Weekend Guide: July 15 – 17

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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

Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton at the Comcast Center: Feelin’ a little bit Country this weekend? Look no further because two of the genre’s biggest stars will be playing right down I-95 at the Comcast Center as part of WKLB Country 102.5’s annual festival. Rising country stars Thomspon Square, The JaneDear Girls, Sunny Sweeny and Eden’s Edge will all perform on the side stage (which kicks off at 4 p.m.), while Jerrod Neimann opens the main stage at 7:30. Tickets are still available and range in price from $25 to $59.75.

WXRV Riverfront Festival in Newburyport
: With Mike Doughty, Marc Broussard, The Damnwells and Scars on 45 performing this free day-long festival, you might be saying “take me to the river” this Saturday. P.S. There’s a Bud Light Beer Garden!

Our Music Picks


Court Yard Hounds at the Lowell Summer Music Series: You Dixie Chicks fans may be suffering with the group on hiatus but let Court Yard Hounds ease your pain with 2/3s of the Chicks appearing in Lowell. Tickets are $26.

Stephen Marley at the House of Blues: The last name says it all. You can always trust a Marley for a great reggae sound. Tickets are $25 to $35.

Peter Frampton at the Bank of America Pavilion: If you love his ways then shell out the $30 to $50 and see this man rock a talkbox like no one else.

Kip Winger at Showcase Liv
e: One of rock’s coolest names of all time. Catch Winger do his solo thing for $20.

The Happy Together Tour at the South Shore Music Circus
: What’s so “happy” about this show? Just the fact that it includes The Grassroots, The Association, The Turtles, and Mark Lindsay and The Buckinghams. Tickets are available for $37.75 and $55.75.

Old 97’s at the Wellfleet Beachcomber: Rhett Miller & co. just released their brand new album, The Grand Theatre, Volume Two, last week. Take in some fresh tunes for $25.

Brian McKnight at the Providence Performing Arts Center
: Still one of the smoothest voices in the business. Get your fix for $45 to $106.


Huey Lewis & The News at the Bank of America Pavilion: Take a trip back to the 80’s with Huey, who still has the heart of rock and roll. Tickets range in price from $20 to $50 and be sure to arrive there early so you can enjoy Massachusetts’ own Entrain in the opening slot. The tour will also hit the Cape Code Melody Tent in Hyannis on Sunday.

Pink Martini at the Cape Cod Melody Tent: Somehow not sold on this show already? Check out our interview with bandleader Thomas Lauderdale for the few that may need some extra enticement. Tickets are $37.75 and $50.75

Bowzer’s Ultimate Doo-Wop Party at the South Shore Music Circus
: “Party” is the perfect term when Gene Chandler, Herb Reed & The Platters, Little Peggy March, and The Tune Weavers are involved. Tickets are $41.50 and $59.50.

John Hammond, Duke Robillard at the Lowell Summer Music Series
: It’s blues x2 in the park this weekend up in Lowell. Grab your tickets for $25.


Lil Wayne at the Comcast Center: Weezy brings plenty of company as he continues to try to prove that he “is still music”. Catch the rap superstar with Rick Ross, Keri Hilson, Far East Movement, and Lloyd for $22 to $125.

Mana at the Agganis Arena: Sunday night doesn’t have to be dull this weekend when you have Mana heating up Comm Ave. Latin-style. Get your tickets for $70 to $112.

Nate Wilson Group, Jesse Dee, Paranoid Social Club on the Rock & Blues Concert Cruise
: A little afternoon cruise with this three-for of New England standouts will only cost you $25.

Aaron Tippin at Indian Ranch: Country singer-songwriter Aaron Tippin along with special guest Bobby Carlson will take the stage at Indian Ranch this Sunday for a matinee show in Webster. Tickets are $22.50.

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