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Through September 5

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!




September 1, 9

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 September as follows: 9/1: Greg Burroughs (pictured) and 9/8: Louis Bello.




September 1

Cape Cod Melody Tent Presents: Jeff Dunham

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

Jeff Dunham's television specials and series have been the highest rated programming in Comedy Central history, his DVD sales have reached seven million units, his videos have received almost a billion views on You Tube, and his live concerts have become mega-events played in front of sold-out arenas worldwide. Time Magazine wrote that he is “the most popular comedian in the United States” and Forbes named him to its Celebrity 100 list of most powerful entertainers three years running. Today, Jeff Dunham is a phenomenally successful global entertainment brand.




September 1

Lowell Summer Music Series Presents:
"Weird Al" Yankovic

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

Few would have guesses that "Weird Al" Yankovic - who as a shy, accordion-playing teenager got his start sending homemade tapes in to the Dr. Demento Radio Show - would go on to become the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history and a pop culture icon. Now in his fourth career decade as America's foremost song parodist, he has been honored with four Grammy Awards and fifteen nominations, including his most recent win in 2015 for Mandatory Fun, the first-ever comedy album in history to debut at #1 on the Billboard charts, capping a career's worth of accolades for classic song and music video parodies such as "Eat It," "Like a Surgeon," "Smells Like Nirvana," "Amish Paradise," "White & Nerdy" and "Tacky." 




September 2, 9

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 - 9/2: Star Trek (2009) and 9/9: Mamma Mia!




September 3

Lowell Summer Music Series Presents:
The B-52's

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

Any mystery concerning the band's longevity and ongoing appeal is immediately solved when exposed to a B-52s concert experience. From groundbreaking songs like "Rock Lobster," "Dance This Mess Around" and "Private Idaho" to chart-topping hits like "Love Shack" and "Roam" and "Deadbeat Club" to their thrilling reemergence on the pop scene with their 2008 CD Funplex, the B-52s' unforgettable dance-rock tunes start a party every time their music begins. The B-52s show no signs of slowing down, serving up their own unique blend of music and showmanship to millions of fans around the world.




September 2

Boston Pops and the B-52s

Tanglewood
Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox
8:00 pm | bso.org

Any mystery concerning the band's longevity and ongoing appeal is immediately solved when exposed to a B-52s concert experience. From groundbreaking songs like "Rock Lobster," "Dance This Mess Around" and "Private Idaho" to chart-topping hits like "Love Shack" and "Roam" and "Deadbeat Club" the B-52s' unforgettable dance-rock tunes start a party every time their music begins. Keith Lockhart, conductor - David Campbell, Arranger.




September 3

Cape Cod Melody Tent Presents:
An Evening with Chicago

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

Hailed as one of the “most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era” by former President Bill Clinton, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in at #9, the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s recent Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six decades. Pictured: James Pankow on trombone)




September 5-12

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,399 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!




September 6

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 September ends on September 6 with Soul Sound Revue (pictured).




September 9 - October 16

Huntington Theatre Presents: Sunday in the Park with George

Huntington Theatre Company
Avenue of the Arts
BU Theatre: 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston
617 266-0800 | huntingtontheatre.org

Stephen Sondheim’s stunning masterpiece centers on enigmatic painter Georges Seurat and his search for love, inspiration, and “the art of making art.” One of the most acclaimed musicals ever, this Pulitzer Prize winner features a glorious score, with the songs “Finishing the Hat,” “Putting it Together,” and “Move On,” and is directed by Artistic Director Peter DuBois (A Little Night Music).




September 9

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 September ends on 9/7 with the Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra Band.




September 3

Boston Pops Swing Orchestra:
"Dancing Under the Stars"

Tanglewood
Koussevitzky Music Shed

Lenox
8:00 pm | bso.org

Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Swing Orchestra will perform in the Shed on Saturday, September 3, at 8 p.m., for "Dancing Under the Stars," a festive, toe-tapping performance to close out the 2016 season in style. A dance floor will be set up on the lawn for this crowd-pleasing evening of memorable melodies and big band classics. This is the Boston Pops Swing Orchestra's first-ever performance at Tanglewood. 




September 19-26

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.




September 14

The Burren Back Room Series Presents: Sean Tyrrell

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

Sean Tyrrell is no stranger to the Burren Backroom or indeed, this series. In the past, he has wooed the audience with tales and songs about Irish American heroes, ghostly hunters, crazy bombers, lonely lovers, and broken hearted travellers. Last year in this series, he celebrated his recording of some of the "big" Irish songs that, to paraphrase Yogi Berra, were so popular, nobody sang them any more. 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.




WIN FREE TIX!
September 18

Celtic Thunder:
North America Legacy Tour

Orpheum Theatre
1 Hamilton Place, Boston
Directions | Parking | 7:30 pm | Buy Tix

Storming onto the main stage are international megastars Celtic Thunder, with Legacy, their brand new show that celebrates the influence of Irish and Celtic music around the world. The show features a mix of fast-paced and upbeat songs, including; A Place in The Choir, Galway Girl and Raggle Taggle Gypsy, representing the fun-loving nature of the Irish, and slower, classic ballads portraying a more nostalgic and romantic side, including; Danny Boy, Noreen and Buachaill Ón Éirne. You won't want to miss this thrilling evening of entertainment highlighting the diversity of Irish music and song.
CHECK BACK TO ENTER TO WIN FREE TIX!




September 21

The Burren Back Room Series Presents: Andy Irvine

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

Andy Irvine is an icon of traditional and contemporary Irish music. As a member of Sweeny's Men, then Planxty, and most recently Patrick Street, his ensemble playing has created its own unique style of approach to the music. As a solo artist, his original songs have simply become part of the tradition, and his collaboration with Paul Brady and Dick Gaughan are the recordings of legend. The Burren Backroom series was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello and is hosted by Brian O’Donovan of WGBH Celtic Sojourn.




September 26-October 3

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,399 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!





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