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Take in summer concerts in the MFA’s courtyard

For four Thursdays in a row, musicians will perform music ranging from indie rock to Hatian folk music.

Patty Larkin takes part in "Concerts in the Courtyard" Aug. 4. Jana Leon

For the first time in two years, the Museum of Fine Arts’s Concerts in the Courtyard is returning this summer. A series of four concerts will take place from July 21 to August 11, featuring everything from indie rock and folk songs, to music with soul and jazz influences. 

Tickets go on sale May 25 for the four part series.

The first performance is from a Massachusetts native, Barrie. On the evening of July 21, Barrie Lindsay will perform her collection of synth-pop, art-pop, indie rock and folk songs. On Lindsay’s album “Barbara,” her first self-produced album, Lindsay explores and confronts new relationships, the loss of a parent and the impulse to separate herself from her music. 


One week later, on July 28, the courtyard will be graced with the Dedicated Men of Zion, a group from Eastern North Carolina. The group’s four vocalists — Anthony Daniels, Antwan Daniels, Marcus Sugg, and Dexter Weaver — were trained in both the church and the home. They draw from the origins of gospel, funk, R&B, soul and jazz. 

On August 4, Boston-based Patty Larkin will come to the MFA. This is not her first time appearing in the courtyard, but once again her lyrics, vocals and “guitar wizardry” will echo through the space, according to the MFA.

Wrapping up the Concerts in the Courtyard series is Lakou Mizik, a “powerhouse collective” of Hatian musicians, according to the MFA. The group, which formed after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, will perform August 11 at the MFA. 

Doors open at 6 p.m. and performances start at 7:30 p.m.

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