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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


    Wavelengths: Mas Ysa

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

    August 8, 2014

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    Wavelengths: Mas Ysa

     

    The project of composer Thomas Arsenault, Mas Ysa combines love songs, ecstatic pop, field recordings, and techno into mournful but...more

    Bolcom, Barlow, Barber and Elgar -Celebrating Leonard Slatkin's 70th birthday

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

    August 8, 2014

    BOLCOM - Circus Overture (world premiere; BSO commission)

    BARLOW - The Winter's Passed, for oboe and strings

    BARBER - Violin Concerto

    ELGAR...more

    Marcia Ball

    Presented by Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park

    August 8, 2014

    Marcia Ball is a woman with a reputation. The Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist/vocalist/songwriter is famed worldwide for igniting a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time...more

    Sol y Canto at the Democracy Center

    Presented by Sol y Canto at Democracy Center

    August 8, 2014

    Join Sol y Canto at the Democracy Center in Cambridge for an exuberant pan-Latin musical feast plus songs in English too! Featuring Rosi and Brian Amador of Sol y Canto and their daughter,...more

    Liz Longley & Barnaby Bright

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    August 8, 2014

    In the short time since her graduation from Boston's renowned Berklee College of Music, singer-songwriter Liz Longley has assembled an impressive resume. While best known for her...more

    The Mavericks

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

    August 9, 2014

    GRAMMY Award winners The Mavericks return to Indian Ranch on August 9 at 2PM. They will treat fans to new music and hits like "Here Comes The Rain," "Crying Shame," and...more

    Alloy Orchestra: He Who Gets Slapped

    Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

    August 9, 2014

     Perennial MASS MoCA favorite, Alloy Orchestra, returns with a signature live score to the 1924 classic He Who Gets Slapped, the tragic tale of a brilliant scientist who loses his research...more

    Beatlejuice and Friends

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

    August 9, 2014

    The number of Beatle tribute bands is probably countless, but in New England, at least, none come more highly praised, critiqued or recommended as Beatlejuice. The band has taken on a history of...more

    Martin Sexton

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    August 9, 2014

    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

    THE MANHATTANS

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

    August 9, 2014

    Debussy, Szymanowski and Tchaikovsky

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

    August 9, 2014

    DEBUSSY - Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun

    SZYMANOWSKI - Violin Concerto No. 2

    TCHAIKOVSKY - Symphony No. 4


    Gregg Allman

    Presented by Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park

    August 9, 2014

    Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman is both a founding member of one of the biggest and most important American bands of all time, the still-active and thriving Allman Brothers Band, and...more

    Adrianne Lenker & Buck Meek and Twain

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    August 9, 2014

    Hailing from Minneapolis, the city that birthed legends like Paul Westerberg, Bob Mould and His Royal Purpleness, Adrianne Lenker is an authentic, passionate singer, songwriter, and performer. Her...more

    Berklee Summer Concerts at Georges Island

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Georges Island

    August 9, 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

    29th Annual Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea

    Presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

    August 10, 2014

    The Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea concert is Cape Cod's single largest cultural event. For the past twenty-eight years we have welcomed one of the nation's finest and best-loved musical...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

    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

    Ali Jackson

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    August 13, 2014

    A drummer of unique versatility with a deeply passionate style, Ali Jackson honors the revered roots of jazz drumming while also carrying the tradition into new progressive directions. Jackson has...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

    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


    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

    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

    Kenny Brron Trio

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    August 16, 2014

    One of the most sought-after pianists of the post-bop era, Kenny Barron has played on literally hundreds of jazz recordings, many being some of the genre’s most iconic and beloved. His...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

    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

    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

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