Berklee Summer Concert SeriesBerklee BeanTown Jazz Festival
Berklee Summer in the City culminates with Boston's biggest and best block party, the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival. Launched in 2000, BeanTown has delighted tens of thousands with a mix of jazz, Latin, blues, and groove acts. Berklee students and faculty have shared the stage with such jazz greats as Herbie Hancock, Claudia Acuña, Mike Stern, Donald Harrison, Kenny Garrett, Delfeayo Marsalis, Bobby Hutcherson, and Geri Allen. The city comes out in force—more than 70,000 strong in 2010—to enjoy world-class music on three stages, great food, and good times stretching six blocks in Boston's historic South End. It is a family-friendly affair with face painting, inflatable rides, and an educational instrument petting zoo. For the full schedule of events, check out beantownjazz.org/schedule.html.