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Events Calendar 2018

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New Hampshire's Lakes Region

All Ages

Summervale 2018

Jul 5, 2018 - Aug 30, 2018 Intervale Center, 180 Intervale Road Burlington, VT

Every Thursday this summer will be a night of local food, live music, tastings with Slow Food Vermont, kids activities and more. Different food presenters and topics and musicians every week. No pets; no outside alcohol; very limited parking – but free valet bike parking. Lineup of music, food, entertainments

Burnside Music Series + Beer Garden

Aug 2, 2018 - Aug 30, 2018 Burnside Park, 40 Kennedy Plaza Providence, RI

Every Thursday during July and August, Burnside Park in the heart of Providence will be transformed into a restaurant, family outing, evening date, or patio bar. Each week a different food truck will be parked along Washington Street. Buy dinner and make a night of it. This is a free all ages, family friendly event. Everyone is welcome; must be 21 or older to drink. These events are sprinkle or shine, but may be canceled or postponed due to extreme weather or heavy rain. Musical, food, and fun presenters:
August 2 -- Javelin. Dreamy, danceable electro pop with creative sampling. Food truck: Red's Rhode Island. After the music, Lady J Presents: Soul Bingo Afterdark.
August 9 -- Afrimanding with Sidy Maiga. Maiga is a master drummer from Mali, West Africa.Food truck: GottaQ SmokeHouse BBQ.
August 16 -- What Cheer? Brigade & Bellerophon. Providence's internationally famous marching band What Cheer? Brigade then takes over the park and gets everyone moving. Electronic music aficionado Mauricio Ossa and Bellerophon perform an opening set. Food truck: TBD.
August 23 -- Jesus Andujar y Grupo Sazon. Blend of merengue, salsa, Latin jazz, and bachata. Food truck: GottaQ SmokeHouse BBQ.

“Railway to the Moon” Steampunk Festival

Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018 Mount Washington Cog Railway, 3168 Base Station Road Mount Washington, NH

SteampunkFestival Step back in time with a twist into the future with the Railway to the Moon Steampunk Festival. Immerse yourself for a day in the world of steam power, antique bicycles and the inventive spirit where the creative mind reigns! Festival is held rain or shine. Enjoy vendors, educational sessions and performances throughout the day, with an optional paid Steam Trip Ride in the afternoon.
Events include Kids Korner with bubbles and gadgets; steampunk guru Bruce Rosenbaum; book signing by Kyle Newton; fashion contest with prizes awarded; “Railway to the Moon” steam train ride (advance booking is recommended); tea dueling; Steampunk 101; Professor Kilburn and the Stereoscope; Todd Cahill’s sculptures; festival gifts and apparel.

Mega Musical Chairs

Aug 30, 2018 - Aug 30, 2018 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 South Market Building Boston, MA

A Faneuil Hall twist on a childhood classic! Come participate in an epic round of Mega Musical Chairs in front of Quincy Market on August 30, 2018. Don't miss this free, one-of-a-kind Mega Musical Chairs event with live music provided by Cocek Brass Band. Elimination rounds and a "Champions' Circle" will offer plenty of opportunities to win prizes from our Faneuil Hall merchants!

Wingzilla Cook-Off and Horse Show Tournament

Sep 8, 2018 - Sep 8, 2018 964 Main Street Berlin, NH

Wingzilla is a barbecue chicken wing cook-off competition and horse shoe tournament. Come, enjoy the show and taste chicken wings as you’ve never experienced. Firefighters of Berlin are sponsoring a Luau ATV Poker Run, so wear a Hawaiian shirt and decorate your ATV with leis. All proceeds go to Operation Warm (new coats for kids). There’s face painting and games for the kids, barbecue, burgers, hot dogs and a beer tent. There will also be live music!

Antiques

Barnstable Antiques Show and Sale 2018

Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018 Barnstable-West Barnstable Elementary School, 2463 Main Street West Barnstable, MA

This show has dealers displaying and selling a wide variety of antiques, like jewelry, porcelain, pottery, linens, silver, glassware, and more, from all around Cape Cod.

Arts & Crafts Shows

Art on Park Thursday Evening Summer Series 2018

Jun 28, 2018 - Sep 6, 2018 Park Street Stowe, VT

Art on Park, held every Thursday evening June through August, features a variety of handcrafted products: paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, birchbark art, soy candles, furniture, handbags, hats, jewelry, children's items, specialty foods & teas, live music and more! Park Street is closed off. Live music, too!

Kill Tide Arts and Craft Festival

Aug 25, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018 Drummer Boy Park, 773 Main Street Brewster, MA

Find a variety of traditional American made works at 101 booths; specialty foods and live music. Free admission. Rain or Shine.

Lakes Region Fine Arts & Crafts Festival 2017

Aug 25, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018 Meredith Village Shops and Mill Falls Marketplace, 312 Daniel Webster Hwy. Meredith, NH

This outdoor, juried arts and crafts exhibition and sale of fine arts and fine crafts presents high-quality works of over 80 artists and craftspeople. The festival brings an exciting weekend of art, crafts, music, entertainment and food.

Auctions

Farm to Easel Invitational Art Auction

Sep 23, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018 Mallet Barn of Wolfe's Neck Center, 184 Burnett Road Freeport, ME

Come for an afternoon of food and a live and silent art auction featuring local artists. Enjoy a variety of appetizers made from fresh ingredients and take home a piece of original art. For guests age 21 and older. Sunday, September 23rd This event is 21+ and is held at the historic Mallet Barn.

Auction of Historic Proportions

Sep 28, 2018 - Sep 28, 2018 Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main Street Keene, NH

The Auction of Historical Proportions is a fundraising event for the Historical Society of Cheshire County. People can expect to have a good time and a few laughs. Raffle of a watercolor landscape by artist Jeanne Maguire Thieme. There will be elegant food, music by the Twentieth Century Pops, with a silent and live auction.

Car Shows

Cars in the Park 2018

Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018 Whitin Park, 60 Main Street Whitinsville, MA

Cars In The Park is a car, truck and motorcycle show with best in show, 25 trophies, door prizes, show dash plaques & goodie bags, food trucks, vendors, beer garden, kids’ activities, bouncy houses, 50/50 & raffles, entertainment and more. Rain date is August 19.

Children & Families

Mutinous Expedition: A Quest for Kids at the USS Constitution Museum

Apr 13, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018 USS Constitution Museum Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22 Charlestown, MA

Take your place inside the fictional story of Jack Tarr, a sailor aboard Constitution who had to decide whether to join a mutinous crew or stay loyal to the ship’s captain. Explore the galleries to find clues to help inform your decision. Quest kits are available for the adventure.

Exhibit: How People Make Things

May 19, 2018 - Sep 3, 2018 ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, One College Street Burlington, VT

ECHO's newest exhibit, "How People Make Things," inspired by Mister Rogers’ Factory Tours, the exhibit brings manufacturing experiences to life, taking visitors onto the factory floor through hands-on activities in cutting, molding, deforming and assembly where they create objects to take home. On Exhibit through September 3.

Destination Dino

May 26, 2018 - Sep 3, 2018 Franklin Park Zoo, One Franklin Park Road Boston, MA

Take a prehistoric journey to stroll among the giants that used to rule the planet. With more than a dozen moving, roaring, life-like animatronic dinosaurs, including the Tyrannosaurus Rex, this is an exciting experience for the entire family. In addition to Destination Dino, guests will have the opportunity to engage in other dinosaur-themed events at Franklin Park Zoo throughout the summer including Dine with the Dinos, August 18; and Dinos After Dark Sleepover program

“Seussical”

Jun 22, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018 Prescott Park, Marcy Street Portsmouth, NH

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Dates: August 9, 10, 12, 17, 18, 19

Marsh Mucking with the Nature Conservancy

Jun 25, 2018 - Aug 27, 2018 The Nature Conservancy, Andy’s Way Block Island (New Shoreham), RI

Kids love splashing and squishing and mucking about at the Marsh Mucking walks, with the Nature Conservancy. A Nature Conservancy staffer meets the group on the beach and takes you on a scavenger hunt through the salt marsh. It’s all about the thrill of discovery. Monday mornings at 9 a.m.

Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour 2018 in Vermont

Jun 29, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018 various towns; see details above many towns, VT

Smirkus Troupers, ages 10 to 18, takes to the road in traditional mud show fashion for a two-month performance tour of New England. Backed by professional coaches, musicians and crew, Smirkos perform Circus Smirkus’s own 750-seat European-style one-ring big top tent. Each year brings a new storyline and original full-length show.
August 15-17 -- Montpelier High School, Montpelier, VT. Six shows, at 1 and 6 p.m.
Aug 19 -- Circus Barn, Greensboro, VT. Two shows, 1 and 6 p.m.

"The True Story of Little Red"

Jun 30, 2018 - Aug 16, 2018 Theater at Monmouth, at Cumston Hall, 796 Main Street Monmouth, ME

We all know the story of Little Red, who set off through the woods to bring sick Grammy some bread. But what if Red wasn’t so sweet, and Grammy not helpless but strong, the Woodsman a bully, and the Wolf the top dog? So how do we know which version of the story is true? It’s up to you and your kids to decide.

Charlotte's Web Experience at Old Sturbridge Village

Jul 5, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018 Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA

Old Sturbridge Village brings the story of Charlotte’s Web to life at the Freeman Farm with a live musical production based on the classic story. This production sets the story in a New England era that honors the 1830s but with a modern touch. Before or after the one-hour performance, tour the Village and visit piglets, see costumed historians re-constructing the Allen Piggery. Plan to arrive 40 before show time to check in and walk to the farm.

