Charles Square Summer Music Series US Map & Phone & Address
One Bennett St. Cambridge; (617) 491-5282
From June through September, the courtyard outside the Charles Hotel becomes a concert setting. Jazz, folk, and rock bands from the New England area play on Wednesday through Friday evenings from 6 to 8 P.M. Admission is free.
Composers Conference and Chamber Music Center
Jewett Arts Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley; (617) 283-2069
A variety of free concerts take place every Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 8 P.M.
Hatch Memorial Shell Concerts
Charles River Esplanade, Boston; (617)727-5215
A variety of concerts, including swing, folk, jazz, and country, take place all summer on the Esplanade. Each year, the Boston Pops kick off the season with the Independence Day fireworks concert; they are followed throughout the summer by swing bands, folk and country, international bands, and more. All concerts are free, starting at 8 pm. most weeknights and 1 rm. on weekends. Parking is permitted along Storrow Drive near the shell, during concerts only.