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    3rd Annual Boston Summer Arts Weekend

    Presented by Boston Globe, WGBH and Citizens Bank at Copley Square

    July 26 - July 27, 2014

    The Boston Globe, WGBH and Citizens Bank are teaming up again to host the 3rd annual Boston Summer Arts Weekend. Grammy-Award winners Los Lobos, Arturo Sandoval and Ricky Staggs and Kentucky Thunder will headline the festival, designed to celebrate and promote Boston’s arts ...more


    Andris Nelsons conducts Beethoven, Bartok, and Tchaikovsky

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    October 1 - October 3, 2014

    For his second program of 2014-15, Andris Nelsons leads three great works reflecting his lifelong immersion in the world of symphonic repertoire-works that also demonstrate the commanding...more

    Valiant Veterans and the LiveLife Center presents: Faces of Freedom

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    October 3, 2014

    A benefit concert to establish a wellness center and living community, in MA, for combat veterans and their families suffering from the invisible wounds of war. Post Traumatic Stress (PTS);...more

    Cinema Jukebox: STOP MAKING SENSE

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    September 29, 2014

    Universally acclaimed as one of the best concert films ever made, Stop Making Sense documents the groundbreaking Talking Heads at their peak and was directed by Jonathan Demme.


    Snarky Puppy / Kneebody

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center

    September 28, 2014

     With the release of its live, two-disc album/DVD Tell Your Friends, Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to one of the most internationally respected names in instrumental music,...more

    Andris Nelsons conducts Wagner and Respighi

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    September 27, 2014

    This wide-ranging one-night-only event celebrates the start of BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons' tenure with the orchestra, and features two close colleagues of the conductor as soloists-his...more

    Bruce Hornsby

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    September 24, 2014

    Bruce Hornsby’s work displays a creative iconoclasm that’s been a constant in the artist’s two-and-a-half decade recording career. His commercial stock soared early on, when...more

    Emmylou Harris

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    September 23, 2014

    A 13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, EMMYLOU HARRIS’ contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her...more

    Dance at the Cinema: BALANCHINE/MILLEPIED (Ballet)

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    September 21, 2014

    From the Paris Opera Ballet. This encounter between two great French composers and two choreographers from the New York City Ballet, its founder George Balanchine and former student Benjamin...more

    Chris Young

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

    September 21, 2014

    Chris Young has accomplished more by 28 than some artists do in a lifetime. He has already scored 5 consecutive #1 hits on country radio, and his new single “Who I Am With You” from...more

    The Rat Pack Is Back

    Presented by NECC Foundation, Inc.

    September 20, 2014

    The Rat Pack is Back!


    Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.


    The music and feel of old Las Vegas comes to the Merrimack Valley this fall when “The Rat Pack...more

    HarborArts Festival 2014

    Presented by HarborArts

    September 20, 2014

    East Your Art Out!

    HarborArts Festival 2014 is the fourth annual anniversary celebration of the HarborArts Shipyard Gallery. The tradition...more

    Marcelo Lehninger conducts Mozart, Villa-Lobos and Beethoven

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Symphony Hall

    September 18 - September 20, 2014

    BSO Associate Conductor Marcelo Lehninger returns to the Symphony Hall podium for a concert spotlighting members of the orchestra. Four BSO principals take center stage for Mozart's seldom...more

    The Charlie Daniels Band

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

    September 14, 2014

    Formed in 1972, Charlie Daniels Band has been entertaining crowds for more than 40 years and has been a staple on the Indian Ranch calendar. The CDB was there during the beginning of the Southern...more

    Yun-Chin Zhou, piano

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick

    September 14, 2014

    A native of Shenyang, China, pianist Yun-Chin Zhou, whose given name means pure melody, has been hailed as a “dashing virtuoso … complete with dazzling fingerwork and shapely...more

    Bret Michaels

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

    September 13, 2014

    Multiplatinum global superstar Bret Michaels will take the stage at Indian Ranch on September 13 at 2PM. He has turned his passion for music into a multi-faceted brand that encompasses record...more

    Ronan Tynan

    Presented by North Shore Music Theatre at North Shore Music Theatre

    September 13, 2014

    North Shore Elder Services presents Ronan Tynan. Mr. Tynan is truly a modern day "Renaissance Man." Faced with numerous challenges throughout his well documented life, he has persevered...more

    Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick

    September 12, 2014

    "One of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today.  He makes me proud!”...B.B. King

