Summer Concerts at Wakefield Library

E.g., 2017-06-24
E.g., 2017-06-24

Berklee artists perform at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday evenings in this architectural gem of a library in Wakefield. Established in 1856, the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library is an excellent venue for taking in live music. (View map.)

SHAH

Thursday / June 29, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880, United States

SHAH's music is an undiscovered eclectic collection of soul, folk, disco, R&B, and cinematic orchestral style. 

Admission: Free

Marco Mares

Thursday / July 6, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880, United States

From Mexico City, Marco Mares is a singer-songwriter who’s trying to break the pre-established roads and search for new ways to create fresh and honest pop.

Admission: Free

Alexis Newman

Thursday / July 13, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880, United States

Alexis Newman is a singer-songwriter and performer who has opened for numerous artists such as Brian McKnight with the Divas as well as Aloe Blacc, Bilal, and Chris Turner with the Neo-Soul Ensemble during a Marvin Gaye tribute. 

Admission: Free

Han Beyli Project

Thursday / July 20, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880, United States

Born and raised in Ukraine and heavily influenced by his Azerbaijani heritage, Han Beyli's eclectic background and influences have merged to create a listening experience that is one of a kind.

Admission: Free

Xenia Karungu

Thursday / July 27, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880, United States

Xenia Karungu is a Kenyan-born singer-songwriter and vocal arranger majoring in music business/management at Berklee College of Music. 

Admission: Free

Stephanie James

Thursday / August 3, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880, United States

Stephanie James, a pop and soul singer-songwriter, uses her powerful vocals and poignant lyrics to inspire and unite her audiences.

Admission: Free

Gerson Eguiguren

Thursday / August 10, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880, United States

Hailing from Ecuador, singer Gerson Eguiguren is also a violinist, violist, and pianist who has performed alongside recognized figures around the globe. 

Admission: Free

Gordon Neidinger

Thursday / August 17, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880, United States

Gordon Neidinger is a mandolinist, composer, and producer hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, now living in Brooklyn, New York. 

Admission: Free

Samuel Batista

Thursday / August 24, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880, United States

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

Admission: Free

Niu Raza

Thursday / August 31, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880, 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

Past Events

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

MARO

Thursday / June 22, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880, United States

MARO is a singer-songwriter, pianist, and guitarist from Lisbon, Portugal.

Admission: Free

Olivia Swann

Thursday / June 15, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880, United States

Olivia Swann is an emerging singer-songwriter who has created original work with a unique sound as a female R&B/pop artist. 

Admission: Free

Ethan Setiawan

Thursday / June 8, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880, United States

Music can take on many faces, and for the Indiana-born, Boston-based musician and mandolinist Ethan Setiawan, that face is creative collaboration with others.

Admission: Free

Aliya Cycon Project

Thursday / June 1, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880, United States

Aliya Cycon Project blends Cycon’s soulful compositions with characteristics of traditional Arabic music to create an unforgettable East-meets-West experience.

Admission: Free

Naty Hernandez

Thursday / August 25, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880, United States

Naty Hernandez is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, acoustic and electric bassist from Medellín, Colombia.

Admission: Free

a l e a

Thursday / August 18, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880, United States

a l e a is the stage name of Maria Alejandra Jimenez '16, a singer-songwriter from Barrancas, La Guajira, Colombia.

Admission: Free

MIXCLA

Thursday / August 11, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880, 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

Alex Madeline Quartet

Thursday / August 4, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880, United States

Alexandre Madeline's jazz quartet performs their music, which is always full of surprises.

Admission: Free

Pia Salvia

Thursday / July 28, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880, United States

Pia Salvia, a harpist and singer raised in Belgium, performs.

Admission: Free

Dashina

Thursday / July 21, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880, United States

Dashina is a world music vocal trio comprising Inna Dudukina, Dana Protsenko, and Harshitha Krishnan. Each vocalist has her own unique style of singing, ranging from the genres of Balkan to jazz.

Admission: Free

Jacob McCaslin

Thursday / July 14, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880, United States

Award-winning vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jacob McCaslin performs as part of the Berklee Summer in the City series.

Admission: Free

Samuel Batista

Thursday / July 7, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880, United States

The first musician in his family, Samuel Batista, an alto saxophone player born in Panama City, Panama, currently works as a bandleader of the Third Land Quintet.

Admission: Free

Nasty Tango Duo

Thursday / June 30, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA, 01880, United States

Nacho González of Uruguay and Naseem Alatrash of Palestine created this tango duo during their studies at Berklee, combining the tradition of tango with the innovation of Middle Eastern flavors.

Admission: Free