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July 2008 Events Calendar

Through July 10

Cirque du Soleil:
Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities 

Suffolk Downs
Under the Big Top
525 William F. McClellan Highway
Boston
Various times
Buy Tix

A mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions. Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down. KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil opens on May 26, 2016 in Boston, under the big top at Suffolk Downs. Treat yourself and your loved ones to a unique experience!




Through July 4

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,399 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Reservations | Itinerary

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

Cape Cod Melody Tent Presents: The Mavericks

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

With the new release of MONO, The Mavericks find themselves making the most relevant music of their career. “The experience of making this record was quite unique. We had the luxury of a very finely tuned band and the energy from the last two years of touring under our belts. We all believed that it was going to be special and I think we would all agree that, our record MONO best represents what our band does live,” expresses guitarist Eddie Perez. The Mavericks show is a veritable party. There will be points of the show that the audience will be standing, participating and dancing.




July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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 18th 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 - 7/1: An Affair To Remember, 7/8: The Wizard Of Oz, 7/15: Letters To Juliet, 7/22: Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom, 7/29: Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade.




July 3-4

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

The 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. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions. Sunday, July 3rd, concert from 8:30 - 10 pm. Monday, July 4th, concert begins at 8:30, fireworks begin at 10:30 p.m. Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular ends at 11 p.m.




July 3-4

Tanglewood Presents:
James Taylor at Tanglewood

Tanglewood
Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox
July 3rd information here
Fireworkd follow the concert on July 4th

James Taylor Returns to Tanglewood with His All-Star Band on July 3rd and 4th at 8:00 p.m. Enjoy a festive Independence Day at Tanglewood. Fireworks display follows the concert on the 4th.





July 4-11

Inroads Ireland's GO NORTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,399 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 5, 12, 19, 26

BHH Presents: Summer in the City - - Tuesday Pop-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 18th 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 Pop-Soul in July as follows: 7/5: Nate Bash Band, 7/12: World Premier Band, 7/19: Soul City (pictured), 7/26: Pulse of Boston.




July 6

Cape Cod Melody Tent Presents:
The Band Perry

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

Grammy® Award-winning sibling trio The Band Perry have proven an unstoppable presence in music, matching their major critical acclaim with massive mainstream success. Within just years of making their platinum-selling self-titled debut, frontwoman Kimberly Perry and her brothers Reid and Neil have already shown the history-defying power of their colossal appeal, playing sold out shows around the world.




July 6, 13, 20, 27

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 18th 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: 7/6: Bo (pictured) & Bill Winiker Band, 7/13: Justin Beech Band, 7/20: Alex MacDougall Band, 7/27: Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra Band.




July 7-17

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston presents:
Thoroughly Modern Millie

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

Set in New York City in 1922, at the height of the Jazz Age, Thoroughly Modern Millie is the story of young Millie Dillmount from Kansas who comes to New York in search of a new life. Her plan is to work for and marry a wealthy businessman. However, her plan goes completely awry. Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film, Thoroughly Modern Millie is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, and the 2002 season's most awarded new show on Broadway!




July 7, 14, 21, 28

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 18th 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: 7/7: Fat City Band, 7/14: Toni Lynn Washington, 7/21: Louis Bello, 7/28: Jeff Pitchell (pictured)




July 8

South Shore Music Circus Presents: An Evening with Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons

South Shore Music Circus
130 Sohier Street, Cohasset, MA
Doors 6:30 pm | Show 7:30 pm
781 383-9850
themusiccircus.org

Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage all over again. 




July 10

Tanglewood Presents: Boston Pops Orchestra
with very special guest Seth MacFarlane

Tanglewood
Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox
bso.org

Seth MacFarlane is a creator, writer, director, and singer at the forefront of today's popular media, garnering two Emmy Awards, two Grammy Award nominations, and an Academy Award nomination for his work in television, music, and motion pictures. The versatile MacFarlane joins Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops in a swingin' symphonic serenade of classic songs from the '40s and '50s. His rich baritone voice is infectious, reflecting his love of the Great American Songbook.




