Highlights of the Make Music Boston celebration

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble.
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble.

Matthew Connor

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


BC Duo

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

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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 Follow her on Twitter @kelgiffo.