Summer Concerts at Boston Public Library

E.g., 2019-08-19
E.g., 2019-08-19

Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library was the first large free municipal library in the United States. Today, the Central Library is a “palace for the people” that 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)

Cleo Reed posing with a computer on a desk

Cleo Reed

Wednesday / August 21, 2019 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

Featuring exuberant, atmospheric, and smoky vocals that induce listeners into a hypnotic state, Cleo Reed is a genre-bending alternative R&B artist.

Admission: Free

Sweet Petunia

Wednesday / August 28, 2019 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

Sweet Petunia is a Boston, Massachusetts–based, harmony-driven folk and Americana duo composed of musicians Madison Simpson and Mairead Guy that uses powerful lyricism to bring love, advocacy, and the roots tradition to the college DIY scene.

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.

the duo gold space pose together

GOLDSPACE

Wednesday / August 14, 2019 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

GOLDSPACE, a producer and singer-songwriter duo based in Boston, Massachusetts, features a blend of future R&B and hip-hop. Despite releasing only three singles, the band has appeared multiple times on Spotify's biggest playlists. 

Admission: Free

Martín Guas

Wednesday / August 7, 2019 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

Argentinian multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Martín Guas presents original music that combines influences from genres throughout the world.

Admission: Free

Noah y Maurizio

Noah y Maurizio

Wednesday / July 31, 2019 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

Noah y Maurizio melds the traditional and contemporary music of North and South America into a unified sound with a lineup of Boston’s finest virtuoso string players.

Admission: Free

Hannah Siglin

Hannah Siglin

Wednesday / July 24, 2019 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

Hannah Siglin is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from the Inland Northwest. Raised on folk music and studied in classical training, she writes in a variety of styles, specializing as a top-line writer and frontwoman of her four-piece roots band.

Admission: Free

Maurizio Fiore and Juan Carlos Ruiz

Wednesday / July 17, 2019 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

Juan Carlos Ruiz is an accomplished singer and multi-instrumentalist from Venezuela who recently joined forces with Berklee alumnus Maurizio Fiore, a guitarist and cuatro player also from Venezuela.

Admission: Free

Safiya Leslie

Wednesday / July 10, 2019 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

Safiya Leslie is a vocalist and New York City native who is pursuing a dual degree in music production and engineering and music business/management at Berklee College of Music.

Admission: Free

Tania Mesa

Wednesday / June 26, 2019 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

Tania Mesa is a crossover-style violinist and singer from the Canary Islands in Spain with degrees in classical violin performance and contemporary music.

Admission: Free

Francesca Rijks

Wednesday / June 19, 2019 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

Born and raised in England, Francesca Rijks, a.k.a. CESKIE, is a classically trained violinist, producer, and entrepreneur. Influenced by EDM, rock, and R&B, she connects with listeners through the honesty and depth of her sound.

Admission: Free

John MurRay posing

John MurRay

Wednesday / June 12, 2019 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, John Holmes, known professionally as John MurRay, is a 21-year-old hip-hop artist who has garnered praise in communities across the U.S. for his creative sound and inventive wordplay. 

Admission: Free

Solo Smith posing in front of the Charles River

Solo Smith

Wednesday / June 5, 2019 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

Solo Smith is an artist and producer from Memphis, Tennessee, whose sound blends neo-soul, hip-pop, and alternative music.

Admission: Free

Mariano Escalona

Wednesday / August 29, 2018 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

Mariano Escalona is a drummer, percussionist, singer, and arranger from Caracas, Venezuela.

Admission: Free

Autumn Jones

Wednesday / August 22, 2018 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

Autumn Jones is a soulful singer-songwriter from Maplewood, New Jersey, graduating from the same high school as Lauryn Hill, one of her inspirations.

Admission: Free