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.)

Staccioli and Gresino Collective

Saturday / June 8, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Derby Square
Front Street, Salem, MA, 01970, United States

Italian guitarist Francesco Staccioli and pianist Riccardo Gresino perform with their collective. Be prepared to experience grooves, cool melodies, and sparkling arrangements.

Admission: Free

Dub Blood

Thursday / June 13, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Derby Square
Front Street, Salem, MA, 01970, United States

Growing up on strictly roots, Dub Blood is a five-piece reggae band based in Boston, Massachusetts. Founded when members met while attending Berklee College of Music, the band features lead singer Ricky Persaud Jr., guitarist Tomas "Tarzan" Zabala, bassist Allan Basco Espejo, drummer William Candelario, and pianist/arranger Evad Campbell.

Admission: Free

Safiya Leslie and Friends

Saturday / August 10, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Derby Square
Front Street, Salem, MA, 01970, 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

Past Events

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

Sheila del Bosque Trio

Saturday / May 11, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Derby Square
Front Street, Salem, MA, 01970, United States

Born in 1994 in Havana, Sheila del Bosque is one of the most in-demand young flutists in Cuba. Her music features contemporary and traditional Afro-Cuban music with the influence of European and jazz ingredients.

Admission: Free

Jas & Chums

Saturday / August 11, 2018 / 5:00 p.m.
Derby Square
Front Street, Salem, MA, 01970, United States

Jas & Chums is a Boston, Massachusetts–based band that features Afro-beat inspired grooves blended with jazz-influenced harmony and contagious horn lines. The band is an international collective of musicians from Belgium, Israel, the United States, and the United Kingdom, where drummer and composer Jas Kayser calls home.

Admission: Free

Hunter LaMar

Saturday / June 9, 2018 / 5:00 p.m.
Derby Square
Front Street, Salem, MA, 01970, United States

Hunter LaMar was born in Newark, New Jersey, to a college professor father and a Broadway veteran mother. 

Admission: Free