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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!
2019 Boston Pops Spring Season ScheduleBoston, $$$
Wed, May 8, 2019  -  Fri, August 16, 2019   
The Boston Pops will play host to a dazzling array of stars this Spring Season. Musical luminary and MacArthur “Genius Grant” winner Rhiannon Giddens, multi-talented comedian Jane Lynch, and the ever-popular travel authority Rick Steves will make their Spring Season debuts,...
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.
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Boston Calling Block Parties at Dewey Square (21+)Boston, Free
Thu, May 23, 2019  -  Thu, August 15, 2019   
Boston Calling Block Parties are returning for their sixth season of live music, beer, and wine to Dewey Square Thursdays and select Tuesday evenings from mid-May through August.
BPL Concerts in the Courtyard seriesBoston, Free
Wed, June 5, 2019  -  Fri, August 30, 2019   
The BPL is hosting a Summer Concert in the Courtyard series, which brings musical acts from a variety of genres to the tranquil McKim Courtyard twice a week.
Blues on the Barge at Boston Harbor HotelBoston, Free
Thu, June 6, 2019  -  Thu, August 29, 2019   
The Blues Barge -- a floating stage anchored behind the Boston Harbor Hotel -- provides the setting for some of the hottest local and national blues artists.
Summer Pop & Soul: Boston Harbor Hotel 2019Boston, Free
Tue, June 11, 2019  -  Tue, August 27, 2019   
Summer Soul will take place every Tuesday night at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Sway to soulful sounds as the hotel hosts 11 different R&B and soul bands this summer. Enjoy songs from legends such as Marvin Gaye, Al Green, James Brown, Otis Redding, Roberta Flack and Gladys...
Rat Pack Wednesdays at Boston Harbor Hotel 2019Boston, Free
Wed, June 12, 2019  -  Wed, August 28, 2019   
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.
Family Farm Nights at Wright-Locke FarmWinchester, Free
Thu, June 13, 2019  -  Thu, July 25, 2019   
Enjoy this wonderful outdoor Family Farm Night series entitled 'Lettuce Turnip the Beet' at Wright Locke Farm. The event includes family-friendly musical performances and visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic to round out a fun evening outdoors.
Lowell Summer Music Series 2019Lowell
Fri, June 14, 2019  -  Sat, August 31, 2019   
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.
Summer Concerts at the Endicott EstateDedham, Free
Wed, June 19, 2019  -  Wed, July 31, 2019   
The Dedham Junior Women’s Club established this free outdoor summer concert series at the Endicott Estate in 1987 and we have been coordinating it ever since. Concerts are held on the lawn of the Endicott Estate on Wednesday nights in late June and throughout July starting...
Framingham Summer Concerts on the Common 2019Framingham
Fri, June 21, 2019  -  Fri, August 9, 2019   
Enjoy an evening of great music with family and neighbors, features a dance floor for the kids, food vendors, raffles and more!
Newton Square Summer Concert SeriesWorcester, Free
Tue, June 25, 2019  -  Tue, August 13, 2019   
The Newton Square Summer Concert Series is the Friends of Newton Hill at Elm Park (a member organization of Park Spirit of Worcester, Inc.) signature summer event.
Elm Park Free Concert SeriesWorcester, Free
Tue, June 25, 2019  -  Wed, August 14, 2019   
Hello Park Lovers! Park Spirit will be having their Elm Park Concert's again this year starting on June 25, 2019, running through August 14, 2019. (All Free Of Charge)
Salisbury Beach Summer Concerts & FireworksSalisbury, Free
Sat, June 29, 2019  -  Sat, August 31, 2019   
Enjoy great bands performing on the Salisbury Beach Center Stage on summer Saturdays, 7:30 pm-10:00 pm. Then join everyone for fireworks over the ocean afterward at 10:15pm!
MFA Summer Concerts in the CourtyardBoston, $$$
Wed, July 3, 2019  -  Wed, August 28, 2019   
Concerts in the Courtyard will take place on Wednesday evenings from July to August at the MFA, and back by popular demand, Bravo restaurant will turn its patio into a lounge for MFA members and their guests; or you can pack a picnic.
