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Boston's music scene is blowing up this summer: See who is coming to town.

Posted by Sarah Bedrick on Apr 25, 2014 9:22:00 AM
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It's officially been two years since our website first launched - wowie. 

And for the past two years, we've covered tons of beer-related topics. Things like how to make specific types of beer cocktails, new beers to try for spring and even educational content on the different beer styles.

And recently we thought, it's time to switch things up. 

With last Friday's release of artists taking the stage at Radio 92.9's Earthfest and Tuesday's release of artists coming to the September Boston Calling show - we've decided to write about all the amazing artists coming to Boston this summer. 


Starting with....




When: May 17th, 10am - 5pm 
Where: The Hatchshell

Traditionally a free outdoor concert that boasts top 90's acts like Third Eye Blind, Better than Ezra, and Sheryl Crow - in the most recent years they've taken a more alternative turn. 

More alternative artists include this year's lineup with Neon Trees and Smallpools and last year's line-up with Gentlemen Hall and the previous year's include OK GO and Atomic Tom.

This year's lineup includes:

Find more details here.
Read Boston Magazine's release notes here.





When: May 23, 24 & 25
Where: City Hall Plaza

This lineup includes:

  • Jack JohnsonMay 23&24&25: Visit the site
  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • Modest Mouse
  • The Decemberists
  • Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
  • Tegan and Sara
  • Bastile
  • Jenny Lewis
  • Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls
  • The Neighbourhood
  • Phosphorescent
  • Built to Spill
  • Kurt Vile & the Violators
  • Walk Off the Earth
  • Warpaint
  • Cass McCombs
  • Maximo Park
  • The Districts
  • Tigermanwhoa!
  • Magic Man



Buy tickets for this Boston Calling show here.






When: Sept 5, 6 & 7
City Hall Plaza


This lineup includes the following musicians:


Buy tickets for this Boston Calling show here.
Read what BDCWire thinks about this lineup here.



What about shows at the regular music venues?

What about all the other incredible venues around Boston like The Sinclair, House of Blues, Brighton Music Hall and the Paradise? Yup, they have some great acts coming to town as well. Some of the most popular making a showing are:

  • Lorde
  • Chomeo
  • MIA
  • Lana Del Rey
  • The Hood Internet
  • SOHN
  • Tokyo Polic Club
  • Geographer
  • Jungle
  • And so much more

Oh, and to make the music easier, we've created a playlist on Spotify, so you can be sure to know who is coming to town and listen in and find who you want to see in concert. We'll be updating it regularly as new shows and artists are announced.


What shows do you think are a must-see? Which artists have you seen before and would recommend? Leave your comments below.

Topics: music