Weekend Guide: July 1 – 3

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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

James Taylor & the Boston Pops at Tanglewood on Friday: James Taylor and the Pops, “how sweet it is”. Take that “country road” out to Lenox and enjoy this very special show for $21 to $115.

Martina McBride & the Boston Pops at the Hatch Shell on Sunday
: For fans in Boston area, the Pops will return home for their biggest show of the year. Check out the open dress rehearsal and party with Martina McBride, who saves the day by replacing Lionel Richie at the last minute due to illness. Michael Chiklis, who will host this year’s event, will also perform. This show, like every year, is free of charge.

Our Music Picks

Friday

Lee DeWyze at the Brighton Music Hall: You would have been “dwyze” to buy tickets early for this American Idol’s show because it is sold out.

“Music from the film Winter’s Bone” with Blackberry Winter at TT the Bear’s Place: Take in tunes from this Oscar-nominated flick for $15. Marideth Sisco, Blackberry Winter, and Bo Brown lead the talent.

Rehab on the Rock On Concert Cruise
: If someone tries to make you go to a rehab show, say yes, yes, yes. Catch these southern hip-hoppers on a cruise of Boston harbor for $30.

Saturday

Richard Cheese and Lounge Against The Machine at the Wilbur Theatre: Relax and have a laugh with Richard Cheese as he delivers the hits like the old SNL “Lounge Singer”. Tickets are still available for $30 and $40.

In Like Lions, Jackson Wetherbee Band at Church: When In Like Lions are rocking the joint you definitely won’t be going out like a lamb. Check them out with fellow local standouts Jackson Wetherbee Band for $10. Why Wolves and Doubting Gravity round out the bill.

Def Leppard, Heart at the Mohegan Sun Arena
: If you missed this classic 80’s rock combo at the Comcast Center last night, then head down to Connecticut where they will be sure to pour on the hits all night long. Tickets are available for $50 and $70.

Sunday

James Taylor at Tanglewood: Taylor’s special four-night stand in Lenox continues on Sunday with a show dubbed the “The Essential James Taylor”. If you can find tickets for this sold out show, be sure to pick the up and enjoy some sweet Americana with this American music legend and his full band.

Sade, John Legend at the Mohegan Sun Arena: It’s not all that often that Sade comes around so don’t miss out as they stops off in Connecticut with John Legend. Tickets range in price from $90 to $180.

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