Tito Puente Latin Music Series 2019Boston, Free
Fri, July 5, 2019  -  Fri, August 9, 2019   
The Tito Puente Latin Music Series takes place in July and August at outdoor locations across Boston. The six-concert series is an infectious soundscape of salsa, bolero, danzón, Afro-Latin, Caribbean, jazz, funk, R&B, and more. Performers include Berklee faculty, students,...
Sudbury Summer Concert Series 2019Sudbury, Free
Mon, July 8, 2019  -  Mon, August 12, 2019   
Sudbury Parks and Recreation is pleased to be offering a free Summer Concert Series again this summer. Enjoy music & a special family fun night with the whole family.
NEMPAC Jazz in the Park Summer Concert Series 2019Boston, Free
Tue, July 9, 2019  -  Tue, July 30, 2019   
NEMPAC Presents Jazz in the Park Summer Concert Series 2019 every Tuesday from July 9th to July 30th at 6:00pm-7:30 pm. Come and enjoy with us !
Boston ParkARTS Citywide Neighborhood Concerts 201911 Locations, Free
Wed, July 10, 2019  -  Mon, August 5, 2019   
Throughout the summer, join in on the different concerts held all over Massachusetts with many different performers in Roxbury, Dorchester, Brighton and Roslindale!
Boston Landmarks Orchestra - Free Wednesday Summer ConcertsBoston, Free
Wed, July 10, 2019  -  Thu, August 22, 2019   
The Boston Landmarks Orchestra performs free summer evening concerts at the Hatch Shell on Wednesday nights. Bring a chair or blanket with a picnic and enjoy this tradition of symphonic musical entertainment.
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Jazz in the ParkBoston, Free
Wed, July 10, 2019  -  Wed, July 31, 2019   
North End Music & Performing Arts Center invites you to Jazz in the Park | Summer Concert Series 2019 during the month of July, every Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm, in the North End Greenway Park
Castle Hill Summer Picnic ConcertsIpswich, $
Thu, July 11, 2019  -  Thu, August 29, 2019   
Pack a picnic supper and bring your family for an evening of great music and dancing on the lawn at seaside estate and National Historic Landmark in Ipswich.
Harborwalk Sounds at the ICABoston
Thu, July 11, 2019  -  Thu, August 29, 2019   
On ICA Free Thursday nights, visitors can enjoy outdoor concerts on the waterfront as part of Harborwalk Sounds, a collaboration between the ICA and Berklee College of Music. These popular evenings include free admission to the galleries, free concerts by some of Berklee...
Lexington Summer Concert Series (Fridays)Lexington, Free
Fri, July 12, 2019  -  Fri, August 30, 2019   
Enjoy live music on Friday evenings this summer on the Lexington Green. Bring a blanket, chairs and a picnic and the bands will provide the smiles.
Annual Regattabar Kids’ Summer Music SeriesCambridge, $
Sun, July 14, 2019  -  Sun, August 25, 2019   
Kids and parents alike are invited to dance till they drop to musical favorites at the REGATTABAR. Musicians that specialize in delighting kids with different styles of music perform everything from bilingual songs to magical folk tunes, and even dino-soaring!
Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park 2019Boston, Free
Tue, July 16, 2019  -  Tue, August 13, 2019   
11am for summer camps and families - dance with OrigiNation youth troupe. 6pm concert for everyone with local favorite, the E-Water Band. Bring a lawn chair and all your friends!
Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park Concert SeriesBoston, Free
Tue, July 16, 2019  -  Fri, August 2, 2019   
The Franklin Park Coalition (FPC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to involving the community to work, play, & engage in Franklin Park, Boston’s largest green space.
Waltham Summer Concerts on the CommonWaltham, Free
Fri, July 19, 2019  -  Tue, August 27, 2019   
Waltham Arts Council invites you to enjoy their annual summer concerts on the Common. Shows are on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm. Bring a blanket, chairs and perhaps a picnic and make an evening of it.
