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July 2008 Events Calendar

Through July 6

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,299 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Full trip itinerary here

For an authentic Irish experience, travel with Inroads Ireland’s tours off the beaten track in small groups (max of 14 people) on Ireland’s back roads. The one week mini-coach tour takes you to the very best of southern Ireland where you’ll discover ancient monastic settlements with intricately carved Celtic crosses, round towers, and the Cliffs of Moher. Explore centuries old castles & experience a mystifying solar alignment within a tranquil stone circle. Enjoy a traditional Irish music session while relaxing in a cozy pub. Stay in small towns like Baltimore, Kenmare, and Dingle in locally owned guesthouses and help support local economies. You’ll walk the land, capture the spirit, and have Ireland forever in your heart. This is Ireland done right!




July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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 July as follows: 7/1: Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra Band, 7/8: Chris Jason Sinatra Live, 7/15: Justin Beech Band, 7/22: Rat Pack Reboot (Steve Memmolo), 7/29: Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra Band.




July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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 July as follows: 7/2: Bruce Marshall, 7/9: Toni Lynn Washington, 7/16: Greg Burroughs, 7/23: Jeff Pitchell, 7/30: James Montgomery.




July 3-4

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

Hatch Shell, Boston Esplanade
bso.org | july4th.org

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is known as the premier Independence Day celebration in the nation. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people come from all over the country to the banks of the Charles River to celebrate America’s birthday. Join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops as they celebrate America's birthday. Check back for 2015 details. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.




July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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 July: 7/3: Rocky, 7/10:  Big, 7/17: African Queen, 7/24:  Young Frankenstein, 7/31: Field of Dreams.




July 4

ICCNE Fireworks Celebration

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
Activities: 5:30 p.m. Fireworks after dark
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

Celebrate the 4th of July at the ICC in Canton. Lots of kids entertainment, food, drink and plenty of free parking. ICC pub open for food and drink. 6 - 10 p.m.




July 4

James Taylor at Tanglewood

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

James Taylor Returns to Tanglewood with His All-Star Band for One Night Only, Saturday, July 4. A festive Independence Day.  Fireworks display follows the concert.




July 5

Boston Pops Orchestra with Bernadette Peters

Tanglewood
Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox
2:30 pm | $22.00 - $124.00 | bso.org

Join Keith Lockhart, Bernadette Peters, and the Boston Pops for an afternoon of wonderful music!




July 6-13

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.




July 7, 14, 21, 28

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 July as follows: 7/7: Soul Sound Revue, 7/14: Good Will & Them Apples, 7/21: Pulse of Boston, 7/28: Sweet Tooth & The Sugar Babies (pictured)





July 8

The Burren Back Room Series Presents: The Duhks 

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

Formed in 2002 in Canada, The Duhks soon became recognized as one of the more dynamic, more agressive, more "punky" bands of the new wave of roots-based contemporary music. During a period of many personnel changes, several critically acclaimed albums, and quite a number of touring miles, the Duhks still retained that edge. The Burren Backroom was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello. The series is hosted by Brian O'Donovan of WGBH A Celtic Sojourn. (2 of the 5 band members pictured)




July 9

Lowell Summer Music Series Presents:
The Wood Brothers - Special Guests: Tall Heights

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell
7:30 pm | $35 in advance | $40 day of concert
lowellsummermusic.org

The experience of recording their latest album, The Muse, marked a deeper level of collaboration for The Wood Brothers, a newfound fraternal synchronicity. Within the first few bars, it's clear the brothers are operating on a different plane than when last heard on 2011's Smoke Ring Halo. The components are similar: the dialed-in vocal harmonies, Oliver's gritty acoustic guitar, Chris's virtuosic upright bass, the warrior poet lyrics. But here there's a glue holding it all together. The cohesion comes from the brothers having spent the last two years on the road with new full-time member Jano Rix, a drummer and multi-instrumentalist.




July 9-19

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston presents:
Kiss Me, Kate

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

Starring Broadway’s Sarah Pfisterer (pictured) as Lilli Vanessi/Kate (The Phantom of the Opera, Reagle’s The Music Man) and Rick Hilsabeck as Fred Graham/Petruchio (Billy Elliot, Reagle’s My Fair Lady), Cole Porter’s hilarious musical recounts the madcap backstage and onstage antics of two feuding couples during a production of The Taming of the Shrew.  Directed by Broadway veteran Cynthia Thole (Me and My Girl).  Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, Book by Sam and Bella Spewack. 




