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Windjammer Days Festival 2017 and Parade - Boothbay Harbor, ME

Jun 25, 2017 - Jun 28, 2017 Waterfront Boothbay Harbor, ME
Fully rigged windjammers sail into Boothbay Harbor for the festival that has been a tradition here for decades. Windjammers are scheduled to arrive in Linekin Bay on June 28 and then into Boothbay Harbor during the parade of sail on June 28. Events of the festival include pancake breakfast, craft fair, boat parade, shipyard and ship tours, street parade, live musical entertainment and windjammers visits.
Time: Consult event website
Telephone: 207-633-2353

Clydesdale Camera Day - Merrimack, NH

Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 1, 2017 221 Daniel Webster Highway Merrimack, NH
Join us for Clydesdale Camera Day! Bring your camera and have your picture taken with a world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale! Also enjoy a brewery tour, browse the Gift Shop and visit the Biergarten.
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-595-1202

Grafton Summer Carnival - Grafton, VT

Jul 3, 2017 - Jul 3, 2017 Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center, 783 Townshed Road Grafton, VT
Head to the Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center for a country style barbecue, lawn games, a 5K race, live music from the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, fireworks, and more.
Time: 10:30 am - 06:30 pm
Admission: Adults, $10; children under age 12, free
Telephone: 802-843-2252

Summer in the Park 2017 - Freeport,, ME

Jul 3, 2017 - Sep 2, 2017 L.L. Bean’s Discovery Park, Morse Street Freeport,, ME
Yoga in the Park. Monday, Wednesday, Friday all summer, 8-9 a.m. Weather permitting. Free.
Food, Fun & Films. Fridays, 6 p.m. Outdoor movies, speakers, food trucks. Schedule
Langhorne Slim & The Law. July 8, 7:30 p.m. Free Alternative rock rooted in folk, country and blues.
Bluegrass Festival. July 22, 5-9 p.m. Free. Joe K. Walsh and Friends at 5 p.m., The Gibson Brothers at 6 p.m., Caroga Lake Chamber Players at 7 p.m. and The O’Connor Band, featuring Mark O’Connor at 8 p.m.
Mayer Hawthorne. July, 7:30 p.m. Free. Motown-style mix of funk and soul music.
Sara Evans. August 5, 7:30 p.m. Free. Country music by former Dancing with the Stars contestant.
Camp Sunshine Watermelon Festival. August 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Watermelon carving, seed-spitting, music, lawn games, face painting and fun surprises.
Amazing Place Adventure Race. August 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.. Contestants will navigate their way through Freeport to discover clues and complete challenges, including physical competitions, fun brain-teasers and more.
Kids’ Get Out + Play Day. August 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Try slack lining and test your skills on a mountain bike course.
Dog Days of August featuring DockDogs. Festival on August 25; Dock Dogs show August 26 and 17. DockDogs do long jump, high jump and timed retrieval events.
Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers. September 2, 7:30 p.m. Free. Grammy winner Bruce Hornsby, perhaps best known for the hit song “The Way It Is.”
Time: Consult event website
Admission: Most events free

Hillsboro Balloon Fest & Fair 2017 - Hillsboro, NH

Jul 6, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017 Grimes Field, 29 Preston Street Hillsboro, NH
Balloons 2017 Hills Hillsborough Balloon Festival & Fair offers everybody something; carnival rides, stage acts, a variety of food, the incredible hot air balloons, and more. The Saturday fireworks are one of the premier fireworks displays in all of New Hampshire. All proceeds benefit the Hillsboro Lions Club, the Hillsboro Fire Department, and the Greater Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce. Phone: 603-464-5858 until June 30; 603-464-0377 on June 5-9 Email: info@hillsboroughnhchamber.org
Time: Thursday, 6-10 p.m.; Friday, 5-11 p.m.; Saturday, noon-11 p.m.; Sunday, noon-8 p.m.
Admission: Free; parking is a $10 donation per carload
Telephone: 603-464-5858

MollyOckett Day - Bethel, ME

Jul 15, 2017 - Jul 15, 2017 The Bethel Common Bethel, ME
Bethel's biggest and most beloved event for over 50 years, with artists, crafters amnd other vendors, a parade, live music, kids entertainment, frog jumping contest, food, a road race and more, with fireworks after dark. 
Time: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 207-824-2282

Antiques

Newport Antiques Show 2017 - Middletown, RI

Jul 28, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017 St. George’s School, 372 Purgatory Road Middletown, RI
The Newport Antiques Show is one of the nation’s premier antiques venues presenting a wide selection of important Americana antiques. Major dealers present paintings, furniture, folk art, jewelry, and fine and decorative arts. The show’s preview party will take place July 27. General admission tickets can be purchased at the door.
Time: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $15 per person for one day admission; $20 for three day admission

New Hampshire Antiques Show - Manchester, NH

Aug 10, 2017 - Aug 12, 2017 Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street, , NH Manchester, NH
The New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association hosts this six-decade-old show, which brings reputable antiques dealers of all varieties to Manchester for three days of discovery and exchange.
Time: Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Art Show

Norway Arts Festival 2016 - Norway, ME

Jul 8, 2017 - Jul 8, 2017 Main Street and various locations in town Norway, ME
Enjoy a juried art exhibit, workshops all day, and liver performances by comedian and juggler Iman Lizazaru (at the Celebration Barn); Rijah Newel and Circus Ole; and Mountain Poets Society. Also: lobster roll lunch and used book sale.
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Arts in the Park 2017 - Belfast, ME

Jul 8, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017 Heritage Park (downtown on the waterfront) Belfast, ME
Arts in the Park presents a superior variety of artwork and crafts, and live music adds to the festival atmosphere.
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Telephone: 207-338-5900

Founder's Day & Classic Car Exhibit 2017 - South Paris, ME

Jul 15, 2017 - Jul 15, 2017 Hamlin Memorial Library & Museum, 16 Hannibal Hamlin Drive South Paris, ME
A classic car exhibit, featuring the collection of Robert & Sandra Bahre, will be shown to the public. This collection of more than 60 vehicles features Packards, Duesenbergs, Stutz Bearcats, a Tucker, Thomas Flyer, vintage race cars, and much more. Live music all day. Food will be sold. Craft fair vendors will be selling wood carvings, handmade jewelry, rocks and jewel crafts, books.
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Admission to the car exhibit is $10 for adults and $2 for children 12 and younger.
Telephone: 207-743-2980

Art Shows

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition - Stowe, VT

Jul 15, 2017 - Aug 30, 2017 Helen Day Art Center 5 School Street, and throughout town Stowe, VT
A unique outdoor sculpture gallery exhibits art all over Stowe. This exhibition and series of events is accompanied by cell phone audio tours, QR codes, nameplate describing the art and artist, walking tour maps, walkabouts, and a catalog of the exhibit. Exhibit is open through October 21.
Time: all hours
Telephone: 802-253-8358

Moore Park Art Show 2017 - South Paris, ME

Jul 30, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017 Route 26 and Park Street South Paris, ME
Featuring 50 fine artists and artisans. Live entertainment and fine food. Rain date is August 6.
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Telephone: 207-890-6386

Arts & Crafts Shows

Art on Park 2017 - Stowe, VT

Jun 1, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017 Park Street Stowe, VT
Each Thursday evening June through August week Park Street in downtown Stowe is closed off and local artisans set up under white tents, selling handcrafted products (paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, birch bark art, soy candles, furniture, handbags, hats, jewelry, children's items, specialty foods). Come enjoy unique food and live music.
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Admission: Free

Field of Artisans - Wakefield or Matunuck, RI

Jun 10, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 Rotating Locations; consult website Wakefield or Matunuck, RI
Field of Artisans is a pop-up art market in southern RI. Every Saturday in the summer, shoppers will find a new mix of creatives. locations are Marina Park at 210 Salt Pond Road in Wakefield; South Kingstown Town Beach at 706 Matunuck Beach Road in Matunuck; and The Village Green, 1057 Kingstown Road in Wakefield. Check event website for the location for specific dates.
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free admission

Bethel Art Fair 2017 - Bethel, ME

Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 1, 2017 The Bethel Common Bethel, ME
Celebrate the vibrant arts scene in Western Maine with 50 artists and artisans! Food, entertainment, and gallery open houses round out the schedule, culminating in fireworks after dark. Always the first Saturday in July.
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 207-824-2282

Chatham Liberty Craft Festival - Chatham, MA

Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 2, 2017 702 Main Street Chatham, MA
 Over 75 booths of arts, crafts and specialty foods.  Held rain or shine. 
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-332-2616

Lobsterfest and Chicken BBQ and Arts and Crafts Show - Niantic, CT

Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 2, 2017 Niantic Town Hall, 108 Pennsylvania Avenue Niantic, CT
The Lobsterfest and Chicken BBQ serves up the featured ingredients in full dinners alongside a juried arts and crafts show on the town green is packed with paintings, sculptures, pottery, jewelry, and other creations.
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; dinners available noontime both days

Guilford Craft Expo 2017 - Guilford, CT

Jul 14, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017 Guilford Green Guilford, CT
Guilford Art Center's annual Craft Expo will bring more than 180 nationally-recognized craft artists to the scenic and historic Guilford Green. The latest in handmade crafts will be represented, in a variety of media. Special features include a family art tent, silent auction of exhibitor-donated crafts, craft demos, beer and wine sales, food trucks and live music.
Time: Friday, noon-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $9; seniors, $7; children under 12 and active military, free; multi-day pass, $15.

Craft Fair at the Bay - Alton Bay, NH

Jul 15, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017 24 Mount Major Highway Alton Bay, NH
Over 75 booths of arts, crafts, specialty foods and live music. Free admission. Rain or Shine. 10am to 5pm daily.
Time: Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-332-2616

Mount Desert Island Directions Show 2017 - Bar Harbor, ME

Jul 28, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017 Atlantic Oceanside Event Center, 119 Eden Street Bar Harbor, ME
Sixty of Maine’s finest craftspeople will fill the ballroom and lawn with their work, transforming the location into a gallery-like setting of carefully designed displays. Come and meet extraordinary artisans and purchase work of heirloom quality handmade in Maine.
Time: Friday, 5-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $5; youth under age 18 admitted for free

Car Shows

Corvette Show - Guilford, CT

Jul 9, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017 Moroso Performance Products, 80 Carter Drive Guilford, CT
This show will feature more than 300 examples of Corvettes in varying vintages and styles, representing all facets of the model’s 64-year history. Cars on display will range from original 1950’s era convertibles and coupes to the latest seventh-generation high-performance models. Rain date is July 16.
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: $5 per person; children age 12 and younger admitted free.

