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Events Calendar - 2021

Find a multitude of fun events and great things to do, including weekend events, throughout the year, like music; festivals; comedy; outdoor fun; boat cruises; excursions for families and kids; food, wine and beer tastings. Weather is no problem; lots of things to do happen indoors.
Be sure to check out the listings of year-round Fairs & Festivals throughout New England. See also, Great Things to Do.

COVID-19 mask and social distancing requirements are still in place at some entertainment venues and live events and festivals in New England. Please check with each venue before purchasing tickets or attending an event.

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Adults

Sip and Stroll Adult Evening at Roger Williams Park Zoo -- Providence RI

Jul 15, 2021 - Aug 12, 2021 Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI

Sip and stroll through the Zoo during this adults-only event! Enjoy live musical entertainment by Farm Dog Band, animal encounters, and photo-ops with RI Comic Con. Guests will be able to purchase beer, wine, and specialty Zoo-themed cocktails at bars throughout the Zoo. Food will also be available for purchase. Experience the Zoo after hours… all without the kids! Guests must be 21 or older and will be required to show ID for alcoholic drink purchases. Soaring Eagle zip ride will be open – standard pricing applies. Guests can purchase event tickets online or at the door. Event is open rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets.
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Antiques

Wells Antiques Show & Sale 2021 -- Wells ME

Jun 27, 2021 - Jun 27, 2021 Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road Wells, ME

The Wells Show features over 75 antiques dealers from nine states selling all types of 18th-, 19th-, and early 20th-century antiques from furniture to smalls to art and pottery, to oriental rugs and folk art, under tents, in the two story barn and in the open, Rain or Shine. Because of nesting birds and animals. Laudholm does not allow dogs to walk the grounds.
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Art Show

River Valley Artisans Wine & Art Tour -- Westmoreland NH

Sep 11, 2021 - Sep 12, 2021 Summit Winery, 719 Hwy 12, and Poocham Hill Winery, 226 Poocham Road, Westmoreland, NH

Twenty to 25 juried artisans will gather at one of two wineries in Westmoreland, New Hampshire. Guests may sample and purchase wines, eat lunch, and purchase that special gift(s) from a variety of artisans. Each of the wineries has its own selection of wines on offer and there will be some artisans inside and others outside in tents at each location with social distancing observed.

Art Shows

“Big Bugs” Exhibit by David Rogers – Portsmouth RI

Jun 25, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021 Green Animals Topiary Garden, 380 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth, RI

Showcasing bugs on a massive scale, the Big Bugs exhibition by David Rogers includes a 10-foot-tall daddy long legs, an 18-foot-long praying mantis, a 10-foot-long damselfly and six other massive creatures in various locations around Green Animals. These sculptures are created with various combinations of found or fallen trees, green saplings, dry branches, and other sustainable forest materials.

Children & Families

Asian Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo – Providence RI

Apr 15, 2021 - Jul 4, 2021 Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI

 asian lantern spectacular Journey through a wonderland of illuminated larger-than-life lanterns evoked by image from the natural world. From dazzling displays to Asian food, this enchanting experience presents 51 glowing lantern displays, a kids interactive lantern area, Asian-inspired cuisine and drinks, and keepsakes. Tickets are sold online only.The Asian Lantern Spectacular is held rain or shine and all tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable (unless there is a Zoo closure).

" Year with Frog & Toad" – Putney VT

Jun 25, 2021 - Jul 4, 2021 On the Lawn at Greenberg Associates, 168 Westminster West Road, Putney, VT

This Tony Award-nominated, family-friendly musical is about the importance of friendship, the value of self confidence, and the joy we all find in the simple things in life, from cookies to sledding down a hill. Based on the beloved children’s books by Arnold Lobel, “A Year With Frog and Toad” brings all your favorite characters and moments to life with a jazzy, vaudeville score. Dates and times: June 25 at 6:30 p.m.; June 26 and 27 at 4 and 6:30 p.m.; July 3 at 1 and 4 p.m.; July 4 at 4 and 6:30 p.m.
Rain date performances are June 26 at 1 p.m.; June 27 at 1 p.m. June 28 at 6:30 p.m., July 4 at 1 p.m. , July 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Looff Carousel 125th Jubilee – Pawtucket RI - Pawtucket, RI

Jul 17, 2021 - Jul 17, 2021 Slater Memorial Park, 825 Armistice Blvd., Pawtucket, RI

The City of Pawtucket honors the Slater Park Looff Carousel's 125th birthday with a jubilee party that includes free carousel rides, food trucks, carousel merchandise, children’s activities, and a carnival game area. Entertainment will fill the stages from noon to 7 p.m. Entertainers includes contortionist and comedian Sara Kuntz, street performer Robert Clarke, Circus Dynamics, and Lon Cerel. The carousel will remain open throughout the festivities. At 5:45, the carousel birthday cake, created by Sugar Mama’s Sweets and Treats of North Providence, will be cut and served. The rain date will be Sunday, July 18.

