Weekend Guide: July 13 – 15

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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 Pick

Green River Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday: Plenty of great acts are on board for this unique festival in Greenfield with the Guthrie Family Reunion, Los Lobos, Charles Bradley & The Extraordinaires, Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, The Pimps of Joytime and Rebirth Brass Band serving as the top highlights. Weekend passes are available for $75 or single tickets can be purchased for $55.

Our Music Picks


Ozomatli at Paradise Rock Club: These LA genre blenders hit town with The Pimps of Joytime for $25.

MC Chris at Brighton Music Hall: Certainly a winner for the Adult Swim crowd. Catch MC Chris with Powerglove and Richie Branson for $15.

America at Lowell Summer Music Series: These celebrated soft rockers team up with local talent Sarah Blacker for $40.

Seal, Macy Gray at South Shore Music Circus: Seal and Heidi are no more. So how’s he ever gonna survive? Get a little “Crazy” of course. Catch him in action with Ms. Gray for $69.25 to $88.25. The tour stops at the Melody Tent on Saturday.

Rebirth Brass Band at Middle East Downstairs: Take in an authentic New Orleans sound with this group, founded by “Treme” star Kermit Ruffins, for $25. They’ll also perform on Saturday.

Dear Leader at Rock On! Concert Cruise: These guys don’t play around here as often as they used to so take advantage and get on the boat for $30. Aunt Martha opens.

Los Lobos at the Newport Sunset Music Series: Newport always has great sights, and this weekend they’ll have great sounds with these multiple Grammy winners in town. Tickets are $24 to $44.

The Wailers at the Hampton Beach Ballroom: Bob Marley’s old band is still at it. Not much can compare to Reggae and summertime so grab your tix for $23

Royal Southern Brotherhood at the Narrows Center for the Arts: Catch this new group, starring Cyril Neville for $28.


Donavon Frankenreiter at the Blue Ocean Music Hall: Worth seeing for the mustache alone, but you’ll also get to hear new stuff from his upcoming album Start Livin’. Rayland Baxter opens this $26 show.

Greensky Bluegrass at the Brighton Music Hall: In case you didn’t get the hint, this Michigan band plays bluegrass. They’ll play it well for $15.

John Mayall at Lowell Summer Music Series: A blues legend in a beautiful park on a sunny night. What more can you ask for? Tickets are $25.

Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan at Comcast Center: There aren’t many shows at Comcast that sell out in advance these days, but this one was no doubt with two of Country’s biggest stars getting together.

Shawn Mullins at Club Passim: Hear his “Lullaby” and much more for $30.

Murder By Death at Paradise Rock Club: Hear them preview songs off their upcoming album Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon, and see Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons and Ha Ha Tonka for $17.


Josh Turner at the South Shore Music Circus: Touring behind Punching Bag, which was just released last month, see Turner in Cohasset for $37.25 to $56.25. He’ll also play Hyannis on Friday. Whichever show you pick, be sure to arrive early for hometown favorite Ayla Brown.

Bush at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom: Gavin Rossdale got the band back together and they continue to tour in support of last year’s The Sea of Memories. See these veteran alt rockers for $29.

Wynona & The Big Noise at Indian Ranch: Enjoy Wynona Judd’s latest project for $34.50 to $52.00.

The English Beat at Rock & Blues Clues: The English Beat just released a career spanning collection this week and you hear can hear plenty of it while cruising Boston Harbor for $33.

Delta Rae at the Brighton Music Hall: Take in the Americana sound with these siblings from North Carolina. Making the show extra special is locals Kingsley Flood. Tickets are $12.

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