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June 20
Jun 17
Biking on Memorial Drive

Biking on Memorial Drive

Memorial Drive Closed to Vehicular Traffic

Sun | -

local event 11am-7pm
Memorial Drive in Cambridge between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street

Enjoy a car-free bike ride or run on Memorial Drive from April 29-November 11! The road is closed from 11am-7pm between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street. See our concierge about renting our complimentary bikes for the day.

Jun 20
Fresh & Honest Jazz

Fresh & Honest Jazz

6-7:30pm | Henrietta's Table Patio

Wed |

on site 6-7:30pm
Henrietta's Table Patio

Enjoy farm fresh food on the patio at Henrietta's Table while the Peter Cassino Trio serves up their jazz stylings under the twinkling lights of the Charles Hotel courtyard.

Every Wednesday 6-7:30pm

Jun 21
Sara Gazarek Quartet

Sara Gazarek Quartet

7:30pm - $25

Thu |

on site 7:30pm
Regattabar
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"Since 2002, vocalist Sara Gazarek and pianist Josh Nelson have nurtured an uncommonly strong musical bond. It's no mere happenstance that Nelson has played on all of Gazarek's four albums as a leader to date, and Gazarek has sung on two of Nelson's. But over the past 18 months, this Los Angeles-based pair has taken their collaboration to a new level, touring extensively and developing an extraordinary repertoire as a duo. They recorded their new duo album Dream in the Blue (funded through pledgemusic.com) at the end of that process, letting the music ripen beautifully on the road. Along the way they won praise from esteemed critic Don Heckman for "the far-reaching, irresistible musical quality of their performance." They are, according to Dan Bilawksy of All About Jazz, "one of the best modern day piano-voice matches in action." 

"I remember feeling so incredibly comfortable with Josh that I held on tight and never looked back," says Gazarek, recalling their very first far-from-glamorous gig in LA. "We've spent the last decade and more writing together, arranging, recording, making silly videos, and essentially growing up together, personally and musically." Nelson, in addition to citing his close rapport with Gazarek, sees Dream in the Blue as "also a nice snapshot of our musical tastes in general -- decidedly welcoming and accessible for a wide variety of audiences. Sara's tastes can be called `adventuresome' or `fearless' perhaps, but she's very grounded and there's a warm familiarity she puts out into the world that I've always really dug. This album has a nice balance of both." 

Dream in the Blue sees release at a time when Gazarek is emerging from tough personal challenges: her mother was in a near-fatal car accident in 2014, and she recently went through the dissolution of her 10-year marriage. "I realized the fragility of the gift of life," she says, "and the importance of vulnerability and gratitude in our most precious relationships. Naturally the songs took on a searching heaviness that I hadn't explored before." 

Over the years, Gazarek and Nelson have learned "to breathe together and anticipate where we'll go, but react with joy and flexibility when we find each other in new terrain," Gazarek says. "There's so much freedom in the trust that we share -- I know at any given moment, Josh will push me but also support me in a way I can't imagine experiencing with anyone else." Those inspired and telepathic moments are many on Dream in the Blue, an album that exemplifies the art of the duo at its best."

Jun 22
Nellie McKay

Nellie McKay

7:30pm - $25

Fri |

on site 7:30pm
Regattabar
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"Sister Orchid marks Nellie's 7th label release in just 31 years. Her previous albums include Get Away From My Head, Pretty Little Villagers, Obligatory Pie, Normal as Home: A Tribute to My Day, Sweet Mobile and Blueberry Reader. All have been reasonably well-received. 


The following actually happened: On Broadway she won a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Polly Peachum in The Threepenny Opera, she also co-created and starred in the award winning off-Broadway hit Old Hats, and has written and produced musical biographies around a compelling gallery of ladies - from environmental pioneer Rachel Carson to the life, conviction, and execution at San Quentin of underdog Barbara Graham, and most recently The Big Molinsky - Considering Joan Rivers, as well as A GIRL NAMED BILL - The Life and Times of Billy Tipton, named one of the Best Concerts of the Year by The New York Times. 

Nellie's big-screen work includes roles in PS I Love You and Downtown Express - she contributed movie music to Rumor Has It, Monster-in-Law, Gasland, Last Holiday, and Private Life. In the world of TV her music has been heard on Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Weeds, Grey's Anatomy, NCIS, Nurse Jackie, and SMILF, and she has appeared on TV shows including The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Ferguson, & The View. Nellie has made numerous radio appearances on NPR's Mountain Stage, A Prairie Home Companion, eTown, and Marion McPartland's Piano Jazz. The Chase Brock Experience produced a ballet of her 3rd album, Obligatory Villagers, and her writing has appeared in The Onion, Interview, and The New York Times Book Review. 

Nellie is a recipient of PETA's Humanitarian Award and The Humane Society's Doris Day Music Award in recognition of her dedication to animal rights. She would like to be friends with Russia, the country with the most nuclear weapons in the world. We must all be very kind to one another."

Jun 23
Courtyard Yoga with Barre & Soul

Courtyard Yoga with Barre & Soul

Free Yoga in Upper Courtyard

Sat |

on site 9-10am
Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard

Take your practice outside this June with Barre & Soul! Enjoy a complimentary class in the Upper Courtyard of The Charles Hotel every Saturday in June. Let's flow into summer together!

Spaces are limited, so be sure to sign up ahead of time and so we can contact you in the case of inclement weather. 

SIGN UP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/932325270271872/

Every Saturday June 2-30
9-10am
BYO yoga mat
Weather permitting

Please fill out this waiver form and turn in at your first class: http://bit.ly/2rHTZwE.