Stowe Antique Car Show 2017 - Stowe, VT

Aug 11, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017 Nichols Field, Route 100 Stowe, VT
During this show, which is enjoyed by both adults and kids, more than 800 antique and classic cars are on display, along with food concessions, giant automotive flea market, and a car corral. Guests enjoy a fashion judging contest and antique car parade through town. The Saturday evening Street Dance in Stowe Village is always a big hit.
Time: Consult event website

Children & Families

“Really Rosie” - Weston, VT

Jun 22, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017 Weston Playhouse, OtherStages, 982 Route 100 Weston, VT
With book by Maurice Sendak and music by Carole King, a masterful duo of artists has created this uplifting musical in which Rosie, the funniest kid on the block, entertains her friends by producing a crazy movie based on the slightly exaggerated story of her life.
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 1-2:30 p.m., Saturday 4-5:30 p.m., Sunday 3-4:30 p.m.
Admission: $8-$15
Telephone: 802-824-5288

Family Fun with Maine Audubon - Portland, ME

Jun 22, 2017 - Jul 20, 2017 Gisland Farm, Gisland Farm Road Portland, ME
Young children and their grown-ups are invited to spend an hour exploring nature together through stories, songs, art, and play. Each week will include both indoor activities and outdoor adventures. Program is four successive Thursdays with these topics: June 22 – Pollinators; June 29 – Bird songs; July 13 – Frogs and friends; July 20 – What do you do with a tail like this? Advanced registration is encouraged! Drop-ins are welcome if space is available. This program requires release forms.
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Admission: $65 per family; maximum three children per adult, siblings under 2 years free
Telephone: 207-781-2330

“My Father’s Dragon” - Monmouth, ME

Jun 24, 2017 - Aug 17, 2017 Theatre at Monmouth, Cumston Hall, 796 Main Street Monmouth, ME
When Elmer Elevator hears about the plight of a poor mistreated baby dragon, he packs his knapsack and stows away on a ship headed for Wild Island. With the help of two dozen pink lollipops, rubber bands, chewing gum, and a fine-toothed comb, Elmer outwits the fiercest of beasts and saves the day.
Time: 7:30 p.m. on June 24; 1 p.m. on July 9, 16, 23; August 1, 5, 10, 12, 17
Admission: Adults, $15; children, $10

Family Night Concert Series 2017 - Newport, RI

Jun 27, 2017 - Aug 10, 2017 Easton's Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd. Newport, RI
Most concerts are Tuesday evenings. Children's Night Performances are thursday evenings. Shows will be rescheduled if they are cancelled because of rain. Weather info: 401-845-5810
June 27. The Driftwoods -- Beach Boys tribute band
July 11. Fast Times -- 1980s dance band
July 25. ShBop -- Oldies
August 1. Swingland -- The Larry Brown Band
August 8. Downcity Band -- Eight-piece bnad playing oldies to today's music
August 15. Dick Lupino Band -- Jazz, oldies, Motown
Children's Night Performances
July 6. T-Bone -- Singer
July 13. Mark Binder -- Storyteller
July 20. Toe Jam Puppet Band -- Vaudeville
July 27. Scott Jameson -- Magician
August 3. Little Red Wagon Tour -- a play through the world of Aesop
August 10. Johnny the K -- Singer
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: Free

International Mud Day - Worcester, MA

Jun 29, 2017 - Jun 29, 2017 EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way Worcester, MA
Ecotarium welcomes you and your rug rats for an afternoon of play! Children can dive into creative exploration in messy mud-related programs in the Nature Explore Outdoor Exhibit. Bring a change of clothes and enjoy the magic of mud! E-mail:info@ecotarium.org
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Admission: Museum admission: Adults, $18 adults; children age 2-18, seniors, and students, $14.
Telephone: 508-929-2700

v - Boston, MA

Jul 8, 2017 - Jul 8, 2017 Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road Boston, MA
All animals, including humans, need enrichment to exercise, experience, and enhance the mind, body and senses every day. Come move and groove at the Zoo as we highlight the different types of enrichment that is given to the animals. Guests are invited to take exercise classes, hear zookeeper chats and explore healthy eating habits at the education table.
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Parrots and Pirates Day at Stone Zoo - Stoneham, MA

Jul 9, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017 Stone Zoo, 149 Pond Street Stoneham, MA
Guests of all ages can train to be a pirate and learn about their history under the instruction of Captain Jack and his crew. There will also be special animal encounters and zookeeper chats with some of the pirates’ favorite animals, including the parrots. Pirate-themed crafts and activities will be offered throughout the day.
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Jack and the Beanstalk presented by Kaleidoscope Theatre - Cranston, RI

Jul 11, 2017 - Jul 11, 2017 Scottish Rite Auditorium, 2115 Broad Street Cranston, RI
When Jack sells Matilda the Cow for invisible magic beans, his mother is upset. But Jack climbs the Beanstalk to seek his fortune. He'll need your help to defeat the Giant, and to help his mother believe in dreams again....
Time: 11 a.m.
Admission: $12 in advance (plus service fee), $15 at the door
Telephone: 401-942-3637

The Olate Dogs - Providence, RI

Jul 15, 2017 - Jul 15, 2017 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI
The Olate Dogs and Olate family were winners in Season 7 of America’s Got Talent, headlining The Palazzo in Vegas that year. The Olate Dogs create a high-energy, fast-paced theatrical act filled with amazing “doggie-friendly” pet tricks. The stunts, furiously wagging tales and joyful leaps into their owners’ arms will delight young and old. VIP Tickets are available and include the best seats in the house and a meet and greet.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $49.50 - $39.50; VIP $79.50

Warhol Summer Bash Family Day - Greenwich, CT

Jul 16, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017 Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive Greenwich, CT
Fun, hands-on activities complement the exhibition Spring into Summer with Warhol and Friends. Come enjoy 1960s and ’70s-inspired performance of musical activities with instruments and movement for a totally unique rock show by Little Rockers at 2 p.m. (for ages 2 - 8). Seating is limited. From 1:30-3:30 p.m., artist Kayti Didriksen will guide families in creating an Andy Warhol-influenced sidewalk chalk mural.
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10; seniors age 65 and older, and students age 5-22, $8

Open House at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Norfolk, CT

Jul 16, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017 Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, 20 Litchfield Road Norfolk, CT
Join the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival for a Sunday afternoon of fun for the entire family, including tours of Whitehouse, Children’s Concert. children’s games, and an Ice Cream Social. Concert by Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play
Time: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: free
Telephone: 860-542-3000

Tanglewood Family Fun Fest - Lenox, MA

Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017 Tanglewood, 297 West Street Lenox, MA
Families are invited to enjoy the beauty of the Tanglewood campus, an educational scavenger hunt, an Instrument Playground and crafts. More activities will be presented by Berkshire Museum, Berkshire Theatre Group, The Clark, The Mount, Norman Rockwell Museum, and Shakespeare & Co. Food will be available for purchase, but guests may bring their own picnic lunch.
Time: 1-5 p.m.
Admission: The event is free, but advance registration is recommended.
Telephone: 413-637-5393

Family Concert with the Boston Pops - Lenox, MA

Jul 22, 2017 - Jul 22, 2017 Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood, Hawthorne Street Lenox, MA
Tanglewood will present its annual Family Concert featuring a brass quintet. Especially designed for children ages 3-8, activities, including an Instrument Playground, will begin at 11:30 a.m.
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Admission: $12 for adults; free for children under age 17
Telephone: 888-266-1200

Let's Go Fly A Kite! Family Picnic - Exeter, NH

Aug 6, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017 Swasey Parkway Exeter, NH
Fly a kite, learn to juggle, play lawn games, or just wander the waterfront grounds and enjoy the sights and sounds of the day. With food, games, crafts, and an assortment of local artists and vendors on-site, there will be plenty of fun for everyone! event has a limited capacity. Reserve now.
Time: Noon
Admission: $5 suggested donation per person

Kids Pirate Festival - Vergennes, VT

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbour Road Vergennes, VT
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum campus will be taken over by the pirates of New England Brethren of Pirates, sailors, rogues, and mutineers from all distant shores for this family friendly swashbuckling good time! Listen and sing along with the sea chanty music of Rockin' Ron the Friendly Pirate. Come in costume and enjoy exciting pirate-themed activities, shows, sing-alongs, and crafts for the whole family.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $15; seniors, $14; youth ages 3-17, $10
Telephone: 802-475-2022

Comedy

Comedian Bob Marley - Rockland, ME

Jun 21, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
Marley began performing stand up comedy in his hometown of Portland, Maine, before moving to Boston,where he gained experience in a city known for spawning comedy all-stars. Marley is now one of the few comics to do the complete late night circuit.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $27.50

Paula Poundstone - Rockland, ME

Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 1, 2017 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
Paula Poundstone's quick-thinking, unscripted approach to comedy makes for a perfect fit as a regular panelist on NPR's #1 show, the screwball weekly news quiz show "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me..."where she holds the record for game losses. Lobby and balcony bars will be open for guests age 21 and older.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $42

Mike Miclon's The Early Evening Show - South Paris, ME

Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 1, 2017 Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road South Paris, ME
This hilarious late-night TV show spoof's hysterical sketches, soulful music, and wild improvisations have made it the longest running variety show in Maine history.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $15; seniors, $13; kids, $10
Telephone: 207-743-0452

Paula Poundstone Headlines the Stone Mountain Arts Center - Brownfield, ME

Jul 2, 2017 - Jul 2, 2017 Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dug Way Road Brownfield, ME
Fresh on the heels of the release of her hilarious new book,"The Totally Unscientific Study Of The Search For Human Happiness," comedian Paula Poundstone says, "There’s nothing like a night of laughter in the midst of patriotic bunting hanging season.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $65
Telephone: 207-935-7292

Jerry Seinfeld - Mashantucket, CT

Jul 8, 2017 - Jul 8, 2017 Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd. Mashantucket, CT
Entertainment icon Jerry Seinfeld’s comedy career took off after his first appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1981. Eight years later, he teamed up with fellow comedian Larry David to create the most successful comedy series in the history of television: "Seinfeld." Seinfeld remains active as a standup comedy performer.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $150, $110 & $82.50

Berkshire Comedy Festival 2017 - Great Barrington, MA

Aug 5, 2017 - Aug 5, 2017 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA
The Berkshire Comedy Festival will present an all-new line-up of top comedians from around the country. The show is ninety minutes of high energy, non-stop laughter & hilarious fun. Comedians to perform include Paul Anthony, Andy Pitz, Rich Walker, and Carie Karavas.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $25-$35
Telephone: 413-528-0100

The Capitol Steps - Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Aug 15, 2017 - Aug 15, 2017 Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center, 100 Edgartown Road Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. In the years that followed, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, "What to Expect When You’re Electing."
Time: TBA
Telephone: 508-693-1033

Cruises

Boat Tours to Bakers Island Lighthouse - Salem, MA

Jun 17, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017 Naumkeag departs from the Salem Ferry dock at 10 Blaney Street Salem, MA
Cruising aboard Essex Heritage’s boat Naumkeag is the only way to visit Bakers Island Light Station, off the coast of Salem. Specially themed boat trips include En Plein Air Painting days on June 25 and July 13; Wild Edibles on July 27; and lobster tours with trap demos on Thursdays. The trip to the light station is sure to be an adventure! Full trip is two and a half hours. No one under age 4 admitted. Buy tickets.
Time: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with departures at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Lobster Tours on Thursdays, 4:30 PM - 6:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $35; children age 4-12, $25
Telephone: 978-224-2036

En Plein Air Painting Day on Bakers Island - Salem, MA

Jul 13, 2017 - Jul 13, 2017 Departing from the Salem Ferry dock, 10 Blaney Street Salem, MA
Artists: spend five hours painting outdoors at Bakers Island Light Station, on Bakers Island near Salem. You can paint the historic buildings, the natural landscape, the magnificent rocky shoreline. Travel to the island via Essex Heritage’s landing craft Naumkeag. Travel is 25 minutes each way. Bring a lunch and beverages. Painting materials are NOT provided. The island is free of ticks.
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: $48

Boston Harbor Cruise & Sings with Revels - Boston, MA

Jul 18, 2017 - Jul 18, 2017 Boarding from Rowes Wharf Boston, MA
Join Revels for a two-hour sunset cruise around Boston Harbor singing sea chanteys and more from The Revels Book of Chanteys and Sea Songs. Have a laugh or two while learning a bit about the history of the harbor. Harbor cruises sell out every year. Get tickets today. This event repeats on August 23.
Time: Boarding, 6:30 – 7 p.m.; cruise, 7-9 p.m.
Admission: $40

Dance

Great Friends Dance Festival 2017 with Island Moving Co. - Newport, RI

Jul 19, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017 Great Friends Meeting House, 30 Marlborough Street Newport, RI
Island Moving Co.’s Great Friends Touring Project brings dance to new audiences. Each year, the company invited a residency company to Newport for two weeks of studio time and performance; in return for a reciprocal performance in their home venue. The festival’s shows open with an Etude created that day. Another dozen new works have been created.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $23-$27

