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    Spookapella XI

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

    October 25, 2014

    It’s the spookiest time of year again as we conjure up our 11th annual Spookapella, delivering hauntingly-good vocals and eerily perfect harmonies performed by Five O'Clock Shadow and Pitch, Please!. The six vocalists that make up Five O’Clock Shadow produce rock solid leads and harmonies, while exploring instrumental mimicry and creating unique textures that excite, entertain, ...more


    Rock and Blues Concert Cruise: Booty Vortex

    Presented by Rock and Blues Concert Cruise

    August 10, 2014

     The Rock and Blues Concert Cruise will be presenting the fourth of their concert series with Booty Vortex. The cruise will start boardign at 2pm at the Seaport World Trade Center Pier, sail...more

    Rock and Blues Cruise Concert Series: Booty Vortex

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

    August 10, 2014

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

    Booty Vortex is Boston's Finest Funk and Disco, Keepers of the Groove,...more

    All-Tchaikovsky Program

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

    August 10, 2014

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    Beantown Tapfest

    Presented by Julia On Tap

    August 9 - August 10, 2014

    Beantown Tapfest 2014 is a two-day festival of tap classes with celebrated tap teachers and performers from around the globe.  Saturday evening is the Faculty Showcase featuring: Josh...more

    4th Annual Highfield Hall & Gardens Bluegrass Festival

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

    August 10, 2014

    Enjoy foot-stomping fun for the whole family, featuring the Bluegrass Gospel Project and Boston-based band Flatt Rabbit. Food vendors will be on hand, as well as Cape Cod Beer for adults, or bring...more

    Summer Sundays in the Park: Olmsted Park

    Presented by Emerald Necklace Conservancy

    August 3 - August 10, 2014

    Bring a picnic, spread a blanket, and enjoy the sweet sounds of summer with family and friends. Our lineup of top-notch entertainment this season features brass, strings, opera and the big bold...more

    Three of Cups Coffeehouse Performance

    Presented by The Center for Arts at the Armory

    August 10, 2014

    Three of Cups (Deborah Claar, Ann-Marie Messbauer) performs traditional folksongs from the British Isles and the U.S., blending vocal harmonies, fiddle, and guitar to present arrangements which...more

    Verdant Grove

    Presented by The Boston Camerata

    August 10, 2014

    Wonderful, early American songs and hymns, circa 1790-1840, most of them from old prints and manuscripts of Newburyport, Boston, and New Hampshire, performed by The Boston Camerata's superb...more

    BCMFest Celtic Music Session

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    August 11, 2014

    BCMFest (Boston's Celtic Music Fest) Session events are held the second Monday of every month at Club Passim to spotlight local Celtic musicians and singers.

    BCMFest showcases Greater...more

    Revels Boston Harbor Cruise & Sing II

    Presented by Revels

    August 12, 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

    The Cult

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    August 13, 2014

    The Cult are coming to the Wilbur Theatre in Boston.


    Tumbling Bones & The Four Legged Faithful

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    August 13, 2014

    Tumbling Bones is a group of young men inspired by old music. Drawing on bluegrass and pre-WWII folk, these songsters play a mix of original compositions and traditional material infused with the...more

    The Accidentals

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

    August 13, 2014

    The Accidentals are “explorers and admirers” of indie music greats like Andrew Bird, St. Vincent, Sufjean Stephens, Arcade Fire, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah’s, Black Keys, Sara Jaffe, and...more

    Portland Chamber Music Festival Opening Night: Stravinsky, Harold Meltzer and Tchaikovsky

    Presented by Portland Chamber Music Festival

    August 14, 2014

     PCMF oboist Peggy Pearson brings us her own arrangement of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite to kick off our 21st Season. Composer and Pulitzer Prize finalist Harold Meltzer also joins us...more

    Cyrille Aimee

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    August 14, 2014

    Born of a Dominican mother and French father, the dynamic young Aimée brings an exotic, highly rhythmic-based approach to jazz singing, incorporating a Gallic gypsy swing with hints of...more

    WILL CALHOUN TRIO featuring Marc Cary and Charnett Moffett

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

    August 14, 2014

    Harborwalk Sounds: Song Yi Jeon Quintet

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

    August 14, 2014

    Song Yi Jeon Quintet

     