“Seussical” – Touring south and central VT

Jul 22, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021 See description below various; see description, VT

Follow Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and more of your favorite characters into the colorful, zany world of Dr. Seuss! An afternoon of storybook fun and "all the thinks you can think" for your whole family. This is a Weston Young Company production, premiering under the tent at Walker Farm and on tour throughout the state. Be sure to bring sunscreen/bug spray and a blanket or low lawn chair.
  • July 22 and 23 – Walker Farm, 705 Main Street, Weston, 1 p.m.
  • July 24 – Ascutney Outdoors in Brownsville, 1 p.m.
  • July 25 – Sheep Meadow in Grafton, 11 a.m.
  • July 27 – Putney Central School field in Putney, 1 p.m.
  • July 28 – Brown Field at Riverside Park in Springfield, 6 p.m.
  • July 29 – McClellan Feidl at the Rec in Manchester, 1 p.m.
  • July 30 – ArtisTree Connumity Arts Center in South Pomfret, 1 p.m.
  • July 31 – Swift House Inn in Middlebury, 1 p.m.
  • August 1 -- Walker Farm, 705 Main Street in Weston, 11 a.m.
  • August 3 – Willow Park in Bennington 1 p.m.
  • August 4 – Giorgetti Park in Rutland, 6 p.m.
  • August 5 – Circus Lawn at the Shelburne Museum Shelburne, 1 p.m.
  • August 6-7 -- Walker Farm, 705 Main Street in Weston, 1 p.m.

Comedy

Dave Chappelle at Foxwoods – Mashantucket CT

Jun 25, 2021 - Jun 26, 2021 Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket, CT

Dave Chappelle is a stand-up comedian and actor known for his trademark wit and sharp, irreverent social commentary. In 2019, he joined the coveted class of recipients of the Mark Twain Prize for “American Humor,”

Juston McKinney & Carolyn Plummer with Great Waters – Moultonborough NH

Aug 6, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021 Castle in the Clouds, 455 Old Mountain Road / Route 171, Moultonborough, NH

Juston and Carolyn are probably the funniest people in New Hampshire. McKinney was born in Portsmouth and Plummer is a Wolfeboro native. NH Magazine wrote that no one really ‘gets’ New England humor like Juston McKinney.” Plummer pulls material from the monotony of the life of every man; and she does it well. To Plummer the big moments are easy; it’s existence that’s so hard and so ridiculous. Tickets.

Cruises

Wild Edibles at Bakers Island Light -- Salem MA

Jul 9, 2021 - Jul 9, 2021 Salem Ferry Dock, 10 Blaney Street, Salem, MA

Come join naturalist and wild foods enthusiast, Russ Cohen on a special edible excursion out to Bakers Island Light Station, a historic property owned by Essex Heritage. This 4-hour special trip includes the boat ride aboard Naumkeag and a walking tour of the property with expert Russ Cohen pointing out special species along the trails including the kind you can snack on.

Festivals

Windjammer Days & Tall Ships Festival 2021

Jun 25, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021 Waterfront and other locations Boothbay Harbor, ME

Windjammer Days (June 27-July 3) and Tall Ships festival (June 25-27) celebrate the beauty and maritime history of Maine’s midcoast from the town of Bar Harbor. Tours of Tall Ships are offered June 25-27. One ticket covers all three ships at $20/person. Tours run 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Below is a partial list of events of Windjammer Days. See full schedule.
June 27
  • Porch Parade
  • Red Cloak TeleTours. Held daily.
  • Blessing of The Fleet at 1:30 p.m.
  • Reggae Cruise at 6-9 p.m.
June 28
  • Windjammer Days Crab Cake Cook Off at 1-3 p.m.
  • Open House at the Boothbay Sea and Science Center at 2-4 p.m.
June 29
  • Pancake Breakfast at 7-10 a.m.
  • Kids Alley at Whale Park next to Windjammer Days tent. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Pirates of the Dark Rose Puppet Show at Whale Park at 10 a.m.
  • Pirates of the Dark Rose Duels at 12:30 p.m.
  • Lobster Eating Contest at Whale Park at 12:30 p.m.
  • Gathering of the Fleet at 1-3 p.m.
  • Cod Fish Races at Whale Park at 2 p.m.
  • Fireworks over the Harbor at 9 p.m.
July 1
  • Windjammer Fleet Leaves the Harbor. 7-11 a.m.
  • Boothbay Farmer’s Market at 9 a.m.- noon at Boothbay Common
  • Antique Boat Parade at 3 p.m.
July 3
  • Olde Village Days at Boothbay Railway Village
  • Lighted Boat Parade at 9 p.m.

