Summer Concerts at Derby Square-Salem

Located in the heart of historic Salem, Massachusetts, Derby Square comes to life with live music from Berklee artists from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month in May, June, July, and August. (View map.)

 

Beneil Miller

Saturday / July 11, 2015 / 5:00 p.m.

Derby Square

Beneil Miller blends roots reggae, jazz, R&B, and many more genres to create the perfect stew of what he envisions for reggae music.

Admission: Free

Chuks Okpu

Saturday / August 8, 2015 / 5:00 p.m.

Derby Square

Known for his unique style situated at the crossroads of various musical influences, Chuks Okpu is a Nigerian bassist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer who has been touring Nigeria, South Africa, and the United States since the age of 16.

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.

Marika Galea

Saturday / June 13, 2015 / 5:00 p.m.

Derby Square

Known for her soulful audience interaction and toe-tapping beat, bassist/composer Marika Galea presents her quartet, including Yoav Eshed (guitar), Tomoaki Baba (saxophone), and Jongkuk Kim (drums).

Admission: Free

The Berklee Yellowjackets Ensemble

Saturday / May 9, 2015 / 5:00 p.m.

Derby Square

The Berklee Yellowjackets Ensemble is a high-level student band led by Dave Weigert (drums), a professor in the Ensemble Department. They play the repertoire of the world-renowned Yellowjackets, one of the few jazz bands that has been together for over 30 years. 

Admission: Free

Sarah McKenzie Quartet

Saturday / August 9, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.

Derby Square

Sarah McKenzie is a pianist, vocalist, and composer performing Salem Jazz and Soul Festival / Berklee Summer Series.
 

Admission: Free

Frotations

Saturday / July 12, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.

Derby Square

Forged in 2011 by singer-songwriter Chris Kazarian and bass player Pedro Ribiero, the Frotations (originally known as K.A.Z.) are a musical experiment centered on Chris's writing and Pedro's arranaging. 

Admission: Free