An old-fashioned crooner with a dark, modern twist.
11 a.m. to noon at Boston Common, northwest corner
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Copley Square.
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble
A costumed funk/street beat improvisational brass band performing a blend of original and traditional music.
6 to 8 p.m. at Union Park in the South End
Carmen Marsico and Björn Wennås perform original jazz compositions and creative arrangements of traditional material.
6 to 8 p.m. just outside the Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts
Grace and the Carnivore
A sibling band made up of Grace Carney (vocals), her twin brother John (piano), and younger brother Robert (drums), the group blends the pop sensibilities of acts like Sara Bareilles and a Fine Frenzy with undertones of jazz and rock music.
6 to 8 p.m. just outside Design Within Reach
Boston City Singers World Rhythm Ensemble
The World Rhythm Ensemble (ages 11 to 18) combines innovative and traditional drumming for a toe-tapping experience.
1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Parkman Bandstand
A duo of misfit classical musicians with an appetite for world music, who’ve cut their teeth in rock bands, world-folk ensembles, symphony orchestras, and free-improv outlets.
Noon to 1 p.m. at Readers Park in Downtown Crossing (in front of Walgreens).Kelly Gifford can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @kelgiffo.