    Contemporary Jazz

    Hailing from South Korea, Song Yi Jeon is a sophisticated singer and composer who deftly combines modern jazz harmony and...more

    JJ Grey and Mofro

    Presented by Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park

    August 14, 2014

    Over the course of six albums on Alligator Records and a decade of touring, JJ Grey's grimy blend of front porch soul and down-home storytelling has taken him around the world and...more

    Atlantic Brass Quintet

    Presented by Northeastern Center for the Arts at The Fenway Center, Northeastern University

    August 14, 2014

    The Atlantic Brass Quintet closes out the 22nd annual International Atlantic Brass Quintet Seminar with an eclectic program featuring the world premiere of Voices in Da Fan composed by ABQ...more

    Jordie Lane & Old Man Luedecke

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    August 14, 2014

    Acclaimed Australian singer/songwriter Jordie Lane will tour North America in August to celebrate the international release of his new EP 'Not Built To Last', out August 5th via Blood...more

    Donal Fox

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    August 15, 2014

    Expertly fusing jazz, classical and Afro-Cuban rhythms, composer/pianist Donal Fox deliberately and delightfully muddles musical boundaries. His intricate compositions and dizzying improvisations...more

    Jason Isbell

    Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

    August 15, 2014

     One-time Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell writes open -hearted songs full of storm and drama, bursting with personal truths, and echoing with the southern sound of his Alabama upbringing. Last...more

    New England - Reunion Concert

    Presented by Regent Theatre, Arlington at Regent Theatre

    August 15, 2014

    New England is a four-piece rock and roll band hailing from Boston, MA. John Fannon (guitar & vocals), Hirsh Gardner (drums and vocals), Jimmy Waldo (keyboards and vocals) and Gary Shea (bass)...more

    David Wax Museum

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

    August 15, 2014

    “Joyful Mexo-Americana fusion, with virtuosic musical skill and virtuous harmonies.”- The New Yorker

    Fusing traditional Mexican folk with American roots and indie rock is the...more

    Wavelengths: Juliana Huxtable and Venus X (DJ sets)

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

    August 15, 2014

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    Wavelengths: Juliana Huxtable and Venus X

    (DJ sets)

     

    New York “nightlife princess” Juliana Huxtable also identifies as a DJ, former legal...more

    Ben Taylor, Heather Maloney, and Adam Ezra

    Presented by Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park

    August 15, 2014

    Ben Taylor, son of James Taylor and Carly Simon, was born into a musical world, but never sought to follow the footsteps of his famous parents.  A trip to the Caribbean gave him the push...more

    Underscore Friday Evening

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

    August 15, 2014

    BEETHOVEN - Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor

    PROKOFIEV - Alexander Nevsky


    Jesse Harris with Star Rover

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    August 15, 2014

    Originally from New York City, Jesse Harris is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer of artists from all over the world. He has been making records since the mid 90s, when he started in the...more

    Ladyhips with Halfro

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

    August 15, 2014

    Hartford based Ladyhips are not your average band. Since their founding in 2010, their sound has quickly spread throughout the east coast, playing at venues in Manhattan, New Haven and on college...more

    Elysian Fields

    Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

    August 16, 2014

     Composers Jennifer Charles and Oren Bloedow are MASS MoCA veterans and NYC indie music stalwarts, weaving dream pop and noir landscapes together for fifteen years and nine records. Always...more

    Portland Chamber Music Festival: Harpist Bridget Kibbey and Friends

    Presented by Portland Chamber Music Festival

    August 16, 2014

    Harpist Bridget Kibbey returns to PCMF in a program showcasing her instrument’s history and its colorful collaborative repertoire. Bridget has a special gift for connecting with audiences...more

    Howie Day

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

    August 16, 2014

    “A dazzling gem…exposed and beautifully alive…” – PopMatters

    With to 40 hits, including “Collide” and “She Says,” Howie Day’s...more

    Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

    Presented by Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park

    August 16, 2014

    Four-time Grammy award winner Lyle Lovett and His Large Band always shake things up with an eclectic array of music styles incorporating country, folk, pop, gospel, blues, jazz and...more

