Boston Summer Arts Weekend

WGBH and The Boston Globe have teamed again to bring you a weekend packed with arts and music for the entire family, featuring a great new lineup of performers coming to the heart of Boston at Copley Square. 

Born in Galicia, Spain, Carlos Nuñez began playing the bagpipes at the age of eight. He met Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains as a teenager and later became known as the "7th member" of the band. Watch this WGBH Music video of his performance at The Burren pub in Somerville, and see him again at Copley Square this summer.

Highlights include musical acts from across the spectrum of jazz, bluegrass, rock, folk, Latin, and Celtic music, as well as street performers, food trucks, and local artists. (See the full schedule.)
Dr. johnFRIDAY, JULY 26
The first day of the arts weekend starts off with a cross-genre, cross-generational look at the legacy of American music--blending a world of jazz and soul and bluegrass, old traditions and new directions. Shown: Grammy Award-winning blues singer Dr. John.

Saturday promises to be one of the most diverse and intriguing yet. The Copley Stage will come alive with everything from rock'n'roll to
 Latin, brass, Afropop, and folk. Shown:The jazz, go-go, brass funk, hip-hop band Red Baraat from North India

handel haydenSUNDAY, JULY 28
The final day of Summer Arts Weekend
is dedicated to classical music performances. Join the Handel and Haydn Society for a Sunday morning brunch. 


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