Dance -- Participation

Let's Dance-Irish Night - Worcester, MA

Jun 29, 2017 - Jun 29, 2017 Worcester Common Oval, 455 Main Street Worcester, MA
Feel the beat and move your Irish feet! The McInerney School of Irish Step will be teaching basic step moves before the party starts with Blackstone Cuil. Dancing, singing, and enjoyment are obliged. E-mail: driscollk@worcesterma.gov
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

Dance Party with Loving Cup Band - Kittery, ME

Jun 30, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017 Dance Hall, 7 Walker Street Kittery, ME
Loving Cup band plays the classic rock and soul you love to re-live. Hailing from Boston, Mass, the six-piece band brings the best of the '60s and '70s on stage.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

Day Camps for Kids

Circus Arts Summer Day Camp - North Truro, MA

Jul 17, 2017 - Aug 17, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Professional performers teach aerial arts, acrobatics, juggling, mini-trampoline, physical comedy, tightwire walking, improv, object manipulation, rope climbing and physical training. Camp runs four days a week (Monday-Thursday) from July 17 to August 17.
Time: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. or 9:30 a.m.-noon
Admission: Full week, full days, $260; full week, half days, $160; half week, full days, $150
Telephone: 508-487-5400

Dinner Theater

Cabaret Series by Ivoryton Playhouse - Westbrook, CT

Jun 11, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017 Water’s Edge Resort, 1525 Boston Post Road Westbrook, CT
Ivoryton Playhouse will present eight cabaret-style dinner theater written for and performed exclusively at Water’s Edge. This original series will showcase the professional talent of Ivoryton Playhouse performers and musicians. Call Water’s Edge for tickets; they are not available at the Ivoryton box office. Programs are:
Great Balls of Fire. June 11 and 18. 1950s rock ‘n’ roll and so much more.
A Night on the Town. June 25 and July 9. Featuring the musical inspiration of New York City.
That’s Amore. July 16 and 23. Favorites from opera and musical theatre celebrating all things Italian.
Sounds of the ’70s. July 30 and August 13. Hits from the disco era.
Time: Contact host venue
Admission: $69 per person, including dinner and the show
Telephone: 860-399-5901

Farms

Open Farm Day 2017 - Statewide, ME

Jul 23, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017 Participating farms Statewide, ME
Farms throughout the State of Maine open their gates to offer people a chance to see agriculture in practice. Participating farm may host demonstrations, displays, barn and field tours, milking, hay rides, petting zoos, and nature trails. Farm-raised products may be for sale and animals. Activities may include tastings and refreshments. See event website for details.
Time: All

Antique Tractor & Engine Show - Eliot, ME

Jul 28, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017 Raitt Homestead Farm Museum, 2077 State Road Eliot, ME
Show includes hundreds of tractor and engine displays; farm demos, skillet toss, Kids Korner, , kids pedal tractor pulls, live entertainment, flea market. Friday night is the pasta dinner and auction to benefit the Blacksmith Project.
Time: Friday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday,7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: $7 per person; children age 12 and younger, free. Plenty of free parking.

Festivals

East Hampton Old Home Days - East Hampton, CT

Jul 6, 2017 - Jul 8, 2017 7 Summit Street East Hampton, CT
Old Home Days is a three-day event with carnival, road race, craft fair, musical entertainment, face painting, vendors and the largest parade in the state. Come celebrate.
Time: Thursday and Friday, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Admission: free

Indigenous Arts Bazaar - Plymouth, MA

Jul 22, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017 Pilgrim Memorial State Park, 79 Water Street Plymouth, MA
This festival features all-day live music, along with art from dozens of cultures, including paintings from Guatemala; jewelry from Uganda and North America; textiles from China, Laos, and Burkina Faso; bags from Colombia; glasswork from the West Bank; and more. Indigenous makers demonstrate how to make their crafts and sell one-of-a-kind pieces of art for various budgets. Free admission; ample street parking
Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Films

Movies on Settlers Green 2017 - North Conway, NH

Jul 11, 2017 - Aug 22, 2017 Settlers Green, Route 16 North Conway, NH
Movies on the Green presents family classics. This free event takes place near Timberland Factory Store and Kay Jewelers. Beginning at 6 p.m., yard games, face painting and music are available. Grab a seat or bring your own chair or blanket. Movies are family-friendly. All kids receive a free glow stick.
July 11. Storks. Start time: 8:45 p.m. Pre-movie entertainment: Story Land Character Visit from Peter Pan and Tinkerbell 7-8 p.m.
July 18. Secret Life of Pets. Start time 8:45 p.m.
July 25. Batman Lego Movie. Start time 8:45 p.m.
August 1. Moana. Start time 8:20 p.m.
August 8. Cinderella. (Original 1950 version) Start time 8:20 p.m. Pre-movie entertainment: Story Land Character Visit from Cinderella and Little Bo Peep 7-8 p.m.
August 15. Up. Start time 8 p.m. Pre-movie entertainment: Free balloon twists from The Balloon Dude from 6-8 p.m.
August 22. Power Rangers. Start time 8 p.m.
Time: See description above
Admission: Free

Gardens

Cocktails in Great Gardens - New Marlborough, Great Barrington, Ashley Falls, MA

Jun 30, 2017 - Aug 4, 2017 three private gardens New Marlborough, Great Barrington, Ashley Falls, MA
Berkshire Botanical Gardens sponsors its Cocktails in Great Gardens series. Garden hosts serve hors d'oeuvres and a beverage in late afternoon in their spectacular private gardens. Tickets are limited and reservations are required. For more information about the gardens or to reserve, check the website or phone.
June 30. Walker garden in New Marlborough.
July 7, Hartman garden in Great Barrington
August 4. Nation and Flores garden in Ashley Falls.
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Admission: $50
Telephone: 413-298-3926

Rockport Art in Bloom 2017 Garden Tour - Rockport, MA

Jul 7, 2017 - Jul 8, 2017 various gardens Rockport, MA
This self-guided tour consists of 11 private gardens clustered in the three Rockport neighborhoods. Each garden celebrates the diverse geography of Rockport, from sweeping ocean vistas to unique granite sculptures evoking the granite industry in Rockport. Lunch is available for purchase. Several local artists will be painting outdoors during the tour. A reception will take place after the tour on July 8 at the Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway from 4 to 8:30 p.m.
On tour days, tickets may be purchased at the Rockport Police Station, 168 Main Street, and Toad Hall Book Store (cash or check only), 47 Main Street. Tickets purchased in advance may be picked up at the police station. The tour is held rain or shine.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $20- $25

Garden Tour & Luncheon - Dartmouth, MA

Jul 15, 2017 - Jul 15, 2017 St. Julie's Reception Hall 494 Slocum Road Dartmouth, MA
See eight gardens in New Bedford's West End and Dartmouth A lunch will be served 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Julie’s Reception Hall.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Advance: $18 for the tour only; $35 for the tour and luncheon. Day of: only tour tickets are sold, for $20
Telephone: 508-994-2080

Historic

The Bath Iron Works Story: a Trolley and Boat Tour - Bath, ME

May 20, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street Bath, ME
This tour begins with the Bath Iron Works Story trolley tour through historic Bath. Guests then move to the cruise boat Merrymeeting for a one-hour cruise featuring spectacular views of modern shipbuilding and close-up views of Zumwalt and Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. Learn about the Percy & Small Shipyard and two Kennebec River lighthouses. Not recommended for children under age 12. Tour is 2.5 hours.
Time: 12:30 p.m. or 2 p.m.; depending on date of tour
Admission: $50; children under 12, $32
Telephone: 207-443-1316

Soar into Summer Fun at New England Air Museum - Windsor Locks, CT

Jun 25, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017 New England Air Museum, 35 Perimeter Road Windsor Locks, CT
Join The New England Air Museum for eight weeks of interactive activities for children, families, and aviation enthusiasts of all ages. Daily programs include climb aboard experiences in real aircraft; hands-on Build & Fly Challenges such as as Straw Rockets, Parachute Drop, and Kites in Flight; interactive Flight Science Demonstrations; virtual flight simulators.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Over age 12, $12.50; seniors, $11.50; youth ages 4 to 11, $7

Deck Tours of a Viking Longship at Mystic Seaport - Mystic, CT

Jun 30, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017 Mystic Seaport 75 Greenmanville Avenue Mystic, CT
Draken Harald Hårfagre is a reconstruction of what the Norse Sagas refer to as a Great Ship based on historic documents and Norwegian traditions.
Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 1-5 p.m., and Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tours will run every 30 minutes
Admission: $6 per person; children age 3 and younger admitted free, in addition to regular admission to Mystic Seaport.

Celebrate the Fourth 2017 - Newport, RI

Jul 4, 2017 - Jul 4, 2017 Washington Square Newport, RI
Visit the Colony House and Washington Square for a morning of patriotic activities, including a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Throughout the day celebrate religious freedom and the First Amendment when more than a dozen houses of worship will be open to the public for tours.
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Telephone: 401-846-0813

Home & Studio Tours

Wednesday Nights at Rough Point - Newport, RI

May 17, 2017 - Aug 30, 2017 Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI
Drop in for special garden tours, sketching activities, floral fashions, art making, gallery talks, and much more. This year's exhibition, "Nature Tamed in the Landscape, Gardens and Collections of Rough Point," will be open during the program. No reservation required; tickets available at the door
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10; children age 12 and younger, free

Lighthouses

Beavertail Lighthouse Tower Climb - Jamestown, RI

Jun 17, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017 Beavertail Lighthouse, Beavertail Road Jamestown, RI
Bring your family to wander the grounds, climb the lighthouse tower, and visit the museum. Climbers to the tower must be at least four feet tall. In addition to the 49 steps of the spiral staircase, a 7-foot ladder requiring both hands must be scaled to reach the observation catwalk. Neither small children nor pets may be carried. Openings are weather dependent; if uncertain, call 401-423-3270.
Lighthouse Tower opening dates are June 17; July 2, 15 and 29; August 12 and 26; September 9 and 23.
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $4; children, free
Telephone: 401-423-3270

Literary

Boston Book Festival Summer Classic: Literary Trivia - Boston, MA

Jul 27, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017 Trident Booksellers & Café, 338 Newbury Street Boston, MA
WBUR’s Jack Lepiarz will serve up questions on all things bookish, from Aesop’s Fables to Zadie Smith. Put together a team or meet some fellow trivia-minded new friends on the Dickensian Orphans team. Top scoring teams will win literary prizes. Food and drinks available for purchase.
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $15

Museums

Embellishments in Victorian Fashion exhibit - Saco, ME

May 13, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017 Saco Museum, 371 Main Street Saco, ME
Sumptuous fabrics, vibrant colors and textures, masses of elaborate trims are defining elements of Victorian women's clothing. The exhibit Embellishments in Victorian Fashion focuses on how 19th-century aesthetics influenced women's clothing design. It features 50 garments from five institutions in Maine and New Hampshire. On display through August 27.
Time: Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday, noon-4 p.m.; Friday, noon-8 p.m. (free after 4 p.m.); Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $5; seniors, $3; students and children ages 7-18, $2; free on Fridays, 4-8 p.m.

