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    Bastille Day Party 2014

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts and World Music/CRASHarts

    July 11, 2014

    The French Cultural Center's 39th Bastille Day Party returns to Marlborough Street for what promises to be the celebration of the summer! This year's lineup, programmed by World Music/CRASHarts, will feature two phenomenal francophone acts: H’Sao, whose explosive dance beats from Chadian roots blend soul, jazz and R&B and Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate, a mind blowing American-Guinean duo ...more


    Vice Squad: Baroque Skirmishes with Alcohol, Tobacco, Coffee and Love

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

    July 10, 2014

    Aston Magna Music Festival presents a program of J. S. Bach: Coffee Cantata, and an aria from Amore traditore; Purcell: Songs of Love and Drink; Tobias Hume: Tobacco; Thomas...more

    Fenway Recordings Sessions Presents: King Buzzo (of The Melvins)

    Presented by Fenway Recordings Sessions at Brighton Music Hall

    July 10, 2014

    Roger "Buzz" Osborne, also known as King Buzzo is the guitarist/vocalist/songwriter and technically the only remaining founding member of the Melvins. (Drummer Dale Crover is often...more

    Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

    Presented by Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park

    July 10, 2014

    Troy Andrews, also known by the stage name Trombone Shorty, is a 28-year-old trombone and trumpet player from New Orleans, Louisiana who began playing trombone as a child and has played in...more

    The Nat Simpkins Band

    Presented by Smoken Joe's BBQ and Blues at Smoken Joe's BBQ

    July 10, 2014

    The Nat Simpkins Band is a hot, spicy gumbo that will always satisfy your appetite for a good time. Together they present all the flavors of New Orleans including Swing, Funk, Brass Band-Second...more

    Emergence Quartet: Birth of the String Quartet

    Presented by SoHIP: Society for Historically Informed Performance

    July 10, 2014

    While many of us are familiar with Mozart and Beethoven quartets, there are hundreds of pieces written before them for two violins, viola, and cello. Emergence Quartet brings this repertoire to...more

    Guitar Sessions: Don Lappin

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center

    July 10, 2014

    Guitarist Don Lappin is renowned for his one-of-a-kind voice on his instrument, developed in part due to his unorthodox two-handed tapping technique. Paired with a keen sense of melody, the...more

    The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

    Presented by Town of Acton

    July 11, 2014

    The most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the...more

    Amy Black: Celebrating the Music of Muscle Shoals

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

    July 11, 2014

    "Americana in its broadest definition, rooted in folk and country but with tinges of Southern soul and blues." - The Boston Globe

    "A powerful, authentic, talented and above...more

    Rebecca Jean Smith & Vinegar Creek Constituency

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    July 11, 2014

    Rebecca Jean Smith has landed and placed her bags in Boston, MA. Her latest album, Ode to the Ghost Rose, can be heard as a collection of shadowy tales. Some people call it “Americana...more

    Andrew Lloyd Webber's Requiem

    Presented by Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord

    July 11, 2014

    A performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Requiem featuring Robin Farnsley, Ray Bauwens, and Nora Telford. Chorus and orchestra conducted by Alan Yost. Requiem won the 1986...more

    The Hillary Reynolds Band / As the Sparrow

    Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939

    July 11, 2014

    The Hillary Reynolds Band invites listeners into a transcendent folk experience. With campfire congeniality, classic songs, and a soulful and technical grasp of Americana, this quintet has risen...more

    Delta Generators- SJ Premiere

    Presented by Smoken Joe's BBQ and Blues at Smoken Joe's BBQ

    July 11, 2014

    Inspired by Delta and North Mississippi blues, the Delta Generators fuse elements of rock, funk, soul and Americana into their unique sound that can only be described as a fine-tuned blues...more

    EQ presents Jennifer Bewerse, cello

    Presented by Equilibrium Concert Series

    July 11, 2014

    Looking for some cool contemporary music to liven up your Friday evening? Equilibrium Concert Series presents a special summer cello recital by Jennifer Berwerse. Her program places Bach’s...more

    JD Souther Trio

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

    July 12, 2014

    One of the principal architects of the Southern California sound, Souther played a key role in the formation of the Eagles and co-wrote the band's hits "Heartache Tonight,"...more

    Marc Berger and Ride

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

    July 12, 2014

    Clouds that forever stampede the endless sky, shadows gliding over canyon walls– the West is a vast expanse of magic and mystery.  American artists from John Ford to Frederick Remington...more