Jun 23
Eguie Castrillo & The Brown Sound Band

Eguie Castrillo & The Brown Sound Band

7:30pm - $25

Sat |

on site 7:30pm
Regattabar
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"FEATURING: DANIEL IAN SMITH - TENOR SAXOFÓN 
RUSSELL HOFFMAN - PIANO & KEYS 
DANIEL DAY - BASE 
DAVID RIVERA - DRUMS

Grammy Award winner Eguie Castrillo (Arturo Sandoval's Hot House) is one of the most renown percussionists in the world. With over 30 years of experience, Eguie has shared the stage with world-famous musicians such as Tito Puente, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Jennifer Lopez, and Steve Winwood, among many others. Eguie has also lit up venues as an electrifying artist and show man with his Big Band and Latin Jazz group The Brown Sound Band, playing around the world including at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City. Additionally, as a prominent percussion professor at the Berklee College of Music since 1999, Eguie leads workshops and clinics on Latin and Afro-Caribbean percussion at college and universities across the USA."

Jun 24
Biking on Memorial Drive

Biking on Memorial Drive

Memorial Drive Closed to Vehicular Traffic

Sun |

local event 11am-7pm
Memorial Drive in Cambridge between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street

Enjoy a car-free bike ride or run on Memorial Drive from April 29-November 11! The road is closed from 11am-7pm between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street. See our concierge about renting our complimentary bikes for the day.

Jun 26
Tuck & Patti

Tuck & Patti

7:30pm - $35

Tue |

on site 7:30pm
Regattabar
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"Vocalist Patti Cathcart and guitarist Tuck Andress have been a steady performing duo for so long now, going on three decades, that it's somewhat surprising that I Remember You--their new T&P Records recording, licensed to Universal Music--zeroes in on the Great American Songbook. Surely they've already recorded their take on these enduring standards. 

But no, it just seems so, seems as if everything they've written and recorded is already a standard. In their 11 previous releases, only a handful of tunes would fall under the typical, pre-rock era, standards banner. 

Patti couldn't wait to dive into the project, released in Asia in October, 2007 and worldwide in January, 2008. "We meant to make this album a few years ago," she says, "but then I started writing songs for Taking the Long Way Home (my take on creating standards), so we never got around to recording it. Finally, with I Remember You, I could salute Ella, and Tuck could be the big band and the orchestra. The album is our tribute, a loving thank you to Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass for the path they started us on." 

Sometimes when singing, Patti says she will suddenly remember there are people watching. "I become almost shy," she admits, "knowing I am all exposed, like I am naked in front of the audience. You are seeing our secret stuff, yet here we are! Our lives together are completely tied up in every one of those tunes. But somehow, because of the universality and timelessness of these standards, it's easier to share these feelings--I am singing not only about my experience, but about everyone's experience. To simply love: We all long for that." 

"The balance of the personal and the universal is always in music, just like the balance between human and divine love," says Tuck. "Because of the sparseness of our sound and what I call `the miracle of Patti,' Patti is able to sing them, articulate them, and make them real for people. It causes us to do a dance between the personal and the universal that we find endlessly fascinating." 

"How's this for a job description: `For your partner, choose your favorite person. Make your life a living meditation on Love. Put that into music so other people can share it. Be sure to use your creativity and don't forget to become more and more yourself. Travel around the world and meet the coolest people (they will come to where you work and introduce themselves so you don't have to search them out). You'll be unsupervised; just get the job done your way to your satisfaction.' The hours may be long, but that's not a bad way to make a living." 

"I think one day," muses Patti, "we'll put together a track combining all those little bits that we trimmed from the end of each track we knew was the final take. We've played the last note; the song is done. At the end it's quiet, and there is always this sigh. `Yeah...that's it...it was cool!' That's what the feeling is. A big exhale. A nice sigh. And that smile. Ahhhhh!""

Jun 27
Fresh & Honest Jazz

Fresh & Honest Jazz

6-7:30pm | Henrietta's Table Patio

Wed |

on site 6-7:30pm
Henrietta's Table Patio

Enjoy farm fresh food on the patio at Henrietta's Table while the Peter Cassino Trio serves up their jazz stylings under the twinkling lights of the Charles Hotel courtyard.

Every Wednesday 6-7:30pm

Jun 29
Cocek Brass Band/Jason Anick Gypsy-Jazz Project Double Bill

Cocek Brass Band/Jason Anick Gypsy-Jazz Project Double Bill

7:30pm - $25

Fri |

on site 7:30pm
Regattabar Jazz Club

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Cocek Brass Band

Sam Dechenne - Trumpet/Vocals
Ezra Weller - Rotary-Valved Flugelhorn
Clayton DeWalt - Trombone
Jim Gray - Tuba
Grant Smith - Tapan Drum

CBB performs original compositions by bandleader Sam Dechenne. The music is influenced by traditional Eastern European and New Orleans dance songs, Afrobeat, Klezmer and elements of reggae and Western classical pieces.

CBB sounds are inspired by acts like Fanfare Ciocarlia, Fela Kuti, Miles Davis, Rebirth Brass Band, traditional Balkan songs and chamber brass repertoire. Dance music for those seeking something new and unique, contemplative Old World melodies that hark to a lost era and catchy riffs that will have you singing along and tapping your foot all night long.

In performance spaces ranging from Balkan Dance festivals across the Northeast, hollowed out warehouses and arts spaces in Boston to the Kennedy Center in D.C., Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, WorldFest in Louisville, KY and The Fingerlakes Thaw Festival in Ithaca, Cocek! can be found sprinkling their Phrygian magic dust on audience members all over the world. They also put on programs for schools and universities discussing traditional Balkan/Klezmer & New Orleans Jazz music, it's beautiful history and it's relation to their original compositions.

Jason Anick Quartet

Jason Anick - Violin
Max O'Rourke - Guitar
Henry Acker - Guitar
Greg Loughman - Bass

Talk to the abundantly gifted violinist and mandolin player Jason Anick and the phrase "jazz without borders" will invariably come up. What the axiom means to Anick is a contemporary jazz that is stylistically inclusive in nature, a jazz that brings whatever it can to the party, unwilling to cut something out of the mix for fear of it not fitting prescribed boundaries. An inviting demonstration of the maxim in action can be found on Anick's recent release, United, which was picked by Downbeat Magazine as one of the top jazz albums of 2017.

