Summer Concerts at Club Passim

For over 50 years, Club Passim has worked as a nonprofit venue dedicated to wonderful musical experiences. Artists who have performed there include Joan Baez, Shawn Colvin, Bob Dylan, Tom Rush, Joni Mitchell, Suzanne Vega, Muddy Waters, and many others. Join this historic club and Berklee folk artists outdoors on Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m. in Harvard Square. (View Map)

Kathryn Hallberg

Thursday / July 9, 2015 / 5:30 p.m.

Club Passim

Firmly rooted in Americana with pop and country stylings layered on top, Kathryn Hallberg is an accomplished young songwriter who has distilled her varied influences into a sound that is all her own.

Admission: Free

Emma Hern

Thursday / July 16, 2015 / 5:30 p.m.

Club Passim

Emma Hern hits the Boston scene for the first time as a solo artist with her EP, American Gypsy.

Admission: Free

Miriam Elhajli

Thursday / July 23, 2015 / 5:30 p.m.

Club Passim

Singer-songwriter Miriam Elhajli's sound recalls Joan Baez and Buffy Sainte-Marie along with a touch of Delta blues.

Admission: Free

Nella

Thursday / July 30, 2015 / 5:30 p.m.

Club Passim

Former Latin American Idol participant and current Berklee student Nella performs her world music.

Admission: Free

Grey Season

Thursday / August 6, 2015 / 5:30 p.m.

Club Passim

Grey Season performs their unique brand of folk music wrapped in rock 'n' roll. 

Admission: Free

Dear June

Thursday / August 13, 2015 / 5:30 p.m.

Club Passim

Dear June, a country folk duo from Boston, performs a blend of unique harmonies and compelling lyrics.

Admission: Free

Aurora Birch

Thursday / August 20, 2015 / 5:30 p.m.

Club Passim

Aurora Birch is a singer-songwriter based in the greater Boston area. 

Admission: Free

Wrong Is Right

Thursday / August 27, 2015 / 5:30 p.m.

Club Passim

Wrong Is Right is a blend of mandolin, fiddle, and upright bass played by Jake Howard, Sumaia Jackson, and Mike Gaisbacher, respectively.

Admission: Free

Honeysuckle

Thursday / September 3, 2015 / 5:30 p.m.

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Honeysuckle, a psychedelic folk trio, performs.

Admission: Free

The Wiles

Thursday / September 10, 2015 / 5:30 p.m.

Club Passim

The Wiles perform old folk songs, new Americana, and original songs in an acoustic roots style.

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.

Ashlyn Willson

Thursday / July 2, 2015 / 5:30 p.m.

Club Passim

Ashlyn Willson, a singer-songwriter, producer, and composer, performs in a variety of styles including country, rock, indie, and pop.

Admission: Free

ChoroBop

Thursday / June 25, 2015 / 5:30 p.m.

Club Passim

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

Admission: Free

Jenna Moynihan and Mairi Chaimbeul

Thursday / September 11, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Club Passim

Rooted in traditional Scottish and Appalachian old-time music, this duo has developed a sound that celebrates and explores beautiful melodies. 

Admission: Free

The Western Den

Thursday / September 4, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Club Passim

Driven by a passion to create music with purpose, Deni Hlavinka and Chris West formed the Western Den in 2013 to blend compelling folk harmonies with ambient textures, producing a sound all their own. 

Admission: Free

Luke Niccoli

Thursday / August 28, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Club Passim

First place winner of the 2013 BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship, Luke Niccoli is an alternative singer-songwriter combining the acoustic and pop sensibilities of John Mayer with the edge and arena rock energy of Kings of Leon. 

Admission: Free

Jacob McCaslin

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Club Passim

Jacob McCaslin is an award-winning vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer. Influenced at a young age by various soul and blues artists, McCaslin has been advancing in many areas of the music world.

Admission: Free

SA

Thursday / August 14, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

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Vocalist Shilpa Ananth Narayanan will present music with colors from the East and West, keeping true to her roots.

Admission: Free

Tracy L J Robertson

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Club Passim

A member of Pitch Slapped (Berklee's a cappella vocal group), Tracy L J Robertson grew up with barbershop. His focus is in ensemble singing, writing, and arranging, and looks forward to taking opportunities to keep a cappella a part of his musical career. 

Admission: Free

Ellie Buckland and Isa Burke

Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Club Passim

Ellie Buckland and Isa Burke are fiddlers and singer-songwriters who love traditional music and close harmonies. With two fiddles, two guitars, and two intertwining voices, they perform old folk songs, new Americana, and original songs in an acoustic roots style. 

Admission: free

Damn Tall Buildings

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Club Passim

Damn Tall Buildings is an all-acoustic bluegrass and blues band from Boston. While its instrumentation is bluegrass, it's not bound to it. With lyrical storytelling and foot-stomping grooves, its songs about love and ramblin’ help the everyday troubles slip away into up-tempo hobo anthems.
 
 

Admission: Free

Nikolas Metaxas

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

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Born in New York City and raised in Cyprus, Nikolas Metaxas started playing guitar by the age of 7 and piano by the age of 12, while also singing in choirs. When he was 20, he took part in the televised singing competition called The X-Factor (equivalent to American Idol) and placed second.
 

Admission: Free

Hadley Kennary

Thursday / July 10, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

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Yes, Kennary is pronounced like the bird. Her music mixes the honesty of Sara Bareilles with the mellow cleverness of Ingrid Michaelson and defining harmonies similar to the Indigo Girls.

Admission: Free