Member seating in the Bravo Terrace is currently sold out. Seating in the Courtyard is still available. Please see Concerts in the Courtyard Policies for more information.

Mwenso and the Shakes are global artists whose music merges entertainment and artistry at the highest level. Hailing from Sierra Leone, London, South Africa, Greenwich Village, Madagascar, France, Jamaica, South Florida, and Hawaii, the Shakes now call Harlem their home. Michael Mwenso leads an electrifying show The New York Times calls “intense, prowling, and ebullient” as the troupe blends their formidable command of jazz and blues expression with the stylings of James Brown and other African American musical legends. 

Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); 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.

Venue Information

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