A Boston summer music tradition.

Nothing feels more like summer in the city than Concerts in the Courtyard! Tucked inside the MFA’s Calderwood Courtyard, this season-long series showcases the hottest, most diverse acts from Boston and around the globe.

Doors open at 6 pm. Music starts at 7:30 pm.


Enjoy the full concert experience with delicious food and drink from our summer Courtyard menu—we’ll even pack you a picnic! For a more intimate setting, dine al fresco with a side of live music when you upgrade to Bravo Restaurant terrace seating, overlooking the concert stage.

Other MFA dining options are also available.

Please note outside food and drink are not allowed in the Museum or the Courtyard.

Event Policies

Courtyard seating is limited; low lawn chairs (3 feet or under when unfolded) and/or blankets are recommended. All bags are subject to inspection by Museum staff. Large bags, coolers, and tall chairs are not permitted. In case of inclement weather, concerts move indoors to Remis Auditorium with doors opening at 7 pm.

The MFA is committed to accessibility for all visitors. For information, visit mfa.org/access, e-mail access@mfa.org, or call 617-267-9300 or 617-369-3188 (TTY).

Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk. Each Bravo terrace ticket includes a $25 credit for food/drink that will automatically be applied to your bill. If the concert moves indoors to Remis Auditorium due to inclement weather, you will receive premium seating in the first three rows of the auditorium as well as a $25 MFA gift card.

Ticket policies


Above: Image courtesy of Ilya Mirman.


The Elaine and Jerome Rosenfeld Concerts in the Courtyard is supported by Elaine and Jerome Rosenfeld.

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