Below is a roundup of free live music and free concert series in Boston for Summer 2018:
Boston Calling Block Parties
Free Boston Calling Block Party every Thursday evening from 5-8pm at Dewey Square. Thursday nights from May until August 30, 2018. Free, but 21+.
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 18, 2018 to August 22, 2018.
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 7, 2018 to August 28, 2018 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 5, 2018 to August 30, 2018.
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 from June 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018. 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 7, 2018 to end of August.
Concerts at the Charlestown Navy Yard
Free concerts at the Charlestown Navy Yard at 6pm on Thursdays from June 28, 2018 to August 2, 2018.
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 5, 2018 to August 9, 2018.
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 25, August 1, August 15, and August 22, 2018.
Berklee at the Prudential Center
Free music at the Prudential Center in the courtyard with Summer Tunes from Berklee College of Music every Thursday from 5-7PM. June 14, 2018 to July 26, 2018.
Summer Concerts at Brewer Plaza
Berklee after 5
Free Berklee after 5 concert series every Thursday at 5pm at Kendall Center. June 7, 2018 to August 23, 2018.
Summer Concerts at Kendall Square
Free Summer Concerts at Kendall Square on Thursdays at lunchtime. Every Thursday at noon from now until August 30, 2018, no concert on July 5, 2018.
Summertime at the Street
Free Live Music on Thursdays on the Green at the Street in Chestnut Hill from 5-7PM.
Waterfront Plaza Lunch Sessions
Enjoy free music at Waterfront Plaza on Thursdays at 12pm in June and July from Berklee School of Music.
Did I miss any fun and free music series in the Greater Boston area this summer? What is your favorite free music series?