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    Honeysuckle

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

    May 29, 2015

    Honeysuckle is a psychedelic folk trio made up of Holly McGarry, Benjamin Burns, and Chris Bloniarz (of the band Grey Season). Their discography includes Feathers, a live album from Rockwood Music Hall, and a new EP called Arrows.

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    "Wild Women" Divi Zheni 15 Anniversary Concert of Bulgarian Music, led by Tatiana Sarbinska

    Presented by Divi Zheni at Payson Park Congregational Church, Belmont

    June 6, 2015

    Celebrate fifteen years of music by Divi Zheni--Boston's own Bulgarian Women's Chorus--with an unforgettable night of Bulgarian music and dance. Led by legendary soloist and music director Tatiana...more

    Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe

    Presented by Arts at the Armory at Arts at the Armory, Somerville

    June 6, 2015

    Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents a concert with Maynard singer-songwriter Perry Desmond-Davies, Metheun singer-songwriter Mary Casiello,...more

    Childhood Memories Concert

    Presented by Back Bay Ringers

    June 7, 2015

    The Back Bay Ringers present "Childhood Memories," a concert that will make you nostalgic for your youth. Sit back and remember those carefree days with music from Mary Poppins, the...more

    An Evening With Roger McGuinn

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

    June 11, 2015

    Jim McGuinn, later known as Roger, was already a veteran of the New York and Los Angeles music scene when he co-founded the group that would become the Byrds with Gene Clark and David Crosby in...more

    Marc Cohn & Shawn Colvin

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 11, 2015

    Two brilliant tunesmiths will take the stage together to create an unforgettable event by joining their warm and soulful music. Colvin, armed with her guitar, will tell her acerbic stories through...more

    David Bromberg Band

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 12, 2015

    You can tell a lot about a person from the company he keeps. Bob Dylan, The Beastie Boys, George Harrison, Emmylou Harris, Doc Watson, John Hiatt, Jerry Garcia, Reverend Gary Davis, Dr. John, Pete...more

    Stash and the SoulKruhers, presented by notloB Music

    Presented by notloB Music at Outpost 186, Cambridge

    June 12, 2015

    Stash and notloB go back a long way. We first met at the venerable Nameless Coffeehouse in Cambridge when his Berklee band Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers mates were part of the bill. It...more

    Idlewheel Acoustic with Larry Ahearn

    Presented by Old Sloop Coffeehouse at Old Sloop Coffeehouse, Rockport

    June 12, 2015

    Craid Bickhardt and Jack Sundrud of Idlewheel Acoustic do it all with a wry nonchalance that belies their uncommon craftsmanship. These guys know the high road of country rock better than most....more

    Revels FRINGE with Sam Amidon & Maeve Gilchrist

    Presented by Revels at Center for the Arts at The Armory, Somerville

    June 14, 2015

    Singer, musician and cheerful boundary pusher Sam Amidon joins forces with Celtic harpist Maeve Gilchrist for an unforgettable night of traditional folk - music with a twist. With half the program...more

    The Greenway Sessions: Damn Tall Buildings

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

    June 17, 2015

    Damn Tall Buildings is an acoustic guerrilla roots band from Boston. While their instrumentation is that of bluegrass, they are not bound to it. With lyrical storytelling and foot-stomping...more

    Epic Summer Adventures with Andre Dubus III and The Tannery Series

    Presented by The Tannery Series at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

    June 18, 2015

    Need some serious inspiration for your next road trip? Join The Tannery Series and award-winning author Andre Dubus III, as we take a turn on America’s storied byways,...more

    Childhood Memories Concert

    Presented by Back Bay Ringers at Fairchild Building, Cambridge

    June 19, 2015

    The Back Bay Ringers present "Childhood Memories," a concert that will make you nostalgic for your youth. Sit back and remember those carefree days with music from Mary Poppins, the...more

    Twisted Pine // Sam Moss at Club Passim

    Presented by Twisted Pine at Club Passim, Cambridge

    June 19, 2015

    Award winning bluegrass band Twisted Pine will be headlining Club Passim with acclaimed instrumentalist/songwriter Sam Moss opening. Come out for a night of delicious food and...more

    Phox at Brighton Music Hall

    Presented by Fenway Recordings at Brighton Music Hall, Boston

    June 19, 2015

    As part of the Fenway Recording Sessions, Phox will be headlining at the Brighton Music Hall with Mechanical River as an opening act. 


