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Boston Calling Block Parties Return to the Greenway This Thursday

The Gallerist, Bourbon Chasers, and DJ Frank White will all be performing at Dewey Square Park this summer. A cash bar will also be open at the outdoor events, which last until September 13.


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The Dewey Square gateway to the Greenway. / Photo by Olga Khvan

You work hard, Boston, and you shouldn’t have to wait until Friday to have a good time.

Thursdays are for more than throwbacks this summer, as Boston Calling’s weekly block party series returns to the Greenway. The free, outdoor events will take place at Dewey Square Park every Thursday from May 10 through September 13, featuring live music from local acts and a spread of beers and wines, according to a press release. 

The lineup kicks off with The Gallerist, Bourbon Chasers, and DJ Frank White. Revelers who are 21 or older will have access to an on-site cash bar stocked with everything from Two Hats Lime and Blue Moon Belgian White to Henry’s Hard Sparkling Water and Barefoot Rosé.

The block parties are put on in conjunction with Boston Calling, which will be headlined this year by Eminem, The Killers, and Jack White. Khalid, “Pod Save America,” Natalie Portman, and a slew of others will also perform during the three-day festival, which takes place from May 25 to May 27. 

Here’s a complete list of who’s on tap for the block parties this summer, though the schedule may change as more acts are added. 

May 10: The Gallerist

May 17: Bourbon Chasers

May 24: DJ Frank White

May 31: Nonplussed

June 7: The Almighty Duck

June 14: Rob Pagnano

June 21: Nonplussed

June 28: Absolute Gentleman

July 5: DJ Frank White

July 12: Rob Pagnano

July 19: East Coast Soul

July 26: Hi8us

August 2: These Wild Plains

August 9: The Whiskey Barrel Band

August 16: Giant Foot

August 23: Sudden Relic

August 30: East Coast Soul