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Great Music for Free Every Summer!


Final Concert of the 2014 Season!


O'er the Land of the Free:

Celebrating the Bicentennial of The Star-Spangled Banner


Wednesday, August 27 at 7 pm

DCR's Hatch Shell on the Esplanade 



Packing a Picnic and Other Tips for Enjoying Your Experience at the DCR's Hatch Shell

  1. Make the perfect dish-the choice is yours.
  2. Put all the food in a see through bag- it will be faster to get through security and coolers on wheels are a “no-no."
  3. Use sealed plastic containers for beverages. No alcohol please!
  4. Bring your folding or beach chair, if you’d like, but you’re also welcome to rent a folding chair at the Landmarks Information Tent.
  5. Spread the goodies out on a blanket or tarp. Be sure it’s no bigger than 10’ x 12’.
  6. Gates open at 5:30 PM, so come early for a great spot. There are entrances near the Hatch Shell, at the foot of the Arthur Fiedler Bridge and one near the concession stand. If you aren’t carrying anything, go through the “No Bags” line.
  7. Bathrooms are on site behind the Hatch Shell.
  8. Take the T.  Arlington and Charles Street stations are the closest. There is no parking on Storrow Drive, but there is a handicapped drop-off point. Paid parking is available at the LAZ Parking Lot at the Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Boston Common Garage.
  9. Bring your kids, in strollers or on foot, and give them an opportunity to conduct in the Maestro Zone.
  10. Check the weather the day of the concert on this page starting at 4 pm, or with our partners at WCVB TV. You can also download our mobile app for push notifications.



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We are grateful to the Free for All Concert Fund for its contribution to the orchestra.