One of the youngest violin professors at Boston's Berklee College of Music, Anick is considered "a rising star in the world of jazz violin and mandolin" (Downbeat Magazine). In addition to leading his own contemporary jazz ensemble and performing with the Rhythm Future Quartet, Anick has been touring and recording with Grammy award-winning Nashville guitar virtuoso John Jorgenson since 2008 when he was recruited while still a senior at the Hartt Conservatory.

Over the past few years, Jason has been focusing on arranging and composing for the Rhythm Future Quartet, which he started with Finnish guitarist Olli Soikkeli. With performances all over the U.S. and Europe, the Rhythm Future Quartet is rapidly becoming one of the preeminent Gypsy jazz groups in the country.

A versatile musician and sought after side-man, Anick has also shared the stage with an array of artist like Stevie Wonder, Tommy Emmanuel, The Jim Kweskin Jug Band, John Sebastian, Delta Rae, and Girls, Guns and Glory. With performances all over the world from China, Europe, and Japan and renowned venues like the Montreal Jazz Festival, Blue Note, Smalls Jazz Club, Scullers Jazz Club, Yoshi's, Iridium, TD Garden, Regattabar, NPR, and The Late Night Show, Jason has proven himself to be a leader in the ever-growing contemporary string world.

Jun 30
Courtyard Yoga with Barre & Soul

Courtyard Yoga with Barre & Soul

Free Yoga in Upper Courtyard

Sat |

on site 9-10am
Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard

Take your practice outside this June with Barre & Soul! Enjoy a complimentary class in the Upper Courtyard of The Charles Hotel every Saturday in June. Let's flow into summer together!

Spaces are limited, so be sure to sign up ahead of time and so we can contact you in the case of inclement weather. 

SIGN UP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/932325270271872/

Every Saturday June 2-30
9-10am
BYO yoga mat
Weather permitting

Please fill out this waiver form and turn in at your first class: http://bit.ly/2rHTZwE.

Jul 01
Biking on Memorial Drive

Biking on Memorial Drive

Memorial Drive Closed to Vehicular Traffic

Sun |

local event 11am-7pm
Memorial Drive in Cambridge between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street

Enjoy a car-free bike ride or run on Memorial Drive from April 29-November 11! The road is closed from 11am-7pm between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street. See our concierge about renting our complimentary bikes for the day.

Jul 02
Regattabar Courtyard Series – Angel Sierra and Dani Murcia

Regattabar Courtyard Series – Angel Sierra and Dani Murcia

Mon |

on site 6-8pm
The Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard

Once again The Regattabar at The Charles Hotel is partnering with Berklee College of Music for another exciting Courtyard Series of free music from Berklee students every Monday and Friday, starting in July. This partnership is part of Berklee’s Summer in the City Concert Series, featuring over 400 free performances around the Greater Boston Area.

Artist Bio

Jul 06
Regattabar Courtyard Series – Carlos Herrand

Regattabar Courtyard Series – Carlos Herrand

Fri |

on site 6-8pm
The Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard

Once again The Regattabar at The Charles Hotel is partnering with Berklee College of Music for another exciting Courtyard Series of free music from Berklee students every Monday and Friday, starting in July. This partnership is part of Berklee’s Summer in the City Concert Series, featuring over 400 free performances around the Greater Boston Area.

Jul 08
Biking on Memorial Drive

Biking on Memorial Drive

Memorial Drive Closed to Vehicular Traffic

Sun |

local event 11am-7pm
Memorial Drive in Cambridge between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street

Enjoy a car-free bike ride or run on Memorial Drive from April 29-November 11! The road is closed from 11am-7pm between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street. See our concierge about renting our complimentary bikes for the day.

Jul 09
Regattabar Courtyard Series – Delfina Cheb

Regattabar Courtyard Series – Delfina Cheb

Mon |

on site 6-8pm
The Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard

Once again The Regattabar at The Charles Hotel is partnering with Berklee College of Music for another exciting Courtyard Series of free music from Berklee students every Monday and Friday, starting in July. This partnership is part of Berklee’s Summer in the City Concert Series, featuring over 400 free performances around the Greater Boston Area.

Artist Bio

Jul 10
The Igor Butman Quintet - Back By Popular Demand!

The Igor Butman Quintet - Back By Popular Demand!

7:30pm - $30

Tue |

on site 7:30pm
Regattabar Jazz Club

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FEATURING: IGOR BUTMAN ON SAXOPHONE
OLEG AKKURATOV ON PIANO/VOCALS
EDUARD ZIZAK ON DRUMS
EVGENY POBOZHIY ON GUITAR
SERGEI KORCHAGA ON BASS

Igor Butman, saxophone virtuoso, bandleader, club owner and television host, is Russia's number one jazz personality. Born in 1961 in Leningrad (now St.Petersburg), Igor Butman started playing the clarinet at the age of 11. In 1976 he entered the Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music, where during his second year he dropped the classical clarinet for the jazz saxophone. Besides being taught by the remarkable musician and brilliant teacher Gennady Goldstein, he took unofficial lessons from nightly broadcasts of jazz from 11: 15 p.m. to midnight on Voice of America.

In 1983, Igor Butman played in Oleg Lundstrem`s big band - the best one in the USSR. Next year he was invited by Nick Levinovsky to join the most well known jazz group "Allegro" and played with them for three years. In the Soviet Union, a country of over 300 million people, Igor was known as the best tenor saxophonist, placing first in the Soviet Critics' Polls and recording many albums for Melodiya.

After Igor Butman immigrated to America in 1987, he went on to major in Performance and Composition at Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts. By the time Igor arrived in the United States, he already had a "fan club" made up of some of America's most respected Jazz artists. While still in the U.S.S.R., Igor was invited to play with touring American musicians, including Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Gary Burton, Louis Bellson and Grover Washington Jr., who took Igor "under his wing". Igor appeared as Grover's special guest in concerts at Chautauqua, New York, the Berklee Center in Boston and at Great Woods Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Igor has performed as part of Grover's band several times, including at New York's Blue Note. He is featured on Grover Washington Jr.'s Columbia release Then & Now (1988) soloing on "Stolen Moments", "Stella By Starlight" and Igor's own composition "French Connections".

