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Free Pop-Soul Concert Tonight at Boston Harbor Hotel

Party band Sweet Tooth and the Sugarbabies to perform

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A summer evening on the waterfront listening to a free concert—who could ask for more? The Boston Harbor Hotel, famous for its Summer in the City entertainment series, offers guests free live music on Rowes Wharf, with a view of the harbor, Tuesdays through Thursdays from June through early September.

The concerts, performed by some of the Boston area’s best musicians, are arranged thematically: “Pop-Soul Tuesdays” showcases local bands playing pop and soul music from across the decades, “Rat Pack Wednesdays” features bands performing the music of Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr., and on “Blue Barge Thursdays” you’ll hear a wide range of blues music. (On Fridays, the hotel shifts gears and offers “Movies by Moonlight.”)

Tonight, the popular party band Sweet Tooth and the Sugarbabies takes the stage at 6 p.m. and plays until 10 p.m.

The seven-piece combo band was formed in 2009 as a senior project by students at Berklee College of Music who overheard a group of brides-to-be asking, “Why are all wedding bands so old?” Since then, the musicians have performed throughout New England and abroad, appearing with Stomp, Stevie Wonder, Wynton Marsalis (Hon.’92), and Quincy Jones. They’ve earned a reputation as one of the most successful wedding bands in New England, and have been named a “Best of Weddings” winner by the popular bridal site The Knot every year since 2012, a distinction that has earned them a place on the site’s Wedding Hall of Fame.

Tonight, the band will perform a diverse mix of covers—from Motown to contemporary hip-hop and pop to disco—and possibly even country. Expect to see hits from the likes of Prince, Taylor Swift, and Marvin Gaye on the set list.

For added enjoyment, guests can purchase cocktails and enjoy fresh seafood and other seasonal delights al fresco on the hotel’s Harbor Walk Terrace or the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille’s patio.

Sweet Tooth and the Sugarbabies perform tonight at the Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, from 6 to 10 p.m. Find the complete Summer in the City schedule here. Find directions here.

Connor Lenahan can be reached at lenahan@bu.edu.

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