Live Music Events

Brighton Sounds 2016

Sat. Sep 10, 2016

3-7pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Poster design by Sharon Brewster Design

Photos by Danita Jo


 

June 2016: Johnny Trama & The B3 Kings with Nephrok

 

July 2016: Willie J. Laws



 

September 2016: Eddie Scheer and the Love Dogs with the Band that Time Forgot


  



 

 

 

Volunteer Info Meeting

Wed. Mar 22, 2017

6:30-7:30pm

 

Make a difference! Get involved!

Come learn about upcoming events & opportunities to volunteer, right here in our neighborhood. Grab some food and drink. Meet other like-minded community members.  Join us at The Green Briar, 304 Washington Street, Brighton. 

Let's make Brighton a better place to work, play, and shop.

Click this link to RSVP!

   

 

 

 


 

Oak Square Tree Lighting

Sat. Dec 02, 2017

Oak Square Common (across from Oak Square YMCA)

5:30 pm

Join Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Brighton Main Streets, and Oak Square friends & neighbors as we kick off the holiday season. Mayor Walsh will light the tree, and Santa arrives on a trolley with gifts for children and hears their holiday wishes. Free hot cocoa and cookies from Shawmut Century 21 Properties round out the celebration. 

Sponsored in part by: Mayor's Office of Special Events, Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services, Department of Public Works, Boston Police Department, Boston Fire Department, and Old Town Trolley.

Brighton Sounds: El Grupo Chevere

Thu. Jul 19, 2018

Brighton Common

6:00 pm

Join us for an evening of music in the park with Boston Latin Band of the Year El Grupo Chevere, winner of the Premios Latinos de Boston 2014. Not a salsero? Brighton's own Star Dance School will be offering FREE lessons starting at 6:00 so you can salsa, merengue, cumbia y bachata the night away

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ParkArts Neighborhood Concerts: Too Rude

Tue. Jul 31, 2018

Brighton Common

7:00 pm

Join Brighton and Allston locals Too Rude for a rockin' night in Brighton Common. Presented by Boston Parks and Recreation. Neighborhood Concerts are made possible by the generosity of Berklee College of Music, Bank of America, Friends of Ramler Park, and the Fenway Civic.

Brighton Sounds: Unplugged

Sat. Aug 18, 2018

The Brighton Main Streets District

10:00 am - 10:00 pm

 
Brighton Sounds: Unplugged is a new, unique cultural experience. For one summer Saturday, local businesses will host live acoustic music, entertaining visitors and increasing foot traffic in the business district. See you there!
 
Brighton Sounds: Unplugged
Saturday, August 18
 
Style: Gypsy jazz
Venue: St. Joseph Prep (on the lawn)
When: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Where: 617 Cambridge St
 
Style: Funky blues
Venue: Caffe Nero
When: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: 298 Washington Street
 
Style: Upbeat pop
Venue: Los Amigos
When: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Where: 366 Washington Street
 
 
Style: Catchy folk
Venue: Cafenation
When: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: 380 Washington Street
 
Style: Smooth jazz and bossanova
Venue: Wildflower Pantry
When: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: 575 Washington St
 
Style: Dub reggae
Venue: Brighton Common
When: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Where: 24 Chestnut Hill Ave
 
Soul Gumbo
 
Style: Soul, R & B
Venue: Devlin's
When: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: 332 Washington St
 
Style: Indie pop, folk, and rock
Venue: The Corner Art Room
When: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: 6 Academy Hill Road
 
 

 


 



Brighton Sounds: Johnny Trama & Dub Apocalypse

Sat. Aug 18, 2018

Rain Location: the Green Briar Pub & Restaurant

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Pack your picnic basket, grab a blanket or chair, and join us at Brighton Common for some bluesy, funky reggae featuring Johnny Trama and Dub Apocalypse.

The band has appeared at many clubs and festivals throughout New England. They've won a Boston Music Award, were named "One of 10 Local Acts You Need To Hear Now" by The Improper Bostonian, and have one of the most popular and longest running weekly residencies in Boston.

Presented by Brighton Main Streets.


 

Brighton Sounds: The Love Dogs and Racky Thomas

Sat. Sep 08, 2018

Brighton Common

2:00 - 6:00 pm

An afternoon in the park with two local favorite bands:

The Love Dogs with Eddie Scheer will be rockin' the house, and singin' the rhythm & blues.  This septet is from Boston, MA with 4 critically acclaimed CDs and one of the best live shows you will ever see! http://www.thelovedogs.com/

Eddie has also lined up the Racky Thomas band as a special guest. http://www.rackythomas.com/
 


 

AllBright Art Crawl

Sat. Oct 13, 2018

Boston Landing

12:00 pm

 

AllBright Art Crawl is a relaxed group bike ride covering about 5 miles during the afternoon of October 13. This free, family-friendly event will link the two neighborhoods of Allston and Brighton through a guided cycling tour along with 10 free pedicabs. The afternoon’s activities will be rounded out by a variety of arts events planned for the weekend.

