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    3rd Annual Boston Summer Arts Weekend

    Presented by Boston Globe, WGBH and Citizens Bank at Copley Square

    July 26 - July 27, 2014

    The Boston Globe, WGBH and Citizens Bank are teaming up again to host the 3rd annual Boston Summer Arts Weekend. Grammy-Award winners Los Lobos, Arturo Sandoval and Ricky Staggs and Kentucky Thunder will headline the festival, designed to celebrate and promote Boston’s arts ...more


    The Makanda Project Summer Concert

    Presented by Roxbury Action Program at Roxbury Heritage State Park/DCR

    July 26, 2014

    The Makanda Project begins its annual series of summer concerts in Roxbury Heritage State Park.  The group will perform selections from its large repertoire of previously unrecorded Makanda...more

    VISHNO / The Luxury / Jamie Alimorad

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Red Room at Cafe 939

    July 26, 2014

    The charismatic vocalist and guitarist VISHNO brings his electronic dance music to the stage. VISHNO has worked for Michael Jackson, Usher, Alicia Keys, Destiny’s Child (Beyonce), and fuses...more

    Berklee Summer Concerts at Georges Island

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Georges Island

    July 26, 2014

    Berklee College of Music, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, and the Boston Harbor National Park join forces to bring up-and-coming Berklee students and alumni to Fort Warren on Georges Island for...more

    The Bartered Bride

    Presented by Boston Midsummer Opera at Tsai Performance Center

    July 23 - July 27, 2014

    With hidden identities, secret bargains, and a dancing bear, can love possibly find its way?

    Join Boston Midsummer Opera for Smentana's comic masterpiece whose infectious tunes,...more

    Summer Sundays in the Park: Jamaica Pond

    Presented by Emerald Necklace Conservancy at Jamaica Pond Bandstand

    July 13 - July 27, 2014

    Bring a picnic, spread a blanket, and enjoy the sweet sounds of summer with family and friends. Our lineup of top-notch entertainment this season features brass, strings, opera and the big bold...more

    FIGMENT Boston

    Presented by FIGMENT Boston at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

    July 26 - July 27, 2014

    FIGMENT Boston is returning for a fifth year of fun and revelry on the Rose Kennedy Greenway! Founded in 2007 on New York City’s Governors Island, what began as a few thousand enthusiasts...more

    Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten

    Presented by Boston Opera Collaborative at The Strand Theatre

    July 24 - July 27, 2014

    Boston Opera Collaborative presents, Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten.

    The scene: The zany residents of Loxford, England are preparing for their local May Day festivities. The...more

    Emily Davidson: BASS SOUNDS - Baroque Music for Unaccompanied Cello

    Presented by SoHIP: Society for Historically Informed Performance

    July 29, 2014

    Including works from both of Davidson's BASS SOUNDS albums, the program includes predecessors to the Cello Suites by J.S. Bach and also works that followed. Davidson will be releasing her...more

    Boston Landmarks Orchestra Free Wednesday Concert: Longwood Symphony

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

    July 30, 2014

    The acclaimed orchestra of Boston’s medical community, Longwood Symphony,  is one of the Landmarks Orchestra’s longest running...more

    The Power of Music for Change: Nedelka Prescod's Boston Solo Debut

    Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus

    July 30, 2014

    Vocalist Nedelka Prescod is a rising star who presents her first Boston solo concert, The Power of Music for Change, accompanied by guitarist Ben Eunson. She will explore the songs that...more

    July Summer Concert Series

    Presented by North End Music and Performing Arts Center and North End Music and Performing Arts Center at Christopher Columbus Park

    July 10 - July 31, 2014

    The North End Music & Performing Arts Center will be partnering with the Mayor's Office of Special Events, Arts, and Tourism for a 4 Week July Summer Concert series on the...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Latimbop

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    July 31, 2014

    Latimbop

     

    Cuban jazz

    Co-led by Colombian bassist Esther Rojas and Cuban pianist Issac Delgado Jr., Latimbop is an explosive contemporary Cuban jazz and dance music...more

    Emily Davidson: BASS SOUNDS - Baroque Music for Unaccompanied Cello

    Presented by SoHIP: Society for Historically Informed Performance

    July 31, 2014

    Including works from both of Davidson's BASS SOUNDS albums, the program includes predecessors to the Cello Suites by J.S. Bach and also works that followed. Davidson will be releasing her...more

    The Winery Dogs

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    August 1, 2014

     It would be easy to call The Winery Dogs a supergroup: Vocalist and guitarist Richie Kotzen
    made his mark with Poison and Mr. Big, bassist Billy Sheehan has been rocking for decades...more

    First Fridays: White Hot

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 1, 2014

    Summer in the city? You don’t have to travel far to beat the heat. Don your summer whites and head to Boston’s waterfront for a sizzling dance party with refreshing cocktails, a cool...more

    Katy Perry

    Presented by TD Garden at TD Garden

    August 1 - August 2, 2014

    International superstar, Katy Perry, will kick off the North American leg of her highly anticipated PRISMATIC WORLD TOUR.

