Category Archives: live music

Wellfleet PorchFest 2017

Wellfleet Porchfest will take place Saturday August 26th from 2-5pm.

A self-guided walking musical tour called “Wellfleet Porchfest,” featuring unplugged, acoustic music through the heart of Wellfleet. Two hours where folks can stroll at their leisure through town and hear all genres of music and all sizes of bands; depending on what fits on a porch. The musicians donate their talent to make this Non-Profit event happen!
The mission behind Wellfleet PorchFest is to have unplugged & unamplified music in a gentle atmosphere of JoyFul Noise, we believe that acoustic is the purist and most beautiful manifestation of the musical form of expression. We hope our Cape neighbors will enjoy strolling from porch to porch enjoying all the variety. There shouldn’t be any overlapping of the music; thus, no conflict.

Onset Cape Verdean Festival 2017

The Onset Cape Verdean Festival will be held Saturday, August 12th  from 12:00 to 6:00 pm on Onset Beach. Onset Cape Verdean Festival 2017

The festival takes place on the 2nd Saturday of August when the weather is warm. It is located in the beautiful seaside village of Onset, MA….a village of Wareham…on the bluffs overlooking Onset Bay. The program starts at 12:00 noon and goes continuously until 6:00 p.m. The music of Cape Verde has a beat similar to the familiar Salsa in the US. Cape Verdeans love to dance and once the music begins, they will not stop dancing until the music ends….no matter how old the person may be. Performers that have emigrated from Cape Verde and now live in the US are asked to play their instruments and sing. Many have only been in this country a short time and the music they bring is original to the Cape Verde Islands. Cape Verdeans have their favorite foods and everyone who attends the festival seems to thoroughly enjoy these dishes. Many vendors set up their booths for the day and sell Cape Verdean T-shirts, jewelry, art and items of interest.

The Onset Cape Verdean Festival is FREE and we hand everyone attending a FREE Program. The Program goes into detail about the history, music, language and even gives several recipes for favorite dishes. There is a picture of each Cape Verde Island with a short description of the Island. OCVFA feels that the Festival and Program assists with our Mission “to promote information and culture about Capeverdeans and to celebrate the origin, history and culture of the immigrants from Cabo Verde especially in the communities with large numbers of residents with Cape Verdean heritage.”

The village of Onset is small so a number of parking area have been established before you enter the festival site. There is a $10 parking fee but a FREE shuttle is provided for everyone to the festival area. The parking areas are staffed by a local non-profit Onset organization. Prroceeds goes toward OCVFA’s expenses for Police and Wareham Municipal Maintenance related to these parking areas.

“Rain Date” Sunday, August 14th. Parking is available at (2) specified lots along Onset Ave.

Bluegrass on the Lawn 2017 in Falmouth MA

Bluegrass on the Lawn  will be held on  August 6, 3-7pm at  Heritage Museums & Gardens in Falmouth MA.  Bluegrass on the Lawn 2017 in Falmouth MA

For the seventh year in a row, we’ll turn the front lawn blue—blue as in Bluegrass. Headliner Chasing Blue, a hot young ensemble from the Berklee College of Music, will heat up this summer’s foot-stomping, family concert. Bring a picnic or let our food vendor serve up supper. 3PM – 7PM.

The Lonely Heartstring Band. They’ll heat up this summer’s foot-stomping, family concert. Bring a picnic or stop by The Barking Claw, and get some popcorn, and an ice cold beer from Cape Cod Beer.

Heritage Museums & Gardens
67 Grove Street
Sandwich, MA 02563

Onset Blues Music Festival 2017

The Onset Blues Music Festival will be held on Saturday August 5th 12-9pm One of the oldest blues festivals for 25 years , they are lucky to host some of the most amazing bands in the blues world.Set in the victorian village of Onset, the concert overlooks one of the most picturesque harbors in New England.

Onset Blues Music Festival  2017

feature Gil David Correia & The Shameless with stellar guest performances from Diane Blue, Jerry Portnoy, Cheryl Arena, Greg Piccolo, James Montgomery, and Kid Bangham in an all-star jam encore!