Presented by Brighton Main Streets and Allston Village Main Streets with funding provided by the Boston Main Streets Foundation.

Art Crawl Website & Map

 


2018 Annual Gala: Roaring Twentieth Party

Fri. Nov 09, 2018

WGBH, 1 Guest Street, Brighton MA 02135

6-9pm

 

You're Invited to our Roaring Twentieth Party!

Join us in celebrating our 20th Anniversary.

It'll be a rip ROARING, raging, hootenanny, box social of a good time. Test Lady Luck at a casual blackjack or poker table (there'll be roulette and craps too if you find that the bees knees). And of course, it wouldn't be a true Prohibition party without plenty of local eats, and a sip or two of some giggle water.

Even though we're telling you where to find our speakeasy, you'll need to RSVP for the password to get in.

RSVP HERE!

Gala Tickets: $75.00 (includes "funny money" for casino games, music, a small-plate style dinner, and a drink at our speakeasy)

 

HOW TO FIND THE PARTY.

Head up the street where the A line trolley tracks used to be. Hang a Louie and head down the old cattle path. But don't lollygag too much, you'll want to get there in time to cut a rug.

And did we mention, you can store your Model A in the parking garage next door for FREE?

 

HERE'S THE DEAL...

100% of your donation will go directly into the community.

Your donations are critical, providing revitalization projects needed to make Brighton an even better place to live, dine, shop, and play. Programs such as storefront improvements, free concerts in the park, and new innovative wayfinding signage are only possible with your support. Through the generosity of New Balance, the event's Premier Sponsor, your donation will power the work of our volunteer based organization.

Event Premier Sponsor

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR?

As a sponsor, your partnership will make a greater impact helping to bring community programs into our neighborhood throughout the year. Programs such as Brighton Sounds concerts in the park, holiday lights along Washington Street, outdoor movies as well as business assistance, like exterior signs & free legal advice. There are 4 levels of sponsorship available, each with its own benefits. Choose the one that's right for you.

 

SIGN UP HERE!

or download the sponsorship form and return it to us.


 

Brighton Sounds Unplugged Info Meeting

Thu. May 16, 2019

Athan's (407 Washington Street, Brighton)

6:30 pm

 

If you can't make it to the informational meeting, you can find more information here:

http://www.brightonmainstreets.org/unplugged


Brighton Farmers Market

Wed. Jun 19, 2019

Brighton Common, 30 Chestnut Hill Ave

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Allston Brighton Health Collaborative is bringing you fresh food every Wednesday throughout the summer!

  • We have tons of great vendors on board, so come get your locally grown produce, grass fed and organic meats, fresh fish and so much more.
  • Contact our Market Manager to reserve a table for your organization or sell your products.
  • Check us out at our NEW location on Brighton Common.
  • Wednesdays June 19 - September 26, 3-7pm 30 Chestnut Hill Ave

Thanks so much to our sponsors, Presentation School Foundation, Brighton Main Streets, Franciscan Children's, Harvard Ed Portal, and St. Elizabeth's Medical Center for supporting this access to healthy food.

We accept SNAP/EBT, HIP, WIC, Senior Coupons, and Veggie Vouchers. We'll see you rain or shine at Brighton Common!


Presented by the Allston Brighton Health Collaborative and the Presentation School Foundation Community Center

 


Brighton Sounds: Conscious Reggae

Thu. Jun 27, 2019

Brighton Common

6:30 pm

 

Pack your picnic basket, grab a blanket or chair, and join us at Brighton Common while local reggae band, Conscious Reggae, performs live. Conscious Reggae provide beautifully performed classics that create the perfect environment to relax. Come and check them out!

 

 

Brighton Sounds: Rhythm & Blues Fest

Sat. Sep 07, 2019

Brighton Common | 30 Chestnut Hill Ave, Brighton

2:00pm - 6:00pm

 

Enjoy the dog days of summer with the Rhythm & Blues of Brighton Sounds. Pack your lawn chairs and blankets, bring your dancing shoes and grab some take out. Get comfy on Brighton Common for 4 hours of live music.

The afternoon welcomes 3 sets packed with local musicians:

  • Eddie Scheer and the Love Dogs, with special guest Ricky "King" Russell! 
  • Danielle Miragli and the Glory Junkies
  • Blues Jam--all artists
 

 

The Love Dogs, from Boston, MA, has 4 critically acclaimed CDs and one of the best live shows you will ever see! http://www.thelovedogs.com/


 


Lead by Boston singer/songwriter-guitarist Danielle Miraglia, The Glory Junkies' sound combines the blues rock vibe of The Rolling Stones and Janis Joplin with Danielle's signature lyrical ability to explore human nature at its best and worst. https://daniellem.com/the-glory-junkies


  


 

 


 

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