Summer Concerts at Institute of Contemporary Art

E.g., 2018-06-23
E.g., 2018-06-23

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.)

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

Mirella Costa

Thursday / July 12, 2018 / 5:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investments Plaza, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA, 02210, United States

Brazilian singer Mirella Costa will sing classics of her country's music, along with her own contemporary arrangements.

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

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 winner Hugh Masekela. Dancer Avery Gerhardt will lead a choreographic dance with students from Boston Conservatory at Berklee. 

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

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

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

Past Events

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

Mayah Dyson

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

Mayah Dyson is a singer-songwriter, actress, dancer, and model from Woodbridge, Virginia. She was selected to be in the first season of Kelly Rowland's Chasing Destiny, which aired in 2016.

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

Niu Raza

Thursday / August 17, 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

MIXCLA

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

MIXCLA is a play on words and sounds coming from the mountains of Chile, to the traditions of Japan, and driven by the fires of Cuba, to achieve a truly unique Latin jazz experience. 

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

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

Sleeping Lion / luhx.

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 produces dreamy, down-tempo indie-electronica with mellow vibes, layers of synth, soulful vocals, and a bit of falsetto. luhx. is a synth-soul band that pairs its undeniable groove with melancholy lyrics to create haunting tunes. 

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

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