Food trucks

Food Truck Fridays at Roger Williams Park 2021 -- Providence RI

Apr 16, 2021 - Sep 24, 2021 Roger Williams Park Zooand Carousel Village, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI

Enjoy over 15 locally owned food trucks and beer from Trinity Brewhouse, while listening to live music. Take a carousel ride, hop aboard the train, or explore Hasbro’s Boundless Playgrounds. Attractions are separate pricing. Bring a chair or blanket, and sit on the lawn. Food trucks accept cash, credit, and debit. Live music each week by Bob Tomassone aka Fatfreebob, SidyMaigaMusic, Grow Your Own Band, The Beardogz, Third Wheel, Rob Davis, Charlie Marie and more. See the full list of food trucks.

Food, Wine, Beer

Art on Tap: TroopTop Deck at the WaterFire Arts Center -- Providence RI

Apr 1, 2021 - Jun 24, 2021 WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley Street, Providence, RI

Each Thursday night the WaterFire Arts Center is open until 9 p.m. Experience the current exhibit and enjoy the rooftop deck. Beer and wine served by Troop PVD. We'll move inside if it rains. Please make a reservation for each member of your party. Reserved seating is for one hour beginning at the time indicated on the ticket. WaterFire Providence is an independent, non-profit arts organization

Weir River Farm Sunset Picnics -- Hingham MA

Jun 17, 2021 - Oct 7, 2021 Weir Farm, 140 Turkey Hill Lane, Hingham, MA

The Trustees of Reservations hosts a live music and picnic series Thursday night at Weir River Farm, June 17 through October 7. The picnics will present breweries and food trucks, live music, and the best views on the South Shore, along with visits by Ruby the llama and Nutmeg the pony. A half-mile trail offers exquisite landscapes. Tickets on sale to the general public May 21. Email: weirriverfarm@thetrustees.org

Gardens

Guided Garden Tour of the Gardens at Elm Bank -- Wellesley MA

Jun 23, 2021 - Jun 23, 2021 Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA

Join the Massachusetts Horticultural Society at the Gardens at Elm Bank for an afternoon tour highlighting seasonal spring plantings, garden history, and more. You’re welcome to arrive early or stay late and picnic in the garden. Masks covering both nose and mouth are required.

Pocket Gardens Tour of Portsmouth 2021 -- Portsmouth NH

Jun 25, 2021 - Jun 26, 2021 292 South Street, Portsmouth, NH

Self-guided walking tour of the pocket gardens hidden in Portsmouth’s South End, a neighborhood dating from 1623. With cookies!

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden Open Garden Days – Seal Harbor ME

Jul 14, 2021 - Sep 12, 2021 Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden, Route 3 near Steam Boat Wharf Road, Seal Harbor, ME

The artistry and imagination of garden designer Beatrix Farrand and Abby and John D. Rockefeller Jr., gave life to one of the most impressive gardens in the United States. Self-guided tours of the Walled Garden and The Eyrie Terrace, the former Rockefeller home, are offered by advance reservations. Reservations open May 14.

Camden Garden Tour 2021 – Camden ME

Jul 15, 2021 - Jul 15, 2021 various locations Camden, ME

The 73rd annual tour is presented by the Camden Garden Club. Keep updated on times and locations and fees at the club website.

Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour 2021 -- Cape Elizabeth ME

Jul 17, 2021 - Jul 17, 2021 TBA Cape Elizabeth, ME

Self-guided tour of 8-10 Maine gardens: ocean views, backyard wildlife habitat, native plants, woodlands, raised beds, and more. Keep checking back for more details as the event gets closer.

Bar Harbor Garden Tour 2021 -- Bar Harbor ME

Jul 17, 2021 - Jul 17, 2021 TBA Bar Harbor, ME

Tour of fine gardens on Mount Desert Island.

Historic

Guided Tours at Canterbury Shaker Village – Canterbuy NH

Jun 12, 2021 - Aug 31, 2021 Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, NH

canterbury shaker village Explore the stories of the Canterbury Shakers, known for their impact on agriculture, technology, modern architecture, and design. Four new tours provide an in-depth experience about the Village and the Shaker community that flourished here. New tours include: Innovations & Inventions (grounds overlooking Mill Pond, Laundry, Dwelling House, School House, Blinn’s Arboretum) and Contentment & Well-Being (Infirmary, Ministry Shop). Tickets.

Museums

Exhibit: Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration at Norman Rockwell Museum --

Jun 12, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Glendale Road / Route 183, Stockbridge, MA

enchanted at nrm summer 2021 "Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration" explores fantasy archetypes from the Middle Ages to today. The exhibition will present the immutable concepts of mythology, fairy tales, fables, good versus evil, and heroes and villains through paintings, etchings, drawings, and digital art. This exhibit is on display June 12 through October 31, 2021.

