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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.


CCM West Side String ProgramConcord, $$
Mon, September 16, 2019  -  Mon, May 18, 2020   
The Concord Conservatory of Music’s West Side String Program (WSSP) is a blend of Suzuki philosophy and traditional string pedagogy (14-week progra/begins September 16).
Sing & Dance with the Music ManHamilton, $
Wed, January 1, 2020  -  Thu, December 31, 2020   
Come join the fun at Community House Of Hamilton & Denham Monday, Thursday or Saturday morning at 10 a.m. for 45 minutes of great music with Brian Doser!
Music & Movement with Jeff Jam!Belmont, $$
Thu, January 9, 2020  -  Thu, March 19, 2020   
Come sing, dance, clap, stomp, shake, wiggle, laugh and jump with Jeff Jam at The Loved Child after nap time! For children (0-5 years), with a caregiver.
Boston Celtic Music FestivalCambridge, $$
Thu, January 16, 2020  -  Sun, January 19, 2020   
Presented by Passim, a Cambridge-based non-profit that supports a vibrant music community through Club Passim will showcase Greater Boston’s deep tradition of music and dance from Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and other Celtic communities.
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17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute ConcertBoston
Mon, January 20, 2020  -  Mon, January 20, 2020   
The Boston Children's Chorus annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is an inspiring event for the entire family. Through the power of song, the Boston Children’s Chorus chooses to focuses on the ties that bind us...
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Still I Rise: 17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute ConcertBack Bay
Mon, January 20, 2020  -  Mon, January 20, 2020   
The award-winning Boston Children's Chorus presents its annual tribute concert to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Now in its 17th year, our signature concert honoring Dr. King shines light on the struggle to be seen...
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra's MLK CelebrationBoston, Free
Mon, January 20, 2020   
Join us for a celebration in honor of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and commemoration of the anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Still I Rise: 17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute ConcertBoston, $$
Mon, January 20, 2020  -  Mon, January 20, 2020   
Boston Children’s Chorus presents Still I Rise, our 17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert at historic Boston Symphony Hall on January 20, 2020.
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.
4th Annual a CATpella Festival to Belt Out CancerArlington, $
Fri, January 24, 2020  -  Fri, January 24, 2020   
A fantastic a cappella benefit concert to raise funds for sarcoma research, education and awareness which includes 7 local a cappella groups to benefit the Catherine J. Malatesta Foundation
Arlington High School presents: Battle of the BandsArlington, $$
Sat, January 25, 2020   
Arlington High School S.T.A.N.D. Club Presents BATTLE of the BANDS. Featuring: Gym Class | P.A.X. | No Turn On Red | Oblivation | Senior Citizens | Chicken Big | as well as AHS's own Faculty Member Band, 'The Educated Guests'
We Banjo 3 at Somerville TheatreSomerville, $
Sat, January 25, 2020  -  Sat, January 25, 2020   
Their music is a passionate blend of Americana, bluegrass, Celtic, and pop music propelled by lead singer David Howley’s emotive voice, with pitch-perfect harmonies from the band of brothers.
WE BANJO 3 at Somerville TheatreSomerville, $
Sat, January 25, 2020  -  Sat, January 25, 2020   
We Banjo 3 is one of the most prolific bands to emerge from Ireland. Their music is a passionate blend of Americana, bluegrass, Celtic, and pop propelled by lead singer David Howley’s emotive voice.
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Chinese Dulcimer Guzheng Youth BandNewton, Free
Sun, January 26, 2020   
Join us for a special concert in celebration of Chinese Lunar New Year 2020, the Year of the Rat. Come learn a little bit about Chinese culture and the Chinese dulcimer. Afterwards, enjoy watching a beautiful live...
Sunday Soul: BostonAllston, $
Sun, January 26, 2020  -  Sun, January 26, 2020   
An evening of House music at the Wonder Bar by DJ Mandias, Leo Alarcon, and special guest the legendary DJ Bruno. Sunday Soul: Boston runs every fourth Sunday and with a featured DJ.
Stage Bells Free WorkshopWinchester, Free
Mon, January 27, 2020  -  Mon, January 27, 2020   
Join us for a FREE Stage Bells Workshop (children ages 6-8) and enjoy our fun group singing class. On January 27th from 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM.