Igor's big sound and boyish exuberance have earned him standing ovations and many new fans, and his US solo career has moved straight ahead. He led his own group with Rachel Z. at Boston's leading Jazz club, The Regattabar, and has been featured soloist with the Billy Taylor Quartet, the Walter Davis Jr. Quartet and the Monty Alexander Quintet. He appeared on "The Today Show", "Good Morning America" and numerous other international programs.

Moving to New York in 1989, Butman worked with The Lionel Hampton Orchestra. In 1992, Igor recorded with actor/musician Michael Moriarty's Quintet the album Live at the Fat Tuesday`s on DRG Records. In Variety's review of this recording, it was noted that Igor, "Impressed with a round tone and deft ability at double time efforts and harmonized tightly".

In 1993, saw the release of his solo album Falling Out mostly with Igor's own composition, which featured no less than Eddie Gomez on bass, Lyle Mays on piano and Marvin "Smitty" Smith on drums and received good reviews in the most respectable jazz magazines. Next year Butman collaborated with Partners in Time, joined by Gary Burton, in the recording of their album Equinost (Intersound).

In 90`s Igor Butman performed at almost every major jazz festival, such as JVC Jazz Festival in New York, Boston Globe Jazz Festival in Boston, Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Idaho, Festival Internationale de Jazz de Montreal in Canada.

That year Igor Butman moved to Russia and during the following years he became " a jazz bridge between Moscow and New York", bringing to Russia and playing with Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, John Abercrombie, Joe Lock and many other musicians.

Especially pleasing to Igor's admirers was his new solo album Nostalgie which was recorded at RPM Studio in New York and released on Soyuz label in Russia in 1997 with Ira Gitler commenting that "Butman showed the fire and depth of his world-class improvisational talent". The Igor Butman's videoclip Nostalgie has reached the second position on Canadian TV channel Bravo!Canada.

Butman`s marvelous coalescence of soul, sound and technique drew praise from American President Bill Clinton, one time tenor man, at a state dinner hosted by Vladimir Putin at the Moscow Kremlin. Clinton stated, that Igor Butman is "may be the greatest living jazz saxophone player, who happens to be a Russian."

Jul 11
Fresh & Honest Jazz

Fresh & Honest Jazz

6-7:30pm | Henrietta's Table Patio

Wed |

on site 6-7:30pm
Henrietta's Table Patio

Enjoy farm fresh food on the patio at Henrietta's Table while the Peter Cassino Trio serves up their jazz stylings under the twinkling lights of the Charles Hotel courtyard.

Every Wednesday 6-7:30pm

Jul 11
Jason Yeager & Randal Despommier Quintet 'All At Onceness' CD Release Concert

Jason Yeager & Randal Despommier Quintet 'All At Onceness' CD Release Concert

7:30pm - $22

Wed |

on site 7:30pm
Regattabar Jazz Club

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FEATURING: RANDAL DESPOMMIER - ALTO SAX
JASON YEAGER - PIANO
AUBREY JOHNSON - VOICE
DANNY WELLER - BASS
JAY SAWYER - DRUMS
Boston native and Berklee piano professor Jason Yeager returns to the Regattabar, this time collaborating New Orleans-bred composer/saxophonist Randal Despommier, in a celebration of their new collaborative album, All At Onceness (Red Piano Records). This genre- and centuries-spanning amalgam is a soulful mix of improvisational arrangements of Baroque, Romantic, twentieth-century, and contemporary pieces. With source material ranging from Bach to Stravinsky, Scriabin to Messiaen, these intrepid composer-improvisers stake out their own territory in a diverse program that combines folk-like melodies, evocative harmonies, and infectious rhythms. Joining the duo are three of New York's most adventurous jazz artists: vocalist Aubrey Johnson, bassist Danny Weller, and drummer Jay Sawyer.

Randal Despommier is a New York-based composer, saxophonist, and educator from New Orleans, LA. His unique and extensive background in jazz, blues, and Western classical music results in a distinct twenty first-century compositional voice. Despommier's original music ranges from contemporary art songs to jazz adaptations of Medieval and Renaissance music. His debut album, an original song cycle entitled Circus of the Soul will be released on Albany Records later this year. He directs the music program at Bard High School Early College in Manhattan and has taught jazz history with the Bard Prison Initiative.

Originally from Framingham, MA, Jason Yeager is a New York-based pianist, composer, and educator, whose music is informed by jazz improvisation, contemporary chamber music, and Latin American folk rhythms. His previous album, United, with violinist Jason Anick, was awarded 4.5 stars and named one of 2017's top releases in Downbeat Magazine. Yeager has performed and recorded with such artists as Luciana Souza, Matt Wilson, Ayn Inserto, Linda Oh, Greg Osby, Sara Serpa, and George Garzone, and has performed across the US and abroad in Argentina, Panama, and South Africa. In addition to his performance and composition work, Yeager teaches piano at Berklee College of Music.

Jul 13
Regattabar Courtyard Series – Daniel Sckepenazy

Regattabar Courtyard Series – Daniel Sckepenazy

Fri |

on site 6-8pm
The Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard

Once again The Regattabar at The Charles Hotel is partnering with Berklee College of Music for another exciting Courtyard Series of free music from Berklee students every Monday and Friday, starting in July. This partnership is part of Berklee’s Summer in the City Concert Series, featuring over 400 free performances around the Greater Boston Area.

Artist Bio

Jul 15
Biking on Memorial Drive

Biking on Memorial Drive

Memorial Drive Closed to Vehicular Traffic

Sun |

local event 11am-7pm
Memorial Drive in Cambridge between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street

Enjoy a car-free bike ride or run on Memorial Drive from April 29-November 11! The road is closed from 11am-7pm between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street. See our concierge about renting our complimentary bikes for the day.