Exhibit: “The Iconic Jersey: Baseball x Fashion” – Worcester MA

Jun 18, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021 Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street. Worcester, MA

A groundbreaking exhibition at WAM will focus on one of the most recognizable garments in American culture: the baseball jersey. The Iconic Jersey: Baseball x Fashion will feature 35 historic and contemporary jerseys and baseball-inspired fashion to trace the history of the American-style baseball shirt, displayed alongside fabric swatch books, logo designs, and historic photographs. This exhibit is on display through Sepember 12 2021.

Music

Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival -- Tunbridge VT

Jun 22, 2021 - Jun 27, 2021 1 Fairground Lane Tunbridge, VT

The Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival is a four-day event (five days with the early bird Classic Country night) in Tunbridge, Vermont. Over 50 hours of scheduled performances across multiple specialty stages will showcase some of the best talent bluegrass has to offer.

Josh Turner at Indian Ranch -- Webster MA

Jun 28, 2021 - Jun 28, 2021 Indian Ranch, 200 Gore Road, Building #1, Webster, MA

Recording artist Josh Turner produces country music’s most recognizable songs with his deep voice and distinctive style. Turner is one of the youngest artists to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.

Peter Cincotti with Great Waters – Moultonborough NH

Jul 17, 2021 - Jul 17, 2021 Castle in the Clouds, 455 Old Mountain Road / Route 171, Moultonborough, NH

Peter Cincotti’s debut album reached #1 on the Billboard jazz charts, making 18-year old Cincotti the youngest artist ever to do so. Since then, he has performed in some of the world’s greatest theaters from Carnegie Hall to L’Olympia in Paris, and collaborated with artists from Andrea Bocelli to David Guetta. Tickets.

Australian Bee Gees with Great Waters – Moultonborough NH

Jul 24, 2021 - Jul 24, 2021 Castle in the Clouds, 455 Old Mountain Road / Route 171, Moultonborough, NH

It is Saturday Night Fever every night with The Australian Bee Gees Show – A Tribute to the Bee Gees. The Australian Bee Gees Show has performed to more than one million people in sold-out theaters and concert halls in more than 40 countries. Tickets.

Classic Albums Live performs: The Eagles - Hotel California with Great Waters – Moultonborough NH

Jul 31, 2021 - Jul 31, 2021 Castle in the Clouds, 455 Old Mountain Road / Route 171, Moultonborough, NH

The Eagles Hotel California note for note, cut for cut. This hit performance will have you dancing in the aisle and begging for more. Tickets.

50 Years of Rock N Roll with Neil Berg with Great Waters – Moultonborough NH

Aug 14, 2021 - Aug 14, 2021 Castle in the Clouds, 455 Old Mountain Road / Route 171, Moultonborough, NH

With a cast of expert rock & roll singers, Neil Berg tells the rarely heard stories from the 50-year history of the music that changed the world forever. From the 1940s through the glory years of the ’50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, up until MTV, Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock & Roll uses fascinating stories and groundbreaking music, with tributes to important stars, groups, and genres. Tickets.

Kate Baldwin with Great Waters – Moultonborough NH

Aug 21, 2021 - Aug 21, 2021 Castle in the Clouds, 455 Old Mountain Road / Route 171, Moultonborough, NH

Kate Baldwin was nominated for the 2017 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance as Irene Molloy in the 2017 Broadway revival of “Hello Dolly!” Baldwin’s new show, “How Did You Get This Number?,” features signature songs from her acclaimed career. Tickets.

Folk Festival 2021 with Great Waters – Moultonborough NH

Aug 28, 2021 - Aug 28, 2021 Castle in the Clouds, 455 Old Mountain Road / Route 171, Moultonborough, NH

This event is a nod back to Great Waters’s three-day folk festival of the past. This one-day free music festival includes The Ballroom Thieves, Susie Burke & David Surette, Co-Pilot, and the Carolyn Ramsay Band.
The Ballroom Thieves creates a unique brand of compelling and harmonious music. The Carolyn Ramsay Band is a collaboration of musical talent. Copilot is a retro pop group from Boston. Susie Burke and David Surette have made a name for themselves as one of the finest acts on the lively New England folk scene.
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Music Outdoors

Live Music at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas 2021 – New Haven CT

