Summer Concerts at Kendall Square

E.g., 2018-06-25
E.g., 2018-06-25

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)

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

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

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

Mayah Dyson

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

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

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

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

Brianna Nelson

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

Brianna Nelson is a folk/pop artist who has been writing and performing music since 2012.

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

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

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

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

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

Past Events

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

Mayah Dyson

Thursday / August 31, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

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

Naïka

Thursday / August 24, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Naïka is a singer-songwriter who developed an interest in music from an early age while living and traveling internationally with her family. The influences of European, African, and Caribbean cultures have shaped her both musically and individually. 

Admission: Free

Niu Raza

Thursday / August 10, 2017 / 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

Mais 55

Thursday / August 3, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Mais 55 comprises students or recent grads of Berklee College of Music from Brazil. Its mission is to spread love for Brazilian music and promote Brazilian culture. 

Admission: Free

Lizje Sarria

Thursday / July 27, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

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

Admission: Free

Sleeping Lion

Thursday / July 20, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

Boston-based electronic duo Sleeping Lion, Nate Flacks and Noah Longworth McGuire, produces dreamy, down-tempo indie-electronica with mellow vibes, layers of synth, soulful vocals, and a bit of falsetto.

Admission: Free

The Ladles

Thursday / July 13, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

The Ladles have three-part female harmony perfected, but their sound is more than that. They blend swing, old-time, neo-soul, and contemporary choral music into a sound all their own. 

Admission: Free

Samuel Batista

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

Panamanian saxophonist Samuel Batista, a recent alumnus, is in the process of recording his first album, Voices of Freedom.

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

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

MIXCLA

Friday / June 9, 2017 / 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

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

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