    Leonard Bernstein's Candide

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

    August 16, 2014

    BERNSTEIN - Candide
    Concert performance sung in English

     

    Bramwell Tovey, conductor

    Nicholas Phan, tenor (Candide)

    Anna Christy, soprano...more

    Fox & Branch Family Show

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    August 16, 2014

    Fox & Branch is Family Folk Music from Milwaukee, WI. Dave Fox and Will Branch have been playing music together since the late '90s. For fans of Dan Zanes, Ella Jenkins, Bessie Jones, and...more

    Boston Harbor Scottish Fiddle School Redux

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    August 16, 2014

    Faculty from the Boston Harbor Scottish Fiddle School perform a collaborative concert! Boston Harbor Scottish Fiddle School is a program of the Folk Arts Center of New England, Inc., a nonprofit...more

    The Heather Pierson Trio - The Hard Work of Living

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

    August 16, 2014

    At first glance, Heather Pierson appears to be the girl next door – youthful, friendly, a little bit shy. At the seat of a piano or brandishing her father’s old Gibson, however, she...more

    One Day University

    Presented by Heritage Museums & Gardens

    August 17, 2014

    One Day University is returning to Cape Cod! At One Day University there are no grades, no tests, no homework, and certainly no stress! The One Day University program offers a half-day of the best...more

    The Beach Boys

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

    August 17, 2014

    The Beach Boys continue to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut over 50 years ago. To be sure, this band has birthed a torrent of hit...more

    Swing Xing! with Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola, Vinny Raniola

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    August 17, 2014

    Swing Xing! Three Generations of Swing Guitar, showcases three of the top swing guitarists in the world. All hailing from different generations, this esteemed guitar trio combines the expert...more

    Christian McBride

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    August 17, 2014

    One of the most exciting jazz artists of the modern era, bassist Christian McBride has redefined both his instrument and the perceived boundaries of jazz itself. Unafraid to dip his toes into...more

    Human Nature

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    August 17, 2014

     Human Nature are Australia’s leading pop vocal group, having released nine albums (many containing their own, self-penned original material), five of which went to #1 in their native...more

    Salem Jazz and Soul Festival

    Presented by Salem Jazz and Soul Festival

    August 16 - August 17, 2014

    The 8th annual Salem Jazz and Soul Festival is a FREE two-day festival that will include a 21-plus beer garden, an artisan’s fair, a kids tent, free music-education classes and more. Rain or...more

    Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra

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

    August 17, 2014

    STRAVINSKY - Scherzo fantastique

    RACHMANINOFF - Piano Concerto No. 3

    STRAVINSKY - The Firebird (complete)


    Emily Hearn

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    August 17, 2014

    Emily Hearn began writing songs at age nineteen, using the piano, guitar, and her voice. She was inspired to pursue a music career by famous songwrites such as James Taylor, John Denver, Joni...more

    Town Mountain

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    August 17, 2014

    The sound of the award-winning group Town Mountain can best be described as traditional bluegrass, albeit with a rough-hewn side to it that is not too slick or glossy. They are a band of the...more

    Summer Sings

    Presented by Chorus pro Musica at Old South Church, Boston

    August 4 - August 18, 2014

    Join us this summer at our popular series of summer sings, led by Music Director Jamie Kirsch. Rehearse a great work of choral literature, have a little snack, and then we take it from the top. We...more

    Folk Open Mic

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

    July 8 - August 19, 2014

    The Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night at TCAN has been a tradition since its inception in 1997. Come early to sign-in as a performer, or to get a great seat for one of the most successful and...more

    Lexington Bicentennial Band Summer Concerts

    Presented by Lexington Bicentennial Band at Hastings Park Bandstand

    June 24 - August 19, 2014


    Summer outdoor concert series begins on Tues. June 24, at 7:15 PM. Continue every Tuesday, ending on Aug. 19. Levi Burnell Bandstand in Hastings Park, concerts are free and open to the...more

    Night Ranger

    Presented by Zeiterion Performing Arts Center at Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

    August 20, 2014

    80's rock legends Night Ranger will bring their signature brand of feel-good rock n' roll to the Zeiterion stage on Wednesday, August 20th! The thirty-year rock veterans are touring the US...more

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