Jul 16
Regattabar Courtyard Series – Eyal Gurvich

Regattabar Courtyard Series – Eyal Gurvich

Mon |

on site 6-8pm
The Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard

Once again The Regattabar at The Charles Hotel is partnering with Berklee College of Music for another exciting Courtyard Series of free music from Berklee students every Monday and Friday, starting in July. This partnership is part of Berklee’s Summer in the City Concert Series, featuring over 400 free performances around the Greater Boston Area.

Artist Bio

Jul 18
Fresh & Honest Jazz

Fresh & Honest Jazz

6-7:30pm | Henrietta's Table Patio

Wed |

on site 6-7:30pm
Henrietta's Table Patio

Enjoy farm fresh food on the patio at Henrietta's Table while the Peter Cassino Trio serves up their jazz stylings under the twinkling lights of the Charles Hotel courtyard.

Every Wednesday 6-7:30pm

Jul 20
Regattabar Courtyard Series – Fryderick

Regattabar Courtyard Series – Fryderick

Fri |

on site 6-8pm
The Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard

Once again The Regattabar at The Charles Hotel is partnering with Berklee College of Music for another exciting Courtyard Series of free music from Berklee students every Monday and Friday, starting in July. This partnership is part of Berklee’s Summer in the City Concert Series, featuring over 400 free performances around the Greater Boston Area.

Artist Bio

Jul 21
Nicole Henry: Feeling Good

Nicole Henry: Feeling Good

7:30pm - $25

Sat | -

on site 7:30pm
Regattabar

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"Nicole Henry has established herself as one of the jazz world's most acclaimed vocalists, possessing a potent combination of dynamic vocal abilities, impeccable phrasing, and powerful emotional resonance. 

Her passionate, soulful voice and heart-felt charisma has earned her a Soul Train Award for "Best Traditional Jazz Performance," three Top-10 U.S. Billboard and HMV Japan jazz albums. Heralded by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Japan Times, El Pais, Jazz Times, Essence and more, Ms. Henry tells real stories through repertoire from the American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz, contemporary standards, blues and originals. 

She has captivated audiences in over 20 countries, headlining at venues in cities including New York, Tokyo, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and Miami. Ms. Henry has also performed in more than 35 music festivals worldwide and in some of the world's most famous venues including Blue Note; Jazz at Lincoln Center; Blues Alley; Arsht Center; Feinstein's; Green Mill; Madrid Jazz Festival; the Regattabar; and Catalina Jazz. 

Her 2004 debut CD release, The Nearness of You, won considerable attention from audiences and critics in the U.S. and in Japan, where they named her Best New Jazz Artist of 2004. The following year, Ms. Henry's Teach Me Tonight reached #1 in Japan and was named HMV Japan's Best Vocal Jazz Album of 2005. Then, in 2008, The Very Thought of You substantially expanded her American audience, reaching #7 on Billboard's jazz chart. 

The 2011 release of the Embraceable CD was a creative triumph for Ms. Henry as it expanded her recordings beyond those of the American Songbook jazz standards which had been her focus up until that time. Embraceable included more originals, soul and even a touch of gospel, and reached the Top 20 on jazz and smooth U.S. jazz radio charts. Joining Ms. Henry on Embraceable was an amazing collection of jazz artists including Kirk Whalum, Gerald Clayton, John Stoddart, Julian Lage, Gil Goldstein, Larry Grenadier, and Eric Harland. 

Ms. Henry demonstrates her diversity and skills as a performer and a peerless interpreter of songs on her 2013 release, SO GOOD, SO RIGHT: Nicole Henry Live. The 13-track live album, which was recorded at sold-out performances at Feinstein's in NYC in May 2012, showcases her soulful, inspired renditions of some of her favorite classic hits of the `70s from iconic artists including Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, The Commodores and Gladys Knight. 

Growing up in a musical family in Bucks County, PA, Ms. Henry immersed herself in the arts early on, singing in school and church, and studying cello and ballet. After graduating from the University of Miami with a degree in Communications and Theatre, she launched a successful acting career, appearing in national commercial roles as well as a series of voiceover assignments. However, she directed her strongest passion toward the development of her full-time singing career which was quickly rewarded when the Miami New Times named her "Best Solo Musician 2002." She is currently committed to supporting children's arts and education non-profits such as Miami Music Project, National YoungArts Foundation and Miami Children's Initiative. Her career achievements have been officially recognized by The City of Philadelphia as well as the City of Miami Beach and Miami-Dade County, who awarded proclamations naming "Nicole Henry Day(s)" in 2011 and 2016 respectively."

Jul 22
Biking on Memorial Drive

Biking on Memorial Drive

Memorial Drive Closed to Vehicular Traffic

Sun |

local event 11am-7pm
Memorial Drive in Cambridge between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street

Enjoy a car-free bike ride or run on Memorial Drive from April 29-November 11! The road is closed from 11am-7pm between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street. See our concierge about renting our complimentary bikes for the day.

Jul 22
Regattabar Kids’ Summer Music Series: Dan Zanes with Claudia Eliaza

Regattabar Kids’ Summer Music Series: Dan Zanes with Claudia Eliaza

4:30pm - $12

Sun |

on site 4:30pm
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"Grammy Award winner Dan Zanes and Haitian-American jazz vocalist / Music Therapist Claudia Eliaza perform Dan's most loved songs as well as the children's music of folk icon Lead Belly which is featured on Dan's CD, Lead Belly, Baby! The shows are highly interactive. The audience is always invited to sing and dance along in what might be called a casual, and subversively educational, party atmosphere. The music, based in a variety of folk traditions, is homespun, sophisticated, and artful. These shows appeal to audiences of all ages and The Duo is adept (and well loved) in school settings. Claudia Eliaza's Music Therapy background has given the duo additional ways to find meaningful connections and grow a wider audience. 

