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    Italian Night

    Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade, Boston

    August 5, 2015

    The Golden Age of Italian opera is about passion writ large. Its music now occupies a central place on the concert stages of the world. The thrilling voices of two stars of American opera join a coalition of outstanding Boston-area choruses. One of Fellini’s greatest films luxuriates in the festive and lyrical music of Nino Rota—who later composed music for The Godfather.
    Barbara Shirvis, soprano ...more


    Patty Larkin

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    August 5, 2015

    “Patty Larkin is one of the most gifted performers in music today. A remarkable guitarist, an imaginative and versatile vocalist, Larkin turns in a riveting...more

    The Greenway Sessions: Nicolas Castaneda

    Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    August 5, 2015

    The Nicolás Castañeda Group is a musical project based on contemporary Colombian music. With traditional Colombian music as the structural foundation and with the influence...more

    Revels Boston Harbor Cruise & Sing II

    Presented by Revels

    August 5, 2015

    This summer join us on a 2-hour sunset cruise around beautiful Boston Harbor.  We'll sing sea chanteys and more while enjoying a cool ocean breeze and fabulous vistas. Revels music...more

    Steve Kimock & Friends

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    August 6, 2015

    NEW YORK, NY (June, 2015) – Fresh off a triumphant residency at Sweetwater Music Hall in the San Francisco Bay Area and following his Tribute to Jerry Garcia tour in the east, Steve Kimock, with...more

    Tito Puente Latin Music Series 2015

    Presented by Berklee College of Music

    July 2 - August 6, 2015

    The Tito Puente Latin Music Series takes place in July and August at outdoor locations across Boston. The six-concert Tito Puente Latin Music Series returns to Boston parks on Thursdays in July...more

    Nemes / Deal Casino / The Whiskey Boys / Jeremiah Tall

    Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939, Boston

    August 6, 2015

    Nemes has made its mark on the Boston music scene by playing everywhere from subway stations to rock venues across the city. Led by dual frontmen, this literal band of brothers has worked its way...more

    PorchfestFEST

    Presented by The Lawn on D at The Lawn on D, Boston

    August 8, 2015

    Porchfests encourage community musicians to get together and perform on their front porches for one day a year. The Lawn on D Porchfest will feature Boston-based musicians in one fantastic day of...more

    Zaid Tabani / Woolf

    Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939, Boston

    August 8, 2015

    Originally from Southern California, Zaid Tabani's career was heavily bolstered by the boom of the internet and the ensuing collapse of the music industry's walls. Free to...more

    Soundscapes

    Presented by Isles Arts Initiative at Spectacle Island , Boston

    August 8, 2015

    Explore Spectacle Island with your ears and discover musical performances set atop the tallest point in the Harbor Islands, and alongside sandy beaches. Soundscapes brings...more

    GospelFest 2015

    at City Hall Plaza, Boston

    August 9, 2015

    Free and open to the public, GospelFest attracts more than 15,000 people a year with soulful tunes from esteemed gospel musicians. This year's headliner Erica Campbell will be joined by Anointed...more

    Dom Flemons

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    August 12, 2015

    Returning from a sold-out performance in 2014, Dom Flemons presents an evening of American folk and roots music that is “timely and timeless” (NPR).


    Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series

    Presented by Boston Parks and Recreation Department at City Hall Plaza, Boston

    July 15 - August 12, 2015

    Now celebrating 43 years as Boston’s longest running outdoor concert series, these performances feature exciting, non-stop entertainment for music lovers of all ages. Presented by Mayor Martin...more

    Harborwalk: Sounds Zahili Gonzalez Zamora Project

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    August 13, 2015

    Funk, soul, jazz improvisation, and the traditions of Cuban music are the sparkplugs that drive the Zahili Gonzaleez Zamora Project. Zahili Gonzalez Zamora, trained at Havana’s National...more

    Vic Mensa

    Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall, Boston

    August 13, 2015

    Vic Mensa is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois, United States. His style is broad and cross referential. At times his music embraces a carefree, humorous and even upbeat nature, while some...more

    Radio 92.9 Copley Concert Series: Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

    Presented by Radio 92.9 at Copley Square, Boston

    August 13, 2015

    A summer tradition, Radio 92.9 Copley Square Concert Series presents Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness. Former vocalist for Jack’s Mannequin, Andrew McMahon is now writing solo material and...more