Jun 18, 2021 - Jun 26, 2021 New Haven Green New Haven, CT

See event website for details of performances
  • June 18 -- Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
  • June 19 -- Dawn Tallman, the Queen of Gospel Energy
  • June 19 -- Mwenso and the Shakes
  • June 19 -- Durand Bernarr
  • June 20 -- Gospel Brunch: Kevin Monroe & Devotion with Pastor Danny Bland with Sandra's Next Generation
  • June 20 -- Darrel Walls
  • June 21 -- Make Music Day Jam Session
  • June 22 -- Movimiento Cultural
  • June 22 -- Paa Kow, Ghanian drummer and composer
  • June 22 -- Los Pleneros de la 21, traditional Puerto Rican music and dance
  • June 23 -- New Haven Symphony Orchestra performing Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons"
  • June 23 -- Thabisa Rich, African jazz, Afropop, soul, and funk
  • June 24 -- Grace Kelly, saxophonist
  • June 25 -- Chillie Willie Groove Band
  • June 25 – Ladama, music of Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and the U.S.
  • June 26 -- Bassel & The Supernaturals

Summer Concert Series 2021 at Elizabeth Park -- Hartford CT

Jun 18, 2021 - Aug 18, 2021 Rose Garden in Elizabeth Park Hartford, CT

summer concerts at eizabeth park Bring picnic blankets and chairs.
  • June 18 --Nat Reeves Quintet in Concert. Nat Reeves is considered one of the top bassists in jazz. 7-8 p.m.
  • July 7 – Latanya Farrell in Concert. Latanya Farell has emerged as a band leader full of energy and impeccable style. 6:30-8 p.m.
  • July 17 -- Connecticut Ballet's "Ballet Under the Stars." 6:30-8 p.m.
  • July 28 -- Gene Bozzi with Jazz and Strings in Concert. Jazz and Strings presents "Charlie Parker with Strings" with guest artist Kris Allen.
  • August 18 -- Eight to the Bar. Eight To The Bar is known for its swing, boogie-woogie, and close vocal harmonies, but they also perform country, pop, and jazz. 6:30-8 p.m.

Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series 2021 – Bristol RI

Jun 20, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021 Roger Williams University, North Entrance on Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI

This annual outdoor and free concert series is presented by the Bristol Fourth of July committee.
  • June 20 – The New Providence Big Band. 7 p.m.
  • June 21 – The 88th Army Band. 7 p.m.
  • June 22 – Steve Smith and the Nakeds. 7 p.m.
  • June 23 – The Accused Band. 6:30 p.m.
  • June 23 – Emily Luther. 7:45 p.m.
  • June 24 – Back in the Day. 6:30 p.m.
  • June 24 – Barefoot Rebel. 7:45 p.m.
  • June 25 – The Khoury Sisters. 6:30 p.m.
  • June 25 – 7 Day Weekend. 7:45 p.m.
  • June 26 – John Tyler. 6:30 p.m.
  • June 26 – Crushed Velvet. 7:45 p.m.
  • June 27 – Changes in Latitudes. 7 p.m.
  • June 28 – Gerry Grimo and the East Bay Jazz, 6:30 p.m.
  • June 28 – Reminisce. 7:45 p.m.
  • June 29 – Andre Arsenault. 6:30 p.m.
  • June 29 – Country Wild Band. 7:45 p.m.
  • June 30 – World Premier Band. 7 p.m.
  • July 1 – Sirsy. 6:30 p.m.
  • July 1 – Colby James and the Ramblers. 7:45 p.m.
  • July 2 – Charlie Marie. 6:30 p.m.
  • July 2 – Blue FOs. 7:454 p.m.
  • July 3 – Bar Fly. 6:30
  • July 3 – DMB Project. 7:45 p.m.

ECHO Summer Music Series 2021– Burlington VT

Jun 23, 2021 - Sep 1, 2021 1 College Street Burlington, VT

Join ECHO every other Wednesday evening on the Lake Champlain waterfront for family-friendly music entertainment and drinks while enjoying inspiring views of the lake and mountains. Guests may buy tickets at the door or online in advance through the ECHO website.
  • June 23 -- Buchanan, MacFarland, & Brunson
  • July 7 -- Pete Sutherland and Oliver Scanlon of Pete's Posse
  • July 21 -- Patti Casey & Colin McCaffrey
  • Aug 4 -- The Brevity Thing
  • Aug 18 -- Karen McFeeters, Craig Anderson, and John Gibbons
  • Sept 1 -- The Revenants

Music In The Gardens at Elm Bank 2021 – Wellseley MA

Jun 23, 2021 - Sep 23, 2021 The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA

Gather a picnic, pack a lawn chair or blanket. Stroll through the gardens while listening in on the sounds of the evening. Gates open one hour before the show. The gardens will close 30 minutes after the performance has ended. Lineup:
  • Wellesley Symphony – June 23, 7 p.m.
  • Back Pages – July 7, 7 p.m.
  • Craig Carter And The Hurricane – July 21, 7 p.m.
  • Jimmy Ryan – August 4, 7 p.m.
  • Boston Opera Collaborative – August 19, 7 p.m.
  • Wellesley Symphony – September 23, 6:30 p.m.

