Summer Concerts at Kendall Square

Originally a salt marsh on the Charles River between Boston and Cambridge, Kendall Square is now a growing 10-acre community. Join us this summer for a farmer’s market, food trucks, and Berklee artists performing on Thursdays at lunchtime. (View Map)

Past Events

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

Iris Lune

Thursday / August 27, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

This indie rock outfit creates dreamy, atmospheric pop anthems that set lead singer Ella Joy Meir’s soaring vocals against shimmering, gorgeously textured instrumentals. 

Admission: Free

Grey Season

Thursday / August 20, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Grey Season performs their unique brand of folk music wrapped in rock 'n' roll. 

Admission: Free

The Zahili Gonzalez Zamora Project

Thursday / August 13, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Zahili Gonzalez Zamora's repertoire is a fusion of genres founded in Cuban music while acknowledging current artists such as Michel Petrucciani and Erykah Badu. Her ensemble embodies the new vision of a global music community.

Admission: Free

Beneil and his Reggae Orchestra

Thursday / August 6, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

 Beneil Miller is a young, vibrant musician from the beautiful Cayman Islands. With a blend of roots reggae, jazz, R&B, and many more genres, he creates the perfect stew of what he envisions for reggae music.

Admission: Free

Wambura Mitaru and the Maua

Thursday / July 30, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Wambura Mitaru creates a hybrid sound that combines groovy tunes with catchy lyrics. The Maua (the Swahili word for flowers) is a vibrant group of musicians of African descent who perform a mix of covers and originals that tell of their roots and heritage.

Admission: Free

The Yousif Yaseen Project

Thursday / July 23, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

The Yousif Yaseen Project is an endeavor to take music from multicultural sources, such as jazz, soul, Arabic music, and American folk, and blend it into a sound that is unique and passionate.

Admission: Free

Ripe

Thursday / July 16, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Ripe is a seven-piece pop/funk band that believes with enough passion behind it, music can make the earth shake.

Admission: Free

Mad Satta

Thursday / July 9, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Mad Satta is a soul band with eight members who strive to bring original, positive, and eclectic music to a wide range of listeners.

Admission: Free

Jihye Lee

Thursday / June 25, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Jihye Lee, a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music and a versatile player and composer, performs.

Admission: Free

ChoroBop

Thursday / June 18, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

ChoroBop performs music from their repertoire, which is based on the roots of Brazilian choro with influences from jazz and contemporary music.

Admission: Free

Kathryn Hallberg

Thursday / June 11, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Firmly rooted in Americana with pop and country stylings layered on top, Kathryn Hallberg is an accomplished young songwriter who has distilled her varied influences into a sound that is all her own.

Admission: Free

Kate Diaz

Thursday / June 4, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

A seasoned singer-songwriter with four acoustic albums out at age 18, Kate Diaz performs.

Admission: Free