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  • Friday, May 26:
    • Boston Calling w/ Bon Iver, Deerhoof, Chance the Rapper, Sigur Ros, Migos, Sylvan Esso, Whitney, Car Seat Headrest, & more - Harvard Athletic Complex
    • the Tom Hagerty Acoustic Band (6pm) - Sally O's
    • 19th annual Memorial Day Campfire (highlights) w/ David Champagne (8:15pm), Bill Scorzari (9pm), Corporate Punk (10:30pm), & Gretchen and the Pickpockets (11:30pm) and more - Club Passim, (music begins at 6pm)
    • Boycott Brass Band (6:30pm) - Aeronaut Brewing Company
    • Jon Smith's Voyages, & James McCarthy (7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Town Meeting, & Hannah Daman and the Martelle Sisters (7:30pm) - Once
    • Muddy Ruckus (10pm) - Toad
    • the Tim Gearan Band, & Red Red Rockit (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Toni Lynn Washington (10pm) - Beat Brasserie
    • Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers (7:30pm) - Black Lobster (2 Bridge Street, Salem, MA)
    • the Ana Popovic Band (8pm) - Center for Arts (Natick, MA)
    • Les Sampou, & the Savoir Faire duo - Church, Norwell, MA, also presenting 3 students from the Norwell Voice Studio)

  • Saturday, May 27:
    • Reverend Freakchild performs live on the Lost Highway (9:30am) - WMBR
    • 19th annual Memorial Day Campfire (highlights) w/ Love Love (noon), Kat Parks and Brad Bensko (12:45pm), David Tanklefsky, Hayley Sabella (6pm), Alice Howe (7:30pm), Will Dailey, Lay Low Moon 9:45pm), & more - Club Passim, (music begins at noon)
    • Boston Calling w/ Mumford and Sons, Nathaniel Ratlieff and the Night Sweats, Brandi Carlile, the 1975, the XX, Tegan and Sara, Danny Brown, Strand of Oaks, & more - Harvard Athletic Complex
    • Josh Lederman and the Cambridge-Somerville All-Stars (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Patsy Hamel Band (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Barry Crimmins (7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Niall Connolly (7:30pm) - Toad
    • Bees Deluxe (9pm) - Smoke House (Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA)
    • the Silks (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Nadia Washington (10pm) - Beat Brasserie
    • What Cheer's final day w/ Daphne Lee Martin, Kate Mick, Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores, Reindeer, Cotton Candy, Barn Burning, Chris Monti, Detroit Rebellion, & many more (noon-8pm) - Thayer Street (Providence, RI, as another great record store closes...)
    • Bees Deluxe (4pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Garrison Keillor w/ Robin and Linda Williams (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Shawn Colvin (8pm) - Center for Arts (Natick, MA)

  • Sunday, May 28:
    • Boston Calling w/ Weezer, Buffalo Tom, Hiss Golden Messenger, Piebald, Wolf Zombies, Cage the Elephant, Converge, Flatbush Zombies, Pup, & Mondo Cozmo - Harvard Athletic Complex
    • Hazel and the Highland Drifters (4pm), & the Jugghead Band (10pm) - Atwood's
    • 19th annual Memorial Day Campfire (highlights) w/ Sean Staples, Rose Polenzani, Jim Trick (6pm), Reverend Freakchild (7:30pm), Sam Moss, Rachel Sumner, & Julia Mark (9pm) and more - Club Passim, (music begins at noon)
    • Paul Hansen (2pm) - Aeronaut Brewing Company
    • Johnnie Mac and the Local Forecast (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Roy Sludge Trio (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Americana Sundays, & hosted by Greg Klyma w/ Paul Dilley (7pm) - Thunder Road
    • King Washington (9pm) - Toad
    • Boston Cream, & John Garrett and Swarming Branch (9pm) - State Park
    • Cake (8pm) - Mass MoCA, (Building 6)

  • Monday, May 29:
    • 19th annual Memorial Day Campfire (highlights) w/ Sick Sad and Lonesome (2pm), Lloyd Thayer, Sonny Jim Clifford (2:45pm), the Littlest Birds (5:45pm), Eleanor Buckland, Jamie Kallestad ((7:15pm), & many more - Club Passim, (music begins at noon)
    • Pumpkin Bread (7pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • the David Johnston Band (7:30pm), & the White Owls (10pm) - Toad
    • Monday Night Bluegrass (w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Jimmy Ryan, Dave Westner, & 8:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Slow Boat Home (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, which begins at 8pm)

