Summer Concerts at Kendall Square

E.g., 2017-06-30
E.g., 2017-06-30

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)

Kathleen Parks

Thursday / June 1, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Fiddle player Kathleen Parks' sound incorporates influences from writers such as Harry Nilsson, Paul McCartney, and Paul Simon. 

Admission: Free

Elliot Taylor

Thursday / June 8, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Elliot Taylor's sound is unrefined, soulful, and genuine. 

Admission: Free

Phöenix Lazare / Hound

Thursday / June 15, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Phöenix Lazare is a 21-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter. Her work reflects upon her surroundings, inspired by human experience and emotion. Hound’s music is a spirited nod to folk and Americana roots with funky grooves and melodies. 

Admission: Free

Maria Wadman

Thursday / June 22, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Maria Wadman's love of Brazilian samba, bossa nova, and Cuban son and bolero began when she was young, growing up listening to her father play the melodies and rhythms on his classical guitar. 

Admission: Free

Samuel Batista Quartet

Thursday / June 29, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Samuel Batista is currently working as a bandleader with Papuna Sharikadze (piano), James Dale (bass), and Eviatar Slivnik (drums). They are performing around the Greater Boston area and are in the process of recording their first album, Voices of Freedom

 

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.

Niu Raza

Thursday / September 1, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Hailing from Madagascar, singer-songwriter Niu Raza has performed with the likes of Nigerian record producer, singer-songwriter, and musician Don Jazzy as well as Grammy winner Hugh Masekela. 

Admission: Free

Niya Norwood

Thursday / August 25, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Niya Norwood's influences include artists such as Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson, Prince, Lisa Fischer, Brandy, Justin Timberlake, and so many more.

Admission: Free

Maddy Myers

Thursday / August 18, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Reminiscent of the dreamy soundscapes heard in Beach House, Maddy Myers's music is tender but capable of unleashing energy in the tradition of artists such as Jack White and the National. 

Admission: Free

ChoroBop

Thursday / August 11, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

ChoroBop is a trio that brings you the liveliness and lyricism of Brazilian choro music with a toque of bebop and contemporary music. They will be joined by vocalists from Mais Cinco Cinco, an independent group formed by Brazilian students at Berklee.

Admission: Free

Sudacas

Thursday / August 4, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Sudacas, a group founded by Marianella Rojas (voice and percussion) and Esther Rojas (bass), performs as a quintet.

Admission: Free

CANCELED: Selah Poitier

Thursday / July 28, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
Multitalented Bahamian bassist and singer Selah Poitier '15 performs.

Admission: Free

RickExpress

Thursday / July 21, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Singer-songwriter RickExpress performs in his unique style with an eccentric flavor.

Admission: Free

noé

Thursday / July 14, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Parisian-born noé plays indie-electronic sounds and thought-provoking music.

Admission: Free

Dashina

Thursday / June 30, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Dashina, a world music vocal trio comprising Inna Dudukina, Dana Protsenko, and Harshitha Krishnan, performs. 

Admission: Free

MIXCLA

Thursday / June 23, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Led by composer, pianist, and singer Zahili Gonzalez Zamora with Gerson Esteban Lazo Quiroga on bass and backing vocals and Takafumi Nikaido on percussion, MIXCLA performs, giving the audience a one-of-a-kind musical experience.

Admission: Free

Maddie Jay and the pH Collective

Thursday / June 16, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Maddie Jay and the pH Collective bring to the table a unique blend of acid jazz, old-school beats, and psychedelic girl rap. 

Admission: Free

Kaeli Earle

Thursday / June 9, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Kaeli Earle, a bassist and vocalist from Bellingham, Washington, performs. 

Admission: Free

Max Brandenburg

Thursday / June 2, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Max Brandenburg, a classically trained pianist and singer-songwriter, performs his original music. 

Admission: Free