July 10-12

Discover Newport:
Sail Newport Regatta

Sail Newport Sailing Center
60 Fort Adams Drive
Newport, RI 02840
sailnewport.org/regattas
discovernewport.org

One of the country's premiere one-design regattas, the 2015 Newport Regatta will be held July 10-12.  After a successful 2014 event with over 200 entries, the center welcomes back one of the country's premiere one-design regattas.  Planning for another year of four circles and racing around the bay, interested fleets are invited to contact the Regatta Manager at Sail Newport. 




July 10-26

Discover Newport:
Newport Music Festival

Newport Music Festival
850 Aquidneck Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
newportmusic.org
discovernewport.org

Now in its 47th season, the Newport Music Festival continues the tradition of presenting unique chamber music programs, American debuts, world-class artists and gala special events in the Gilded Age summer cottages of Newport, Rhode Island.




July 10

Lowell Summer Music Series Presents:
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell
7:30 pm | $49 in advance | $55 day of concert

lowellsummermusic.org

"Thirty-five years ago, "Heartbreaker" was the catalyst for it all," says Pat Benatar (pictured). "It's hard to believe that so much time has passed. We're excited to be celebrating this personal and musical milestone. The tour should be an incredible, shared experience with the audience."
"From the very beginning our chemistry was undeniable," remarks Neil Giraldo. "This is the driving force behind everything we do. After 35 years of playing together, we're looking forward to the spring and summer leg of the tour and the future, which will surely be adventurous."




July 11

Cape Cod Melody Tent Presents: Pink Martini

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

All five Pink Martini albums have gone gold in France, Canada, Greece and Turkey. The sensational Miss. China Forbes will be singing, so don’t miss your chance to see the band described by its founder as ” A rollicking around-the-world musical adventure… if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band”




July 12

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!





July 13-20

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!




July 16-19

Discover Newport:
Black Ships Festival

28 Pelham Street
Newport, RI 02840
newportevents.com/Blackships
discovernewport.org

The Black Ships Festival offers a variety of events that emphasize both Japanese art and culture. This festival of friendship between Newport and Japan offers a variety of events including a formal Gala, Japanese Arts & Crafts such as Origami and Ikebana; Martial Arts, and a Japanese Tea Ceremony. A highlight will be the Taiko Drums!




July 17

Lowell Summer Music Series Presents:
Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell
7:30 pm | $32 in advance | $35 day of concert
lowellsummermusic.org

In an age when so many put their beliefs in trends, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood is committed to something deeper. In Robinson's words: "We don't make music that can sell iPads. Our music will not sell you a Prius. I like that. Writing songs has always led me to good things in my life. We're all very committed to this music, beyond money and egos. That's a unique place to be." 




July 17

ICCNE Presents:
City of Belfast Youth Orchestra

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
7:30 p.m. | FREE
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

Join the internationally acclaimed Belfast Youth Orchestra for a night to remember as they celebrate their 60th anniversary tour. Enjoy light classics and Irish favorites. Bring the entire family for this free concert at the ICCNE beginning at 7:30 p.m.




July 18

22nd Annual Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival

Look Park
300 North Main Street
Florence, (Northampton), MA
AD: $16.00 | CH: 6-12 $5.00 | Under 6: FREE | Parking: just $3
9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Entertainment until 9:30 pm
413 862-8095 or 862-4539 | glasgowlands.org

New 40' x 80' tent for entertainment and refreshments - stay out of the sun!! Shuttle service provided courtesy of East Mountain Country Club, Westfield. Massed Bands and Mass Fling at opening ceremonies - 11:30 am. Drum Major Competitions 11:45 a.m. Prices above include evening concert. Entertainment includes Albannach, Soulsha (pictured), Prydein, Charlie Zahm, Jennifer Licko and The Cabeys.




July 18

The Burren Presents:
SLAM (Saturday Local Artist Market) Honk Festival

The Burren Pub
247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 12 - 6:00 p.m. | burren.com

The Saturday Local Artist Market (SLAM) provides local artists and crafters a place to showcase and sell their work. SLAM features a wide variety of art and crafts including: painting, photography, jewelry, textiles, book binery, sculpture, glass, ceramics, handmade soaps, artisan foods and much more.
The Burren offers $5 artist market lunch special.
Click here for a list of exhibitors | | click here to view the schedule.