    She will be touring in support of PRISM, which debuted at number...more

    Triton Brass Quintet

    Presented by Northeastern Center for the Arts at The Fenway Center, Northeastern University

    August 3, 2014

    Triton Brass opens the 22nd annual International Atlantic Brass Quintet Summer Seminar with a program of new music and music from their latest self-titled album Triton Brass available on...more

    Free Annual Concert at Roxbury's Highland Park Features Saxophonist Jaleel Shaw

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Highland Park/Fort Hill

    August 3, 2014

    Berklee College of Music and the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s ParkARTS program present the Jaleel Shaw Quartet at the annual, free Jazz at the Fort concert.  Alumnus...more

    Boston Landmarks Orchestra Free Wednesday Concert: Boston Lyric Opera

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

    August 6, 2014

    The Landmarks Orchestra proudly continues a series of highly successful collaborations with Boston Lyric Opera, David Angus, conductor. The program features excerpts and scenes from operas by...more

    The Music of John Scofield

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center

    August 6, 2014

    The Nicholas Urie Large Ensemble will perform arrangements of music composed by John Scofield and written by Nicholas Urie. This collection of arrangements was commissioned by...more

    ANTHONY STRONG

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

    August 7, 2014

    ailed as “England’s new jazz superstar”, a support slot with the legendary BB King and an EP release which reached #1 on the UK jazz charts saw singer-pianist Anthony Strong grab...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Sarah McKenzie

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 7, 2014

    Australian pianist, vocalist, and composer Sarah McKenzie has already won wide recognition for her individualistic voice and skillful phrasing. She’s sung...more

    BostInno's BostonFest 2014

    Presented by BostInno at Seaport World Trade Center

    August 7, 2014

    Forget about Harborfest. BostonFest is back.  On August 7th, over two thousand young professionals will descend on the Seaport World Trade Center for the city's best outdoor 'Fest....more

    Tritantic Brass Ensemble

    Presented by Northeastern Center for the Arts at The Fenway Center, Northeastern University

    August 7, 2014

    When members of the Atlantic Brass Quintet and Triton Brass Quintet join forces, the result is epic. Fondly referred to as Tritantic, this evening of mixed brass ensemble playing features jazzy...more

    THE MANHATTANS

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

    August 8, 2014

    The Manhattan Transfer

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    August 8, 2014

     Tim Hauser, who founded the first Manhattan Transfer group, is joined by fellow founding member Alan Paul (nine times Grammy Award winner), Janis Siegel (nine time Grammy Award winner, 17...more

    Wavelengths: Mas Ysa

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 8, 2014

    MUSIC

    Wavelengths: Mas Ysa

     

    The project of composer Thomas Arsenault, Mas Ysa combines love songs, ecstatic pop, field recordings, and techno into mournful but...more

    THE MANHATTANS

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

    August 9, 2014

    Berklee Summer Concerts at Georges Island

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Georges Island

    August 9, 2014

    Berklee College of Music, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, and the Boston Harbor National Park join forces to bring up-and-coming Berklee students and alumni to Fort Warren on Georges Island for...more

    Rock and Blues Cruise Concert Series: Booty Vortex

    Presented by Rock and Blues Concert Cruise at Seaport World Trade Center

    August 10, 2014

    21+ Boarding begins at 2PM - Cruise departs at 3PM from the World Trade Center Pier, Seaport Blvd in Boston.

    Booty Vortex is Boston's Finest Funk and Disco, Keepers of the Groove,...more

    Summer Sundays in the Park: Olmsted Park

    Presented by Emerald Necklace Conservancy

    August 3 - August 10, 2014

    Bring a picnic, spread a blanket, and enjoy the sweet sounds of summer with family and friends. Our lineup of top-notch entertainment this season features brass, strings, opera and the big bold...more

    Revels Boston Harbor Cruise & Sing II

    Presented by Revels

    August 12, 2014

    Revels' "floating pub sings" return!  Join us for a 2-hour sunset cruise around beautiful Boston Harbor as we sing sea chanteys and more from the Revels Book of Chanteys and Sea...more

    The Cult

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    August 13, 2014

    The Cult are coming to the Wilbur Theatre in Boston.