July 11-18

Inroads Ireland's
GO WEST Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,449 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 14-21

Boston Knock Pilgrimage

Cara Group Travel
180 Old Colony Avenue, Suite 300, Quincy
$2,995.00 p.p. | 617 639-0273
Contact: Sara Stanton | caragrouptravel.com | Message from Cardinal O'Malley

The first ever 7-day pilgrimage to Knock, Co. Mayo, Ireland from Boston, with Cardinal Sean O'Malley and former Ambassador Ray Flynn for the rededication of Knock Shrine. Fully escorted tour package includes:
- Roundtrip airfare Boston - Knock with Aer Lingus charter
- 6 nights hotel accommodations
- Luxury escorted motor coach with private driver/guide
- 12 meals (6 breakfasts & up to 6 dinners incl. special welcome/farewell dinners)
- Knock Rededication
- Ballintubber Abbey
- National Museum of Country Life
- 2 day sightseeing tour to Donegal / Galway




July 14

Lowell Summer Music Series Presents:
Los Lobos

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell
7:30 pm | $36 in advance | $40 day of concert
lowellsummermusic.org

"We're a Mexican American band, and no word describes America like immigrant. Most of us are children of immigrants, so it's perhaps natural that the songs we create celebrate America in this way." So says Louie Perez, the "poet laureate" and primary wordsmith of Los Lobos, when describing the songs on the band's new album, Gates of Gold.




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July 14

Cape Cod Melody Tent Presents: Eileen Ivers Connecting The Roots

Cape Cod Melody Tent
West Main Street, Hyannis
Show: 7:30 p.m., Doors: 6:30 pm
508 775-5630 | melodytent.org

Legendary fiddler Eileen Ivers new show takes the audience on a musical journey exploring the rich roots of American music and dance. Connecting the Roots highlights music from Ivers new album Beyond the Bog Road, and tells of the passage of the Irish immigrant, the story of their impact on America and Americas impact on them. Joining Ivers as the special guest opener is the Screaming Orphans. The all-sister band from Bundoran, Co. Donegal, is one of the most sought after Celtic bands with a powerful, award-winning sound combining their own original melodic old-school pop songs with their unique, take on traditional Irish music. The band is renowned for their four part harmony, which has led to many collaborations on recordings with artists such as Martin Furey, Afro Celt Sound System, Peter Gabriel and Joni Mitchell. 
CLICK HERE TO VIEW WINNERS OF FREE TIX!




July 15

Cape Cod Melody Tent Presents: Michael McDonald & America

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

Two notes. That’s all it takes to recognize the voice of Michael McDonald. Distinctive and soulful, it is one of the most yearningly emotive instruments of our times. To this add formidable songwriting and keyboard skills, and you have an artist who has been a singular musical presence for four decades. From ‘70s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as “What A Fool Believes” and solo hits like “I Keep Forgettin’” through two highly-acclaimed Motown covers albums and recent genre-busting guest spots with alternative buzz bands Grizzly Bear and Holy Ghost.




July 16

23rd 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 Enter the Haggis, Albannach, Soulsha (pictured), Charlie Zahm, Screaming Orphans, and last, but not least - Fiddle, Banjo and Box.




July 16

Lowell Summer Music Series Presents:
Colin Hay (from Men At Work)

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

Colin Hay is familiar to millions as the front man, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work ("Down Under," "Overkill," "Who Can it Be Now?").Hay is justifiably proud of his place in pop history, but since moving to Los Angeles in 1989, he's made 11 critically-acclaimed solo albums, including the highly successful Man at Work (2003) and Gathering Mercury(2011). His 2016 release, Next Year People, is on Compass Records. His Lowell performance will feature his band and will include his Men At Work hits. 




July 16

South Shore Music Circus Presents:
An Evening with Vince Gill

South Shore Music Circus
130 Sohier Street, Cohasset, MA
Doors 6:30 pm | Show 7:30 pm
781 383-9850 | themusiccircus.org

One of the most popular singers in modern country music, Vince Gill is famous for his top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm, soaring tenor, all wrapped up in a quick and easy wit. Gill was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is a member of the four-time Grammy-nominated band The Time Jumpers. 




