Berklee Summer in the City

The Berklee Sumer in the City concert series, sponsored by Natixis Global Asset Management, presents more than 200 free performances throughout the Greater Boston area from May through September. Bringing neighborhoods alive with free programs of pop, rock, jazz, Latin, and more, some of Berklee’s most promising young artists are poised to share the skills they hone on campus with the local community. The Boston-area concerts take place in vibrant destinations throughout the city, from the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Georges Island, and Atlantic Wharf to communities with strong cultural identities ranging from Jamaica Plain and Roxbury to East Boston and the South End. Just outside of Boston, audiences can take in free Summer in the City shows in places like Harvard Square’s Longfellow House and Club Passim, Salem’s Derby Square, the Charlestown Navy Yard, and more.

 

Daniel Hines

Monday / September 1, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Daniel Hines, 24, is a British pianist, keyboardist, and composer. He was classically trained from the age of 6 and began to compose around the age of 15. His key musical inspirations include...
Admission: Free

Daniel Hines

Tuesday / September 2, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Daniel Hines, 24, is a British pianist, keyboardist, and composer. He was classically trained from the age of 6 and began to compose around the age of 15. His key musical inspirations include...
Admission: Free

Daniel Hines

Wednesday / September 3, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Daniel Hines, 24, is a British pianist, keyboardist, and composer. He was classically trained from the age of 6 and began to compose around the age of 15. His key musical inspirations include...
Admission: Free

Daniel Hines

Thursday / September 4, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Daniel Hines, 24, is a British pianist, keyboardist, and composer. He was classically trained from the age of 6 and began to compose around the age of 15. His key musical inspirations include...
Admission: Free

The Western Den

Thursday / September 4, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Club Passim
Driven by a passion to create music with purpose, Deni Hlavinka and Chris West formed the Western Den in 2013 to blend compelling folk harmonies with ambient textures, producing a sound all...
Admission: Free

Daniel Hines Trio

Thursday / September 4, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Daniel Hines, 24, is a British pianist, keyboardist, and composer. He was classically trained from the age of 6, and began to compose around the age of 15. His key musical inspirations include...
Admission: Free

Daniel Hines

Friday / September 5, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Daniel Hines, 24, is a British pianist, keyboardist, and composer. He was classically trained from the age of 6 and began to compose around the age of 15. His key musical inspirations include...
Admission: Free

Kel Do Nascimento

Saturday / September 6, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Legacy Place
Kel Do Nascimento is a Brazilian singer-songwriter born and raised in São Paulo who moved to Boston in 2011 to propel her music career. Kelstarted her band at Berklee College of Music. ...
Admission: Free

SA

Sunday / September 7, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
The Street
Vocalist Shilpa Ananth Narayanan will present music with colors from the East and West, keeping true to her roots. Video of Shilpa
Admission: Free

Zoe Brush

Monday / September 8, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Zoe Brush is a singer-songwriter from Colorado. She began learning piano at age 4 and composed her first piece when she was 9. Since then she has been writing songs and growing as a pianist. She...
Admission: Free

Zoe Brush

Tuesday / September 9, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Zoe Brush is a singer-songwriter from Colorado. She began learning piano at age 4 and composed her first piece when she was 9. Since then she has been writing songs and growing as a pianist. She...
Admission: Free

Azul

Tuesday / September 9, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
This group was put together in the spring of 2014 by Eleni Arapoglou. Each member comes from a different country: Argentina, Greece, and Brazil. They infuse their original arrangements with the...
Admission: Free

Damn Tall Buildings

Wednesday / September 10, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Arsenal Center for the Arts
Damn Tall Buildings is an all-acoustic bluegrass and blues band from Boston. While its instrumentation is bluegrass, it's not bound to it. With lyrical storytelling and foot-stomping grooves...
Admission: Free

Zoe Brush

Wednesday / September 10, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Zoe Brush is a singer-songwriter from Colorado. She began learning piano at age 4 and composed her first piece when she was 9. Since then she has been writing songs and growing as a pianist. She...
Admission: Free

