needing to dance. So dance my friends, dance!

11-midnight: DJ Gary Carlow

(Sonic Beating,Boston)
Dance music and DJing has been my passion for almost three decades. I strive to take the dance floor on a journey where there is always a beginning, middle, and end. I play all types of house music(disco house,funky house, international house), tech house and techno but I don’t get caught up with genres. I borrow from different genres to weave a musical tapestry. I play to my audience and consider myself to be an “event appropriate” DJ striving to keep my sound fresh each time I step into the DJ booth.

Artists - Coming Soon!


The MUM team knows: our success is thanks to your participation! We welcome costumes, props and dance moves inspired by our theme. Too busy to get all dolled up? Just wear your dancing shoes and come boogie.


If you are interested in sharing your art/skill/time with the community, check out our call for participation and be part of our space shenanigans.

Leave No Trace

MUM is a Leave No Trace event: please help keep the event space tidy! We will have garbage and recycling receptacles on site that we will carry off at the end of the night. Please be kind to our neighbors, help take care of our streets, so that we can continue to bring you more MUM year after year.

Special thanks to:

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Support your Local Businesses!

Generous vendors offer donations toward our raffle prizes each year to help make our event possible. Return their love by supporting your local businesses! Show them the MUM community appreciate their contributions.

Support MUM!

Thank you for your contribution – every little bit helps make Project MUM possible!

Project MUM 2014

Nathan Lachenmyer


Sadiya Sheeba

Seth Seligman


Our mission

The MUM producers are passionate about reclaiming underutilized public spaces to create free, outdoor events for the public. MUM events connect local businesses, residents, and artists together to celebrate art and community.

Our story

Project MUM, a Somerville-born outdoor dance party was created with support from the Somerville Arts Council. Local artists and performers collaborate to create it year after year, free to the public. This beloved dance party began in 2006 under the direction of Nave Gallery in Somerville. It ran annually under McGrath Highway for several years, followed by a brief retirement in earth year 2011.

In 2012, Project MUM piqued the interest of a small team of producers and artists based in Somerville and Cambridge. After some healthy wrangling efforts, Project MUM rebirthed under McGrath highway with spaceships and laser displays galore. It received such positive feedback from the community that the new MUM team was inspired to return year after to year.

Thank you

If you’re a regular attendee of MUM events, the MUM team appreciates your support! We look forward to sharing magical public spaces with you in the near future.