Performances usually include many of the following songs: 

The Rock Island Line 
Jump Up 
Red Bird 
All Around The Kitchen 
Ha Ha This Away 
Catch That Train 
Take This Hammer 
Stewball 
Wonder Wheel 
Julie Ann Johnson 
El Canario 
So Glad I'm Here 
Coney Island Avenue 
More Yet 
Skip To My Lou 
Relax Your Mind 
Boll Weevil 
La Siren"

Jul 23
Regattabar Courtyard Series – Emma Sundvik

Regattabar Courtyard Series – Emma Sundvik

Mon |

on site 6-8pm
The Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard

Once again The Regattabar at The Charles Hotel is partnering with Berklee College of Music for another exciting Courtyard Series of free music from Berklee students every Monday and Friday, starting in July. This partnership is part of Berklee’s Summer in the City Concert Series, featuring over 400 free performances around the Greater Boston Area.

Artist Bio

Jul 25
Fresh & Honest Jazz

Fresh & Honest Jazz

6-7:30pm | Henrietta's Table Patio

Wed |

on site 6-7:30pm
Henrietta's Table Patio

Enjoy farm fresh food on the patio at Henrietta's Table while the Peter Cassino Trio serves up their jazz stylings under the twinkling lights of the Charles Hotel courtyard.

Every Wednesday 6-7:30pm

Jul 27
5th Annual HSBA Salsa Squared Event

5th Annual HSBA Salsa Squared Event

Free Salsa Music & Dancing Lessons

Fri |

local event TBA
Brattle Square

Are you a lifelong salsa dancer or an amateur always interested in learning? This fun event is for everyone! Join the Harvard Square Business Association for live music and free salsa lessons all day long! To learn more, visit the HSBA website.

Jul 27
Regattabar Courtyard Series – Noah Harrington

Regattabar Courtyard Series – Noah Harrington

Fri |

on site 6-8pm
The Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard

Once again The Regattabar at The Charles Hotel is partnering with Berklee College of Music for another exciting Courtyard Series of free music from Berklee students every Monday and Friday, starting in July. This partnership is part of Berklee’s Summer in the City Concert Series, featuring over 400 free performances around the Greater Boston Area.

Artist Bio

Jul 29
Regattabar Kids’ Summer Music Series: MISTER G

Regattabar Kids’ Summer Music Series: MISTER G

4:30pm - $12

Sun |

on site 4:30pm
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"A Latin GRAMMY Award winner for Best Children's Album, Mister G (Ben Gundersheimer) has been called "a bilingual rockstar" by The Washington Post and "irresistible" by People Magazine. His new Parents' Choice Gold Award winning release, Mundo Verde/Green World, is a collection of environmental-themed songs which were debuted at his concert during the National Climate Rally in Washington, DC. Spanning genres from bluegrass to bossa nova, funk to folk, Mister G's original, multicultural music has won praise from The Boston Globe, Chicago SunTimes, People, New York Post, and Parents magazine. 

Mister G tours internationally headlining major venues including SummerStage in Central Park (New York City), Hard Rock Cafe (Philadelphia), Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts (Washington, DC), Austin City Limits, the Getty Museum (Los Angeles), Chicago Botanic Garden, and JazzFest (New Orleans). 

A former teacher with a Masters of Education, Mister G recently signed a multi-book deal with Penguin Random House to turn several of his songs into illustrated children's picture books."

Jul 29
Biking on Memorial Drive

Biking on Memorial Drive

Memorial Drive Closed to Vehicular Traffic

Sun |

local event 11am-7pm
Memorial Drive in Cambridge between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street

Enjoy a car-free bike ride or run on Memorial Drive from April 29-November 11! The road is closed from 11am-7pm between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street. See our concierge about renting our complimentary bikes for the day.

Jul 30
Regattabar Courtyard Series – Anton Derevyanko

Regattabar Courtyard Series – Anton Derevyanko

Mon |

on site 6-8pm
The Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard

Once again The Regattabar at The Charles Hotel is partnering with Berklee College of Music for another exciting Courtyard Series of free music from Berklee students every Monday and Friday, starting in July. This partnership is part of Berklee’s Summer in the City Concert Series, featuring over 400 free performances around the Greater Boston Area.

Artist Bio

Aug 01
Fresh & Honest Jazz

Fresh & Honest Jazz

6-7:30pm | Henrietta's Table Patio

Wed |

on site 6-7:30pm
Henrietta's Table Patio

Enjoy farm fresh food on the patio at Henrietta's Table while the Peter Cassino Trio serves up their jazz stylings under the twinkling lights of the Charles Hotel courtyard.

Every Wednesday 6-7:30pm

Aug 03
Regattabar Courtyard Series –  Rina Yamazaki

Regattabar Courtyard Series – Rina Yamazaki

Fri |

on site 6-8pm
The Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard

Once again The Regattabar at The Charles Hotel is partnering with Berklee College of Music for another exciting Courtyard Series of free music from Berklee students every Monday and Friday, starting in July. This partnership is part of Berklee’s Summer in the City Concert Series, featuring over 400 free performances around the Greater Boston Area.

Aug 04
Dane Vannatter & Donna Byrne Double Bill

Dane Vannatter & Donna Byrne Double Bill

7:30pm - $25

Sat |

on site 7:30pm
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"FEATURING: DANE VANNATTER - VOCALS 
DONNA BYRNE - VOCALS 
BILLY STRITCH - PIANO 
DAVE ZINNO - BASS 
JIM GWIN - DRUMS

Dane Vannatter has received Bistro awards for Outstanding Vocalist and for his second recording Flight by the critics of BackStage in New York. Dane has been acclaimed by reviewers at The New York Post, The Boston Globe, and BackStage for a style that "blends facets of cabaret and jazz with intelligence and care." 

The Boston Globe remarks "Dane Vannatter's distinctive style leaves an imprint on whatever music he sings. His voice has a floating quality that gets in your head and won't leave....his music is a swinging, soaring adventure!" He has been nominated for 4 MAC awards and is a Nightlife Award finalist. 

Dane has performed for several years at the annual Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention in New York. In Pittsburgh, Dane has performed for First Fridays at the Frick, and sings regularly at Fairmont Hotel's Jazz at Andy's and James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy. On July 31, 2015 Dane was called to the stage by Patti LaBelle during her concert in Columbus, Ohio. After hearing Dane sing and inviting him to duet on her classic "Lady Marmalade" Patti exclaimed "You better sing, fool. My God!." 