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Lincoln Winter CarnivalLincoln, Free
Thu, January 30, 2020  -  Sun, February 2, 2020   
Chase away those winter blues at our annual winter carnival of events! Over the course of 3 days, enjoy magic shows, bingo night, ice skating, sing a longs, a bonfire and more!
Ice CapellaConcord, $$
Fri, January 31, 2020  -  Fri, January 31, 2020   
Are you a Pitch Perfect fan? CYT brings Ice Capella, featuring local vocal groups, back to Concord-Carlisle High School Auditorium, Friday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Silver Salon EveningNewton, $$
Sat, February 1, 2020  -  Sat, February 1, 2020   
Silver Salon Evening at First Baptist Church in Newton, Ma 848 Beacon Street 02459 on Saturday February 1st, 2020. Join the New Phil for a special evening of chamber ensembles and culinary treats!
YAMATO at Berklee Performance CenterBoston, $$
Sat, February 1, 2020  -  Sat, February 1, 2020   
Yamato’s new show, Jhonetsu (Passion), is a thrilling, high-energy interpretation of the centuries-old Japanese taiko tradition. With virtuosity, strength, spirit, and sheer endurance, Yamato displays its breathtaking performance on more than 20 drums.
LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO at Sanders TheatreCambridge, $$
Sat, February 1, 2020  -  Sat, February 1, 2020   
With the power of gospel and the precision of Broadway, Ladysmith Black Mambazo is the undisputed king of mbube, South African a cappella singing. The multi-Grammy-winning group came together in the early 1960s.
New Philharmonia Special Event: Silver Salon EveningNewton, $$
Sat, February 1, 2020  -  Sat, February 1, 2020   
Join the New Phil Orchestra for a very special evening of chamber ensembles and culinary treats! Music at its very best – up close and personal.
New Philharmonia Special Event: Silver Salon EveningNewton, $$
Sat, February 1, 2020  -  Sat, February 1, 2020   
Join the New Phil for a special evening of chamber ensembles and culinary treats! Music at its very best – up close and personal. The chamber ensembles will be made up of members from the orchestra!
2020 Berklee Chinese New Year ConcertBack Bay, $
Thu, February 6, 2020  -  Thu, February 6, 2020   
The Berklee Chinese New Year Concert is an annual celebration among the Chinese and other Asian populations at Berklee. With a collaboration between the Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA) and Bridge The Gap (BTG).
CCM Presents Mile TwelveConcord, $
Fri, February 7, 2020  -  Fri, February 7, 2020   
On Friday, February 7th at 7:30 pm, the Concord Conservatory of Music (CCM) presents Mile Twelve, a fresh, hard-driving, and spirited young band walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass.
DIANNE REEVES at Berklee Performance CenterBoston, $$
Sat, February 8, 2020  -  Sat, February 8, 2020   
A timeless voice and improvisational soul-jazz prowess mark Dianne Reeves as one of the world’s preeminent vocalists. She has received five Grammys for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
Studio Two - The Beatles Before AmericaActon, $$
Sat, February 8, 2020  -  Sat, February 8, 2020   
Special event with limited tickets available! Studio Two is a group of polished musicians who perform the best hits ever made! The Acton Recreation Department is proud to host this special winter concert!
Prayers Beyond Boundaries: An Interfaith Musical ExperienceActon, Free
Sun, February 9, 2020   
Join us as the One Spirit Jazz Ensemble and Interfaith Chorus lead us to lift up our voices and experience how the power of love and inclusion through music can help mend our world.
Beethoven + Mozart at New England ConservatoryBoston
Fri, February 14, 2020  -  Sun, February 16, 2020   
Beethoven + Mozart at New England Conservatory Jordan Hall Friday, February 14th at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 16th at 3:00pm, many other events are also available.
Boston Philharmonic: Kodály, Liszt, and DvorákCambridge, $$
Thu, February 20, 2020  -  Thu, February 20, 2020   
The program features acclaimed French pianist Lucas Debargue in his Boston debut performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 paired with Kodály’s Dances Of Galánta and Dvorák’s Symphony No. 7.
CRASHFEST A Global Music Festival at House of Blues BostonBoston, $
Sat, February 22, 2020  -  Sat, February 22, 2020   
Celebrating music without borders, CRASHFEST transforms the House of Blues into a global music festival. With more than ten bands playing on three stages, CRASHFEST features a dance floor and seated balcony overlooking the mainstage.
