Summer Concerts at Tito Puente Latin Music Series

E.g., 2020-11-28
E.g., 2020-11-28

Taking place Thursdays in July and August at outdoor locations across Boston, the six-concert Tito Puente Latin Music Series—coproduced by Berklee, City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and IBA Boston—presents a soundscape of live Latin music with a strong salsa influence in parks around the city. Performers include Berklee faculty, students, alumni, and world-renowned artists.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Past Events

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

En Talla, Featuring Sheila del Bosque

Thursday / August 15, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
LoPresti Park
33 Sumner Street, East Boston, MA, 02128

With a different sonority and an unusual format, En Talla displays influences from Latin jazz, Afro-Cuban, and traditional Cuban music.

Admission: Free

Alea

Thursday / August 8, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Mission Hill Playground
1545 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02120, United States

Colombian artist Alea is a progressive and pioneering artist whose music arrests you with authenticity and honesty. Alongside brilliant performers such as Sinuhé Padilla-Isunza, Franco Pinna, and Juan Ruiz, she delivers a high-energy performance that traces the musical heritage of many Latin American countries.

Admission: Free

3nity

Thursday / August 1, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
O'Day Park
85 West Newton Street, Boston, MA, 02118, United States

3nity, the first all-female Latin band in Boston, Massachusetts, performs music shaped by three cultures: Latin, American, and African.

Admission: Free

Alex Avear and Mango Blue

Thursday / July 25, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
Mozart Park
10 Mozart Street, Boston, MA, 02130, United States

Alex Alvear and Mango Blue blend an exciting mixture of musical styles to create a refreshing Afro-Latin and world music sound, featuring songs of celebration and social conscience.

Admission: Free

Gilenny Gi with Eric Germàn

Thursday / July 18, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
O'Day Park
85 West Newton Street, Boston, MA, 02118, United States

Gilenny Gi is a veteran Dominican singer and great interpreter of bachata and merengue. She will play with percussionist and band leader Eric Germàn, who has performed with Cheo Feliciano, Andy Montañez, and Ismael Miranda, among others.

Admission: Free

The Mambo Rican Group

Thursday / July 11, 2019 / 7:00 p.m.
O'Day Park
85 West Newton Street, Boston, MA, 02118, United States

The Mambo Rican Group performs music by Tito Puente, La Lupe, Machito, and other notable mambo artists. The band is composed of current and future Latin all-stars, and is directed by Lolivone de la Rosa.

Admission: Free

Lizje Sarria

Thursday / August 9, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
LoPresti Park
Sumner Street, East Boston, MA, 02128, United States

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

Admission: Free

Gregorio Uribe

Thursday / August 2, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Mozart Park
10 Mozart Street, Boston, MA, 02130, United States

Inspired by the rich musical rhythms of his native Colombia, Gregorio Uribe will play a festive blend of cumbia, vallenato, and other Colombian styles. This small ensemble features original music by Uribe and highlights the presence of the accordion.

Admission: Free

Alea

Thursday / July 26, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
Mission Hill Playground
1545 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02120, United States

Colombian artist Alea is a progressive and pioneering artist whose music arrests you with authenticity and honesty. Alongside brilliant performers such as Sinuhé Padilla-Isunza, Franco Pinna, and Juan Ruiz, she delivers a high-energy performance that traces the musical heritage of many Latin American countries.

Admission: Free

Eguie Castrillo y Orquesta Mar del Norte

Thursday / July 19, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
O'Day Park
85 West Newton Street, Boston, MA, 02118, United States

Eguie Castrillo, a Grammy Award winner and percussionist, and his salsa orchestra Mar del Norte will pay tribute to the salsa of the 1970s and 1980s.

Admission: Free

Orquesta El Macabeo

Thursday / July 12, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
O'Day Park
85 West Newton Street, Boston, MA, 02118, United States

A sensation of the current Puerto Rican salsa scene, Orquesta El Macabeo recovers the island’s salsa tradition and updates it with new ideas and the energy of its 11 musicians, who have backgrounds in punk rock, ska, and reggae.

Admission: Free

Zayra Pola 3nity

Thursday / July 5, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
O'Day Park
85 West Newton Street, Boston, MA, 02118, United States

3nity is the first Latin female band based in Boston, Massachusetts. Its unique sound spans three cultures: Latin, American, and African.

Admission: Free

Los Hacheros

Thursday / August 10, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
LoPresti Park
Sumner Street, East Boston, MA, 02128, United States

As part of the Tito Puente Latin Music Series, Los Hacheros revives folkloric styles like son montuno, guaracha, and salsa, and often combines them with bomba, a fiery rhythm from the mountains of Puerto Rico.

Admission: Free

Conjunto Barrio

Thursday / August 3, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
O'Day Park
85 West Newton Street, Boston, MA, 02118, United States

Part of the Tito Puente Latin Music Series, Conjunto Barrio's music plays all over the world and has placed on the top ten best Latin songs charts on different playlists.

Admission: Free

Radio Calle 32

Thursday / July 27, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Mission Hill Playground
1545 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02120, United States

Part of the Tito Puente Latin Music Series, Radio Calle 32 was born at 32nd Street in the heart of Boston during a late-night jam session. 

Admission: Free

Metrobar Project with Mike Ringquist and Marcus Santos

Thursday / July 20, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Mozart Park
10 Mozart Street, Boston, MA, 02130, United States

As part of the Tito Puente Latin Music Series, Mike Ringquist and Marcus Santos of the Metrobar Project are combining their drumming and life experiences in a journey through the language of ethnic hand percussion.

Admission: Free

Zayra Pola

Thursday / July 13, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
O'Day Park
85 West Newton Street, Boston, MA, 02118, United States

Born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Zayra Pola started playing percussion and drums at a very young age. 

Admission: Free

Eric Germán y su Orquesta

Thursday / July 6, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
O'Day Park
85 West Newton Street, Boston, MA, 02118, United States

Eric Germán was born in Massachusetts and from a young age found a deep interest in Latin music, specifically in playing timbal and congas. 

Admission: Free

The Remedy

Thursday / August 11, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
LoPresti Park
Sumner Street, East Boston, MA, 02128

The Remedy performs as part of the Tito Puente Latin Music Series.

Admission: Free

Orquesta Homenaje

Thursday / August 4, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
O'Day Park
85 West Newton Street, Boston, MA, 02118, United States

Orquesta Homenaje performs as part of the Tito Puente Latin Music Series.

Admission: Free

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