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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.


Sing & Dance with the Music ManHamilton, $
Tue, January 1, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
Come join the fun at Community House Of Hamilton & Denham Monday, Thursday or Saturday morning at 10 a.m. for 45 minutes of great music with Brian Doser!
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Hatch Shell Events 2019Boston, Free
Sat, April 27, 2019  -  Sun, September 29, 2019   
The Department of Conservation & Recreation, presents this year's concert & event lineup. Come enjoy some free family entertainment at the Hatch Shell this summer!
Berklee Summer Concerts 2019Boston, Free
Wed, May 22, 2019  -  Fri, October 4, 2019   
The Berklee Summer in the City Concert Series presents more than 400 free performances throughout Greater Boston from April through October.
CCM West Side String ProgramConcord, $$
Mon, September 16, 2019  -  Mon, May 18, 2020   
The Concord Conservatory of Music’s West Side String Program (WSSP) is a blend of Suzuki philosophy and traditional string pedagogy (14-week progra/begins September 16).
Nahko And Medicine For The PeopleBoston, $
Today  -  Fri, September 20, 2019   
Nahko And Medicine For The People aim to inspire others to take a deeper role in protecting and preserving our planet, people, and the spirit in all of creation.
Alarm Will Sound: The Hunger (Adults)Boston, $$
Today  -  Fri, September 20, 2019   
Alarm Will Sound Performs Donnacha Dennehy’s The Hunger in Partnership with Oxfam. A Modern Cantata Remembering Ireland’s Great Famine Performed with Soprano Katherine Manley and Sean Nós Singer Iarla Ó Lionáird.
Concert for One2 Locations, Free
Today  -  Thu, September 26, 2019   
Concert for One is a musical experience like no other, pairing individuals with solo musicians for 60 seconds of concentrated performance and listening. The idea is to form a more intimate connection between musicians and their audience.
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Revels RiverSingAllston, Free
Sat, September 21, 2019  -  Sat, September 21, 2019   
Join thousands of voices in song as Revels waves goodbye to summer and welcomes in the fall at this FREE family-friendly Autumnal Equinox celebration in our new riverfront location, the Herter Park Amphitheater in...
The Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the BeatlesWorcester, $$
Sat, September 21, 2019  -  Sat, September 21, 2019   
Ever wonder what The Beatles would have sounded like had they performed with a live symphony orchestra in Mechanics Hall? On September 21 audience members will find out.
Country Night on the Boardwalk with Annie Broast BandHaverhill, Free
Sat, September 21, 2019  -  Sat, September 21, 2019   
Join us for Country Night on the Boardwalk featuring the Annie Brobst Band. Enjoy one of New England’s most sought after and awarded artists in New England for music along the river.
New Philharmonia Orchestra To Begin 25th Season With Silver Anniversary GalaNewton, $$
Sat, September 21, 2019  -  Sat, September 21, 2019   
New Philharmonia Orchestra To Begin 25th Season With Silver Anniversary Gala September 21st at First Baptist Church in Newton, MA with Music Director Francisco Noya.
Bleached @ Brighton Music Hall - Fenway Recordings SessionAllston, $
Sat, September 21, 2019  -  Sat, September 21, 2019   
On Saturday September 21st pop punk band Bleached will be performing at Brighton Music Hall, along with The Paranoyds, Lady Pills, and DJ Carbo as part of the Fenway Recordings Sessions.
The Manuel Kaufmann Jazz Orchestra Presents: TributesBack Bay, $
Tue, September 24, 2019  -  Tue, September 24, 2019   
The Manuel Kaufmann Jazz Orchestra Presents: Tributes. The orchestra is capable of a powerful large ensemble sound without overpowering the intimate chamber feel of a small jazz band.
A Very Special Evening with Graham Nash and BandBack Bay, $$$
Thu, September 26, 2019  -  Thu, September 26, 2019   
Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter Graham Nash is a two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and two-time Songwriter’s Hall of Fame inductee (as a solo artist and with Crosby, Stills & Nash).
Portsmouth Maritime Folk FestivalNew Hampshire, Free
Sat, September 28, 2019  -  Sun, September 29, 2019   
The Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival presents traditional American and English folk music. For our Open Sings, PMFF uses three pub venues that are also full-service restaurants, suitable for all ages. So feel free to bring your singing and non-singing kids along!
