About the unCommon Stage

Emerson College and Trillium Brewing have partnered with the City of Boston to create a dynamic and inclusive space that activates a long underserved corner of the Boston Common by attracting the local community and visitors to enjoy a curated entertainment experience along with high quality food and beverage service.

The outdoor venue will feature entertainment daily at the Emerson College unCommon Stage along with award-winning beverages provided by Trillium Brewing at its co-located Garden on the Common. The outdoor garden, which seats more than 400, will offer a variety of beverages and food by Taqueria el Barrio. The garden seating is open to all, with those 21 and older receiving bracelets to allow alcohol purchases.


Emerson College

Based in Boston, Massachusetts, opposite the historic Boston Common and in the heart of the city’s Theatre District, Emerson College educates individuals who will solve problems and change the world through engaged leadership in communication and the arts, a mission informed by liberal learning. The College has approximately 4,161 undergraduates and 554 graduate students from across the United States and nearly 70 countries. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities and a renowned faculty, students participate in more than 90 student organizations and performance groups. Emerson is known for its experiential learning programs at Emerson Los Angeles, located in Hollywood, and at its 14th-century castle, in the Netherlands. Additionally, there are opportunities to study in Washington, DC, London, China, and the Czech Republic, Spain, Austria, Greece, France, Ireland, Mexico, Cuba, England, and South Africa. The College has an active network of 51,000+ alumni who hold leadership positions in communication and the arts. For more information, visit emerson.edu.

Trillium Garden on the common

Trillium Brewing

Trillium opened in March of 2013, by JC and Esther Tetreault with the desire to create a lifestyle and experiences through the lens of a modern New England farmhouse-inspired brewery. Artisanal food & beverages are central to everything we do, and our core values drive the approach to our portfolio: a desire to continue pushing boundaries of experimentation through education;’ a focus on hospitality by offering a wide range of options for a diverse audience; and innovation to keep our team excited and engaged.

Trillium operates a production farm in North Stonington, CT; a production brewery, taproom, and restaurant in Canton; a greenhouse-inspired brewery and taproom in Fenway; a beer garden and brewery on the Rose Kennedy Greenway; and a brewery, taproom, and restaurant in Boston’s historic Fort Point neighborhood. For more information, visit trilliumbrewing.com.

City of Boston Parks and Recreation

City of Boston

Boston, officially the City of Boston, is the capital and largest city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the cultural and financial center of the New England region of the Northeastern United States. For more information, visit boston.gov.

Additional Support

unCommon Stage Programming is supported in part by:

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Boston Arts Summer Institute