Back to top

Dorothy Curran Wednesday night concerts return July 13


Published by:

Parks and Recreation

The Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series returns from July 13 through August 24 for another great season of outdoor music to entertain music fans of all ages on City Hall Plaza with funk and soul music legends Tavares, the fab sounds of Beatlejuice, Disco Night with Stardust, and the smooth R&B stylings of Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes. 

Now celebrating 44 years as Boston’s longest-running free outdoor concert series, these performances bring four summer nights of great entertainment to this unique venue located in the heart of Boston.  All shows begin at 7 p.m.

The series is presented by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment, and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with title sponsor Bank of America.  Additional support is provided by media sponsor the Boston Herald, night sponsor AARP Massachusetts, and Polar Beverages.  

The series kicks off July 13 with AARP Night featuring Beatlejuice, the number one choice for Beatles fans looking to get their fill of the Fab Four.  Beatlejuice has the distinction of faithfully reproducing the beloved Liverpudlians’ music note-for-note, from early Beatles to late Beatles, without costumes or stage gimmicks.  Performing some of the greatest songs ever written, Beatlejuice covers every era of the Beatles catalog as well as the solo careers of the lads from Liverpool. 

On August 3 New Bedford’s own Tavares, one of the most memorable soul groups of the 70s and 80s, performs instantly recognizable international hits such as “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel” and “More Than A Woman.”

City Hall Plaza favorite Stardust returns on August 10 for Disco Night featuring classic dance floor and pop hits and the Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series closes August 24 with the classic Philly soul of Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes.

For more information, please call the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at (617) 635-4505, visit, or go to