Broadway Comes to the LarcomBeverly, $
Sat, September 28, 2019  -  Sat, September 28, 2019   
A Musical Showcase of Broadway Hits. Featuring musical numbers from hit shows spanning the 40s to the 21st century from Showboat to My Fair Lady to 42nd St and Avenue Q.
The Boston Local Music FestivalBoston, Free
Sat, September 28, 2019  -  Sun, September 29, 2019   
A free, weekend-long music festival on City Hall Plaza featuring the best of Boston's local bands! Saturday and Sunday September 28th-29th. Rain or shine, open to the public.
String Masters Series: Bela Horvath, ViolinBack Bay, $
Sun, September 29, 2019  -  Sun, September 29, 2019   
Virtuoso violinist and Carl Flesch Violin Competition winner Bela Horvath kicks off the 2019–2020 String Masters Series with a rich program of Romantic masterpieces and dazzling showpieces, accompanied by pianist Yoon Lee.
Piano Masters Series: Phillip BushBack Bay, $
Tue, October 1, 2019  -  Tue, October 1, 2019   
Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s 2019–2020 Piano Masters Series kicks off with acclaimed American pianist Phillip Bush. Bush’s fascinating all-American program, 'PianoUSA1919,' is anchored by Charles Ives’s monumental “Concord” Sonata.
Indonesian Cultural Night: LegendaBack Bay, $
Wed, October 2, 2019   
This concert showcases the traditional arts of Indonesia, featuring the Berklee Indonesian Ensemble, a full choir, and dancers. The Berklee Indonesian Ensemble plays a wide variety of Indonesian music.
BMOP Celebrates the Jazz Age of the 1920sSouth End
Fri, October 4, 2019  -  Fri, October 4, 2019   
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation’s premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, begins its 24th season with a nod to the Jazz Age of the 1920s.
Avedis Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Culminating Concert with Zach DanzigerBack Bay, $
Fri, October 4, 2019  -  Fri, October 4, 2019   
Don’t miss the culminating concert of the Avedis Zildjian artist-in-residence program, featuring drummer Zach Danziger. Danziger has recorded in a wide variety of musical genres with highly acclaimed musicians.
Festival of Ozz (Adults)Beverly, $$
Fri, October 4, 2019  -  Fri, October 4, 2019   
Celebrating 50 years of Black Sabbath and Ozzy – wo legendary bands, one legendary singer re-create the sound and experience of heavy metal legend, Ozzy Osbourne for one unforgettable night.
Justin Roberts Family ConcertConcord, $$
Sat, October 5, 2019  -  Sat, October 5, 2019   
See three-time Grammy-Award nominee and the most successful children’s entertainer Justin Roberts live on Saturday, October 5th at 11:00 am in Concord at the Performing Arts Center.
Longwood Symphony Orchestra Season PremiereBack Bay, $$
Sat, October 5, 2019  -  Sat, October 5, 2019   
The Longwood Symphony Orchestra kicks off the 2019-20 concert season at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall with works by Mendelssohn, Peter Maxwell Davies, and Brahms.
Sounds of Liberation: Benefit Concert of Sacred Music and Chant for NepalBack Bay, $$$
Sat, October 5, 2019  -  Sat, October 5, 2019   
World-renowned artists Krishna Das, Ani Choying Drolma, and Lama Tenzin Sangpo all come together for an evening of Kirtan and Tibetan Buddhist chant and music.
Peace, Love, Music: Mamadou & Duppy ConquerorsBeverly, $$
Sat, October 5, 2019  -  Sat, October 5, 2019   
A Celebration of Diversity Through Music. Join us for one night of West African rhythm and Reggae led by two award-winning bands with one purpose – to unite us through music spreading positive vibrations.
Fiddlers on the FarmWaltham, $$
Sun, October 6, 2019  -  Sun, October 6, 2019   
New England has a great fiddle-music tradition drawing from Celtic, English, French and Scandinavian traditions. Fiddlers on the Farm highlights these deep traditions with performances by some of the region’s finest traditional musicians.
