Summer Concerts

From live jazz during your lunch hour to eclectic concerts under the stars, there is an abundance of live music in the City this summer!

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    Arts on the Arcade

    Arts on the Arcade provides summer entertainment at Samuel Adams Park, Fridays, July 11 - August 29 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Each week there will be talented visual and craft artists exhibiting and selling their work, as well as special musical performances.

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  • Waterfront Performing Arts Series (200)

    Waterfront Performing Arts Series

    The Waterfront Performing Arts Series  showcases various artistic genres including opera, classical music, ballet, modern dance, musical theater, folk and bluegrass music and swing dance. A film screening will immediately follow each performance. The series takes place in scenic Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park.

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    Boston Public Library’s Concerts in the Courtyard Series Returns

    The Boston Public Library's 2014 Concerts in the Courtyard Series offers free, outdoor lunchtime concerts featuring a variety of live music ranging from classical to contemporary and from folk to funk. All concerts take place at the Copley Cental Library's courtyard on Friday afternoons at 12:30PM from June 4 - August 29.

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  • Gospel Fest

    Gospel Fest

    Gospelfest is Boston’s premier Gospel showcase that attracts over 20,000 spectators annually. Currently in its 14th year, Gospelfest features award winning artists and emerging talent. Past headliners include Grammy Award winning artist Israel and the New Breed, Dottie Peoples, Bryan Cage and Kirk Franklin. This event is free and open to the public!

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    Caliente: A Celebration of Latin Music

    A celebration of Latin Music & Culture, Caliente was launched in 2008 to provide programming for this growing demographic. The event features local music and dance troupes as well as a nationally known headliner Grupo Mania. Partners include IBA, Berklee and the Parks Department. This free and public event will take place August 28th at City Hall Plaza.

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    Events at the Hatch Shell

    Come to the Hatch Shell all summer to see concerts, movies, and more.

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  • Boston Harbor Hotel

    Boston Harbor Hotel's Summer in the City Series

    The Summer in the City Entertainment Series has become a major summer attraction, drawing thousands of people each year to enjoy the best in concerts and movies. The expansive terrace of the harborside restaurant transforms into an outdoor theatre animated with the sounds of live music and starlit showings of classic films.

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    Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

    Celebrate America's birthday on July 3rd and 4th with the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, America's premier Independence Day celebration. The concert features Conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, along with special guests, at DCR's historic Hatch Shell.

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  • Heat Alert

    We remind residents to prepare for the hot and humid weather by taking precautions to stay healthy.

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