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    Jazz at the Firehouse featuring Giacomo Gates with Tim Ray Trio

    Presented by ZUMIX at ZUMIX Firehouse, East Boston

    June 14, 2015

    Giacomo Gates is an internationally recognized recording artist, singer, educator, interpreter, and lyricist.  He combines music, history, humor, compelling stage presence, and natural rapport with an audience, making his presentations fun, exciting, and educational.

    Gates' latest release Miles Tones: Giacomo Gates Sings the Music of Miles Davis reached #1 on National Jazz ...more


    Martin Sexton

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 26, 2015

    Owning one of the most powerful and dynamic voices in American popular music, Martin Sexton straddles the worlds of folk, soul, country and rock and roll with ease. For the last 25 years, his...more

    Boston Summer Arts Weekend 2015

    Presented by WGBH and The Boston Globe at Copley Square, Boston

    July 25 - July 26, 2015

    On the weekend of July 25-26, The Boston Globe, WGBH and Citizens Bank are once again coming together to host Boston Summer Arts Weekend. Just like last year, we plan to bring together some of the...more

    Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 23 - July 24, 2015

    The dynamic married duo of Béla Fleck, who almost singlehandedly reinvented the banjo for the modern era, and clawhammer banjo player/ and singer Abigail Washburn, is a musical partnership...more

    Wavelengths: !!! (DJ Set)

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    July 24, 2015

    Positively raring with the joys of sproingy bass, synthesized squelches, and stubborn, repetitive beats,” according to the Guardian, !!! is irresistible on the dance floor....more

    3 Sudacas

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Lawn on D, Boston

    July 24, 2015

    3 Sudacas are a trio formed by Esther Rojas from Colombia (bass), Marianella Rojas from Venezuela (voice/percussion), and Eduardo Mercuri from Brazil (guitar). They fuse traditional...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Oh, Malo / Lily Burns

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    July 23, 2015

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    The Passion Pit with Broods

    Presented by Boston Bowery at The Lawn on D, Boston

    July 23, 2015

    Go back to the beginning of Passion Pit, because we have never left that time. Rewind. Musicians are tuning up in the orchestra pit at the Met. This is too close to now, but this sound is...more

    U R a Star!

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    July 6 - July 23, 2015

    With a focus on contemporary vocal styles, including pop, rock, country, and more, students will learn basic breathing exercises, vocal anatomy, breath support, control, diction and vocal...more

    Revolutionary Snake Ensemble with special guest Jason Palmer

    at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    July 22, 2015

    Don’t miss this funk improvisational brass band favorite as they bring their New Orleans-style dance party to the Courtyard.


    The Greenway Sessions: 3 Sudacas

    Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and Berklee College of Music at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    July 22, 2015

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    Rhiannon Giddens

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 21, 2015

    A founding member of the Grammy-winning old time string band The Carolina Chocolate Drops, singer and fiddle/banjo player Rhiannon Giddens has exploded onto the public eye this year with the...more

    Phil Vassar

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch, Webster

    July 19, 2015

    As a singer/songwriter, Phil has hit the Top 5 seven times with songs like “Carlene,” “Last Day of My Life” and “American Child” and topped the charts with...more

    Phil Vassar at Indian Ranch

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch, Webster

    July 19, 2015

    Phil Vassar has hit the Top 5 seven times with songs like “Carlene,” “Last Day of My Life” and “American Child” and topped the charts with “In A Real...more

    The 10th Annual Cultural Survival Bazaar in Cape Cod

    Presented by Cultural Survival

    July 18 - July 19, 2015

    A Festival of Indigenous Art, Music, & Cultures from Around the World. 

