Summer Concerts at Boston Public Library

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)

Past Events

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

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

Damn Tall Buildings

Wednesday / July 22, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

With lyrical storytelling and foot-stomping grooves, Damn Tall Buildings perform their songs about love and ramblin’.

Admission: Free

Charles Overton

Wednesday / July 15, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

Charles Overton is a Boston-based harpist engaged in regular performances of classical, jazz, and world music.

Admission: Free

Honeysuckle

Wednesday / July 8, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

Honeysuckle, a psychedelic folk trio, performs.

Admission: Free

The Nasty Candombe Project

Wednesday / July 1, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

Nacho González presents the Nasty Candombe Project, an Afro-Uruguayan groove mixed with jazz and funk.

Admission: Free

Wambura Mitaru

Wednesday / June 24, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

Wambura Mitaru performs her music, a blend of funk, soul, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, and sounds from her African background.

Admission: Free

ChoroBop

Wednesday / June 17, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

ChoroBop performs music from their repertoire, which is based on the roots of Brazilian choro with influences from jazz and contemporary music.

Admission: Free

Nicolás Castañeda Group

Wednesday / June 10, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

The Nicolás Castañeda Group, a musical project based on contemporary Colombian music, performs.

Admission: Free

Aliya Cycon Project

Wednesday / June 3, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Boston Public Library

The Aliya Cycon Project performs.

Admission: Free