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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


    Keb' Mo'

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 25, 2015

     Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ embarks on a new chapter in his career with the April 22 release of ‘BLUESAmericana’ on Kind...more

    Rockport Music Festival: Boston Symphony Chamber Players with Emanuel Ax, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 25, 2015

    Consisting of the BSO’s principal players, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players (BSCP) is one of the world’s most distinguished chamber ensembles. With performances at Symphony Hall,...more

    Nellie McKay

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

    June 25, 2015

    Quirky, witty, clever, and colorful Nellie McKay travels to a land of strange and wonderful music on her latest album, My Weekly Reader, revisiting some of the melodies...more

    New Kids On The Block

    Presented by TD Garden at TD Garden, Boston

    June 24 - June 25, 2015

    New Kids On The Block are stepping into the ring for 2015! The pop phenoms announced THE MAIN EVENT, a summer headlining tour featuring very special guests, Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum...more

    Four Women: A Tribute to Nina Simone

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge

    June 25, 2015

    The Multicultural Arts Center presents, in our Jazz Club, Four Women. This collaborative concert is a reverent celebration of Nina Simone’s artistry, her genius and her commitment to the...more

    The Weepies

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 26, 2015

    Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed indie band The Weepies. On the strength of their simple yet insightful songwriting and...more

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Emmanuel Music

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 26, 2015

    Ryan Turner, artistic director
    Andrew Rangell, guest pianist

    Currently under the artistic direction of Ryan Turner, Emmanuel Music is a Boston-based collective group...more

    Aston Magna Music Festival 2015: Le Monde de Marin Marais: La Musique et La Danse

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

    June 26, 2015

     “Le Monde de Marin Marais: La Musique et La Danse.” Works by Marais include Sarabande à l’espagnole, Les Voix Humaines, and Sonate à la...more

    IAN

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

    June 26, 2015

    When IAN releases a new tape of their sad-girl anthems, there is a whole lot to be happy about. Thanks to the magic of BUFU Records, the band’s quiet bedroom pop is taken out of...more

    Celtic Woman: 10th Anniversary Celebration

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    June 27, 2015

    Global music sensation CELTIC WOMAN brings its 10th Anniversary Celebration to Worcester. This enchanting musical experience features CELTIC WOMAN performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish...more

    Kidz Bop: Make Some Noise Tour

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 27, 2015

    The KIDZ BOP Kids are the face and voice of KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids in the U.S. These talented young performers—Ashlynn, Bredia, Grant, and Matt—sing on the...more

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Peter Serkin & Julia Hsu, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 27, 2015

    Pianist Peter Serkin is one of the most thoughtful and individualistic musicians performing today and is recognized for his artistic passion and integrity. He joins the formidable and...more

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: 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, Cuarteto Latinoamericano are heralded by The Washington Post for the group’s "matchless in tonal magnitude, tuneful...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

    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.


    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

    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
     


    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

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Cicely Parnas, cello and Noreen Polera, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 7, 2015

    Rising Star Series

    A young cellist of remarkable talent, Cicely Parnas stands poised for a breakout season. Hailed by The New York Times for her “velvety sound,...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

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Anonymous 4

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 9, 2015

    Anthology 25

    Renowned for their unearthly vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing, Anonymous 4 perform in their final tour a program entitled Anthology 25, with songs from the...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

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Richard Stoltzman, clarinet and Yehudi Wyner & David Deveau, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 10, 2015

    Two-time Grammy Award-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman joins with composer/pianist Yehudi Wyner and Artistic Director and pianist David Deveau for a program of works by Schumann, Hindemith,...more

    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

    French Cultural Center, Bastille Day Party 2015

    Presented by Fusco & Four

    July 10, 2015

    The French Cultural Center's Bastille Day Party returns to Marlborough Street on Friday, July 10th and will transport you to Paris with the most authentic music, food, drinks and atmosphere....more

    The Dodo Orchestra

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    July 10, 2015

    DODO ORCHESTRA is a unique retro-world-jazz ensemble that has enchanted audiences with their vivacious energy and a refined repertoire. This NYC-based miniature orchestra is composed of young and...more

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Escher Quartet with Gilles Vonsattel, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 11, 2015

    Within months of its inception in 2005, the Escher Quartet was invited by both Pinchas Zukerman and Itzhak Perlman to be Quartet-in-Residence at each artist’s summer festival. The Quartet...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

    The Drowsy Chaperone

    Presented by The Cape Playhouse at The Cape Playhouse, Dennis Village

    June 30 - July 11, 2015

    A Musical within a Comedy
    The Drowsy Chaperone 
    Starring JoAnne Worley
    Directed by Pamela Hunt
    Choreographed by Shea Sullivan

     

    The larger...more

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Escher Quartet with Carol Wincenc, flute

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 12, 2015

    Within months of its inception in 2005, the Escher Quartet was invited by both Pinchas Zukerman and Itzhak Perlman to be Quartet-in-Residence at each artist’s summer festival. The Quartet...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

    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

    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

    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

    Classic Albums Live: Dark Side of the Moon

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    July 17, 2015

    Remember when you used to listen to an entire album? Classic Albums Live does.

    For the first time in popular music, the greatest albums from the 60s and 70s are recreated live on stage,...more

    Cafe Accordion Orchestra

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    July 17, 2015

    Dan Newton's Café Accordion Orchestra (CAO) plays an eclectic mix full of French flair, Latin heat, and Bohemien attitude. It's the sound Parisian hipsters in the 1920s would have been down with,...more

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