Exhibit; Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style - Salem, MA

May 20, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017 Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street Salem, MA
From the mid-19th century through the mid-20th century, ocean liners were floating showcases of technology, opulence and social sophistication. This exhibition demonstrates the physical and emotional power of these glamour icons through paintings, sculpture, models, furniture, lighting, wall panels, textiles, fashion, photographs, posters and film. Exhibit is open through October 9, 2017.
Time: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; third Thursdays, open until 9 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $20; seniors, $18; students, $12, youth age 16 and younger, free

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons Exhibition at Shelburne Museum - Shelburne, VT

Jun 3, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017 Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road Shelburne, VT
Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art celebrates artists’ captivation with hunting and fishing. The exhibition shows portraits, landscapes, still lifes by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Alfred Jacob Miller, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait. Exhibit on display through August 27, 2017. \
Time: Daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m
Admission: Adults, $24; seniors, $22; youth age 13-17 and college students, $14; children ages 5-12, $12
Telephone: 802-985-3346

The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss - Springfield, MA

Jun 3, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017 Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street Springfield, MA
This permanent, bilingual museum commemorates Ted Geisel, aka "Dr. Seuss." Visitors can explore sounds and vocabulary, play rhyming games, invent stories and much more. The second floor showcases Geisel's personal memorabilia" studio, drawings, bow ties.
Time: Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; opens at 11 a.m. on Sundays
Admission: Adults, $25; seniors age 60 and older, $16.50; youth age 3-17, $13

Picasso: Encounters Exhibit - Williamstown, MA

Jun 4, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017 Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street Williamstown, MA
This exhibition addresses Picasso’s stylistic range, the narrative themes that drove his creative process, the collaboration in print production, and the muses that inspired him. Exhibit open through August 27, 2017.
Time: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm.
Admission: Admission is $20; free for children 18 and younger, and students
Telephone: 413-458-2303

The Curious Magic of Varujan Boghosian - Manchester, NH

Jun 10, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017 Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash Street Manchester, NH
With wit and mystery, artist Varujan Boghosian create the extraordinary collages and assembled sculptures from an endless array of found objects. Images of love, history, and art are visible in Boghosian's provocative surrealist style. On view through September 4.
Time: Wednesday through Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $15; seniors, $13; students, $10; youth age 13-17, $5

Music

The Towers Summer Music Series 2017 - Narragansett, RI

Jun 1, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017 The Towers, 35 Ocean Road Narragansett, RI
Come to the Towers in Narragansett for music and dance on Thursdays.
Eight to the Bar. June 22. Join this beloved band for a night of swing and boogie woogie that’s known to get everyone dancing.
Orquesta Sin Trabajo. June 29. Boston’s Orquesta Sin Trabajo plays tango music for dancing.
Reminisce. July 6. This talented group of musicians specializes in songs from the ’50s and early ’60s.
Coastline Swing Band. July 13. Eighteen-piece Big Band, ballroom, swing, Latin
Johnny Nicholas. July 20. Presenting Tex-Mex blues, Johnny Nicholas is the best bluesmen ever.
The Revelers. July 27. This the band returns with authentic Southern music straight from Louisiana.
Lloyd Kaplan and the Aristocats. August 3. This is a Providence Swings Night. Dance Lesson followed by swing dance.
Roosevelt Dime. August 10. Foot-stomping, high-octane Americana, honky tonk, rock-and-rollin’
Roger Ceresi’s All Starz. August 17. R&B, classic rock, oldies but goodies
Shiny Lapel Trio. August 24. Swing, lindy, jitterbug.
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. August 31. Steve Riley plays a Cajan sound rivaled to none.
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Admission: $15

Lowell Summer Music Series 2017 - Lowell, MA

Jun 10, 2017 - Sep 1, 2017 Boarding House Park, 40 French Street Lowell, MA
June 16. Michael Franti & Spearhead with Nattali Rize. $46-$50
June 17. Vince Gill. $58-$65
July 7. Randy Newman. $54-$60
July 9. Melissa Etheridge. $64-$70
July 14. The O'Connor Band with Mark O'Connor. $34-$40
July 21. Graham Nash. $47-$50
July 22. Ryan Montbleau. $32-$35
August 4. Amos Lee with Bailen. $45-$50
August 6. Dawes. $42-$45
August 12. Lyle Lovett and His Large Band. $53-$60
August 18. Buddy Guy with Quinn Sullivan. $47-$50
August 19. David Grisman Sextet with Honeysuckle. $36-$40
August 20. Stephen Stills and Judy Collins with Bhi Bhiman. $54-$60
August 26. Classic Albums Live: Sgt. Pepper. $29-$35
August 31. Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers. $40-$45
September 1. Rosanne Cash with Upstate Rubdown. $39-$45
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Fourth of July Concert Series 2017 - Bristol, RI

Jun 20, 2017 - Jul 3, 2017 Independence Park Bristol, RI
June 20. 88th Army Band. Patriotic, classical, contemporary, big band swing, country, and top 40. 7 p.m.
June 21. Rendition. Acoustic/electric trio. Band of Brothers. Multi-part vocal harmonies.
June 22. East Bay Summer Wind Ensemble. Contemporary favorites Michael DiMucci. Classic songs and standards, movie themes, Broadway show tunes.
June 23. Gerry Grimo and the East Bay Jazz Ensemble. Music from the 1930s to ’90s: jazz, standards, oldies. Detroit Breakdown. Music to bring the audience to their feet
June 24. Patterson Smith Rashid Quartet. Classic tunes and jazz standards. Reminisce. Songs from the 50’s and early 60’s.
June 25. Bobby Carlson & The Stones River Band. Country music with a little bit of yesterday, Buddy Jewell. The first winner of the USA Network’s show Nashville Star.
June 26. Blue Light Bandits. Four-piece groove band. Northeast Traffic. A staple in the rock/jam scene in Rhode Island.
June 27. Becky Chace Band. Vast catalog of original music and covers. Neal and the Vipers. Bues guitar.
June 28. The World Premier Band. Musicians of multiple backgrounds. 7 p.m.
June 29. SIRSY. Rock and soul duo with pop sensibility. Songs in the Attic. Tribute for Billy Joel.
June 30. The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band. Orchestral classics, marches, Broadway hits, jazz standards.
July 1. “The Frog Prince” – a children’s play produced by the Kaleidoscope Theatre of Rhode Island. At 7 p.m.: Steve Smith and the Nakeds. Rhythm & blues.
July 2. Changes in Latitudes. Changes In Latitudes. Tribute show to Jimmy Buffett.
July 3. Trinity. Three vocalists with decades of experience. Sixwire. Neo-country/rock performance.
Time: First band at 6:30 p.m.; second band at 7:45 p.m. unless noted otherwise

Summer Pops with The Chorus of Westerly - Westerly, RI

Jun 21, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017 Wilcox Park, 44 Broad Street Westerly, RI
The Chorus of Westerly and Grucci Fireworks present an annual show of patriotic favorite and classic pops followed by fireworks above Wilcox Park. Featuring music from the new musical "The Count of Monte Cristo" with singer Andrew Drost and a grand finale with fireworks, the Artillery Company of Newport, and the Bells of Christ Church. Pre-show is singer Laura Dowding of the Pleasant Street Baptist Choir and the Westerly Morris Men and the Narragansett High School Jazz Band. Rain dates June are June 25 and 26.
Time: Pre-show at 6 p.m.; music at 8 p.m.
Admission: Free

Bowdoin International Music Festival 2017 - Brunswick, ME

Jun 24, 2017 - Aug 5, 2017 Bowdoin College, 255 Maine Street Brunswick, ME
The Bowdoin International Music Festival presents 100 concerts and public educational events.  The Monday Showcase series presents concerts by guest ensembles like the Borromeo, Jupiter, Parker, Rolston, and Ying quartets. Festival Wednesdays and Festival Fridays highlights include Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto and Beethoven's Fifth Piano Concerto.
Time: Consult event website

Bands on the Beach 2017 - Salisbury, MA

Jun 24, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 North End Boulevard Salisbury, MA
Salisbury Beach offers free weekly concerts, fireworks, great food and family fun.
June 24. Country Beach Jam. 3 p.m.
July 1. B Street Bombers
July 4. Joppa Flatts
July 8. James Montgomery
July 15. Beatlejuice
July 22. Entrain
July 29. The Dan Lawson Band
August 5. Scarab: The Journey Show
August 12. Aerochix - All Female Aerosmith
August 19. FreeVolt
August 26. Adam Ezra Ramble

Time: 7:30 p.m. except where noted

Music in the Meadow 2017 - Stowe, VT

Jun 25, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Trapp Family Lodge Concert Meadow, 700 Trapp Hill Road Stowe, VT
A long running tradition in Stowe, Vermont, the Music in the Meadow Concert Series is a visitor's and resident's delight. The Meadow opens for picnicking two hours before the concert. Tickets.
The Lonely Heartstring Band . This talented group of musicians is a classic bluegrass quintet. 7-9 p.m. Free admission.
July 9. Vermont Symphony Orchestra . Explore our rich musical past and glimpse into the future, with traditional marches and fireworks to end a patriotic, picnic-perfect evening. 7:30-10 p.m.
July 16. Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy . Visions from Cape Breton & Beyond. 7-9 p.m.
July 23. The Black Market Trust . This pop/vocal jazz band combines the sounds of the great American crooners and vocal groups with the romantic Eastern European gypsy fire of jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. 7-9 p.m.
August 20. The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra. The CBO continues the history, started by Basie, of stomping and shouting the blues. 7-9 P.M.
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Admission: Consult event website

Aimee Mann - Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Jun 28, 2017 - Jun 28, 2017 Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center, 100 Edgartown Road Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Aimee Mann is a rock singer, bassist and guitarist, and founder of ‘Til Tuesday, that hit with its first album, Voices Carry. Her song “Save Me” from the soundtrack to the Paul Thomas Anderson film “Magnolia” was nominated for an Academy Award and a Grammy.
Time: tba
Telephone: 508-693-1033

Norwalk Recreation and Parks 2017 Summer Concert Series - Norwalk, CT

Jun 28, 2017 - Jun 28, 2017 Calf Pasture Beach, Calf Pasture Beach Road Norwalk, CT
Wednesday Nights at Calf Pasture Beach. Rainout plans vary, so please see schedule. Weather cancellations: 203-854-7938
June 28. Tim Curries and Motown Review
July 12. Robert Black & The Elvis Express Band
July 19. The Royal Kings
July 26. Joy to the World, Mama Told Me Not to Come -- 3 Dog Night Tribute
August 2. Billy Genuario & Destiny
August 9. Billy Joel Tribute Band Captain Jack
August 16. Summertime
August 23. Listen to the One Hit Wonders with The RPMs
August 30. You Want It, You Got It: The Neil Diamond Tribute
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Concerts Under the Elms 2017 - Providence, RI

Jun 29, 2017 - Jun 29, 2017 John Brown House Museum,52 Power Street Providence, RI
Lineup for Concerts Under the Elms 2017 and food trucks:
June 29. The American Band + FUGO
July 6. Steve Smith & the Nakeds + Friskie Fries
July 13. The Nickel Jukebox Band + Bit’Chin BBQ
July 20. The Becky Chace Band + FUGO
July 27. The Cajun Hobos + Baby’s Bonetown BBQ
August 3. Greg Abate + Bit’Chin BBQ
In case of inclement weather, check http://www.RIHS.org or call 401 331-8575 after 1:30 p.m. on the day of the concert. Rain date is August 10.
Time: 6:3-8 p.m.
Admission: $10
Telephone: 401 331-8575

John Mellencamp - Emmylou Harris -- Carlene Carter: Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour - Gilford, NH

Jun 30, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, 72 Meadowbrook Lane Gilford, NH
During John Mellencamp’s 35-year career he has shifted from pop stardom to a deeply revered songwriter and singer. Emmylou Harris is known for her eloquently straightforward songwriting and her emotional singing.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Telephone: 603-293-4700

