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    Italian Night

    Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade, Boston

    August 5, 2015

    The Golden Age of Italian opera is about passion writ large. Its music now occupies a central place on the concert stages of the world. The thrilling voices of two stars of American opera join a coalition of outstanding Boston-area choruses. One of Fellini’s greatest films luxuriates in the festive and lyrical music of Nino Rota—who later composed music for The Godfather.
    Barbara Shirvis, soprano ...more


    Folk Open Mic

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

    April 21 - August 18, 2015

    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, Lexington

    June 23 - August 18, 2015

    The Lexington Bicentennial Band, under the direction of Jeffrey P. Leonard and Alfred W. Dentino, will begin its summer outdoor concert series on Tuesday June 23, 2015. Concerts continue every...more

    Aurelio

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    August 19, 2015

    In a richly resonant voice and soulful songs, Aurelio celebrates Garifuna traditions with subtle innovation.


    The Greenway Sessions: Marina Maiztegui

    Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and Berklee College of Music at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    August 19, 2015

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    Chris Smither

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 19, 2015

    One of the most revered folk/blues stylists of the last fifty years, Chris Smither has left a vibrant, lasting impression on the roots music world. Armed with a warm, gravelly baritone, deft...more

    The Greenway Sessions

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    June 17 - August 19, 2015

    The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a mile and a half of organically maintained public parks spread throughout the heart of downtown Boston. The parks opened to the public in 2008 after the completion of...more

    Cochran-Wrenn Duo Concert

    Presented by Cochran-Wrenn Duo and Gore Place at Gore Place, Waltham

    August 19, 2015

    From Bach to the Tango and beyond, Bonnie and Bryan perform “a refreshing mix of music from early classics to jazz” for flute and guitar. The ...more

    Drums Along the Charles

    Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade, Boston

    August 19, 2015

    The Esplanade resounds with rhythms and dances of many ages and cultures. The Swordfishers features replicas of ancient stone instruments fashioned by a New England culture that thrived thousands...more

    Fiddle Masters Concert ft. Brian Wicklund

    Presented by Suzuki School of Newton

    August 20, 2015

    Hosted by the Suzuki School of Newton, Brian Wicklund and a band of hand-picked musicians from around the country return for their highly anticipated annual Newton fiddle concert. This year...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Grey Season

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    August 20, 2015

    Returning performer Grey Season produced their first full-length LP in 2014 with Grammy-winning engineer Justin Guip at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY, and one would be hard-pressed...more

    Meet the Instruments! (6-9 years)

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    June 29 - August 20, 2015

    Summer favorite! A hands-on introductionto the basics of piano, strings, winds, brass, and percussion instruments.

    Instructors: Piano, Guitar, Brass,

     


    Howie Day

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 20, 2015

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    Radio 92.9 Copley Concert Series: X Ambassadors

    Presented by Radio 92.9 at Copley Square, Boston

    August 20, 2015

    A summer tradition, Radio 92.9 Copley Square Concert Series presents X Ambassadors. Brooklyn-based alt-rock ensemble X Ambassadors make passionate, dark and literate music that mixes acoustic,...more

    Rock Off Main

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

    June 26 - August 21, 2015

    TCAN's successful Rock Off Main rock music program is an all-ages show that provides a venue for bands in this region to take their eclectic mix of music out of their basements and put it on...more

    Justin Hayward

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    August 21, 2015

    Hayward will be performing at The Wilbur Theatre with his trio, which includes show opener and English guitar sensation Mike Dawes along with vocalist Julie Ragins.

    As lead vocalist,...more

    Wavelengths: Mykki Blanco

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    August 21, 2015

    Mykki Blanco is a genre-blending, gender-bending rapper known to feature spoken word by original riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna. With a punk hip-hop act that merges electronic music, rap, noise,...more

    Curtain Call Musical Theatre (7-14 years)

    Presented by Brookline Music School at Brookline Music School, Brookline

    August 3 - August 21, 2015

    Curtain Call is a comprehensive performance-oriented Musical Theatre program that is perfect for young musicians and actors interested in musical theatre. Students will work from the ground...more

    Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 21, 2015

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    Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band

    Presented by The Columbus Cooperative

    August 21, 2015

    The Columbus Cooperative proudly presents
    Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band

    August 21st
    The Columbus Theatre
    Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm
    $20 advance, $25 day of...more

    Kira Ballerina's Bite of the Big Apple!

