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

New England Americana Festival – All Weekend: It gets bigger and better each year. Over 65 local music acts will take Harvard Square by storm this weekend, performing all day and through the night across multiple stages indoors and outdoors. There is so much awesome music here, we don’t know where to start. Passes for the indoor shows are $15 per a night or $28 for both, and are good for each of the venues. Check out the full schedule here and go support homegrown music!

Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival on Saturday: Celebrating its 13th year, the festival boasts three stage of great live music plus plenty of arts and crafts, as well as a family park. It all adds up to fun for all ages at a great price – Free!. The festival runs from noon to 6 p.m. and takes place on Columbus Avenue between Massachusetts Avenue and Burke Street in the South End. Among the music highlights are Meshell Ndegeocello, the Will Calhoun Trio and Robin McKelle & the Flytones.

More shows for your weekend


Michael Buble at the TD Garden: The acclaimed Canadian singer brings To Be Love to Boston. A limited number of tickets remain available for $62 to $117.50. Naturally 7 will open the show.

Kid Cudi at the Bank of America Pavilion: The hip-hop star brings his “The Cud Life” to the harborside for the final show of the season at the Pavilion. Joining him will be special guest Tyler, the Creator. Tickets are available for $29.50 to $54.50.

Joe Satriani at the Orpheum Theatre: The guitar virtuoso hits the the Hub with Unstoppable Momentum, but you can expect to hear other favorites from his previous thirteen releases. Tickets are available for $35 to $75.

Volbeat at the Tsongas Center: The Danish rockers lead the “Rock Allegiance” tour, a multi-cultural rock bill featuring HIM (Finland), All That Remains (U.S.) and Airbourne (Australia). Tickets are available for $32.50 and $42.50.

The Dodos at the Paradise Rock Club: The Sna Francisco-based indie folk-rockers hit Boston in support of their new album, Carrier. Tickets are available for $18.

Kix Brooks at The Big E: He continues to tour in support of last year’s New to This Town but the man is far from new. See the longtime country favorite for free with admission to the fair.

Three Days Grace at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom: The Canadian rockers hit New Hampshire behind Transit of Venus. A limited number of tickets remain available for $31.


Addison Groove Project at the Paradise Rock Club: The longtime hometown favorites return to the Paradise. Jam on for $17 in advance or $20 on the day of.

Trivium, DevilDriver at the House of Blues: A pair of heavy metal veterans team up for a co-headliner on Landowne Street. Trivium is gearing up for the release of their forthcoming album Vengeance Falls, while DevilDriver promoter their new release Winter Kills. Tickets are available for $22 in advance or $25 on the day of.

Korn at The Palladium: The veteran rockers are back on the road in support of their new album The Paradigm Shift, which reunited them with original guitarist Brian “Head” Welch. See the rock Worcester for $45 with special guests Asking Alexandria.

Matthew Morrison & The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra at the Zeiterion Theatre: The Glee star joins the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra for the Zeiterion’s annual Gala benefit. Tickets range in price from $54.50 to $95.

Austin Mahone at The Big E: The rising pop star best known for his hit “What About Love” stops in West Springfield for a night at The Big E. The show is free with admission to the fair.

Steely Dan at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino: If you missed either of the jazz-rock veterans’ performances in Boston earlier this week, here is another chance to see Walter Becker and Donald Fagen perform in New England. Tickets range in price from $55 to $80.


Portugal. The Man at the House of Blues: The Alaska-bred rockers have a long history with Boston, so you can expect another great night when they hit Lansdowne Street in support of their latest album, Evil Friends. Tickets are available for $25 and $35.

Big Boi at the Paradise Rock Club: Originally scheduled for June, the Atlanta bred rapper and one half of hip-hop superstars Outkast finally hits the ‘dise in support of his new solo album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. Tickets are available for $25.

Blitzen Trapper at Royale: Just a couple of days before the release of VII, the Americana favorites hit the Theatre District for a night at Royale. Tickets are available for $18.

Snarky Puppy at the Berklee Performance Center: The jazz-fusion ensemble led by Michael League will serve up Family Dinner at the BPC. Tickets are available for $22 in advance or $25 on the day of.

Peter Wolf at the Blue Ocean Music Hall

The Beach Boys at The Big E

Celtic Thunder at the Capitol Center for the Arts

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