Talcott Mountain Music Festival 2017 - Simsbury, CT

Jun 30, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017 Simsbury Meadows, 22 Iron Horse Blvd. Simsbury, CT
June 30. Celebrate America! Hartford Symphony Orchestra and the Asylum Hill Congregational Church Choir. Fireworks follow the concert.
July 7. Sgt. Pepper's 50th featuring Classical Mystery Tour. Featuring rthw Beatles tribute band, Classical Mystery Tour, and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. This concert will include all the iconic Sgt. Pepper’s hits,
July 14. The Music of David Bowie. Hartford Symphony Orchestra, backed by a full rock band, take you on a symphonic musical odyssey that explores the incredible range of Bowie’s music.
July 21. Williams & Warner Bros. Composer John Williams and icons of the classical repertoire icons set to wacky Looney Tunes adventures.
July 28. Broadway A to Z. Celebrate Broadway’s greatest hits of all time, performed by three vocalists with music performed by Hartford Symphony Orchestra.
Time: Gates open 6 p.m.; music at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Lawn seating, $25-$30; table seat, $40-$45; lawn seats for kids, $5. See website for season passes

Tedeschi Trucks Band -- The Wood Brothers -- Hot Tuna - Gilford, NH

Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 1, 2017 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, 72 Meadowbrook Lane Gilford, NH
Tedeschi Trucks Band is an American roots-rock legend headlined by a powerful vocalist and guitarist. The Brothers are hailed for their profound vocals and tight musical workmanship. Hot Tuna has played together through years of inventive Psychedelic rock to its current electric blues mode.
Time: 7 p.m.
Telephone: 603-293-4700

Russ Becker/Stephen Roane Duo - Clinton, CT

Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 1, 2017 The Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Tpk. Clinton, CT
Celebrate American Jazz Masters Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn with a free concert by The Russ Becker/Stephen Roane Duo. Hear classics from their recently recorded album played on clarinet, saxophone, guitar, and bass. Seating begins at 1:45 p.m.
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 860-669-2342

Brentano String Quartet - Rockport, MA

Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 1, 2017 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA
The Brentano performs works by Gesualdo, Stephen Hartke and Beethoven.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $46, $40, $29 (fees may apply)
Telephone: 978 546 7391

Lionel Richie - Mashantucket, CT

Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 1, 2017 Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd. Mashantucket, CT
Lionel Richie's music is part of the fabric of pop music. The Tuskegee, Alabama native is a true music icon.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $200, $165, $95

Manchester Summer Concerts 2017 - Manchester, CT

Jul 1, 2017 - Aug 23, 2017 Manchester Band Shell, Manchester Community College, South Founders Drive Manchester, CT
Concerts may be held indoors or outdoors. Please check the web site or call 860-432-7728 after 5 p.m. if the weather looks threatening.
July 1. Dutch Fogarty 4th of July Celebration. Music by Skyline Drive and Mass Conn-Fusion. Rain Date: July 2.
July 5. Glastonbury Ukulele Band.
July 7. Modern Riffs -- swing, jazz, classical rock.
July 10. Nightshift -- danceable ’60s, ’70s, ’80s
July 12. Vincent A. Zito Italian Night with Angelo Sapia. Rain date is July 13.
July 14. Highway 70 -- classic and modern country
July 17. Kidsville Kuckoo Revue. Note time: 6:30-8 p.m.
July 19. Grass Routes -- bluegrass
July 21. Farmington Valley Band
July 24. In Deep -- classic rock
July 26. Harbor Moon – Caribbean July 28. Undercover -- oldies, Motown
July 31. 102nd Army National Guard Band
August 2. Screamin' Eagles
August 4. Flamingo – all-woman swing band
August 7. Little Big Band
August 9. Irish Night with Bill Eagan Band, St. Patrick Pipe Band, Golden School of Dance. Rain date is August 10.
August 11. Shaded Soul
August 14. Musical Cavaliers - Polish
August 16. Patti and the Percolators - blues, swing
August 18. Simply Swing.
August 21. Goza Latin Band
August 23. Manchester Silk City Chorus and Sound of New England (Sweet Adelines)

Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Free

Tuckerman Concert Series 2017 - Conway, NH

Jul 1, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017 Tuckerman Brewing Co., 66 Hobbs Street Conway, NH
Come hang with the Tuckerman brew crew, taste some of our great beers on draft and listen to some great music. These concerts are family friendly.
July 1. Rustic Overtones. ($10 cover)
July 2. The Dean Machine. ($5 cover)
August 5. The Garcia Project. ($10 cover)
August 6. Eric Bettencourt. ($5 cover)
August 19. Ghost of Paul Revere. ($10 cover)
September 2. Entrain. ($10 cover)
September 3. Junco. ($5 cover)
Time: 4-7 p.m.
Admission: See description above
Telephone: 603-447-5400

Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald - Gilford, NH

Jul 2, 2017 - Jul 2, 2017 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, 72 Meadowbrook Lane Gilford, NH
Boz Scaggs’s remarkable career dates back to the late Sixties with the Steve Miller Band. Distinctive and harmonic, Michael McDonald’s voice is one of the most emotional instruments of our times.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Telephone: 603-293-4700

Marcia Ball - North Truro, MA

Jul 2, 2017 - Jul 2, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Singer and pianist Marcia Ball brings her rocking Southern boogie, rollicking roadhouse blues and heartfelt ballads.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $25, $35, $50

Natalie Merchant - Lenox, MA

Jul 2, 2017 - Jul 2, 2017 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, West Hawthorne Road Lenox, MA
Singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant  who began her career with alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs in 1981, has released seven solo albums-most recently Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings.
Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Admission: $27-$109
Telephone: 617-266-1492

Summer BCMFest - Cambridge, MA

Jul 2, 2017 - Jul 2, 2017 47 Palmer Street Cambridge, MA
A Celtic festival featuring 12 hours of some of the best local Celtic music. The day will begin with a special edition of Club Passim's Live Music Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed by outdoor, free music from Keltic Kids, The Rockport Celtic Duo and Alba's Edge. The day will conclude with a ticketed evening performance in Club Passim featuring Daymark and Katie McNally.
Time: 10a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Admission: Day events are free. Evening events are $10-$18
Telephone: 617-492-7679

Bar Harbor Music Festival 2017 - Bar Harbor, ME

Jul 2, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017 Bar Harbor Congregational Church, The Maine Sea Coast Mission, Blackwoods Campground amphitheatre in Acadia National Park, Criterion Theater, Bar Harbor Club Bar Harbor, ME
Concertgoers can take in everything from string orchestra concerts and nights of jazz or brass to New Composers concerts and even opera. Donizetti's "Don Pasquale" is scheduled for Friday, July 21 at historic Criterion Theatre. Festival Schedule
Time: Consult event website

Sunday Evening Music on the Island - Tilton, NH

Jul 2, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017 Tilton Island Park, Main Street/Route 3 Tilton, NH
The Concert schedule provides a varied musical venue, with a different band performing each Sunday. Refreshments are available, but feel free to bring your own picnic (no alcohol please). Bring chairs and blankets. Email:HartwellConcerts@aol.com
July 2. Studio Two -- Beatles Tribute Band
July 9. Victoria & J Street Extension -- Classic rock ‘n’ roll hits
July 16. Club Soda -- New England's hottest dance band
July 23. ’60s Invasion
July 30. East Bay Jazz Ensemble -- Big Band and contemporary hits
August 6. Karen Morgan & The Pony Express -- Country
August 13. Mill City Revival Band – ’80s Rock with brass
August 20. Rockin' Daddios - Doo Wop
August 27. Annie & The Orphans -- Oldies
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-286-3000

Summer Concerts at the Clark - Williamstown, MA

Jul 4, 2017 - Jul 25, 2017 Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street Williamstown, MA
During the month of July, a variety of performing artists present a series of free outdoor concerts on Tuesday evenings. The concerts will be held on the lawn adjacent to the Clark Center; in the event of rain, they will be held in the auditorium. Families are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, and picnic meals. Refreshments are available for purchase.
July 4. Across the Pond. Beatles cover band brings the British invasion. July 11. Samantha Farrell. Farrell combines jazz, folk, pop, and poetry into her originals, standards, and popular song covers.
July 18. Sydney Worthley. Pop, country, rock, and folk. Worthley is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter.
July 25. Capital Brass. This swinging brass ensemble plays everything from Jimmy Buffett to John Philip Sousa.

Time: 6:30 pm.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 413-458-4303

Music at the Mansion 2017 - Middletown, CT

Jul 5, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017 Wadsworth Mansion, 421 Wadsworth Street Middletown, CT
Each Wednesday in July, the Wadsworth Mansion will open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking; music on the Mansion’s back lawn will begin at 6:30 p.m. The concerts are free and guests are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnics or enjoy food from a participating food truck.
July 5. Eight to the Bar
July 12. Doo Wop Deville
July 19. Locomotion
July 26. Sugar
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Telephone: 860-347-1064

Glastonbury Riverfront Music Series 2017 - Glastonbury, CT

Jul 5, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017 Welles Street Riverfront Park behind the Riverfront Community Center, Welles Street Glastonbury, CT
Free parking and shuttle service will be available at 180 & 200 Glastonbury Boulevard, which is adjacent to Somerset Square. Bring picnic supplies and nab a spot near the front. This event is BYOB and family and pet) friendly. Food trucks on deck provide dinner!
July 5. Shaded Soul
July 12. Melaena
July 19. Idol Kings (Journey Cover Band)
July 26. ETA
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Admission: Free

Pardee Morris House Twilight Concerts 2017 - New Haven, CT

Jul 5, 2017 - Aug 2, 2017 Pardee Morris House, 325 Lighthouse Road New Haven, CT
(No concert June 28, July 21 and 26)
July 5. Last Fair Deal. -- New American Roots Music. Rain date is July 6.
July 19. Nick Di Maria Quintet – Jazz led by trumpeter, composer, and educator Nick Di Maria. Rain date is July 20.
August 2. Plywood Cowboy
Time: Grounds open at 6 p.m.; music at 7 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 203-562-4183

Blues on the Block 2017 - Block Island, RI

Jul 5, 2017 - Aug 9, 2017 Fred Benson Town Beach, 7 Corn Neck Road Block Island, RI
More music to make mid-week special! Mid-summer Wednesdays mean Blues on the Block, when all you have to do is bring a beach chair or blanket and listen to free Blues at the beach. The series opens July 5 with Otis and the Hurricanes, playing a blend of New Orleans R&B and Delta-style blues. In case of rain, the location changes from beachside to Captain Nick’s at 34 Ocean Avenue. Dates: July 5, 19, 26, and August 9.
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: Free

Reminisce - Narragansett, RI

Jul 6, 2017 - Jul 6, 2017 The Towers, 35 Ocean Road Narragansett, RI
Belting doo-wop tunes for audiences across the region and at Radio City Music Hall, this talented group of musicians specializes in songs from the 50s and early 60s. Learn more at the band’s website.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $15

Loudon Wainwright - Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Jul 6, 2017 - Jul 6, 2017 Old Whaling Church, 89 Main Street Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Loudon Wainwright III made his name in the fold scene starting in the 1960s, creating something of a cult following. He has made 26 albums, including a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album. He has a quirky acting career, including a role in M*A*S*H.
Time: TBA
Telephone: 508-627-4440

Rhode Island Philharmonic on Narragansetts Beach - Narragansett, RI

Jul 7, 2017 - Jul 7, 2017 Nort Beach Club House, 79 Boston Neck Road Narragansett, RI
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra will perform on the deck of The North Beach Club House from 8-10 p.m. A ticketed cocktail and dinner reception will precede the concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Cash bar. To purchase contact Parks & Recreation at 401-782-0658. Rain date is July 8.
Time: 8-10 p.m.
Admission: $5- per person
Telephone: 401-782-0658

Celebrate Big Band Music - Springfield, MA

Jul 8, 2017 - Jul 8, 2017 Springfield Technical Community College Technology Park, Federal and State streets Springfield, MA
Bring a lawn chair, picnic supper and your dancing shoes to for dance lessons and dancing to Daddio’s Big Band from Manchester NH. With four saxophones and four trombones, the band will have everyone up dancing and clapping. Dance lessons are courtesy of Bob and Michele Barker. Dance is cancelled if it rains.
Time: Dance lessons at 5:30 p.m. and concert at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Telephone: 413-734-8551