The 8-Bit Big BandBack Bay, $$$
Sun, October 6, 2019  -  Sun, October 6, 2019   
The 8-Bit Big Band, a 33-member jazz/pops orchestra created by Charlie Rosen, presents unprecedented “big band” performances of original arrangements of popular video game music.
Boston Conservatory OrchestraCambridge, $
Sun, October 6, 2019  -  Sun, October 6, 2019   
The kickoff concert of the 2019–2020 Boston Conservatory Orchestra season features works by the first noted African American woman composer, Florence Price, as well as one of today’s most popular young composers, Mason Bates.
Incubus Concert at Boch CenterBoston, $$$
Tue, October 8, 2019  -  Tue, October 8, 2019   
Having sold more than 23 million albums to date, award winning band INCUBUS has announced today they will be hitting the road to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their platinum selling album Make Yourself.
O'Carolan EtceteraWaltham, $$$
Tue, October 8, 2019  -  Tue, October 8, 2019   
The trio O’Carolan Etcetera will perform a concert in the 1793 Carriage House at Gore Place drawing from English, Irish and North America traditional music.
A Tribute to the Beatles’ White AlbumBack Bay, $$$
Fri, October 11, 2019  -  Fri, October 11, 2019   
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to see some of rock’s biggest legends pay homage to one of modern music’s most influential albums.
Showcase Cinemas presents “Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Turandot”Revere, $$
Sat, October 12, 2019  -  Sat, October 12, 2019   
Celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Metropolitan Opera's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series The Met: Live in HD at Showcase Cinemas with Turandot this October.
Guitarist Singer-Songwriter ShowcaseBack Bay, $
Wed, October 16, 2019  -  Wed, October 16, 2019   
Presented by the Guitar Department at Berklee College of Music and directed by Abigail Aronson Zocher, this showcase features some of the college’s finest guitarist singer-songwriters playing original music in a variety of settings.
Peter Bence ConcertBack Bay, $$
Thu, October 17, 2019  -  Thu, October 17, 2019   
Peter Bence is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso pianist, recording artist, composer, and producer who holds the Guinness World Record for being the “fastest piano player.”
The Town and The City FestivalLowell
Fri, October 18, 2019  -  Tue, October 19, 2010   
Ticket prices and venue locations vary depending on the artists, more information on venues and early bird tickets can be found at https://www.thetownandthecityfestival.com/schedule-2
Sergio Mendes and Bebel Gilberto: 60th Anniversary of Bossa NovaBack Bay, $$
Fri, October 18, 2019  -  Fri, October 18, 2019   
Celebrate 60 years of bossa nova with Bebel Gilberto and Sergio Mendes, one of Brazil's most successful artists and a multiple Grammy-winning producer, composer, keyboardist, and vocalist.
FREE Annual Children's Concert - Middlesex Concert BandWakefield, Free
Sun, October 20, 2019  -  Sun, October 20, 2019   
Join the Middlesex Concert Band as they perform a FREE presentation. MCB’s annual Children’s Concert is coming up!
Essential Early Women ComposersBoylston, $$
Sat, October 26, 2019  -  Sat, October 26, 2019   
Presenting a survey of music written by historic women composers spanning the Middles Ages through the early Classical era, and featuring some of La Donna Musicale’s favorite repertoire.
Fabiola Méndez TrioMattapan, Free
Sat, October 26, 2019  -  Sat, October 26, 2019   
The Fabiola Méndez Trio performs Puerto Rican Folk and Jazz music in a free concert at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Mattapan.
Essential Early Women ComposersWorcester, Free
Sun, October 27, 2019  -  Sun, October 27, 2019   
Presenting a survey of music written by historic women composers spanning the Middles Ages through the early Classical era, and featuring some of La Donna Musicale’s favorite repertoire.
Harmony at Home ConcertSudbury, $$
Fri, November 1, 2019  -  Fri, November 1, 2019   
This concert explores the extraordinarily fruitful musical relationships within two musical families: that of siblings Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn and that of husband and wife Jan Ladislav and Sophia Corri Dussek.
Harmony at Home ConcertBoston, $$
Sat, November 2, 2019  -  Sat, November 2, 2019   
This concert explores the extraordinarily fruitful musical relationships within two musical families: that of siblings Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn and that of husband and wife Jan Ladislav and Sophia Corri Dussek.