Dane will release his 4th CD Give Me Something Real in 2016 to much critical acclaim (see reviews in News section). 

Donna Byrne is a jazz singer at the top of her game. With sultry good looks and a quick wit, Donna is not only a masterful singer, but also a true entertainer. She has performed with such renowned artists as: Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Herb Pomeroy, Dave McKenna, Dick Johnson, Frank Wess, Stanley Turrentine, Scott Hamilton, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ken Peplowski, Bill Cunliffe, Harry Allen, Gray Sargent, Carmen Cicero, Dave Frishberg, Eddie Higgins, James Williams and The Artie Shaw Orchestra. She has opened for such performers as Lou Rawls, Bob Newhart and was recently invited by the great Tony Bennett to open for him on his national tour (the "thrill of a lifetime" for Donna). Her unforgettable performances have entertained audiences from L.A. to London, wowing audiences at such venues as: Blue Note Jazz Club, Tavern on the Green, Blues Alley, Scullers, Regattabar, Jazz Bakery, The Rainbow Room, and London's Pizza on the Park. She's also toured Florida, performing with Herb Pomeroy, Dave McKenna and Ruby Braff. Her audiences have been filled with such luminaries as the legendary Margaret Whiting, who "thoroughly enjoyed Donna's performance," and Tony Bennett, who dropped in for his birthday just to hear Donna sing his classic "It Was Me." Mr. Bennett became an ardent fan, once flying home early from the Super Bowl just to catch Donna perform."

Aug 05
Biking on Memorial Drive

Biking on Memorial Drive

Memorial Drive Closed to Vehicular Traffic

Sun |

local event 11am-7pm
Memorial Drive in Cambridge between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street

Enjoy a car-free bike ride or run on Memorial Drive from April 29-November 11! The road is closed from 11am-7pm between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street. See our concierge about renting our complimentary bikes for the day.

Aug 06
Regattabar Courtyard Series – NATIVA

Regattabar Courtyard Series – NATIVA

Mon |

on site 6-8pm
The Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard

Once again The Regattabar at The Charles Hotel is partnering with Berklee College of Music for another exciting Courtyard Series of free music from Berklee students every Monday and Friday, starting in July. This partnership is part of Berklee’s Summer in the City Concert Series, featuring over 400 free performances around the Greater Boston Area.

Artist Bio

Aug 08
Fresh & Honest Jazz

Fresh & Honest Jazz

6-7:30pm | Henrietta's Table Patio

Wed |

on site 6-7:30pm
Henrietta's Table Patio

Enjoy farm fresh food on the patio at Henrietta's Table while the Peter Cassino Trio serves up their jazz stylings under the twinkling lights of the Charles Hotel courtyard.

Every Wednesday 6-7:30pm

Aug 10
Regattabar Courtyard Series –  Santi Barragan

Regattabar Courtyard Series – Santi Barragan

Fri |

on site 6-8pm
The Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard

Once again The Regattabar at The Charles Hotel is partnering with Berklee College of Music for another exciting Courtyard Series of free music from Berklee students every Monday and Friday, starting in July. This partnership is part of Berklee’s Summer in the City Concert Series, featuring over 400 free performances around the Greater Boston Area.

Aug 12
Biking on Memorial Drive

Biking on Memorial Drive

Memorial Drive Closed to Vehicular Traffic

Sun |

local event 11am-7pm
Memorial Drive in Cambridge between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street

Enjoy a car-free bike ride or run on Memorial Drive from April 29-November 11! The road is closed from 11am-7pm between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street. See our concierge about renting our complimentary bikes for the day.

Aug 13
Regattabar Courtyard Series – Santanio Jackson

Regattabar Courtyard Series – Santanio Jackson

Mon |

on site 6-8pm
The Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard

Once again The Regattabar at The Charles Hotel is partnering with Berklee College of Music for another exciting Courtyard Series of free music from Berklee students every Monday and Friday, starting in July. This partnership is part of Berklee’s Summer in the City Concert Series, featuring over 400 free performances around the Greater Boston Area.

Artist Bio

Aug 15
Fresh & Honest Jazz

Fresh & Honest Jazz

6-7:30pm | Henrietta's Table Patio

Wed |

on site 6-7:30pm
Henrietta's Table Patio

Enjoy farm fresh food on the patio at Henrietta's Table while the Peter Cassino Trio serves up their jazz stylings under the twinkling lights of the Charles Hotel courtyard.

Every Wednesday 6-7:30pm

Aug 17
Regattabar Courtyard Series – Yumi Kim

Regattabar Courtyard Series – Yumi Kim

Fri |

on site 6-8pm
The Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard

Once again The Regattabar at The Charles Hotel is partnering with Berklee College of Music for another exciting Courtyard Series of free music from Berklee students every Monday and Friday, starting in July. This partnership is part of Berklee’s Summer in the City Concert Series, featuring over 400 free performances around the Greater Boston Area.

Artist Bio

Aug 19
Biking on Memorial Drive

Biking on Memorial Drive

Memorial Drive Closed to Vehicular Traffic

Sun |

local event 11am-7pm
Memorial Drive in Cambridge between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street

Enjoy a car-free bike ride or run on Memorial Drive from April 29-November 11! The road is closed from 11am-7pm between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street. See our concierge about renting our complimentary bikes for the day.

Aug 19
Regattabar Kids’ Summer Music Series: Stevesongs

Regattabar Kids’ Summer Music Series: Stevesongs

4:30pm - $12

Sun |

on site 4:30pm
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"Steve Roslonek of SteveSongs has been writing and performing his award-winning music for kids and families for the past 15 years. Steve blends participatory songs, clever stories and great melodies to create what the Boston Globe called "not just a musical journey but an entertaining, interactive and educational one." A rising star on the national kids' music scene, Steve has delighted audiences throughout the country, including at prestigious venues like Symphony Space in New York City, Wolftrap in Vienna VA, the Kennedy Center and the White House in Washington, D.C., and Fenway Park in Boston. Anyone who's attended a SteveSongs concert appreciates Steve's ability to connect with his audience - from the exuberant children flocking towards the stage, to the moms bouncing babies with the beat, to the parents and grandparents singing and grooving along. It's no wonder he's been called a modern day Pied Piper! 

