Concert Details

Join us for our 6th annual celebration of arts and music!​

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – 5:00PM
Norman B. Leventhal Park – 130 Congress Street

2019 Champion Award Recipient Announced: Robert Reynolds

We are truly pleased to recognize President & CEO of Putnam Investments, Bob Reynolds, as the 2019 recipient of the Inspire Arts & Music Champion Award, which was established to honor an individual who has been an extraordinary leader for the Arts.

Reynolds clearly embodies what this award stands for through civic leadership and philanthropic spirit. His philosophy has clearly extended to the corporate culture at Putnam Investments, which is an exemplary member of the Greater Boston community.

Bob Reynolds has a distinguished history of supporting an array of worthwhile non-profits, including helping our fellow citizens with a variety of critical needs, supporting numerous youth development organizations, working to develop Greater Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts — and actively encouraging a love of the arts.

Inspire Arts & Music is thrilled to officially present Bob with our Champion Award this Spring.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, Concert in the Park raised over $615,000 in 2018!

Concert in the Park is the debut spring concert event featuring the best youth performing groups of New England’s Inspire Arts & Music. The evening concert is headlined by IAM’s premier performing group, the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps as they prepare for their summer tour across the country. The evening is capped off with a cocktail reception for sponsors.

Inspire Arts & Music impacted more than 20,000 young people in 2018 – diverse in age, experience and demography – by providing performing arts opportunities. Our City of Boston programs experienced growth, adding three more music programs and a new location in Dorchester. These programs are free of charge as Inspire provides the expert instruction and musical instruments while partnering with long standing city youth resource hubs like the Hyde Park Community Center, the Walter F. Denney Center (Dorchester Boys and Girls Club), and most recently the East Boston Boys & Girls Club. We were also able to award twelve performing arts scholarships to exceptional young performers in the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, and four scholastic scholarships to Great East Music Festival participants heading off to college – over $45,000 in scholarships!

Champion Award Recipients

2019 - Bob Reynolds

Robert Reynolds
CEO, Putnam

2018 - Jay Hooley

Jay Hooley
CEO, State Street

2017 - Martin J. Walsh

Martin J. Walsh
Mayor, City of Boston