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BOSTON — WGBHArts contributors offer you a preview of the upcoming Summer Arts Weekend, 3 days of concerts in Copley Square happening this July 27-29.

Suzanne Vega Not Alone in Celebrating Solitude
by Scott McLennan

Hear some of the Solitude Standing classics, from “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner” to “Gypsy” and “Calypso.” Vega's performance in Copley Square is the first of three stops scheduled as special "Solitude" celebrations, continuing at the City Winery in New York and the Barbican in London. Vega will perform on the main stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and the Fairmont Copley’s Copley Club at 12:45 a.m.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Brings New Orleans Spirit to Boston
by Mary Tinti

Laissez le bon temps rouler! (Let the good times roll!) embodies the spontaneous and exuberant essence of the PHJB's music. Hear them play on Friday, July 27.

A Conversation with Sierra Hull
by Kris Wilton

Sierra Hull has been shaking up the bluegrass establishment since she was just 15. Read a Q&A with the rising star. Then hear her play on Friday, July 27 with her band Highway 111; and with Del McCoury onstage for a fantastic meeting of bluegrass legends past and present.

The Eclectic, Ethereal Sound of the Low Anthem
by Mary Tinti

The satisfying, classically infused songs of this talented young band have that unique ability to seep into your mind and feel very much at home. Hear them perform live on Saturday, July 28.

Soul Rebels Launch Brass Attack
by Scott McLennan

Here is everything you need to know about the band that's a radical gumbo of New Orleans brass mixed with hip-hop, soul and funk. Soul Rebels takes the Copley Square main stage Saturday at 9:15 p.m.

A Classical Sunday in Copley Square
by Brian McCreath

When I heard that British trumpeter Alison Balsom was on the schedule, I knew right away we were in for a great Sunday. She will join Boston's own Landmarks Orchestra and guest conductor Christopher Warren-Green. Balsom makes her U.S. debut in Copley Square on Sunday at 4:15 p.m.

For up-to-the-minute coverage of the Summer Arts Weekend, check out wgbharts.org.