Mudflat Mania! at Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Aug 2, 2018 - Aug 22, 2018 Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, 869 Main Street (Route 6A) Brewster, MA

Naturalists on our highly popular hikes to Cape Cod Bay and explore the life on and below the Brewster flats. Nets, pails, water, sunscreen are recommended. This two-hour family program includes a walk of about 20 minutes out to the flats and then learning and exploring with the guides. Wear comfortable hiking or water shoes, bring a sun hat, and a towel. Dates: August 3, 6, 8, 15, 17, 20, 22. Times vary; consult website

Block Island Fishing Academy for kids

Aug 6, 2018 - Sep 3, 2018 Block Island Fishing Academy, Meet at Twin Maples, 63 Beach Avenue Block Island (New Shoreham), RI

Block Island Fishing Academy takes kids ages 6 to 15 for 4-hour lessons in all things fishing—gear, knots and rigging, casting, reeling ‘em in, and catch and release. And should someone be lucky enough to land a keeper, they’ll even demonstrate how to filet a fish for cooking. Each junior angler will get plenty of individual attention. Sessions are Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays; make reservations early.

Family Fridays at Berkshire Botanical Garden

Aug 10, 2018 - Aug 24, 2018 Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road Stockbridge, MA

Family Fridays present knowledge about the natural world, the lives of mammals, animal habitats, and birds of prey.
August 10: Mammals in the Backyard
August 17: Animals Around the World
August 24: Birds of Prey

“Pinocchio”

Aug 17, 2018 - Aug 17, 2018 North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road Beverly, MA

Will this wooden puppet take the lovely Blue Fairy’s advice to listen to that smart little cricket and let his conscience be his guide? Or will he just get into more trouble on his quest to become a real little boy? Come find out!

“Disney’s High School Musical, Jr.”

Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018 Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main Street Ogunquit, ME

All the songs and characters you loved in the movie are on stage in this action- and song-packed stage adaptation. Will basketball team captain Troy and shy transfer student Gabriella get the lead roles in their high school musical without creating a big split in the school? Will you leave the theater humming these tunes? (The answer to that second question: Yes!)

End of Summer Celebration with Bwana Iguana

Aug 22, 2018 - Aug 22, 2018 Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, 1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI

Bwana Iguana Reptile Adventure will be at Roger Williams Park Botanical Center to entertain and educate people of all ages about the mysterious world of reptiles and amphibians. Before or after the show join the zoo for reptile themed crafts and bug juice!

“Willy Wonka Jr.”

Aug 24, 2018 - Aug 24, 2018 North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road Beverly, MA

This musical version of Roald Dahl’s much-loved children’s story is all about five coveted golden tickets that get Charle Bucket and four less-lovable kids a tour of that very mysterious chocolate factory. Featuring songs from the 1971 Gene Wilder film and a few original tunes.

Om-a-can-can-oe Pedal Run Paddle Triathlon

Sep 8, 2018 - Sep 8, 2018 33 Old Manchester Road Raymond, NH

This event is designed to be a family-fun event with a competitive edge. We're not looking for you to break any world records,  but you're perfectly willing to try!  There will be food, competition and fun as you run, pedal and paddle your way through a beautiful and challenging triathlon course comprising the best qualities of Raymond!

Mystic Pirate Invasion 2018

Oct 12, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018 Downtown , Family, Kids Mystic, CT

Gear up for a fun-filled weekend full of pirates, plunder, kids crafts, balloon creations, pub crawling, scavenger hunting and much more!

Comedy

Larry The Cable Guy

Aug 17, 2018 - Aug 17, 2018 Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd. Mashantucket,, CT

Larry the Cable Guy is one of the top comedians in the country. The tour features all new material and will be filmed as a comedy special this spring. You’ll hear hilarious material from this dynamic duo as well as comedy from some of their personal favorite comedians.

The Second City—Made in America (Some Assembly Required)

Aug 22, 2018 - Aug 22, 2018 Wilbur Theatre, Tremont Street Boston, MA

The Second City started in December 1959, and developed an entirely new way of performing comedy. It became known for its roster of comedy superstars.

Peter Sagal--Host of NPR's “Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me”

Aug 25, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA

Peter Sagal, the host of NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, tell about his 20 years of cameos appearances on radio by presidents, celebrities, and, of course, animals smuggled in pants in his hilarious weekly news quiz.

Comedians In Exile -- Life Is A Beach Tour

Aug 25, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018 Kinckerbocker Music Center, Railroad Avenue Westerly, RI

Comedy performances by Eric Neumann, Tad Flynn, Ron Nobles, Marc Gerber, and Kendra Cunningham

Cruises

Stonington Harbor Cruises

Jul 11, 2018 - Oct 18, 2018 72 Water Street Stonington, CT

Come aboard this open-air Carolina Skiff and cruise historical Stonington Harbor for 90 minutes. Enjoy the beauty of the natural environment and listen to stories of the past and present unique to Fisher’s Island Sound. All tours and charters are by reservation only. Dress in layers for a cool on-the-water experience. BYOB

Blackstone Valley Explorer Riverboat Tours 2018

Jul 12, 2018 - Oct 21, 2018 See description Providence, Pawtucket, Woonsocket, RI

Take a relaxing and informative riverboat tour on The Explorer and discover Providence Harbor, and the Seekonk and Pawtucket rivers. Pass through the Fox Point hurricane barrier and catch great views of the Providence skyline. The tours travel further upriver toward Pawtucket, with views of a changing landscape and eastern shore birds.
Dock locations are Al’s Waterfront Restaurant, 28 Water Street, East Providence, from July 1 to August 5;
Festival Pier, 100 Tim Healey Way, Pawtucket, from August 12 to September 9;
Cold Spring Park, 101 Katherine Rd., Woonsocket, from September 16 to October 21.
Online tickets sales are available until the evening before each trip. Day-of ticket sales are available at the dock.

Dance

So You Think You Can Dance Live 2018

Oct 14, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018 Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT

"So You Think You Can Dance," the show that raised America’s interest in dance, returns to the road this fall. The show features the top 10 contestants from Season 15.

Festivals

Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat Races & Taiwan Day Festival

Sep 8, 2018 - Sep 8, 2018 100 Tim Healey Way Pawtucket, RI

These exciting races use Taiwanese-style dragon boats from Taiwan and the skill of flag-catching in each race. Under a giant tent, the Taiwan Day Festival presents some top-notch cultural performances, art & crafts tables, interactive activities, and the popular dumpling eating contest.

RiverFire & Zombie ATV Poker Run

Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018 Heritage Park, 942 Main Street Berlin, NH 03570

Come to “the city that trees built” to catch a full day of fun, ending with some dramatic fires on the river. RiverFire burns bigger and brighter every year, and this year there are some fun new activities for everyone. T RiverFire features fun, family-oriented activities such as pumpkins on the bridge, hay rides, hot air balloon rides, Halloween party, costume parade, live music, food, and spectacular fires on the water.

Health & Fitness

Yoga with a View on Sunday Mornings

Jul 29, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018 Pilgrim Monument, 1 High Pole Hill Road Provincetown, MA

Join this mind-body workout and move through the poses on the lawn overlooking Provincetown Harbor. Instructor Alison Dwyer welcomes participants of all ages and levels. Mats are available. In case of rain, the yoga class will be held inside the Museum. Held on Sunday mornings.

Historic

Haight Brown Scavenger Hunt

Jul 27, 2018 - Sep 3, 2018 Haight-Brown Vineyards, 28 Chestnut Hill Road Litchfield, CT

The Haight Brown Scavenger Hunt is a fun challenge in the beautiful town of Litchfield, CT. Solve five clues about the history of Litchfield as you visit the site of each clue. Fastest and most accurate teams are entered into a lottery for prizes. Plan on a full day at Haight Brown Vineyard to enjoy some wine, solve the clues and find the locations.

Designing Beauport, Room By Room

Aug 4, 2018 - Sep 21, 2018 Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, 75 Eastern Point Blvd. Gloucester, MA

Tour Beauport in the order that Henry Davis Sleeper added each room and follow his progression as an interior designer in the early 20th century. Compare rooms and enjoy Sleeper's collection of glass, ceramics, textiles, and furniture. Includes decorated rooms not seen on the regular tour. Advance tickets required. Program repeats on September 21.

Antique Car, Hot Rod, and Motorcycle Show 2018

Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018 Wright Museum of World War II, 77 Center Street Wolfeboro, NH

Bring your blankets and beach chairs, put on your poodle skirts, grease up your duck’s tail hairdos, and cruise in to the Wright Museum for this gathering. The doo-wop group, The Bel Airs, will perform from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy seeing a variety of cars and motorcycles. This year’s featured car is the classic 1964-73 Mustang. Regular museum admission admits visitors to both the Car Show and to the Wright Museum. Food will available to purchase.

Hobbies

Herbal Wreath Making

Aug 19, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018 Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, 9 Main Street North Bethlehem, CT

Make a gorgeous herbal wreath for your special space while enjoying the beautiful Ferriday Garden! Join a professional horticulturist to learn tips and techniques for growing, collecting and drying your own flowers and herbs. Please bring your own clippers. Registration required by August 12

Museums

National Geographic Photo Ark Traveling Exhibit

Jun 2, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018 Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive Greenwich, CT

The National Geographic Photo Ark documents every species in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries. The Photo Ark includes portraits of more than 12,000 species representing several animal classes. Exhibit is open through September 2, 2018.