Day of the Dead family concertBoston, Free
Sat, November 2, 2019  -  Sat, November 2, 2019   
Celebrity Series Neighborhood Arts Presents: The popular Neighborhood Arts Day of the Dead family concert returns with Mexican singer Veronica Robles and her all-female mariachi band.
Mozart Jupiter SymphonyBoston
Fri, November 8, 2019  -  Sun, November 10, 2019   
Mozart Jupiter Symphony will occur on two separate days in November starting with Friday November 8th at 7:30pm and then followed by Sunday November 10th at 3:00pm
From Gustav with LoveNewton, $$
Sat, November 23, 2019  -  Sun, November 24, 2019   
New Philharmonia’s Classics I concert, From Gustav with Love, is set for November 23rd and 24th at 7:30 PM and 3:00 PM at First Baptist Church.
Handel MessiahBoston
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 1, 2019   
Handel Messiah at Boston Symphony Hall for 3 days starting Friday November 29th at 7:30pm, Saturday November 30th at 3:00pm and Sunday December 1st at 3:00pm
Jason Palmer Quintet Jazz Holiday ConcertDorchester, Free
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Celebrity Series Neighborhood Arts Presents: The Jason Palmer Quintet will present a free jazz holiday concert at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in collaboration with the Summer Street Brass Band.
Vanessa Trien & The Jumping MonkeysBrookline, $
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Boston's Parents' Choice Award-winning band, Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys, returns for their highly anticipated, annual Coolidge Corner Theatre show, which is known to be a lively, sold-out neighborhood party!
Roxbury Stringfest with Voci AngelicaRoxbury, Free
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Cello and vocal trio Voci Angelica, a frequent Neighborhood Arts partner organization, leads the Roxbury Stringfest, featuring youth ensembles Boston City-Wide String Orchestra and City Strings United.
Christmas Pilgrimage ConcertBoston, $$
Fri, December 13, 2019  -  Fri, December 13, 2019   
This Holiday program explores the guiding light of Epiphany. The ensemble will premiere several cantatas and pastorales. With vocal soloists soprano Jessica Petrus, alto Sophie Micheaux, tenor Jason McStoots, and baritone Bradfod Gleim.
Matt Heaton and the Outside Toys at Coolidge Corner TheaterBrookline, $
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
CD release concert for Matt Heaton's new album, 'Snow Day!' Full of old and new favorites for the entire family to sing and dance along.
Dorchester Stringfest with Voci AngelicaDorchester, Free
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sat, December 14, 2019   
Cello and vocal trio Voci Angelica, a frequent Neighborhood Arts partner organization, leads the Dorchester Stringfest, featuring the young musicians from Conservatory Lab Charter School.
Christmas Pilgrimage ConcertWorcester, $$
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
This Holiday program explores the guiding light of Epiphany. The ensemble will premiere several cantatas and pastorales. With vocal soloists soprano Jessica Petrus, alto Sophie Micheaux, tenor Jason McStoots, and baritone Bradfod Gleim.
Celebrations!Newton, $$
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
On December 15th, New Phil will hold its annual holiday program Celebrations! The Boston Ballet School will join the New Phil to perform major excerpts from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.
Annual Winter Concert with piano virtuoso Ivan GusevClinton, $$
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
This year’s annual winter concert features the talented and brilliant concert pianist Ivan Gusev. In his first full-length performance at the Museum, Gusev presents an all-Russian program featuring Scriabin, Tchaikovsky, and Mussorgsky.
A Baroque ChristmasBoston
Thu, December 19, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Handel + Haydn Society present A Baroque Christmas at the New England Conservatory Jordan Hall on December 19th at 7:30pm and on December 22nd at 3:00pm
Salute to Vienna New Year’s ConcertOther Boston Area, $$$
Sun, January 5, 2020  -  Sun, January 5, 2020   
Waltz into the New Year with selections from beloved operettas, elegant dances, and lively overtures performed by European singers, dancers, and the Strauss Symphony of America.