    We feature Indigenous artists, performers, and handmade products benefiting the livelihoods of artists,...more

    Lez Zeppelin

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

    July 17 - July 18, 2015

    NYC's all-girl quartet is critically acclaimed as one of the most exciting live acts and the first female rock band to pay homage to Led Zeppelin, hitting it note-for-note for a revolution in...more

    Chris Young at Indian Ranch

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch, Webster

    July 18, 2015

    Declared “country music’s superstar next door,’ by Huffington Post, Chris Young has accomplished more by the age of 29 than some artists do in a...more

    Iris DeMent

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 18, 2015

    Immersed in gospel music and traditional country growing up, Iris DeMent brings a raw vulnerability to her gospel-tinged melodies which has brought her both critical and popular acclaim. ...more

    Melanie

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 17, 2015

    A singer-songwriter known for her surprise starring role at Woodstock and her subsequent #1 hit “Brand New Key,” Melanie has remained an iconic voice for the “summer of...more

    Animal Flag

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Lawn on D, Boston

    July 17, 2015

    Animal Flag is like a rainy day: their lo-fi indie rock creates something that could be attributed to melancholy, but when approached with the right mind-set, it is an intimate, ethereal...more

    Wavelengths: How to Dress Well

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    July 17, 2015

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    Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

    Presented by Boston Bowery at The Lawn on D, Boston

    July 17, 2015

    In 2002, in the midst of a year of sleeplessness, and novel-writing, Alex Ebert created two things: A distracted, deformed, and hopelessly romantic messianic character named Edward Sharpe, and a...more

    Aston Magna Music Festival 2015: Eternal Seasons

    Presented by Aston Magna Music Festival at Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University, Waltham

    July 16, 2015

    Violinist Edson Scheid and mezzo-soprano Deborah Rentz-Moore join Aston Magna’s ensemble for the season’s final event, “Eternal Seasons,” July 16-18, in a performance of...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Ripe

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    July 16, 2015

    Like any good pop-funk dance band, Ripe is dedicated to creating an unforgettable live performance. The seven-piece Boston-based band is heavily influenced by psychedelic music, evident...more

    Orfeas

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    July 15, 2015

    Opa! North America’s premiere Greek American band returns to the Courtyard for a summer evening of music made for dancing.

     


    The Greenway Sessions: Jive McFly

    Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and Berklee College of Music at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    July 15, 2015

    Jive McFly is a Boston-based band specializing in a blend of funk, rock, and pop. They have spent the last few years expanding their fan base by playing at local Boston venues such as the Red...more

    Opening Night: Rhapsody in Green

    Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade, Boston

    July 15, 2015

    Mysteries of the sea resonate in Debussy’s La Mer and Hovhaness’sAnd God Created Great Whales, a work featuring actual whale songs. Hometown favorite Jayne West performs Berklee...more

    Escher Quartet with Carol Wincenc, flute

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 12, 2015

    An acclaimed Grammy-nominated flutist, Carol Wincenc was the recipient of the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Flute Association and the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the...more

    Easton Corbin at Indian Ranch

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch, Webster

    July 12, 2015

    With two No. 1 singles, multiple awards and nominations, plus performances on some of the biggest stages in the world, Easton Corbin is coming to Indian Ranch!

    Corbin became the first...more

    Escher Quartet with Gilles Vonsattel, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 11, 2015

    The Escher Quartet are members of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and join with pianist Gilles Vonsattel, top prize winner at the prestigious 2002 Naumburg International Piano...more

    Montgomery Gentry at Indian Ranch

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch, Webster

    July 11, 2015

    When the two Kentucky boys—Eddie, is from Lancaster and Troy is from Lexington—first burst onto the national scene in 1999 with the defiant...more

    Richard Stoltzman, clarinet Yehudi Wyner, piano David Deveau, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 10, 2015

    Two-time Grammy Award-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman teams up with acclaimed pianist, Yehudi Wyner, and Rockport Music’s Artistic Director, David Deveau.


