Summer Concerts at Kendall Center

Located at the crossroads of the Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel and Kendall Station subway stop, and at the heart of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus, Kendall Center offers a lovely introduction to Cambridge. Whether on your way home from work, or heading to dinner, make a stop by Kendall Plaza on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. to listen to students perform a mix of jazz standards and originals. (View Map)

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Past Events

Check out some of the great shows that have been part of the Summer in the City series in prior years.

Event Dates
Thursday / September 5, 2019 / 5:00 pm
Venue
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge
MA
02142
United States

Faride is a singer-songwriter from the Dominican Republic who bases her music on melodies and rhythms from R&B, pop, and soul, fusing electronic pop with her Caribbean roots. She attends Berklee College of Music, majoring in music business/management.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Thursday / August 29, 2019 / 5:00 pm
Venue
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge
MA
02142
United States

Brennan Hepler, a Pennsylvania native, moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music in 2015 and has lived there since. A self-described soul singer-songwriter, Beane tackles his artistry head-on, including design, promotion, and management.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Thursday / August 22, 2019 / 5:00 pm
Venue
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge
MA
02142
United States

Vivian Valls, known by many as ViVi, is a female singer-songwriter, artist, and producer born and raised in Miami, Florida. Her first single, “Comp4urlove,” was released in February 2019 and is available on all streaming platforms.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Thursday / August 15, 2019 / 5:00 pm
Venue
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge
MA
02142
United States

Sam Robbins is a New England–based musician who evokes classic singer-songwriters such as James Taylor and John Denver.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Thursday / August 8, 2019 / 5:00 pm
Venue
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge
MA
02142
United States

Abiding by a love for adventure, Boston, Massachusetts–based Corner House writes and arranges music liberally composed of Irish, Scottish, Appalachian stringband, and bluegrass influences.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Thursday / August 1, 2019 / 5:00 pm
Venue
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge
MA
02142
United States

Cristy & Her Lovers, a band formed in 2018 and influenced by rock, pop, R&B, and soul, is composed of Cristy Alover (vocals), Dominic Cannarella-Andersen (bass), Max Meizlish (drums), John Cordero (guitar), Hailey Kim (piano/keyboards), Emerson Adams-Jackson (horns), Taylor Intal (horns), Faride Blanco (backing vocals), and Zabrina Hay (backing vocals).

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Thursday / July 25, 2019 / 5:00 pm
Venue
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge
MA
02142
United States

Safiya Leslie is a vocalist and New York City native who is pursuing a dual degree in music production and engineering and music business/management at Berklee College of Music.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Thursday / July 18, 2019 / 5:00 pm
Venue
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge
MA
02142
United States

Cindy Latin is a pop and R&B songwriter with musical influences ranging from Stevie Wonder and Frank Ocean to Tori Kelly and John Coltrane.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Thursday / July 11, 2019 / 5:00 pm
Venue
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge
MA
02142
United States

A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Camilo Velez seeks to fuse the rhythms and enchanting melodies of the Andes Mountains with jazz and funk.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Thursday / June 27, 2019 / 5:00 pm
Venue
Kendall Center
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge
MA
02142
United States

Blending huge jazzy vocals with soul, African groove, a touch of Caribbean beats, and pop, Niu Raza’s sound is full, mature, and alluring.

Admission
Free