Summer Concerts at Institute of Contemporary Art

E.g., 2016-04-29
E.g., 2016-04-29

Join the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) and Berklee for the ninth year of HarborWalk Sounds on ICA Free Thursday Nights at 6:00 p.m. Located in a breathtaking waterfront building, the ICA is one of Boston’s most popular summertime destinations for visual art and performance. Experience the museum’s dynamic exhibitions, then head to the ICA’s outdoor grandstand to enjoy standout talent from Berklee. (View map.)

 

Dashina

Thursday / June 30, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art

Dashina, a world music vocal trio comprising Inna Dudukina, Dana Protsenko, and Harshitha Krishnan, performs. 

Admission: Free

Lula Wiles

Thursday / July 7, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art

Lula Wiles, an acoustic trio of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists who combine folk traditions with a distinctly modern sensibility, performs. 

Admission: Free

noé / mar|co

Thursday / July 14, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art

Electronic pop artists noé and mar|co will each perform a set.

Admission: Free

RickExpress

Thursday / July 21, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art

RickExpress performs in his unique style with an eccentric flavor.

Admission: Free

Selah Poitier

Thursday / July 28, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art

Multitalented Bahamian bassist and singer Selah Poitier '15 performs.

Admission: Free

Sudacas

Thursday / August 4, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art

Sudacas, a group founded by Marianella Rojas (voice and percussion), and Esther Rojas (bass), performs as a quintet.

Admission: Free

ChoroBop

Thursday / August 11, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art

ChoroBop is a trio that brings you the liveliness and lyricism of Brazilian choro music with a toque of bebop and contemporary music. They will be joined by vocalists from Mais Cinco Cinco, an independent group formed by Brazilian students at Berklee.

Admission: Free

Sleeping Lion / Maddy Meyers

Thursday / August 18, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art

Electronic duo Sleeping Lion and psychedelic folk rock band Maddy Meyers will each perform a set of music.

Admission: Free

NikKollective

Thursday / August 25, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art

NikKollective brings a whole new sound to the music scene: pop meets R&B, rearranged into something totally different by the influences of jazz, funk, neo-soul, and gospel.  

Admission: Free

Karun / The Wilder Project

Thursday / September 1, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art

Songwriter Karun is a 21-year-old Kenyan producer, vocalist, and child of the universe. Now that Berklee College of Music has joined forces with The Boston Conservatory and HarborWalk Sounds, this show will end with a special dance performance by the Wilder Project. 

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.

Iris Lune

Thursday / August 27, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art

This indie rock outfit creates dreamy, atmospheric pop anthems that set lead singer Ella Joy Meir’s soaring vocals against shimmering, gorgeously textured instrumentals. 

Admission: Free

Grey Season

Thursday / August 20, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art

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

Admission: Free

The Zahili Gonzalez Zamora Project

Thursday / August 13, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art

Zahili Gonzalez Zamora's repertoire is a fusion of genres founded in Cuban music while acknowledging current artists such as Michel Petrucciani and Erykah Badu. Her ensemble embodies the new vision of a global music community.
 

Admission: Free

Beneil and his Reggae Orchestra

Thursday / August 6, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art

Beneil Miller is a young, vibrant musician from the beautiful Cayman Islands. With a blend of roots reggae, jazz, R&B, and many more genres, he creates the perfect stew of what he envisions for reggae music.

Admission: Free

Wambura Mitaru and the Maua

Thursday / July 30, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art

Wambura Mitaru creates a hybrid sound that combines groovy tunes with catchy lyrics. The Maua (the Swahili word for flowers) is a vibrant group of musicians of African descent who perform a mix of covers and originals that tell of their roots and heritage.

Admission: Free

Oh, Malô / Lily Burns

Thursday / July 23, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art

Oh, Malô presents colorful soundscapes through their eclecticism, inspired by a series of emotions and experiences. Singer-songwriter Lily Burns brings soft grunge to indie rock in a simultaneously polite and in-your-face way.

Admission: Free

Ripe

Thursday / July 16, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art

Ripe is a seven-piece pop/funk band that believes with enough passion behind it, music can make the earth shake.

Admission: Free

Mad Satta

Thursday / July 9, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art

Mad Satta is a soul band with eight members who strive to bring original, positive, and eclectic music to a wide range of listeners.

Admission: Free