  • Tuesday, May 30:
    • Miriam (7:30pm), & the Blue Ribbons (10pm) - Toad
    • James Hill (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Stambler's Ramblers (8:30pm), & Ethan Hawkins and Friends (10pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Jason Anick and the Swingers (8:30pm) - Burren
    • Peter Holsapple (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Attack of Le Pigeon (organ trio, & 10pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Wednesday, May 31:
    • Fandango (7:30pm) - Toad
    • Michael Kiwanuka, & Cloves (8pm SOLD OUT) - Royale
    • Mutlu (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Pumpkin Bread (8pm) - Aeronaut Brewing Company
    • Suitcase Junket, & Caroline Rose (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • the Dennis Brennan Band, & Catherine David (9:15pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Nico Rivers and the Black Grass (cd release), Box of Birds, & Gentle Temper (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Thursday, June 1:
    • Cal Kehoe, Joon, & Of Good Nature (7pm) - Thunder Road
    • Melvern Taylor and his Fabulous Meltones (7:30pm), & the Baker Thomas Band (10pm) - Toad
    • South Carolina Broadcasters (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Slum Raisins (8:30pm) - Aeronaut Brewing Company
    • Chuck McDermott (cd release, & 9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • LP, & Josiah and the Bonnevilles (9pm SOLD OUT) - The Sinclair
    • Billy Dodge Moody, & the Andrew DiMarzo Trio (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Blossoms, & Wilderado (10pm) - Great Scott
    • People Like You (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Friday, June 2:
    • Kat Parks, & Brad Bensko (noon-2pm) - Harvard Science Plaza, (presented by Passim)
    • the Busted Jug Band (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Verdegree, & Jodi Heights (7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Dan Bern, & Ryan Alvanos (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Tim Gearan Band, & the Z-Boys (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Los Goutos (10pm) - Toad
    • Club D'Elf (10pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Wali Ali Band (10pm) - Beat Brasserie
    • Lulu (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Soulsha (8pm) - Amazing Things Arts Center (Framingham, MA)
    • Chris Trapper (8pm) - Center for Arts (Natick, MA)

  • Saturday, June 3:
    • Susan Cattaneo in studio on the Lost Highway (9:30am) - WMBR
    • Robert Messore (10:15am-1:30pm) - Club Passim, which runs from 10am-2pm)
    • Cambridge River Fest w/ These Wild Plains, Jimmy Ryan and Hayride, the Revelations, Muddy Ruckus, the Blue Ribbons, Hot Molasses (Atwood's stage), Cold Chocolate, Kimon Kirk and the Meds, David Champagne, Tim Gearan, Ana Egge, & the Wolff Sisters (Passim stage) - CambridgeSide Galleria Canal, (noon-6pm)
    • Johnnie Mac and the Local Forecast (4pm), the Scrimshanders, & Three Day Threshold (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Sonya Rae Taylor Band (4pm), & Vapors of Morphine (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Stan Martin and Wicked Heart (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Barns Courtney, & Jenna Lotti (7pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Zion Rodman (cd release), & Julia Mark (7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Mark Cutler (7:30pm), & Eric Salt and the Electric City (10pm) - Toad
    • Peter Ward and Electric Blues (8pm) - Cantina Mexicana
    • Alastair Moock (cd release), & Deni Hlavinka (8pm - Pasim
    • the Squeezebox Stompers (8pm) - Amazing Things Arts Center (Framingham, MA)
    • Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez, & Matt York (8pm) - Spire Center (Plymouth, MA)
    • the Eric Johnson Electric Band (8pm SOLD OUT) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • the James Montgomery Band (8pm) - Center for Arts (Natick, MA)

  • Sunday, June 4:
    • Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (10:15am-1:30pm) - Club Passim, which runs from 10am-2pm)
    • The Revelations (gospel brunch, & 11:30am) - Atwood's
    • Ryan Alvanos (2pm) - Aeronaut Brewing Company
    • Sarah Levecque (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Kimon Kirk and the Meds (Lyle Brewer, Jim Haggerty, John Sands, vinyl release, 4pm), the Whiskey Gentry, & Have Gun Will Travel (10pm) - Atwood's
    • the Natural Wonders (4:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Greg Adams (8pm), & Jay Psaros (10pm) - Toad
    • Amy Speace, & Lisa Bastoni (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Recycled Percussion (2pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Monday, June 5:
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Zach Williams (Lone Bellow, & 8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Monique Claire, Monica de Vitry, & Jordan Rast and Nina de Vitry (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Monday Night Bluegrass (w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Jimmy Ryan, Dave Westner, & 8:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Seafoam Green, & Matt Zajac (9pm) - Sally O's
    • Don White (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, which begins at 8pm)

