These free concerts are only possible with the support of:

GroundBeat is made possible with support from The Boston Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and a grant from the Boston Cultural Council (which is administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture).

Announcing GroundBeat: A Virtual Music Series Featuring BAMS Fest


The Esplanade Association is excited to present GroundBeat: A Virtual Series Featuring BAMS Fest, a five-part virtual concert series featuring ten artists of different music styles and backgrounds from throughout Greater Boston! GroundBeat is the Esplanade’s FREE Riverfront Music Series that aims to increase opportunities to perform on the Esplanade for producers and artists across greater Boston who are committed to increasing inclusivity and diversity in Boston’s arts scene.

GroundBeat: A Virtual Series Featuring BAMS Fest will take place every Monday night in August from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm and feature two artists or groups per night curated by BAMS Fest.

All performances will take place virtually on Zoom, and all event attendees will receive a specific Zoom link prior to each event. You must pre-register to receive the zoom link.

We partnered with BAMS Fest for this year’s GroundBeat: A Virtual Series to both produce and curate a variety of diverse, inclusive, and entertaining performances virtually. BAMS Fest has presented at GroundBeat on the Esplanade every summer since its launch in 2018 and has attracted over 400 people of color to the Hatch Shell stage. Technical assistance is being provided by the Loop Lab, a Cambridge-based non-profit social enterprise specializing in media arts internships and digital storytelling.

Stay tuned for an announcement on this year’s GroundBeat line-up of performers coming soon!

WITH SUPPORT FROM

GroundBeat is made possible with support from The Boston Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and a grant from the Boston Cultural Council (which is administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture).


ABOUT BAMS FEST | bamsfest.org

BAMS Fest is a 501 (c)(3) organization that strives to break down racial and social barriers to arts, music, and culture for marginalized communities of color across Greater Boston. Its vision is to create a vibrant and inclusive arts and culture sector for the City of Boston and beyond, a sector that celebrates all artistic talents, challenges societal perceptions, and empowers and engages audiences.

ABOUT THE ESPLANADE ASSOCIATION | esplanade.org

The Esplanade Association is a nonprofit organization that works to revitalize and enhance the Charles River Esplanade, sustain its natural green space, and build community in the park by providing education, cultural, and recreational programs for everyone. Working in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Esplanade Association is dedicated to improving the experiences of the millions of visitors who enjoy Boston’s iconic riverside park.