July 20–August 24, 2023

Concerts in the Courtyard

The Elaine and Jerome Rosenfeld Concerts in the Courtyard are back!

Tucked inside the MFA’s Calderwood Courtyard, this series is a summer music tradition showcasing the hottest, most diverse acts from Boston and around the globe.

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

Past Events


August 24, 2023
7:30 pm–9:30 pm

Performer, composer, and educator George W. Russell Jr. has been playing piano since he was seven years old. Whether he’s solo, accompanied by his...


August 17, 2023
7:30 pm–9:30 pm

Started by four friends from Lima with a shared passion for traditional Afro-Peruvian music and global DJ culture, Novalima bridges past and future...


August 10, 2023
7:30 pm–9:30 pm

Patty Larkin is a visionary of sound and wonder—a real-deal artist made of equal parts guitar wizardry, vocals shot through with soul, and inventive...


August 3, 2023
7:30 pm–9:30 pm

Boston-based Twisted Pine takes traditional American music in exhilarating directions. Praised by NPR for its “upbeat, poppy vibe; energetic, driving...


July 27, 2023
7:30 pm–9:30 pm

Tamikrest —Tamasheq for “junction” or “connection”—is the perfect name for a band whose members hail from Mali, Niger, Algeria, and France but are...


July 20, 2023
7:30 pm–9:30 pm

Singer Bette Smith traces elements of her music to her childhood in Brooklyn, where she heard gospel in church and soul on street corners. Combining...

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. Outside food and beverages and tall chairs are not permitted. 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.

Dining Options

Fresh seasonal meals, cheese and fruit boxes, and grab-and-go items (chips, candy, fruit, cookies)—plus beer, wine, and soft drinks—are available for purchase beginning when doors open.



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