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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


    Harborwalk Sounds: Latimbop

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

    July 31, 2014

    Latimbop

     

    Cuban jazz

    Co-led by Colombian bassist Esther Rojas and Cuban pianist Issac Delgado Jr., Latimbop is an explosive contemporary Cuban jazz and dance music...more

    Emily Davidson: BASS SOUNDS - Baroque Music for Unaccompanied Cello

    Presented by SoHIP: Society for Historically Informed Performance

    July 31, 2014

    Including works from both of Davidson's BASS SOUNDS albums, the program includes predecessors to the Cello Suites by J.S. Bach and also works that followed. Davidson will be releasing her...more

    Peter Ward & the Electric Blues

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

    July 31, 2014

    New England native, Peter Ward may have been raised in Maine; however, once you hear him play you would think otherwise. Taking a page from some of the greats, his style is a fusion and a...more

    Summer Day Camp

    Presented by PluggedIn Teen Band Program

    July 7 - August 1, 2014

    Plugged In’s Music That Matters Summer Session includes all the most popular parts of our Spring and Fall Sessions including band class, songwriting workshops, offsite events, and...more

    Liz Longley

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    August 1, 2014

    A young singer-songwriter of startling maturity, Philadelphia native Liz Longley has catapulted into the folk-pop consciousness. The recent Berklee School of Music grad possesses both a honeyed...more

    The Winery Dogs

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    August 1, 2014

     It would be easy to call The Winery Dogs a supergroup: Vocalist and guitarist Richie Kotzen
    made his mark with Poison and Mr. Big, bassist Billy Sheehan has been rocking for decades...more

    First Fridays: White Hot

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

    August 1, 2014

    Summer in the city? You don’t have to travel far to beat the heat. Don your summer whites and head to Boston’s waterfront for a sizzling dance party with refreshing cocktails, a cool...more

    Winners Concert

    Presented by South Shore Conservatory at Ellison Center for the Arts

    August 1, 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. Nestled in the South Shore...more

    Underscore Friday Evening

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

    August 1, 2014

    Capital Region resident discounts available.


    Scotty McCreery

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

    August 2, 2014

    In just over two years, Scotty McCreery has become one of country’s hottest rising stars. His platinum-selling debut album, Clear As Day, made Billboard history and helped him win several...more

    Katy Perry

    Presented by TD Garden at TD Garden

    August 1 - August 2, 2014

    International superstar, Katy Perry, will kick off the North American leg of her highly anticipated PRISMATIC WORLD TOUR.

    She will be touring in support of PRISM, which debuted at number...more

    John Williams' Film Night at Tanglewood

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

    August 2, 2014

    John Williams' Film Night has become one of the most eagerly-anticipated evenings of the Tanglewood season. Join Mr. Williams, the Boston Pops, and special guests for a celebration of the...more

    Evenings Under the Stars

    Presented by South Shore Conservatory at South Shore Conservatory

    July 12 - August 2, 2014

     South Shore Conservatory (SSC) announces the lineup for the 2014 Summer Spotlight outdoor concert series in the Jane Carr Amphitheater at One Conservatory Drive in Hingham. Summer Spotlight...more

    Howie Day and Carbon Leaf

    Presented by Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park

    August 2, 2014

    Howie Day's emotionally resonant lyrics and inventive melodies have earned him both critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his energetic, heartfelt shows,...more

    Woods Hole Film Festival

    Presented by Woods Hole Film Festival at Redfield Auditorium at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

    July 26 - August 2, 2014

    The 23rd Annual Woods Hole Film Festival, the oldest film festival on Cape Cod and the Islands, offers a stimulating blend of activities for filmmakers and film lovers set in a magnificent...more

    Hot Club of San Francisco

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    August 3, 2014

    Inspired by the original Hot Club de France that featured gypsy guitar legend Django Reinhardt and iconic swing violinist Stephane Grappelli, Hot Club of San Francisco pays sparkling tribute to...more

    Masters of the Baroque

    Presented by Close Encounters With Music

    August 3, 2014

    In a program designed to celebrate the rich diversity of Baroque music - the complexity of the intellectual Northern Baroque and its counterpoint, the more outgoing Mediterranean - celebrated...more

    Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven

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

    August 3, 2014

    HAYDN - Symphony No. 6, Le Matin

    MOZART - Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K.218

    BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 2


    The Sgt. Pepper Project

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School

    July 21 - August 3, 2014

    The Sgt. Pepper Project Perform The Beatles’ Greatest Album from Beginning to End.

    Are you a Beatles fan? Have you always wanted to sing and play an entire album with friends and...more

    Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park: National Night Out DJ Dance Party

    Presented by Franklin Park Coalition

    August 5, 2014

    Brother Charles Clemons from TOUCH 106 FM and Nomadik will be our DJs. Get ready to dance! All ages welcome. Bring your lawn chairs, a picnic supper, and all your friends. The Playhouse is located...more

    Tanglewood on Parade

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

    August 5, 2014

    Conductors Stéphane Denève, Keith Lockhart, John Williams and Leonard Slatkin appear together on August 5 for Tanglewood on Parade. Always a highlight of the season, the day...more

    Boston Landmarks Orchestra Free Wednesday Concert: Boston Lyric Opera

    Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade

    August 6, 2014

    The Landmarks Orchestra proudly continues a series of highly successful collaborations with Boston Lyric Opera, David Angus, conductor. The program features excerpts and scenes from operas by...more

    The Bad Plus & Joshua Redman

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    August 7, 2014

    Reinventing the standard jazz trio with a defiantly convention-breaking approach to improvisational music, The Bad Plus has carved out a niche as one of the most unique voices in modern music. The...more

    ANTHONY STRONG

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

    August 7, 2014

    ailed as “England’s new jazz superstar”, a support slot with the legendary BB King and an EP release which reached #1 on the UK jazz charts saw singer-pianist Anthony Strong grab...more

    Fruitlands Museum Summer Concert Series

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

    June 19 - August 7, 2014

     Join us Thursday evenings on the hillside for the Fruitlands Summer Concert Series. Gates open at 5:30PM for picnics, concerts begin at 7:15PM. This is an outdoor venue, so please bring a...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Sarah McKenzie

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

    August 7, 2014

    Australian pianist, vocalist, and composer Sarah McKenzie has already won wide recognition for her individualistic voice and skillful phrasing. She’s sung...more

    BostInno's BostonFest 2014

    Presented by BostInno at Seaport World Trade Center

    August 7, 2014

    Forget about Harborfest. BostonFest is back.  On August 7th, over two thousand young professionals will descend on the Seaport World Trade Center for the city's best outdoor 'Fest....more

    Anthony de Mare; Liaisons: Re-imagining Sondheim from the Piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    August 8, 2014

    Anthony de Mare is widely recognized as one of the world’s most versatile pianists. His recording Liaisons was hailed by The New York Times as “dynamic and stylish.” This project...more

    The Manhattan Transfer

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    August 8, 2014

     Tim Hauser, who founded the first Manhattan Transfer group, is joined by fellow founding member Alan Paul (nine times Grammy Award winner), Janis Siegel (nine time Grammy Award winner, 17...more

    THE MANHATTANS

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

    August 8, 2014

    Wavelengths: Mas Ysa

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

    August 8, 2014

    MUSIC

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.


    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

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