Dave Mason - Alone Together Again Tour - North Truro, MA

Jul 9, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Released in 1970, Dave Mason's Alone Together is one of America’s most beloved classic rock albums. Dave Mason revisits this classic masterpiece to perform a limited engagement concert tour along with his band Johnne Sambataro, Alvino Bennett, and Tony Patler.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $45, $65, $85

The Hank Band - Brunswick, ME

Jul 10, 2017 - Jul 10, 2017 Maine State Music Theatre, 1 Bath Road Brunswick, ME
Led by Peter Oyloe and playing songs that capture the timeless music of a bygone era, The Hank Band is comprised of passionate musicians inspired by the music and the poetry of Hank Williams, Sr. Coming straight from the heart and soul, The Hank Band performs stories of love, joy, and loss as only Hank Williams could tell them.
Time: Show times at 2 p.m, and 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $25-$45
Telephone: 207-725-7869

Pink Martini - Portsmouth, NH

Jul 10, 2017 - Jul 10, 2017 Music Hall Historic Theater, Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
Spend a colorful and classy evening with Portland’s favorite “little orchestra” and its blend of vintage pop, jazz, classical, and global styles. Hear songs from the band’s newly released album “Je dis oui”, as well as fan favorites such as “Je ne veux pas travailler.”
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $34-$70

Beres Hammond - North Truro, MA

Jul 12, 2017 - Jul 12, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
There is no other genre of music which says "summer!" more than reggae does! Come ready to dance as Jamaica's greatest practicing singer/songwriter and Grammy award nominee, Beres Hammond, returns to the Payomet stage!
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $55, $35

Coastline Swing Band - Narragansett, RI

Jul 13, 2017 - Jul 13, 2017 The Towers, 35 Ocean Road Narragansett, RI
Enjoy 18-piece big band play ballroom, swing, Latin at this historic landmark left from a gilded Age casino
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $15

Pink Martini - Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Jul 13, 2017 - Jul 13, 2017 The Tabernacle, 80 Trinity Park Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Using a dozen musicians, Pink Martini performs its repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras around the work, using elements of jazz, classical, and straight-on pop music.
Time: TBA
Telephone: 888-712-2929

The Wailers - Rutland, VT

Jul 13, 2017 - Jul 13, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
Headed by bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, the legendary Wailers band is carrying its revolutionary sound and message to loyal fans around the world.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30

Arts Jubilee Concert Series - North Conway, NH

Jul 13, 2017 - Aug 10, 2017 Cranmore Mountain Resort 1 Skimobile Rd North Conway, NH
A five-week summer outdoor concert series at Cranmore Mountain, including the return of some fan favorites, plus some renowned first-timers.
July 13. The Beach Bums
July 20. Ceili Rain
July 27. The Sousa-style Seacoast Wind Ensemble will perform a traditional pops concert
August 3. Highwaymen Tribute will perform the music of the country music super group of Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Waylon Jennings.
August 10. Entrain
Time: Headliner concerts start at 7 p.m., with an early show at 6 p.m.
Admission: $12 for adults; $10 for seniors; $5 for students; and free for kids age 12 and younger

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival Presents the Brentano String Quartet - Norfolk, CT

Jul 15, 2017 - Jul 15, 2017 Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, 20 Litchfield Road Norfolk, CT
The award-winning Brentano String Quartet performs early music arranged for string quartet, as well as Mozart's String Quartet in C Major, K 465, “Dissonant”, and Brahms' String Quartet in c minor, Op 51, No. 1.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: Over age 18, $55-$20, age 18-25, $10; kids under age 18, free
Telephone: 860-542-3000

John LaRouche Jazz Trio - Brandon, VT

Jul 15, 2017 - Jul 15, 2017 Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road Brandon, VT
Inspired by traditional jazz, the John LaRouche Trio has added its own unique voice with Turkish influences to familiar tunes and its own compositions. The trio draws from a wide range of jazz styles, playing jazz tinged with Latin, swing and tango beats. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. E-mail info@brandon-music.net for reservations or for more information.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25.
Telephone: 802-247-4295

The Mavericks - Webster, MA

Jul 16, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017 Indian Ranch, 200 Gore Road Webster, MA
The Mavericks'Tex-Mex twang, Cuban-influenced country and retro rock made them unlikely stars in the mid-nineties and critical darlings during later years. Music lovers, come see great country, classic rock and pop bands steps from Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg. 
Time: Doors open at noon; show at 2 p.m.
Admission: $20 - $50
Telephone: 508-943-3871

Graham Nash - Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Jul 18, 2017 - Jul 18, 2017 Old Whaling Church, 89 Main Street Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Singer-songwriter Graham Nash has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. His new studio album This Path Tonight was released April 15, 2016 to rave reviews.
Time: TBA
Telephone: 508-627-4440

Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan - North Truro, MA

Jul 23, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Joan Osborne has performed alongside many notable artists, including Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Luciano Pavarotti, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, and Mavis Staples, to name a few.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $65, $55, $45, $32

Andrea McArdle in Concert - Weston, VT

Jul 24, 2017 - Jul 24, 2017 Weston Playhouse, 12 Park Street Weston, VT
On the 40th anniversary of her creation of the role of Annie in the massive musical hit "Annie", Andrea McArdle re[prises her trip from Tin Pan Alley to Broadway.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $35

Elvis Costello and the Impostors - Providence, RI

Jul 25, 2017 - Jul 25, 2017 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI
The show takes songs from the 1983 album, Imperial Bedroom as a starting point. Standout songs from Imperial Bedroom like “Beyond Belief,” “Almost Blue,” and “Man Out Of Time” have remained in Costello’s repertoire throughout the years.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $79.50 - $49.50

George Thorogood and the Destroyers Rock Party Tour - Rutland, VT

Jul 25, 2017 - Jul 25, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
You’re about to experience a bad-to-the-bone icon at his very best. George Thorogood and the Destroyers are throwing a Rock Party for 2017, and you’re invited.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $46, $56, $66

Terri Clark - Rutland, VT

Jul 27, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
Terri Clark is a distinctive voice on the country music landscape. She has hit the charts with more than 20 singles, including six #1 hits.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $40

Drive-By Truckers - Portland, ME

Jul 27, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017 Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress Street Portland, ME
Drive-By Truckers have always been outspoken, but with American Band they have made the most political album in their extraordinary canon. It is protest music fit for the stadiums, designed to raise issues and ire as the nation careens towards its most momentous election in a generation.
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$45

Aaron Neville - North Truro, MA

Jul 29, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Aaron Neville’s career has varied from solo work and his palying in the Neville Brothers, known as the First Family of New Orleans Music. His first hit single was the landmark “Tell It Like It Is,” which hit the R&B charts for five weeks in 1967.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $95, $74, $60

Aaron Neville - North Truro, MA

Jul 29, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Aaron Neville moves back and forth between solo work and his role in the Neville Brothers, known as the “First Family of New Orleans Music.” His latest release, Apache, is a solo album of deep soul.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $60-$95

Jackopierce - Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Jul 29, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 Old Whaling Church, 89 Main Street Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
In 1988, Jack O’Neill and Cary Pierce, were playing covers in a small club in their Dallas, Texas, when they crafted a tune on the spot called “Three of Us In A Boat” to elongate their set. That became a signature track for a decade-long career
Time: TBA
Telephone: 508-627-4440

Tanglewood On Parade - Lenox, MA

Aug 1, 2017 - Aug 1, 2017 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, West Hawthorne Road Lenox, MA
This annual event is a full day of musical activities for the entire family, culminating in an 8 p.m. concert in the Shed featuring all of the festival’s orchestras—the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and Tanglewood Music Center orchestras—performing in a single concert. The program inlcudes Aaron Copland’s Piano Concerto, songs of Rodgers and Hart, Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, followed by a fireworks show.
Time: All day, closing with 8 p.m. concert
Admission: $24-$114
Telephone: 888-266-1200

Bridgefest 2017 – A Bridge Together - Newport, RI

Aug 3, 2017 - Aug 3, 2017 Fort Adams State Park, 84 Fort Adams Drive Newport, RI
This international music and dance event connects American jazz, African beats and Indian Carnatic music. The two-part concert features dance segments by Riya and Sara Kapoor accompanied by a Carnatic music orchestra featuring musicians from India Guru Swati Bhise will conduct this section of the program. The Jazz Quartet will be led by guitarist Rez Abbasi and the West African compositions, led by the noted West African choreographer, Maguette Camara, will round out the evening.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

Village Harmony Teen World Music Ensemble - Jaffrey Cente, NH

Aug 5, 2017 - Aug 5, 2017 First Church Jaffrey Cente, NH
Village Harmony, the acclaimed teen world music singing ensemble, presents an evening concert at the First Church. The program includes a wide range of harmony singing from around the world: Appalachian song & clog dance, sea shanties, gospel, Balkan, Ukrainian and Georgian songs.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $10, $5 for students and seniors.
Telephone: 603-532-7979

Handel And Haydn Society Performs “The Fairy Queen” - Lenox, MA

Aug 9, 2017 - Aug 9, 2017 Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood, Hawthorne Street Lenox, MA
Handel and Haydn Society returns to the Tanglewood Festival in the Berkshires to perform The Fairy Queen by Purcell. Based on the wedding play scene in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Purcell realization is a masque reflecting the wit, comedy, secrecy, and mystery in the timeless play.
Time: 8 p.m.

Banda Magda - Rockland, ME

Aug 12, 2017 - Aug 12, 2017 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
Led by Greek-born composer, singer and accordionist Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda moves from samba to French chanson, from Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia and Afro-Peruvian lando.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20 in advance $25 at the door

Colin Hay - Rockland, ME

Aug 17, 2017 - Aug 17, 2017 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
Former lead singer from MEN AT WORK Singer-songwriter Colin Hay, formerly the lead singer of Men at Work, has inspired many artists who have chosen to cite him as a muse or who have found themselves on stage with him in the past year spans the genre landscape.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $40 in advance; $45 at the door

Chris Isaak - Rutland, VT

Aug 17, 2017 - Aug 17, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
The “Wicked Games” rockabilly singer-songwriter “channels the spirits of Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash with uncanny accuracy” (The Guardian)
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $66, $76 & $96

Roger Williams Park Pops Concert - Providence, RI

Aug 18, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017 Temple to Music at Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI
Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra performs at the Temple to Music in Roger Williams Park. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy inspiring favorites like the 1812 Overture, Fanfare for the Common Man, Stars and Stripes Forever, and Star Wars. Food trucks will be onsite. Rain date is August 19.
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Admission: Free

Lucinda Williams - Truro, MA

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road Truro, MA
Payomet presents three-time Grammy Award winning artist Lucinda Williams! For the past 40 years Lucinda has channeled her perspective as a proud but vulnerable Southern female into a string of stellar albums, each of which weave rock, country, folk and blues.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $95, $75, $45

Aretha Franklin - Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 The Tabernacle, 80 Trinity Park Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
She is a musical and cultural icon known the world over simply by her first name: Aretha. She is the reigning and undisputed “Queen Of Soul”
Time: TBA

Colin Hay - Rutland, VT

Aug 20, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
Colin Hay is most beloved for his intimate, confessional live shows but most widely known for being the influential and celebrated frontman, songwriter and vocalist of 80’s pop sensations Men at Work
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $30, $40, $50

Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Aug 21, 2017 - Aug 21, 2017 Old Whaling Church, 89 Main Street Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band takes traditional brass band music and creates a gumbo of bebop, funk, R&B, and soul.
Time: TBA
Telephone: 508-627-4440

Black Violin - Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Aug 23, 2017 - Aug 23, 2017 Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center, 100 Edgartown Road Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Black Violin is two musicians who mix classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music, with help from a turntable wizard and a powerful drummer.
Time: TBA
Telephone: 508-693-1033

Symphony at the Seashore Presents “Sanctuary” - Eastham, MA

Aug 25, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017 Salt Pond Visitors Center, Route 6 Eastham, MA
Join the National Park Service and Cape Symphony for a multimedia performance featuring musicians and community choral groups. Through music, words, and images, celebrate the nature, history, and sense of community that makes the Outer Cape a sanctuary for all living things, including people. Featuring: The Rum Soaked Crooks Jessie Little Doe Baird Jonathan Perry A Cape Community Chorus.
Time: 6:30 p.m.

