Berklee Performance Center

Housed in the renovated, historic Fenway Theater, the Berklee Performance Center—the college's flagship performance space located at 136 Massachusetts Avenue—seats more then 1,200 and is counted among Boston's most prestigious concert halls. More than 150 faculty and student concerts are held here each year, in addition to approximately 100 outside professional shows and special seminars and clinics.  

 

Songwriting Summer Workshop Faculty Concert

Monday / June 26, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The faculty for the summer Songwriting Workshop will play their songs. 

Admission: Free

Conversation and Q&A with Hit Songwriter Claude Kelly

Tuesday / June 27, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Claude Kelly will trace his journey from his roots in the heart of New York City where he managed to turn pots, pans, and a ladle into a makeshift drum set, to a degree in music business/management at Berklee. He has written hit singles for Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Jesse J, Bruno Mars, and countless others. 

Admission: Free

Songwriting Summer Workshop Open Mic

Tuesday / June 27, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This event is hosted by our alumni mentor faculty and is a chance for you to perform for this year’s group of Songwriting Workshop participants, meet possible collaborators, or simply check out the original songs and voices.  

Admission: Free

Conversation and Q&A with Hit Songwriter Kara DioGuardi

Wednesday / June 28, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Grammy-nominated hit songwriter and producer Kara DioGuardi, who is also an author, Broadway performer, and TV personality, will share stories about her path to writing the songs that sold 160 million records. 

Admission: Free

Songwriting Summer Workshop Open Mic

Wednesday / June 28, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This event is hosted by our alumni mentor faculty and is a chance for you to perform for this year’s group of Songwriting Workshop participants, meet possible collaborators, or simply check out the original songs and voices.  

Admission: Free

Global Strings Festival

Thursday / June 29, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Global Strings Festival presents a night of string-driven music in genres ranging from bluegrass and Latin jazz to funk and world music, featuring Molsky's Mountain Drifters, the Maureen Choi Quartet, Mimi Rabson's Funkestra, and Eugene Friesen's Berklee World Strings.

Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show

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Melissa Ferrick and Will Dailey: D.I.Y. Singer-Songwriter: Making a Living as an Indie Artist or Band

Friday / June 30, 2017 / 10:30 a.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This career panel will feature indie songwriter, producer, and touring artists Melissa Ferrick and Will Dailey discussing how you can survive as an artist on your own terms.

Admission: Free

Conversation and Q&A with Hit Songwriter Lori McKenna

Friday / June 30, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Hit songwriter Lori McKenna will talk about her path to writing no. 1 songs for country artists Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, and Faith Hill, as well as her career as a recording artist. 

Admission: Free

Tim & Eric: 10-Year Anniversary Awesome Tour

Wednesday / July 12, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

In honor of the momentous 10-year anniversary of Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Tim & Eric are hitting the road this summer for a special 10-Year Anniversary Awesome Tour!

Admission: $42.50 / $47.50

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Tim & Eric: 10-Year Anniversary Awesome Tour

Thursday / July 13, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

In honor of the momentous 10-year anniversary of Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Tim & Eric are hitting the road this summer for a special 10-Year Anniversary Awesome Tour!

Admission: $42.50 / $47.50

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2017 International Championship of A Cappella Open

Saturday / July 29, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The International Championship of A Cappella Open is an all-access a cappella tournament that encourages singers to bring together groups of any age, experience, or origin to form a cappella “dream teams” and compete for the chance to perform at Carnegie Hall for a cash prize of $25,000.

Admission: $25 / $30 / $35

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The Collectibles / The Scott Tarulli Project

Tuesday / August 1, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Collectibles will feature originals and covers in the wheelhouse of Muse and One Republic to '80s-inspired music like the Cars and Duran Duran. The Scott Tarulli Project will feature pop and rock band influences, including the Foo Fighters, Panic at the Disco, and Bruno Mars. 

Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show

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Five-Week Summer Performance Program: Songwriting Showcase

Wednesday / August 2, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert will feature the top 10 winners of the Five-Week Summer Performance Program's Songwriting auditions. 

Admission: Free

Five-Week Summer Performance Program: Vocal Night

Monday / August 7, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Students from Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program deliver vocal performances showcasing elements of what they have learned in the program.

Admission: Free

Five-Week Summer Performance Program: Instrumental Showcase

Thursday / August 10, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

This concert will feature the winners of the Five-Week Summer Performance Program's Instrumental Showcase auditions. 

Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: Burning Beauty

Monday / August 14, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Tomo Fujita and Neal Iztler will perform blues, jazz, and funk, from Bob Dylan to jazz standards, and funky originals by Fujita.

Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show / Free for students enrolled in Guitar Program

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Guitar Sessions: Peter Bernstein Trio

Tuesday / August 15, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Guitarist Peter Bernstein has been a part of the jazz scene in New York and abroad since 1989. During that time he has participated in more than 60 recordings and numerous festivals, concerts, and club performances with musicians from all generations.

Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show / Free for students enrolled in the Guitar program

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Guitar Sessions: Joe Stump

Thursday / August 17, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Metal guitar master and shred legend Joe Stump performs live with his band playing tracks from his extensive recording catalogue. 

Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show

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Julieta Venegas: Parte Mia Tour

Thursday / September 7, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Grammy Award winner and internationally acclaimed Latin American artist Julieta Venegas brings her tour to the Berklee Performance Center, representing a new challenge in her career. 

Admission: $40 / $50 / $60

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Vanessa da Mata

Sunday / September 10, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Stunning Latin Grammy–winning singer-songwriter Vanessa da Mata is a huge hit in her native Brazil. Her delicate, crystalline voice blends bossa nova rhythms with R&B, pop, and reggae. Presented by World Music/CRASHarts.

Admission: $58 / $48 / $37 / $30

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