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    New Bedford Folk Festival

    Presented by New Bedford Summerfest at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, New Bedford

    July 4 - July 5, 2015

    The New Bedford Folk Festival will celebrate its milestone 20th Anniversary with an impressive lineup of the best in contemporary, Americana, traditional,  blues and Celtic folk music. Folk icon Tom Rush and Grammy Award winner John Hammond, are joined by over 50 performers and groups. The New Bedford Folk Festival has seven stages in and around the National Park that range from the 1200 seat Zeiterion ...more


    Revels Boston Harbor Cruise & Sing

    Presented by Revels

    July 15, 2015

    This summer join us for 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

    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

    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

    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 4th Annual Boston Globe WGBH Boston Summer Arts Weekend

    Presented by The Boston Globe and The Boston Globe at Copley Square, Boston

    July 25 - July 26, 2015

    The Boston Globe, WGBH and Citizens Bank are teaming up again to host the 4th annual Boston Summer Arts Weekend.  The free outdoor festival will take place on Copley Square in the Back Bay on...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

    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

    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

    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).


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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!

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    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

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