In May 2008, Steve took on the exciting new role of "Mr. Steve," cohost of the PBS KIDS morning block that features the popular shows Curious George, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Dragon Tales, and Super Why. Steve performs original interactive songs that reinforce the day's curriculum theme. Steve's much awaited "MusicTime with SteveSongs - Volume One" CD will be released by PBS in November 2009. 

Steve wrote his first children's song back in 1997 for his brother, then a first grade teacher. Positive feedback and inspiration quickly followed, leading Steve to record his first album, Morning 'Til Night, in 1999. That same year Steve left his job as a business consultant with Accenture to pursue this adventure full time. Six albums later, Steve has performed at over 2500 shows across the country. He's won numerous prestigious awards, including 2 Parents' Choice Gold Awards, a Nappa Honor, an iParenting Media Award, and a Children's Music Web Award. Combining his two passions, music and kids, has yielded what Steve calls "the coolest job ever.""

Aug 20
Regattabar Courtyard Series – Tyson Jackson

Regattabar Courtyard Series – Tyson Jackson

Mon |

on site 6-8pm
The Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard

Once again The Regattabar at The Charles Hotel is partnering with Berklee College of Music for another exciting Courtyard Series of free music from Berklee students every Monday and Friday, starting in July. This partnership is part of Berklee’s Summer in the City Concert Series, featuring over 400 free performances around the Greater Boston Area.

Artist Bio

Aug 22
Fresh & Honest Jazz

Fresh & Honest Jazz

6-7:30pm | Henrietta's Table Patio

Wed |

on site 6-7:30pm
Henrietta's Table Patio

Enjoy farm fresh food on the patio at Henrietta's Table while the Peter Cassino Trio serves up their jazz stylings under the twinkling lights of the Charles Hotel courtyard.

Every Wednesday 6-7:30pm

Aug 24
Regattabar Courtyard Series – Martina Livero

Regattabar Courtyard Series – Martina Livero

Fri |

on site 6-8pm
The Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard

Once again The Regattabar at The Charles Hotel is partnering with Berklee College of Music for another exciting Courtyard Series of free music from Berklee students every Monday and Friday, starting in July. This partnership is part of Berklee’s Summer in the City Concert Series, featuring over 400 free performances around the Greater Boston Area.

Aug 25
Atlas Soul

Atlas Soul

7:30pm - $24

Sat |

on site 7:30pm
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"Atlas Soul is a - multiple award winning - band performing original music that celebrates polyrhythm & melodies rooted in the Afro-Mediterranean traditions organically punched with deep funk, jazz and intelligent hip hop. 

Burning live performances with audience participation are their trademark! They have played scores of major venues such as The Montreal Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Festival International de Louisiane, the Boston Globe Jazz Festival, NYC's Joe's Pub, Montreal Festival Nuits d'Afrique and more. They regularly sell out shows in the Boston area and beyond. 

Atlas Soul's core is a quintet but they love to invite a special guest musician or add a full horn section depending on the show. They features two outstanding lead vocalist, Regie Gibson an award winning poet, a percussionist and a natural power house performer and Jacques Pardo from France, a saxophonist, guitarist, composer and the band leader. Drummer extraordinary Zeke Martin and bassist Steve Davis "The groove master" hold the rhythm section along with Greek-American virtuoso guitarist Perry Bakalos. 

They have won or placed the Independent Music Awards four times - including the 2013 IMA vox poll in 2 categories - as well as winning accolades from many other music contests (too many to be listed here..) 

Atlas Soul sings in French, Italian, Arabic, Hebrew and English, making their performances truly cross-cultural music experiences. The lyrics speak of love, ecology, oppression, happiness, immigration, poverty, spicy food! The band has produced five CDs : Chamsa, Mabrouka, Maktoub, Live@Regattabar, and Gypsy Wind and two singles: We `re Atlas Soul and My Heart 

Atlas Soul's motto, world music for world peace, spells out its philosophical and political goal: to inspire world peace through a fusion of music and culture that gets people to the dance floor."

Aug 26
Biking on Memorial Drive

Biking on Memorial Drive

Memorial Drive Closed to Vehicular Traffic

Sun |

local event 11am-7pm
Memorial Drive in Cambridge between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street

Enjoy a car-free bike ride or run on Memorial Drive from April 29-November 11! The road is closed from 11am-7pm between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street. See our concierge about renting our complimentary bikes for the day.

Aug 27
Regattabar Courtyard Series – Briana Washington

Regattabar Courtyard Series – Briana Washington

Mon |

on site 6-8pm
The Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard

Once again The Regattabar at The Charles Hotel is partnering with Berklee College of Music for another exciting Courtyard Series of free music from Berklee students every Monday and Friday, starting in July. This partnership is part of Berklee’s Summer in the City Concert Series, featuring over 400 free performances around the Greater Boston Area.

Artist Bio

Aug 29
Fresh & Honest Jazz

Fresh & Honest Jazz

6-7:30pm | Henrietta's Table Patio

Wed |

on site 6-7:30pm
Henrietta's Table Patio

Enjoy farm fresh food on the patio at Henrietta's Table while the Peter Cassino Trio serves up their jazz stylings under the twinkling lights of the Charles Hotel courtyard.

Every Wednesday 6-7:30pm

Aug 31
Regattabar Courtyard Series – Mar Fayos

Regattabar Courtyard Series – Mar Fayos

Fri |

on site 6-8pm
The Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard

Once again The Regattabar at The Charles Hotel is partnering with Berklee College of Music for another exciting Courtyard Series of free music from Berklee students every Monday and Friday, starting in July. This partnership is part of Berklee’s Summer in the City Concert Series, featuring over 400 free performances around the Greater Boston Area.

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