Boston is a great city for music, and with so many concerts happening each week, it can be hard to keep track of them all. Well, fret no more. Boston Public Radio held its summer concert round table. Brian O'Donovan, host of A Celtic Sojourn, Berklee College of Music's Rob Hochschild, and WCRB's Brian McCreath gave us their picks for the best live music to check out this spring.


  • WHO: Wallace Roney

WHERE: Scullers, Friday May 25th, 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM

  • WHO: Mirella Costa

WHERE: Atlantic Wharf (Berklee Summer in the City Series), June 14th, 12:00 PM

  • WHO: Al Dimeola
    WHERE: Wilbur Theater, June 15, 8:00 PM


  • WHO: Boston Pops: Boston Lyric Opera Perform Bernstein
    WHERE: DCR Steriti Memorial Rink; set up as a 1950’s nightclub
  • WHO: Exsultemus – Dresden and Warsaw
  • WHERE: 2nd Church in Newton, May 19th; 1st Lutheran in Boston, MAY 20th
  • WHO: Rockport Chamber Music Festival Opening Night –Festival Runs June 15- July 15
  • WHERE: June 15 @ Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport


  • WHO: Rhiannon Giddens
    WHERE: Lowell Summer Music Series, June 15th
  • WHO: Mary Guthier
    WHERE: Club Passim, two shows on June 9th, 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM
  • WHO: Pink Martini
    WHERE: Berklee Performance Center, Friday, May 18th, 8:00 PM