The BPL’s Hosting Free Concerts in the Courtyard—and They’ll Be Livestreamed

Can't make it to Copley? Now you can watch live music from your desk at work.

boston public library courtyard

Photo by Olga Khvan

The Boston Public Library announced today its 2017 Concerts in the Courtyard schedule. The program brings musical acts to the central library’s gorgeous courtyard, where twice a week—Wednesday evenings and Fridays around lunchtime—different performers will put on an hourlong show, gratis.

The performances are free and open to the public, ranging in genre from classical to jazz, world, etc. And this year there’s an added bonus: Now you can catch Concerts in the Courtyard without even going to the library. The BPL will livestream the Friday concerts on their Facebook page.

Here’s the lineup:

JUNE 2017

Friday, June 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Area 9 Quartet

Wednesday, June 7, 6-7 p.m.
Marco Mares

Friday, June 9, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Boston Philharmonic

Wednesday, June 14, 6-7 p.m.
Francesca Crowley

Friday, June 16, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Project Step

Wednesday, June 21, 6-7 p.m.
Maro Maro

Friday, June 23, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Francisco Roldán

Wednesday, June 28, 6-7 p.m.
Aliya Cycon Project

Friday, June 30, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) Intensive Community Program (ICP)


JULY 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 6-7 p.m.
Brandon Diaz

Friday, July 7, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
NorthStar Duo

Wednesday, July 12, 6-7 p.m.
Samuel Batista

Friday, July 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Amaryllis Chamber Ensemble

Wednesday, July 19, 6-7 p.m.
Niu Raza

Friday, July 21, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Joel LaRue Smith

Wednesday, July 26, 6-7 p.m.

Friday, July 28, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Properly Unprepared



Wednesday, August 2, 6-7 p.m.
Harshitha Krishnan

Friday, August 4, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Kenn Morr Band

Wednesday, August 9, 6-7 p.m.
Sleeping Lion

Friday, August 11, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Boston Philharmonic

Wednesday, August 16, 6-7 p.m.
Venezuelan Project

Friday, August 18, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Night Tree

Wednesday, August 23, 6-7 p.m.
Abby Carey

Friday, August 25, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Boston Lyric Opera

Wednesday, August 30, 6-7 p.m.
Amber Olivia Kiner


Free, Wednesdays 6-7 p.m. and Fridays 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the BPL, 700 Boylston St., in the McKim Courtyard, bpl.og.