July 16

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 18-25

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,399 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Reservations | Itinerary

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 20

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Matt Cranitch, Jackie Daly and The Raw Bar Collective

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

Matt and Jackie are master proponents of the Sliabh Luchra (Mountain of Rushes) style of music found in parts of Cork, Limerick and Kerry. The Raw Bar Collective, (Conal O'Graday, Benny McCarthy, and Dave Sheridan) makes their Burren debut. The Backroom Series was founded by musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello and is hosted by Brian O' Donovan of WGBH A Celtic Sojourn.




July 22

Lowell Summer Music Series Presents:
Eric Burdon and the Animals / The Edgar Winter Group

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

Eric Burdon (pictured) has one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in rock and roll. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1994, and hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Voices of All Time, Burdon's music has forged new territory while also topping the charts for more than five decades. See him life with the Animals at Lowell. The Edgar Winter Group will also perform a full set.




July 23

South Shore Music Circus Presents: An Evening with Paul Anka

South Shore Music Circus
130 Sohier Street, Cohasset, MA
Doors 6:30 pm | Show 7:30 pm
781 383-9850 | themusiccircus.org

In April 2013, Anka released his New York Times Bestselling autobiography, published by St. Martin’s Press, entitled My Way.  This autobiography is a remarkable story of a decades-long career as an entertainer, actor, and songwriter.  During the same time, his new 14-song album entitled Duets was released by Sony Music Entertainment and featured artists such as Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Tom Jones, Celine Dion, and Michael Bublé. Catch him live with orchestra on July 23 at the Music Circus.




July 23

Lowell Summer Music Series Presents:
case / lang / veirs

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell
7:30 pm | $58 in advance | $65 day of concert
lowellsummermusic.org

Several years ago on a whim, k.d. lang sent an email to Neko Case (pictured) and Laura Veirs that said, "I think we should make a record together." The result is case/lang/veirs, a true collaboration between three phenomenal, self---driven artists: avant---rock icon Case, legendary musical nomad lang, and indie folk star Veirs. The women wrote all 14 songs and shared lead vocals equally, sometimes even within the same track. Full of stunning harmonies and spellbinding rhythms, case/lang/veirs travel through aches and eras, torch songs and tributes to the under sung.




July 23

Cape Cod Melody Tent Presents: An Evening with The Fab Four The Ultimate Tribute

Cape Cod Melody Tent
West Main Street, Hyannis
Doors 6:30 pm | Show 7:30 pm
508 775-5630 | melodytent.org

If you want to experience the best Beatles tribute ever, you won’t want to miss The Fab Four-The Ultimate Tribute.The Emm y Award Winning Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ classics such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Twist And Shout,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude”, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing.





July 27

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
The Caleb Klauder Band

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

Celebration a night of country, gospel, swing, old-time, and bluegrass with Caleb Klauder (Foghorn Stringband) along with his six piece, all-star, country band, including the wonderful harmonies of Reeb Willms. The Backroom Series was founded by musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello and is hosted by Brian O' Donovan of WGBH A Celtic Sojourn.




July 28

South Shore Music Circus Presents:
Alice In Wonderland

South Shore Music Circus
130 Sohier Street, Cohasset, MA
Show 10:30 am
781 383-9850
themusiccircus.org

Kaleidoscope Childrens Theatre’s musical adaptation of this Lewis Carroll classic is a great favorite with something for everyone! Join Alice in the wild and wacky world of Wonderland – you’ll find a smile that will follow you home! 




July 30

Cape Cod Melody Tent Presents: Huey Lewis and The News
with Jamie Kent

Cape Cod Melody Tent
West Main Street, Hyannis
Doors 6:30 pm | Show 7:30 pm
508 775-5630 | melodytent.org

Huey Lewis and The News are truly one of America’s great rock & roll bands. As they enter their 37th year together, their contagious brand of music has outlasted countless trends, and is as fresh today as ever. Formed from two rival Bay Area bands in 1979, they continue to thrill audiences worldwide, selling over 20 million albums in the process, earning them the right to mark their place on the pop history map.




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