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 Seating

Looking for an extra special evening? Members and their guests can enjoy the concerts under the stars from the patio of the MFA’s fine dining restaurant, Bravo, while enjoying signature cocktails and the Bravo menu! Choose “Member: Bravo Terrace” to reserve your spot.

Guests with tickets in the Bravo Terrace will be contacted by restaurant staff in advance of the concert to discuss seating arrangements. Table priority is given in order of purchase, so buy your tickets early! Terrace seating opens at 6 pm. Table reservations are released 30 minutes after the concert begins; we recommend arriving promptly. Guests arriving after this time will be seated at the discretion of the host staff.

Members can purchase additional tickets for the Bravo Terrace at nonmember prices.


In This Series

Music

LADAMA
July 11, 2018
7:30 pm9:30 pm

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

Music

Sinkane
July 18, 2018
7:30 pm9:30 pm

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

Music

The Suitcase Junket
July 25, 2018
7:30 pm9:30 pm

The concert has been moved inside to Remis Auditorium. The Suitcase Junket is Matt Lorenz: artist, tinkerer, swamp Yankee, and one-man band. His...

Music

Ranky Tanky
August 1, 2018
7:30 pm9:30 pm

Due to inclement weather, this concert has been moved inside to Remis Auditorium. Please see Concerts in the Courtyard Policies for more information.

Music

Twisted Pine
August 8, 2018
7:30 pm9:30 pm

Due to inclement weather, this concert has been moved inside to Remis Auditorium. Please see Concerts in the Courtyard Policies for more ...

Music

Mwenso and the Shakes: Protest Songs from Africa to America
August 15, 2018
7:30 pm9:30 pm

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

Music

Liz Vice
August 22, 2018
7:30 pm9:30 pm

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

Music

Patty Larkin
August 29, 2018
7:30 pm9:30 pm

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


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.


Venue Information

Find directions and tips for the Calderwood Courtyard


Sponsors

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