    Rob Duquette family show

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    July 12, 2014

    Rob learned his craft on the stages and the open mics of Boston's fertile folk scene. Meanwhile he was sharing the stage with the best of Boston's jazz musicians, folks like Mark Shilansky...more

    Jon Butcher

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    July 12, 2014

    Grammy-nominated Jon Butcher is one of a select handful of influential recording artists comprising the legendary Boston music scene. MTV vids and hit songs, “Life Takes A Life”,...more

    Andrew Bird

    Presented by Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park

    July 12, 2014

    Andrew Bird first picked up a violin at age four and proceeded to spend his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. As a teen, Bird mastered the sounds of...more

    Off Into The Endoplasmic Reticulum

    Presented by Off Into The Endoplasmic Reticulum and The Lily Pad at Lily Pad

    July 12, 2014

    This acoustic, instrumental trio will feature their original music at the Lilypad. 

    Piano: George Barnett, Upright Bass: Ron Mahdi, Tabla/Percussion: Grant Smith. 


    Professor Harp

    Presented by Smoken Joe's BBQ and Blues at Smoken Joe's BBQ

    July 12, 2014

    Primarily playing a sparse, yet full-sounding brand of no-nonsense, no-frills Texas style blues, Professor Harp specializes in what he calls, ‘roots music’. Among the legions of hot...more

    Terry Kitchen in Concert

    Presented by Waltham Farmers Market

    July 12, 2014

    Called "one of New England's best songwriters" by the Boston Globe, Terry Kitchen is an award-winning performing artist who's as much storyteller as musician. His keen eye...more

    Berklee Summer Concerts at Georges Island

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Georges Island

    July 12, 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

    Imani Winds

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    July 13, 2014

    The Grammy-nominated Imani Winds will perform Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in an original and jaw-dropping arrangement for wind quintet along with original music and transcriptions of...more

    Blues at the Beach with B.B. King and guests

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

    July 13, 2014

    For more than half a century, Riley B. King – better known as B.B. King – has defined the blues for a worldwide audience. Since he started recording in the 1940s, he has released over...more

    Boston Pops Orchestra with Jason Alexander

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

    July 13, 2014

    Singer, dancer, and master of comedic timing, Jason Alexander is best known for his appearances on television (as George Costanza in Seinfeld) and in film. A Broadway veteran and Tony-Award...more

    Rock and Blues Cruise Concert Series: Max Creek with Way up South

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

    July 13, 2014

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

    In those rare instances that a band reaches its fourth decade, it is usually...more

    Gail Finnie Rundlett and Deb O'Hanlon & Peter Fischman

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    July 13, 2014

    Gail has performed as a solo artist for the last 25 years in New England's coffeehouses, clubs, festivals, museums, and schools. For many years she brought folk music to a whole new generation...more

    Geoff Bartley & Howie Tarnower

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    July 13, 2014

    Geoff Bartley & Howie Tarnower sing in harmony and play pre-WWII country blues and Delta blues, primitive jazz, traditional folk music, southern mountain string band music, and songs Bartley...more

    June Moon

    Presented by Williamstown Theatre Festival

    July 2 - July 13, 2014

    Williamstown Theatre Festival presents June Moon, both bitterly funny and deliciously literate, legendary humorists Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman celebrate and skewer the perishable...more

    The Beehive’s 7th Annual Bastille Day Celebration

    Presented by The Beehive at The Beehive

    July 14, 2014

    The Beehive will observe French National Day with a French-inspired evening on Monday, July 14th.  The Bastille Day Celebration will feature themed dinner, libations, and a special live...more

    Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park: Summer Music Series Opening Night with Athene Wilson

    Presented by Franklin Park Coalition

    July 15, 2014

    Athene Wilson, best female jazz vocalist at the New England Urban Music Awards. You’ll love her style, her music and her voice! Perfect for a summer evening out in the park. All ages...more

    Meravelha: Veni Creator Spiritus

    Presented by SoHIP: Society for Historically Informed Performance

    July 15, 2014

    This program explores medieval musical depictions of the Holy Spirit as a source of divine creativity, inspiration and illumination. The performance includes a cappella vocal pieces, traditional...more

    Revels Boston Harbor Cruise & Sing I

    Presented by Revels

    July 16, 2014

    Revels' "floating pub sings" return!  Join us for a 2-hour sunset cruise around beautiful Boston Harbor as we sing sea chanteys and more from the Revels Book of Chanteys and Sea...more

