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Top 10 Attractions For Live Music This Summer in Boston

Live music in the city of Boston is heating up this summer. From music along the Charles River Esplanade and Boston Commons, to the iconic Fenway Park and South End's Calderwood Pavilion, there is something for the whole family! Check out our list of top attractions for live music (and theater) this summer!

Boston Landmarks Orchestra

Boston Landmarks Orchestra finds beautiful settings around the city of Boston for everyone to enjoy live music, including their weekly performances at Boston's iconic DCR Hatch Memorial Shell. Click here to see all of their concert dates and where they will be playing next!


Saturdays at Stoneman

Saturdays at Stoneman is a summer-long, interactive music program at the Stoneman Playground designed for children and their caregivers. Each week, children will sing songs, dance to music, and enjoy story time led by trained Boston Music Project teaching artists. Click here to register for an upcoming Saturday class.


Timeout Market

With a variety of different events, Timeout Market - Boston has something for everyone! From kids music and movement where kids can engage in song and dance for an hour while learning from Boston Music Project Teaching Artists, to live music DJ events including a "Hip Hop Viola" night presented by BMP's own Music Tech Specialist & producer, Josh Wareham, where adults can to join each other for drinks, dinner, and fun, Timeout Market is definitely an attraction you don't want to miss! Click here for more information.



Tanglewood (Lenox, MA) holds many musical events and is the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Pack a picnic, relax on the lawn, enjoy beautiful mountain views and the BSO's musical offerings ranging from classical to pops to family concerts. Click here for more details.


Boston Festival Orchestra

Inside of the Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Festival Orchestra will be playing beautiful music on Saturdays in July. Join the orchestra as they venture into the sounds of great composers including Beethoven, Mozart, Strauss. Click here for more information.


Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

FREE Shakespeare on the Common is Back! This summer, the Company plans to return to live performance with their 25th anniversary production of The Tempest. With elements of tragedy and comedy, this “brave new world” is a charming escape to revel in under the stars on the Boston Common. Click here for more information.