The Fadettes of Boston


The Fadettes (1888-1920) were a Boston-based all female orchestra led by Caroline B. Nichols. From a sextet the band expanded to 20 pieces within its first decade, by which point they had become a headlining act on the B.F. Keith vaudeville circuit. By the time they disbanded in 1920, they had played some 6,000 concerts.

To find out more about the variety arts past and presentconsult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famousavailable at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold.


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