  • Tuesday, June 6:
    • Hayley Sabella (noon-1pm) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • Eddie Scheer's Tuesday Night All-Stars w/ Juliet Simmons Dinallo (8pm) - Corrib Pub (Brighton, MA)
    • Rodrigo y Gabriela (8pm) - House of Blues
    • Lindsay Straw (cd release), & the Vox Hunters (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Adam Eugene and Friends (8:30pm), & Damn Tall Buildings (10pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • The Rods (performing the music of the Faces, & 8:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Jason Anick and the Swingers (8:30pm) - Burren
    • the Blue Ribbons (10pm) - Toad
    • Attack of Le Pigeon (organ trio, & 10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Hannah and Maggie (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Juliet Simmons Dinallo - Corrib (Boston, MA)
    • Hannah and Maggie (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, June 7:
    • the Chandler Travis Three-O (6:30pm) - Bella Luna (284 Armory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA)
    • Fandango (7pm) - Toad
    • the Caleb Klauder Band (7:30pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Kemp Harris (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Southern Culture on the Skids, & the Weisstronauts (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • The Dennis Brennan Band (country night!), Ward Hayden of Girls, Guns, & and Glory (9:15pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Dan Stuart and Tom Heyman (10pm) - Atwood's
    • John Mayall (7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Thursday, June 8:
    • Klezperanto (7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Citizen Slim (7:30pm), & the Baker Thomas Band (10pm) - Toad
    • 75 Dollar Bill (8pm) - Charles River Museum
    • the Steel Wheels (8pm, & cd release) - Club Passim
    • Cody Johnson (9pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • John Moreland, Will Johnson (Centro-Matic, & 9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Reverend Horton Heat, Agent Orange, & Flat Duo Jets (9pm) - Once
    • the Kieran Ridge Band, & Honey Talk (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Donna the Buffalo (7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • John Mayall (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Friday, June 9:
    • Johnny Come Latelies (6pm), Dan Miller and the Highlife, RockSpring, Rick Fire and the Ricktones, Bryan Mac and the Bleed, & James Christensen (9pm) - Sally O's
    • Hanneke Cassel, Mike Block, & Natalie Haas and Yann Falquet (7pm) - Club Passim
    • Reverend Horton Heat, Agent Orange, & Flat Duo Jets (9pm) - Once
    • the Tim Gearan Band, & the Rationales (10pm) - Atwood's
    • the Whiskey Geese (10pm) - Toad
    • John Mayall (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Albert Cummings (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Hayes Carll (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Saturday, June 10:
    • Jake La Botz performs live on the Lost Highway (9:30am) - WMBR
    • Jake La Botz (4pm), & OldJack (10pm) - Atwood's
    • the Busted Jug Band (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Birds of Chicago (5, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Tom Hagerty Band (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Beantown Buckaroos (7pm) - Burren (back room, dance lessons at 6:30pm)
    • the Pines (8pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Ruby Rose Fox, Halo Circus, Florie Namir, & George Woods (8pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • the Garcia Project (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Bobby Whitlock and CoCo Carmel (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Sunday, June 11:
    • the Tarbox Ramblers (4pm) - Atwood's
    • the Vinegar Flies (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Ween (7:30pm) - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
    • Los Nocheros (8:30pm) - Regent Theater
    • Kristen Ford (9pm) - Sally O's
    • John Powhida International Airport (9:30pm) - Toad

  • Monday, June 12:
    • Monday Night Bluegrass (w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Jimmy Ryan, Dave Westner, & 8:30pm) - Atwood's

  • Tuesday, June 13:
    • Vilray (noon-1pm) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • Juliet Simmons Dinallo (10pm) - Toad
    • Mary Bragg (8pm) - Club Passim
    • JC Brooks, Gold Blood and Associates, & Miss Fairchild (8:45pm) - Once
    • Daniel Romano (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, June 14:
    • St. Paul and the Broken Bones, & Shovels and Rope (7pm) - Lawn on D (Seaport, Boston, MA)
    • Jeremy Enigk, & Tomo Nakayama (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Jonah Tolchin, & Helen Rose (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Thursday, June 15:
    • Susan Cattaneo (cd release) w/ Bill Kirchen (8pm) - Thunder Road
    • Chuck Prophet (9pm, & performing with a string quartet) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Elephant Revival, & Twisted Pine (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Mike Zito (Royal Southern Brotherhood, & 7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Juliet Simmons Dinallo (8pm) - Main Streets Cafe (Concord, MA)
    • JC Brooks (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Friday, June 16:
    • Tom Burris (noon-2pm) - Harvard Science Plaza, (presented by Passim)
    • Georgia Overdrive (10pm) - Toad
    • Michael Franti and Spearhead (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)

