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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, $$
Mon, September 16, 2019  -  Mon, May 18, 2020   
The Concord Conservatory of Music’s West Side String Program (WSSP) is a blend of Suzuki philosophy and traditional string pedagogy (14-week progra/begins September 16).
Sing & Dance with the Music ManHamilton, $
Wed, January 1, 2020  -  Thu, December 31, 2020   
Come join the fun at Community House Of Hamilton & Denham Monday, Thursday or Saturday morning at 10 a.m. for 45 minutes of great music with Brian Doser!
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CANCELLED: Family Concerts: Boston Symphony OrchestraBoston, $$
Sat, March 14, 2020  -  Sat, April 18, 2020   
The BSO’s Family Concert Series provides engaging, age-appropriate, and educational orchestral concert experiences for children ages 3-8 and their families.
BSO at Home: Radio & Online Musical OfferingsOnline, Free
Mon, March 23, 2020  -  Sat, May 2, 2020   
BSO at Home: Ongoing Musical Offerings for the BSO Community featuring BSO-Created Content Available online and via the BSO YouTube and Social Media Channels, Starting Monday, March 23.
Music with Mister Vic - Virtual ClassOnline, $
Wed, March 25, 2020  -  Thu, April 2, 2020   
Enjoy a Music Together class with Mister Vic. He is known for his energy and enthusiasm and can be spotted around the area wearing his African pants. He especially enjoys working with children who have special needs.
Club Passim: 'Keep Your Distance Fest'Online
Sat, March 28, 2020  -  Thu, April 30, 2020   
Club Passim decided to close and cancel all shows through at least April 5th, but is now hosting a virtual music festival: KEEP YOUR DISTANCE FEST! Passim has reached out to musicians in their community to get on the bill!
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, $$
Sat, April 4, 2020  -  Sat, April 4, 2020   
Acclaimed co‒musical directors Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone) and Terri Lyne Carrington (drums) celebrate one of the most innovative and influential artists in modern musical history.
CANCELLED: Ben Rector PerformanceBoston, $$
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.
It’s all about vibrations: a Family ConcertLexington, $$
Sun, April 5, 2020   
A contemporary classical concert for kids! As such the pieces will be abbreviated in length and it will be a casual affair for the whole family.
BRAD MEHLDAU at Sanders TheatreCambridge, $$
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.
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.
Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra: Spring ConcertCambridge, $
Sat, April 18, 2020  -  Sat, April 18, 2020   
Join the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra for a special concert featuring Stravinsky's Rite of Spring! To get tickets, please visit Harvard’s Box Office (www.tinyurl.com/HROtickets) or contact HRO at [email protected]
Project UnlockSouth End, Free
Sun, April 26, 2020  -  Sun, April 26, 2020   
Project Unlock, cross-genre concert on April 26th in Burns Hall, New England Conservatory, It's a cross-cultural project that evolved from idea that most of the music around the world is locked away out of reach.
POSTPONED: Boston Chamber Symphony presents Mozart, Mendelssohn, and MilhaudBrookline, $$
Sun, April 26, 2020  -  Sun, April 26, 2020   
Join Boston Chamber Symphony in their April 26th concert, presenting a program of musical masterworks by Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Milhaud and featuring prizewinning clarinet soloist Katsuya Yuasa.
A Night of Virtuosic Musicianship with Scott Tarulli GroupSomerville, $$
Thu, April 30, 2020  -  Thu, April 30, 2020   
A Night of Virtuosic Musicianship with Scott Tarulli Group and Zaira Meneses & Friends, playing original jazz funk compositions, reworks of originals, and a few covers.
CANCELLED: 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, $$
Sat, May 2, 2020  -  Sat, May 2, 2020   
French Baroque cantatas and instrumental works featuring Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre’s cantata Le Passage sur la mer rouge, Clerambault’s cantata Leandre et Hero, Clerambault’s Sonata La Felicite, an overture by Charpentier
Lexington MusterLincoln, Free
Sat, May 2, 2020  -  Sat, May 2, 2020   
Come to the Lexington Muster and experience the sights and sounds of American History! Free event, appropriate for the whole family. Colonial music, history, and vendors.
Castle of Our SkinsMattapan, Free
Sat, May 2, 2020  -  Sat, May 2, 2020   
From classrooms to concert halls, Castle of our Skins invites exploration into ​Black heritage and culture, spotlighting both unsung and celebrated figures of past and present.
Dramatic Return: French Baroque ConcertWorcester, $$
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,...
Mike Masse in Concert: Epic Acoustic Classic RockSomerville, $$
Fri, May 29, 2020  -  Fri, May 29, 2020   
Mike Massé returns to Arts at the Armory for an intimate evening of Epic Acoustic Classic Rock. His YouTube video views are in the MILLIONS, a really unique talent.
Brookline’s 5th Annual PorchfestBrookline, Free
Sat, June 13, 2020  -  Sat, June 13, 2020   
Brookline’s fifth annual Porchfest will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2020 from 12:00-6:00pm. with a kick-off event at the Public Library of Brookline (361 Washington St.) at 11:00 am. The rain-date is Saturday, June 20.
East Coast Classic Drum Corps TourChestnut Hill, $
Sat, June 27, 2020  -  Sat, June 27, 2020   
Come experience the passion of the nation’s top drum and bugle corps as the excitement of the 2020 Drum Corps International (DCI) tour comes to Boston College’s Alumni Stadium on Saturday, June 27th.
Salem Celebrates the 4th of JulySalem, Free
Sat, July 4, 2020   
Independence Day celebration with free activities for children in the afternoon and a 'POPS' Concert followed by a fireworks display
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Levitate Music & Arts Festival 2020Marshfield, $
Fri, July 10, 2020  -  Sun, July 12, 2020   
Join us for a day of music, art, food and the outdoors at the Marshfield Fairgrounds! There will be lots of music, arts & crafts and delicious food trucks to enjoy!
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Kidz Bop LIVE! 2020Boston, $$
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!
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Beach Road Weekend 2020Martha's Vineyard, $$
Fri, July 24, 2020  -  Sun, July 26, 2020   
Beach Road Weekend is back! The three-day music festival will return to Veterans Memorial Park in Vineyard Haven July 24th - 26th. Three days of music, fun and food on Martha's Vineyard.
Salem Heritage DaysSalem
Sat, August 1, 2020  -  Sun, August 9, 2020   
This perennial favorite features food, fun, and activities for all ages, highlights include the Essex Street Fair, the Ice Cream Bowl, and the Car Show on Chestnut Street.
Welcome the Stranger PerformanceCambridge, $$
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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