Exhibit: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell and the Narrative Tradition

Jun 9, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018 Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

The exhibit "Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell and the Narrative Tradition" sheds light on the thread connecting American illustration and legendary artists Maxfield Parrish, N.C. Wyeth, and Norman Rockwell to the roots of European painting through the long line of teachers.

“Exquisite Miniatures” Exhibit

Aug 3, 2018 - Sep 8, 2018 Stamford Museum & Nature Center, 39 Scofieldtown Road Stamford, CT

Artists Wes and Rachelle Siegrist have created a world of these amazingly detailed paintings – so small you need a magnifying glass to see them -- for the exhibit Exquisite Miniatures. See 50 infinitely detailed works from the renowned miniaturists. A gallery talk and artists’ tour takes place on opening day, August 3, 1-3 p.m. $15. Exhibit on view through January 1, 2019

Music

Summer In The City Series 2018 at Boston Harbor Hotel - Boston, MA

Jun 8, 2018 - Aug 28, 2018 Courtyard of Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA

The Boston Harbor Hotel’s popular Summer in the City series is back with free live music and outdoor movies in the courtyard. Free events include live music Tuesdays through Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. Weekly music themes are Themed nights include Pop Soul Tuesdays, Rat Pack Wednesdays, and Blues Barge Thursdays. Movies are screened on Fridays at dusk.
Pop-Soul Tuesdays
August 14 -- Young Love & the Thrills; August 21 -- World Premier Band; August 28 -- Ray Greene.

Movies by Moonlight
August 11 -- “Casablanca”; August 18 -- “The Jungle Book”; August 25 -- “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”; September 1 -- “Fever Pitch”; September 8 -- “Pirates of the Caribbean -- The Curse of the Black Pearl.”

Live music in City Hall Park

Jun 8, 2018 - Aug 29, 2018 City Hall Park, College, Main, and St. Paul streets Burlington, VT

Enjoy lunchtime tunes all summer long with free concerts. Bring your lunch, meet up with friends or coworkers, and enjoy free music.
August Performances: August 8--Dana & Sue Robinson; August 10--Derek Burkins Band; August 10--3 p.m.--Vermont Youth Orchestra; August 15--The Dupont Brothers; August 15--5:30 p.m.--Francesca Blanchard; August 17--Hokum Brothers; August 22--Phil Henry Trio; August 24--Chaque Fois; August 29--Daddy Long Legs

Riverfront Summer Pops 2018

Jun 9, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018 Great River Park, 301 East River Drive East Hartford, CT

Summer pops concerts are performed by the Middletown Symphonic Band.
August 25 -- Symphonic Soundtrack. Hear music from pop stars, shows, and movies including highlights from "La La Land," "Star Wars," "Jesus Christ Superstar," and more. Music from composers Gilbert & Sullivan, Henry Mancini, John Lennon, and John Williams will fill out the evening.

Lowell Summer Music Series 2018

Jun 14, 2018 - Sep 1, 2018 Boarding House Park, 40 French Street Lowell, MA

Bring lawn chairs, blankets and dinner picnics to this beloved outdoor music series.
August 11 -- Ladysmith Black Mambazo. $38-$45
August 17 -- Postmodern Jukebox. $49-$55
August 18 -- Blues Traveler. $36-$40
August 24 -- Classic Albums Live: Dark Side Of The Moon. $31-$35
September 1 -- Natalie Macmaster & Donnell Leahy Visions From Cape Breton and Beyond. $42-$45

Jackson Gore Summer Music Series 2018

Jun 15, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018 Okemo Mountain Resort, 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Courtyard, Jackson Gore Village Ludlow, VT

Bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets and bring the family to enjoy live music and an outdoor barbecue every Friday night, all summer.
August 10 – CK3
August 17 -- Studio Two
August 24 -- 2Adam12
August 31 -- The Grift

Parkapalooza 2018

Jun 17, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018 Hubbard Park Hubbard Park, VT

In addition to great music, there will be a giant slip ‘n slide and a community barbecue trailer fired up for you to grill your own picnic.
June 17 -- Steady Betty (3-6 p.m.)
July 21 and 22 -- Montpelier BioBlitz 2018 Performances by Sabouyouma, Funk Shui, Modern Times Theater, and more! (2 p.m. Saturday, 2-10 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. )
August 19 -- Band TBD (3-6 p.m.)
September 16 -- Patti Casey and the Wicked Fine Players

Concerts Under the Elms 2018

Jun 21, 2018 - Aug 16, 2018 John Brown House Museum lawn, 52 Power Street Providence, RI

This outdoor music series happens under the lofting elms trees on the side yard of a historic house. A food truck is available at every concert, or you may bring your own picnic dinner. In case of inclement weather, check www.rihs.org or call 401-331-8575 ext. 133 after 1:30 p.m. the day of the concert.
August 9 -- The American Band ( food truck -- Incred-A-Bowl)
August 16 -- Rain date

Bands on the Beach 2018

Jun 23, 2018 - Sep 1, 2018 Salisbury Beach Stage, Salisbury Beach, North End Boulevard Salisbury, MA

August 11 – Entrain. 7:30 p.m.
August 18 – FreeVolt. 7:30 p.m.
August 25 – Adam Ezra Ramble. 11 a.m.
September 1 – Aerochix. 7:30 p.m.

Concerts, Movies and Ballet 2018 at Elizabeth Park

Jun 27, 2018 - Aug 16, 2018 Elizabeth Park, 1561 Asylum Avenue West Hartford, CT

Wednesday Night Concerts on the Rose Garden Lawn Rain date is the following night. Picnics are welcome. 6:30 to 8 p.m.
August 8 -- Maxxtone

Thursday Night Movies on the East Lawn. 8 p.m.
August 16 -- “A League of Their Own”

Ballet Under the Stars on Rose Garden Lawn on July 21 at 6:30 p.m.
The performance will include classical and contemporary ballets danced by Connecticut Ballet's soloists. Free admission.

Summer of Love Concert Series 2018 - Onset, MA

Jun 27, 2018 - Aug 29, 2018 Onset Bandshell, 1 Union Avenue Onset, MA

These shows are all free and family friendly. Coolers allowed, but no alcohol is allowed. Bring food or grab something from one of the eateries nearby. Parking is at the Temple Lot on Union Avenue (free after 6 p.m.). Parking is free at Hynes Field, 10th Street and Onset Avenue. Handicapped parking available onsite and at the Onset Pier. In case of rain, the party moves to the Onset VFW Post #2846 Pavilion, 4 Gibbs Ball Park Road in East Wareham.
August 8 -- Uncle John's Banjo -- Grateful Dead, bluegrass style
August 15 -- Way Up South -- Allman Brothers
August 22 -- Just Like That -- dance party rock
August 29 -- Studio Two -- early Beatles

2018 Summer Concert Series

Jun 27, 2018 - Aug 29, 2018 Calf Pasture Beach, Calf Pasture Beach Road Norwalk Norwalk, CT

Weather cancellations: 203-854-7938
August 8 – Penny Lane (Beatles tribute band)
August 15 – 45 RPM (70s music) August 22 -- The Neil Diamond Tribute featuring Tommy Lynn
August 29 -- The 60’s Experience

Sunday Concerts at Dog Mountain 2018

Jul 1, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018 Dog Mountain, 143 Parks Road St. Johnsbury, VT

Sunday concerts are held all summer at Dog Mountain—a bucolic, dog-friendly, 150-acre space spot and a center for joy and healing. If there is rain or thunderstorms, concerts will be moved indoors to the Fenton Chester Arena at 145 College Road, St. Johnsbury. Schedule updates due to inclement weather can be found on Dog Mountain's Facebook page.
August 12 -- Whiskey Shivers. Fusing tranquil bluegrass with punk sensibilities, Whiskey Shivers brings a diverse group of masterful musicians in a genre-pushing sound. Opening act is the Barnyard Incident.
August 26 -- Jackie Venson. Described by the Austin American Statesman as an “astonishing mix of raw soul, superb musicianship and laid back grace,” Jackie Venson bringa the house down. Opening act is the Dave Keller Band.
September 2 -- Dàimh. From fiery danceable jigs to poignant ballads, Dàimh has garnered a fervid following with authentic time-honored Gaelic music
September 9 -- Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino takes on Italy’s ingrained dichotomy of tradition and modernity with explosive performances. Opening act is Aram Bedrosian.

Summer in the Park Concerts 2018

Jul 4, 2018 - Sep 1, 2018 L.L. Bean’s Discovery Park, Morse Street Freeport, ME

August 11 -- Camp Sunshine Watermelon Festival. Celebrate in the summer heat with a lineup of watermelon carving, seed-spitting contests, lawn games, music and surprises. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
August 12 -- Amazing Place Adventure Race. Contestants will navigate their way through Freeport to discover clues and complete challenges, including physical competitions and brain-teasers. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
August 18 -- Teens to Trails Life Happens Outside Festival. A day of workshops, competitions, demonstrations and even yoga for people of all ages and abilities. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
August 25-26 -- Dog Days of August, featuring DockDogs. Catch the show put on by DockDogs, with dogs competing in long jump, high jump and timed retrieval events. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
September 1 -- The Fray. This Denver-based group achieved national success with its 2005 debut, featuring hit singles “Over My Head (Cable Car)” and “How to Save a Life.” 7:30 p.m.

Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Summer Concert Series 2018

Jul 5, 2018 - Aug 30, 2018 Christ Church Courtyard, 64 State Street Montpelier, VT

Bring your lunch to the Christ Church Courtyard and enjoy live music and friends every Thursday at noon in July and August.
August 9 -- Alex Smith/Mountain Folk
August 16 -- Big Hat No Cattle
August 23 -- Gerry Grimo/East Bay Jazz
August 30 -- Dave Keller

Cochecho Arts Festival Headliner Series 2018

Jul 6, 2018 - Aug 17, 2018 Rotary Arts Pavilion in Henry Law Park Dover, NH

Music lovers of all ages flock to Henry Law Park with picnic blankets, lawn chairs, friends and family to enjoy music on the banks of the winding Cochecho River.
August 10. Boston Baked Beans. Led by harmonica player Vinny Serino, the band plays Chicago and Texas Blues.
August 17. A2VT. A2VT synthesizes its native African musical and dance roots with Western pop and hip hop sensibilities.

Concert Happenings in Ridgefield’s Parks (CHIRP) 2018

Jul 10, 2018 - Aug 30, 2018 Ballard Park, 485 Main Street Ridgefield, CT

Bring a picnic. Passengers and coolers may be dropped off at the CVS entrance to Ballard Park. Rain venues: ACT Theatre, 36 Old Quarry Road; St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 351 Main Street; Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road; ERMS, 10 East Ridge Road.
July 17: The Revelers – A southwest Louisiana supergroup…a tonic of swamp-pop, Cajun, country, blues, and zydeco.
July 19: Molly Tuttle Band – This young bluegrass player’s star is soaring.
July 24: Dust Bowl Revival – Hot, spontaneous, engaging…and a pleasure to hear.”
July 26: Hot Club Of Cowtown – This western swing trio possesses “an arsenal full of technique and joy.”
July 31: Jamie Mclean Band – “McLean and company ooze drops of southern roots rock, blues, R&B, funk and soul.
August 2: The Steel Wheels– This 4-piece string band plays a strong brew of original soulful mountain music.
August 7: Radio Free Honduras – A diverse collective of Chicago musicians with lively percussion.
August 9: Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers – A hot mama blues singer with a soulful voice.
August 14: David Myles –Myles sounds like a “cross between James Taylor and Michal Buble.”
August 16: Della Mae –Never failing to deliver punch, soul and emotion in equal measure.
August 21: Janiva Magness –B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, 2015 Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year.
August 23: Ramy Essam – This Egyptian musician is known as the real voice of the Egyptian revolution.
August 28: Los Texmaniacs – This famed conjunto band incorporates elements from R&R and jazz with Tejano Music.
August 30: C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band –Come prepared to dance to Zydeco!

Summer Music 2018 at Hyannis Artists’ Shanties - Hyannis, MA

Jul 12, 2018 - Aug 24, 2018 Aselton Park, corner of South and Ocean streets, overlooking Hyannis Harbor Hyannis, MA

Bring your blankets, beach chairs and dancing shoes. Performers could change. No rain dates.
Tuesdays
July 17 -- Steve Morgan and the Kingfish
July 24 -- Schuyler Grant Blues Rock Trio
July 31 -- Brother Phil Smoke Outside Blues Review
August 7 -- Hurricane
August 14 -- Johnny C and The Double D’s
August 21 -- Gonzo Morelli
August 28 -- Fred Clayton and the Blues All Stars

Fridays
July 13 -- Technicolor Motorhome
July 20 -- Paradise Rock
July 27 -- Brian Sances Band
August 3 -- Jake Bautista
August 10 -- Catie Flynn Band
August 17 -- Christian Trimarchi Band
August 24 -- Schulyer Grant

Arts Jubilee Summer Concert Series 2018

Jul 19, 2018 - Aug 16, 2018 Cranmore Mountain Resort, 239 Skimobile Road North Conway, NH

Arts Jubilee presents outdoor concerts on five Thursday evenings, with live performances on the festival stage at Cranmore Mountain Resort. Bring friends and family, picnic blanket or lawn chairs.
August 9 — Live at the Fillmore - Allman Brothers Band Tribute with opening act Dennis & Davey
August 16 — Steve Kelly & The Cherry Cherry Band - A Neil Diamond Tribute with opening act Bennett & Perkins

Summer Community Concert Series 2018

Jul 19, 2018 - Aug 30, 2018 Eastern Promenade Portland, ME

People of all ages attend with lawn chairs, blankets, hoola-hoops and smiles. Food trucks provide an assortment of delicious local cuisine.Map.
July 19 - Jenny Van West -- Vocally driven Americana
July 26 -- Chandler's -- a true Maine Community Band, organized in 1876
August 2 -- Tim Mercer -- returns to his rock roots
August 9 -- Inanna -- women's percussion & vocal ensemble/cultural diversity
August 16 -- Delta Knights -- R&B, blues, classic rock
August 23 -- Truth About Daisies -- tad of jazz, pinch of rock, dash of country
August 30 -- Primo Cubano - traditional Cuban dance music

Cooler in the Mountains Concert Series 2018

Jul 21, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018 Roaring Brook Umbrella Bar, K-1 Base Area, 3880 Killington Road Killington, VT

Grab a lawn chair, a beach blanket, the whole family and head to the K-1 Base Area for this all ages event.
July 21 - TBD
July 28 - Hailey Jane and the Primates
August 4 - Rustic Overtones
August 11 - The Funky Dawgz Brass Band
August 18 - Super Doppler
August 25 - TBD
September 1 - Donovan Frankenreiter

Brown Bag Summer Concert Series 2018

Jul 26, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018 Christ Church Courtyard, 64 State Street Montpelier, VT

August 2 -- Patti Casey and Colin McCaffrey
August 2 at 6 p.m. -- Starline Rhythm Boys
August 9 -- Alex Smith/Mountain Folk
August 16 -- Big Hat No Cattle
August 23 -- Gerry Grimo/East Bay Jazz
August 30 -- Dave Keller

Summer Music at Stone Mountain Arts Center

Jul 27, 2018 - Sep 1, 2018 Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dug Way Road Brownfield, ME

July 29 -- Aaron Neville Up Close and Personal. Aaron Neville is the master of many styles. His wards nominations have come in the soul, gospel, jazz, country/western, R&B, and pop categories.
August 3 -- Jeff Daniels with the Ben Daniels Band. Jeff Daniels’s love for songwriting and guitar playing has made him a formidable contribution to the troubadour scene.
August 5 -- Patty Griffin. When Patty Griffin sings her own songs, you ache... you shiver... you feel more alive. Her first two albums are considered seminal albums in the singer-songwriter genre
August 10 -- Ladysmith Black Mambazo. During the 1970’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo established itself as the most successful singing group in South Africa.
August 11 -- Tim Gearan. Here is a soulful blues man who writes songs smitten with infectious grooves . With guitar in hand he a little Keb Mo and little Chris Smither.
August 16 -- Stone Mountain LIVE Anniversary Show. Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys Featuring Duke Levine and Kevin Barry.
August 17 -- Cheryl Wheeler & Kenny White. These musician are the best of friends and are a completely entertaining duo.
August 23 -- An Evening with Shawn Colvin. Colvin’s music is as vital and poignant as the years when "Sunny Came Home” could be heard all over crossover radio.
August 24 -- Chris Thomas King. Louisiana-born artist Chris Thomas King was thrust into the spotlight as the young blues singer from "O Brother Where Art Thou."
August 30 -- Taj Mahal Trio. This unique blues man and songwriter celebrates decades of recording and touring.
August 31 -- Oliver the Crow. Cello and fiddle and soulful voices.
September 1 -- Duke Levine & The Super Sweet Sounds of the 70s. This is not a tribute night but a night that does pay tribute to some of Dukes’ favorites from a decade that had a slew of genres and styles.

Concert Series 2018 at Prescott Park

Jul 27, 2018 - Sep 1, 2018 Prescott Park, Marcy Street Portsmouth, NH

Top-notch and riveting performers from around the globe. Bring blankets, chairs, picnics.
August 8 -- Hayes Carll. Texas native Hayes Carll has written rousers (“One Bed, Two Girls, Three Bottles of Wine”) and rockers (“Stomp and Holler”).
August 11 -- Band of Horses. This South Carolina-based band has given us many much-loved singles, including “No One’s Gonna Love You” and “The Funeral."
August 15 -- Mandolin Orange. Instrumentalist Andrew Martin and violinist/guitarist Emily Frantz. Partners perform a mix of bluegrass, gospel, folk, country, and pop.
August 16 -- Mavis Staples. From her early days with the iconic Staple Singers, she has been a leader in American music for six decades.
August 22 -- Keb' Mo'. A modern master of American roots music
August 25 -- Railroad Earth. Railroad Earth jams with help from bluegrass influences
August 31 -- Shovels & Rope. Shovels & Rope combines rowdy barroom rock with lilting folk, old-school country and classic Americana.
September 1 -- Steve Earle. Earle and the Dukes are bringing their Copperhead Road 30th Anniversary Tour to the park, along with his new album, "So You Wanna Be An Outlaw"

2018 Summer Music Series

Aug 1, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018 See description below Cavendish, Chester, Ludlow, Mount Holly, Jackson Gore, Weston, VT

