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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


    Marc Berger and Ride

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

    July 12, 2014

    Clouds that forever stampede the endless sky, shadows gliding over canyon walls– the West is a vast expanse of magic and mystery.  American artists from John Ford to Frederick Remington...more

    JD Souther Trio

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

    July 12, 2014

    One of the principal architects of the Southern California sound, Souther played a key role in the formation of the Eagles and co-wrote the band's hits "Heartache Tonight,"...more

    Rob Duquette family show

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    July 12, 2014

    Rob learned his craft on the stages and the open mics of Boston's fertile folk scene. Meanwhile he was sharing the stage with the best of Boston's jazz musicians, folks like Mark Shilansky...more

    Jon Butcher

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    July 12, 2014

    Grammy-nominated Jon Butcher is one of a select handful of influential recording artists comprising the legendary Boston music scene. MTV vids and hit songs, “Life Takes A Life”,...more

    Andrew Bird

    Presented by Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park

    July 12, 2014

    Andrew Bird first picked up a violin at age four and proceeded to spend his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. As a teen, Bird mastered the sounds of...more

    Off Into The Endoplasmic Reticulum

    Presented by Off Into The Endoplasmic Reticulum and The Lily Pad at Lily Pad

    July 12, 2014

    This acoustic, instrumental trio will feature their original music at the Lilypad. 

    Piano: George Barnett, Upright Bass: Ron Mahdi, Tabla/Percussion: Grant Smith. 


    Professor Harp

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

    July 12, 2014

    Primarily playing a sparse, yet full-sounding brand of no-nonsense, no-frills Texas style blues, Professor Harp specializes in what he calls, ‘roots music’. Among the legions of hot...more

    Terry Kitchen in Concert

    Presented by Waltham Farmers Market

    July 12, 2014

    Called "one of New England's best songwriters" by the Boston Globe, Terry Kitchen is an award-winning performing artist who's as much storyteller as musician. His keen eye...more

    Berklee Summer Concerts at Georges Island

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Georges Island

    July 12, 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

    Blues at the Beach with B.B. King and guests

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

    July 13, 2014

    For more than half a century, Riley B. King – better known as B.B. King – has defined the blues for a worldwide audience. Since he started recording in the 1940s, he has released over...more

    Rock and Blues Cruise Concert Series: Max Creek with Way up South

    Presented by Rock and Blues Concert Cruise at Seaport World Trade Center

    July 13, 2014

    21+ Boarding begins at 2PM - Cruise departs at 3PM from the World Trade Center Pier, Seaport Blvd in Boston.

    In those rare instances that a band reaches its fourth decade, it is usually...more

    Gail Finnie Rundlett and Deb O'Hanlon & Peter Fischman

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    July 13, 2014

    Gail has performed as a solo artist for the last 25 years in New England's coffeehouses, clubs, festivals, museums, and schools. For many years she brought folk music to a whole new generation...more

    Geoff Bartley & Howie Tarnower

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    July 13, 2014

    Geoff Bartley & Howie Tarnower sing in harmony and play pre-WWII country blues and Delta blues, primitive jazz, traditional folk music, southern mountain string band music, and songs Bartley...more

    June Moon

    Presented by Williamstown Theatre Festival

    July 2 - July 13, 2014

    Williamstown Theatre Festival presents June Moon, both bitterly funny and deliciously literate, legendary humorists Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman celebrate and skewer the perishable...more

    The Beehive’s 7th Annual Bastille Day Celebration

    Presented by The Beehive at The Beehive

    July 14, 2014

    The Beehive will observe French National Day with a French-inspired evening on Monday, July 14th.  The Bastille Day Celebration will feature themed dinner, libations, and a special live...more

    Meravelha: Veni Creator Spiritus

    Presented by SoHIP: Society for Historically Informed Performance

    July 15, 2014

    This program explores medieval musical depictions of the Holy Spirit as a source of divine creativity, inspiration and illumination. The performance includes a cappella vocal pieces, traditional...more

    Highfield Hall: Family Night with Wayne Potash and His Music Fun Band

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

    July 16, 2014

    Join us on the lawn with your picnic or enjoy snacks from our food vendors, then come see the entertainment with Parent’ Choice Award winner and family favorite singer-songwriter Wayne...more

