RadioBDC, Boston.com's free alternative-music Internet radio station, is planning a free day-long concert in Union Square.
RadioBDC Live on the Square, as the concert is tentatively called, will take place on Sunday, Oct. 13—Columbus Day weekend—though plans are still coming together.
Initially, the concert was designed to celebrate RadioBDC's first birthday, according to Jacklyn Rossetti, a spokesperson from the mayor's office, which is helping to organize the affair. The Internet station started after WFNX, a beloved independent rock station, closed down. The folks who run RadioBDC's come from WFNX.
The Oct. 13 concert will likely run from about 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Rossetti said.
There will be a D.J. and some "family friendly alternative rock bands," she said. The event, which is sponsored by Budweiser, will also have a 21-and-over beer garden.
It will likely lead to the closure of Somerville Avenue from Webster Street to Prospect Street, the same road closure used for Union Square's annual Fluff Fest, Rossetti said.
Organizers are still working on some of the details, and the Board of Aldermen needs to approve the event permit, Rossetti said.
Rossetti said there are hopes the event could become an annual thing. This year is a "great opportunity to start smaller and build up," she said.