Live, local and regional musicians perform outdoors. Pack a picnic, a blanket, and a bottle of wine. Kick off your shoes, dance on the green.
Cavendish, at Proctorsville Green.Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.
Chester, at Chester Academy Lawn across from the Green. Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. In case of rain, concerts held at American Legion Post 67, Route 103 South. Music by: Party Crashers on August 2; Chris Kleeman Band on August 6
Ludlow, at Black River High School, 43 Main Street. Sundays, 7-8 p.m. If it rains, concerts held at Ludlow Town Hall Music by: Springfield Community Orchestra on August 5; Gerry Grimo and the East Bay Jazz Ensemble on August 12
Mount Holly, at Belmont Village Green. Thursdays, 7 p.m. If it rains, concerts held at Mount Holly Community Center. Music by: Casey Solomon on August 2 Tim Caira on August 9; Bounty Hunters on August 16; Jeb Porter and Company on August 23; Mount Holly Folk Club on August 30
Jackson Gore, at Jackson Gore Courtyard. Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Music by CK3 on August 10; Studio 2 on August 17; 2Adam12 on August 24; The Grift on August 31.
Weston, at the Church on the Hill. Sundays, 4-5 p.m. Music by International String Trio on August 12; Robert Gruca (classical guitarist) on August 19

Wednesday Night Settlers Crossing Music Series 2018

Aug 1, 2018 - Sep 1, 2018 Settlers Crossing, 1500 White Mountain Hwy. North Conway, NH

This acoustic music series takes place at Settlers Crossing in North Conway on Wednesdays. Local artists from New Hampshire and Maine are featured in a two-hour set. This is a fair-weather event. Music is not rescheduled in the event of rain. Here’s what’s coming up:
August 1 - North Country Jazz. Get ready for a special performance by this duo.
August 8 - The Riley Parkhurst Duo. The duo features rock and blues tunes spanning the last five decades and some original music.
August 15 - Laura Olzerowicz. Olzerowicz combines vocals and piano, fine tuned from her time at Berklee College of Music.
August 22 - Candie Tremblay. Candie returns for a second performance of the summer to close out the series.

Mountainside Summer Music Series 2018

Aug 4, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018 Attitash Mountain Resort, Route 302 Bartlett, NH

There is limited seating, so feel bring your camping chair, and enjoy free outdoor live entertainment Saturdays through Labor Day Weekend. Upcoming shows include:
August 4 -- Dave Matthews Tribute Band
August 11 -- Jonathan Sarty Band
August 18 -- Shark Martin
August 25 -- Late Night Selfie
September 1 -- Studio Two – The Beatles Before America
September 2 -- White Steer

Sunset Sounds Concert Series 018

Aug 9, 2018 - Sep 13, 2018 Butler-McCook House & Garden 396 Main Street Hartford, CT

Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the lively music of the Hartford Steel Symphony on August 9th in the Butler-McCook Garden! The Hartford Steel Symphony will be playing a mix of soca, calypso, reggae, pop, classical, gospel and jazz, all with an island rhythm. The Sunset Sounds Concert Series takes place on the second Thursday of the month, June through September.

Acoustic Concert Series at the Clark

Aug 12, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018 The Clark, 225 South Street Williamstown, MA

Concertgoers are encouraged to pack a picnic or purchase one from Café 7, make the climb up Stone Hill, and enjoy a peaceful afternoon performance.
August 12 -- FBGM. This duo from Boston uses precise harmonies and engrossing live performances to invite listeners into their emotionally rich world.
August 19 – Hawthorn weaves melodic layers into harmonies pulled from traditional folk roots.
August 26 -- House Sparrow is a two-person band driven by synthesizers, baritone ukulele, and rumination on nature, waiting, and time.

Paula Cole

Aug 16, 2018 - Aug 17, 2018 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA

Rockport’s Paula Cole returns to her hometown for a memorable night of hits like “I Don’t Want to Wait” and “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?” She’s touring in support of her newest record, Ballads.

Moondance: The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Show

Aug 17, 2018 - Aug 17, 2018 Infinity Norfolk, 20 Greenwoods Road West Norfolk, CT

Who doesn’t love the music of Van Morrison? This group plays all Morrison’s hits, some great album tracks and their lead singer is not only spot on when it comes to the vocals but he’s as entertaining as the original himself.

Mandolin Orange

Aug 17, 2018 - Aug 17, 2018 Kinckerbocker Music Center, Railroad Avenue Westerly, RI

Mandolin Orange, from Chapel Hill, NC, performs bluegrass, country and folk, including shows at Telluride Bluegrass, Newport Folk Festival, Bonnaroo and Pickathon, and at Red Rocks Amphitheater.

Jazz Week New Haven 2018

Aug 17, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018 See description below New Haven, CT

Here’s the schedule of events for Jazz Week New Haven 2018:
August 17 -- Dr. Eddie Henderson Quartet at Lyric Hall; Phil E. Brown Trio at Amoy’s Cajun Restaurant; Jazz Jam at Cafe 9
August 18 -- Nick DiMaria at Cave A Vin Winebar
August 20 -- Morris Trent Duo at Anchor Spa; Rohn Lawrence at Toad’s Place – Lilly’s Pad
August 21 -- Jonathan Barber Trio at Three Sheets;
August 22 -- Hawkins Jazz Collective at Owl Shop
August 23 -- Ric Cunningham Duo at Harvest
August 23 -- Joe Morris & The NHIC at The State House; New Haven Fusion Night at Stella Blues
August 24 -- Alec Rice Quintet, Andrew Beals Quartet, Adam Rogers DICE, all at Temple Plaza opposite Omni Hotel; Kelly Green with guest George Coleman at Cafe 9
August 25 -- Jazz Jam at Cafe 9; Herb Wilson at Cave A Vin Winebar

All-Bernstein Program with the Boston Ballet

Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018 Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood Lenox, MA

Andris Nelsons and the BSO present an all-Bernstein program, including at fully-staged performance of the ballet “Fancy Free” with the Boston Ballet. “Fancy Free” is being presented using Robbins' original choreography. The program continues with the Divertimento for Orchestra, and concludes with the Serenade (after Plato's "Symposium"), for violin and orchestra, with soloist Baiba Skride.

Stephanie Quayle - Mystic, CT

Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018 Inn At Mystic/Harbour House Restaurant, 3 Williams Avenue Mystic, CT

Don't miss the artist that Rolling Stone Magazine named one of the Top 10 Artists to Watch!

Larry Carlton

Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018 Spire Center for Performing Arts Plymouth, MA

Larry Carlton’s studio credits include musicians and groups like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and dozens of others. He went on to perform with the Crusaders and Fourplay. VIP tickets include sound check, meet & greet, and photo opportunity.

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA

No contemporary jazz singer has won more honors in quick succession as Cécile McLorin Savant. She digs into a lyric like an actress.

Salem Jazz & Soul Festival 2018

Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018 Salem Willows, 167 Fort Avenue, Salem, Mass. Salem, MA

The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival re-creates and renews the vibrant jazz scene that began at the Salem Willows in the 1920s when Duke Ellington and other musicians from the Big Band era played at the seaside park. Come hear soul, blues, and funk by musicians from Boston’s North Shore and beyond. Schedule.

Larry Carlton

Aug 19, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA

Larry Carlton is known as an immensely prolific guitarist and composer who delves into the junction of smooth jazz, blues and funk. Carlton made a name for himself as a solo act with smooth jazz hits like “Room 335” and “Sleepwalk.”

The Charlie Daniels Band at Indian Ranch - Webster, MA

Aug 19, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018 Indian Ranch, 200 Gore Road Webster, MA

Since its beginning, Charlie Daniels Band has populated radio with such memorable hits as "Long Haired Country Boy," "The South’s Gonna Do It Again," "In America," and his signature song, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."At age 81, is isn't slowing down.

Yo-Yo Ma joins Andris Nelsons for Copland, Bernstein, Williams and Bartók

Aug 19, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018 Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood Lenox, MA

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma returns to Tanglewood for the annual Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert. The program celebrates the completion of sculptures that John Williams commissioned for the Tanglewood grounds of three of the Festival's seminal figures: Aaron Copland, Serge Koussevitzky, and Leonard Bernstein. The program features Yo-Yo Ma, Andris Nelsons, and the BSO in the world premiere of a new John Williams work for cello and orchestra

Black Violin

Aug 22, 2018 - Aug 22, 2018 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA

To most people, jazz, hip-hop, funk, and classical are musical genres. But to revolutionary music group Black Violin, they are simply ingredients. Combining a daunting array of musical styles and influences to produce a signature sound that is not quite maestro, not quite emcee, this group of two classically trained violinists and their DJ is redefining the music world-one string at a time.

Summer Concert Series / Summer Concert Brass Attack

Aug 22, 2018 - Aug 22, 2018 Rocky Point, 33 Rocky Point Avenue Warwick, RI

Brass Attack is one of Rhode Island’s most popular high-energy bands. Nine piece band that performs popular soul, rock, pop, Motown and R&B classics.

Running on Empty: the Music of Jackson Browne

Aug 24, 2018 - Aug 24, 2018 Infinity Norfolk, 20 Greenwoods Road West Norfolk, CT

Celebrating the music of Jackson Browne and the Laurel Canyon sound! Hear the hits like “Doctor my Eyes” and many more.

