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    GroundBeat 2024: Produced by GRATEFUL QUEEN at the Hatch Shell

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    The Esplanade Association presents the second concert of our GroundBeat: the Esplanade's free riverfront music series -- produced by GRATEFUL QUEEN at the Hatch Shell. All events in the series will feature food vendors, games, and new seating!

    GroundBeat Produced by GRATEFUL QUEEN

    We are partnering with GRATEFUL QUEEN for this year’s second GroundBeat Concert happening Wednesday, May 29th! GRATEFUL QUEEN will bring their expertise and talent to both produce and curate a variety of diverse, inclusive, and entertaining performances at the iconic DCR Hatch Memorial Shell.


    Get ready to experience a dynamic fusion of Lawrence, MA's finest musical talent! Kicking off the night, we have AndreX, a hip-hop artist hailing straight from Lawrence. Following their explosive performance, prepare to be mesmerized by the soulful melodies and rhythmic grooves of GRATEFUL QUEEN backed by a powerhouse 6-piece band. Their blend of neo-soul and hip-hop will transport you to a realm of musical euphoria, showcasing the rich culture of Lawrence. Don't miss this incredible showcase of Lawrence's diverse musical landscape, where hip-hop meets soul in a celebration of talent, passion, and creativity. Get ready to groove, vibe, and experience music like never before!

    Produced By 

    Performances By

    Grateful Queen and the Crown Collective
    Seti Tzu
    Andre X

    All of your donations support the Esplanade Association and provide us the opportunity to increase live arts and culture events at the Hatch Memorial Shell. Additional GroundBeat concerts will take place on Wednesday, May 29th and Wednesday, June 6th!

    Sponsored by Audax Charitable FoundationThe Boston Foundation Mass Cultural Council

    Location Information & Directions

    NOTE: There is NO PARKING on the Esplanade. Please plan to arrive via one of the options below:

    If entering by foot, you can take one of many footbridges to enter the park. They are all noted on this map. The Hatch Memorial Shell is closest to the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge which is located between Beacon Street and Beaver Place, adjacent to David G Mugar Way. Once in the Esplanade, begin walking right to shortly find the Hatch Shell! 
    The Hatch Shell is a ten-minute walk from the Arlington MBTA Station (Green Line) and a ten minute walk from the Charles / MGH MBTA Station (Red Line). Find all of the nearby stations on this map.
    Pick up a Bluebike at any station around Boston, Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville and return to a station located conveniently near the Hatch Shell. Find locations on the System Map or mobile app. The closest Blue Bikes station is located where Beacon Street meets David Mugar Way, in front of Beacon Street access to the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge. 
    PARKING (outside of park)
    Recommended parking locations include Newbury Street lots or the Boston Common Garage
    Please direct rideshare vehicles to drop you off on Beacon Street near Arlington Street. Cheers is a good reference spot. Once you’ve been dropped off, enter the park on foot via the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge, located between Beacon Street and Beaver Place, adjacent to David G Mugar Way.  


    GroundBeat: The Esplanade’s FREE Riverfront Music Series launched as a new music program on the Esplanade in 2018 by the Esplanade Association. GroundBeat aims to increase opportunities to perform on the Esplanade for local producers and artists across greater Boston who are committed to increasing inclusivity and diversity in Boston’s arts scene.

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