The North End Music & Performing Arts Center will host a July Summer Concert series on the Waterfront! Concerts will feature local New England performing artists, bands, and musicians. Several NEMPAC faculty members are featured. The series is sponsored by Prezza Restaurant,, and the Mayor’s Office of Special Events. Prezza is our exclusive Restaurant Partner for these events.

Summer Concert Series Schedule:

July Thursday Nights

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park



July 10th – Scott Boni Jazz Quartet “Great Songs from Classic Movies in Hollywood”
July 17th – Happy 450th Birthday Shakespeare! “A Musical and Dramatic Celebration of the BARD
July 24th- Eight to the Bar: “Vocally oriented swing, jump blues, and blues”
July 31st – Bella Notte “Italian Opera & Song Favorites”
*Rain Dates: Aug 7th and Aug 14th.

As the exclusive restaurant sponsor of the 2014 NEMPAC (North End Music & Performing Arts Center) Summer Concert Series hosted at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park in July, Prezza Restaurant will offer a specially created three-course prix fixe menu priced at $40 for concert-goers, available both before and after the outdoor weekly performances. At this neighborhood staple, revelers will feast on a lavish dinner of Old World-style comfort cuisine from Chef & Owner, Anthony Caturano, making it the perfect complement for an evening of the arts in the North End community.

Please find additional coverage of the NEMPAC prix fixe via BostInno. Link:

The special $40 three-course prix fixe will be served as follows:


Roasted figs wrapped prosciutto, gorgonzola and aged balsamic


Zucchini flowers, pancetta, polenta and roasted tomato


Baby kale, arugula, walnuts, roasted red peppers, goat cheese and balsamic


Homemade meatballs, sausage, ribs, tomato and polenta


Boneless free-range half chicken, Yukon mashed potato, green beans and roasted onion


Grilled striped bass, corn, fava beans and fennel purée


Corn raviolini, pancetta, corn, rock shrimp, white wine, garlic, butter and parmigiano cheese


White chocolate bread pudding, crème anglaise, vanilla bean, ice cream


Raspberry sorbet


Tiramisu “parfait” with Kahlua and espresso

WHERE:           Prezza – 24 Fleet Street, Boston

WHEN:            Available from 5:00pm – 6:30pm and 8:00pm – 10:00pm on Thursday, July 10, 17, 24 & 31 (bar opens daily at 4:30pm)

COST:             $40 per person

MORE INFO:   Reservations are required in advance by calling Prezza at 617.227.1577. (Please specify if you are reserving for the special NEMPAC prix fixe.) Reservations for the NEMPAC prix fixe cannot be made on OpenTable. For more information on the 2014 NEMPAC Summer Concert Series, please visit:


Prezza, located in Boston’s historic North End, was opened in 2000 by Chef and Owner, Anthony Caturano.  Named for a town in the Abruzzi region of Italy, the home place of the Caturano’s grandmother, Prezza features an inviting lively atmosphere and boasts an exceptional wine list with over 800 bottles. Chef Anthony Caturano, known for his Old-World-style and overflowing dishes, creates a discerning seasonal Italian menu, which features naturally robust ingredients with sumptuous flavor and rich portions.  Prezza is located at 24 Fleet Street and is open for dinner Monday –Thursday from 5:30pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday from 5:00pm – 10:30 pm, and Sunday from 5:00pm – 10:00pm.  The bar is open daily beginning at 4:30pm.   Valet parking is available. For more information, please visit or call 617.227.1577. Follow Prezza on Facebook and Twitter.