Weekend Guide: August 27 – 29

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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

Dr. John & the Lower 911, The Blind Boys of Alabama at the Cape Cod Melody Tent on Saturday and the South Shore Music Circus on Sunday: A very intriguing co-headliner featuring an energetic rocker from New Orleans that fuses together multiple genres with an acclaimed group of gospel singers. Tickets for both shows are still available for $33.75 and $50.75.

Ray Neades Tribute Weekend at the Wellfleet Beachcomber on Friday & Saturday: A special weekend tribute to benefit the family of beloved local rocker brings two unique shows to Wellfleet. On Friday, you can see The Cavedogs, Lard Zeppelin (with Dinosaur Jr. guitarist J Mascis on drums) and the Spampinato Brothers perform. On Saturday, The Upepr Crust will rock out with help from The Stinkin’ Lincolns and Neades old band, Beefy DC. Tickets for each show are $10.

Our Music Picks


Bonerama on the Rock & Blues Concert Cruise: If you’re looking for a little bit more of that Louisiana sound, there is no better option than Bonerama, who will hit the high seas for one of the last Rock & Blues Concert Cruises of the summer. Tickets are $25 and locals the Nate Wilson Group will open.

Donna Summer at the Bank of America Pavilion: The Dorchester-bred Queen of Disco delivers a homecoming show along the Harbor. With no new album since 2008’s Crayons, expect to hear plenty of the hits. Tickets range in price from $35 to $105.

Josh Turner at the South Shore Music Circus: The deep baritone country singer from South Carolina makes his way to Massachusetts for a pair of shows this week in support of his new album, Haywire. If you missed him last night in Hyannis, check him out in Cohasset tonight for $38.75    or $55.75.

Marcia Ball at the Lowell Summer Music Series: The Lowell Summer Music Series continues as the veteran blues singer and pianist comes to play the beautiful Boarding House Park. Take it in for $20.

Clay Walker at Showcase Live: The country music veteran hits Foxboro in support of his latest album, She Won’t Be Lonely Long. Tickets are $20.

Justin Bieber at the Dunkin Donuts Center
: Bieber-mania hits New England this weekend as part of his extensive “My World Tour”, which will come to the TD Garden in November. If you can’t wait till then, head down to Providence but with this show being sold out, you’ll have to find some scalpers.

Brian McKnight at the Twin River Event Center: From talk shows to acting, Brian McKnight is one busy man. Right now, he’s busy doing what he does best: singing. Touring in support of last year’s Evolution of a Man, McKnight hits Lincoln, Rhode Island on Friday. Tickets range in price from $32.50 to $36.50.


Jackson Browne at the Bank of America Pavilion: The legendary singer-songwriter hits Boston with the help of long time friend and musician David Lindley. Tickets range in price from $35 to $80.

Scissor Sisters at the House of Blues: The New York-bred band are back on the road to support their new album, Night Work. The band is promising their best tour ever so why not catch out the eccentric group for $30 or $40.

Old Jack, Brendan Boogie & the Best Intentions and The Charms at the Rosebud Bar
: Head over to this cool little place in Somerville’s Davis Square and check out three of the city’s best bands for the one low cover of $5 – easily the best bargain of the weekend!

Natalie MacMaster at the Lowell Summer Music Series: The always entertaining Cape Breton fiddle sensation returns to Boarding House Park for another Lowell Summer Music Series performance. Tickets are $21 in advance or $25 on the day of.

Stevie Nicks at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino: The Fleetwood Mac singer is only playing a handful of shows this year. Thankfully, one of them is in New England. Make the drive down to Foxwoods and catch her at the MGM Grand Theatre. Tickets range in price from $85 to $135.


Pat Benatar, REO Speedwagon at the Bank of America Pavilion: A co-headliner featuring two favorites from the 70’s and 80’s is sure to provide plenty of trips down memory lane. Join them by picking up tickets that range in price from $33.50 to $65.

Richard Thompson at the Narrows Center for the Arts
: With a new album, Dream Attic, set to be released next week, the guitar virtuoso hits New Bedford on Sunday for the first of two shows. This show is sold out but a few tickets remain for Monday’s show.

Loretta Lynn at Indian Ranch: The country music icon is celebrating her 50th anniversary with a tour that stops in Webster for a matinee show on Sunday. Tickets range in price from $22.50 to $57.50.

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