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    Pedr Solis

    Presented by Guerilla Opera and The Boston Conservatory at The Zack Box, Boston

    May 15 - May 24, 2015

    Guerilla Opera presents Pedr Solis, a world premiere opera by Per Bloland, libretto by Paul Schick, and stage direction by Laine Rettmer. Pedr Solis is partially based on "The Tower," a play by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and the life of Norwegian author Pedr Solis in the late 1960s. In 1970, Solis's novel "Stillaset" spills into his real life in Oslo.  

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    Keb' Mo'

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 25, 2015

     Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ embarks on a new chapter in his career with the April 22 release of ‘BLUESAmericana’ on Kind...more

    New Kids On The Block

    Presented by TD Garden at TD Garden, Boston

    June 24 - June 25, 2015

    New Kids On The Block are stepping into the ring for 2015! The pop phenoms announced THE MAIN EVENT, a summer headlining tour featuring very special guests, Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum...more

    The Weepies

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 26, 2015

    Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed indie band The Weepies. On the strength of their simple yet insightful songwriting and...more

    IAN

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

    June 26, 2015

    When IAN releases a new tape of their sad-girl anthems, there is a whole lot to be happy about. Thanks to the magic of BUFU Records, the band’s quiet bedroom pop is taken out of...more

    Kidz Bop: Make Some Noise Tour

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 27, 2015

    The KIDZ BOP Kids are the face and voice of KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids in the U.S. These talented young performers—Ashlynn, Bredia, Grant, and Matt—sing on the...more

    Imagine Dragons

    Presented by TD Garden at TD Garden, Boston

    July 1, 2015

    GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band, Imagine Dragons, are set to bring their electrifying live shows back on the road in 2015 with the SMOKE + MIRRORS TOUR in support of their new album, Smoke +...more

    Ghost Train Orchestra

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

    July 1, 2015

    A favorite of popular NPR radio show Radiolab, the revivalist ensemble Ghost Train Orchestra celebrates the release of their new hot jazz album, Hot Town.


    Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba

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

    July 8, 2015

    A master of the ngoni, an ancient traditional “spike lute” and ancestor of the banjo, Bassekou Kouyate embodies a sound that is “genius, a living proof that the blues comes...more

    The Greenway Sessions: El Feeling

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

    July 8, 2015

    El Feeling is probably the craziest Latin band you’ve ever seen. With rhythms from Colombia, they energize international audiences with their Latin folk sounds. They have been...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Mad Satta

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

    July 9, 2015

    With her cat eyes, crimson lips, hoop earrings, and larger-than-life husky, soulful vocals, Mad Satta frontwoman Joanna Teters calls to mind Amy Winehouse (who the band happens to cover...more

    Wavelengths: Martha Wainwright / Zs

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

    July 10, 2015

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    Bat House

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

    July 10, 2015

    Born in the depths of an Allston, Massachusetts basement, Bat Housecombines mixed, metered grooves with melodic tapping and sweeping soundscapes to create a unique mixture of math rock tinged...more

    Orfeas

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

    July 15, 2015

    Opa! North America’s premiere Greek American band returns to the Courtyard for a summer evening of music made for dancing.

     


    The Greenway Sessions: Jive McFly

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

    July 15, 2015

    Jive McFly is a Boston-based band specializing in a blend of funk, rock, and pop. They have spent the last few years expanding their fan base by playing at local Boston venues such as the Red...more

    Opening Night: Rhapsody in Green

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

    July 15, 2015

    Mysteries of the sea resonate in Debussy’s La Mer and Hovhaness’sAnd God Created Great Whales, a work featuring actual whale songs. Hometown favorite Jayne West performs Berklee...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Ripe

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

    July 16, 2015

    Like any good pop-funk dance band, Ripe is dedicated to creating an unforgettable live performance. The seven-piece Boston-based band is heavily influenced by psychedelic music, evident...more

    Animal Flag

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

    July 17, 2015

    Animal Flag is like a rainy day: their lo-fi indie rock creates something that could be attributed to melancholy, but when approached with the right mind-set, it is an intimate, ethereal...more

    Wavelengths: How to Dress Well

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

    July 17, 2015

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    Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

    Presented by Boston Bowery at The Lawn on D, Boston

    July 17, 2015

    In 2002, in the midst of a year of sleeplessness, and novel-writing, Alex Ebert created two things: A distracted, deformed, and hopelessly romantic messianic character named Edward Sharpe, and a...more

    Revolutionary Snake Ensemble with special guest Jason Palmer

    at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    July 22, 2015

    Don’t miss this funk improvisational brass band favorite as they bring their New Orleans-style dance party to the Courtyard.