The Secret Sisters - Rockland, ME

Aug 25, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
Growing up surrounded by the sounds of the South and the powerful timeless music emanating from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, the Secret Sisters were heavily influenced by country, bluegrass and gospel, as well as classic rock and pop.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20 in ad

Squirrel Nut Zippers - North Truro, MA

Aug 27, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA
Known for their 90's MTV and radio hits "Hell" and "Put a Lid On It", North Carolina's Squirrel Nut Zippers play a electifying blend of of everything from big-band swing to jazz crooning to klezmer!
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $28, $38, $55

Boz Scaggs - Rutland, VT

Sep 7, 2017 - Sep 7, 2017 Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street Rutland, VT
Iconic rock legend Boz Scaggs and his band will bring a unique blend of blues, R&B, rock, and jazz to the stage in support of their new album, "A Fool To Care." Throughout his career Scaggs’ unique voice and trademark sound make plain his abiding respect for a wide spectrum of American roots music.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $70, 80 and $99
Telephone: 802-775-0903

Outdoor Activities

Daily Guided Canoe Tours with Maine Audubon - Scarborough, ME

Jun 17, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017 Maine Audubon, 136 Pine Point Road Scarborough, ME
Discover the wildlife and plants of Scarborough Marsh as you paddle the Dunstan River. A trained naturalist will show you the marsh plants and even give you a taste of an edible one. This tour is suitable for novice and experienced paddlers. No reservations needed. Email: smac@maineaudubon.org
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Admission: Adults, $12; children, $9
Telephone: 207-883-5100

Full Moon Canoe Tour - Scarborough, ME

Jul 7, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017 Scarborough Marsh, 68-92 Pine Point Road Scarborough, ME
Experience the sights and sounds of marsh creatures under the full moon. Watch for black-crowned night heron along the bank or snowy egret flying back to a nearby island for the evening. We may even see a harbor seal or a muskrat playing in the water. Arrive no later than 7:30 p.m. Advanced registration necessary.
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Admission: $14
Telephone: 207-883-5100

Deerfield Bicycle Tour: The River Rolls Through It - Deerfield, MA

Aug 13, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017 Based at the Deerfield Inn Deerfield, MA
Historic Deerfield and River's Edge Cycling offer a week of day trips by bicycle through the scenic byways and back roads of the Connecticut River valley's vibrant communities. Your Deerfield Bicycle Tour registration includes five nights lodging at the Deerfield Inn; five dinners and breakfasts at the Inn; support-and-gear (SAG) vehicles; marked routes, maps, GPS files and cue sheets for five valley bicycle tours; learning and social programs each day.
Time: All day
Admission: $1,595

Parties, Dances, Balls

Summer Dance Party with music by Loving Cup - Kittery, me

Jun 30, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017 Dance Hall, 7 Walker Street Kittery, me
The 6-piece Loving Cup band brings the best of the ’60s and ’70s on stage. Each band member sings, so with Loving Cup you get fun and fabulous female lead vocals, full-harmonies, ripping guitar, perfection on keyboard, a phenomenal saxophone player - all on top of a toe-tapping, get your body moving rhythm section.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $18

Okemo's Great American party - Ludlow, VT

Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 1, 2017 Jackson Gore Courtyard at Okemo, 111 Jackson Gore Road Ludlow, VT
This is an all-American backyard barbecue with live music, lawn games, a hot-dog-eating contest, burgers, hot dogs and lots more. Okemo’s Adventure Zone will be open with zipline tours, miniature golf, Segway PT tours, a treetop challenge course and mountain coaster. Families are welcome, and everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Fees are charged for Adventure Zone, food and games.
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Free. Fees are charged for Adventure Zone, food and games.
Telephone: 802-228-1600

Garden Fete - Newport, RI

Jul 19, 2017 - Jul 19, 2017 Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI
Put on your floral frock and come take in one of the best views in Newport. Rough Point's formal gardens are the backdrop to the ultimate summer garden party. Featuring live music, lawn games, garden inspired adult beverages, and sweet treats. Prizes will go to the most memorable floral fashions and accessories. For guests age 21 and older.
Time: 5-7:30 p.m.
Admission: $25 in advance, $35 at the door

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

WaterFire 2017 - Providence, RI

May 19, 2017 - Nov 4, 2017 Waterplace Park, Memorial Blvd. and Exchange Street Providence, RI
The 2017 WaterFire season includes ten full lightings and three partial lightings. Here’s the schedule:
Saturday, June 24. 8:25 p.m.
Saturday, July 8. 8:22 p.m.
Thursday, July 20. 8:15 p.m. (Basin lighting)
Saturday, July 22. 8:14 p.m.
Saturday, August 5. 7:59 p.m.
Saturday, September 23. 6:41 p.m.
Saturday, September 30. 6:29 p.m.
Saturday, November 4. 5:36 p.m.
Time: See description above
Admission: Free

Nik Wallenda's Zirkus - Mashantucket, CT

Jun 28, 2017 - Jul 2, 2017 Fox Theater at Foxwoods, 350 Trolley Line Blvd. Mashantucket, CT
Nik Wallenda’s Zirkus, a thrilling variety show starring celebrated wire walker Nik Wallenda and an international troupe of circus performers. Combining suspense, amazement and laughter, each show will close with a recreation of the death-defying seven person pyramid made famous by the Wallenda family.
Time: June 28 and 29 at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.; June 28 and 29 at 9 p.m.; June 30 at 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; July 1 at 4 and 8 p.m.; July 2 at 2 and 7 p.m.
Admission: $25/$15

Black Fly Follies - Monmouth, ME

Jul 2, 2017 - Jul 2, 2017 796 Main Street, 796 Main Street Monmouth, ME
Theater at Monmouth’s annual variety show returns featuring the talents of our summer company. The  show will feature French-inspired feats while introducing audiences to the artists and plays of the 2017 season.
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Admission: $25
Telephone: 207-933-9999

Avner the Eccentric’s Exceptions to Gravity - South Paris, ME

Jul 8, 2017 - Jul 8, 2017 Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road South Paris, ME
A master of physical comedy, this Broadway favorite weaves a spell of poetic simplicity in a show of hilarious predicaments.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $14; seniors, $12; kids, $8
Telephone: 207-743-8452

The Big Barn Spectacular - South Paris, ME

Jul 22, 2017 - Jul 22, 2017 Celebration Barn, 190 Stock Farm Road South Paris, ME
Action-packed variety and spectacle for all ages.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: All seats $18
Telephone: 207-743-8452

The Wondertwins’ To Hip-Hop, With Love - South Paris, ME

Jul 29, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 Celebration Barn, 190 Stock Farm Road South Paris, ME
This award-winning duo presents a technically masterful and artistically sensational kaleidoscopic view of vaudeville, robot, tap, and mime.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $14; seniors, $12; kids, $8
Telephone: 207-743-8452

Science & Nature

Twilight Walk & Night Sky Viewing at Hodge Preserve - Block Island, RI

Jun 19, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017 Hodge Preserve. Corn Neck Road Block Island, RI
The Hodge Preserve is a 25-acre field that slopes to Middle Pond and West Beach. Naturalist Kim Gaffett from the Oceanview Foundation will be leading the walk through the meadow sharing her knowledge of Block Island’s environment and eco-systems, followed by a break for stargazing at the night sky.
Time: Consult event website
Telephone: 401-466-2129

Science in the Mountains Lectures with Mount Washington Observatory - North Conway, NH

Jul 12, 2017 - Aug 16, 2017 Weather Discovery Center, 2779 White Mountain Hwy. (across from Eastern Slope Inn) North Conway, NH
This free series is held at the Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center in North Conway. Each lecture explores an aspect of nature and the environment in Mt Washington Valley. Guest experts are presenters. Limited seating.
July 12. Tracking Bobcats in the Granite State with Patrick Tate
July 19. A Meteorologist’s Life and Work on the Mountain with Sarah Long
July 26. Ticks! Lyme Disease, Moose Ticks and Winter Ticks with Alan Eaton
August 2. Mount Washington Avalanche Center
August 9. AMC’s Mountain Watch Program with Georgia Murray
August 16. Peregrine Nesting and American Pipits with Chris Martin
Time: Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Telephone: 603-356-2137

Bird Banding with the Aquidneck Land Trust - Middletown, RI

Sep 10, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017 123 Valley Road Middletown, RI
Join the Aquidneck Land Trust for a bird banding demonstration at the Sweet Flag Preserve at Bailey Brook with ecology professor Jim Chace and students of Salve Regina University. Chace will be catching and banding migrant and resident songbird species as part of their research on the property. Please park at the Middletown Police Station, 123 Valley Road, Middletown (a 2-minute walk at the end of Haymaker Road). Reserve your spot
Time: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 401-849-2799

Shopping & Sales

Cultural Survival Bazaar - Plymouth, MA

Jul 22, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017 Pilgrim Memorial State Park, 79 Water Street Plymouth, MA
This shopping festival features art, crafts and other ethically made cultural products created by Indigenous artists from around the world. Enjoy demonstrations by artists, Indigenous cuisine, and live music from around the world. Chat with Indigenous artists about their crafts and cultures and bring home a beautiful memento of your local trip around the world.
Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Telephone: 617-441-5400

Shows & Exhibits

The Wooden Boat Show 2017 - Mystic, CT

Jun 30, 2017 - Jul 2, 2017 Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Avenue Mystic, CT
See more than 100 traditional and classic wooden boats of every type at the Annual WoodenBoat Show. The festival, which is hosted in partnership with WoodenBoat Publications, celebrates the design and craftsmanship of wooden craft. Tickets.
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Telephone: 860-572-0711

Sports

Summer Polo Matches - Greenwich, CT

Jun 4, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017 Greenwich Polo Club, 1 Hurlingham Drive Greenwich, CT
Greenwich Polo Club hosts public high-goal polo matches on Sundays throughout the summer. Food and drink onsite include gourmet food trucks and a full bar. Dogs on leashes are allowed. Dates: Sundays, June 4-July 16; Sundays, August 27-September 10
Time: Gates open at 1 p.m. and matches start at 3 p.m.
Admission: $40 and up
Telephone: 203-561-1639

Newport International Polo Series 2017 - Portsmouth, RI

Jun 21, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017 Glen Farm, Glen Farm Road Portsmouth, RI
Newport Polo marks its 26th anniversary with the home team (USA/ Newport) playing teams from around the world and from major U.S. cities. The public is welcome to attend and watch games from the sidelines along the field or from a pavilion. Tailgating is encouraged. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for Lawn area. Lawn and Grandstand are available on a first-come-first-serve basis on game day.
Time: Gates open 1 p.m.; polo starts at 5 p.m. (4 p.m. in September)
Admission: Pavilion, $20; polo lounge, $50/person; general admission, adults, $12; youth under 16, free. Parking, free
Telephone: 401-846-0200

Theater

“She Loves Me” - Berwick, ME

Jun 16, 2017 - Jul 1, 2017 Hackmatack Playhouse, 538 School Street (Route 9) Berwick, ME
The romantic musical of mistaken identity tells the story of two feuding perfume clerks who have no idea that they are in love with each other, written by the team that gave us "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Cabaret," at Maine’s unique barn theater. Dates: June 16-17; 21-24; June 28-July 1; matinee June 22, 29
Time: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.
Admission: $20-30; students always $10
Telephone: 207- 698-1807

