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

campfire. Festival at Club Passim – All Weekend: It started as a way to fill a bad booking weekend in 1998, but over the course of more than 10 years, the campfire. Festival has become the one of the historic Harvard Square club’s signature events. Celebrating the extensive homegrown talent the region has to offer, the festival runs from Friday night through Monday night. Tickets are $10 per a day or $30 for a full weekend pass. Get the full schedule here.

Boston Calling Festival at City Hall Plaza on Saturday & Sunday
: One of the mostly highly anticipated events of the year, the Boston Calling Festival makes its debut this weekend. From locals Bad Rabbits and Caspian to headliners fun. and The National, there is something everyone. Over the course of the two-days, 18 awesome bands will deliver non-stop music from 1:30 to 10:30. General admission tickets are sold out but there are a handful of VIP tickets available.

More shows for your weekend


Boston Pops with Megan Hilty at Symphony Hall: NBC’s “Smash” was just cancelled but you can still hear some of the songs when the show’s star Megan Hilty joins the Pops for a special night at Symphony Hall. Tickets range in price from $20 to $60.

Red at the Middle East Downstairs: Touring in support of their new album Release the Panic, the Nashville-based rockers bring their message to Cambridge. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers Southbound Fearing, are available for $21 with $1 benefiting The One Fund.

Fairhaven at CafĂ© 939: The Providence-based rockers hit the big city for a show with singer-songwriter Jillian Jensen (a former “X-Factor” contestant) and acoustic duo the Fontaine Brothers. A great showcase of local talent for just $12.

The Rationales at Johnny D’s: The local favorites rock Davis Square with help from Tad Overbaugh and the Late Arrivals, Preacher Roe and a reunion of sorts of Golden West Motor Lodge. Tickets for the show are available for $10.

George Clinton & The Parliament Funkadelic at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino (CT): Skip out of work early, hit the casino and then get down for “An Evening of Funk” courtesy of George Clinton, Morris Day & The Time and The Ohio Players. Tickets for the show are available for $45 and $65.


The Menzingers at the Middle East Downstairs: The punk rockers from Scranton, Pennsylvania continue to tour in support of their latest release, 2012’s On the Impossible Past. Fake Problems, Restorations and Captain, We’re Sinking will also perform. Tickets for the show are available in advance for $13 or $15 on the day of.

Charli XCX at Great Scott: At just 20 years of age, this rising English synthpop star is creating loads of buzz across the pond. See what all the hype is about when she plays the first night of the official Boston Calling After Party for $15. Animal Talk will also perform.

Roy Sludge Trio at Johnny D’s: Two shows in one night from the local standouts. Go at 7:30 or 9:00 – or even stay for both. Enjoy some great classic country and rockabilly for just $5.

Wisin Y Yandel at the Tsongas Center
: The Puerto Rican reggaeton duo, who recently denied reports they would be soon breaking up, return to New England this weekend as they promote their latest album Lideres. Tickets for the show in Lowell are still available for $52 and $70.

Royal Southern Brotherhood at the Narrows Center for the Arts
: Led by Devon Allman and Cyril Neville, this group sure does have Southern music royalty in their blood. Enjoy some southern blues in Fall River for $25 in advance or $28 on the day of.

Toots & The Maytals at the Newport Yachting Center (RI): The Newport Sunset Music Series kicks off with a mini-reggae festival featuring Toots & The Maytals, who will go unplugged during their headlining set. Also on the bill are Anders Osborne and Ravers. Enjoy some music on the waterfront for $24 in advance or $36 on the day of.


Fall Out Boy at the House of Blues: Touring in support of their brand new album, Save Rock and Roll, the recently reunited pop-rockers hit Boston for an intimate soldout show.

The Walkmen at The Sinclair: After rocking City Hall Plaza earlier in the day, the indie rock favorites will play night two of the official Boston Calling after parties. Tickets for the show are available for $25.

The Blind Boys of Alabama at the Bull Run Restaurant: The acclaimed singing group just annoucned they would released a new album produced by Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver) this fall. See if the preview any of it when they plain Shirley. Tickets for the show are available for $48.

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