Boston Calling’s Block Party Series Returns, and CHEN PR’s Back for More

Company Culture, Events Posted May 5, 2017 by Doug De Orchis

If you live in or around Greater Boston, you know Boston Calling as an epic concert series that takes place downtown every Spring and Fall. The concerts attract A-list talent from every music genre—from Sia and Elle King to The Avett Brothers and Alabama Shakes. It’s a great time for sure, but the concert series is just a portion of the full Boston Calling experience.

Boston Calling also hosts its Block Party Series, a weekly event in Dewey Square Park, right outside of South Station. The series kicked off this week and will be held every Thursday from now until September 14. The parties are free to the 21+ public, which showcase local performers, games and adult beverages. CHEN PR, now a third-year sponsor, sees the festivities as the perfect way to support the community and local musicians while also being able to network and spend time with colleagues (or in some cases, escape them).

As the newest member of the CHEN PR team, I decided to check out the first Block Party of the season with some colleagues on May 4. The weather was a bit chilly (as you can see by some of the coats), but that didn’t stop a good crowd of people from enjoying some beer and wine in the fresh air.

I was pleasantly surprised to see how many outdoor games there were – from cornhole to a giant Connect 4, there were plenty of fun activities to keep folks busy. Those that wanted to have a more mellow time laid out on the lawn chairs and listened to the music playing.

I can attest that going to the Boston Calling Block Parties is a great way to unwind after the work day – you should try it! Future block parties will be held every Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In the event of rain, the Block Party will be moved to Friday. If you’re interested to see who will perform ahead of time, a new lineup will be announced each week on You can expect anything from country to folk to rock, and everything in between.

With summer on the horizon, Boston Calling Block Parties offer the perfect after-work destination to unwind and enjoy the company of friends. You’ll likely be able to find us by the CHEN PR branded cornhole boards or at the bar, so swing by and say hello! Hope to see you there.