Summer Concerts at Boston Public Library

E.g., 2018-06-19
E.g., 2018-06-19

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)

Brooks Robertson

Wednesday / June 20, 2018 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

Fingerstyle guitarist Brooks Robertson doesn’t need much more than two thumbs, eight fingers, and six strings on a wooden box to carry listeners away. He utilizes superb technical ability to play bass, rhythm, and melody simultaneously and surpass the borders of conventional genres.

Admission: Free

Safiya Leslie

Wednesday / June 27, 2018 / 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

Venezuelan Project

Wednesday / July 11, 2018 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

The Venezuelan Project is a Latin jazz group of Venezuelan musicians who met while studying at Berklee College of Music.

Admission: Free

Jose Pablo Soto

Wednesday / July 25, 2018 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

Jose Soto is a Guatemalan singer-songwriter studying at Berklee College of Music. A versatile performer, he blends Latin music with pop and jazz.

Admission: Free

Niu Raza

Wednesday / August 1, 2018 / 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

Abigail Lim-Kimberg

Wednesday / August 8, 2018 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

Abigail Lim-Kimberg is a Chinese-American harpist, songwriter, and composer from San Francisco, California.

Admission: Free

Tyson Jackson

Wednesday / August 15, 2018 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

Tyson Jackson first discovered his love of music at age 3 in his hometown of West Palm Beach, Florida.

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

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

Past Events

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

Triple Tea

Wednesday / June 13, 2018 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

Formed at Berklee in 2016, Triple Tea is a cinematic/progressive jazz trio influenced by a variety of styles, from pop and electronic to jazz and film music.

Admission: Free

Harry Jay

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

Harry Jay is an R&B/funk/hip-hop artist and Berklee College of Music student from Washington, D.C.

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

Abby Carey

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

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

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

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

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

BAERD

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

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

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

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, a recent alumnus, is in the process of recording his first album, Voices of Freedom.

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

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

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