July 18

Lowell Summer Music Series Presents:
Dave Mason's Traffic Jam

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell
7:30 pm | $31 in advance | $35 day of concert
lowellsummermusic.org

Join Dave Mason for an evening of music history as he retraces the earliest days of his career with Traffic and his successful solo career. The show is more than a concert; it's an extraordinary two act multi-media presentation of stories, images and music from his years with Traffic. (Dear Mr. Fantasy, Feelin' Alright, You Can All Join In, Pearly Queen, Medicated Goo and others), as well as the hits that formed his solo career (Only You Know and I Know, We Just Disagree, World In Changes, All Along The Watchtower and more). 




July 20-27

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,299 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Full trip itinerary here

For an authentic Irish experience, travel with Inroads Ireland’s tours off the beaten track in small groups (max of 14 people) on Ireland’s back roads. The one week mini-coach tour takes you to the very best of southern Ireland where you’ll discover ancient monastic settlements with intricately carved Celtic crosses, round towers, and the Cliffs of Moher. Explore centuries old castles & experience a mystifying solar alignment within a tranquil stone circle. Enjoy a traditional Irish music session while relaxing in a cozy pub. Stay in small towns like Baltimore, Kenmare, and Dingle in locally owned guesthouses and help support local economies. You’ll walk the land, capture the spirit, and have Ireland forever in your heart. This is Ireland done right!





July 22

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
The Jeremy Kittel Band 

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

Kittel has a well earned reputation as an exceptional violinists and fiddler with Influences as diverse as jazz, Scottish and Irish fiddle, bluegrass, classical music, and more.  This will be another "one of those rare nights of music" at this series.  The Burren Backroom was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello. The series is hosted by Brian O'Donovan of WGBH A Celtic Sojourn.




July 23

Lawn on D:
Bowery Boston present The Passion Pit with Broods

420 D Street, Boston
(just south of Summer Street) at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC)
Show: 7:00 p.m., Doors: 6:00 p.m. (rain or shine!) | All ages, standing only
$41.50 advance, $42 show day |  Ticketmaster.com | 800.745.3000

The Lawn on D, Boston’s newest world-class outdoor music venue, presents a wide array of world class music – from house to rock to kid-friendly tunes – by featured artists including Grammy nominees, internationally acclaimed musicians and emerging Boston acts for the 2015 season. Stay tuned for more information by signing up for email updates.




July 24-26

Discover Newport:
Newport Folk Festival

Fort Adams
Fort Adams State Park
Newport, RI 02840
newportfolk.org | Tickets
discovernewport.org

Fort Adams is situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor with panoramic views of the Newport Bridge and the East Passage. The festival at the Fort features 3 stages of music, food & crafts, and a number of displays.




July 24-26

28th Annual Lowell Summer Music Festival

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell
Free, donations welcome | 978 970-5200
lowellsummermusic.org | lowellfolkfestival.org

The 29th Annual Lowell Folk Festival features six stages of traditional ethnic music, authentic crafts demonstrations, ethnic foods, art and children's activities.
Please check back for the full line-up.





July 29

The Burren Back Room Series Presents: Frances Black
with Aoife Scott and Eoghan Scott

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

Frances Black has had a long and storied carreer. She is a member of the famuously musical Black Family and Frances has received a lot of praise for her performances recently and especially for the revival of a tour with Kieran Goss celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of the renowned A Woman's Heart CD. The Burren Backroom was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello. The series is hosted by Brian O'Donovan of WGBH A Celtic Sojourn.




July 30

Lowell Summer Music Series Presents:
Tower Of Power

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell
7:30 pm | $38 in advance | $45 day of concert
lowellsummermusic.org

Fans that come out to see Tower of Power this year will get a look at their brand new lead singer, Ray Greene (pictured). Castillo says he's a perfect fit. "It's phenomenal. Most bands lose their singer, and it's over. But, we've changed singers and other players so many times, the fans actually get excited about who's next." he said, as the band has had over forty members throughout their history. 




July 31

Lowell Summer Music Series Presents:
Official Blues Brothers Revue

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell
7:30 pm | $29 in advance | $35 day of concert
lowellsummermusic.org

Dan Aykroyd, Jody Belushi and Musical Director Paul Shaffer present The Official Blues Brothers Review. This live concert show combines the comedy and hits from the original movie and pays homage to Chicago's rich history of blues, gospel, and soul music. Hear all of The Blues Brothers classics featuring Wayne Catania as Jake and Kieron Lafferty as Elwood. Fun for all ages.





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