Summer Fridays at the ICA (21+)Boston, $$
Fri, July 19, 2019  -  Fri, August 23, 2019   
Kickstart the weekend every Friday at the ICA. From July through Labor Day, every Friday offers waterfront music, dancing, and the best vibes in the city.
Scanzonati | Jazz in the Park presented by NEMPACBoston, Free
Today  -  Tue, July 23, 2019   
Scanzonati fuses Italian Leggera with sophisticated Jazz harmonies and arrangements with soulful vocal textures. Free & family-friendly concert in the Greenway North End Parks of Boston.
Steve Hurl 'Jumpin' Juba' Family Fun ConcertActon, Free
Wed, July 24, 2019  -  Wed, July 24, 2019   
This free concert will be held at the NARA Park Amphitheater. All seating is general admission lawn seating. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.
Longwood Symphony Orchestra at the Hatch ShellBoston, Free
Wed, July 24, 2019  -  Wed, July 24, 2019   
Under the direction of Ronald Feldman, Music Director, Longwood Symphony Orchestra is Boston's orchestra of doctors and health-care professionals that helps raise money and awareness for healthcare nonprofits.
Wacky Wednesdays: SSC ImagineARTS BandHull, $
Wed, July 24, 2019  -  Wed, July 24, 2019   
The performance will feature fun tunes including “See How I’m Jumping,” “She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain,” and “Funga Alafia” for everybody to move and groove to!
Lincoln Summer Concert Series: Knock on WoodLincoln, Free
Wed, July 24, 2019   
Knock on Wood is a high-energy acoustic folk-rock duo - featuring an eclectic variety of instruments - who perform covers and funny original music (suitable for all ages). It’s a very lively show with great musicianship, nice vocal harmonies and a little humor here and...
Dorothy Curran Summer Concert Series 2019Boston, Free
Thu, July 25, 2019  -  Thu, August 22, 2019   
Now celebrating 46 years as Boston’s longest-running outdoor concert series, these performances feature exciting, non-stop entertainment for music lovers of all ages.
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Lowell Summer Music Series Kids' Shows 2019Lowell, Free
Fri, July 26, 2019  -  Thu, August 8, 2019   
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.
Yellow Brick Road - A Tribute to Elton JohnActon, $$
Fri, July 26, 2019  -  Fri, July 26, 2019   
This is a special ticketed concert will be held at the NARA Park Amphitheater. All seating is general admission lawn seating. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.
MIT Summer Philharmonic Orchestra ConcertCambridge, Free
Fri, July 26, 2019   
MIT Professional Education is proud to sponsor the 23rd annual performance of the MIT Summer Philharmonic Orchestra (MITSPO). The annual classical music concert, which is open to the public and free for all to attend, returns to the MIT Kresge Auditorium in Cambridge on...
Summer Sundays in the ParkJamaica Plain, Free
Sun, July 28, 2019  -  Sun, August 11, 2019   
Enjoy two eveings evening of music and fun for all ages provides a family-friendly concert featuring B.L.O. musicians. Sponsored by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and the Boston Parks & Recreation Department, and is co-presented by Friends of Jamaica Pond.
SAWAARI | Jazz in the Park presented by NEMPACBoston, Free
Tue, July 30, 2019  -  Tue, July 30, 2019   
Sawaari explores the nexus of Indian taals, Arabic maqams, and trance music from North Africa and Italy. Free concert in the Greenway North End Parks of Boston.
Wacky Wednesdays: Matt Heaton and the Outside ToysHingham, $
Wed, July 31, 2019  -  Wed, July 31, 2019   
The performance features a lively blend of rockabilly, surf, American roots, and Irish traditional music. Matt Heaton and the Outside Toys are guaranteed to present an amazing finale to SSC’s Wacky Wednesdays series.
Tanglewood Family Fun FestWestern Mass, Free
Fri, August 2, 2019   
Families are invited to enjoy an afternoon of live musical performances and fun interactive activities presented in collaboration with some of the most popular cultural institutions in the Berkshires!
