Free Summer Arts Festival -- Copley Square -- Friday

  • July 26, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Celebrate America's homegrown music genres the first night of Boston Summer Arts Weekend. Friday night's lineup features blues, bluegrass, and jazz from up-and-coming acts like the Boston-based bluegrass group Della Rae as well as established acts like New Orleans' famous Preservation Hall Jazz Band.(Paola Torricelli)

7 P.M. Noe Socha

Italy isn't a country you'd associate with the blues, but Berklee College of Music student and Italy native Noe Socha is changing that. The guitarist and harmonica player kicks off Summer Arts Weekend with his take on the blues.ON THE WEB

(Dave McClister)

7:20 P.M. Della Mae

Like The Avett Brothers and The Punch Brothers, the Boston-based quintet Della Mae specializes in putting a contemporary spin on Americana and bluegrass music. The group is powered by five multitalented women.ON THE WEB:

(Monterey International)

8:20 P.M. Dr. John and the Nite Trippers

Grammy Award-winner Dr. John embodies the best of New Orleans' jazz and blues heritage. His sound blends the landscape of New Orleans sounds, mixing voodoo mysticism, funk, R&B, psych rock, and Creole roots.ON THE WEB:

9:20 P.M. Preservation Hall Jazz Band

New Orleans institution Preservation Hall Jazz Band brings its special breed of Bayou blues back to Boston for its second Summer Arts Weekend. New fans should be prepared to dance when the band queues up "When the Saints Go Marching In."ON THE WEB:



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  • Juan

    It was great to see and Arts festival in Boston !

    July 27, 2013

  • Grace


    July 26, 2013

  • Juan

    Dr. John !…his music brings back good memories !

    July 25, 2013

  • Rachel

    Hi I'm Rachel, really looking forward to meeting new people and have some FUN :-)

    1 · July 23, 2013

  • Bostonmoejo

    WOW!!! LQQK @ the lineup :)

    May 20, 2013

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