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August 2008 Events Calendar

August 1

Lowell Summer Music Series Presents:
Gordon Lightfoot

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell
7:30 pm | $47 in advance | $55 day of concert
lowellsummermusic.org

This year is special for the legendary artist who has announced plans for a cross-country USA tour entitled "Gordon Lightfoot - 50 Years On The Carefree Highway." The tour will feature his well known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fans. All of which are woven together with some of Lightfoot's own behind the scenes stories about his historic 50-year musical career. The event is sure to be a great thrill for live audiences and anyone who enjoys hearing great music and seeing a living legend in person.




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August 2

Culture Club

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
290 Northern Avenue , Boston
7:30 pm | $30.00-$125.00 | BUY TIX!

Culture Club’s original lineup is back together with Mikey Craig on bass guitar, Roy Hay on guitar/keyboards, Jon Moss playing drums/percussion, and the flamboyant front man and lead vocalist Boy George (pictured). The band is set to release "Tribes", its first new album in 15 years which features the new single "More Than Silence". The band had several international hits including "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me", "Time (Clock of the Heart)", "Karma Chameleon", and more. Catch them live this summer at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion.
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August 4, 11, 18, 25

BHH Presents: Summer in the City - - Tuesday Soul

Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
617 856-7744 | bhh.com

One of Boston’s most anticipated outdoor summer traditions, the Summer in the City Entertainment Series offers guests, visitors and local residents the opportunity to enjoy complimentary concerts, movies and live entertainment from the hotel’s unrivaled waterfront location.  Enjoy al fresco dining while taking in the beautiful waterfront. Now in its 17th year, the series has become a summer staple in Boston. Tuesdays: Soul, Wednesdays: Rat Pack, Thursdays: Blues, Fridays: Movies. Music runs from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Tuesday Soul in August as follows: 8/4: World Premier Band, 8/11: Good Will & Them Apples, 8/18: Soul City, 8/25: Soul Sound Revue.




August 5, 12, 19, 26

BHH Presents: Summer in the City - - Wednesday Rat Pack

Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
617 856-7744 | bhh.com

One of Boston’s most anticipated outdoor summer traditions, the Summer in the City Entertainment Series offers guests, visitors and local residents the opportunity to enjoy complimentary concerts, movies and live entertainment from the hotel’s unrivaled waterfront location.  Enjoy al fresco dining while taking in the beautiful waterfront. Now in its 17th year, the series has become a summer staple in Boston. Tuesdays: Soul, Wednesdays: Rat Pack, Thursdays: Blues, Fridays: Movies. Music runs from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Wednesday Rat Pack in August as follows: 8/5: Alex MacDougall Band, 8/12: Chris Jason Sinatra Live, 8/19: Rat Pack Reboot (Steve Memmolo), 8/26: Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra Band (pictured).




August 5 (2 shows)

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Lúnasa

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm
BUY TIX | burren.com | Backroom Schedule

Lúnasa has been wowing audiences around the world since 1997. Called "the hottest Irish accoustic band on the planet" by The Irish Times, this supergroup of traditional musicians never fails to please. The Burren Backroom series is well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of traditional presentations. It was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello and is hosted by Brian O’Donovan of WGBH Celtic Sojourn.




August 6, 13, 20, 27

BHH Presents: Summer in the City - - Thursday Blues

Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
617 856-7744 | bhh.com

One of Boston’s most anticipated outdoor summer traditions, the Summer in the City Entertainment Series offers guests, visitors and local residents the opportunity to enjoy complimentary concerts, movies and live entertainment from the hotel’s unrivaled waterfront location.  Enjoy al fresco dining while taking in the beautiful waterfront and free entertainment. Now in its 17th year, the series has become a summer staple in Boston. Tuesdays: Soul, Wednesdays: Rat Pack, Thursdays: Blues, Fridays: Movies. Music runs from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Thursdays Blues in August as follows: 8/6: Racky Thomas, 8/13: Bruce Marshall, 8/20: Toni Lynn Washington, 8/27: James Montgomery.




August 6-16

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston presents:
Wonderful Town

Robinson Theatre
617 Lexington Street, Waltham
781-891-5600 | reaglemusictheatre.com

The Big Apple comes to Waltham in Leonard Bernstein’s rhythmic and soaring musical comedy, starring Drama Desk Award winner Rachel York as Ruth Sherwood (Broadway’s Victor/Victoria, PBS's Kiss Me, Kate, Reagle’s Hello, Dolly!). The Tony Award-winning musical comedy centers around the sassy and brassy Ruth Sherwood and her demure sister who move from Ohio to New York to fulfill their dreams!




