Summer Concerts at Institute of Contemporary Art

E.g., 2019-06-22
E.g., 2019-06-22

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.)

Riddim Symphony

Riddim Symphony

Thursday / July 11, 2019 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

Riddim Symphony is an authentic soca, calypso, and reggae band based in Boston, Massachusetts, and founded by Berklee College of Music students. Many group members are natives of or have family roots in the Caribbean islands.

Admission: Free

Sheila del Bosque

Sheila del Bosque

Thursday / July 18, 2019 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, 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

One Drop: A Bob Marley Tribute

Thursday / July 25, 2019 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

One Drop: A Bob Marley Tribute is a large band featuring local musicians and Berklee College of Music students and alumni. Founded and led by drummer Luke Appleton-Webster, its mission is to faithfully present the repertoire of Bob Marley and the Wailers.

Admission: Free

Tristan Simone

Tristan Simone

Thursday / August 1, 2019 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

Tristan Simone, born in Spain, is a sociopolitical hip-hop rapper and jazz artist who performs in Spanish and English.

Admission: Free

Dreion

Dreion

Thursday / August 8, 2019 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

Dreion is a vocalist, songwriter, and performing artist from Omaha, Nebraska. As a student at Berklee College of Music, majoring in songwriting with a minor in Africana studies, he balances his academic and performing life with being a husband and a father.

Admission: Free

Clave & Blues

Clave & Blues

Thursday / August 15, 2019 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

Clave & Blues is a Cuban and Latin jazz band that performs a contemporary mixture of Afro-Cuban rhythms, blues, R&B, and world music.

Admission: Free

Them Fantasies

Them Fantasies

Thursday / August 22, 2019 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

Them Fantasies, an indie/alt rock trio from Boston, Massachusetts, merges styles from alternative rock, punk, classic rock and blues/jazz, indie rock, gospel, and R&B.

Admission: Free

MALAYA

Malaya

Thursday / August 29, 2019 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Malaya first captured attention when she placed in the top eight on season 13 of American Idol. She is pursuing a solo career as an electronic soul singer-songwriter, and is inspired by India.Arie, Bryson Tiller, and Aretha Franklin.

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.

Martin Tamisier

Thursday / August 30, 2018 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

Martin Tamisier is a singer-songwriter and drummer from France who is studying at Berklee College of Music. His music is influenced by pop, African music, and rock, with French lyrics shaped by his love for the meaning and power of words.

Admission: Free

One Drop: A Bob Marley Tribute

Thursday / August 23, 2018 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

One Drop: A Bob Marley Tribute is a large band featuring local musicians and Berklee College of Music students and alumni. Founded and led by drummer Luke Appleton-Webster, its mission is to faithfully present the repertoire of Bob Marley and the Wailers.

Admission: Free

Common Cents

Thursday / August 16, 2018 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

Common Cents is a group of humble, extraordinary musicians. The band, led by William Nelson, brings to life music that Nelson first created in his bedroom.

Admission: Free

AJNA

Thursday / August 2, 2018 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

AJNA combines the eclectic sounds of indie, electronic, and glitch music to create glimpses of physical reality through sound. Founded by vocalist and guitarist Felipe Maldonado, the group includes Zak Icaza (drums), Aaron Kennedy (backing vocals and OP1 sampler), Carlo De Biaggio (bass), Tommaso Taddonio (keyboards and synthesizer), and Sagiv Rosenstock (guitar).

Admission: Free

Niu Raza / Avery Gerhardt

Thursday / July 26, 2018 / 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 has performed with record producer Don Jazzy and Grammy Award–winner Hugh Masekela. Dancer Avery Gerhardt will lead a choreographed performance with students from Boston Conservatory at Berklee. 

Admission: Free

7th Degree

Thursday / July 19, 2018 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

7th Degree is a nine-piece funk/fusion band formed because of similar musical interest and immediate chemistry.

Admission: Free

Spencer Nicholson

Thursday / July 5, 2018 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

Blazing across a wide variety of styles, Spencer Nicholson’s groovy and soulful expressions are a revolution of modern pop music. With influences from Allen Stone to Justin Timberlake and Michael Bublé, the Canadian singer-songwriter presents a classic yet innovative style with a smooth and contagious vibe.

Admission: Free