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Eliot Schoolyard Summer Concerts

Celebrating Creativity & Community


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Celebrating Creativity & Community

We are proud to pay the artists that make our annual Eliot Schoolyard Summer Concerts a success! Your donation ensures we can continue to support the series and the artists that make it possible. We look forward to seeing you at the concerts this summer.

June through September: Every Sunday at 5pm

In the Eliot Schoolyard, 24 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain

New this year: Beer Garden by The Hive, 4-7pm

Bring your own seats. All are welcome. No animals, please.

FREE Admission - Suggested donation $20; your donations help pay the musicians, curators, and audio engineer.

CURATORS: Brian Friedland, Hoopla Productions, Meraki Productions, Ana Colón

AUDIO: Carlito Blu


June 4: Dis n Dat Band (Neo-reggae) - For our season opening, JP Licks is providing free ice cream.

June 11: Cocktail Hour (R&B, Neo-soul)

June 18: Rhombus (Collective improvisations) - To celebrate Fathers Day and Juneteenth, FoMu is providing free ice cream.

June 25: James Dargan: Familiar Songs (Black songs)

July 9: Gordon Michaels: Unforgettable: Tribute to Nat King Cole (Classic standards)

July 16: Jesse Taitt & Brian Friedland (2-piano jazz)

July 23: A Far Cry (Classical)

July 30: Jorge Perez-Albela/Keala Kumeheiwa/Brian Friedland (Jazz)

August 6: Grooversity (World percussion)

August 13: Cliff Notez (Hip-hop, soul, R&B)

August 20: The Stan Strickland Group (Jazz)

August 27: Shavonne Brown (Soul)

September 10: Catherine Bent/Rafael Barata/Brian Friedland (Brazilian)

September 17: Jameo Latino (Latin jam)

September 24: BOMBAntillana (Bomba) - To celebrate the closing of our season, FoMu is providing free ice cream. This final concert coincides with the Eliot School’s Faculty Artisan Showcase at Jamaica Plain Open Studios. Come early to check it out!


FOUNDING SPONSORS: Sazama Real Estate, the record co., Kevin Cradock Builders

PREMIER SPONSORS: tcb-The Cooperative Bank, Jameson & Thompson Picture Framers

MAJOR SPONSORS: FoMu, The Blue Frog Bakery

GOOD NEIGHBOR SPONSORS: Rockland Trust, Eastern Bank, JP Licks


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Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts

A 501(c)(3) Public Charity

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