Into the Mystic - The Van Morrison ExperienceActon, $$
Fri, August 2, 2019  -  Fri, August 2, 2019   
This is a special ticketed concert will be held at the NARA Park Amphitheater. All seating is general admission lawn seating. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.
Bang on a Can LOUD Weekend at MASS MoCAWestern Mass, $$$
Fri, August 2, 2019  -  Sun, August 4, 2019   
Bang on a Can and MASS MoCA present LOUD Weekend, an innovative new three day music festival held at MASS MoCA featuring more than 30 concerts.
Marching Orders School of HONKBoston, Free
Sun, August 4, 2019  -  Sun, August 4, 2019   
Join the school of HONK at the historic Fort Warren on Georges Island for an afternoon of music, costumes and crafts! Make sure to leave time to explore the Island with your family and friends.
Don't Tell Jack - Family Fun Concert!Acton, Free
Wed, August 7, 2019  -  Wed, August 7, 2019   
This free concert will be held at the NARA Park Amphitheater. All seating is general admission lawn seating. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.
Mercury OrchestraBoston, Free
Wed, August 7, 2019  -  Wed, August 7, 2019   
Under the direction of Channing Yu, Music Director, the national winner of the 2010 American Prize for Orchestral Performance in the community orchestra division Mercury Orchestra performs great works in the symphonic repertoire.
TUSK- The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac TributeActon, $$
Fri, August 9, 2019  -  Fri, August 9, 2019   
This is a special ticketed concert will be held at the NARA Park Amphitheater. All seating is general admission lawn seating. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.
PJ Library Shabbat in the ParkFramingham, Free
Fri, August 9, 2019  -  Fri, August 9, 2019   
Bring a picnic dinner and join us for Shabbat in the Park and concert on the Framingham Green (2 Oak Street) in Framingham on Friday, August 9 from 5:30-7:30pm.
Spruce Peak Folk FestivalVermont, $$
Sat, August 10, 2019  -  Sun, August 11, 2019   
The Ultimate Folk Fest Weekend! Join Spruce Peak on the Village Green for an all day, family-friend affair filled with live music, food, local brews, and more!
Loose Connections -- Excellent local talent performing!!!Acton, Free
Wed, August 14, 2019  -  Wed, August 14, 2019   
This free concert will be held at the NARA Park Amphitheater. All seating is general admission lawn seating. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.
Landmarks Orchestra Annual Green ConcertBoston, Free
Wed, August 14, 2019  -  Wed, August 14, 2019   
Boston Landmarks Orchestra and the NE Aquarium present a moving and thought-provoking orchestral program paired with videos of the environmental impacts of climate change. Stunningly evocative music accompanies dramatic landscapes captured in film and photography.
Tony Funches - Former lead singer of The Platters performs!Acton, Free
Wed, August 21, 2019  -  Wed, August 21, 2019   
This free concert will be held at the NARA Park Amphitheater. All seating is general admission lawn seating. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.
Landmarks Orchestra Dance Night Summer ConcertBoston, Free
Wed, August 21, 2019  -  Wed, August 21, 2019   
Landmarks Dance Night brings music to move by from diverse cultures to the Hatch Shell. Love, magicians, and ghosts haunt the flamenco ballet, El amor brujo, inspired by tales of the Romani people.
Foreigners Journey - Tribute band performing Foreigner and Journey HitsActon, $$
Fri, August 23, 2019  -  Fri, August 23, 2019   
This is a special ticketed concert will be held at the NARA Park Amphitheater. All seating is general admission lawn seating. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.
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End of Summer Bash at Atlantic WharfBoston, Free
Sat, August 24, 2019   
Celebrate the end of Summer with a kids concert, fun activity tables, food, games and more! Rain location is Waterfront Square.
