Summer BCM Fest set for July 8 in Harvard Sq.

The fourth Summer BCMFest will bring Celtic music of many varieties to Club Passim in Harvard Square on July 8, featuring some 12 hours of performances by Boston-area musicians, including a free outdoor concert and a ticketed evening finale.

Summer BCMFest is tailored after the annual BCMFest (Boston Celtic Music Fest), a weekend gathering held each January to celebrate Greater Boston ’s richness of music, song, and dance from the Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and other Celtic traditions. [BCMFest will take place January 17-20, 2019.] Like its winter counterpart, Summer BCMFest showcases the diversity of sounds and styles found in Boston’s Celtic music community.
The day kicks off with a special edition of the Live Music Brunch series at Club Passim from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The “Celtic Brunch” is an opportunity for diners to enjoy brunch, with live music by fiddle-piano duo Chris Overholser and Utsav Lal.

From 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., the festivities will shift outside to Palmer Street (directly adjacent to Club Passim) for a free concert with Scottish-Cape Breton trio Caroline Dressler, Giulia Haible and Maggie MacPhail, and the progressive folk/traditional/fusion quintet Pumpkin Bread.

Summer BCMFest 2018 will finish up with a ticketed evening performance at 7 p.m. by a pair of duos: Ari & Mia and Matt and Shannon Heaton .
Tickets for the evening concert are $18 for the general public, $10 for Passim members and students with ID. For reservations and other information, go to

BCMFest is a program of Passim, a Cambridge-based non-profit seeking to build a vibrant music community through its legendary listening venue, music school, artist grants, and outreach initiatives.