The Boch Center launched the Ghost Light Series in 2021, a live music program filmed onstage at the Wang Theatre. It aired on NECN and showcased critically acclaimed artists including Keb' Mo', Lori McKenna, The Mammals, Tom Rush, Noel Paul Stookey, Jonathan Edwards, and more.

For centuries, theatres around the world have had what is known as a Ghost Light, a single lamp left shining when everyone has left. The legend is that this light protects actors, patrons and theatres from bad luck and ghosts. Each half-hour show in the Ghost Light Series will feature artists performing to an empty audience on the Boch Center stage illuminated only by the Ghost Light. There will be no amps and no spotlights, just the artists and their instruments, playing and sharing stories, and revealing what it is like to be a musician at a time when you are cut off from your audience.


The Ghost Light Series featured performances by five-time Grammy Awward winner Keb' Mo', two-time Grammy Award winner singer/songwriter Lori McKenna and a special night featuring folk legends Noel Paul Stookey, Tom Rush, and Jonathan Edwards.


Special thank to the following:

CK Communications

Scott & Aleka Towers

The Boch Center’s Ghost Light Series is presented with the help of Polar Beverages, JetBlue, and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 11.