"Shout! The Mod Musical" - Madison, ME

Jun 22, 2017 - Jun 28, 2017 Lakewood Theater, 76 Theater Road Madison, ME
“Shout! The Mod Musical” recalls the music, style, and freedom of the 1960s. The review follows five groovy gals as they come of age during those glorious days that made England swing.
Time: June 22, 23, 24, 29, 30; July 1 at 8 p.m.; matinees, June 25 at 4 p.m., June 28 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $20-$22; children at 4 to 17, $17-$19; cabaret seating, $32-$35
Telephone: 207-474-7176

"Men on Boats" - Brewster, MA

Jun 22, 2017 - Jul 22, 2017 Cape Rep Theatre, 3299 Main Street Brewster, MA
In 1869, one-armed explorer John Wesley Powell and his crew of 9 men in 4 boats went down the Colorado River into the Grand Canyon, not knowing what lay ahead. This great adventure is reenacted by ten women in this ingeniousnew play and a hit of the season last year at New York City’s Playwrights Horizons.
Time: Tuesday-Thursday, 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 2, 2 p.m.; non performance on July 4
Admission: $28
Telephone: 508-896-1888

“Mary Poppins” in Prescott Park - Portsmouth, NH

Jun 23, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Prescott Park, 105 Marcy Street Portsmouth, NH
Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, “Mary Poppins” delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Performance schedule. You may reserve a table, a blanket or order pizza in advance.
Time: See link above for performance schedule

“Once” - Weston, VT

Jun 27, 2017 - Jul 15, 2017 Weston Playhouse, 12 Park Street Weston, VT
Set in Dublin, story describes and accidental encounter between a street musician and a young woman from eastern Europe. An ensemble of actors, and singers reveal tenderness in unexpected places and the power of music.
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30-10 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday, 2-4:30 p.m., Sunday, 3-5:30 p.m.,
Admission: $50-$67
Telephone: 802-824-5288

"The Secret Garden" - New London, NH

Jun 28, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017 New London Barn Playhouse, 84 Main Street New London, NH
Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, this show brings to the stage the Victorian classic of a lonely girl who discovers the magic of the natural world and the need for friendship. Schedule
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Telephone: 603-526-6710

“The Secret Garden” - New London, NH

Jun 28, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017 New London Barn Playhouse, 84 Main Street New London, NH
Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. An orphaned girl sent to live on the windswept Yorkshire moors with her reclusive uncle unexpectedly discovers friendship and the natural world. This is a tale of redemption that adults and kids love.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Telephone: 603-526-6710

“High Society” - Meredith, NH

Jun 28, 2017 - Jul 15, 2017 Winnipesaukee Playhouse,50 Reservoir Road Meredith, NH
“High Society” is Cole Porter's classic feel-good musical. Tracy Lord, a wealthy socialite, is planning her lavish summer wedding when her ex-husband appears to try and win her back. Mike Connor a tabloid reporter, arrives to cover the nuptials, takes a liking to the bride-to-be. Who will the bride choose?
Time: Mondays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Matinees at 2 p.m. on June 29, July 6, July 10. No Sunday performances. No performances July 3 and 4.
Admission: $20-34
Telephone: 603-279-0333

"Guys and Dolls" - Brunswick, ME

Jun 28, 2017 - Jul 15, 2017 Maine State Music Theatre, 1 Bath Road Brunswick, ME
Frank Loesser’s celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.
Time: Show times at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.M
Admission: $49-$80
Telephone: 207-725-7869

"Three Days of Rain" - Monmouth, ME

Jul 1, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017 Theater at Monmouth, Cumston Hall, 796 Main Street Monmouth, ME
A famous architect has died and left a mysterious will, prompting his children and their best friend to search for answers about their families’ history. Darkly funny, the play trips through time, playing children’s perceptions against their parent’s reality.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: General, $32; seniors, $28; students, $20

Great River Theater Festival 2017 - Putney, VT

Jul 6, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017 Greenhoe Theater at Landmark College; Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill Road; Sandglass Theater at 17 Kimball Hill; and Putney Green Putney, VT
This first annual theater festival comprises One Weekend, 7 Theater Companies, 13 Shows, at 4 Venues in Putney. Show titles include “Little Shop of Horrors,” “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “Graceland,” “Really Rosie,” “When I Put on Your Glove,” “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and more. Schedule.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website

Reagle Music Theatre presents "Show Boat" - Waltham, MA

Jul 6, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017 Reagle Music Theatre, 617 Lexington Street Waltham, MA
"Show Boat," based on Edna Ferber’s bestselling novel, follows three generations of the Hawks family on the Cotton Blossom river boat from 1887-1927. The musical’s classic songs include "Ol’ Man River, “Only Make Believe,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man,” and “You Are Love.”
Time: Consult event website
Admission: $37-$65
Telephone: 617-891-5600

“Lucky Stiff” by Americana Theatre Company - Plymouth, MA

Jul 6, 2017 - Jul 22, 2017 Greater Plymouth Performing Arts Center, 25 1/2 Court Street Plymouth, MA
Based on the novel “The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo,” “Lucky Stiff” is an offbeat murder mystery farce, complete with mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds, and a corpse in a wheelchair. The story revolves around an English shoe salesman who is forced to take the embalmed body of his murdered uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo. Dates: July 6-8, 13-15, 20-22.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $30-$35
Telephone: 508-746-4488

"The Learned Ladies" by Moliere - Monmouth, ME

Jul 6, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Theater at Monmouth, Cumston Hall, 796 Main Street Monmouth, ME
Clitandre seeks the hand of Henriette but her mother has other plans. The course of true love runs anything but smoothly in Moliere’s romp of pompous poets, pretentious parents, and seductive servants. But all is set right in the end, with true love trumping intellectual snobbery.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: General, $32; seniors, $28; students, $20

“Souvenir” - New London, NH

Jul 12, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017 New London Barn Playhouse, 84 Main Street New London, NH
An opera singer with lots of spirit and a ghastly voice take New York society by surprise in this hilarious play about the infamous Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy New York socialite. Schedule
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Telephone: 603-526-6710

“Souvenir” - New London, NH

Jul 12, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017 New London Barn Playhouse, 84 Main Street New London, NH
An awful opera singer and her long-suffering accompanist take center stage in this hilarious play about the infamous Florence Foster Jenkins, a good natured by horrendous singer with delusions of greatness. A funny look at artistic passion and person determination.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Telephone: 603-526-6710

“Tenderly” - Weston, VT

Jul 13, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017 Weston Playhouse, OtherStages, 982 Route 100 Weston, VT
Rosemary Clooney, the popular singer and actress of a generation ago, is the center of this musical that begins with her childhood in Maysville, Kentucky, and follows her rise as a national entertainer.
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30-10 p.m., Saturday 2-4:30 p.m., Sunday 3-5:30 p.m.
Admission: $15-$35
Telephone: 802-824-5288

“The Hound of the Baskervilles” - Meredith, NH

Jul 19, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 Winnipesaukee Playhouse,50 Reservoir Road Meredith, NH
Sir Hugo Baskerville was the picture of aristocratic excess, drunkenness, and debauchery until he was struck down by a demonic hound sent to punish his wickedness. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson take on their most famous case. From the story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Time: Mondays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Matinees at 2 p.m. on July 20 and July 24. No Sunday performances.
Admission: $20-34
Telephone: 603-279-0333

“West Side Story” - New London, NH

Jul 19, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017 New London Barn Playhouse, 84 Main Street New London, NH
With a Bernstein-Sondheim score considered one of the greatest of all time, this is the story of a pair of star-crossed lovers who struggle to stay together in a city disfigured by violence and prejudice.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Telephone: 603-526-6710

“West Side Story” - New London, NH

Jul 19, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017 New London Barn Playhouse, 84 Main Street New London, NH
with unforgettable dancing and a magnificent score, this knockoff of “Romeo and Juliet” is one of the greatest musicals of all time. A pair of star-crossed lovers struggle to survive in a city disfigured by violence. Schedule
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Telephone: 603-526-6710

“Lost in Yonkers” - Weston, VT

Jul 20, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 Weston Playhouse, 12 Park Street Weston, VT
This is the youthful life story of Neil Simon, scion of the oddball Kurnitz family, who, after his mother’s death, is left with his stern Grandma, flighty aunt, and uncle, a small-time hooligan. Set in 1942, this story will bend your heart.
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30-10 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday 2-4:30 p.m., Sunday 3-5:30 p.m.,
Admission: $45-$57
Telephone: 802-824-5288

“Red Velvet” - Monmouth, ME

Jul 27, 2017 - Aug 17, 2017 Theater at Monmouth, Cumston Hall, 796 Main Street Monmouth, ME
Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 1833. Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his time, collapses on stage while playing Othello. A young black American actor is asked to take over the role. But as the public riot in the streets over the abolition of slavery, how will the cast, critics, and audience react to the revolution on stage?
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: General, $32; seniors, $28; students, $20

“The Graduate” - Meredith, NH

Aug 2, 2017 - Aug 12, 2017 Winnipesaukee Playhouse,50 Reservoir Road Meredith, NH
California in the middle 1960s is the setting for romantic imbroglio when an aimless college graduate becomes entangled in a love triangle with a mother and daughter. This production may contain a brief moment of nudity.
Time: Mondays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Matinees at 2 p.m. on August 3 and August 7. No Sunday performances.
Admission: $20-34
Telephone: 603-279-0333

“The Music Man” - Weston, VT

Aug 3, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Weston Playhouse, 12 Park Street Weston, VT
Traveling salesman Harold Hill cons the townspeople of River City, Iowa, into paying for a boys' band in this charming musical that has enthralled audiences for generations.
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30-10 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday 2-4:30 p.m., Sunday 3-5:30 p.m.,
Admission: $50-$67
Telephone: 802-824-5288

“Buyer & Cellar” - Weston, VT

Aug 10, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017 Weston Playhouse, OtherStages, 982 Route 100 Weston, VT
In this one-man play, an unsuccessful actor in LA. takes a day job in a glittery mall, gaining insight into the cost of fame and the price of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. This funny play won many awards Off-Broadway and is quickly becoming a regional favorite.
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30-10 p.m., Saturday 2-4:30 p.m., Sunday 3-5:30 p.m.
Admission: $15-$35
Telephone: 802-824-5288

“Round and Round the Garden” - Meredith, NH

Aug 16, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 Winnipesaukee Playhouse,50 Reservoir Road Meredith, NH
“Round and Round the Garden” is part of a trilogy of stories about a Romeo whose romantic cravings create zany misunderstandings and mismatched relationships.
Time: Mondays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Matinees at 2 p.m. on August 17 and August 21. No Sunday performances.
Admission: $20-34
Telephone: 603-279-0333

“Long Day’s Journey into Night” - Weston, VT

Aug 24, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017 Weston Playhouse, 12 Park Street Weston, VT
See the Tyrone family in its battle to bury a lifetime of secrets. Published after his death, this autobiographical story by Eugene O’Neill transfixes audiences.
Time: Tuesday-Saturday 7:30-10 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday 2-4:30 p.m., Sunday 3-5:30 p.m.
Admission: $45-$57
Telephone: 802-824-5288

“The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” - Meredith, NH

Aug 30, 2017 - Sep 9, 2017 Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road Meredith, NH
Journey West in this classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. A young traveler scholar faces a choice: to turn and run or to stand for what he believes, to become the man who shot Liberty Valance.
Time: Mondays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Matinees at 2 p.m. on August 31 and September 4. No Sunday performances.
Admission: $20-34
Telephone: 603-279-0333