Weekend Guide: September 2 – 4

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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

Newport Waterfront Irish Festival at the Newport Yachting Club from Saturday to Monday: Make your way to Newport where they are painting the town green in celebration of all things Irish! Plenty of great music to enjoy here, including Eileen Ivers, Pogey, The Makem & Spain Brothers, The Screaming Orphans and many more. Admission is $14 per a day or $35 for a weekend pass. Children under 12 are free with an adult. Get more details here.

Rhythm & Roots Festival at Ninigret Park (Charlestown, RI) from Friday to Sunday: A New England staple for years, this year’s diverse lineup includes Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Richard Thompson, Marcia Ball, Raul Malo, 7 Walkers and many more. Single day tickets are $35 for Friday and $60 for Saturday or Sunday. Weekend passes are $145 without camping on $175 with. Get more details here.

campfire. Festival at Club Passim from Friday to Monday: Planning on staying closer to home? Then check out the annual Campfire Festival at Club Passim in Havard Square. A hit every Labor Day weekend, the fest brings together some of the best on the folk scene. There are too many names to mention, but its safe to say you’ll find more than a few to enjoy. Tickets are $10 per session or $30 for the full weekend pass. Get more details here.

Our Music Picks


Richard Thompson at the Lowell Summer Music Series: The established guitarist hits town behind his 2010 release, Dream Attic. Tickets are $30.

The Outlaws at the Blue Ocean Music Hall: The Outlaws are prepping their first album in over a decade. See what they’ve come up with after a long layoff for $35.


Matisyahu at the Lowell Summer Music Series: With school back in session this reggae star will likely draw quite the crowd to Boarding House Park. Get in on the grooves for $35 and be sure to drop by the BMS tent for some free swag.

Theory of a Deadman, Alter Bridge at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom: Leave your “Bad Girlfriend” at home and hit up this rock double feature for $40.

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers at the Portsmouth Music Hall: Hornsby and co. are back with Bride of the Noisemakers. Enjoy a mix of new and old for $48 to $59.

Snoop Dogg at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino: Bringing a new meaning to the term high roller. Catch the D-O-double G for $30 to $50.

American Idol Live at the Mohegan Sun Arena: No judges, no voting, just music. Tickets are $60 to $70 to see this season’s top stars for their final show in New England.


B.B. King at the Zeiterion Theatre: Get the Sunday blues with this legend. Opening for B.B. will be local bluesman James Montgomery. Tickets range in price from $60 to $85.

Trace Adkins at the Mohegan Sun Arena: The country shows often wind down with the summer so make good on every last chance like this show with Trace Adkins. Tickets are $45. Kellie Pickler will open the show.

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