    Jay Brannan

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Red Room at Cafe 939

    July 16, 2014

    New York-based Jay Brannan has been writing and performing sweet, sad folk songs with a dose of cynical humor since 2006. He has released a string of albums that topped the iTunes...more

    Kathy Mattea

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    July 17, 2014

    A hit-making country music star throughout the 90’s and winner of multiple CMA, ACM and Grammy Awards, Kathy Mattea remains one of Music Row’s most revered singers. Beloved for...more

    Italian Trio Sonatas and a New Work - Aston Magna -- by Nico Muhly (World Premiere)

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

    July 17, 2014

    Italian Trio Sonatas and a New Work -- Aston Magna -- by Nico Muhly (World Premiere). Music by Corelli, Vivaldi, Rossi, Stradella, Pernucio and contemporary composer Nico Muhly. Artists: Daniel...more

    Toby Lightman, Thomas John Cadrin Opens

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    July 17, 2014

    In a world of auto-tune, Toby Lightman’s pure and soulful voice cuts through the noise. People Magazine has stated that “No small talent… Toby Lightman continues to shine a...more

    The Hubcaps

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

    July 17, 2014

    Get ready for a generous helping of Cajun flavored-music to go with your bbq. Every night was a trip down to the Big Easy when the The Hubcaps played every Wednesday for years at the Plough &...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Wambura Mitaru

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

    July 17, 2014

    Wambura Mitaru

     

    Groovy tunes with catchy lyrics

    Wambura Mitaru blends funk, soul, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, and African sounds to create a hybrid sound that combines...more

    Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    July 18, 2014

    Though from different backgrounds, the mesmerizing duo of Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and upstart cellist Natalie Haas has emerged as one of the most acclaimed purveyors of traditional Celtic...more

    Woodwind Master Class with Robert Stallman

    Presented by South Shore Conservatory at Ellison Center for the Arts

    July 18, 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.  The DMF is an intensive...more

    Wavelengths: Autre Ne Veut

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

    July 18, 2014

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    Wavelengths: Autre Ne Veut

    Autre Ne Veut’s 2010 self-titled debut won acclaim for unexpectedly pairing neo-soul and the unbridled unease more typical of emo. Initially...more

    Buckwheat Zydeco

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick

    July 18, 2014

    “Stanley ‘Buckwheat’ Dural leads one of the best bands in America. A down-home and high-powered celebration, meaty and muscular with a fine-tuned sense of...more

    Carsie Blanton CD Release, Briar Rabbit opens

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    July 18, 2014

    Carsie Blanton is from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. She was raised on folk music, and when she was a teenager, she discovered Billie Holiday and Nina Simone, and learned all of their songs....more

    Brian Templeton Band

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

    July 18, 2014

    Brian Templeton’s barrelhouse belting style of singing, hot harmonica playing and exuberant onstage persona has garnered him a legion of fans in the U.S, Europe and beyond. As an...more

    Tom Rush

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

    July 17 - July 19, 2014

    A music legend the world over, 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,...more

    Justin Timberlake

    Presented by TD Garden at TD Garden

    July 19, 2014

    One of this generation's most-celebrated entertainers, Justin Timberlake, announced he will expand The 20/20 Experience World Tour with additional dates including a stop in Boston.

    The...more

    The Marshall Tucker Band

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

    July 19, 2014

    With hit singles like "Heard It In a Love Song," "Fire On The Mountain," "Can't You See," and "Take The Highway," The Marshall Tucker Band earned seven...more

    Netsayi

    Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA

    July 19, 2014

     This Zimbabwean contemporary folk star is among the most captivating and original singer-songwriters to emerge on the world music scene in a decade. Bono, one of her scores of champions,...more

    Summer Acoustic Music Week (SAMW)

    Presented by WUMB at Geneva Point Center

    July 13 - July 19, 2014

    Calling All Acoustic Music Lovers, Novice to Professional
    Join us for the 19th annual WUMB Summer Acoustic Music Week (SAMW). It's a retreat and renewal and a summer music vacation. But...more

    Steve Poltz

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    July 19, 2014

    Steve Poltz is regarded as one of the most talented and prolific songwriters of our time. His songs have been among the longest running ever on the Billboard Top 100 and they regularly appear in...more

    Barenaked Ladies

    Presented by Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park

    July 19, 2014

    Canadian bands can rock out and they can also bring the funny. No outfit hailing from north of the border embodies these paired virtues more engagingly than the Barenaked Ladies, whose fusion...more

    Berkshire Night, Introducing Andris Nelsons

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

    July 19, 2014

    BRAHMS - Symphony No. 3

    MARTINSSON - Bridge, Trumpet Concerto No. 1

    TCHAIKOVSKY - Capriccio italien

     

    Berkshire Night tickets will be distributed...more

    SPECTACULAR SPECTACULAR!