Summer Courtyard Music Series at Webb-Deane-Stevens -- Wethersfield CT

Jul 9, 2021 - Aug 27, 2021 Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT

A diverse music series presenting styles from everything from Latin jazz to colonial tunes to classical favorites to modern pop will delight guests all summer long. Performances move into the Holcombe Education Center if it rains.
  • July 9 -- Dave Giardina performs Classical and Latin guitar, accompanied by violinist and singer Karina Hernandez.
  • July 16 and August 6 -- Tim Scott will perform acoustic music for all ages.
  • July 23 -- Orice Jenkins will perform jazz standards from his album “Centennial Cole.”
  • July 30 -- Renehan and Mastrianni’s family-friendly performance will include jazz, pop, soul, rock, and folk music with a twist.
  • August 13 -- Nelson Bello and Friends Nelson Bello and Latin Jazz Trio will perform Afro-Cuban and Caribbean-flavored jazz.
  • August 20 -- Linda and Tom Traue, The Forlorn Hope will offer Colonial music with Celtic harp, psaltery and songs.
  • August 27 -- School Daze, the house band for the John Wallace Middle School, will perform classic rock hits.

Aaron Tveit Live!

Jul 19, 2021 - Jul 19, 2021 Outdoors under the tent at 34 Laurel Street, Pittsfield, MA

Aaron Tviet dazzled audiences in "Company" (2017), for which he won Broadway World's Regional award for Best Vocalist of the Decade, and is currently starring in "Moulin Rouge! The Musical." His performance is hailed as “staggeringly impressive” (Stage Left) and “gorgeous” (Entertainment Weekly). Email -- info@BarringtonStageCo.org

Outdoor Music

Music at Sunset Concert Series 2021 -- Bristol RI

May 19, 2021 - Sep 29, 2021 Blithewold Mansion and Gardens, 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI

Spread out the picnic, soak up the warmth of the summer sun over Narragansett Bay, and enjoy performances by local musicians. Bring picnics, blankets, chairs. See website for performers.
Preregistration is required. Tickets will be sold by carload only. Carload pricing includes up to 4 passengers, additional tickets need to be purchased for additional passengers arriving in the same car.
  • June 23 -- Roger Ceresi and Greg LaBoss
  • June 30 -- French Roast
  • July 7 -- Honky Tonk Knights
  • July 14 -- Bay Spring Gypsy Caravan
  • July 21 -- Colby James Band
  • July 28 -- October Road – James Taylor tribute band
  • August 4 -- The DMB Project
  • August 11 -- Riki Rocksteady and the Void Union
  • August 18 -- Colby James & The Ramblers
  • August 25 -- Panoramic View
  • September 1 -- Jimmy Ryan & the Haymakers Bluegrass
  • September 8 -- Honky Tonk Knights
  • September 15 -- Comanchero
  • September 22 -- C Note Missionaries – New Orleans blues
  • September 29 -- The TeleDynes – rockabilly

Concert Series of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra – New Haven CT

May 21, 2021 - Jul 4, 2021 Canal Dock Boathouse on Long Wharf Drive, New Haven,, CT

New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) returns to live music performances with 14 concerts on the New Haven waterfront. The concerts will include music by Antonin Vivaldi, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Felix Mendelssohn, Florence Price, Franz Schubert, Gioachino Rossini, Jennifer Higdon, Jessie Montgomery, John Philip Sousa, Jonathan Moore, Leonard Bernstein, Margaret Bonds, Philip Glass, Rafael Hernández Marín, and Scott Joplin.
Schedule:
  • June 18 -- Steel Pan and Strings. 5:30 p.m.
  • June 20 -- Steel Pan and Strings. 3 p.m.
  • June 25 -- Charlie Widner, My Song. 5:30 p.m.
  • June 27 -- Charlie Widner, My Song. 5:30 p.m.
  • July 2 -- July 4th on the Wharf. 5:30 p.m.
  • July 4 -- July 4th on the Wharf. 3 p.m.

The Dance Hall Presents Concerts by the Bridge -- Kittery ME

Jun 3, 2021 - Aug 21, 2021 John Paul Jones Park, Route 1 Kittery, ME

Come enjoy outdoor music at this park in the heart of Kittery. Bring dinner picnics, chairs and blankets.
  • June 19 -- Crown Jules and Special Guests (5:30-7 p.m.)
  • June 26 – Flying Home Band
  • July 10 -- Lookie Lookie
  • July 24 -- Django By The Sea Gypsy Jazz
  • July 31 -- Sojoy
  • August 7 -- Mike Effenberger Organ Quartet
  • August 21 -- A Tribute to Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks" with Elroy

Summer Music Series 2021 -- Westport CT

Jun 20, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021 Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 40 Jesup Road, Westport, CT

