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Boston Music Events and Concerts for Kids and Families

Is your child a budding musician? Boston is quite the hub for musical events and activities, especially with Berklee School of Music right here in our city. Find events for kids with musical themes, including singing, instrument play, performances, concerts and instrument petting zoos.

Sound Bites: Hip-Hop Generations Virtual ConcertsVirtual/Online, $
Thu, March 4, 2021  -  Thu, June 3, 2021   
Join the Museum of Fine Arts Boston for 'Hip-Hop Generations,' part of the Sound Bites: Nancy Lee Clark Concert Series and staged in conjunction with “Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation.”
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Opening Doors: Race, Conversation & Song hosted by Alastair MoockVirtual/Online, Free
Sun, March 28, 2021  -  Sun, May 23, 2021   
Opening Doors is a new music and interview series hosted by Alastair Moock and presented in collaboration with the Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church Anti-Racism Team.
Fresh Beets Kerouac Park Concert SeriesLowell, Free
Today  -  Sun, July 25, 2021   
Fresh Beets and the city will be bringing live outdoor entertainment to downtown Lowell this spring and summer, starting this weekend.
Fandangos & the New World: Concert and ConversationVirtual/Online, Free
Sun, May 9, 2021  -  Sun, May 9, 2021   
This program features Ibero-American dances and song-dances, including folias, jácaras, and fandangos, from the Renaissance to the present.
Fandangos & the New World: Concert and ConversationVirtual/Online, Free
Sun, May 9, 2021  -  Sun, May 9, 2021   
This program features Ibero-American dances and songs-dances, including folias, jácaras, and fandangos, from the Renaissance to the present. Going from early Spanish songbooks to contemporary folk and popular music from Venezuela and Mexico.
Here Comes The Sun: A Virtual ConcertVirtual/Online, Free
Fri, May 14, 2021  -  Fri, May 14, 2021   
Here Comes the Sun is a looking back/looking forward concert featuring music and original poetry that revisits moments which defined the year that was and celebrates all that is ahead.
Virtual Hot Stove Cool Music Concert featuring Yo-Yo Ma, Juliana Hatfield, BillVirtual/Online, $
Tue, May 18, 2021  -  Tue, May 18, 2021   
Virtual concert brings together music and baseball all stars to raise critically needed funds to support the next generation of diverse leaders through the Foundation To Be Named Later and their nonprofit partners
Haydn + Saint-GeorgesVirtual/Online, Free
Tue, May 25, 2021  -  Tue, May 25, 2021   
Handel and Haydn Society's Spring Season will conclude on May 25, 2021 with Haydn + Saint-Georges, which will include H+H’s premiere performance of Haydn’s Symphony No. 43, Mercury.
Boston Children’s Chorus: “Lift Every Voice: At the Table”Virtual/Online, Free
Sun, May 30, 2021  -  Sun, May 30, 2021   
Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) presents the culminating streaming concert of the season, “Lift Every Voice: At the Table” on May 30, 2021 in conjunction with a pre-show singer-moderated interview
The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow at City Winery (Adults)Boston, $
Fri, June 4, 2021  -  Fri, June 4, 2021   
The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow is a collaborative band that brings together five Massachusetts singer-songwriters in the vein of Americana, Rock, and Roots-Folk music. Live Music is back!
Rat Pack Wednesdays at Boston Harbor Hotel 2020 - CANCELLEDBoston, Free
Thu, June 10, 2021  -  Thu, August 26, 2021   
Spend your summer nights enjoying live waterfront entertainment and al fresco dining at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Each Wednesday, Rat Pack performers will croon under the stars.
Lowell Summer Music Series 2021Lowell
Sat, June 19, 2021  -  Fri, September 3, 2021   
Lowell Summer Music Series is proud to present the very best in blues, folk, roots and rock music in the most beautiful and intimate outdoor amphitheater in New England at the very best prices possible.
The Halfmoon presents 'PrintWorks'Virtual/Online, Free
Wed, June 23, 2021  -  Wed, June 23, 2021   
A multimedia concert experience with works by Gabrieli, Buonamente, Marini, Matteis, Marais, and a new work co-commissioned with SoHIP for this debut, all performed on period instruments.
Hunt-Berry Duo - 'Chamber Music from the Berry-Munschy Salon'Virtual/Online, Free
Wed, June 30, 2021  -  Wed, June 30, 2021   
Chamber music showcasing a unique historical keyboard collection including works by Bach, Beethoven and more. Experience the intimate salon atmosphere created in the home of 18th-c. French keyboard doyenne Anne Louise Brillon de Jouy.
