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Dates:Tue from 7/11/23 - 8/15/23
Hours:6:00pm for everyone in the community!
Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Category:Music & Concerts

elma lewis playhouse in the park 2023 photoElma Lewis Playhouse in the Park
The Playstead, Franklin Park, Dorchester

Bring a lawn chair and all your friends!

Organized by the Franklin Park Coalition, with support from the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, Playhouse in the Park is a beloved Franklin Park institution with free performances from local artists for all ages every Tuesday from July 11 - August 15.

Concerts begin at 6:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chair and a picnic supper or buy from food trucks. For more information, visit

For more information, call the franklin Park Coalition at (617) 442-4141.

2023 Entertainment Schedule

7/11 – Opening Night with World Premiere

7/18 – Athene Wilson and friends

7/25 – Perfect Example

8/1 – Caribbean Night with Glen Washington, Roots Alley Collective, and Safiya

8/8 – E-Water Band

8/15 – Con Funk Shun, national recording artist with recent hit revival by Bruno Mars

Event History
From 1966–1978, Playhouse events were held every single night from July 4th through Labor Day. Musical legends like Duke Ellington, Olatunji and his drum of Africa, the Billy Taylor Trio, and Odetta, graced the Playhouse stage.

Today, the Franklin Park Coalition carries on the legacy of Miss Elma Lewis and her students by organizing the Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park. We host local R&B, reggae, and gospel artists every Tuesday night in the summer, and this year, we hope to include a Jazz Festival. More than a thousand people come out to enjoy the free concert series every week … don’t miss out on the fun!

Bring a picnic supper, your lawn chairs, and lots of friends! But please remember, there’s no smoking or alcohol use in the park, and barbecuing is not permitted. Food trucks will be on site for the evening concerts.

* If you’d like to be a Playhouse sponsor or vendor, please email [email protected]

Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park is located between the Zoo & White Stadium.

Googlemaps: Glen Lane & Circuit Drive, Roxbury 02121.

For more information: 617-442-4141 /



Franklin Park, Boston, MA, 02121 map
Phone: 617-442-4141

Glen Lane & Circuit Drive, Roxbury 02121


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