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NU Bucket List – #24
Summer Nights at the Hatch Shell
Summer in Boston wouldn’t be complete without evenings spent camped out on the lawn in front of the Hatch Shell. This huge wooden concert dome has been parked on the Charles River Esplanade since 1928, and has since served as an awesome venue for the Boston Pops, other free weekly concerts, and the city’s annual 4th of July celebrations. It’s a haven for Boston’s young, budget-constrained crowd looking for free music and an awesome view!
There’s something fun going on at the Hatch almost every weekend during the summer. Most events, like their free movie series, are open on a first-come-first-serve basis so you can bring a picnic blanket and claim your own VIP seat right in front of the stage!
This weekend, Radio 92.9 and Whole Foods are hosting EarthFest, a free day-long street party featuring concerts with Flight of Fire, Joywave, The Strumbellas, and headliners Fitz and the Tantrums! Music will be playing from the Hatch all day long, with local vendors offering food and free samples as well as carnival games. The event is produced in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and will help them preserve wildlife reserves and green spaces across the state.
The festivities run from 10 am to 5 pm, with the main stage performances scheduled as such:
Flight Of Fire: 11:30am-12:00pm
The Strumbellas: 12:30pm-1:15pm
Fitz and the Tantrums: 3:15pm-4:45pm
You can reach the Hatch via the Dartmouth St or or Charles St footbridges. Bring a blanket, snag a good spot, and enjoy!
For more Hatch Shell events, check out the venue’s website here.