Wonderful outdoor music venue fills the summer 2021 season with live music for adults and programs for kids, too.
  • June 20 -- Charles Turner & Uptown Swing. Jazz singer and bandleader Charles Turner performs vibrant swing, virtuosic bebop and vital blues.
  • June 22 -- Treehouse Comedy. A night of laughs under the stars. 7 p.m.
  • June 24 -- Aztec Two-Step 2.0: Rex Fowler, Dodie Pettit & Friends. With 2- and 3-part harmonies, multi-instrumental arrangements and dazzling guitar work, Aztec Two-Step 2.0 has recaptured the sound and feeling of Rex & Neal’s original studio recordings. 7:30 p.m.
  • June 25 -- P.J. Pacifico : Full Band Show. P.J. Pacifico's new project, Signals in Smoke, debuts a new single, “Coming Up For Air.” 7:30 p.m.
  • June 27 -- Binky Griptite Orchestra. Binky toured the world as a founding member and guitarist of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Soul Providers and Antibalas. 7 p.m.
  • June 29 -- The Suzanne Sheridan Band. Guitarist Suzanne Sheridan is best known for her variety of evocative and authentic tributes -- from Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, and Bob Dylan, to Carole King, Carly Simon, Gordon Lightfoot and more. 7 p.m.
  • June 30 -- Joanie Leeds Launches the Children's Series. This all-new show that celebrates influential women of yesterday and today, such as Harriet Tubman, Amelia Earhart, Malala Yousafzai, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with a passionate and honest serving of female empowerment folk tunes. 7 p.m.
  • August 6 -- The Lone Bellow. With earthy three-part harmonies, this trio creates sparks that bring our sense of childlike wonder roaring back. 7 p.m.

Live Outdoor Concerts at The Strand – Rockland ME

Jun 27, 2021 - Sep 12, 2021 331 Main Street Rockland, ME

Bring your own chair. Seating will be in sectioned-off pods of up to six people. Restrooms and concession sales will be open or bring your own refreshments. Mask wearing will be enforced when moving around the grounds. Masks may be removed while seated. Park at lot behind Key Bank, next to the theater.
  • June 27 – Oshima Brothers. This indie duo performs harmony-drenched contemporary folk and acoustic pop. Rain date is July 4.
  • July 18 – Michael O. This performer creates a powerful sound that blends American R&B and Afrobeats.
  • August 15 -- Viva & The Reinforcements. Viva & The Reinforcements deliver spicy cosmopolitan grooves in a show that balances the zest of burlesque with classic standards.
  • September 12 –Janaesound. JanaeSound harnesses an unforgettable voice that is known to stir the soul. The powerhouse rock singer hails from St. Louis.

Lowell Summer Music Series 2021 – Lowell MA

Aug 7, 2021 - Sep 16, 2021 Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 East Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA

Lowell Summer Music Series returns to downtown Lowell starting in August. Patrons bring lawn chairs and blankets to view the show from the lawn. Premium seating provides a chair in the first few rows. In 2021, Lowell Memorial Auditorium at 50 East Merrimack Street will be the home of the series until federal restrictions are lifted on Boarding House Park, which is owned by the National Park Service.
  • August 7 -- Colin Hay Band
  • August 12 -- JJ Grey & Mofro
  • August 14 -- Tower of Power
  • August 20 -- Kenny Wayne Shepherd
  • September 3 -- John Hiatt
  • September 4 -- Rhiannon Giddens
  • September 16 –n Los Lobos

Paranormal

Psychic Readings and Spirit Explorations at Hammond Castle -- Gloucester MA

Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 21, 2021 Hammond Castle Museum, 80 Hesperus Avenue, Gloucester, MA

Hammond Castle Museum will host a variety of well-known psychic readers, mediums, and spiritual consultants from throughout New England with unique techniques and perspectives! We will also offer romantic relationship readings for couples. Tickets are $10 per person for admission to the Museum. Price of readings are $25-$50 each. Reservations can be made on the museum website.

Parties, Dances, Balls

Jane Austen Garden Party at Gore Place – Waltham MA

Jul 11, 2021 - Jul 11, 2021 Gore Place, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA

This beautiful 19th-century estate—a site fit for one of the celebrated author’s famous novels – hosts a Jane Austen Garden Party. Event ticket includes a box with sweets and savories, a bottle of lemonade, archery, lawn games, and a viewing of the ground floor of the Gore Mansion. Regency Period dress encouraged, with a prize for the best-dressed. Tables and chairs will be provided, but guests may bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets. There will be ample free parking. The entire site is accessible, and modern indoor restrooms will be available. Masks required indoors. Capacity is limited. Advance online tickets required by Monday, July 5.

