There are so many free music series this summer in Boston– you’ll probably come across a few of these without even trying!
Below is a roundup of free live music and free concert series in Boston for Summer 2017:
Boston Calling Block Parties
Free Boston Calling Block Party every Thursday evening from 5-8pm at Dewey Square. Thursday nights from May until September 14, 2017.
Landmarks Orchestra Classical Concerts
Free Landmarks Orchestra Classical Concert at the Hatch Shell on Wednesday nights from 7-9pm this summer. Wednesday evenings from July 19, 2017 to August 23, 2017.
Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City
Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City program offers free music on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from June 8, 2017 to September 8, 2017 from 6-10pm in the courtyard at Boston Harbor Hotel.
Berklee’s Summer in the City
Berklee’s Summer in the City Series offers over 200 free music performances all over the city. Runs now through the end of September. (Some of the Free Berklee music series are mentioned throughout the post at different popular venues throughout the city, but there are many more as well!)
Free Harborwalk Sounds at the ICA happens on Thursday nights at 6PM this summer with free music. (Reminder: ICA admission is also free on Thursday nights). Thursday nights from July 6, 2017 to August 31, 2017.
Concerts in the Courtyard
Boston Public Library’s Concerts in the Courtyard has free music every Wednesday night at 6pm and Friday afternoon at 12:30pm in the courtyard at the Boston Public Library now until August. Concerts are moved to Rabb Hall if weather is a concern.
Summer Midday Music
Free Midday Music at Post Office Square with music on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-2pm at Norman B. Leventhal Park. June 8, 2017 to August 31, 2017.
Concerts at the Charlestown Navy Yard
Free concerts at the Charlestown Navy Yard at 6pm on Thursdays for the month of July.
Tito Puente Latin Music Series
Tito Puente Latin Music Series is every Thursday night at 7PM at various parks and playground in Boston neighborhoods. July 6, 2017 to August 10, 2017.
ParkARTS Neighborhood Concerts
Dorothy Curran Concert Series
The Dorothy Curran Concert Series has four shows all on City Hall Plaza this summer and is the longest running outdoor concert series in Boston. July 12, August 16, August 23, and August 30, 2017.
Berklee Greenway Concert Series
Free Summer Concerts on the Greenway with free music at 5pm on Friday nights at the Greenway’s North End Park. July 7, 2017 to September 8, 2017.
Lunch Break On D
Free music on Fridays with Lunch Break on D from 12-2PM on The Lawn on D for most Friday lunch breaks in June and July.
Live @ Aloft
Free weekly music series at the W XYZ Bar at Aloft Boston Seaport from 8-11PM on Thursday nights. Ongoing.
Berklee at the Prudential Center
Free music at the Prudential Center in the courtyard with Berklee Lunch Sessions every Tuesday from 12-1:30pm. Every Tuesday during lunch in June and July (with rain dates in August).
Berklee after 5
Free Berklee after 5 concert series every Thursday at 5pm at Kendall Center. June 8, 2017 to August 24, 2017.
Summer Concerts at Kendall Square
Free Summer Concerts at Kendall Square on Thursdays at Lunchtime. Every Thursday at lunchtime in June.
Summertime at the Street
Free Acoustic Evenings on Thursdays at 6pm and free street performance series at 12pm on Sundays with Summertime at the Street. Runs from June 3, 2017 to October 1, 2017.
Waterfront Plaza Lunch Sessions
Enjoy free music at Waterfront Plaza on Thursdays at 12pm in June and July from Berklee School of Music.
Assembly Row Summer Music Series
Free Live Music Thursdays at Assembly Row in Somerville on Thursday evenings from 6-8PM from May to September.
Did I miss any fun and free music series in the Greater Boston area this summer? What is your favorite free music series?