Rivers Cuomo. El Hefe. Randy Hall. Amy Heidemann. Natalie Maines. Trey Parker. Al Pitrelli. Ed Roland. Rashawn Ross. Brad Whitford. Keith Harris. You may not know them by name but you’ve probably heard– these people are just a handful of the successful and talented musicians, songwriters, and composers who graduated from Berklee College of Music. Right now, gifted musicians are perfecting and honing their skills in order to successfully enter the music industry, if they are not already there, and join the ranks of the many remarkable musicians before them. They perform pop, rock, alternative, jazz, contemporary, and really any genre you can think of and even ones you’ve never heard of.
Did you know that you can see these noteworthy musicians perform for free?
Conveniently, Berklee College of Music’s event’s page lists all their free and inexpensive performances by Berklee students. Until a friend let me in on the amazing opportunity to see some of the musicians perform, I had no idea! Now, I’ve already expanded my musical experience by attending amazing performances of an Afro-Caribbean pop band and a Brazilian Jazz band. With the knowledge that I can look on Berklee’s event page and find out free performances by students, I find time in my schedule to hop on the Green line to Hynes Convention Center and find myself in the heart of Berklee’s campus on Boylston Street. And if you cannot make it down to Berklee’s campus, they host events all over Boston ranging from the Mother’s Rest in Franklin Park to the Boston Public Library Courtyard at Copley Square.