Summer Concerts at Boston Public Library

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E.g., 2016-07-23

Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library was the first large free municipal library in the United States. Today, this “palace for the people” houses 23 million items and attracts visitors and researchers from around the world. Come by on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. (June-August) to hear a wide variety of Berklee performers in the library’s courtyard. (View Map)

Shirhan Agabeyli

Wednesday / July 27, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

Bassist Shirhan Agabeyli, who combines influences that represent his ethnic Azerbaijani background with intricate rhythmical structures of jazz harmony and mugam, performs.

Admission: Free

Kyle Thornton & the Company

Wednesday / August 3, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

Kyle Thornton & the Company is a seven-piece soul-hop group whose sound samples influences from several genres while remaining grounded in the passionate, honest style that is the blues.

Admission: Free

Njoki Karu

Wednesday / August 10, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

Berklee student Njoki Karu, a singer-songwriter from Nairobi, Kenya, performs.

Admission: Free

James Fernando

Wednesday / August 17, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

James Fernando is a 20-year-old pianist from Needham, Massachusetts, who frequently performs and teaches around the Boston area.

Admission: Free

Honeysuckle

Wednesday / August 24, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

Honeysuckle is a progressive folk trio that blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration.

Admission: Free

Aliya Cycon Project

Wednesday / August 31, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

Arabic-inspired band the Aliya Cycon Project, formed in the summer of 2014 by oud player, pianist, and singer Aliya Cycon, performs.

Admission: Free

Past Events

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

Dear June

Wednesday / July 20, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

Dear June, a rock 'n' roll band from Boston, performs.

Admission: Free

MIXCLA

Wednesday / July 13, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

Led by composer, pianist, and singer Zahili Gonzalez Zamora with Gerson Esteban Lazo Quiroga on bass and backing vocals and Takafumi Nikaido on percussion, MIXCLA performs, giving the audience a one-of-a-kind musical experience.

Admission: Free

luhx.

Wednesday / July 6, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

Anonymous synth/soul group luhx. performs as part of the Berklee Summer in the City series.

Admission: Free

Kristin Corpuz

Wednesday / June 29, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

Singer-songwriter Kristin Corpuz is an instrumentalist, actress, and dancer from Tampa, Florida. She currently attends Berklee College of Music as a 2013 presidential scholar.

Admission: Free

Eduardo Mercuri

Wednesday / June 22, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

Brazilian guitarist Eduardo Mercuri, who has played at places like the Panama Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, and the 2013 Latin Grammys, performs.

Admission: Free

Harshitha Krishnan

Wednesday / June 15, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

Indian vocalist Harshitha Krishnan performs as part of the Berklee Summer in the City series.

Admission: Free

Samuel Batista

Wednesday / June 8, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

The first musician in his family, Samuel Batista, an alto saxophone player born in Panama City, Panama, currently works as a bandleader of the Third Land Quintet.

Admission: Free

Rodolfo Arteaga

Wednesday / June 1, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

Venezuelan singer-singwriter and cellist Rodolfo Arteaga performs as part of the Berklee Summer in the City series.

Admission: Free

Ludovica Burtone

Wednesday / August 26, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

Italian violinist, improviser, and composer Ludovica Burtone performs. 

Admission: Free

The Ivy Age

Wednesday / August 19, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

The Ivy Age, a folk rock project of best friends and bandmates Tom Freeman and Dillon Rovere, performs.

Admission: Free

Mixcla

Wednesday / August 12, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

Pulling from the three dynamic spirits of the Zahili Gonzalez Zamora Project, a new mixture of sonic masterpieces is born.

Admission: Free

The Wiles

Wednesday / August 5, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

The Wiles, formerly known as Ellie Buckland and Isa Burke, perform old folk songs, new Americana, and original songs in an acoustic roots style.

Admission: Free

3 Sudacas

Wednesday / July 29, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

3 Sudacas, who met as Berklee students two years ago and have been playing together ever since, perform. 

Admission: Free