Weekend Guide: June 18 – 20

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Still looking to fill in your calendar for this weekend? Well, you’ve worked too hard not to enjoy you free time so here are some ideas – music and non-music related – on how to spend your weekend.

Our Best Picks   –   Our Music Picks   –   Our Non Music Picks

Our Best Picks

State Radio, John Butler Trio at the Bank of America Pavilion on Friday : It’s a duo of trios over on the Seaport this Friday. See hometown favorites State Radio and Australia’s John Butler Trio as they both tour in support of recently released albums. This show looks to be sold out but you may find some tickets floating around online

James Taylor, Carole King at the TD Garden on Saturday & Sunday: These two vets have been receiving great reviews so far on their current tour and we only expect that to continue with Taylor making a stop in his beloved Boston. Expect greatest hits as well as some classic covers. Tickets are sold out for Saturday but a few remain for Sunday and range in price from $39.50 to $125.

Our Music Picks


Arlo Guthrie with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall : Hear some tunes and some tales from the legendary folk artist as he gets some assistance from Keith Lockhart and co. Tickets range in price from $20 to $89.

The New Pornographers at the House of Blues: The New Pornographers are back with a new album called, Together, which has done well on the charts so far. See how well they do on Friday with support from The Dodos for $25 to $35.

Los Lonely Boys at Blue Ocean Music Hall
: See the talented Garza brothers perform some of their hits along with some famous covers off their most recent album, 1969. Tickets are $42.50.

Aretha Franklin at the Cape Cod Melody Tent
: Catch the “Queen of Soul” as she displays her famous pipes at the Melody Tent for another summer. Tickets are available for $68.75 and $85.75.

Ted Nugent at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
: The ever outspoken Motor City Madman will let his guitar do most of the talking this Friday but we’re sure he’ll throw in a few quips of his own that are sure to entertain as well. Tickets range in price from $27 to $46.

Gold Star Morning, Love In Stockholm at Rock On! Concert Cruises
: Spend a few hours on the high seas with a couple great local bands. Tickets are just $25.


Evelyn Evelyn at the House of Blues: See the “conjoined sisters” Eva and Lyn aka Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley as they perform songs of their new self-titled full-length album. Tickets are $20 and $35.

Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band at the Comcast Center: This isn’t just a concert it’s an all day event. It’ what the Parrotheads have been waiting for all year long. Grab a margarita and rejoice for $36 to $136.

Guggenheim Grotto at Club Passim: This Irish duo will be celebrating the release of their new album on Saturday, so join them for one of their two shows in Harvard Square for $18.

WAR at the Hatch Shell
: Get funky with WAR as Oldies 103.3 kicks off their Free Summer Concert Series.

Lionel Richie at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino: Still as smooth as ever, see the former Commodore as he hits the Connecticut casino for a two night stand. Tickets are still available and range in price from $50 to $90.


Isis, The Melvins at the Paradise Rock Club : As if Isis’s farewell tour didn’t already make this show a must, with support from the Melvins you really need to be there. Tickets are $18

Foreigner, Styx, Kansas at the Bank of America Pavilion: This show will be a blast from the past with three favorites from the 70/80’s. Tickets for this triple-threat rang in price from $30 to $50.

GWAR at the House of Blues: We’re not sure if words can describe a GWAR show so we won’t. Just expect to get sweaty. Tickets are $20 to $30.

Sara Watkins at the Narrows Center for the Arts
: After years with Nickel Creek, Watkins takes to the road with her fiddle on her own to perform songs from her debut solo album. Tickets are $17.

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