Summer Concerts at Kendall Plaza

E.g., 2017-06-23
E.g., 2017-06-23

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 Plaza 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)

Lizje Sarria

Thursday / July 6, 2017 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

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

Admission: Free

Mirella Costa

Thursday / July 20, 2017 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Brazilian singer Mirella Costa recorded her first solo CD, Minha Arca, in 2016.  

Admission: Free

Maria Wadman

Thursday / July 27, 2017 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Maria Wadman grew up in the midst of many musical cultures and languages, but nothing has influenced her musical sensibility more than the sound of bossa nova and samba on her father’s guitar. 

Admission: Free

Nicolas Emden

Thursday / August 3, 2017 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Nicolás Emden is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and conductor from Osorno, Chile. 

Admission: Free

Joaquina Mertz

Thursday / August 10, 2017 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Joaquina Mertz is a Mexican singer-songwriter who is passionate about performance and the connection between her, the band, and the audience. 

Admission: Free

Joaquina Mertz

Thursday / August 10, 2017 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Joaquina Mertz is a Mexican singer-songwriter who is passionate about performance and the connection between her, the band, and the audience. 

Admission: Free

Mitchell

Thursday / August 17, 2017 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Hailing from Dartmouth, Massachusetts, Mitch is a singer-songwriter whose styles vary from reggae, pop-rock, soul, and funk.

Admission: Free

Naty Hernandez

Thursday / August 24, 2017 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Naty Hernandez, or simply Naty, is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, acoustic and electric bassist native of Medellín, Colombia. 

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.

Olivia Swann

Thursday / June 22, 2017 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Olivia Swann is an emerging singer-songwriter who has created original work with a unique sound as a female R&B/pop artist. 

Admission: Free

Elvin Rodriguez

Thursday / June 15, 2017 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

With a career spanning more than 12 years, Elvin Rodriguez is a guitarist and composer from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 

Admission: Free

MARO

Thursday / June 8, 2017 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

From Lisbon, Portugal, MARO is a singer-songwriter, pianist, and guitarist.

Admission: Free

Elvin Rodriguez

Thursday / August 25, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Elvin Rodriguez, a jazz guitarist and composer, performs. 

Admission: Free

Kathryn Hallberg

Thursday / August 18, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Emotional, evocative, warm, natural, and firmly rooted in Americana with light pop and country stylings: this describes Kathryn Hallberg's music.

Admission: Free

Stephanie James

Thursday / August 11, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Stephanie James is a singer-songwriter from Boston, Massachusetts, who brings the soul and sass of Amy Winehouse and the storytelling of Sara Bareilles in her artistry. 

Admission: Free

Josu Ortiz

Thursday / August 4, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Pianist Josu Ortiz will lead a Latin jazz performance featuring music from his home country of Venezuela.

Admission: Free

Bron Don

Thursday / July 28, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Bron Don is a four-piece powerhouse of vibes fusing rock, reggae, funk, and good times together to keep you groovin' the night away.

Admission: Free

Juan Mejia

Thursday / July 21, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Juan Mejia currently leads his own band featuring talented musicians from all over the world. 

Admission: Free

CANCELED: Daniel Patiño

Thursday / July 14, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled due to the weather.
Daniel Patiño, a singer-songwriter from San José, Costa Rica, performs.

Admission: Free

Idelle

Thursday / July 7, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Singer-songwriter Idelle from San Juan, Puerto Rico, performs.

Admission: Free

Naty Hernandez

Thursday / June 30, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Naty Hernandez is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, acoustic and electric bassist from Medellín, Colombia. 

Admission: Free

Carlos Capacho: Cuatro Venezuelan

Thursday / June 23, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge , MA, 02142, United States

Carlos Capacho, who has developed an impressive musical career on the Venezuelan cuatro, performs. 

Admission: Free