Berklee Summer Concerts at Georges Island
Berklee College of Music, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, and the Boston Harbor National Park join forces to bring up-and-coming Berklee students and alumni to Fort Warren on Georges Island for free live performances of pop, R&B, bluegrass, roots, folk, Latin, and more. All that's needed to enjoy an afternoon of music is a ferry ticket. The concerts – Saturdays July 12 and 26, and August 9, 23, and 30 – are part of Berklee Summer in the City presented by Natixis Global Asset Management.
Berklee’s Summer Concerts at Georges Island are accessible by ferry from Boston’s Long Wharf North, next to Christopher Columbus Park (MBTA Blue Line to Aquarium Station, Green or Orange Lines to Haymarket Station). Ferry tickets can be purchased at the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. For more information, visit bostonharborislands.org.
Saturday, August 9
1:00 pm – Damn Tall Buildings is an acoustic bluegrass and blues band from Boston with lyrical storytelling, foot-stomping grooves, and up-tempo hobo anthems. With members from all around the U.S., Damn Tall Buildings is four people uniting their influences into a single sound.
2:00 pm – El Feeling is a folk band composed of Colombians Camilo Gomez, Felipe Gonzalez, Carlos Pinzon, Ivan Valbuena, and Juan Alvarez; and Mexican Diego Torres. The group met at Berklee and developed a sound based on the rhythms of the different regions of Colombia.
3:00 pm – Chorobop is a new ensemble with repertoire based on the traditional Brazilian choro genre, with a twist of bebop. They perform with traditional and contemporary instrumentation that includes mandolin, 7-string guitar, pandeiro, electric guitar, bass, and percussion.