Music for your weekend

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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.

Our Best Picks

Jason Aldean at Fenway Park on Friday & Saturday: After Sir Paul rocked Fenway for the second time earlier this week, “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark” goes country for the first time. Touring in support of his latest album Night Train, country rocker Aldean will be assisted by fellow star Miranda Lambert, as well as Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett. Both shows are sold out.

Outside The Box Festival at Boston Common on Saturday & Sunday: One of the most highly anticipated events of the year, this brand new festival will offer more than 200 performing artists from a wide spectrum of music and theater genres for all ages. The music gets started on Saturday with a Latin-rock feel courtesy of Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys and Alejandro Escovedo. And what makes it even more awesome, its all free! Get all the details here.

The Levitate Music And Arts Festival at the Marshfield Fairgrounds on Saturday: Hosted by the the Marshfield-based Levitate Surf and Skate shop, the inguinal festival will feature sets from The Original Wailers, The Soul Rebels, Passafire, Jesse Dee, Stick Figure, Windsor Tree and Dan & The Wildfire. Tickets are available for $40. For more information, go here.

More shows for your weekend


311 at the Comcast Center: The pride of Omaha return for their annual summer tour. Joining them on this year’s edition of the “Unity” tour are Cypress Hill and G. Love & Special Sauce. Tickets range in price from $37 to $57.

Daughtry, 3 Doors Down at the Bank of America Pavilion: After beginning their co-headlining tour last fall, the pair of rock favorites finally hit Massachusetts for a proper Boston show. With now new albums to support, expect sets filled with hits and fan favorites. Tickets range in price from $29.50 to $64.50. Be sure to arrive in time for the opening set from rising rockers Halestorm.

Boz Scaggs at the Lowell Summer Music Series: After a couple of unfortunate rainy nights that forced the show indoors, the Lowell Summer Music Series returns outdoors to Boarding House Park. Scaggs will be promoting his first new album in five years, Memphis. Tickets for the show are available for $65.

Doobie Brothers at the South Shore Music Circus: The classic rockers kick off the first of several shows in New England with a night under the tent in Cohasset. Tickets for the show, which will also feature opener Gary Backstrom, range in price from $51.75 to $71.75.

Vienna Teng at The Center for Arts in Natick: With her first full-length album in four years due in September, the singer-songwriter takes a break from the studio to perform live. Get a preview of Aims for $28.

Cold War Kids at Waterfront Park (RI): WBRU brings the Long Beach rockers to Providence for free show as they promoter their new album, Dear Miss Lonelyhearts.

B.B. King at the Newport Sunset Music Series (RI): At 87 years of age, the blues legend is still going strong. Enjoy one of the all-time greats in scenic Newport for $44.50 to $79.50.

Stryper at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (NH): Michael Sweet leads the 80’s Christian rockers back to New Hampshire as they promote their new album Second Coming, which includes new recordings of fourteen songs from the band’s early years as well as two brand new songs. Tickets for the show are available for $25.


Hollywood Undead at the House of Blues: The Los Angeles-based rap-rockers hit Boston with their new album, Notes from the Underground. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Escape The Fate and 3 Pill Morning, are available for $26 and $36.

Michael McDonald at the Lowell Summer Music Series: After his touring partner Scaggs headlines on Friday, McDonald hits Boarding House Park for a headlining set of his own. A new album is in the works but we’re expecting plenty of sing-alongs at this show too. Tickets for the show are available for $48 in advance or $60 on the day of. Be sure to check out the opening set from hometown favorites The Brew.

Carbon Leaf at The Center for Arts in Natick: The Virginia-bred alt-country/Celtic-rockers have always enjoyed a strong fanbase in Massachusetts. Touring in support of their latest album Ghost Dragon Attacks Castle, they return to the Hub for this show in Natick. Tickets are available for $28.

Streetlight Manifesto at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel (RI): Touring in support of their brand new album The Hands That Thieve, the veteran ska-rockers stop in Rhode Island as part of what they are calling their final tour. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Rodeo Ruby Love and Empty Orchestra, are available $25.

Relient K at The Met (RI): Just a couple of weeks after the release of their seventh album, Collapsible Lung, the veteran pop-rockers hit Pawtucket for a night at The Met. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openersĀ  The Almost and The Rocketboys, are available for $17 in advance or $20 on the day of.

Cyndi Lauper at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino (CT): Celebrating the 30th anniversary of her debut release She’s So Unusual, the 80’s pop-star stops in Connecticut to perform the hit-filled album from beginning to end. Tickets are available for $40.


Fuel, Hoobastank, Lit, Alien Ant Farm at the House of Blues: “The Big Night Out Tour”, one of several popular 90’s-fueled nostalgia tours, brings four rock radio favorites from the late 90’s/early 2000’s. Tickets range in price from $25 to $75.

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell at the Cape Cod Melody Tent: The veteran singer-songwriters continue to tour in support of their recent joint release Old Yellow Moon, which is the first official collaboration from the duo since Crowell joined Harris’ Hot Band as guitarist and harmony singer in 1975. See them in Hyannis for $45.25 to 65.25.

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