ZUMIX Summer Concert @ Piers Park
ZUMIX, a local nonprofit providing creative opportunities for young people, will kick off its annual Summer Concert Series on Sunday, July 10, in Piers Park in East Boston. The concert coincides with ZUMIX’s annual Walk for Music, a major fundraiser and joyful celebration of the ZUMIX community, and the launch of Eastie Week, an annual celebration of cultural and musical heritage and organizations in the East Boston neighborhood. Local Eastie band Don’t Be Denied will headline the show, with an opening set by a ZUMIX youth ensemble.
The Summer Concert Series highlights local professional musicians showcasing various genres. The July lineup this year includes hip-hop artist Seefour on July 17; R&B artist and singer-songwriter Ava Sophia on July 24; and the Samba Jazz Project on July 31. Musicians set for August include local funk band The Dope Lotus on August 7; reggae musicians Jahriffe and the JAH-N-I Roots Movement on August 14; world music ensemble Kotoko Brass on August 21; and the La Pura Vida salsa band at the final show on August 28.