Summer Concerts at Kendall Square

E.g., 2016-07-30
E.g., 2016-07-30

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)

Sudacas

Thursday / August 4, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

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

Admission: Free

ChoroBop

Thursday / August 11, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

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

Maddy Myers

Thursday / August 18, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

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

NikKollective

Thursday / August 25, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

NikKollective brings a whole new sound to the music scene: pop meets R&B, rearranged into something totally different by the influences of jazz, funk, neo-soul, and gospel.  

Admission: Free

Niu Raza

Thursday / September 1, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

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

Past Events

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

CANCELED: Selah Poitier

Thursday / July 28, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

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

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

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

Admission: Free

Dashina

Thursday / June 30, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

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

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

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

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

Admission: Free

Max Brandenburg

Thursday / June 2, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

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

Admission: Free

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