Free Summer Concerts at Georges Island

By
Ashley Watkins
August 5, 2013
Charlie the Most

 

Saturdays in both July and August, up-and-coming Berklee musicians will perform free concerts at Georges Island, a part of Berklee Summer in the City, presented by Natixis Global Asset Management. The concerts will be held every other weekend on Fridays at 2:00 p.m., running through August 24, weather permitting. For more information on Berklee concerts in neighborhoods throughout Boston this summer, visit berklee.edu/events/summer.

Berklee Music Fest on Georges Island is accessible by ferry from Boston’s Long Wharf North, next to Christopher Columbus Park (MBTA Blue Line to Aquarium Station, Green or Orange Lines to Haymarket Station). On performance dates, ferries depart Long Wharf North on the hour between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Ferry tickets can be purchased at the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, across from the Long Wharf Marriott. Ferries also depart from the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy. For a full schedule and additional information, visit bostonharborislands.org.

Saturday, July 27

Canary – 2:00 p.m.

This five-piece group draws on the British Invasion, blues, and classic American pop and rock as influences. With strikingly modern rock performances, the group has performed at House of Blues Boston and SXSW, toured Texas and the Northeast, and opened for Jackson Browne.

Laura Tenney and the Terribles – 3:00 p.m.

With a blues/rock sound fused with jazz influences, Lauren Tenney and the Terribles have a fresh and soulful vibe. After meeting at Berklee, the Terribles have performed in Boston and New York as well as SXSW.

China Fox – 4:00 p.m.

With pop thunder vocals, and a thirst for the blues, R&B/pop group China Fox combines influences from artists like Daft Punk and MGMT to Stevie Wonder and Prince.

Saturday, August 10

Bobby Wesley Trio – 2:00 p.m.

Hailing from Detroit, guitarist Bobby Wesley has performed with Regina Carter and has played across the country from the Detroit Montreux Jazz Festival to the Bay Jam Music Festival in Islamorada, Florida.

Baz King – 3:00 p.m.

A native of Cape Town, South Africa, guitarist Baz King weaves the beachy vibes of his hometown with music he grew up listening to, like James Taylor and Erykah Badu. 

Charlie the Most – 4:00 p.m.

This 10-member rock/funk group founded by guitarist Charlie McCanless aims to unite audiences in harmonious amusement by providing an unflappable groove, impeccable talent, and a raucous party.

Saturday, August 24

Drunken Logic – 2:00 p.m.

Combining influences such as Death Cab for Cutie, Frightened Rabbit, Foo Fighters, and the Who, Drunken Logic delivers the raw, youthful energy of the rock 'n' roll tradition.

Eleven Dollar Bills – 3:00 p.m.

The power trio Eleven Dollar Bills serves up hard-hitting grooves, swelling vocals, and locomotive electric guitar. Synthesizing the passion of Hendrix with the poetry of Dylan, Eleven Dollar Bills have been represented on NPR’s Here & Now, and Local Loop Chicago calls the group “a rising star on the Chicago music scene.”

Friendly People – 4:00 p.m.

Friendly People offers folk-infused indie rock handcrafted to make audiences feel at home. What started as a jam band in a Cambridge living room has led to a recently released debut album, Shake, and a tour across the U.S., culminating with a performance at SXSW.

About Boston Harbor Island Alliance:

Boston Harbor Island Alliance (BHIA) is a nonprofit organization that supports the Boston Harbor Islands national park area and is one of the very few nonprofit organizations designated by Congress as a partner in the development and programming of a park. In partnership with the National Park Service and Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, BHIA plays a vital role in providing an enhanced visitor experience by building visitation and bringing awareness to the park. BHIA welcomes more than 150,000 visitors from around the world to the islands each season and has attracted $30 million in new facilities projects, which include the new Harbor Islands Pavilion on Boston's Rose Kennedy Greenway. Through partnerships with corporations, foundations, individuals, and government agencies, BHIA provides more than 150 free, informative, and educational island programs, as well as free access to the islands for underserved communities. Additionally, BHIA manages all major island service providers, including water transportation and on-island concessions.