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City Hall Plaza Concerts & 
Christopher Columbus ParkARTS

During the summer, there are free concerts at City Hall Plaza, and along the waterfront at Christopher Columbus Park. The plaza program is known today as the Dorothy Curran Concert Series (formerly known as Mayor Menino's Wednesday Night Concert Series), and are scheduled for selected Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm. A stage is set up on the north side of Boston City Hall, with attendees sitting or standing on the plaza stairs opposite the stage.

There are also free concerts and other performances at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End, which are part of Boston's ParkArts and Waterfront Performing Arts Series programs.

City Hall Concerts Boston
City Hall Plaza Stage

Boston abounds in culture and the arts. The City of Boston has a long history of sponsoring free events in the city's neighborhoods. Earlier programs date back to the 1970s and even further, when an event series was known as SummerThing.

The free concerts showcase Boston's diversity and deep appreciation for the arts. From patriotic music to disco or reggae, the concerts provide a variety of music for residents and tourists. Performing artists can vary from Shakespeare to opera or even pantomime.

Enjoy a free performance at City Hall Plaza or Christopher Columbus Park. Boston's historic waterfront is just a short walk away!

 

*** Dates or Times Subject to Change by the City without Notice ***

June, 2015

Saturday June 13, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
City Hall Plaza 
LGBT Pride Festival

Friday June 19, 6:00 pm 
City Hall Plaza 
Donna Summer Memorial Roller Disco Party

July, 2015

Thursday July 9, 7:00 pm 
Christopher Columbus Park 
Mayor's Office of Special Events Free Concert

 Songs in the Key of Broadway; A musical timeline of 42nd Street 
Sponsored by the North End Music and Performing Arts Center

Sunday July 12, Sunset  (8:21 pm, Arrive Early)
Christopher Columbus Park 
Free Movies In The Park Series
 
"Driving Miss Daisy"

Wednesday July 15, 7:00 pm 
City Hall Plaza 
Dorothy Curran Concert Series
 
City of Belfast Youth Orchestra
Conducted by Paul McBride 

Thursday July 16, 7:00 pm 
Christopher Columbus Park 
Mayor's Office of Special Events Free Concert
Patrice Williamson Jazz Quartet 
Sponsored by the North End Music and Performing Arts Center

Sunday July 19, Sunset (8:19 pm, Arrive Early) 
Christopher Columbus Park 
Free Movies In The Park Series 
"Toy Story"

Thursday July 23, 7:00 pm 
Christopher Columbus Park 
Mayor's Office of Special Events Free Concert
 Italian Opera Favorites 
Sponsored by the North End Music and Performing Arts Center

Saturday July 25, 5:00 pm 
City Hall Plaza 
Caliente Latin Festival 

Sunday July 26, Sunset (8:10 pm, Arrive Early) 
Christopher Columbus Park 
Free Movies In The Park Series 
"Shrek 2"

Wednesday July 29, 7:00 pm 
City Hall Plaza 
Dorothy Curran Concert Series 
Dance Night featuring Stardust 

 Thursday July 30, 7:00 pm 
Mayor's Office of Special Events Free Concert
 Eight to the Bar! [Swing Music?] 
Sponsored by the North End Music and Performing Arts Center

August 2015

Sunday August 2, Sunset (8:03 pm, Arrive Early) 
Christopher Columbus Park 
Free Movies In The Park Series 
"Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"

Wednesday August 5, 7:00 pm 
City Hall Plaza 
Dorothy Curran Concert Series
 
Strictly Sinatra featuring Michael Dutra 

Sunday August 9, 5:00 pm 
City Hall Plaza 
GospelFest
 

Sunday August 9, Sunset  (7:54 pm, Arrive Early)
Christopher Columbus Park 
Free Movies In The Park Series 
"Money Ball"

Wednesday August 12, 7:00 pm 
City Hall Plaza 
Dorothy Curran Concert Series
 
Disco Party featuring Tavares 

Sunday August 16, Sunset (7:44 pm, Arrive Early) 
Christopher Columbus Park 
Free Movies In The Park Series 
"Sabrina (starring Harrison Ford)"

Friday August 21, 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
City Hall Plaza 
Boston GreenFest 
Performers: TBA

Saturday August 22, 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
City Hall Plaza 
Boston GreenFest 
Performers: TBA

Sunday August 23, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
City Hall Plaza 
Boston GreenFest 
Performers: TBA

Saturday - Sunday September 5 - 6, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
Christopher Columbus Park 
Boston Arts Festival

 

Contact Information & Address:

City Hall Concert Series 
100 City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA 02109 
cityofboston.gov/parks 
617.635.3911 (Updates)

 

Waterfront Performing Arts Series 
Christopher Columbus Park, 100 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 
cityofboston.gov/arts 
617.635.3911 (Updates)

 

 

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