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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


    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

    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

    First Fridays: White Hot

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

    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

    Underscore Friday Evening

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

    August 1, 2014

    Capital Region resident discounts available.


    Choro Das 3 with Howard Alden, Jeanne Gies, and Friends

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    August 1, 2014

    Choro das 3 is a Brazilian trio which was formed in 2003. Since then, the 3 sisters from the interior state of Sao Paulo, who have chosen to play instrumental music, have been recognized...more

    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

    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

    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

    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

    John Fannon

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    August 2, 2014

    John Fannon is the former Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, and Co Producer of The 70s, 80s AOR Classic Rock Band New England, most famous for the 1979 Worldwide Top 40 and Classic AOR Hit...more

    13th Annual Bang on a Can Festival

    Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

    July 16 - August 2, 2014

    From Wednesday, July 16, through Saturday, August 2, Bang on a Can and MASS MoCA present the 13th annual Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA. The three-week long festival is dedicated...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

    Gershwin/Porter Who Could Ask For Anything More?

    Presented by Marblehead Little Theatre at Marblehead Little Theatre

    July 25 - August 3, 2014

     Marblehead Little Theatre producers Henry Dembowski and Dayle Persons announce the 6th annual summer show: Gershwin/Porter - Who Could Ask For Anything More?  The show is written and...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

    Opera del West presents Chekov's The Seagull

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

    August 1 - August 3, 2014

    Join Opera del West for the New England premiere of The Seagull.  “Chekhov’s voice has resounded from stages all over the Boston area," according to Don Aucoin of the Boston...more

    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

    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 David Haas Group: A Coalition of the Willing

    Presented by The Lily Pad at Lily Pad

    August 3, 2014

    David Haas, piano

    Scott Getchell, trumpets

    Glenn Dickson, clarinet

    Larry Terry, alto sax

    Kevin Frenette, guitar

    Kit Demos, bass & modular...more

    The 7th Annual ACANA African Festival

    Presented by ACANA

    August 3, 2014

    The PECO Multicultural Festival Series presents the 7th Edition of the ACANA African Festival. Enjoy music and dance from African artists and sample tasty African food while exploring all the...more

    Triton Brass Quintet

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

    August 3, 2014

    Triton Brass opens the 22nd annual International Atlantic Brass Quintet Summer Seminar with a program of new music and music from their latest self-titled album Triton Brass available on...more

    Ryan Alvanos & Dan Blakeslee

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    August 3, 2014

    Ryan Alvanos is a poet by training, phrase-smith by trade, songwriter by passion, busker by calling, and whim-blown vagabond by good fortune. He’s trotted the globe, toting instruments and...more

    Free Annual Concert at Roxbury's Highland Park Features Saxophonist Jaleel Shaw

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Highland Park/Fort Hill

    August 3, 2014

    Berklee College of Music and the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s ParkARTS program present the Jaleel Shaw Quartet at the annual, free Jazz at the Fort concert.  Alumnus...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

    Mark Whitaker CD Release, Hayley Sabella Opens

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    August 6, 2014

    Mark Whitaker is a banjo-wielding singer/songwriter from Boston, MA. Shaped by years of narrowly escaping threats from hostile banjo naysayers, Mark’s innovative playing style is sure not to...more

    The Music of John Scofield

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center

    August 6, 2014

    The Nicholas Urie Large Ensemble will perform arrangements of music composed by John Scofield and written by Nicholas Urie. This collection of arrangements was commissioned 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

    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

    Lera Lynn, Allie Farris Opens

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    August 7, 2014

    If you’re seeking to define Lera Lynn’s music, the best description may be “beyond category.”

    The Nashville-based, Georgia-bred singer-songwriter, whose new...more

    Tritantic Brass Ensemble

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

    August 7, 2014

    When members of the Atlantic Brass Quintet and Triton Brass Quintet join forces, the result is epic. Fondly referred to as Tritantic, this evening of mixed brass ensemble playing features jazzy...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

    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

    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

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