Jazz along the Charles!


Sunday, September 23, 2018, 1:30pm to 4:00pm


Charles River Esplanade



Sunday, September 23, 2018 
2:00-4:00 PM
25 jazz bands. 25 locations.

Quick info: Meet outside Dudley at 1:30PM*, and bring your friends! The event is free for all! For more details see below.

(*Keep in mind that the group will go together but will not leave together)


A free jazz event along the DCR's Charles River Esplanade. On a single fall afternoon, 25 jazz ensembles will gather at a series of connected, walkable locations along the Charles River Esplanade, interpreting a curated list of Boston-related tunes in one collective concert that celebrates the great jazz community in Boston today. Such is the vision of Jazz Along the Charles: A Walkable Concert, produced by Celebrity Series of Boston. These 25 jazz ensembles will come together simultaneously to interpret the same set list in their own style.

The audience will stroll along the Charles River on a two-mile loop, discovering new songs, artists, and areas of the Esplanade, creating a dynamic and evolving jazz concert experience. Jazz Along the Charles is a free public event, part of Celebrity Series’ commitment to free public performance experiences for the people of Boston. Previous Celebrity Series projects have included Street Pianos Boston (2013 & 2016), Le Grand Continental (2014), and Let’s Dance Boston! (2015 & 2017).

Jazz Along the Charles will feature the following 25 ensembles, who together showcase the diverse and talented jazz community of Boston.

For more information visit the website of the event: https://www.celebrityseries.org/live-performances/public-performance-pro...


Jazz Along The Charles begins at the Community Boating building near the Longfellow Bridge on the Charles River Esplanade and extends one mile throughout the park ending at the Fairfield Street footbridge near the Stoneman Playground. A full map of the Esplanade is located here.

We will take the T from Harvard Square to Charles MGH, so bring cash for Metro tickets or your (charged) Charlie Card with you! Please, make sure to familiarize yourself with the route, as the group will not come back together.