Zumix’s Annual Summer Concert Series To Kick Off This Weekend in Piers Park

Zumix will kick off its Annual Summer Concert Series on Sunday, July 10 at Piers Park immediately following the neighborhood’s popular music and performing arts organizations’s Walk for Music.

Not only will the kick off of Zumix’s Summer Concert Series coincide with the Walk for Music but will also serve as the launch of Eastie Week–an annual celebration of cultural and musical heritage and organizations in the East Boston neighborhood.

Zumix board member and East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Steve Snyder’s Eastie band Don’t Be Denied will headline the show on Sunday with an opening set by a Zumix youth ensemble.

Don’t be Denied is fresh off hosting a fundraiser for Ukraine at the House of Blues in Boston last week. The band raised over $2,000 for local charity, Sunflower of Peace, who will use the funds to support Ukrainians affected by the ongoing war with Russia.

Zumix Co-founder and Executive Director Madeleine Steczynski said the Summer Concert Series highlights local professional musicians showcasing a vast array of genres.

 “We’re thrilled to present our summer concert series again this year,” said Steczynski. “This is a great chance for our young people to perform in front of their community, and for us to showcase local musicians. Everyone is welcome and we hope people will come and enjoy live music in our gorgeous neighborhood green space.”

All concerts throughout the summer will take place from 6 to 8 pm and each headliner will be supported by talented young musicians from Zumix programs as opening acts throughout July and August. 

The Summer Concert Series is presented with support from the East Boston Foundation, Massport, the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

The schedule for this year’s series is as follows:

July 10, Don’t Be Denied Band

July 17, Seefour

July 24, Ava Sophia

July 31, Samba Jazz Project

August 7, The Dope Lotus

August 14, Jahriffe & JAH-N-I Roots Movement

August 21, Kotoko Brass

August 28, La Pura Vida

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