    Highfield Hall: Family Night with Wayne Potash and His Music Fun Band

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

    July 16, 2014

    Join us on the lawn with your picnic or enjoy snacks from our food vendors, then come see the entertainment with Parent’ Choice Award winner and family favorite singer-songwriter Wayne...more

    Boston Landmarks Orchestra Free Wednesday Concert: Carmina burana

    Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Back Bay Chorale at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade

    July 16, 2014

    Led by Music Director Christopher Wilkins, the opening night program will debut Larry Bell’s adaptation of "At the River" (the orchestra's unofficial...more

    Jay Brannan

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Red Room at Cafe 939

    July 16, 2014

    New York-based Jay Brannan has been writing and performing sweet, sad folk songs with a dose of cynical humor since 2006. He has released a string of albums that topped the iTunes...more

    Kathy Mattea

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    July 17, 2014

    A hit-making country music star throughout the 90’s and winner of multiple CMA, ACM and Grammy Awards, Kathy Mattea remains one of Music Row’s most revered singers. Beloved for...more

    Italian Trio Sonatas and a New Work - Aston Magna -- by Nico Muhly (World Premiere)

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

    July 17, 2014

    Italian Trio Sonatas and a New Work -- Aston Magna -- by Nico Muhly (World Premiere). Music by Corelli, Vivaldi, Rossi, Stradella, Pernucio and contemporary composer Nico Muhly. Artists: Daniel...more

    Toby Lightman, Thomas John Cadrin Opens

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    July 17, 2014

    In a world of auto-tune, Toby Lightman’s pure and soulful voice cuts through the noise. People Magazine has stated that “No small talent… Toby Lightman continues to shine a...more

    The Hubcaps

    Presented by Smoken Joe's BBQ and Blues at Smoken Joe's BBQ

    July 17, 2014

    Get ready for a generous helping of Cajun flavored-music to go with your bbq. Every night was a trip down to the Big Easy when the The Hubcaps played every Wednesday for years at the Plough &...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Wambura Mitaru

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

    July 17, 2014

    Wambura Mitaru

     

    Groovy tunes with catchy lyrics

    Wambura Mitaru blends funk, soul, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, and African sounds to create a hybrid sound that combines...more

    Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    July 18, 2014

    Though from different backgrounds, the mesmerizing duo of Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and upstart cellist Natalie Haas has emerged as one of the most acclaimed purveyors of traditional Celtic...more

    Woodwind Master Class with Robert Stallman

    Presented by South Shore Conservatory at Ellison Center for the Arts

    July 18, 2014

    South Shore Conservatory presents the ninth season of the Duxbury Music Festival (DMF), with DMF faculty and student performances from July 20 through August 1.  The DMF is an intensive...more

    Wavelengths: Autre Ne Veut

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

    July 18, 2014

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    Wavelengths: Autre Ne Veut

    Autre Ne Veut’s 2010 self-titled debut won acclaim for unexpectedly pairing neo-soul and the unbridled unease more typical of emo. Initially...more

    Buckwheat Zydeco

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick

    July 18, 2014

    “Stanley ‘Buckwheat’ Dural leads one of the best bands in America. A down-home and high-powered celebration, meaty and muscular with a fine-tuned sense of...more

    Carsie Blanton CD Release, Briar Rabbit opens

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    July 18, 2014

    Carsie Blanton is from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. She was raised on folk music, and when she was a teenager, she discovered Billie Holiday and Nina Simone, and learned all of their songs....more

    Brian Templeton Band

    Presented by Smoken Joe's BBQ and Blues at Smoken Joe's BBQ

    July 18, 2014

    Brian Templeton’s barrelhouse belting style of singing, hot harmonica playing and exuberant onstage persona has garnered him a legion of fans in the U.S, Europe and beyond. As an...more

    Tom Rush

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

    July 17 - July 19, 2014

    A music legend the world over, singer-songwriter and folk rock pioneer Tom Rush brings his unique brand of blues-influenced folk/rock music to TCAN. As a founding father of the folk rock genre,...more

    Justin Timberlake

    Presented by TD Garden at TD Garden

    July 19, 2014

    One of this generation's most-celebrated entertainers, Justin Timberlake, announced he will expand The 20/20 Experience World Tour with additional dates including a stop in Boston.

    The...more

    The Marshall Tucker Band

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

    July 19, 2014

    With hit singles like "Heard It In a Love Song," "Fire On The Mountain," "Can't You See," and "Take The Highway," The Marshall Tucker Band earned seven...more

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