    The Greenway Sessions: 3 Sudacas

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

    July 22, 2015

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    Harborwalk Sounds: Oh, Malo / Lily Burns

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

    July 23, 2015

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    The Passion Pit with Broods

    Presented by Boston Bowery at The Lawn on D, Boston

    July 23, 2015

    Go back to the beginning of Passion Pit, because we have never left that time. Rewind. Musicians are tuning up in the orchestra pit at the Met. This is too close to now, but this sound is...more

    Wavelengths: !!! (DJ Set)

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

    July 24, 2015

    Positively raring with the joys of sproingy bass, synthesized squelches, and stubborn, repetitive beats,” according to the Guardian, !!! is irresistible on the dance floor....more

    3 Sudacas

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

    July 24, 2015

    3 Sudacas are a trio formed by Esther Rojas from Colombia (bass), Marianella Rojas from Venezuela (voice/percussion), and Eduardo Mercuri from Brazil (guitar). They fuse traditional...more

    Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, Boston

    July 8 - July 26, 2015

    Heralded as “the greatest songwriter that has ever lived,” by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin is known for innumerable American classics such as “White Christmas,”...more

    Boston Summer Arts Weekend 2015

    Presented by WGBH and WGBH at Copley Square, Boston

    July 25 - July 26, 2015

    On the weekend of July 25-26, The Boston Globe, WGBH and Citizens Bank are once again coming together to host Boston Summer Arts Weekend. Just like last year, we plan to bring together some of the...more

    Sam Lee

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

    July 29, 2015

    Steeped in traditional traveler and gypsy songs, Sam Lee and his band revisit folk songs of love, parting, exile, and murder for a 21st-century world.


    The Greenway Sessions: Oh Malo

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

    July 29, 2015

    Oh, Malô (oh-muh-low) presents colorful soundscapes through their eclecticism, inspired by a series of emotions and experiences. Founded in 2014, the band had immediate chemistry and...more

    Milky Chance

    Presented by House of Blues at House of Blues, Boston

    July 30, 2015

    Don't say that you haven't heard "Stolen Dance" before...Milky Chance is coming to House of Blues, right at the heart of Boston City! 


    Harborwalk Sounds: Wambura Mitaru and the Maua

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

    July 30, 2015

    Now returning for her third Harborwalk Sounds is audience favorite Wambura Mitaru. The classically trained Nairobi, Kenya, native has performed throughout the world, receiving acclaim for...more

    Wavelengths: Pico Picante / Otto Von Schirach

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

    July 31, 2015

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    NOVI

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

    July 31, 2015

    NOVI is a collection of inspired individuals driven to provide a complete artistic experience. NOVI is a home for expression, experimentation, and a new form of collaboration. This...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

    Wavelength: Sounds Convey

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

    August 6, 2015

    The charming, dulcet tunes of indie folk band Covey follow in the modern folk tradition, citing influences the likes of Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons, and the Lumineers....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).


    The Greenway Sessions: Andrea Charls

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

    August 12, 2015

    Andrea Charls was born in Limassol, Cyprus. In 2012 she was nominated by the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for her single “What Ya Wanna Do.” She graduated from Berklee...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

    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

    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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    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

    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

    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

    Concerts in the Courtyard

    Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston

    June 3 - August 26, 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 throughout the summer. The...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

    Harborwalk Sounds

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

    July 9 - August 27, 2015

    Now in its ninth year, Harborwalk Sounds has become one of the ICA's most beloved offerings. With stand-out talent from Boston's Berklee School of Music, set against gorgeous harbor views on the...more

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