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.

Dining Options

Pack a Picnic

Pack a picnic and enjoy Boston’s favorite summer music series! This year, Concerts in the Courtyard invites you to bring your own food and nonalcoholic beverages for an al fresco evening in the MFA’s Calderwood Courtyard. Wine and locally brewed craft beers are available for purchase, as well as concession snacks.

Other MFA Dining Options are also available.

Member Bravo Terrace Viewing

Looking for an extra special evening? This year the MFA’s fine dining restaurant, Bravo, turns its patio into an exclusive lounge for MFA members and their guests. View the concerts under the stars while enjoying signature cocktails and light dining! Choose “Member: Bravo Terrace” to reserve your spot. Limited table seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For smaller parties, table sharing will be encouraged.

There are no events in this series.

Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

Ticketing Policies

Event Policies

Courtyard seating is limited; low lawn chairs (3 feet or under when unfolded) and/or blankets are recommended. Tall chairs are not permitted. You may bring your own food and nonalcoholic beverages. All bags are subject to inspection by Museum staff.

For more information about what you can bring and inclement weather, please see Concerts in the Courtyard Policies.


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