    The THE BAND Band

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

    July 10, 2015

    The THE BAND Band is without a doubt the most musically satisfying tribute to The Band on the scene today. Boasting the broad versatility of five multi-instrumentalists who are all strong...more

    Wavelengths: Martha Wainwright / Zs

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    July 10, 2015

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    Bat House

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Lawn on D, Boston

    July 10, 2015

    Born in the depths of an Allston, Massachusetts basement, Bat Housecombines mixed, metered grooves with melodic tapping and sweeping soundscapes to create a unique mixture of math rock tinged...more

    Anonymous 4

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 9, 2015

    Renowned for their unearthly vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing, the four women of Anonymous 4 combine historical scholarship with contemporary performance intuition to create their...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Mad Satta

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    July 9, 2015

    With her cat eyes, crimson lips, hoop earrings, and larger-than-life husky, soulful vocals, Mad Satta frontwoman Joanna Teters calls to mind Amy Winehouse (who the band happens to cover...more

    Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    July 8, 2015

    A master of the ngoni, an ancient traditional “spike lute” and ancestor of the banjo, Bassekou Kouyate embodies a sound that is “genius, a living proof that the blues comes...more

    Tommy Castro

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 8, 2015

    A beloved Bay Area blues rock veteran, Tommy Castro infuses his sound with heavy doses of Memphis soul, the bluesman delivering searing Stratocaster lines alongside gritty, roadhouse-rattling...more

    The Greenway Sessions: El Feeling

    Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and Berklee College of Music at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    July 8, 2015

    El Feeling is probably the craziest Latin band you’ve ever seen. With rhythms from Colombia, they energize international audiences with their Latin folk sounds. They have been...more

    Rising Star: Cicely Parnas, cello Noreen Polera, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 7, 2015

    A young cellist of remarkable talent, Cicely Parnas stands poised for a breakout season.  Hailed by the New York Times for her “velvety sound, articulate passagework and keen...more

    New Bedford Folk Festival

    Presented by New Bedford Summerfest at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, New Bedford

    July 4 - July 5, 2015

    The New Bedford Folk Festival will celebrate its milestone 20th Anniversary with an impressive lineup of the best in contemporary, Americana, traditional,  blues and Celtic folk music. Folk...more

    Pokey LaFarge

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 5, 2015

    A young songwriter with an old soul, Pokey LaFarge is reinvigorating the music of the 20’s and 30’s, adding a fresh new voice and energy to ragtime blues, western swing and riverboat...more

    July 4th Hyannis pre-fireworks Free Concert

    Presented by HyArts Cultural District

    July 4, 2015

    July 4th Hyannis pre-fireworks free concert
    Saturday, July 4th, Aselton Park, corner of South and Ocean Street, Hyannis
    7PM-dusk
     


    Aston Magna Music Festival 2015: Wind Power

    Presented by Aston Magna Music Festival at Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University, Waltham

    July 2, 2015

    “Wind Power” features Schubert’s monumental octet for winds and strings, Boccherini Quintet, and duos from Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Eric Hoeprich, period...more

    Suzuki Music and Arts Camp

    Presented by Suzuki School of Newton at Temple Reyim, Newton

    June 25 - July 1, 2015

    A summer music program for Suzuki students of violin, cello and piano with mixed instrument and same instrument performance opportunities. Lessons are interspersed throughout the day, along with...more

    King Sunny Ade

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts and Bowery Presents at The Sinclair, Cambridge

    July 1, 2015

    King Sunny Adé, the undisputed king of Nigeria’s juju music, brings his famed live band, the African Beats, to the Sinclair for a rare Boston performance. With tight vocal harmonies,...more

    Imagine Dragons

    Presented by TD Garden at TD Garden, Boston

    July 1, 2015

    GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band, Imagine Dragons, are set to bring their electrifying live shows back on the road in 2015 with the SMOKE + MIRRORS TOUR in support of their new album, Smoke +...more

    Ghost Train Orchestra

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    July 1, 2015

    A favorite of popular NPR radio show Radiolab, the revivalist ensemble Ghost Train Orchestra celebrates the release of their new hot jazz album, Hot Town.


    Cuarteto Latinoamericano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 28, 2015

    Winners of the Latin Grammy for Best Classical Recording in 2012 are heralded by the Washington Post for the group’s "matchless in tonal magnitude, tuneful fluency and concentrated...more

    Alastair Moock & Friends 'All Kinds of You and Me' Concert

    Presented by Arts at the Armory at Center for the Arts at The Armory, Somerville

    June 28, 2015

    Boston based folk and family music artist Alastair Moock celebrates the release of All Kinds of You and Me, a collection of songs inspired by Marlo Thomas' landmark...more

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