Summer Concerts at Institute of Contemporary Art

E.g., 2017-04-25
E.g., 2017-04-25

Join the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) and Berklee for the tenth 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.)

Olivia Swann

Thursday / July 6, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

Inspired by hip-hop, R&B, and jazz, Olivia Swann's sound is a harmonious blend of old and new. 

Admission: Free

The Ladles

Thursday / July 13, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

The Ladles have three-part female harmony perfected, but their sound is more than that. They blend swing, old-time, neo-soul, and contemporary choral music into a sound all their own. 

Admission: Free

Sleeping Lion

Thursday / July 20, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

Boston-based electronic duo Sleeping Lion, Nate Flacks and Noah Longworth McGuire, produces dreamy, down-tempo indie-electronica with mellow vibes, layers of synth, soulful vocals, and a bit of falsetto.

Admission: Free

Lizje Sarria

Thursday / July 27, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

Colombian performer Lizje Sarria is a versatile composer, arranger, and solo artist of soulful music.

Admission: Free

Mais 55

Thursday / August 3, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

Mais 55 comprises students or recent grads of Berklee College of Music from Brazil. Its mission is to spread love for Brazilian music and promote Brazilian culture. 

Admission: Free

Southern Soul

Thursday / August 10, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

Amber Olivia started studying the greats such as Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, and James Brown, and at age 15 performed on BET's Stellar Awards behind Memphis gospel-recording artist Earnest Pugh. 

Admission: Free

Niu Raza

Thursday / August 10, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, 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

Naïka

Thursday / August 24, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

Naïka is a singer-songwriter who developed an interest in music from an early age while living and traveling internationally with her family. The influences of European, African, and Caribbean cultures have shaped her both musically and individually. 

Admission: Free

Jessie Leith Munro

Thursday / August 31, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

Jessie Leith Munro is a singer-songwriter from Toronto, Canada.

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.

Niu Raza / The Wilder Project

Thursday / September 1, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

Hailing from Madagascar, singer-songwriter Niu Raza will perform. 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

Niya Norwood

Thursday / August 25, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

Niya Norwood's influences include artists such as Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson, Prince, Lisa Fischer, Brandy, Justin Timberlake, and so many more.

Admission: Free

Sleeping Lion / iives

Thursday / August 18, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

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

Admission: Free

ChoroBop

Thursday / August 11, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

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

Sudacas

Thursday / August 4, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

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

Admission: Free

Selah Poitier

Thursday / July 28, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

Multitalented Bahamian bassist and singer Selah Poitier '15 performs.

Admission: Free

RickExpress

Thursday / July 21, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

RickExpress performs in his unique style with an eccentric flavor.

Admission: Free

noé / mar|co

Thursday / July 14, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

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

Admission: Free

Lula Wiles

Thursday / July 7, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

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

Admission: Free

Dashina

Thursday / June 30, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

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

Admission: Free