2020 was a year that most of us will not remember nicely. Coronavirus pandemic, murder hornets, fires in Australia, Beirut’s explosion – it’s safe to say that 2020 brought us more harm than good. However, that is in the past now, as 2021 is here.

2021 already seems to be better than its predecessor, with so many concerts and other events planned – some of them being smaller and happening very often (such as Mass Cash results, which happen every day), and some of them being massive – for instance, the postponed world tours.

Keep in mind, though, that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the events we are mentioning below are prone to changes, meaning that depending on the epidemiologic situation, they might be either postponed, canceled, or moved online.

So, what are some of the top Boston events this year? Keep on reading to find out!

Open Mic Night

This event takes place every week in a place called “Modern Party Art.” You don’t have to be a professional, as people on all levels are welcomed to join. If you are a:

  • singer
  • storyteller
  • poet
  • rapper
  • comedian

and so on, don’t hesitate to book your place. Due to the pandemic, there is a limit of participants allowed to take part in the event (20 people), which is why if you are interested in it, you need to make sure to book the tickets in advance.

In order to take part in the event, you need to wear a mask, use hand sanitizer when entering the location, and have a temperature below 98.6, as it will be checked at the door.


2020 took away from us the chance to enjoy seeing our favorite artists live in a concert. However, it looks like 2021 will compensate for that, with not only previous year’s shows being postponed till now, but also new ones being announced.

Although many of the tickets are already sold, there are people for whom the new date is not convenient, so if you are interested in one of the events, but the tickets are sold out, just look on different forums and the concert’s Facebook page.

So, let’s take a look at some of the concerts taking place in Boston in 2021.

5 Seconds of Summer – 1st of June

This one will probably be more interesting to teenagers and people in their 20s (but not only). Sometimes considered to be the new One Direction – but a bit more rock – the Australian group consists of four members (Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin).

The 2020 tour (now 2021) called “No Shame” comes in the wake of their hit “Youngblood,” which went Platinum in the UK, the US, Australia, and Canada.

Billy Joel – 4th of August

Although already in his 70s, Billy Joel is still one of the most popular artists in the world. Even though he hasn’t released a new studio album in over 20 years, his music still generates millions of streams every month, and the areas in which he plays a concert are almost always sold out.

Some of his hit singles (that you have probably heard at some point) include “Piano Man” (1973), “Uptown Girl” (1983), and “We Didn’t Start the Fire” (1989).

The concert in Boston was supposed to take place on August, 27th 2020. However, due to the situation, it was postponed.

Lady Gaga – 7th of August

The long-awaited tour is finally here – ‘The Chromatica Ball.’ The tour was supposed to take place in 2020; however, it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Lady Gaga is probably one of the artists that don’t need an introduction – if someone doesn’t know her music, they definitely heard about one of her ‘creations’ back in the day (yes, we’re talking about the meat dress).

Chromatica‘ is Gaga’s sixth studio album – it was released four years after ‘Joanne’ (2016). It includes singles such as “Stupid Love,” “Rain On Me” – made in collaboration with Ariana Grande – and “Sour Candy” recorded with BLACKPINK.

Hamilton On Tour – 6th of July – 21st of August

Hamilton,” one of the most iconic musicals of the 21st century (or maybe of all time), is coming to Boston in the summer of 2021. As the title suggests, the play tells the story of one of the founding fathers, who was also the First Secretary of Treasury – Alexander Hamilton. Full of amazing music and rapping founding fathers, it’s easy to see why it stole the hearts of millions of people.

With 16 TONY nominations (11 of which it won), Pulitzer award for ‘Best Drama’ and Grammy award for ‘The Best Musical Theatre Album,’ it’s a must for everyone at least slightly interested in musicals.

The Bottom Line

As you can see, 2021 already appears to be better than its predecessor, with so many concerts and other events planned – Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, 5 Seconds of Summer, and ‘Hamilton on Tour’ are just a few of the big stars that will make an appearance in the Boston locations this year.

Keep in mind, though, that life is unpredictable, meaning that if the situation doesn’t change, the dates of the events may, unfortunately, be changed again due to the organizers’ concern about the audience’s health.

For now, there’s a lot to look forward to, so let’s just hope for the best!