Every summer, the North of Boston region is host to numerous outdoor music festivals, concert series, and more. Music of all genres is in the air throughout the entire region. So, come enjoy terrific summer weather and great music during…
Castle Hill Picnic Concert Series
Thursdays, through September 3
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
290 Argilla Road | Ipswich, MA
The Trustees and Castle Hill on the Crane Estate invite you to enjoy a series of evening picnic concerts this summer. Set on Castle Hill’s spacious lawn, attendees are welcome to bring a picnic supper or purchase seafood, empanadas, pizza, and ice cream from on-site vendors. Ipswich Ale and Mill River Winery will sell beverages on-site at a beer and wine garden. Click here for more information, including the concert line-up.
2015 Summer Concert Series at Salisbury Beach
Saturdays, through September 5
Salisbury Beach | Salisbury, MA
Get your groove on this summer at Salisbury Beach! The Summer Concert Series features a different performer every Saturdays night. Enjoy concerts from Entrain, The Lisa Love Experience, Joshua Tree, and more! Click here for a full concert line-up.
Gloucester Blues Festival
Saturday, August 8
Stage Fort Park
24 Hough Avenue | Gloucester, MA
Enjoy a day of music and fun as the nation’s finest performers play on scenic Cressey’s Beach. Featuring performances by the Juke Joint Five, Mitch Woods, Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials, and more, the event also includes a beer garden and marvelous food and craft vendors, making for the perfect summer day in Gloucester. Click here to view the full lineup.
Rockport Jazz Festival
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street | Rockport, MA
Cool cats and jazz neophytes rejoice! The 4th Annual Rockport Jazz Festival is almost here and features a fantastic lineup of jazz musicians, including Mikarimba, a star-studded ensemble of Mika Stoltzman, legendary drummer Steve Gadd and the incomparable Eddie Gomez. The Festival continues with artists like the soulful Alicia Olatuja and the incredible jazz guitarist Julian Lage. For a full schedule of concerts, click here.
Salem Jazz and Soul Festival
167 Fort Avenue | Salem, MA
The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival is a FREE weekend-long event at the historic Salem Willows. Featuring concerts, a beer garden, artisan fair, kids’ tent, and more, this is one weekend you won’t want to miss! Parking is limited, but the Salem Trolley and Mahi Mahi Cruises and Charters will be on hand offering alternate transportation to and from the festival. Click here for a schedule of events and concert line-up.
Newburyport’s Riverfront Music Festival
Saturday, September 5
36 Merrimac Street | Newburyport, MA
Spend the day on the waterfront in Newburyport! The Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce and 92.5 The River invite you to enjoy a musical Labor Day with a fantastic lineup. Come early and enjoy great food & shopping while waiting for the concert to begin. Click here for more information.