Jane Monheit

Aug 24, 2018 - Aug 24, 2018 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA

Jane Monheit puts her own vocal touch on jazz standards. She is a two-time Grammy nominee and second-place winner of the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition,

Chris Stapleton's All-American Road Show

Aug 24, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, 72 Meadowbrook Lane Gilford, NH

Country music iconoclast Chris Stapleton just picked up a trio of awards at the recent 60th Grammy Awards ceremony, and he's using that momentum to launch a new leg of his rolling "All-American Road Show" Tour. Hear him live with special opening acts Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb.

Melissa Etheridge: The Rock Show

Aug 25, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018 Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 40 Jesup Road Westport, CT

Melissa Lou Etheridge;s debut album (1988) and became an underground success and reached No. 22 on the Billboard 200. "Bring Me Some Water" won Etheridge a Grammy Award nomination.Rain or shine.

Celtic Roots & Branches with Brian O'Donovan

Aug 26, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA

Brian O’Donovan, host of "A Celtic Sojourn" on WGBH, will curate artists from around the Celtic world, including singers, dancers, and virtuoso instrumentalists. They’ll be playing a mix of traditional tunes and more contemporary songs from the Celtic tradition, as well as some French Canadian, Acadian, Appalachian, Balkan, and American tap music.

Johnny & The East Coast Rockers

Aug 29, 2018 - Aug 29, 2018 Kinckerbocker Music Center, Railroad Avenue Westerly, RI

Swingin' rhythm and blues. Free dance lessons start at 7 p.m.

Donna The Buffalo at Rhythm & Roots Pre-Festival Party

Aug 30, 2018 - Aug 30, 2018 Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Avenue Westerly, RI

Donna The Buffalo plays distinctive, groove-heavy, and danceable music. This show is a warm-up to the Rhythm and Roots Fest.

Tom Rush

Aug 30, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018 Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street Rockport, MA

Tom Rush’s easy baritone and nimble finger-picking made him a star of the 60’s urban folk revival. His beloved songs include “No Regrets” and “Galveston Flood.”

Taj Mahal Trio

Aug 31, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018 Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road North Truro, MA

Grammy Award-winner Taj Mahal's resume includes working with such renowned artists as Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones during his 50+ year career. A bonafide blues and rock legend, the inimitable Taj Mahal has been instrumental in preserving and shaping American roots music.

Big Moose Bach Fest 2018: Bach Finally Meets Handel

Aug 31, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018 See description below Randolph and Gorham, NH

August 31 -- Opening reception with a short play "Scenes from Handel's Boyhood" and film, "The Great Mr. Handel," Randolph Town Hall, 130 Durand Road, Randolph. 5:30-6:30 pm
September 1 -- Bach Chamber music and motet. Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, Gorham. 3:30 p.m. NH
September 1 -- Jose Lezcano, guitar soloist playing works of Bach. Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, Gorham. , 7:30 p.m.
September 2 -- Full length performance of Handel's "Messiah: An Oratorio", 1742. Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, Gorham. , 2:30 p.m.

Pearl Jam Live at Fenway

Sep 2, 2018 - Sep 4, 2018 Fenway Parkl Boston, MA

Grunge rock's last band standing is returning to Fenway Park this September for two shows. Fans will pack the stands to hear classics like "Jeremy," "Alive," and "Just Breathe." Dates: September 2 and 4.

The Anderson Twins

Sep 5, 2018 - Sep 5, 2018 Directions to private-home venues will be provided to reservation holders by email mid-week before the show. Bartlett, NH

A celebration of all things Gershwin on clarinet and saxophone will be held at a mountaintop home in Bartlett. Directions will be sent via email to reservation holders on the Thursday before the concert. This concert, and other at-home Mountain Top concerts, provide unique opportunities to listen to top quality performers in intimate settings.

Aurea: Darwin at Sea

Sep 7, 2018 - Sep 7, 2018 Slater Mill, 67 Roosevelt Avenue Pawtucket, RI

Excerpts from Charles Darwin’s publications, string quartets of Mendelssohn and Beethoven, and Chris Turner’s virtuosic harmonica improvisations inform this unique string ensemble performance.

Delbert McClinton

Sep 8, 2018 - Sep 8, 2018 Cabot 286 Cabot Street Beverly, MA

Delbert is at the top of his game with his 19th studio album, "Prick Of The Litter." The new offering captures the balance of soulful energy and restraint that the legendary performer has been delivering in his live performances for decades

Ani DiFranco: Rise Up Tour

Sep 14, 2018 - Sep 14, 2018 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH

From raw folk punk through her jazz/funk period, Ani DiFranco enters ever more exciting territory. With the release of her latest album Binary, DiFranco returns to the road. Guest Peter Mulvey is a veteran singer and songwriter from Milwaukee, who began his career on the streets of Dublin, Ireland, as a busker.

Berkshire Beatlesque

Sep 15, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018 Lee Meetinghouse, 25 Park Place Lee, MA

Beatlesque is the brainchild of their John Lennon look alike and sound alike, Mick Valenti. Mick has played in, and toured with, several original bands and bands that also played many Beatle sounds throughout the world.

Rodney Crowell

Sep 20, 2018 - Sep 20, 2018 Capitol Center for the Arts Concord, NH

The show is part of a tour promoting Rodney Crowell’s album, Acoustic Classics. Texas two-steppers, acoustic-country ballads, folk vignettes and Zydeco anthems take their place on the new album.

The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue

Sep 22, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018 Fryeburg Academy, 745 Main Street Fryeburg, NH

The national touring Corvettes are returning for another all out Doo Wop celebration! The band's incredibly entertaining show and comical stage antics have left many a happy audience screaming for more.

Michael McDonald

Sep 22, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018 Emerson Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston Street Boston, MA

Hailing from St. Louis, McDonald arrived in Los Angeles in the early 1970s, honing his talents as a studio musician before becoming an integral part of Steely Dan. In the mid-'70s, McDonald joined the Doobie Brothers as singer, keyboardist and songwriter on Top 40 singles. Throughout the '80s and '90s, McDonald's solo career took off with a string of hits.

The Temptations

Sep 22, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street Great Barrington, MA

The Temptations! The Temptations released their first Motown album, 1964’s Meet The Temptations. For nearly 60 years, The Temptations have reigned as one of popular music’s most beloved and successful groups worldwide, lauded by Billboard in 2017 as the Number One R&B Artist of All Time.

Celtic Thunder

Sep 24, 2018 - Sep 24, 2018 Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, 153 Main Street Burlington, VT

Backed by the Celtic Thunder Band, the singers deliver new ensemble numbers including “Sons of Light,” “Toora, Loora, Lay,” “The Wild Rover,” and “Castle on the Hill,” followed by nostalgic fun songs like “Celebration.”No Celtic Thunder show would be complete without an encore of their rousing anthem “Ireland’s Call.”

Sweetheart of the Rodeo

Sep 26, 2018 - Sep 26, 2018 Emerson Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston Street Boston, MA

With one mighty swing of the axe, The Byrds changed the face of rock 'n' roll and country music alike with their sixth album, 1968's "Sweetheart of the Rodeo." "Sweetheart" has proven to be a landmark for the entire 1970s Los Angeles country rock movement.

Chris Botti

Oct 3, 2018 - Oct 3, 2018 Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts Providence, RI

Since the release of his 2004 CD “When I Fall in Love,” trumpeter Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music.

Tony Bennett

Oct 4, 2018 - Oct 4, 2018 Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT

His last recording, “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90” just won a Grammy Award and Bennett recently won the Gershwin Prize marking the first time that an interpretive singer has been honored. Bennett's latest album will be a collaborative project with long – time friend and colleague Diana Krall.

Diana Ross

Oct 5, 2018 - Oct 5, 2018 Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI

Diana Ross is one of the most influential female singers of all time and one of the most prominent women in popular music history and pop culture of the late 20th century. Her career spans almost 50 years.

Christina Aguilera’s Liberation Tour

Oct 6, 2018 - Oct 6, 2018 Mohegan Sun Arena, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT

Aguilera has achieved five # 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart making her the fourth female artist to top the chart over three consecutive decades. She holds the honor of being the only artist under the age of 30 included in Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Singers Of All Time.

Nellie McKay

Oct 26, 2018 - Oct 26, 2018 Rockland Strand, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME

Singer-songwriter, actress, and former stand-up comedian Nellie McKay's music has spanned jazz to rap, and disco to funk. Her latest album is Sister Orchid.

Jake Shimabukuro

Nov 4, 2018 - Nov 4, 2018 Cabot 286 Cabot Street Beverly, MA

Jake Shimabukuro has virtually reinvented the four-string instrument, causing many to call him “the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele.” Throughout his rich and varied catalog of albums, Jake has captured the many moods of the ukulele.

Josh Groban and Idina Menzel

Nov 10, 2018 - Nov 10, 2018 Mohegan Sun Arena, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT

Singer, songwriter, superstar Josh Groban tours form the first time since his sold-out Stages Tour on 2015/2016. Joining him is recording artist and actress Idina Menzel. Tickets on sale starting March 16 through Ticketmaster and starting March 17 at the Mohegan Sun box Office.

Outdoor Activities

Wine, Cheese & A Moonlit Walk

Aug 23, 2018 - Aug 23, 2018 Audubon Center in Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT

Gather in the newly renovated Asnes Barn to enjoy drinks, food and conversation in the setting of our beautiful, historic barn. Afterwards walk the paved accessible trail to take in the sights and sounds of a moonlit summer evening. For guests age 21 and older. RSVP required to Eli at 203-930-1349 or eschaffer@audubon.org.

