Free Concerts in Boston 2016

Are you looking for free live music in Boston this summer? Well, you are in luck because there’s so many free music series and summer concerts in Boston!

Below are the list of all the free music series and free summer concert series happening in Boston throughout the summer:

Boston Calling Block Parties

Free Boston Calling Block Party every Thursday evening from 5-8pm at Dewey Square. Thursday nights May 12 to September 15, 2016.

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 13, 2016 to August 31, 2015.

Outside the Box

Outside the Box is a free multi-day music festival on Boston Common with over 100 local and national performances–all for free. July 13-17, 2016.

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 6-10pm at BHH’s Courtyard. Runs now until September 8, 2016. 

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.

Harborwalk Sounds

Free Harborwalk Sounds at the ICA happens on Thursday nights from 6-8:30pm this summer with free music. (Reminder: ICA admission is also free on Thursday nights). Thursday nights from June 30, 2016 to September 1, 2016.

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. Runs now through August 31, 2016.

Summer Midday Music

Free Midday Music at Post Office Square with music on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-2pm at Norman B. Leventhal Park. Now through September 1, 2016.

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 13, August 3, August 10, and August 24, 2016.

Berklee Greenway Concert Series

Free Berklee Greenway Concert Series with free music on Friday nights from 5-7pm at the Rose Kennedy Greenway in the North End. July 1, 2016 to August 19, 2016

Berklee at the Prudential Center

Free music at the Prudential Center in the courtyward with Berklee Lunch Sessions every Tuesday from 12-1:30pm. Every Tuesday during lunch in June and July (with rain dates in August).

Kendall Square Summer Concert Series

Kendall Square Summer Concert Series starts at noon throughout the summer with free live music. Runs now and end date not known.

Summertime @ the Street

Free Acoustic Evenings on Thursdays from 6-8pm and Sundays from 12-2pm with performances from Berklee School of Music with Summertime @ The Street in Chestnut Hill. Runs now until September.

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 at 6pm. Now until September 1, 2016.

Did I miss any fun and free music series in the Greater Boston area this summer? What is your favorite free music series?


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