MOON: Music Organizers of the North Shore

About the Member

The picture showcases the term "moon" in an eye-catching yellow typeface, set against a deep green backdrop.Join MOON: Music Organizers of the North Shore at the annual  Moon Over Salem Music Festival, Salem, Massachusetts’ premier charity event dedicated to uplifting LGBTQ+ youth and supporting wellbeing and healing through live music. Formerly known as Hope Fest, this vibrant festival has become a beacon of hope and joy, celebrating diversity and inclusivity through the universal language of music. With a lineup featuring an eclectic mix of bands spanning various genres, Moon Over Salem promises an unforgettable experience for all. This year, the festival expands across Salem’s historic landscape, offering multiple stages hosted at various venues, each creating a unique ambiance and showcasing the rich cultural tapestry of the North Shore. In addition to the electrifying musical performances, attendees can immerse themselves in lively vendor markets, where local artisans and businesses display their crafts and services, adding to the festival’s community-driven spirit.


  • Diverse Musical Lineup: Experience the best of local and regional talent, with bands and artists across a wide spectrum of genres set to perform. From rock and indie to jazz and electronic, there’s something for every music lover.
  • Multiple Venues Across Salem: Wander through Salem’s historic streets and discover music-filled corners, each venue offering a distinct atmosphere. This unique setup allows festival-goers to explore the rich history and architectural beauty of Salem while enjoying live music.
  • Lively Vendor Markets: Dive into Salem’s vibrant creative community at the festival’s vendor markets. Shop from a variety of stalls featuring handmade goods, art, fashion, and more, all while supporting local creators and small businesses.
  • Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth: At its core, Moon Over Salem is more than just a music festival; it’s a movement. Proceeds and donations raised during the event go directly to supporting LGBTQ+ youth organizations in Salem and the North Shore, fostering a safer, more inclusive community for everyone.