    Wavelengths: Lucius / Lisa Hannigan + Aaron Dessner

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    August 14, 2015

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    Skinny Pigeons

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Lawn on D, Boston

    August 14, 2015

    Two birdbrained young rapscallions from across the United States congregate in Boston to form a fusion of noisy punk rock, gypsy jazz, and funk stylings that could only be summed up by one...more

    David Benoit featuring Jane Monheit: 2 In Love

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    August 14 - August 15, 2015

    With Lincoln Goines on bass and Rick Montalbano on drums

    For three decades, the Grammy-nominated pianist/composer/arranger David Benoit has reigned supreme as one the founding fathers...more

    OMG Music Fest 2015

    Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939, Boston

    August 15, 2015

    OMG Music Fest is a concert where many talented artists join together to perform and share their passion for music with young people around the country. At the concerts, fans are given the chance...more

    Summer Sings

    Presented by Chorus pro Musica at Old South Church in Boston, Boston

    August 10 - August 17, 2015

    Join us this summer at our popular series of summer sings, led by Music Director Jamie Kirsch. Rehearse a great work of choral literature, have a little snack, and then we take it from the top. We...more

    Aurelio

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    August 19, 2015

    In a richly resonant voice and soulful songs, Aurelio celebrates Garifuna traditions with subtle innovation.


    The Greenway Sessions: Marina Maiztegui

    Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    August 19, 2015

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    The Greenway Sessions

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    June 17 - August 19, 2015

    The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a mile and a half of organically maintained public parks spread throughout the heart of downtown Boston. The parks opened to the public in 2008 after the completion of...more

    Drums Along the Charles

    Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade, Boston

    August 19, 2015

    The Esplanade resounds with rhythms and dances of many ages and cultures. The Swordfishers features replicas of ancient stone instruments fashioned by a New England culture that thrived thousands...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Grey Season

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    August 20, 2015

    Returning performer Grey Season produced their first full-length LP in 2014 with Grammy-winning engineer Justin Guip at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY, and one would be hard-pressed...more

    Radio 92.9 Copley Concert Series: X Ambassadors

    Presented by Radio 92.9 at Copley Square, Boston

    August 20, 2015

    A summer tradition, Radio 92.9 Copley Square Concert Series presents X Ambassadors. Brooklyn-based alt-rock ensemble X Ambassadors make passionate, dark and literate music that mixes acoustic,...more

    Justin Hayward

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    August 21, 2015

    Hayward will be performing at The Wilbur Theatre with his trio, which includes show opener and English guitar sensation Mike Dawes along with vocalist Julie Ragins.

    As lead vocalist,...more

    Wavelengths: Mykki Blanco

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    August 21, 2015

    Mykki Blanco is a genre-blending, gender-bending rapper known to feature spoken word by original riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna. With a punk hip-hop act that merges electronic music, rap, noise,...more

    Bobby Caldwell: After Dark

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    August 21 - August 22, 2015

    From blue-eyed soul to pop, R&B to standards, singer/songwriter Bobby Caldwell is truly one of the most respected members of the music industry. As a singer, he has a...more

    De Temps Antan

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    August 26, 2015

    Rejoice in vibrant Francophone culture with the toe-tapping trio of Québécois folk music masters. Ilana Katz Katz opens the evening with her...more

    Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company present: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Boston Landmarks Orchestra at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade, Boston

    August 26, 2015

    Stage and musical stars of Boston collaborate in the most celebrated of all musical scores written for a classic play. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the most renowned, the most successful, and...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Iris Lune

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    August 27, 2015

    Blog Allston Pudding described the otherworldly indie-rock band Iris Lune as “a change of pace in Boston rock, and a sound that’s worthy of your attention.” Lead singer Ella Joy...more

    Concerts in the Courtyard

    Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston

    June 3 - August 28, 2015

    The courtyard of the Central Library in Copley Square, one of Boston's most beautiful spaces, will be filled with music during these free, one-hour concerts on Wednesday evening and Friday...more

    The Colonnade

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Lawn on D, Boston

    August 28, 2015

    The Colonnade is four relatively sad boys making jangly indie rock out of Boston since the summer of 2014. Infectious hooks and dreamy, sparkling guitars pulled from a Californian surf-rock...more

