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 to Rabb Hall in the event of inclement weather.

Wednesday concerts are presented in partnership with Berklee College of Music and are generously sponsored by Brookline Bank.

Thank you for your interest in the Boston Public Library’s annual Concert in the Courtyard Series. We kindly ask that you visit the application and follow the instructions there to submit an application to participate in the 2019 Series. Please understand that this new process was implemented due to the numerous inquiries we receive regarding the series. All performers, regardless of whether they have performed in the past, are asked to submit an application.

The Application form goes live on Monday, November 26. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, January 18 at 5 p.m. Please note that applications received after that date will not be considered for the 2019 series. If you have questions about this process, please contact the Programs Department at