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

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

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

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

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

Erick Peralta

Tuesday / September 16, 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

Erick Peralta

Wednesday / September 17, 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.

Swingin' in the Fens with Ron Mahdi and Friends

Wednesday / July 23, 2014 / 6:30 p.m.
Ramler Park
Swingin’ in the Fens is an annual free outdoor concert held in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood presented by Berklee College of Music, Fenway Civic Association, and the City of Boston Parks and...
Admission: Free

OSIRIS FIRE

Wednesday / July 23, 2014 / 12:30 p.m.
Harvard Longwood Campus
OSIRIS FIRE frontman Itamar Edelman combines influences from his reggae-rich hometown of Ithaca, New York (the birthplace of John Brown's Body and 10 Ft Ganja Plant), with the heavy bass and...
Admission: Free

Animal Flag

Wednesday / July 23, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Arsenal Center for the Arts
Animal Flag is the longtime project of songwriter Matt Politoski. With recorded works that range from heartbreaking solo acoustic tunes and full fledged folk-rock anthems to lush electronic pop songs...
Admission: Free

Yakir Arbib

Wednesday / July 23, 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

Yakir Arbib

Tuesday / July 22, 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

The Bonobros Trio

Tuesday / July 22, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Summer Street
The Bonobros Trio was formed in the spring of 2014 by three Berklee students. They first met  in a “Singing for Brass Players” class taught by Christine Fawson, a trumpet professor....
Admission: Free

Tali Rubinstein

Tuesday / July 22, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
Tali Rubinstein, an Israeli recorder player, composer, and vocalist, will perform some of her original songs and arrangements. She has toured with Anat Cohen, performed and arranged for Latin Grammy...
Admission: Free

Lampião

Monday / July 21, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Regattabar Courtyard Series
Lampião formed in 2013 with three talented musicians from separate nationalities – Brazil, South Korea, and France —and different musical backgrounds, joined together to play high quality...
Admission: Free

Yakir Arbib

Monday / July 21, 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

Laney Jones

Sunday / July 20, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.
Longfellow House
Laney Jones’s songwriting is as quirky and charming as her upbringing in rural Mount Dora, Fla. Raised on an exotic animal farm surrounded by an alligator-infested lake, she spins tall tales of life...
Admission: Free