    Presented by Kira Seamon's SEA-MOVES DANCE at Traditions of Dedham, Dedham

    August 21, 2015

    With over 300,000 views of her artistic works, award-winning ballerina Kira Seamon is pleased to announce her newest One-Woman Concert!

    Kira Ballerina's Bite of the Big Apple...more

    Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series

    Presented by Soule Homestead Education Center

    July 11 - August 22, 2015

    A LITTLE SOULE MUSIC?
    Middleboro, MA – Summertime brings outdoor acoustic music concerts to the Soule Homestead Education Center. Dozens of talented musicians are lined up to perform...more

    26th Annual Cape Cod Five Pops in the Park

    Presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod

    August 22, 2015

    This summertime event will be celebrating its 26th year and feature the Cape Symphony under the direction of Artistic Director and Conductor Jung-Ho Pak and featuring award winning vocalist Sheena...more

    Manchester Summer Chamber Music

    Presented by Manchester Summer Chamber Music at The Crane Estate, Ipswich

    August 8 - August 22, 2015

    Manchester Summer Chamber Music (MSCM), in its seventh year, will return for its second summer to the gorgeous venue of the Crane Estate in Ipswich for its August concert series, as well as...more

    Bobby Caldwell: After Dark

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    August 21 - August 22, 2015

    From blue-eyed soul to pop, R&B to standards, singer/songwriter Bobby Caldwell is truly one of the most respected members of the music industry. As a singer, he has a...more

    Buddy Guy at Indian Ranch

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch, Webster

    August 23, 2015

    At age 78, Buddy Guy’s a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influencer on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, a pioneer of...more

    Livingston Taylor

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 22 - August 23, 2015

    From upbeat storytelling to touching ballads, Livingston Taylor is known for his ability to take audiences on a musical journey, whether singing hits "I’ll Come Running," "I Will Be in Love...more

    Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series

    Presented by Maudslay Arts Center

    July 11 - August 23, 2015

    Whether you're sitting under the stars on a moonlit evening, or lounging on a blanket on a Sunday afternoon, the Maudslay Arts Center (MAC) Summer Concert Series provides the perfect setting for...more

    De Temps Antan

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    August 26, 2015

    Rejoice in vibrant Francophone culture with the toe-tapping trio of Québécois folk music masters. Ilana Katz Katz opens the evening with her...more

    Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company present: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company at DCR Hatch Shell on Boston Esplanade, Boston

    August 26, 2015

    Stage and musical stars of Boston collaborate in the most celebrated of all musical scores written for a classic play. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the most renowned, the most successful, and...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Iris Lune

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    August 27, 2015

    Blog Allston Pudding described the otherworldly indie-rock band Iris Lune as “a change of pace in Boston rock, and a sound that’s worthy of your attention.” Lead singer Ella Joy...more

    Guy Mendilow Ensemble

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 27, 2015

    Injecting new life and energy into the Sephardic music tradition, Guy Mendilow and his handpicked multicultural sextet have quickly gained a reputation as one of the most dynamic world music...more

    Brown Bag Organ Concert Series

    Presented by Gloriae Dei Artes Foundation at Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans MA, Orleans

    July 16 - August 27, 2015

    Brown Bag Organ Concert Series

    Thursdays from July 16 through August 27, 12 noon

    A series of free, half-hour concerts on the E.M. Skinner pipe organ at the Church of the...more

    Hyannis HyArts Free Summer Concerts

    Presented by HyArts Cultural District

    July 7 - August 28, 2015

    Hyannis "HyArts" Free Summer Concerts!
    Aselton Park, Hyannis Corner of South and Ocean Street
    6:00-7:30pm
    Summer Sounds FREE Concert Series-performances by Cape...more

    Concerts in the Courtyard

    Presented by Boston Public Library at Boston Public Library, Boston

    June 3 - August 28, 2015

    The courtyard of the Central Library in Copley Square, one of Boston's most beautiful spaces, will be filled with music during these free, one-hour concerts on Wednesday evening and Friday...more

