Music for your weekend
Still looking to fill in your calendar for this weekend? Well, you have worked too hard not to enjoy your free time so here are some ideas on how to spend it.
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A Rocket To The Moon at The Sinclair on Friday and Saturday: After eight strong years together and the release of their sophomore album Wild & Free earlier this year, the pride of Braintree are calling it quits. The band will go out in style with back-to-back nights at The Sinclair. A limited number of tickets remain available for tonight’s show at $15, while Saturday’s show is sold out. These Wild Plains will also perform.
“(ahts): The Boston Arts Festival” at Christopher Columbus Park on Saturday and Sunday: Support Boston’s rich local artists while enjoying a day on Boston’s scenic waterfront. The festival boasts an artistsans’ village, a loaded interactive arts schedule and plenty of great homegrown music including Jesse Dee and Dwight and Nicole on Saturday and a Tribe Called Red and Urban Nerdz on Sunday, among many others. The free event will close with a fireworks display on Sunday.
Newburyport Riverfront Music Festival on Saturday: Massachusetts native Matt Nathanson returns home to headline the twelfth edition of the free day-festival in Newburyport. Also scheduled to perform at Waterfront Park are The Lone Bellow, Brett Dennen, Satellite and AJ Edwards. Aside from the music, the festival will offer food, beverages (including a beer tent), shopping and more.
More shows for your weekend
Emeli Sande at the House of Blues: Powered by the smash hit “Next To Me”, the Scottish singer-songwriter rides a wave of buzz to Boston behnd her debut album Our Version of Events. Tickets are available for $27.
Joshua Radin at the Lowell Summer Music Series: After an intimate club show earlier this year, Joshua Radin returns to Massachusetts for a night in Lowell’s Boarding House Park to promote Wax Wings. Check out our interview with him here, then pick up tickets for $35.
Huey Lewis and The News at the Cape Cod Melody Tent: Celebrating the 30th anniversary of their classic album Sports, the 80′s favorites stop in Hyannis for an intimate sold out show at the Melody Tent.
Spiritual Rez on the Rock On! Concert Cruises: The local standouts jump aboard the Mass Bay Lines MV New Boston for a cruise through the Harbor with help from Naughty Octopus. Jam on for $25. Boarding begins at 7:15 at Rowes Wharf.
Tiesto at the Ocean Club at Marina Bay: The Quincy hot-spot has hosted some of the biggest names in EDM all summer, but this is the biggest of them all. Consquently, its also very sold out.
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn at The Music Hall in Portsmouth: If you like the banjo, you certainly know about these two. At this show in New Hampshire, the two will perform music they developed as a couple, as well as a mix of traditional and original songs. Tickets are available for $32.25 and $38.25.
The Rascals: Once Upon A Dream at the Mohegan Sun Arena: After a sold-out Broadway engagement, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have spent the summer on the road. Described as a “hybrid of a rock ‘n’ roll concert and a Broadway show”, the perfromance spotlights the history of The Rascals and the history of the ’60′s through their music. Tickets are available for $45.
Salt-N-Pepa at the Mohegan Sun Casino: Take a trip back down memory lane with the 90′s hip-hop trio as they perform for free in the Wolf Den.
STS9, Umphrey’s McGee at the Bank of America Pavilion: The instrumental electronic rockers from Santa Cruz and the jam band from Chicago hit Boston for a co-headlining show at the Pavilion. Tickets for the show range in price from $35 to $40.
Hanson at the House of Blues: The pop-rock trio kick off a nationwide tour in support of their brand new album Anthem in Boston. Tickets are available for $27.50.
Solas at the Lowell Summer Music Series: Referred by many as the “quintessential Irish-American band”, Solas are touring in support of their brand new album Shamrock City. The band’s eleventh studio album tells the story of Butte, Montana, a mining town at the turn of the 20th century, as seen through the eyes of an Irish immigrant. Hear it live for $29 in advance or $35 on the day of.
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo at the Newport Sunset Music Series: After several summer shows throughout New England, this is your final chance to enjoy the classic rock favorite in warm weather. Tickets for the show range in price from $39.50 to $65.50.
MC Hammer at the Mohegan Sun Casino: Another 90′s hip-hop favorite hits Connectiuct to deliver a free show at Mohegan Sun Casino’s Wolf Den. Hit the slots then get down to “Too Legit to Quit”.
Haim at the Paradise Rock Club: The Los Angeles-based rockers and sisters hit Boston as they gear up for the release of their highly anticipated debut album, Days Are Gone. Tickets are available for $17.50.
Owl City at the Blue Ocean Music Hall: The synthpop favorite, born Adam Young, continues to promote his latest album, 2012′s The Midsummer Station. Enjoy a day at Salisbury Beach, then stay for the show for $22.
38 Special at Indian Ranch: “Hold On Loosely” and hit Webster, Massachusetts for a matinee performance from these long-time classic rock favorites. Tickets for the show range in price from $32.50 to $45.