Other performers included The Willie J. Laws Band, Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish and The Groovalottos.


Adults $30.00 at the gate and $25.00 if purchased before the day of the event.

Kids under 12 $15.00 at the gate and $12.50 if purchased before the day of the event.


  • The festival has seating for 300 as well as open seating for 1500 on the lawn.  Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.  Seating is first come first served.
  • No coolers or animals (except service animals) will be allowed through the gate.
  • Food vendors and merchandise vendors will be located outside the performance area.
  • Attendees with wrist bands will be able to exit and re-enter the fenced performance area.
  • Handicapped area is available
  • Parking is available for a small fee on the pier and along Onset Ave (in the center).  Many of the side streets are resident only parking.  The Festival will have the Hines and Lopes Field parking lots open for $10/car.  There is also free parking along Onset Ave beyond Hines and Lopes field.
  • Show is on rain or shine.

Chatham Town Band Free Friday Night Concerts 2017

The Chatham Town Band   2016 Season begins on July 30th  and runs every Friday Night through Labor Day weekend  September 1st    Join in this Cape Cod Tradition since the 1940s!
Concerts begin at 8:00 PM and last approximately an hour and a half.

FREE Concerts are held outdoors at Kate Gould Park just behind The Wayside Inn, 512 Main Street, Chatham
Though it “Never Rains” on Summer Friday Nights in Chatham, concerts may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on, snacks, and plenty of bug spray!  Grab some dinner at one of the local Chatham restaurant before hand

Cape Cod Canal Concerts 2017 in Buzzard Bay MA

The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce has scheduled another exciting year for the popular “Eastern Bank Concerts by the Canal” series. The 2017 concerts are held at  Bourne Community Serues  each Thursday evening during July and August from 6:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m., right along the banks of the Canal near the base of the Bourne Railroad Bridge.


Onset Summer of Love Free Summer Concerts 2017

The Onset Summer of Love  have Free live Music  every Wednesday evening at The Bandshell in Onset all Summer! The 2017 season runs July 5th through August 30th  630-930


Daddy O!


Just Like that


Movin’ On * Ultimate Benetar


Groovy Afternoon a  tribute to Woodstock


Studio two & All Star Beatles Tribute


The Peacheater-An Allman Brother Band Experience


Uncle John’s Banjo  Greatful Dead, Bluegrass Style


Way up South


Heartbreaker A  Led Zeppelin Experience

Parking is free after 6 p.m. at the Temple Lot on Union Ave. Always free parking at Hynes Field on the corner of 10th St. and Onset Ave. Handicapped parking available onsite and at the Onset Pier. Pay parking at Onset Pier until 10 p.m. Please do not park on the grass at the Bandshell!

In case of rain, we never cancel a show, we simply re-locate to the Onset VFW Post #2846 Pavilion located at 4 Gibbs Ball Park Rd in East Wareham (for GPS). It’s one mile from the center of Onset off of Onset Ave. This is an open air-pavilion with seating for several hundred. All are welcome! Kids, too! Bunker Bar is open and they serve a great home cooked meal every Wednesday for only $8! Stay tuned for these weather updates on our Facebook page! Or text 508-725-2657 for up to date info.

These shows are brought to you by the volunteer efforts of The Onset Bay Association and our many generous sponsors: Marc Anthony’s/Salerno’s, Wareham Community Events Committee, WCTV, Inn on Onset Bay, Letrice Lopes, LMT, Comrack Painting, Allied Exterminating/Onset Village Laundromat and you

Free Friday Night Summer Concerts 2017 in Falmouth MA

The 2016 The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Summer concerts will be held on Friday evenings 6-7:30pm at Peg Noonan Park in Falmouth MA. Free Friday Night Summer Concerts 2017  in Falmouth MA

Bring a beach chair or blanket to enjoy a great night of music.

July Concerts – TD Bank Summer Concerts

Friday 7/7

Technicolor Motorhome

Friday 7/14

North Country

Friday 7/21

Cat’s Melodeon

Friday 7/28

Paradise Rock