Slideshow: Berklee's Summer in the City Brings Free Performances to Boston

By 
Kimberly Ashton
August 25, 2016
Shirhan Agabeyli, of Azerbaijan, plays the bass at the Boston Public Library on July 27.
Pianist Nikko Ielasi, of Italy, performs during lunchtime at Brewer Plaza on the Boston Common in June.
Chicagoan singer-songwriter Sloane Skylar performs at The Street, in Chestnut Hill, on June 12.
The Dingo Babies perform its unique style of power pop at Charlestown Navy Yard on July 28.
Singer-songwriter Jose Soto, of Guatemala, performs in June 2016 on Summer Street.
Zahili Gonzalez Zamora plays keys for Rodolfo Arteaga at the Boston Public Library on June 1.
Cellist and singer-songwriter Rodolfo Arteaga, of Venezuela, performs at the Boston Public Library on June 1.
RickExpress takes the stage at the Institute of Contemporary Art, on Boston's waterfront, on July 21.
Orquesta Homenaje performs at O'Day Park on August 4, as part of the Tito Puente Latin Music Series.
Salsa dancers spin to the sounds of Orquesta Homenaje, who performed at O'Day Park in Boston on August 4, as part of the Tito Puente Latin Music Series.
Collin Idzikowski
Ana Penaranda
Ana Penaranda
Collin Idzikowski
George Crotty
George Crotty
George Crotty
Nicole Dillman
Collin Idzikowski
Collin Idzikowski

All summer long, and well past Labor Day, Berklee students liven up parks, plazas, and piers around town with free performances as part of the Summer in the City series. Now in its 11th year, the series begins in May and ends with the biggest block party in Boston, the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival, in late September. Over the years, around 2,000 students—including performers, engineers, producers, and photographers—have lended their talents to the series, producing family-friendly shows in nearly every genre, with expert musicianship. 

Each year since its inception in 2005, the series has grown to include more acts at more locations. This summer, performers appeared at 32 venues in the Greater Boston area. There's been R&B on the Harbor Islands and salsa in the South End, piano on the Boston Common and soul at the ICA. As summer enters its final month, we collected a few images that capture the essence of Summer in the City.