    The Accidentals

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

    August 13, 2014

    The Accidentals are “explorers and admirers” of indie music greats like Andrew Bird, St. Vincent, Sufjean Stephens, Arcade Fire, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah’s, Black Keys, Sara Jaffe, and...more

    WILL CALHOUN TRIO featuring Marc Cary and Charnett Moffett

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

    August 14, 2014

    Harborwalk Sounds: Song Yi Jeon Quintet

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 14, 2014

    Song Yi Jeon Quintet

     

    Contemporary Jazz

    Hailing from South Korea, Song Yi Jeon is a sophisticated singer and composer who deftly combines modern jazz harmony and...more

    Atlantic Brass Quintet

    Presented by Northeastern Center for the Arts at The Fenway Center, Northeastern University

    August 14, 2014

    The Atlantic Brass Quintet closes out the 22nd annual International Atlantic Brass Quintet Seminar with an eclectic program featuring the world premiere of Voices in Da Fan composed by ABQ...more

    Wavelengths: Juliana Huxtable and Venus X (DJ sets)

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 15, 2014

    MUSIC

    Wavelengths: Juliana Huxtable and Venus X

    (DJ sets)

     

    New York “nightlife princess” Juliana Huxtable also identifies as a DJ, former legal...more

    Human Nature

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    August 17, 2014

     Human Nature are Australia’s leading pop vocal group, having released nine albums (many containing their own, self-penned original material), five of which went to #1 in their native...more

    Summer Sings

    Presented by Chorus pro Musica at Old South Church, Boston

    August 4 - August 18, 2014

    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

    Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concerts

    Presented by City of Boston at City Hall Plaza

    July 16 - August 20, 2014

    R&B, funk, and soul music legends Tavares, the Fab Four stylings of Beatlejuice, a dance night with Stardust, and the classic sounds of Charlie Thomas’ Drifters will entertain music fans...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Oyinda + Bigfoot Wallace

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 21, 2014

    Nigerian-born and London-raised, singer/songwriter/producer Oyinda draws from both pop and the British electronica scene in hypnotic, emotionally complex tracks. A...more

    Wavelengths: Hooray for Earth

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 22, 2014

    MUSIC

    Wavelengths: Hooray for Earth

     

    Hooray for Earth emerged in Boston in 2005, finding a following before relocating to New York. Widely praised, their full-length...more

    Fenway Recording Sessions Presents: Frog Eyes / PS I Love You

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

    August 22, 2014

    Victoria, British Columbia, quartet Frog Eyes are the antithesis of its quiet Canadian village. Utilizing the carnival atmosphere of Rain Dogs-era Tom Waits, the frenetic energy of vintage Cramps,...more

    Berklee Summer Concerts at Georges Island

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Georges Island

    August 23, 2014

    Berklee College of Music, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, and the Boston Harbor National Park join forces to bring up-and-coming Berklee students and alumni to Fort Warren on Georges Island for...more

    The Retro Futura Tour

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    August 24, 2014

    Thompson Twins’ TOM BAILEY will play Thompson Twins hits live for the first time in 27 years as part of the Retro Futura Tour 2014. Howard Jones, Ultravox’s Midge Ure, China Crisis and...more

    Rock and Blues Cruise Concert Series: Barnstar! with Dietriche Strause presented by Passim

    Presented by Rock and Blues Concert Cruise at Seaport World Trade Center

    August 24, 2014

    21+ Boarding begins at 2PM - Cruise departs at 3PM from the World Trade Center Pier, Seaport Blvd in Boston.


    Barnstar! makes bluegrass for people who hate bluegrass. Barnstar! is...more

    CpM Auditions (SATB)

    Presented by Chorus pro Musica at Old South Church, Boston

    August 25, 2014

    Chorus pro Musica is an SATB chorus of approximately 80 singers. Rehearsals are mostly on Monday evenings 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM, at Old South Church, Copley Square in Boston, with occasional Tuesday...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Common Thread

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 28, 2014

    Founded by Berklee bassist Alissia Benveniste, guitarist Maddie Rice, and drummer Amber Baker, Common Thread is an all female collective of like-minded musicians...more

    Summer in the City Entertainment Series

    Presented by Boston Harbor Hotel

    June 12 - August 29, 2014

    This summer, the Boston Harbor Hotel will once again become one of Boston’s liveliest outdoor entertainment venues when it launches its 16th annual Summer in the City Entertainment Series on...more

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