Parties, Dances, Balls

Fireside Wednesdays Music Series 2018 at Newport Vineyards

Jul 27, 2018 - Sep 26, 2018 Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road (Route 138) Middletown, RI

Newport vineyard at night Join Newport Vineyards for extended Tasting Room and Taproot Brewing Co. hours each Wednesday evening for live music near the fire pits overlooking the vines. Sip and savor the night while enjoying wine tastings, wine by the glass, beer and sangria, as well as light bites from our kitchens. No cost for entry to the live music or reservation needed, just come by and enjoy! Make it a night and dine at Brix Restaurant, open Wednesdays, 5 to 9 p.m. Music lineup:
August 1 -- The Z-Boys; August 8 -- Ethan Bates Orchestra; August 15 -- The Teledynes; August 22 -- Dave Alves; August 29 -- Chris Vaillancourt; September 5 -- Zan Ricky; September 12 -- The Bucks Band.

Cruise to Parrotdise

Aug 24, 2018 - Aug 24, 2018 Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, 1 Railroad Avenue Essex, CT

Hop aboard the Becky Thatcher for a sunset cruise. The band Changes in Latitude will be playing your favorite Jimmy Buffett tunes while you enjoy the river winds and sip on frosty margaritas. Tropical refreshments will be served. Get in the running for cash prizes in our Loudest Hawaiian Shirt Contest! The more colorful the better! This cruise is a sell-out and a ridiculously good time. For guests age 21 and older.

Brew at the Zoo 2018

Aug 25, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018 Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI

Tap into your wild side at Brew at the Zoo, an adults-only evening event. Sample more than 170 beers from 80+ local, regional and national brewers, enjoy live music, animal encounters and more at Rhode Island’s largest outdoor beer festival. For guests age 21 and older. Held rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

Brew at the Zoo 2018

Aug 25, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018 Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI

Tap into your wild side at Brew at the Zoo, an adults-only evening party at Roger Williams Park Zoo. Sample more than 170 beers from 80 local, regional and national brewers. Enjoy live music, animal encounters and more at Rhode Island's largest outdoor beer festival. For guests age 21 and older.

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

WaterFire 2018

May 24, 2018 - Nov 10, 2018 Memorial Blvd and Exchange Street Providence, RI

WaterFire centers around a series of nearly 100 bonfires that blaze just above the surface of the three rivers that pass through the middle of downtown Providence. The string of fires illuminates nearly two-thirds of a mile of urban public spaces and parks, as residents and visitors gather to stroll along the river, listening to music and watching performances.
July 14 -- Full lighting starts at 8:20 p.m.
July 28 -- Full lighting starts at 8:08 p.m.
September 8 -- Full lighting starts at 7:27 p.m.
September 22 -- Full lighting starts at at 6:43 p.m.
September 29 -- Full lighting starts at 6:31 p.m.
October 6 -- Basin lighting starts at 6:31 p.m.
November 10 -- Full lighting starts at 4:30 p.m.

Wakefield River Fire 2018

Jun 21, 2018 - Aug 30, 2018 327 Main Street Wakefield, RI

Every Thursday evening in the summer, enjoy RiverFire on the Saugatucket River, beautiful views, live music, special themed nights, local vendors, family activities, and more. Restaurants and shops, all in close walking distance, will be open later.

Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions

Aug 31, 2018 - Sep 3, 2018 UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center, 153 Paige Hill Road Goffstown, NH

Founded in the 16th century, the Royal Lipizzans are the most aristocratic breed of horses in the world. The breed was first established by Archduke Charles at Lipizza (now part of Yugoslavia) and only a few hundred have ever existed at any one time.

Lord of the Dance -- Dangerous Games

Sep 28, 2018 - Sep 28, 2018 Emerson Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston Street Boston, MA

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games continues to thrill audiences around the globe with its intoxicating mix of dance and music that fuses the traditional with the contemporary in a classic tale that showcases the exceptional talent of the cast.

Science & Nature

Twilight Walk & Night Sky Viewing at Hodge Preserve

Jun 30, 2018 - Aug 24, 2018 Hodge Preserve, Corn Neck Road Block Island (New Shoreham), RI

The Hodge Preserve is a 25-acre field that slopes to Middle Pond and West Beach. Naturalist Kim Gaffett will lead walks through the meadow and teach guests about Block Island’s environment and eco-systems, followed by a break for stargazing at the night sky. Bring a flashlight, insect repellent, and blanket or beach chair and meet in the Preserve’s small parking lot along Corn Neck Road. Night sky viewing dates: June 30, August 3, and August 24.

New IMAX films: "Galapagos #D" and "Pandas 3D"

Aug 3, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018 New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf Boston, MA

On IMAX 3D, you can visit animals that are too large, too small, or too endangered to exhibit in an aquarium. The new film “Pandas 3D” describes Chinese and American scientists helping captive-born pandas learn to live in the wild. “Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet” shows the profound mysteries beneath the waves.

Raptor Weekend 2018

Sep 8, 2018 - Sep 9, 2018 Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street Bristol, RI

Wildlife rehabilitators and experts from across the Northeast will bring a wide variety of eagles, owls, hawks, and falcons to the largest raptor celebration in New England. Enjoy live flight demonstrations, educational programs, and activities for bird enthusiasts of all ages.

The Glory of Trees

Sep 16, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018 Clouds Hill Center for the Outdoors, 4157 Post Road Warwick, RI

A walking tour of the trees and shrubs at Clouds Hill with a short program on their importance held in Clouds Hill Center for the Outdoors.

Shopping & Sales

Brimfield Antique Flea Markets 2018

May 8, 2018 - Sep 9, 2018 Route 20, Brimfield, MA

Antique dealers from everywhere attend the gigantic annual Brimfield Antique Flea Markets. Visit 20 distinct show fields spread on both sides of a mile of Route 20. Several ATMs are available. Many dealers accept checks and credit cards. Show dates: May 8-13; July 10-15; September 4-9

Silent Auction and Vendor Fair and Flea Market - Newport, NH

Aug 18, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018 Newport Town Common, 11 Park Street Newport, NH

There will be plenty of bargains at the flea market, along with New Hampshire-made and other items to bid on in the Silent Auction and to buy at the Vendor Fair. Enjoy the music on the bandstand by Middle River Gospel Band, the llamas, and more.

Shows & Exhibits

Antique & Classic Boat Festival

Aug 25, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018 Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina , 10 White Street Salem, MA

See a many rare vintage motor yachts and sailboats from the early 20th century. Meet captains and crews. Children get to make a toy boat. Boat rides, crafts market, artists, old-time band music, the Blessing of the Fleet and more.

Storytelling

Storytelling at Faneuil Hall Marketplace - Boston, MA

Aug 28, 2018 - Aug 28, 2018 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, 4 South Market Building Boston, MA

On Tuesdays in July and August, professional storytellers perform free shows that are kid-tested and parent-approved. Find the fun on South Market Street outside Wagamama. This event is part of Faneuil Hall Marketplace’s Summer Sampler, 201 free, fun, and interactive events designed to delight, teach, and entertain both visitors and locals.

Tastings

Traveling Biergartens at Historic Estates and Gardens

May 17, 2018 - Oct 3, 2018 See description below Many towns, MA

Notch Brewing and the Trustees of Reservations conservation group are partnering to take Notch beer on the road to parks, farms and other gorgeous settings managed by the Turstees from May into autumn. Each traveling biergarten will present communal outdoor seating, games, special programs like fun runs, and beer served in half-liter steinkrugs. Also, each Trustees site has its own admission fees.
July 8 -- Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich
July 13-14 -- Appleton Farms, 219 County Road, Ipswich, MA
July 21-22 -- The Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate, Route 138, Canton, MA
July 27-29 -- Rocky Woods, off Hartford Street, Medfield, MA
August 19 -- Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich
August 24-25 -- Francis William Bird Park, Polley Lane, East Walpole, MA featuring Dog Day on August 25
September 6-9 -- Powisset Farm, 37 Powisset Street, Dover
September 13-16 -- Stevens Coolidge Place, 137 Andover Street, North Andover, featuring an Oktoberfest
September 22-23 -- Fruitlands Musuem, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, part of its Craft Festival
October 5-7 -- Chestnut Hill Farm. 9-99 Chestnut Hill Road, Southborough, featuring Sunday's Harvest Fest
November 3-4 -- Castle Hill at Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, during the annual Art Show and Sale

Fireside Wednesdays Music Series at Newport Vineyards

Aug 15, 2018 - Sep 26, 2018 Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road / Route 138 Middletown, RI

Ndewport Vineyards hosts extended tasting room hours each Wednesday. Enjoy live music near the fire pits overlooking the vines. Savor wine, beer, or sangria, along with snacks fron the kitchen. No cost for entry to the live music and no reservation are needed.
August 15: The Teledynes
August 22: Dave Alves
September 5: Zan Ricky
September 12: The Bucks Band
September 19: Leslie + Matt
September 26: Dave Alves

Theater

“Pride@Prejudice”

Jun 23, 2018 - Aug 17, 2018 Theater at Monmouth, at Cumston Hall, 796 Main Street Monmouth, ME

Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy fall in love all over again—in this romantic deconstruction of Austen’s beloved novel. Playfully reinvented with modern-day characters who blog, google, and tweet, this homage to an old love story is delivered with humor, wit, and playfulness.