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

    July 18 - July 19, 2014

    Moonstruck Theater Company and Amazing Things Arts Center are joining forces for a third time to bring you a zany, madcap, summer musical revue, featuring music from shows such as Hairspray,...more

    Bees Deluxe- SJ Premiere

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

    July 19, 2014

    Bees Deluxe is a full-tilt, acid blues/funk/rock collective comprised of Boston-based musicians. Their unique repertoire include over three sets of floorboard-stomping originals and 60s, 70s, and...more

    Barenaked Ladies

    Presented by Indian Ranch at Indian Ranch

    July 20, 2014

    Barenaked Ladies, whose fusion of hooks and yuks has resulted in more than 14 million albums sold, return to Indian Ranch on Sunday, July 20 at 2 PM. The Canadian-born band is best known for their...more

    MBL Summer Concert

    Presented by Marine Biological Laboratory

    July 20, 2014

     The MBL is pleased to welcome the return of Curtis On Tour, which brings the extraordinary artistry of the world-renowned Curtis Institute of Music to audiences around the globe. The 2014...more

    Del McCoury Band

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    July 20, 2014

    Del McCoury is a living legend, a bluegrass icon that has managed to stay relevant, fresh and inspired throughout his 52 year career. Owning one of the most recognizable high lonesome tenors in...more

    Yidstock 2014: the Festival of New Yiddish Music

    Presented by Yiddish Book Center

    July 17 - July 20, 2014

    Join us for Yidstock 2014: The Festival of New Yiddish Music! YIDSTOCK 2014 will bring to the stage the top names in klezmer and new Yiddish music including the Klezmer Conservatory Band, Nigunim...more

    Music by the Bay

    Presented by South Shore Conservatory at Ellison Center for the Arts

    July 20, 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.  The DMF is an intensive...more

    Rock and Blues Cruise Concert Series: Boston Rock and Soul Festival

    Presented by Rock and Blues Concert Cruise at Seaport World Trade Center

    July 20, 2014

    21+ Boarding begins at 2PM - Cruise departs at 3PM from the World Trade Center Pier, Seaport Blvd in Boston.

    Music starts at 2:30pm sharp and will feature non-stop music from Baker Thomas...more

    Tev Stevig & Lloyd Thayer

    Presented by Club Passim at Club Passim

    July 20, 2014

    Tev Stevig is a Boston-based guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, specializing in a variety of plucked string instruments from the Balkans, Greece, and Turkey. Currently Tev performs with his...more

    Rouse, Lalo and Beethoven with violinist Joshua Bell

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

    July 20, 2014

    Maestro Nelsons will open his BSO program with Christopher Rouse's Rapture, followed by Lalo's Symphonie espagnole, with violin soloist Joshua Bell, and Beethoven's...more

    LOVE/AFFAIRS: Songs of infatuation and infidelity

    Presented by Arts at the Armory at Arts at the Armory

    July 20, 2014

     LOVE/AFFAIRS: Songs of infatuation and infidelity

    Please join us for a FREE event, exploring love for those who love exploring.

    With Robin Burrage, Marilyn...more

    Viva Vienna! Music of the Classical Period written by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven

    Presented by Gore Place at Gore Place

    July 20, 2014

    A concert of chamber music for strings, historical flute, and Viennese fortepiano written during the 1780’s and 1790’s by three titans of the Classical period. A replica of a Viennese...more

    Into the Woods, Jr

    Presented by Indian Hill Music at Indian Hill Music School

    July 18 - July 20, 2014

    Indian Hill Music School’s Children’s Summer Musical Theater, in partnership with Arts Nashoba, will present Into The Woods Jr., a fully-staged production of Stephen...more

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