Berklee College Announces Series of 300+ Free Concerts

Get ready for its 'Summer in the City' concert series.

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Berklee College is bringing city folks more free music events to look forward to this season. The college is announcing the start of its ‘Summer in the City’ free concert series, including over 300 outdoor music performances throughout Boston and beyond.

‘Summer in the City’—not to be confused with Boston Harbor Hotel’s ‘Summer in the City’ entertainment series—will feature programs of pop, rock, jazz, world, electronic, and more presented solely by the students of Berklee. The concerts will take place at a wide variety of locations around the Boston area including the ICA, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and the Lawn on D, and also neighborhood spots in Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, East Boston, and more.

The series will conclude on September 26 with an enormous (and free!) Beantown Jazz Festival, one of the city’s biggest summer blow outs. The 15th annual festival, spanning through six-block area on the Roxbury and South End border, will include three stages of live performances, activities, crafts, food, and more.

Below, check out a schedule of the concert series, organized by venue.

Atlantic Wharf: Thursdays at 12:00 p.m., June 11 through July 30
Boston Public Library: Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m., June 3 through August 26
Brewer Fountain Plaza @ Boston Common: Weekdays at 12:00 p.m. with an additional 5:00 p.m. show on Thursdays, presently through October 2
Carson Beach: Saturdays at 2:00 p.m., August 1 through August 22
Charlestown Navy Yard: Fridays at 6:00 p.m., July 3 through July 31
Club Passim: Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., June 25 through September 10
Georges Island: Saturdays at 2:00 p.m., July 4 through August 29
Harvard Longwood Campus: Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m., July 8 through August 26
Highland Park: Jazz at the Fort will take place on August 2 at 5:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art: Thursdays at 6:00 p.m., July 9 through August 27
Kendall Plaza: Thursdays at 5:00 p.m., June 4 through August 20
Kendall Square: Thursdays at 12:00 p.m., June 4 through August 27
Lawn on D: Fridays at 12:00 p.m., May 22 through October 9
Longfellow House: Sundays at 3:00 p.m., June 21 through August 2
Prudential Center: Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m., June 2 through July 28
Ramler Park: ‘Swingin’ in the Fens’ takes place on July 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Regattabar Courtyard: Days and times vary, May 14 through August 31
Rose Kennedy Greenway: Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m., June 17 through August 19
Salem Jazz and Soul Festival (Salem, MA): August 15, 5:00 p.m.
Sam Adams Park (in partnership with the City of Boston): Fridays at 12:00 p.m., July 10 through July 31
Sparrow Park: Wednesday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Spectacle Island: Sundays at 1:00 p.m., June 28 through September 6
The Street (Chestnut Hill, MA): Sundays at 12:00 p.m., June 7 through September 13
Summer Street: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 p.m., May 7 through August 27
Tito Puente Latin Music Series (locations vary): Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., July 2 through August 6
Wakefield Library (Wakefield, MA): Thursdays at 6:00 p.m., June 4 through August 27

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