Nashoba Publishing, Posted: 08/16/2013 07:32:34 AM EDT
By Julia Kacmarek
DEVENS — As music exploded across the field and comedians cracked jokes on three different stages, the smell of hot dogs and burgers wafted by.
The Nines, a new arts-and-music-based festival, took place on Willard Field on Devens, Saturday.
The festival is a collaboration of Ayer-based 3Rivers Arts, of Ayer, and Great Northeast Productions, of Townsend. The latter is known for producing all the festivals for the jam-band Phish from 1996 through 2004, as well as the annual Mountain Jam, a four-day music festival held in upstate New York each June.