Boston Summer Arts Weekend highlights

Arturo Sandoval has won 10 Grammy Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Arturo Sandoval has won 10 Grammy Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Boston Summer Arts Weekend is officially underway. The free weekend event at Back Bay’s Copley Square features a range of musical artists, family and cultural programming, and plenty of food in the neighborhood.

Saturday night performances include Jesse Cook, The Soul Rebels, and Los Lobos. Sunday’s acts include the Boston Landmarks Orchestra with Anne Akiko Meyers, musician Arturo Sandoval, and Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. (A full schedule is at

A few things to note:


• Space on the grass is first-come, first-serve, and limited.

• Taking public transportation is encouraged: The closest MBTA stops are Copley Square on the Green Line and Back Bay Station on the Orange Line.

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• The outdoor concerts are open to the public (you do not need a ticket).

• The event on Sunday begins at 1 p.m.

Follow social media updates from attendees at Copley Square below:

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