Summer Concerts at Kendall Center

E.g., 2019-06-27
E.g., 2019-06-27

Located at the crossroads of the Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel and Kendall Station subway stop, and at the heart of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus, Kendall Center offers a lovely introduction to Cambridge. Whether on your way home from work, or heading to dinner, make a stop by Kendall Plaza on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. to listen to students perform a mix of jazz standards and originals. (View Map)

Niu Raza

Thursday / June 27, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, 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

Camilo Velez

Thursday / July 11, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Camilo Velez seeks to fuse the rhythms and enchanting melodies of the Andes Mountains with jazz and funk.

Admission: Free

Cindy Latin

Thursday / July 18, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Cindy Latin is a pop and R&B songwriter with musical influences ranging from Stevie Wonder and Frank Ocean to Tori Kelly and John Coltrane.

Admission: Free

Safiya Leslie and Friends

Thursday / July 25, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, 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

Cristy & Her Lovers

Cristy & Her Lovers

Thursday / August 1, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Cristy & Her Lovers, a band formed in 2018 and influenced by rock, pop, R&B, and soul, is composed of Cristy Alover (vocals), Dominic Cannarella-Andersen (bass), Max Meizlish (drums), John Cordero (guitar), Hailey Kim (piano/keyboards), Emerson Adams-Jackson (horns), Taylor Intal (horns), Faride Blanco (backing vocals), and Zabrina Hay (backing vocals).

Admission: Free

Corner House

Corner House

Thursday / August 8, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Abiding by a love for adventure, Boston, Massachusetts–based Corner House writes and arranges music liberally composed of Irish, Scottish, Appalachian stringband, and bluegrass influences.

Admission: Free

Sam Robbins

Thursday / August 15, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Sam Robbins is a New England–based musician who evokes classic singer-songwriters such as James Taylor and John Denver.

Admission: Free

ViVi posing

ViVi

Thursday / August 22, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Vivian Valls, known by many as ViVi, is a female singer-songwriter, artist, and producer born and raised in Miami, Florida. Her first single, “Comp4urlove,” was released in February 2019 and is available on all streaming platforms.

Admission: Free

Beane posing in a bed of flowers

Beane

Thursday / August 29, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Brennan Hepler, a Pennsylvania native, moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music in 2015 and has lived there since. A self-described soul singer-songwriter, Beane tackles his artistry head-on, including design, promotion, and management.

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.

CANCELED: Máximo Abraham

Thursday / June 20, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled due to the weather. It may be rescheduled to a later date.
Máximo Abraham, seeks to keep the fire of Argentinian rock alive through his own compositions as well as a few tribute songs to his idols.

Admission: Free

Faride

Thursday / June 13, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Faride is a singer-songwriter from the Dominican Republic who bases her music on melodies and rhythms from R&B, pop, and soul, fusing electronic pop with her Caribbean roots. She attends Berklee College of Music, majoring in music business/management.

Admission: Free

Sheila del Bosque

Thursday / June 6, 2019 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, 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

Dom Jones

Thursday / August 23, 2018 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Dom Jones is an artist, singer-songwriter, MC, poet, author, orator, and vocal producer from Oakland, California.

Admission: Free

Gary Kerkezou Trio

Thursday / August 16, 2018 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Gary Kerkezou is a drummer and violinist currently attending Berklee College of Music.

Admission: Free

Kelly Vargas / BEANE

Thursday / August 9, 2018 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Kelly Vargas is an emerging singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from New York whose styles include acoustic pop, R&B, and soul.

Admission: Free

Sam Robbins

Tuesday / August 7, 2018 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Sam Robbins is a New England–based Americana/country singer-songwriter.

Admission: Free

Nick Ricks

Thursday / August 2, 2018 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Nick Ricks is a classically trained pianist who is an avid composer and songwriter in genres such as R&B, funk, and neo-romantic.

Admission: Free

Danielle Juhre

Thursday / July 26, 2018 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Neo-soul/pop/R&B artist Danielle Juhre, who records simply as Danielle, is an award-winning soul and pop artist from Chicago, Illinois.

Admission: Free

SoulFood

Thursday / July 19, 2018 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

SoulFood is a Boston, Massachusetts–based collective started at Berklee College of Music and founded on the philosophy of Ubuntu.

Admission: Free

Yanina

Thursday / July 12, 2018 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Yanina is a sultry and soulful singer-songwriter and music business major from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her influences include Lauryn Hill, Lalah Hathaway, Esperanza Spalding, Beyoncé, and Lianne La Havas.

Admission: Free

Harry Jay

Thursday / July 5, 2018 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Harry Jay is an R&B/funk/hip-hop artist and Berklee College of Music student from Washington, D.C.

Admission: Free

Kelly Vargas / BEANE

Thursday / June 28, 2018 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Kelly Vargas is an emerging singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from New York whose styles include acoustic pop, R&B, and soul.

Admission: Free