Summer Concerts at Boston Public Library

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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)

Aliya Cycon Project

Wednesday / June 28, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

Aliya Cycon Project blends Cycon’s soulful compositions with characteristics of traditional Arabic music to create an unforgettable East-meets-West experience.

Admission: Free

Brandon Diaz

Wednesday / July 5, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

Brandon Diaz is a gifted and highly accomplished vocalist, songwriter, and musician from Ashburn, Virginia.

Admission: Free

Samuel Batista

Wednesday / July 12, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

Panamanian saxophonist Samuel Batista is currently in the process of recording his first album, Voices of Freedom.

Admission: Free

Niu Raza

Wednesday / July 19, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

Blending huge jazzy vocals with soul, African groove, a touch of Caribbean beats, and pop, Niu Raza’s sound is full, mature, and alluring.

Admission: Free

BEARD

Wednesday / July 26, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

BEARD is a seven-piece progressive folk band that comes from the heart of Boston.

Admission: Free

Harshitha Krishnan

Wednesday / August 2, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

Harshitha Krishnan is a performing and recording artist of Indian origin from Lagos, Nigeria.

Admission: Free

Sleeping Lion

Wednesday / August 9, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

The Boston-based lurid indie pop duo Sleeping Lion was formed by roommates Nate Flaks and Noah Longworth McGuire in the spring of 2015.

Admission: Free

Venezuelan Project

Wednesday / August 16, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

Venezuelan Project is a group that focuses on recovering the traditional and folkloric Venezuelan styles and combining them with contemporary genres of world music.

Admission: Free

Abby Carey

Wednesday / August 23, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

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Abby Carey is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from North Attleboro, Massachusetts, whose influences range from Bruce Springsteen to the 1975.

Admission: Free

Amber Olivia

Wednesday / August 30, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

Pop and R&B vocalist Amber Olivia Kiner was born in Memphis, Tennesse in 1996. Music came naturally to her when she was just a toddler. 

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.

MARO

Wednesday / June 21, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

MARO is a singer-songwriter, pianist, and guitarist from Lisbon, Portugal.

Admission: Free

Francesca Crowley

Wednesday / June 14, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

Francesca Alice Crowley is an American modern folk singer-songwriter. 

Admission: Free

Marco Mares

Wednesday / June 7, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

From Mexico City, Marco Mares is a singer-songwriter who’s trying to break the pre-established roads and search for new ways to create fresh and honest pop.

Admission: Free

Aliya Cycon Project

Wednesday / August 31, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

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

Admission: Free

Honeysuckle

Wednesday / August 24, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

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

Admission: Free

James Fernando

Wednesday / August 17, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

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

Admission: Free

Njoki Karu

Wednesday / August 10, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

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

Admission: Free

Kyle Thornton & the Company

Wednesday / August 3, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

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

Shirhan Agabeyli

Wednesday / July 27, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

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

Admission: Free

Dear June

Wednesday / July 20, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

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

Admission: Free

MIXCLA

Wednesday / July 13, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

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
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

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
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

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