    The Colonnade

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

    August 28, 2015

    The Colonnade is four relatively sad boys making jangly indie rock out of Boston since the summer of 2014. Infectious hooks and dreamy, sparkling guitars pulled from a Californian surf-rock...more

    Wavelengths: Kingdom

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    August 28, 2015

    Brooklyn-born, Los Angeles–based DJ, producer, and label CEO Kingdom (a.k.a. Ezra Rubin) has been climbing the electronic music ranks with futuristic hybrids that merge mainstream and...more

    Brian Blade & Mama Rosa

    Presented by The Columbus Cooperative

    August 28, 2015

    The Columbus Cooperative proudly presents
    Brian Blade & Mama Rosa

    August 28th
    The Columbus Theatre
    Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm
    $15 advance, $20 day...more

    Roomful of Teeth

    Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA, North Adams

    August 28, 2015

    Exploring new vocal territory and sharing music from its 2015 release, Render, Grammy Award-winning Roomful of Teeth comes home to MASS MoCA to celebrate the work of composer-in-residence Ted...more

    The Manhattan Transfer

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    August 27 - August 28, 2015

    Featuring Cheryl Bentyne, Trist Curless, Alan Paul, and Janis Siegel

    "When it comes to vocal power, The Manhattan Transfer set the bar. Soprano, alto, tenor and bass come together to...more

    The Golden Girls Live!: A Drag Parody

    Presented by Peter Mac, LLC at Club Cafe, Boston

    June 5 - August 29, 2015

    It's a loving drag parody tribute to your favorite sitcom senior citizens featuring everybody's favorite geriatric mother/daughter duo and the ditzy blonde and the southern sexy one. Picture It:...more

    Judy Garland Live!

    Presented by Peter Mac, LLC at Club Cafe, Boston

    June 6 - August 29, 2015

    Judy Garland Lives! :A Concert Tribute In Boston starring Peter Mac

    With June 2015 marking the 93rd birthday of Judy Garland, it feels entirely appropriate to rediscover the music...more

    Tom Rush

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 28 - August 29, 2015

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    Ken Bonfield's Artistry of the Guitar with Special Guests Eric Skye & Stephen Bennett

    Presented by Rocky Neck Art Colony

    August 29, 2015

    The Rocky Neck Art Colony Only Excellent Music series is thrilled to present Ken Bonfield's Artistry of the Guitar with Special Guests Eric Skye & Stephen Bennett!

    To view our...more

    Cape Ann Big Band

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 30, 2015

    This diverse 17-piece big band entertains and delights audiences with danceable music infused with jazz, swing, New Orleans street bands, soul, and rock n’ roll that will bring you back in time....more

    Passim Presents: FREE Summer Concert Series in Kendall Square

    Presented by Club Passim at Kendall Square, Boston

    June 9 - September 1, 2015

    Come to a free concert at Kendall Center every Tuesday from 12-1 pm for 13 weeks in June, July & August!

    Presented by Passim and Boston...more

    Boston Choral Ensemble Open Rehearsal and Auditions

    Presented by Boston Choral Ensemble at Old South Church in Boston, Boston

    September 1 - September 2, 2015

    Boston Choral Ensemble has a few vacancies in each voice part for the 2015/16 season and we will be holding auditions as follows:

    Tuesday, September 1st – Open Rehearsal and...more

    Gifrants performs at artKitchen Café

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    September 3, 2015

    Gifrants’ credentials as a songwriter, composer, vocalist, guitarist and arranger reflect his versatility as well the diversity of his work which encompasses roots, traditional, pop,...more

    Della Mae

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    September 4, 2015

    Forging a vibrant and wholly distinct path in today’s bluegrass circuit, Della Mae has quickly become one of the most sought after roots music ensembles in the country. The all-female bluegrass...more

    September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor

    Presented by HyArts Cultural District

    September 5, 2015

    September Sounds at Hyannis Harbor
    Free jazz concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
    180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park
    Sept 12th, 2-3PM The Bob Hayes Band..Bring your beach chairs or...more

    National Theatre Live: Everyman

    Presented by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage at Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, Boston

    September 4 - September 6, 2015

    Everyman is successful, popular and riding high, but when Death comes calling he is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to...more

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