Summer Concerts at Kendall Square

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

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 Tuesdays at lunchtime. (View Map)

Beane

Beane

Tuesday / June 4, 2019 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, 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. Hepler developed the persona Beane to publish his music and other creative endeavors.

Admission: Free

Hannah Siglin

Tuesday / June 11, 2019 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Hannah Siglin is a singer-songwriter and guitarist. 

Admission: Free

Mestiza

Tuesday / June 18, 2019 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Mestiza is a female group specializing in a fusion of flamenco, Latin, and jazz genres, with an extended repertoire of covers and originals. 

Admission: Free

Martín Guas

Tuesday / June 25, 2019 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Argentinian multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Martín Guas presents original music that combines influences from genres throughout the world.

Admission: Free

Stacey Kelleher

Tuesday / July 9, 2019 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Stacey Kelleher is an indie-pop singer-songwriter who is unafraid to say what she wants in her music. Blending electronic elements reminiscent of Dua Lipa and Halsey with acoustic guitars similar to those of Fleetwood Mac and Joni Mitchell, Kelleher fuses genres to create her own unique sound.

Admission: Free

Tyson Jackson

Tuesday / July 16, 2019 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Tyson Jackson first discovered his love of music at age 3 in his hometown of West Palm Beach, Florida, and has studied with world-renowned artists including Ron Blake, Nona Hendryx, and Terri Lyne Carrington. 

Admission: Free

Anastassiya Petrova

Tuesday / July 23, 2019 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Anastassiya Petrova is a jazz pianist and organist from Kazakhstan and a participant in many international festivals.

Admission: Free

Sheila del Bosque

Tuesday / July 30, 2019 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, 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

John Michael Bradford

Tuesday / August 6, 2019 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

John Michael Bradford presents a showcase of jazz and funk music, as well as original compositions and arrangements. Like so many before him, his passion for music was sculpted by the spirit, sounds, and fate of New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Admission: Free

Sophia Gripari

Tuesday / August 13, 2019 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Sophia Gripari, a native of London, is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in the United States. She focuses primarily on her voice, songwriting, guitar playing, and electronic digital instrument skills.

Admission: Free

Fryderyk Hoang Dong

Tuesday / August 20, 2019 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Fryderyk Hoang Dong, born in Poland to Vietnamese parents, began studying classical music at age 6. Majoring in piano performance at Berklee College of Music, he is working on an original repertoire that draws from jazz, soul, fusion, and minimal music.

Admission: Free

Mar Fayos

Tuesday / August 27, 2019 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Mar Fayos is a jazz singer from Barcelona, Spain. She performs jazz-fusion music with Latin, Mediterranean, and soul influences. For this performance, she will present a new formation, her quartet, and will offer a special repertoire designed for this performance.

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 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, 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

Havier Roller

Thursday / August 23, 2018 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Havier Roller is an up-and-coming performer who was a featured vocalist in the Berklee Bruno Mars Tribute concert. 

Admission: Free

Rina Yamazaki

Thursday / August 16, 2018 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Rina Yamazaki is a jazz piano player from Japan who is studying at Berklee College of Music.

Admission: Free

MIXCLA

Thursday / August 9, 2018 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, 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

Niu Raza

Thursday / August 2, 2018 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, 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

CANCELED: Brianna Nelson

Thursday / July 26, 2018 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled due to the weather.
Brianna Nelson is a folk/pop artist who has been writing and performing music since 2012.

Admission: Free

Tyson Jackson

Thursday / July 19, 2018 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Tyson Jackson first discovered his love of music at age 3 in his hometown of West Palm Beach, Florida.

Admission: Free

D-Mills

Thursday / July 12, 2018 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

D-Mills a vocalist, musician, songwriter, producer, and performing artist from Omaha, Nebraska.

Admission: Free

CANCELED: Mayah Dyson

Thursday / June 28, 2018 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled due to the weather.
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

Maria Vertiz

Thursday / June 21, 2018 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Hailing from Mexico City, Mexico, Maria Vertiz is a composer, producer, songwriter, and arranger who creates music filled with ethnic sounds, atmospheric ideas, and structural concepts from different eras.

Admission: Free

Anastassiya Petrova

Thursday / June 14, 2018 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Anastassiya Petrova is a jazz pianist/organist from Kazakhstan and a participant in many international festivals (Italy, Bulgaria, Russia, and United States). Her influences include contemporary jazz pianists Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Brad Mehldau.

Admission: Free

Brooks Robertson

Thursday / June 7, 2018 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Fingerstyle guitarist Brooks Robertson doesn’t need much more than two thumbs, eight fingers, and six strings on a wooden box to carry listeners away. He utilizes superb technical ability to play bass, rhythm, and melody simultaneously and surpass the borders of conventional genres.

Admission: Free