Boston Philharmonic: Kodály, Liszt, and DvorákCambridge, $$
Sat, February 22, 2020  -  Sat, February 22, 2020   
The program features acclaimed French pianist Lucas Debargue in his Boston debut performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 paired with Kodály’s Dances Of Galánta and Dvorák’s Symphony No. 7.
Boston Philharmonic: Kodály, Liszt, and DvorákCambridge, $$
Sun, February 23, 2020  -  Sun, February 23, 2020   
The program features acclaimed French pianist Lucas Debargue in his Boston debut performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 paired with Kodály’s Dances Of Galánta and Dvorák’s Symphony No. 7.
The University Wind Ensemble of Boston College presents: The Speed of HeatChestnut Hill, Free
Sun, February 23, 2020  -  Sun, February 23, 2020   
In this family-friendly performance, the UWE encourages the audience to experience the sights and sounds of the ensemble from different perspectives as you are seated around the musicians!
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.
ALTAN at Somerville TheatreSomerville, $
Fri, February 28, 2020  -  Fri, February 28, 2020   
Regarded by many as the world's finest traditional Irish band, Altan is renowned for its heartwarming, dynamic live performances that range from touching ballads to hard-hitting reels and jigs.
Brady Rymer and the Little Band that Could Family ConcertConcord, $
Sat, February 29, 2020  -  Sat, February 29, 2020   
Great family sensory-friendly concerts in West Concord, Brady Rymer and the Little Band that Could on Saturday, February 29, 2020 for two shows at 11 am and 2 pm.
Meet the Orchestra & Mr. TchaikovskyNewton, $$
Sun, March 1, 2020  -  Sun, March 1, 2020   
Discover the magic of Tchaikovsky's music and meet all the musicians and instruments that make it come to life on Sunday, March 1st at 3:00 PM!
New Philharmonia Family Series: Meet the Orchestra with Peter and the WolfNewton, $
Sun, March 1, 2020  -  Sun, March 1, 2020   
Discover the magic of Prokofiev’s musical fairy tale, 'Peter and the Wolf,' and meet all the musicians and instruments that make it come to life!
The Lure of London: Virtuoso Baroque ConcertWayland, $$
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.
OMAR SOSA & YILIAN CAŃIZARES at Berklee Performance CenterBoston, $
Fri, March 6, 2020  -  Fri, March 6, 2020   
Pianist Omar Sosa and violinist-vocalist Yilian Cańizares draw on their Afro-Cuban roots, along with Western classical music and jazz, to perform beautiful and personal music from their recent album Aguas
Sol Y CantoBoston, $
Sat, March 7, 2020  -  Sat, March 7, 2020   
Sol y Canto showcases Puerto Rican music as part of the Celebrity Series Neighborhood Arts Pablo Casals celebration in a family concert at Union United Methodist Church, with tenor Christian Figueroa and cuatrista Fabiola Mendez.
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.
New Philharmonia Presents Classics II: St. Petersburg VirtuososNewton, $$
Sat, March 14, 2020  -  Sun, March 15, 2020   
The New Phil has an exciting 25th season filled with celebratory spirit, incredible music, and exciting guest performances. Join us as we celebrate Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev in our second Classics Concert this March!
Wayne PotashBrookline, $
Sat, March 14, 2020  -  Sat, March 14, 2020   
Wayne and The Music Fun Band will be doing a fun and interactive show for families with young children. Wayne's solo and band performances for young audiences are interactive and high energy.
TERRY RILEY with Gyan Riley: Live at 85! at Sanders TheatreCambridge, $
Fri, March 20, 2020  -  Fri, March 20, 2020   
Terry Riley turns 85 on June 24, 2020, and celebratory performances have already begun. This larger-than-life character created an unconventional minimalist musical style that inspired many, including Philip Glass and Steve Reich.
Jason Palmer QuintetRoxbury, $
Sat, March 21, 2020  -  Sat, March 21, 2020   
Jason Palmer Quintet (jazz) performs at the First Church, Roxbury (Tickets are $5) will benefit the Unitarian-Universalist Urban Ministry's youth programs. Jason is a jazz trumpeter, composer, and educator.