200 Años de Música MexicanaBoston, $$$
Sat, August 31, 2019  -  Sat, August 31, 2019   
Banda El Recodo and Mariachi Vargas de Tecatitlán will bring 200 Años de Música Mexicana to the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage on Saturday, October 31!
SOLD OUT: Zac Brown Band Sam Deck Concert PartyBoston, $$$
Sat, August 31, 2019  -  Sat, August 31, 2019   
Live Nation and the Boston Red Sox are excited to announce that Zac Brown Band will be returning to America’s Most Beloved Ballpark Fenway!
SOLD OUT: Zac Brown Band Sam Deck Concert PartyBoston, $$$
Sun, September 1, 2019  -  Sun, September 1, 2019   
Live Nation and the Boston Red Sox are excited to announce that Zac Brown Band will be returning to America’s Most Beloved Ballpark, Fenway!
Food & Floyd Fest featuring Gilmours BreakfastActon, $$
Sat, September 7, 2019  -  Sat, September 7, 2019   
This is a special ticketed concert will be held at the NARA Park Amphitheater. All seating is general admission lawn seating. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.
Concord Conservatory of Music's Discovery Day Open HouseConcord, Free
Sat, September 7, 2019  -  Sat, September 7, 2019   
Concord Conservatory of Music's Discovery Day Open House on Saturday, September 7th from 1 pm - 3 pm. Have your child try out the Group Keyboard demo class (for ages 5 - 7) at either 1:30 pm or 2:30 pm.
Billy Joel Sam Deck Concert Party at FenwayBoston, $$$
Sat, September 14, 2019  -  Sat, September 14, 2019   
Live Nation and the Boston Red Sox are excited to announce the return of legendary musician Billy Joel, who will take the Fenway Park stage on Saturday, September 14th
CCM West Side String ProgramConcord, $$
Mon, September 16, 2019  -  Mon, May 18, 2020   
The Concord Conservatory of Music’s West Side String Program (WSSP) is a blend of Suzuki philosophy and traditional string pedagogy (14-week progra/begins September 16).
Justin Roberts Family ConcertConcord, $$
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.
Incubus Concert at Boch CenterBoston, $$$
Tue, October 8, 2019  -  Tue, October 8, 2019   
Having sold more than 23 million albums to date, award winning band INCUBUS has announced today they will be hitting the road to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their platinum selling album Make Yourself.
Harmony at Home ConcertSudbury, $$
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, $$
Sat, November 2, 2019  -  Sat, November 2, 2019   
This concert explores the extraordinarily fruitful musical relationships within two musical families: that of siblings Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn and that of husband and wife Jan Ladislav and Sophia Corri Dussek.
Christmas Pilgrimage ConcertBoston, $$
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.
Christmas Pilgrimage ConcertWorcester, $$
Sun, December 15, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
This Holiday program explores the guiding light of Epiphany. The ensemble will premiere several cantatas and pastorales. With vocal soloists soprano Jessica Petrus, alto Sophie Micheaux, tenor Jason McStoots, and baritone Bradfod Gleim.
The Lure of London: Virtuoso Baroque ConcertWayland, $$
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, $$
Sun, March 8, 2020  -  Sun, March 8, 2020   
Virtuoso Baroque instrumental works by Italians who settled in London with its lively musical scene. The program includes trio sonatas by Locatelli, Platti, and Tessarini, and a capriccio for strings and continuo by Veracini.
Dramatic Return: French Baroque ConcertCambridge, $$
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, $$
Sun, May 3, 2020  -  Sun, May 3, 2020   
French Baroque cantatas and instrumental works featuring Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre’s cantata Le Passage sur la mer rouge, Clerambault’s cantata Leandre et Hero, Clerambault’s Sonata La Felicite an overture by Charpentier
Spring Blues and Folk Concert and Art ReceptionArlington, $
Thu, May 4, 2034  -  Sat, May 4, 2013   
Spring Blues and Folk Concert 'Something different' and Photography Show Reception for '4 Under 24' at the Old Schwamb Mill, an 1864 Arlington picture frame factory
Welcome the Stranger PerformanceCambridge, $$
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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