July 18–August 29, 2024

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.

Upcoming Events

Music

July 18, 2024
7:30 pm–9:30 pm

QUITAPENAS (Spanish for “to remove worries”) is a tropical Afro-Latin band from California whose songs explore the stories and traditions of Angola...

Music

July 25, 2024
7:30 pm–9:30 pm

Madison McFerrin, daughter of singer Bobby McFerrin, is a genre-bending singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for her understated yet...

Music

August 1, 2024
7:30 pm–9:30 pm

Mokoomba, a six-man band from Zimbabwe, uses traditional and modern instruments to create international pop and pan-African sounds, including soukous...

Music

August 8, 2024
7:30 pm–9:30 pm

Led by multi Grammy award–winning guitarist/vocalist Clay Ross, American Patchwork Quartet (APQ) mixes timeless American folk songs with jazz...

Music

August 15, 2024
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...

Music

August 22, 2024
7:30 pm–9:30 pm

Jake Blount and Mali Obomsawin are award-winning musicians who have joined forces on their Smithsonian Folkways release, symbiont (2024). Blount...

Music

August 29, 2024
7:30 pm–9:30 pm

In October 2003, Session Americana had its first jam around a table in the back of Toad, a music club in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The group evolved...

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.

Sponsors

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