    Wavelengths: Kingdom

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    August 28, 2015

    Brooklyn-born, Los Angeles–based DJ, producer, and label CEO Kingdom (a.k.a. Ezra Rubin) has been climbing the electronic music ranks with futuristic hybrids that merge mainstream and...more

    The Manhattan Transfer

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    August 27 - August 28, 2015

    Featuring Cheryl Bentyne, Trist Curless, Alan Paul, and Janis Siegel

    "When it comes to vocal power, The Manhattan Transfer set the bar. Soprano, alto, tenor and bass come together to...more

    The Golden Girls Live!: A Drag Parody

    Presented by Peter Mac, LLC at Club Cafe, Boston

    June 5 - August 29, 2015

    It's a loving drag parody tribute to your favorite sitcom senior citizens featuring everybody's favorite geriatric mother/daughter duo and the ditzy blonde and the southern sexy one. Picture It:...more

    Judy Garland Live!

    Presented by Peter Mac, LLC at Club Cafe, Boston

    June 6 - August 29, 2015

    Judy Garland Lives! :A Concert Tribute In Boston starring Peter Mac

    With June 2015 marking the 93rd birthday of Judy Garland, it feels entirely appropriate to rediscover the music...more

    Passim Presents: FREE Summer Concert Series in Kendall Square

    Presented by Club Passim at Kendall Square, Boston

    June 9 - September 1, 2015

    Come to a free concert at Kendall Center every Tuesday from 12-1 pm for 13 weeks in June, July & August!

    Presented by Passim and Boston...more

    Boston Choral Ensemble Open Rehearsal and Auditions

    Presented by Boston Choral Ensemble at Old South Church in Boston, Boston

    September 1 - September 2, 2015

    Boston Choral Ensemble has a few vacancies in each voice part for the 2015/16 season and we will be holding auditions as follows:

    Tuesday, September 1st – Open Rehearsal and...more

    National Theatre Live: Everyman

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, Boston

    September 4 - September 6, 2015

    Everyman is successful, popular and riding high, but when Death comes calling he is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to...more

    Say Lou Lou at the Brighton Music Hall

    Presented by Fenway Recordings at Brighton Music Hall, Boston

    September 11, 2015

    As part of Fenway Recordings Sessions, Say Lou Lou will be headlining at the Brighton Music Hall. 


    Bulgarian Fantasy

    Presented by Freisinger Chamber Orchestra at Old South Church in Boston, Boston

    September 13, 2015

    Marin Goleminov: Five Sketches for String Orchestra (1952)
    Children's Game
    Harvest 
    Dance 
    Story 
    Round
    Written in Sofia by one of Bulgaria's...more

    Circles VI: Connections

    Presented by Unyted Stylz Productions at Boston University Dance Theater, Boston

    September 19, 2015

    Come see Unyted Stylz Productions' annual variety show featuring some of Boston's best talent including US Crew, StreetHYpE, Contemporarily Out of Order and for the very first time, Unyted...more

    Ace Frehley

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    September 22, 2015

    Like a shooting star headed toward earth from another solar system, Ace Frehley operates in his own musical galaxy. He’s a musical maverick and iconoclast adored by millions of fans around the...more

    Home Free - Don't It Feel Good

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    September 23, 2015

    When country vocal band Home Free was crowned champion of NBC’s The Sing-Off, their victory was by no means the beginnings of a career for the five country stars from Minnesota… rather it was...more

    Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour

    Presented by Live Nation at TD Garden, Boston

    September 26, 2015

    Along with extraordinary critical acclaim as an artist, songwriter and producer, Madonna's reputation as one of the most successful live performers of all time speaks for itself. Her 2008/2009...more

    Built to Spill at Brighton Music Hall

    Presented by Fenway Recordings at Brighton Music Hall, Boston

    September 29 - October 1, 2015

    As part of the Fenway Recording Sessions, Built to Spill will be performing at the Brighton Music Hall. Alternative legends Built to Spill have helped ticket buyers rock out for more than two...more

    Burton Cummings:

    Presented by AW Productions, LLC at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    October 3, 2015

    Burton Cummings, platinum recording artist and former lead singer-songwriter of The (original) Guess Who, performs his hits "These Eyes," "No Time," "Share the Land," "Stand Tall," and many...more

    Yo La Tengo

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    October 3, 2015

    Fresh off celebrating their 30th anniversary as one of the most beloved and adventurous bands in rock history, Yo La Tengo announce that they will release Stuff Like That There on August 28th via...more

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