Zoe Brush

Thursday / September 11, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Zoe Brush is a singer-songwriter from Colorado. She began learning piano at age 4 and composed her first piece when she was 9. Since then she has been writing songs and growing as a pianist. She...
Admission: Free

Jenna Moynihan and Mairi Chaimbeul

Thursday / September 11, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Club Passim
Rooted in traditional Scottish and Appalachian old-time music, Jenna Moynihan and Mairi Chaimbeul have developed a sound that celebrates and explores beautiful melodies. The pair met while studying...
Admission: Free

Zoe Brush

Thursday / September 11, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Zoe Brush is a singer-songwriter from Colorado. She began learning piano at age 4 and composed her first piece when she was 9. Since then she has been writing songs and growing as a pianist. She...
Admission: Free

Zoe Brush

Friday / September 12, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Zoe Brush is a singer-songwriter from Colorado. She began learning piano at age 4 and composed her first piece when she was 9. Since then she has been writing songs and growing as a pianist. She...
Admission: Free

Josh Shpak Group

Sunday / September 14, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
The Street
“I love connecting with people,” says trumpeter Josh Shpak.  “Whether they be teenagers or your grandma, if I can see that they’re feeling the music, I’m happy.” With a...
Admission: Free

Erick Peralta

Monday / September 15, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
A musical multilinguist, Erick Peralta is a versatile musician with a special appreciation for all styles of music, permitting him to keep open ears for the evolution of music while still keeping in...
Admission: Free

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Past Concerts

Check out some of the great shows that have been part of the Summer in the City series in prior years.

Zach Torres

Sunday / July 27, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
The Street
Brought up on the music of 70's balladeers and deeply inspired by American roots music, Zach Torres writes, sings, and plays from an old soul. Born and raised in Houston, Zach grew up...
Admission: Free

Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir

Sunday / July 27, 2014 / 10:15 a.m.
Newport Folk Festival
The Newport Folk Festival understands the value of a good palate-cleanser — not to mention the way folk and gospel's roots intertwine — so this year's lineup taps the rich vein of...
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Women of the World

Saturday / July 26, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
South Shore Conservatory
Women of the World was born from a dream to bring women musicians from across the globe onto a common creative platform—women who not only work and perform together, but who learn from each...
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The Frotations / Nikolas Metaxas / Arielle Vakni / Damn Tall Buildings

Saturday / July 26, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Topnotch Resort
The Frotations was forged in 2011 by singer-songwriter Chris Kazarian and bass player Pedro Ribiero (Pedro Zappa). The band headlined the HarborArts Festival in September 2013 and filled Boston’s...
Admission: Free

Miriam Elhajli / Tim Reynolds Band / Zoya

Saturday / July 26, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Georges Island
Miriam Elhajli's sound recalls Joan Baez and Buffy Sainte-Marie with a touch of Delta Blues. Last summer she traveled to London, where she played at renowned venues, including the Cambridge Folk...
Admission: Free

Kayla Corrine

Friday / July 25, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Greenway Boston
I’m Kayla Corrine and I’ve been in love with music since birth. I would call myself a soulful singer-songwriter and I tend to write mostly on acoustic guitar because I adore the raw, crystal clear...
Admission: Free

Yakir Arbib

Friday / July 25, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Yakir Arbib was born in Jerusalem and studied classical and jazz throughout his childhood. In 2008 he won the Massimo Urbani International Jazz Award in Italy and was signed by Philology Jazz Records...
Admission: Free

Bernardo Hernandez and La Tradicion

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Mission Hill Playground
Berklee alumnus and professor Bernardo Hernandez was born in Caracas, Venezuela and started playing the Venezuelan cuatro at the age of 8. He switched to harp and eventually to the classical guitar,...
Admission: Free

Tom Zmuda

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Legacy Place
Tom Zmuda is a contemporary saxophonist and a recent Berklee College of Music graduate. Influenced by jazz, R&B, soul, and funk, Tom exudes a thorough passion for groove-based music. Originally...
Admission: Free

Lowtone Society

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
The members of Lowtone Society came together in the fall of 2011 from diverse backgrounds but with a common love of making music. Collectively, they draw from musical training and...
Admission: Free