August 6

Cape Cod Melody Tent Presents: Brian Regan

Cape Cod Melody Tent
West Main Street, Hyannis
Show: 8:00 p.m., Doors: 7:00 pm
508 775-5630 | melodytent.org

One of the most respected comedians in the country, Brian Regan is a legendary performer selling out theaters from coast to coast and earning praise from the press, the public, and fellow comedians:
“He is one of my favorite, favorite stand-up comedians.” – Jerry Seinfeld
I’ll take all of that guy you got…Very funny man” – David Letterman
Need we say more........




August 7

Lowell Summer Music Series Presents:
Lyle Lovett and his Large Band

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell
7:30 pm | $52 in advance | $60 day of concert
lowellsummermusic.org

A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Among his many accolades and four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association's inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was recently named the Texas State Musician. Back by popular demand!




August 7, 14, 21, 28

BHH Presents: Summer in the City - - Friday Movies

Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
617 856-7744 | bhh.com

One of Boston’s most anticipated outdoor summer traditions, the Summer in the City Entertainment Series offers guests, visitors and local residents the opportunity to enjoy complimentary concerts, movies and live entertainment from the hotel’s unrivaled waterfront location.  Enjoy al fresco dining while taking in the beautiful waterfront and free entertainment. Now in its 17th year, the series has become a summer staple in Boston. Tuesdays: Soul, Wednesdays: Rat Pack, Thursdays: blues, Fridays: Movies. Movies begin at dusk and include the following in August: 8/7: The Big Sleep, 8/14: Raiders of the Lost Ark, 8/21: Now Voyager, 8/28: The Apartment.




August 8

BRT Presents:
Matt Molloy, John Carty and Arty McGlynn

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | $18 advanced, $22 show day | 401 725-9272
riverfolk.org

Featuring Matt Molloy of the famed Chieftains on flute, with John Carty on fiddle and banjo (pictured) and Arty McGlynn on guitar.




August 8

ICCNE: Newfoundland & Cape Breton Roots

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
1:00-4:30 pm | Register here
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

1:00 pm Introduction, includes short video. 1:30 pm Newfoundland Research with Q & A. Family Search, Ancestry Library and Newfoundland Grand Banks web sites. 2:30 pm Nova Scotia with focus on free Censuses, Automated Censuses of 1852, 1901, 1911, traditional and non-traditional research sites. 3:30 pm Cape Breton, with Q & A. Free databases, exploring RC Diocese of Antigonish in Family Search, mostly Christenings and Marriages, and Cape Breton GenWeb for obituaries.




August 9

ICCNE Canton Summer Céilí

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
3:00-7:00 pm | $10 at the door
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

Held the 2nd Sunday of every month with live Irish music by Billy O'Neill and friends, the ICC Canton Céilí is a great place for those who know how to Céilí and for those new to the dance.  It's a great place to meet new people and no partner is necessary. Come and enjoy set dancing, waltzes, quickstep, and other traditional dances. And enjoy a great workout!




August 12 (2 shows)

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Matt Molloy, John Carty and Arty McGlynn

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm
BUY TIX | burren.com | Backroom Schedule

A special treat in the Burren Backroom series featuring Matt Molloy (pictured) of the famed Chieftains on flute, John Carty on fiddle and banjo and Arty McGlynn on guitar. Snap these tix up fast! The Burren Backroom series is well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of traditional presentations. It was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello and is hosted by Brian O’Donovan of WGBH Celtic Sojourn.




August 14

Lowell Summer Music Series Presents:
Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell
7:30 pm | $40 in advance | $45 day of concert
lowellsummermusic.org

Almost three decades after winning a Grammy for Best New Artist and launching one of contemporary music's most diverse careers, Bruce Hornsby still makes joyful noise as he discovers clever and expansive ways to chronicle dynamic musical snapshots of his often generously collaborative journey. 




August 15 (2 shows)

Cape Cod Melody Tent Presents: The Beach Boys

Cape Cod Melody Tent
West Main Street, Hyannis
Shows: 3:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
508 775-5630 | melodytent.org

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and recipients of The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, The Beach Boys are a beloved American institution that remains iconic around the world. The Beach Boys signed with Capitol Records in July 1962 and released their first album, “Surfin’ Safari”, that same year. The album spent 37 weeks on the Billboard chart, launching the young group known for its shimmering vocal harmonies and relaxed California style into international stardom. 




August 16-21 and 23-28

Dine Out Boston

Various Venues in Greater Boston
Presented by: Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
bostonusa.com | FAQ's

Dine Out Boston is celebrated each year for two weeks during March and August. It provides locals and visitors an opportunity to sample area restaurants at special prices. Diners can choose from the latest culinary hot spots to old favorites, from nationally known chain restaurants to local chef owned bistros, from Asian or Argentinean fare to French, Italian, tapas and sushi, from the award-winning restaurants of Boston and Cambridge to the gourmet gems in the suburbs north, west and south of the city.





