Best of Boston

2019 Best Music Venue, Outdoor

The Hatch Shell

It’s not summer if you’re not sitting in the grass by the Charles, taking in some tunes at the Hatch Shell. The art deco venue best known for the Pops’ annual Fourth of July extravaganza more than makes good on its mission of bringing classical music to the people, with a free concert series that runs all summer long and a top-notch sound system. All you have to bring is a blanket and a picnic.

47 David G. Mugar Way, Boston, 617-626-1250,