Summer 2016 Events at MFA Boston

Special programs and series include Concerts in the Courtyard, City Talks, and more.

Photo by Alex Lau

Photo by Alex Lau

Summer entertainment season is upon us, and you know the Museum of Fine Arts Boston has more than a few fun activities planned.

Most notably, their popular Concerts in the Courtyard series will return in July and August for nine weeks of lively music in the MFA’s beautiful Calderwood Courtyard. Each Wednesday night, the lush green courtyard will open its doors for a summer concert from different performers. Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended, but note that larger bags, chairs, and coolers are not allowed. You can also order food and drink from the museum’s Courtyard menu to enjoy the concert picnic-style. Pro tip: Upgrade to Bravo Restaurant terrace seating to dine al fresco while watching the concert from above.

Concerts in the Courtyard at the MFA
$24-$60, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Hot Club of Cowtown

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Walter Martin

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Martha Redbone Roots Project

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Patty Larkin

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Edwin Pabon Orchestra

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Donny McCaslin Group

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

In addition to Concerts in the Courtyard, the MFA will continue its City Talks series this summer through June, one-hour talks on select Wednesdays led by thinkers, activists, city officials, and artists on topics related to the museum’s current exhibit, Megacities Asia.

City Talks
Free, 7-8 p.m.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Wednesday, June 10, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

And finally, mark your calendar for free days/free nights coming at the MFA this summer. May 30 is the MFA’s annual Memorial Day Open House, their “Free Fun Friday” will be on July 8, and on June 15, the museum will once again host Juneteenth to celebrate the end of slavery. Admission will be free 4-10 p.m.

MFA Boston, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, 617-267-9300,



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