About Circle the Square

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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

Laura Brereton (Chair) is a singer/songwriter and teacher and has been active on the Boston music scene for over a decade. She is the owner of Medford Music Studio, where she teaches guitar, singing, songwriting and piano to kids. She also started the Kid’s Open Mic at the Lilypad in Inman Square and is involved with booking music for the Mystic River Celebration and the Medford Farmer’s Market. Laura can be contacted at (617) 308-7218 or at medfordmusicstudio@gmail.com.


Laurel Siegel

Laurel Siegel is the President of CACHE, and previously chaired its Circle the Square program.  Laurel is also the President of Arts Collaborative Medford, an organization working to establish a community arts center on Mystic Avenue in Medford, and serves on the Boards of Directors of ArtsAlive Medford Foundation and the Medford Chamber of Commerce.  Laurel practiced law for more than 25 years, specializing in real estate and business law, and was the owner of Law Offices of Laurel H. Siegel, LLC.


Pam Shanley

Pamela Shanley 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. She has been on the Board of CACHE since 2020.


Allie Fiske

Allie Fiske manages communications for CACHE and is the former Chair of the Mystic River Celebration. A graduate of Lesley University with a Masters in Community Arts, Allie works for Community Action Program Legal Services. Contact Allie at medfordfestival@gmail.com.

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