Weekend Guide: August 19 – 21

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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

Aaron Lewis’ It Takes A Community Benefit at the Pines Theatre on Friday & Saturday: Friday night is Country night and Saturday night is Rock night. Why not do both? Tickets for each night are $47 and $77, with all proceeds benefiting a great cause.

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals at the Bank of America Pavilion on Saturday: We’ve been waiting for this since Ms. Potter announced this show at her House of Blues gig over the winter. Get your “medicine” for $20 to $40.

Our Music Picks


Mavis Staples at the Lowell Summer Music Series: She thrilled in Newport a few weeks ago so catch her a little closer to home for $30. Jen Kearney & The Lost Onion will open the show.

Chicago at the South Shore Music Circus: One of the most successful American groups of all-time and there won’t be a bad seat in the house when you’re under the tent. Tickets are $66.75 and $84.75.

Mary Chapin Carpenter at the Zeiterion Theatre: Lowell and Newport aren’t the only places for good folk during the summer. Tickets range in price from $35 to $45 for this show in New Bedford. Natalia Zukerman will open the show.

John Brown’s Body at the Wellfleet Beachcomber: Heading to the Cape? Then, jam on with these Boston-bred reggae rockers for $20.

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons at the Mohegan Sun Arena: Only $35 for Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons?! That’s cheaper than “Jersey Boys”.


Identity Festival at the Comcast Center: The sounds of the club come to Comcast as Kaskade, DJ Shadow, Steve Aoki, and others start the dance party for $32.50 to $92.50.

Barenaked Ladies at Indian Ranch: The Webster venue brings the Canadian pop-rock veterans for an afternoon treat. And, it’s never “too little too late” to get your tickets for $32.50 to $45.

KC & The Sunshine Band at the Hatch Shell: Get down with KC on the esplanade  for free!

Jordan Knight at the Zeiterion Theatre: The New Kid has a new album. Go “higher” for $29.50 to $50. Joining night for FUN 107’s “Girls Night Out” will be local standouts The Varsity Girls and Devon Barley.

Chris Botti at the South Shore Music Circus: Botti’s appearance in the Cape is becoming a yearly occurrence. Keep the tradition going for $39.25 to $57.25. He will also play the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis on Friday.

Eileen Ivers at the Lowell Summer Music Series: Get your fiddle fix for $26.


Bob Dylan and His Band at the House of Blues: “How does it feel” to know Bob Dylan is playing the intimate confines of HOB? Probably pretty bad if you don’t have tickets.

Entrain, Sun Jones on the Rock & Blues Concert Cruise: The concert cruises are coming towards an end with the season winding down. Grab one last taste of summer with these two local groups. Tickets are $30.

Jo Dee Messina at the Indian Ranch: The Massachusetts native returns home for afternoon at good ole Indian Ranch. Tickets range in price from $34 to $47.

Whitesnake at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom: Grab your denim jacket and head up north ’cause these 80’s rockers are back with a new album, Forevermore. Tickets are just $31.

Bodega Girls, Faces On Film at the Wellfleet Beachcomber: Two of Boston’s best hit the Cape and you won’t find a better deal for $10 this Sunday.

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