    The Theatre of Words & Music

    Presented by Theatre of Words & Music at Salem Athenaeum, Salem

    June 19, 2015

    The Theatre of Words & Music is a bi-monthly event series which combines a literary reading with a concert, open mic, and pop-up art gallery. This month, Guggenheim-recipient and co-founder of...more

    Tom Rush

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

    June 19 - June 20, 2015

    Music legend, singer-songwriter, and folk rock pioneer Tom Rush brings his unique brand of blues-influenced folk/rock music to TCAN. As a founding father of the folk rock genre, he's been...more

    In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

    Presented by Arnold Arboretum and Living Myth Events at Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston

    June 19 - June 20, 2015

    Ancient legends of trees with music and songs from cultures around the world accompany a twilight stroll through the beautiful groves of the Arnold Arboretum. This performance event, specifically...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

    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

    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

    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

    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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    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

    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

    Phil Vassar

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch, Webster

    July 19, 2015

    As a singer/songwriter, Phil has hit the Top 5 seven times with songs like “Carlene,” “Last Day of My Life” and “American Child” and topped the charts with...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Oh, Malo / Lily Burns

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

    July 23, 2015

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    Martin Sexton

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 26, 2015

    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 4th Annual Boston Globe WGBH Boston Summer Arts Weekend

    Presented by The Boston Globe and WGBH at Copley Square, Boston

    July 25 - July 26, 2015

    The Boston Globe, WGBH and Citizens Bank are teaming up again to host the 4th annual Boston Summer Arts Weekend.  The free outdoor festival will take place on Copley Square in the Back Bay on...more

    Sam Lee

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

    July 29, 2015

    Steeped in traditional traveler and gypsy songs, Sam Lee and his band revisit folk songs of love, parting, exile, and murder for a 21st-century world.


    The Greenway Sessions: Oh Malo

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

    July 29, 2015

    Oh, Malô (oh-muh-low) presents colorful soundscapes through their eclecticism, inspired by a series of emotions and experiences. Founded in 2014, the band had immediate chemistry and...more

    Patty Larkin

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

    August 5, 2015

    “Patty Larkin is one of the most gifted performers in music today. A remarkable guitarist, an imaginative and versatile vocalist, Larkin turns in a riveting...more

    Wavelength: Sounds Convey

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

    August 6, 2015

    The charming, dulcet tunes of indie folk band Covey follow in the modern folk tradition, citing influences the likes of Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons, and the Lumineers....more

    The Kingston Trio

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 7, 2015

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    Rickie Lee Jones

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 11, 2015

    Working in the sweet spot between folk, jazz and pop since the late 70’s, Rickie Lee Jones remains an artist of boundless curiosity with a sophisticated cool sensibility. Ever since her...more

    Dom Flemons

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

    August 12, 2015

    Returning from a sold-out performance in 2014, Dom Flemons presents an evening of American folk and roots music that is “timely and timeless” (NPR).


    Wavelengths: Lucius / Lisa Hannigan + Aaron Dessner

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

    August 14, 2015

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    Skinny Pigeons

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

    August 14, 2015

    Two birdbrained young rapscallions from across the United States congregate in Boston to form a fusion of noisy punk rock, gypsy jazz, and funk stylings that could only be summed up by one...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

    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

    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

    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

    Livingston Taylor

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 22, 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 RunningI...more

    Livingston Taylor

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    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...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

    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

    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

    Judy Garland Lives!

    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

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