About Circle the Square

Circle the Square brings music, art, activities and other free entertainment to Medford Square for people of all ages. The event offers a range of entertainment, including musical, dance and theater performances, children’s activities and family fun, scavenger hunts, food vendors, as well as a variety of programs and discounts offered by local businesses and organizations.

Circle the Square is produced by CACHE in Medford, the organization behind other arts and cultural programming in Medford, including the Mystic River Celebration held at the Condon Shell in October, and the Arts Across Medford online event calendar. Circle the Square is supported in part by the Medford Arts Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Circle the Square is run by a talented committee of community members who are devoted to enlivening Medford Square. They bring years of programming and marketing experience and look forward to making Circle the Square an even greater success each season.

Laura Brereton, CACHE Programs Director

Laura Brereton is a singer/songwriter and teacher and has been active on the Boston music scene for over two decades. She is the co-owner of Medford Music Studio, where she teaches guitar, singing, songwriting, and piano. She also started the Kid’s Open Mic at The Burren in Davis Square, and the Women's Guitar Workshop and Song Groups. Additionally, she is the founder and coordinator of the Condon Shell Summer Concert Series. As Programs Director for CACHE, Laura runs Circle the Square and The Mystic River Celebration. Laura can be contacted at cacheprograms@gmail.com.

Pam Shanley, CACHE President

Pam has been part of CACHE since 2020, and has been the President of the organization since 2022. Pam is a visual artist and teacher whose work can be seen at pamshanley.com and deborahabeldance.org. She has designed sets & costumes for the Deborah Abel Dance Company. She has also worked with Underground Railway Theater, Little Theater for the Deaf, O'Neill Theater Center, and Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, CA. Currently, she serves as the Operations Manager for the Arlington Center for the Arts and Director of Arlington Open Studios. Pam can be contacted at cacheinmedford@gmail.com.

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