Mozart + Haydn PerformanceBoston
Fri, January 24, 2020  -  Sun, January 26, 2020   
For two separate nights experience three grand classics, alive with all the excitement and verve of their very first performances at the Boston Symphony Hall.
Silver Salon EveningNewton, $$
Sat, February 1, 2020  -  Sat, February 1, 2020   
Silver Salon Evening at First Baptist Church in Newton, Ma 848 Beacon Street 02459 on Saturday February 1st, 2020. Join the New Phil for a special evening of chamber ensembles and culinary treats!
Beethoven + Mozart at New England ConservatoryBoston
Fri, February 14, 2020  -  Sun, February 16, 2020   
Beethoven + Mozart at New England Conservatory Jordan Hall Friday, February 14th at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 16th at 3:00pm, many other events are also available.
Haydn + Beethoven ConcertBoston
Fri, February 28, 2020  -  Sun, March 1, 2020   
No one could carry off this triple-header better than H+H, which is dedicated to connecting you with all the freshness and energy of this music as when it was brand new.
Meet the Orchestra & Mr. TchaikovskyNewton, $$
Sun, March 1, 2020  -  Sun, March 1, 2020   
Discover the magic of Tchaikovsky's music and meet all the musicians and instruments that make it come to life on Sunday, March 1st at 3:00 PM!
The Lure of London: Virtuoso Baroque ConcertWayland, $$
Fri, March 6, 2020  -  Fri, March 6, 2020   
Virtuoso Baroque instrumental works by Italians who settled in London with its lively musical scene. The program includes trio sonatas by Locatelli, Platti, and Tessarini, and a capriccio for strings and continuo by Veracini.
The Lure of London: Virtuoso Baroque ConcertBoston, $$
Sun, March 8, 2020  -  Sun, March 8, 2020   
Virtuoso Baroque instrumental works by Italians who settled in London with its lively musical scene. The program includes trio sonatas by Locatelli, Platti, and Tessarini, and a capriccio for strings and continuo by Veracini.
St. Petersburg VirtuososNewton, $$
Sat, March 14, 2020  -  Sun, March 15, 2020   
On March 14th and 15th the orchestra’s Classics series continues with “St. Petersburg Virtuosos.” Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin. Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1. Tatiana Dimitriades, violin. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4.
Bach St. Matthew Passion ConcertBoston
Fri, April 3, 2020  -  Sun, April 5, 2020   
Arguably the greatest work in Western classical music, the St. Matthew Passion reflects on the central drama of the Christian religion: the trial, suffering, and death of Jesus as a redemptive act for humankind.
Vivaldi The Four Seasons at Boston Symphony HallBoston
Fri, May 1, 2020  -  Sun, May 3, 2020   
Vivaldi The Four Seasons for two nights at the Boston Symphony Hall. Friday, May 1 at 7:30pm and Sunday, May 3 at 3:00pm, tickets will be available on the website.
Dramatic Return: French Baroque ConcertCambridge, $$
Sat, May 2, 2020  -  Sat, May 2, 2020   
French Baroque cantatas and instrumental works featuring Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre’s cantata Le Passage sur la mer rouge, Clerambault’s cantata Leandre et Hero, Clerambault’s Sonata La Felicite, an overture by Charpentier
Dramatic Return: French Baroque ConcertWorcester, $$
Sun, May 3, 2020  -  Sun, May 3, 2020   
French Baroque cantatas and instrumental works featuring Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre’s cantata Le Passage sur la mer rouge, Clerambault’s cantata Leandre et Hero, Clerambault’s Sonata La Felicite an overture by Charpentier
Music for AllNewton, $$
Sat, May 16, 2020  -  Sun, May 17, 2020   
Vignieri: World Premiere 25th anniversary commission. Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 by the Metropolitan Chorale led by Music Director Lisa Graham. Lisa Graham, Music Director Rachele Schmiege, soprano Britt Brown, mezzo soprano ...
Spring Blues and Folk Concert and Art ReceptionArlington, $
Thu, May 4, 2034  -  Sat, May 4, 2013   
Spring Blues and Folk Concert 'Something different' and Photography Show Reception for '4 Under 24' at the Old Schwamb Mill, an 1864 Arlington picture frame factory
Welcome the Stranger PerformanceCambridge, $$
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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