    Having performed with such greats as Carlos Santana, Muddy Waters, Eric...more

    Loudon Wainwright III

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick

    September 11, 2014

    "...one of America's most astute lyrical commentators...lyrically compelling and emotionally overpowering." - Mojo Magazine

    Loudon Wainwright III has had a long and...more

    Audition for the NEW Concord Youth Chorus Project

    Presented by Concord Conservatory of Music at Concord Conservatory of Music

    September 9, 2014

    Love to sing? Want to improve your singing voice, learn how to harmonize, and gain performance experience? Join us! No prior singing experience required. Placement Auditions will take place on...more

    Cambridge Carnival International

    Presented by Cambridge Carnival International, Inc. at Kendall Square

    September 7, 2014

    The largest Cambridge festival is undertaking it´s 22nd year. It´s a colorful and festive celebretion rooted in African and Caribbean traditions, with thousands of...more

    Drummers' Call

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    September 6, 2014

    A fife-and-drum corps from around the country will assemble at Old Sturbridge Village on September 6. Watch and listen as this talented group demonstrates their unique set of skills, and learn...more

    An intimate evening with Mary Lambert

    Presented by David Friend Recital Hall at David Friend Recital Hall

    October 5, 2013 - September 5, 2014

     As a performer, Lambert exemplifies the traditions of a singer/songwriter while melding a background in spoken-word. After the powerful body-image poem “I Know Girls (Body Love)”...more

    Charlie Farren and Sarah Blacker

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick

    September 5, 2014

    Charlie Farren has long been known for great songs, great singing, and for outstanding live solo acoustic performances. Alone onstage with acoustic guitar in hand, Charlie captures an audience...more

    Classic Albums Live: Abbey Road

    Presented by Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park

    September 5, 2014

    Toronto-based sensation Classic Albums Live performs the works of classic rock bands the same way an orchestra performs the works of Mozart. This skilled ensemble of musicians recreates...more

    Jeff Bridges

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    September 3, 2014

     “Natural” is as good a word as any to describe the feeling of Bridges’ self-titled major label debut. Featuring a roster of magnificent songwriters and musicians, and...more

    Fenway Recording Sessions Presents: Fujiya & Miyagi

    Presented by Brighton Music Hall at Brighton Music Hall

    September 3, 2014

     Despite the name, Fujiya & Miyagi are neither Japanese nor a duo. The electronic trio of singer and guitarist David Best, synth player Steve Lewis, and bassist Matt Hainsby are deeply...more

    Family Fun Days

    Presented by Old Sturbridge Village at Old Sturbridge Village

    August 30 - September 1, 2014

    Come celebrate Labor Day Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village on August 30-September 1. Play games ranging from base-ball to French & English (tug-of-war). Make a craft, meet oxen in training, or...more

    Seasons of Love: A 20th Anniversary Celebration of Musical Dinner Revues!

    Presented by Cape Rep Theatre

    June 15 - September 1, 2014

    Cape Rep Theatre presents Seasons of Love: A 20th Anniversary Celebration of Musical Dinner Revues! at the Old Sea Pines Inn, directed and designed by Scott Storr, running Sundays, June 15...more

    Blue Man Group

    Presented by Blue Man Group at The Charles Playhouse

    April 1 - August 31, 2014

    OUR SPACE HAS A NEW FACE. Experience Blue Man Group at the newly renovated Charles Playhouse!

     

    Blue Man Group's critically acclaimed show has been called...more

    Tony Bennett at Tanglewood with special guest Antonia Bennett

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 31, 2014

    No one else in popular American music has recorded for so long and at such a high level of excellence as Tony Bennett. His initial successes came via a string of Columbia singles in the early...more

    EMEFE

    Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

    August 30, 2014

     EMEFE (as in M.F.A. — Music Frees All) is a ten-piece soul-funk- everything band on a mission to prove there are no bad days, only days that need a new soundtrack. The blazing rhythms...more

    Thompson Square

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

    August 30, 2014

    Thompson Square will bring their 2014 Just Feels Good Tour to Indian Ranch in Webster, MA on Saturday, August 30th at 2PM. Recently, Thompson Square released their single “Testing the...more

    Josh Groban with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 30, 2014

    One of today's most popular music superstars, Josh Groban has become a Tanglewood favorite. He partners with the Pops, Keith Lockhart, and chorus, for a spectacular close to the 2014 summer...more