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Bandwagon Summer Series 2021 – Windham County VT

May 8, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021 various locations Windham County, VT

The Bandwagon Summer Series is an outdoor performance series by Next Stage Arts Center running from May through October in locations throughout Windham County: ball fields, farms, and parks. More than 20 performances, including music, circus arts, dance, and theater will be presented. Some of the performers include: DJ Nickodemus Burlington Taiko, Sofia Rei, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, Yemen Blues, A Year with Frog & Toad, Nimble Arts, Brooklyn Rider, Sammy Rae & The Friends Gili Yalo & Anbessa Orchestra, Rev. Sekou & The Freedom Fighters, Cheryl Wheeler, Arun Ramamurthy, Bread & Puppet Theater, Cantrip, Subject:Matter, Forró for All.

Shopping & Sales

Providence Flea -- Providence RI

Jun 6, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021 The Greenway, 275 South Water Street Providence, RI

Based on the pattern of a famous flea market in Booklyn NY, the Providence Flea hosts vendors of all kinds of vintage goods, creative artists, artisans and makers, food trucks and carts, and live musicians. Held on Sundays.

Theater

"All Shook Up" -- Newburyport NH

May 14, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021 various locations various; see description, NH

The Firehouse Center for the Arts, based in Newburyport, NH, is staging a series of musical favorites at some beautiful outdoor locations in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Guests will be seated in socially distanced pods. Reservations must be made online and in advance.
  • ”All Shook Up” -- June 18 to July 25 at Cashman Park, Sally Snyder Way, Newburyport. $50.
Events in this series in Massachusetts locations are:
  • "Rent" — May 14-23 at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Littles Lane, Newbury, MA. The groundbreaking musical “Rent” celebrates its 25th anniversary. Audience members will be sitting in the field in a designated pod. Blankets only in the first two rows, blankets and chairs will be allowed for the remaining rows.
  • ”Godspell -- August 14-29 at Smolak Farms, 315 South Bradford Street, North Andover, MA. $50

"Rent" and "Godspell" -- Newbury and North Andover MA

May 14, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021 various locations Newbury and North Andover, MA

The Firehouse Center for the Arts, based in Newburyport, NH, is staging a series of musical favorites at some beautiful outdoor locations. Reservations must be made online and in advance.
  • "Rent" — May 14-23 at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Littles Lane, Newbury, MA. The groundbreaking musical “Rent” celebrates its 25th anniversary. Audience members will be sitting in the field in a designated pod. Blankets only in the first two rows, blankets and chairs will be allowed for the remaining rows.
  • ”Godspell -- August 14-29 at Smolak Farms, 315 South Bradford Street, North Andover, MA. $50
Productions at New Hampshire locations are:
  • ”All Shook Up” -- June 18 to July 25 at Cashman Park, Sally Snyder Way, Newburyport. $50.
  • "Who Could Ask for Anything More: The Songs of George Gershwin" – Pittsfield MA

    Jun 10, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021 Barrington Stage, 122 North Street, Pittsfield, MA

    $25-$35 June 10-July 3 Come celebraste one of the greatest composers of the 20th century George Gershwin. His soaring, glorious music will lift your spirits and warm your hearts. Presented by a case of Broadway singers.
    Tent is general admission per section. Seating begins 45 minutes before the show and is first come, first served. Section A is first 5 rows of tent; section B is second 5 rows of tent and on an 8-foot platform; bubble is uncovered, outside the tent, partial obstructed view. Please bring your own chair.

    “Chester Bailey" – Pittsfield MA

    Jun 18, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021 Barrington Stage, 122 North Street, Pittsfield, MA

    At the close of World War II, a young man recovers from catastrophic injuries. Or so the doctors have told him. But Chester Bailey denies what’s happened to him has actually happened. Chester Bailey stars real-life father and son, Tony Award-winner Reed Birney and Ephraim Birney, as doctor and patient.
    Tent is general admission per section. Seating begins 45 minutes before the show and is first come, first served. Section A is first 5 rows of tent; section B is second 5 rows of tent and on an 8-foot platform; bubble is uncovered, outside the tent, partial obstructed view. Please bring your own chair.

    “King Lear” by Shakespeare & Co. – Lenox MA

    Jul 2, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021 New Spruce Theatre at Shakespeare & Co., 70 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA

    https://www.shakespeare.org/shows/2021/king-lear The once powerfu King Lear chooses to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, and so begins one of Shakespeare’s most moving tragedies. King Lear will be performed outdoors at the New Spruce Theatre.

    “Murder for Two” – Ivoryton CT

    Jul 8, 2021 - Aug 1, 2021 Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT

    Ivoryton Playhouse will open its doors for a five-play season in 2021. In “Murder for Two”, two performers play 13 roles—not to mention the piano—in a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries. The New York Times calls it “INGENIOUS! A snazzy double-act.” Tickets on sale June 14 by calling the Playhouse box office at. Tickets are not available online.