Jun 20 3:00pm Medford Square (Medford, MA) Circle the Square is a free event for all ages in Medford Square in Medford, MA, about six miles north of Boston. The event takes place from 3-7pm the third Thursday of every month during the summer, from June to September ... moreMedford, MA 02155
Jun 21-23, 2013 Keystone Plaza Urban Fairgrounds (Worcester, MA) Since 2007, Paulie's New Orleans Jazz & Blues Festival has been bringing the sounds of the South to ... more221 Chandler Street
Jun 22-23, 2013 Prowse Farm (Canton) Pooch-A-Palooza is a puptastic event at Prowse Farm in Canton, MA, that attracts more than 10,000 people – and their furry pals – for two days of family-friendly, outdoor fun. Aside from canine-centered ... more
5 Blue Hill River Road
Canton, MA 02021
HSBA: 18 Brattle Street, Suite 352
Boston, MA 02138
Jul 6-7, 2013 New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park (New Bedford, MA) The New Bedford Folk Festival features the best in contemporary, traditional, and Celtic folk music. NBFF is ... more33 William Street
Jul 8 7:00pm Club Passim Since 2004, Scottish, Irish, and other Celtic communities across New England have flocked to the annual BCM Fest (Boston Celtic Music Fest) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. BCMFest takes place each year on a January weekend ... more
47 Palmer Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Concert / Music Festival
Jul 11 11:00am Comcast Center (Mansfield, MA)
885 South Main Street
Mansfield, MA 02048
Music Festival / Concert
Jul 13 12:00pm Marshfield Fairgrounds (Marshfield, MA) The Levitate Music & Arts Festival is a day-long event centered around music and arts located in Marshfield ... more140 Main Street
Jul 18 3:00pm Medford Square (Medford, MA) This free event for all ages lights up Medford Square with performances, crafts for kids, special dining opportunities, participatory activities, and an all-round fun night out on the town.Medford, MA 02155
Jul 19-21, 2013 The New World Tavern (Plymouth, MA) Plymouth Independent Music Festival is a 3-day affair. Five stages and a ton of bands, all for free – ... more56 Main Street
Aug 15 3:00pm Medford Square (Medford, MA) This free event for all ages lights up Medford Square with performances, crafts for kids, special dining opportunities, participatory activities, and an all-round fun night out on the town.Medford, MA 02155
No matter what kind of music you’re into, be it Bach or the Beastie Boys, odds are that one of the music festivals that pass through Boston or one of its suburbs each year will tickle your fancy.
College Fest is held every September at the Hynes Convention Center. Students from the multitude of colleges in the area flock to the event each year to catch up-and-coming hip-hop, rap, and electronica artists on the cheap and to grab freebies from exhibitors. Past performers have included Talib Kweli and Chris Webby.
The Warped tour stops each year in Mansfield, less than an hour outside the city. Alternative rock fans bang their heads to the likes of The Used, Rise Against, and Taking Back Sunday.
For easy listening aficionados, the Tanglewood music festival spans several months and features classical music as well as light rock acts and dance groups. The festival takes place in Western Massachusetts near the Berkshire Mountains, one of the most scenic spots in the state. And no need to haul chairs along with you – lawn chairs are available for rent for a mere $5.
Classical to punk, rock to rap, there are music festivals in Boston that offer something for every taste.