Blackstone River Theatre
Blackstone River Theatre, a nonprofit cultural arts center where the music, dance and folk arts traditions of the Blackstone Valley come to life, presents weekly music concerts, monthly folk dances and children's events, and special events on a year-round basis.
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
290 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
617 728-1600 | livenation.com
Located on Boston's scenic waterfront, the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, formerly Bank of America Pavilion, is an outdoor concert facility that schedules some of the top shows in the music industry, from crooner Tony Bennett to Crosby, Stills and Nash. There is always a strong Irish dimension to the summer schedule, ranging from the Chieftains and the Irish Tenors to the Corrs, Celtic Woman, Elvis Costello and Van Morrison.
Boston Symphony Hall
Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
617 638-9345 Tel | 617 638-9436 Fax | bso.org
Perhaps the most enduring symbols of Boston's cultural richness, the Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) play the best music to be found anywhere. The BSO's classical season runs from September-May, before it retires to Tanglewood for the summer, while the legendary Boston Pops runs from May-July and includes the Fourth of July concert on the Esplanade, an occasion enjoyed by people throughout the world.
Cape Cod Melody Tent
21 West Main Street
Hyannis, Cape Cod
508.775.5630 | melodytent.org
Located in the heart of Cape Cod, the Melody Tent has entertained visitors and residents each summer for the past half a century. Once you've been to the Melody Tent, you can truely say you experienced Cape Cod at its finest.
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125-3314
617 740-7000 | emkinstitute.org
Become a Senator for a day! The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate offers a dynamic, interactive experience in democracy. Visit the full-scale representation of the United States Senate Chamber, where you can vote on a current piece of legislation and listen to live debates on historical issues. See a replica of Senator Kennedy’s Washington office and get a glimpse into his career and personality. Use digital tablets to engage with the unique exhibits for a high-tech, high-touch learning experience.
Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival
300 North Main Street, Florence (Northampton), MA 01062
413 862-8095 or 413 862-4539 | glasgowlands.org
The annual Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival is a celebration
of Celtic cultures, food, music and crafts. Held at Look Park, Northampton
every 3rd Saturday of July. Attendees come from all over the East Coast
and Canada. Special events include Highland Dance, Athletic, and Pipe & Drum
competitions. The entertainment stage features nationally known artists.
Purchase tickets here.
Huntington Theatre Company
264 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
617 266-0800 | 617 353-8300 Fax | huntingtontheatre.org
Now celebrating its 30th season in 2011-12, Huntington Theatre Company engages, inspires, entertains and challenges audiences with theatrical productions ranging from the classics to new works. Huntington trains and supports the next generation of theatre artists; provides arts education programs to a diverse community; and celebrates the essential power of the theatre to illuminate our common humanity. Huntington's relationship with Boston University remains its primary strategic and programmatic partnership.
Irish Cultural Centre of New England
The region’s largest Irish organization, the Irish Cultural Centre of New England is a state-of-the-art, 46-acre facility with year round cultural, educational, literary and athletic activities for its 4,500 members. Its hosts an annual Boston Irish Festival each June, a summer camp for children, an annual golf tournament, seasonal events year round and more.
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
617 514-1600 | jfklibrary.org
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
$14 Adults, Seniors 62 yrs. & Students $12, Youths 13-17 $10, Kids Free.
The Kennedy Library and Museum is the nation's official memorial to John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States and the descendent of Irish immigrants who came to Boston during the Irish Famine of the 1840s. The museum/library sits on a 10 acre waterfront site offering panoramic views of Boston Harbor and Boston's skyline. (9-5 daily). See Forums, Celebrate! & Special Exhibits.
Lowell Summer Music Series
Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell, MA 01853
978 970-5200 | lowellsummermusic.org
Part of the Lowell National Historic Park, Boarding House Park is an outdoor venue perfect for summer concerts in this historic mill city. The series runs from June through September and features a great mix of folk, rock, world, jazz, blues and Celtic music. Season passes available - - click here.
Full line up of shows here.
Mechanics Hall, located in downtown Worcester and known for its marvelous acoustics, is considered one of the world's great concert halls. In addition to hosting scores of concerts and recording sessions, it is a favorite setting for weddings, black tie affairs, meetings and conferences and educational and political events.
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston
617 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452
781 891-5600 | reaglemusictheatre.org
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston is an award-winning regional theater company that features Broadway stars performing alongside local talent. The 44-year-old non-profit organization operates year-round, producing major musicals each summer, spectacular seasonal revues, and celebrity concerts featuring legendary entertainers. Stars who have appeared at Reagle include John Davidson, Robert Goulet, Shirley Jones, Patti LuPone, Ann Margaret, Andrea McArdle, Lee Meriwether, Sarah Pfisterer, Debbie Reynolds, Sally Struthers, Tommy Tune, Leslie Uggams, Joanne Worley, and Rachel York.
Roxbury Center for Arts at Hibernian Hall
Madison Park Development Corporation
184 Dudley Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
617-849-6322 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hibernian Hall has a rich history of service to Roxbury since it was built in 1913 by the Ancient Order of Hibernians and served as the hub of social activity for Boston’s Irish community for nearly 50 years. Reopened in 2005 as the Roxbury Center for the Arts at Hibernian Hall, the facility has a two-story performance space and ballroom with an adjacent caterer's kitchen and conference center.
265 Tremont, Boston, MA 02116
This restored 1500+ seat theatre - considered Boston Theater District's "Little Princess" - continues to be the home for many local community arts organizations. The Shubert Theatre also serves as a venue for the touring companies that present Broadway, theater, music, dance, and opera.
South Shore Music Circus
130 Sohier Street, Off Route 3A
781 383-9850 | themusiccircus.org
Along with the Cape Cod Melody Tent, the South Shore Music Circus has been an anchor for the state's outdoor music and theater traditions stretching back five decades. Though the resident theater company is gone, the Music Circus brings in the world's finest touring performers, from Tony Bennett and Carole King to the Irish Tenors and the Boston Pops.
270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Wang Theatre has housed the performing arts since opening in 1925, developing from a movie “cathedral” and home to vaudeville musicals and big bands, to today’s role as an impressive venue for world-class theatre, music, Broadway, and dance. Through the generosity of Dr. An and Lorraine Wang, the Theatre was restored to its former glory in 1983. Today the Wang Theatre holds 3,500 audience members and boasts one of the five largest stages in the country.
246 Tremont Street
Boston MA 02116
1-800-745-3000 | thewilbur.com
The historic Wilbur Theatre is the ultimate destination for comedy and music in Boston. The theatre originally opened in 1915 but has been recently revitalized, and today it is a must for anyone looking to kick back and have a good laugh or catch top national live music in the heart of Boston's historic theater district.