RISE: Goapele

Thursday, March 31, 7:00 PM


The RISE concert series is a whole new way for audiences and musicians to connect. Curated by Shea Rose and Simone Scazzocchio, the series will feature pop, rock, and hip-hop artists performing in our sonic cube, Calderwood Hall.

Goapele | Nemes
Headliner: Once called the “spiritual love child of Sade and D’Angelo” by Rolling Stone magazine, Goapele has a sensuous voice that blends jazz, soul, and hip-hop with her own poetry. Praised by prestigious magazines such as Nylon, Billboard, Essence, and Vibe, Goapele’s passion and soul pours out into her music through her “smoky and sensual” voice.
Opening Act: Nemes; Indie / Rock
Community Spotlight: Female MC/Singer KiKi D. Boys & Girls Club (Dorchester)

Tickets are required and include Museum admission: adults $27, seniors $24, members $17, students and children 7–17 $12 (children under 7 not admitted).

Come early to soak up the atmosphere of the courtyard garden, explore the art-filled historic building before the concert begins. A cash bar will be in the Museum's Courtyard from 5-7 pm. There will be a pre-show fashion exhibit by I Am Kreyol from 6:15 - 7 pm. Tickets to the concert include Museum admission.


  • Online, by clicking the GET TICKETS button above*
  • By calling the box office at 617 278 5156, Wednesday-Monday, 10 am-4 pm*
  • In person: Visit the Museum and purchase at the door, Wednesday-Monday, 11 am-4:30 pm

*Handling charges apply to these orders.

For sold-out performances, standby tickets may be available in the lobby before the performance begins. Standby admission will be decided between the opening act and the headliner. Admission to the performance will occur at 7:30 pm. We cannot guarantee availability of standby tickets for sold-out performances. Note the Museum's concert policies.

The lead sponsors of RISE is the Abrams Foundation. The series is also generously supported by Hal and Jodi Hess and Valentine Talland and Nagesh Mahanthappa. This project is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Media Sponsor: The Improper Bostonian