Spice Up Your Summer Fun with Live Arts in Arlington!

How do we roll in this small town? Arlington ROCK AND ROLLS this summer, with live music performances happening almost every day of the week!

Check out the schedule, which we’ve compiled here on Arts Arlington. Venues like the Arlington Reservoir Beach, the Jason Russell House, Magnolia Park, Old Schwamb Mill, Whittemore Park, and Robbins Library play host to local bands and performers to entertain residents at every age level in the great outdoors.

The Live Arts Arlington project began as an ACAC pilot effort in 2019, in partnership with artists, designed to encourage public performance and creation in the Town. We invited diverse artists to step out and share their expertise on sidewalks, parks, and plazas where people gather and enjoy outdoor entertainment. Those early years sparked interest in live performances all over town. Today, Arlington residents and visitors cash in on those experiences, as multiple organizations and venues have stepped up to offer great family entertainment in outdoor venues throughout town. 

Honestly, we’re thrilled to pass the baton! And we’re here to shine a light on all the ways you can enjoy LIVE PERFORMANCES this summer. The Live Arts 2023 season kicked off on June 17 with the Arlington Center for the Arts’ popular event Arlington Porchfest! Porchfest was followed by Garage Band, — an annual pop-up dance party and a celebration of community sponsored by the Arlington Commission for Arts & Culture through a grant by the Mass Cultural Council — at the Arlington Global Service Station. 

We hope you enjoy this year’s LIVE ARTS every chance you get! Programming ends for the summer series of performances at the end of August, so put on your dancing shoes, grab your favorite partner, and enjoy! And don’t fret. Once Fall rolls around, you can keep enjoying all those live performances that are happening at places like Menotomy Grill (Thursday Night Live Music Series!), Town Tavern, and more.