“Oliver”

Jun 29, 2018 - Sep 8, 2018 The Goodspeed, 6 Main Street East Haddam, CT

Bounced from workhouse to forced labor, Oliver Twist escapes to the streets where he meets Fagin, the Artful Dodger and a band of child pickpockets. Performance schedule and tickets/

“Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare

Jul 5, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018 Theater at Monmouth, at Cumston Hall, 796 Main Street Monmouth, ME

Orsino loves Olivia. Olivia loves Cesario. Cesario’s really a woman disguised as a man who’s fallen for her boss, Orsino. Love, and a little mischief, throws everyone for a loop in this comic jaunt of misdirected desire. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

“Footloose”

Jul 13, 2018 - Aug 28, 2018 Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street Nantucket, MA

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing . “Footloose” celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

“Moulin Rouge! The Musical”

Jul 17, 2018 - Sep 19, 2018 Emerson Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston Street Boston, MA

Welcome bohemians and aristocrats, boulevardiers and mademoiselles to the “Muolin Rouge! The Musical,” the world premiere musical based on the award-winning film. Set in Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France, at the turn of the century, the play tells the fictional story of an ambitious, lovesick writer and a dazzling, entrancing chanteuse.

"Enchanted April"

Jul 19, 2018 - Aug 16, 2018 Theater at Monmouth, at Cumston Hall, 796 Main Street Monmouth, ME

Feeling lost in the shadows of marriage and post-World War I society, two London housewives rent a villa in Italy for a ladies-only holiday, and also recruit a pair of difficult upper-class women to share the expense. Under the Mediterranean sun, the women clash, bond, and bloom, ultimately finding their lost selves in the garden of earthly delights.

“Tarzan”

Jul 26, 2018 - Aug 16, 2018 Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA

This magical musical brings Disney’s animated story to life with songs from Phil Collins like “You’ll Be in My Heart.” You know the tale: Orphaned boy raised in jungle by gorillas then must reconcile his jungle and human families – and instincts – when he is discovered and “rescued.” But you’ve never seen it told like this.

"Dial “M” for Murder"

Jul 26, 2018 - Aug 17, 2018 Theater at Monmouth, at Cumston Hall, 796 Main Street Monmouth, ME

A retired tennis pro plots the murder of his unfaithful wife—but when she turns the tables on her attempted assailant, she is convicted of murder. Can the police detective who brought her to trial now decipher the clues that will save her life? Remember the Hitchcock’s movie? Brrr.

"August: Osage County"

Aug 2, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018 M&D Playhouse, 1857 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, NH

A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Dates: August 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12 , 16 , 17 , 18 , 19.

"A Doll's House, Part 2
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Aug 2, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018 Second Stage at Walker Farm, 705 Main Street Weston, VT

Fresh from its Tony-winning Broadway run, the comic sequel to Ibsen’s famed drama. Fifteen years after Nora Helmer rejected her domestic life, she returns to the place she once called home with an urgent request.

"Mamma Mia!"

Aug 2, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018 Cape Rep Theatre, 3299 Route 6A Brewster, MA

This beloved Broadway sensation is a fantastically fun summer romp! Set on a Greek island paradise and told through the music of ABBA, this is the hilarious story of a mother, a daughter, three possible dads and a wedding you won’t soon forget. With songs like “Dancing Queen” and “Take a Chance on Me,” this feel-good musical will have you dancing in your seat!

“Cyrano”

Aug 3, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018 Terris Theatre, 33 North Main Street Chester, CT

The legendary romance about a proud and impassioned poet who ghostwrites love letters is rekindled in a timeless and unconventional new musical featuring music by members of the Grammy Award-winning indie alternative band The National. Performance schedule and tickets.

“Mamma Mia!”

Aug 7, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018 North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road Beverly, MA

Dig it: “The Dancing Queen” and other ABBA hits are the score and story line to this rocking musical about a young woman who invites all three of her potential fathers to her wedding, unbeknownst to her former-girl-group-member mother. Twenty-two of the Swedish quartet’s huge hits have made this musical mega-popular with audiences for years.

"Newsies The Broadway Musical"

Aug 8, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018 New London Barn Playhouse, 84 Main Street New London, NH

The electrifying David-and-Goliath story of a ragged band of New York street urchins who took on publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst and their whole corporate establishment. Adapted from the 1992 Disney film

“Book of Mormon”

Aug 8, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018 Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street Boston, MA

This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Contains explicit language.

“Grumpy Old Men: The Musical”

Aug 8, 2018 - Sep 1, 2018 Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main Street Ogunquit, ME

You might remember the film with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau about two old guys, who, for five decades, have been engaged in a feud. But things only heat up in this stage version when the lovely Ariel moves into the neighborhood and gives a new meaning to the notion of rivalry.

“A Chorus Line”

Aug 8, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018 Ivoryton Playhouse, 103 Main Street Ivoryton, CT

“A Chorus Line” examines one day in the lives of 17 dancers all vying for a spot in the chorus line” of a Broadway musical. ased on real Broadway dancers’ stories, “A Chorus Line” is funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest. This singular sensation is the longest-running American Broadway musical ever.

“Million Dollar Quartet”

Aug 9, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018 Weston Playhouse, 12 Park Street Weston, VT

Imagine this: a meeting at a Memphis record company that includes Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins – and Elvis Presley. In Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escot’s Tony-nominated musical, the hits range from “Great Balls of Fire” to “Blue Suede Shoes.” Just try to keep your toes from tapping.

“Chicago”

Aug 15, 2018 - Sep 12, 2018 Theatre By The Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road Wakefield, RI

This sexy musical with all that jazz celebrates the wild time that was 1920s Chicago – and the women who went along for the ride, including not-so-innocent Roxie Hart and the woman she aspires to be, the very vampy Velma Kelly. Dance numbers in the style of Bob Fosse and a hot, hot score make this show one that will razzle-dazzle theater-goers.

“Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You” and “The Actor’s Nightmare”

Aug 16, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018 Unicorn Theatre, 6 East Street Stockbridge, MA

The occasionally unbelievable world of belief is given the comedy treatment by Obie Award-winning Christopher Durang in this pair of witting – dare we say sometimes biting – satires. Starring is Tony Award-winner Harriet Harris as Sister Mary Ignatius, who will set you straight. On everything.

“Love’s Labor’s Lost” by Elm Shakespeare Company in the Park

Aug 16, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018 Great Lawn of Edgerton Park, 75 Cliff Street off Whitney Avenue New Haven, CT

The King of Navarre has sworn to give up the pleasures of the world for serious study and contemplation. But when the Princess of France arrives, exuberant frivolity triumphs over studious drudgery and the whole town erupts in pursuit of what (and who) they love! Performed daily except Mondays.

"Murder for Two"

Aug 22, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018 New London Barn Playhouse, 84 Main Street New London, NH

This musical whodunit honors the old-fashioned murder mystery with a cast of just two actors: one to investigate the crime, the other to play all of the suspects. And of course they both play the piano.

“Rigoletto”

Aug 25, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018 Berkshire Opera Festival, Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street Pittsfield, MA

A father is driven to murder when his daughter is seduced and abducted in Giuseppe Verdi’s gritty masterwork of love, betrayal and revenge. The dramatic story (which challenged the 19th century censors) includes some of opera’s most well-known and much-loved music, including “La donna e mobile.”

“Jersey Boys”

Sep 5, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018 Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main Street Ogunquit, ME

The behind-the-scenes story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and how they made their New Jersey streets dreams come true, swings onto the stage with hits that just keep coming, including “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “My Eyes Adored You” and “Sherry.”

“Hamilton”

Sep 18, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018 Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street Boston, MA

“Hamilton” is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, “Hamilton” is the story of America then, as told by America now.

“Miss Saigon”

Sep 21, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018 Providence Performing Arts Center. 220 Weybosset Street Providence, RI

In a bar run by a notorious character called The Engineer, Kim meets an American G.I. That encounter will change their lives forever. Featuring stunning spectacle, a sensational cast of 42, and a soaring score including Broadway hits.

“Two Trains Running”

Sep 27, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018 Weston Playhouse, Walker Farm, 705 Main Street Weston, VT

In Pittsburgh’s Hill District, Memphis, the owner of a popular lunch spot, has to decide if he should sell the place, in the face of probable demise from urban-planning efforts. What will it mean to Memphis and to his community? This August Wilson drama is Weston’s fourth annual American Masters play.

"Death of a Salesman"

Sep 28, 2018 - Oct 26, 2018 Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington Street Providence, RI

Willy Loman desperately craves success for himself and his sons, but reality sabotages his hopes. Delusions fall apart around him as he searches for a secret path to greatness. "Death of a Salesman" is a Pulitzer-Prize winning masterpiece.

"Skeleton Crew"

Oct 1, 2018 - Nov 22, 2018 Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington Street Providence, RI

In Detroit, as the Great Recession begins, a makeshift family of four factory workers toil as their industry flirts with failure. With their future uncertain, they must decide how they will balance their own desires, their loyalty to one another, and their survival.

Train Excursions

Champlain Valley Dinner Train Excursion

May 11, 2018 - Sep 1, 2018 Departing from Green Mountain Railroad Station, 1 Main Street Burlington, VT

Enjoy a 3-course dinner on board restored historic dining cars while taking in the beautiful scenery from your window on the trip from Burlington to Middlebury and back. Tickets include your round-trip train ride, three-course dinner on board and all soft beverages. Full bar available for additional price. Gratuity not included. Offered Friday and Saturday evenings.