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August 22

Lowell Summer Music Series Presents:
Brian O'Donovan's A Celtic Sojourn - Roots and Branches Festival

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell
7:30 pm | $37 in advance | $40 day of concert
lowellsummermusic.org

WGBH Radio host Brian O'Donovan will present A Celtic Sojourn Roots and Branches Concert featuring traditional and contemporary artists from around the Celtic World in what promises to be one of the highlights of the series and indeed a highlight of the summer's Celtic calendar in New England. Performers include Cherish The Ladies, Socks in the Frying Pan, Matthew Byrne, and the McCarthy Family (Tommy/Louise/Rose and Peadar Giles). You won't want to miss this one!
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August 24-31

Inroads Ireland's GO WEST Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,349 per person | 1-888-220-7711
InroadsIreland.com | Full trip itinerary here

Trace a path through the amazing west of Ireland. Savor Connemara's Twelve Bens (peaks) and uncover the castles of pirate clans. Marvel at Achill Island's Atlantic coastline and secluded beaches. Visit Counties Mayo, Galway, and Sligo. In the Georgian town of Birr, find its great telescope, once largest in the world at the Birr Castle. Unearth Irish revivalists who saved much of Ireland's traditions. Traverse drumlins to a passage tomb - perhaps the oldest celestial calendar.




August 26

The Burren Back Room Series Presents: Finbar Furey

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm
BUY TIX | burren.com | Backroom Schedule

Finbar Furey is a multi-instrumental folk musicial from Dublin. His passion for his music, and the rich Traveler tradition he grew up with, make his performances unique experiences that combine the contemporary with the deeply historic. The Burren Backroom series is well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of traditional presentations. It was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello and is hosted by Brian O’Donovan of WGBH Celtic Sojourn.




August 27

Eddie Izzard at Tanglewood
Popular Artist Series

Tanglewood
Tanglewood Shed
Lenox
7:00 pm | bso.org

Celebrated comedian Eddie Izzard joins the growing list of popular artist events at Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Known for bizarre and absurd comic narratives rooted in creativity and wit, Eddie Izzard is one of the most popular stand-up comics in the world as well as a highly regarded film, television, and stage actor.




August 28

The Piano Guys - - Popular Artist Series

Tanglewood
Tanglewood Shed
Lenox
7:00 pm | bso.org

Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys are four dads who became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They've made over 50 since early 2011, including their hit video, an innovative multi-handed version of One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" and a gorgeous reinvention of the hit song "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen. The Guys' highly original blend of classical music with pop that has created an Internet phenomenon and led to over 500 million YouTube views. Their endearing personalities, along with their intent to inspire young and old, keep the fans coming back for more.




August 28

Lowell Summer Music Series Presents:
Lake Street Dive

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell
7:30 pm | $33 in advance | $40 day of concert
lowellsummermusic.org

Lake Street Dive find themselves on the cusp of stardom, though they insist they will always be the same people whose stage outfits once consisted of matching sweater vests. "We realize this could all go away tomorrow," says Rachael Price. "But that won't change what we do. We want to continue to do this for a long, long time. This is what we love. We just want to make sure we keep enjoying ourselves."




August 29

Lowell Summer Music Series Presents:
Melissa Etheridge: "This is M.E."

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell
7:30 pm | $64 in advance | $70 day of concert
lowellsummermusic.org

Academy Award and GRAMMY winning artist, Melissa Etheridge, will take the stage with her band to perform songs from her new album, This is M.E., as well as some of her greatest hits like "Come to My Window", "I'm The Only One" and "I Want To Come Over". Known for her iconic voice, profound lyrics and riveting stage presence;Melissa will share personal stories about her remarkable journey through life and the inspiration behind some of her most beloved songs. 





August 31-September 7

Inroads Ireland's GO NORTH Tour
2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,299 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Full trip itinerary here

Come along with Inroads Ireland’s tours off the beaten track as we travel in small groups (14 or less) on Ireland’s back roads. The one week bus tour takes you to beautiful northern Ireland including Counties Antrim, Donegal, Mayo, and more. The north of Ireland is a place of exceptional beauty full of great idealists, literary greats, and a causeway built by a giant! Get the inside scoop on Belfast from a cabbie as he drives you behind the scenes through Protestant and Catholic communities. Walk atop the ancient city walls of Derry and go to Ireland’s most northerly point – Malin Head. Stay in small towns in locally owned guesthouses and hotels where an excellent traditional music session is just around the corner in a cozy pub. All this and more in the beautiful north of Ireland. Come along, we’d love to travel with you!





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