Salem Celebrates the 4th of July - CANCELLED 2020Salem, Free
Sun, July 4, 2021   
Independence Day celebration with free activities for children in the afternoon and a 'POPS' Concert followed by a fireworks display
Ourania presents 'Renaissance n' Chill'Virtual/Online, Free
Wed, July 7, 2021  -  Wed, July 7, 2021   
When you need a break from real life, there’s a Renaissance playlist for your every mood. Vocal trios by Weelkes, Marenzio, Wilbye, Palestrina, and others offer the ultimate escape to your musical desires.
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Lowell Summer Music Series Kids' Shows 2021Lowell, Free
Wed, July 7, 2021  -  Thu, August 12, 2021   
Enjoy free performances for kids at Lowell's Boarding House Park, with free snacks, crafts & trolley rides at every show. In case of rain, shows move across the street to LHS auditorium.
Touché! French String Quartets at the Dawn of French RomanticismVirtual/Online, Free
Wed, July 14, 2021  -  Wed, July 14, 2021   
Hauntingly beautiful string quartets by two oft-overlooked composers who foreshadowed French Romanticism: Hyacinthe Jadin and Joseph Bologne. The quartet is committed to centering the voices of underrepresented composers and communities.
Ensemble Altera presents 'Jewels of the English Renaissance'Virtual/Online, Free
Wed, July 21, 2021  -  Wed, July 21, 2021   
Splendid early English Renaissance choral repertoire including works by Byrd, Tallis, Taverner, and others. Six singers perform beautiful pieces ranging from the intricacies of the Eton Choirbook to the elegant simplicity of the early Reformation.
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Beach Road Weekend 2021Martha's Vineyard, $$
Fri, July 23, 2021  -  Sun, July 25, 2021   
Beach Road Weekend is back! The three-day music festival will return to Veterans Memorial Park in Vineyard Haven July 23rd - 25th. Three days of music, fun and food on Martha's Vineyard.
Emily O'Brien presents 'Bach's Organ Trio Sonatas for the Recorder'Virtual/Online, Free
Wed, July 28, 2021  -  Wed, July 28, 2021   
A lone recorder player can't play a trio sonata by herself--or can she? In this brilliant multi-tracked video project, Emily O’Brien plays her own transcriptions of Bach's sublime works using seven sizes of recorders.
Salem Heritage DaysSalem
Sun, August 1, 2021  -  Mon, August 9, 2021   
This perennial favorite features food, fun, and activities for all ages, highlights include the Essex Street Fair, the Ice Cream Bowl, and the Car Show on Chestnut Street.
Berwick Fiddle Consort presents 'Songs, Spoons and Strathspeys'Virtual/Online, Free
Wed, August 11, 2021  -  Wed, August 11, 2021   
Irish folk music, traditional Québécois, and Cape Breton fiddle music all have Celtic roots yet developed unique sounds. BFC explores folk traditions with their signature sound of baroque fiddles and lute.
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Kidz Bop LIVE! 2021 (Rescheduled from July 11, 2020)Boston, $$
Sun, August 15, 2021   
Kidz Bop is an interactive experience for the whole family, where the KIDZ BOP Kids will be performing some of today’s biggest hits “sung by kids for kids,” with engaging new set design, exciting choreography, and more.
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Levitate Music & Arts Festival 2022Marshfield, $
Fri, July 8, 2022  -  Sun, July 10, 2022   
Join us for a day of music, art, food and the outdoors at the Marshfield Fairgrounds! There will be lots of music, arts & crafts and delicious food trucks to enjoy!
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Lowell Folk Festival 2022Lowell, Free
Fri, July 29, 2022  -  Sun, July 31, 2022   
Today the Lowell Folk Festival and its producing partners announced plans for Keeping the Tradition: A Virtual Celebration of the Lowell Folk Festival.
Welcome the Stranger PerformanceCambridge, $$
Mon, April 8, 2047  -  Sat, April 8, 2017   
Welcome the Stranger combines the talents of sacred and secular artists from both Muslim and Sikh traditions in a musical response to hate crimes. Kiran Ahluwalia, Souad Massi, Abdul Gheit Dance, Bhal Kabul Singh
Free Demo Music Together Class in NatickNatick, Free
Sat, September 11, 2077  -  Mon, September 11, 2017   
Join us for Free Demo Music Together Class in Natick to see why families love our internationally acclaimed Music & Movement program for children from birth to age five and their parents or caregivers!
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