Programs and Events

Concerts in the Courtyard

The courtyard of the Central Library in Copley Square, one of Boston's most beautiful spaces, is filled with music during free, one-hour concerts throughout the summer. The courtyard hosts music that ranges from jazz to classical and from world to folk.

Concerts are moved indoors in the event of inclement weather.

Concerts in the Courtyard are generously supported by the Library Programs Fund at the Boston Public Library Foundation. If you are interested in supporting the Library Programs Fund, which underwrites free public programs at the Central Library and 24 neighborhood branches, please contact Mary DePalma at 617.247.9094, or

Selection process for summer 2017 will begin in January 2017. Interested musicians should contact