Soul Yatra TrioRoxbury, $
Sun, March 22, 2020  -  Sun, March 22, 2020   
Three master musicians come together in a trio concert when Mike Block (cello), Sandeep Das (tabla) and Shaw Pong Liu (violin, erhu) appear as Soul Yatra trio. Tickets are $5, proceeds benefit Legacy Lives On.
The Legit Band - St Mary of Carmen Society - Festival KickoffNewton, $
Fri, March 27, 2020  -  Fri, March 27, 2020   
Come help us kick off our 85th festival with raffles, snacks, cash bar and the Legit Band! Our 85th annual festival will be July 15-19, 2020.
JOEY ALEXANDER at Berklee Performance CenterBoston, $
Sat, March 28, 2020  -  Sat, March 28, 2020   
With three Grammy nominations to his name, this 16-year-old phenom plays with astonishing technique, innate musical intelligence, and uncanny ability to communicate irresistible joy and talent.
Little GrooveBrookline, $
Sat, March 28, 2020  -  Sat, March 28, 2020   
Come to the Coolidge Corner Theatre for a real interactive music experience with your child. Little Groove performs fun and educational music for children that adults will also enjoy.
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.
FLY HIGHER: CHARLIE PARKER @ 100 at Berklee Performance CenterBoston, $$
Sat, April 4, 2020  -  Sat, April 4, 2020   
Acclaimed co‒musical directors Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone) and Terri Lyne Carrington (drums) celebrate one of the most innovative and influential artists in modern musical history.
Ben Rector PerformanceBoston, $$
Sat, April 4, 2020  -  Sat, April 4, 2020   
Ben Rector will take the Boch Center Shubert Theatre stage Saturday, April 4. Emmy-nominated independent singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ben Rector announces 'The Old Friends Acoustic Tour” featuring special guest Cody Fry.
BRAD MEHLDAU at Sanders TheatreCambridge, $$
Fri, April 10, 2020  -  Fri, April 10, 2020   
Over the the last two decades, pianist Brad Mehldau has forged his own path, embodying the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism, and pop allure.
ZAKIR HUSSAIN, JAYANTHI KUMARESH, KALA RAMNATH at Sanders TheatreCambridge, $$
Sun, April 12, 2020  -  Sun, April 12, 2020   
World-famous tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, renowned violinist Kala Ramnath, and master veena player Jayanthi Kumaresh perform a brilliant evening of amazing traditional Indian classical music.
Vivaldi The Four Seasons at Boston Symphony HallBoston
Fri, May 1, 2020  -  Sun, May 3, 2020   
Vivaldi The Four Seasons for two nights at the Boston Symphony Hall. Friday, May 1 at 7:30pm and Sunday, May 3 at 3:00pm, tickets will be available on the website.
Dramatic Return: French Baroque ConcertCambridge, $$
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 ...
First Baptist Church in NewtonNewton, $
Sat, May 16, 2020  -  Sun, May 17, 2020   
The New Phil has an exciting season filled with celebratory spirit, incredible music, and exciting guest performances. Join us as we celebrate our 25th season!
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Boston Calling Music Festival 2020Allston, $$$
Fri, May 22, 2020  -  Sun, May 24, 2020   
Boston Calling Music Festival is a three-day, two-stage festival featuring some of the biggest and best acts in live music! The musical celebration takes place at the Harvard Sports Complex, with easy access to stages,...
East Coast Classic Drum Corps TourChestnut Hill, $
Sat, June 27, 2020  -  Sat, June 27, 2020   
Come experience the passion of the nation’s top drum and bugle corps as the excitement of the 2020 Drum Corps International (DCI) tour comes to Boston College’s Alumni Stadium on Saturday, June 27th.
Salem Celebrates the 4th of JulySalem, Free
Sat, July 4, 2020   
Independence Day celebration with free activities for children in the afternoon and a 'POPS' Concert followed by a fireworks display
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Kidz Bop LIVE! 2020Boston, $$
Sat, July 11, 2020   
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.
Kids MusicFestActon, $
Sat, July 18, 2020  -  Sat, July 18, 2020   
Join us for three amazing national award-winning performers and fun activities at NARA Park in Acton. The theme of the event is Kindness is Contagious!
Salem Heritage DaysSalem
Sat, August 1, 2020  -  Sun, August 9, 2020   
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.
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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