    Berklee Summer Concerts at Georges Island

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Georges Island

    August 30, 2014

    Berklee College of Music, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, and the Boston Harbor National Park join forces to bring up-and-coming Berklee students and alumni to Fort Warren on Georges Island for...more

    Family Fun Fridays

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens and

    July 11 - August 29, 2014

    Enjoy a family-friendly day at Heritage featuring special activities designed to help you rediscover the joy of being outside together. Musical performance at the Outdoor Concert Stage at 11AM,...more

    Paula Cole

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    August 28 - August 29, 2014

    Rockport’s own Paula Cole has won Grammy’s and played sold-out arenas, but always manages to return to her hometown for a memorable night of smash hits like “I Don’t Want...more

    Roomful of Teeth

    Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

    August 29, 2014

     WORK- IN-PROGRESS

    Upon receiving a 2014 Grammy, Roomful of Teeth director Brad Wells said, “We wouldn’t have this album without our work at MASS MoCA.” We’re...more

    Summer in the City Entertainment Series

    Presented by Boston Harbor Hotel

    June 12 - August 29, 2014

    This summer, the Boston Harbor Hotel will once again become one of Boston’s liveliest outdoor entertainment venues when it launches its 16th annual Summer in the City Entertainment Series on...more

    Wavelengths: Boston DJ Round Robin

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA)

    August 29, 2014

    MUSIC

    Wavelengths: Boston DJ Round Robin

     

    Bring your dancing shoes; Boston’s best DJs join forces for an end-of-summer party to remember.


    Train at Tanglewood

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 29, 2014

    Grammy-winning multi-platinum group Train will again perform at Tanglewood on Friday, August 29 in the Koussevitzky Music Shed.The multi-platinum band Train made its mark on music history with the...more

    ICA Summer Fridays

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA)

    June 6 - August 29, 2014

    Your summer getaway is just a T ride away. Every Friday from June through August, you’ll experience something new and exciting at the ICA—from Wavelengths, our new series of waterfront...more

    Summer 2014 Programs at Brookline Music School

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

    June 30 - August 28, 2014

    Whether you are 4 years old looking for a general music and arts experience, 9 years old ready to choose an instrument, or an experienced teen/adult interested in ensemble playing, Brookline Music...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Common Thread

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA)

    August 28, 2014

    Founded by Berklee bassist Alissia Benveniste, guitarist Maddie Rice, and drummer Amber Baker, Common Thread is an all female collective of like-minded musicians...more

    Suzuki Preschool Open Enrollment

    Presented by Suzuki School of Newton

    June 11 - August 27, 2014

     The Suzuki Preschool of Newton is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2014-2015 school year.  The Suzuki Preschool is an integrated arts program with the key focus on music....more

    Kina Zoré Presents: AFRICA NIGHT!

    Presented by Kina Zoré at Lizard Lounge

    August 5 - August 26, 2014

    TUESDAYS in AUGUST are....AFRICA NIGHT!

    Boston's first weekly night dedicated to AFRICAN music!  Hosted by Mozambican Afro-Pop group Kina Zoré, other African groups...more

    Cinema Jukebox: NASHVILLE

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    August 25, 2014

    Nashville weaves the stories of twenty-four characters—from country star to wannabe to reporter to waitress—into a cinematic tapestry that is equal parts comedy, tragedy, and...more

    Tom Rush

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    August 23 - August 24, 2014

    In what has become a delightful, much-anticipated Rockport tradition, folk legend Tom Rush returns to the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Rush’s easy, world-weary baritone and nimble...more

    Rock and Blues Concert Cruise: Barnstar with Dietriche Strause presented by Passim

    Presented by Rock and Blues Cruise

    August 24, 2014

     The Rock and Blues Concert Cruise will be hosting Barnstar! with Dietrich Strause presented by Passim as the last of their concert series.

    The cruise will start boarding at 2pm at...more

    The Retro Futura Tour

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    August 24, 2014

    Thompson Twins’ TOM BAILEY will play Thompson Twins hits live for the first time in 27 years as part of the Retro Futura Tour 2014. Howard Jones, Ultravox’s Midge Ure, China Crisis and...more

    Rock and Blues Cruise Concert Series: Barnstar! with Dietriche Strause presented by Passim

    Presented by Rock and Blues Concert Cruise at Seaport World Trade Center

    August 24, 2014

    21+ Boarding begins at 2PM - Cruise departs at 3PM from the World Trade Center Pier, Seaport Blvd in Boston.


    Barnstar! makes bluegrass for people who hate bluegrass. Barnstar! is...more

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