Arts & Culture Event Notices

Opening Night for NEMPAC Summer Concert Series 2018: Jazz in the Park

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is thrilled to announce that their Summer Concert Series will return this year, and bring Jazz in the Park to The Greenway on Tuesday evenings in July beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m., at Hanover Street and Cross Street.

The NEMPAC Summer Concert Series 2018: Jazz in the Park will feature four free concerts. The series will kick off on July 10th with Scanzonati and their delightful fuse of Mediterranean jazz melodies with American harmonies. It will follow on July 17th with Marco Pignataro Jazz Quartet and their modern jazz with Latin, Mediterranean and folk influences. It will continue on July 24th with Receita De Samba and their many flavors of Brazilian music in their purest form, with the finest bossa nova and samba. It will close on July 31st with Dirty Water Brass Band, and Boston-based raucous street band with a style mix of eclectic, second line, soul, R&B, Motown, rock, and jazz.

This annual celebration of international music enters its 7th year and it will be the first time NEMPAC uses The Greenway as a concert stage and a gateway to the North End. Originally at the Prado (Paul Revere Mall), and later at the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, prior series also featured swing, Italian, Irish, Greek, and many styles of music from local musicians, artists, and bands who have delighted audiences with their diverse rhythms.

“Every year we bring together neighbors and friends from the North End and surrounding neighborhoods, to share free music concerts and provide a relaxing picnic-like experience and add great value to our city life. This year we are very excited to bring our concerts for the first time to The Greenway!” —Sherri Snow, NEMPAC Executive Director

Maestro Stefano Marchese will return as an Artistic Director to develop the creative and artistic vision of this live event with a dynamic selection of talented and world-known artists with the challenges of an outdoor, non-traditional performance space in the City of Boston.

“Bostonians are very creative and open to utilizing their surroundings for the arts. NEMPAC is a very proactive proponent of bringing quality music and culture into our neighborhood, and this is a wonderful example!” —Rose-Marie Gomez, NEMPAC Branding & Marketing Manager

July 10th – Scanzonati
July 17th – Marco Pignataro Jazz Quartet
July 24th – Receita De Samba
July 31st – Dirty Water Brass Band

Where: The Greenway at Hanover Street and Cross Street, Boston MA 02113
Time:   6 – 7:30 pm

These four concerts on The Greenway are free outdoor live music events that are sure to make your feet tap!

Stay tune for more information about this event, including foodtruck. Rain location will be at the Boston Public Market. To learn more, please follow NEMPAC on Facebook and Instagram, or visit