Free Performing Arts

Baxter Riverfront Live Music Series – Baxter Riverfront Park Amphitheatre – 100 Great River Rd, Somerville  
Select Thursdays, 6pm - 8pm

Berklee Summer in the City – Citywide
Check the website for specific concerts, times, and locations: 

Berklee Greenway Concert Series – Greenway’s North End Park, Hanover Street
Select Fridays at 5pm

Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival – on Columbus Avenue, west of Massachusetts Avenue for six blocks to Burke Street
Saturday, September 29

Berklee Summer Concerts in Sam Adams Park – Sam Adams Statue at Faneuil Hall
Fridays at 12pm from July 6 to July 27

Boston Calling Block Parties – Dewey Square Park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway
Thursdays, starting at 5pm

Boston Jazz Fest – Boston Maritime Park in the Seaport
Saturday, August 25, starting at 12pm

Brewer Park Plaza Summer Concerts – Brewer Fountain in the Boston Common
Monday – Friday at 12pm, and Thursday evenings at 5pm

Cambridge Jazz Festival – Danehy Park, Cambridge
Sunday, July 29, 12pm – 6pm

Caliente! Latin Music Festival – Boston City Hall Plaza
Saturday, July 21, 7pm

Concerts in the Courtyard – Boston Public Library Central Courtyard – 700 Boylston Street, Boston 
Wednesdays at 6pm and Fridays at 12:30, through August 31

Dorothy Curran Summer Concert Series – City Hall Plaza, Boston
Wednesdays at 7pm from July 25 to August 22 (excluding 8/08)

Gospelfest – City Hall Plaza, Boston
Sunday, August 12, 5pm – 8pm

Harborwalk Sounds – Institute of Contemporary Art – 25 Harbor Shore Dr, Boston
Thursday from 6pm – 8:30pm, from July 5 to August 30

Jazz in the Park – Greenway’s North End Park, Hanover Street
Tuesdays in July from 6pm – 7:30pm

Jazz Worship – Old South Church – 645 Boylston Street, Boston
Thursdays at 6pm

Jazz Along the Charles – along the Charles River Esplanade
Sunday, September 23,

Landmarks Orchestra – Hatch Shell, Charles River Esplanade, Boston
Wednesdays at 7pm, from July 18 through August 29

Midday Music – Post Office Square Park – 50 Federal Street, Boston
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm – 2pm

Recitals at King’s Chapel – King’s Chapel – 58 Tremont Street, Boston
Tuesdays at 12:15pm from June 5 to July 31
Performances are approximately 35 minutes. Admission is free with suggested donation of $5.

Richard III – Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common – Tremont St & Winter St, Boston 02108
Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 7pm. July 18 – August 5.

Summer Concerts at Georges Island – Georges Island, Boston Harbor Islands
Select Saturdays in July and August, from July 7 to August 18

Summer Jazz Concerts at Spectacle Island – Spectacle Island, Boston Harbor Islands
Select Sundays in July and August, from July 8 to September 30

Summer Tunes with Berklee College of Music – South Garden of the Prudential Center
Thursdays from June 14 – July 26, 5pm – 7pm