  • Saturday, June 17:
    • Zach Church (host of Trunk Full of Pearl) guest djs the Lost Highway (8-10am) - WMBR
    • Joe's Jazz and Blues Festival w/ the Tarbox Ramblers (5pm), Sara Bielanski, Air Congo, Kit Holliday and the Ominous Vultures, & more (noon-6pm) - Powderhouse Park (Somerville, MA)
    • Joan Shelley, & Jake Xerxes (9pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Summer Fest w/ Les Sampou and Special Guests and the Norwell Voice Studio Voice Students (4:30pm) - Town Green (Norwell, MA)
    • the Squeezebox Stompers (7pm) - Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Unitarian Church of Sharon, 4 North Main Street, Sharon, MA)
    • Vince Gill (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Chuck Prophet, Ward Hayden (Girls Guns and Glory, & 8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Cowboy Mouth (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Sunday, June 18:
    • Sera Cahoone, & Patrick Coman (7pm) - Once
    • Evolfo, Zip-Tie Handcuffs, Bat House, & Skinny Pigeons (9pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Coco Hames, & Little Bandit (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Barenaked Ladies (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Selwyn Birchwood (7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Tuesday, June 20:
    • Jim Trick (noon-1pm) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • the Harmaleighs (music release, & 10pm) - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, June 21:
    • Dwight and Nicole (new music preview, & 10pm) - Atwood's

  • Thursday, June 22:
    • Dave and Phil Alvin and the Guilty Ones (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Dwight and Nicole (new music preview, & 10pm) - Atwood's
    • Ronnie Baker Brooks (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Friday, June 23:
    • Wilco's Solid Sound Music and Arts Festival w/ Wilco, Dave and Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones, Nancy and Beth, Dawn of Midi, Alloy Orchestra, & more - Mass MoCA (North Adams, MA)
    • Richard Shindell (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Ronnie Baker Brooks (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Saturday, June 24:
    • Mark Wheeler guest hosts the middle hour of the Lost Highway (8:30-9:30am) - WMBR
    • Imelda May (8pm) - The Paradise
    • Swear and Shake (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Wilco's Solid Sound Music and Arts Festival w/ Wilco, Television, Peter Wolf and the Midnight Travelers, the Shaggs, Joan Shelley, Kacy and Clayton, Jeff Parker Trio, John Hodgman, Nick Offerman, Alloy Orchestra, & many more - Mass MoCA (North Adams, MA)
    • Huey Lewis and the News (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Sunday, June 25:
    • Wilco's Solid Sound Music and Arts Festival w/ Tweedy and Friends, the Nels Cline Four, the Autumn Defense, Daniel Bachman, Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids, On Fillmore, Quindar, & many more - Mass MoCA (North Adams, MA)
    • the Marshall Tucker Band (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Howie Day (7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Monday, June 26:
    • BJ Barham (American Aquarium), & Charley Crockett (8:30pm) - Middle East Upstairs
    • Lucero, & Banditos (8pm) - Rock On Concert Cruise

  • Tuesday, June 27:
    • Kaiti Jones (noon-1pm) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (7:30pm) - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
    • the Squeezebox Stompers (6:30pm) - Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield Common, Main Street, Wakefield, MA)

  • Thursday, June 29:
    • Juliet Simmons Dinallo (9:30pm) - the Menotomy Grill

  • Friday, June 30:
    • Mattie and Debbie (noon-2pm) - Harvard Science Plaza, (presented by Passim)
    • Hot Club of Cowtown (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Wednesday, July 5:
    • Buffy Saint Marie (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard, (MFA)

  • Saturday, July 1:
    • Cody Jinks, Paul Cauthen, & Sunny Sweeney (9pm) - The Sinclair

  • Thursday, July 6:
    • the Steel Wheels (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Friday, July 7:
    • the Sadies (9pm) - Once
    • the Waco Brothers, & the Quahogs (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Randy Newman (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Big Al Anderson and the Floor Models (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Joan Osborne (8pm, & singing Dylan's songs) - Mass MoCA

  • Saturday, July 8:
    • Pokey LaFarge, & Kelsey Waldon (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Dave Mason (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Sunday, July 9:
    • Big, & Rich (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Melissa Etheridge (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)

  • Tuesday, July 11:
    • Bethel Steele (noon-1pm) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)

  • Wednesday, July 12:
    • Blick Bassy (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard, (MFA)
    • Western Centuries (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Thursday, July 13:

  • Friday, July 14:
    • Rob Flax (noon-2pm) - Harvard Science Plaza, (presented by Passim)
    • Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams (9pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Green River Festival w/ the Mavericks, Big Al Anderson, the Sweetback Sisters, Western Centuries, Fulaso, the Pedrito Martinez Group, the Aliya Cycon Project, & many more - Greenfield Community College (Greenfield, MA)
    • Chris Stapleton, Anderson East, & Brent Cobb (7pm) - Xfinity Center (Marshfield, MA)
    • the Mark O'Connor Band (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • the Infamous Stringdusters (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Saturday, July 15:
    • Robert Earl Keen (7pm) - Royale
    • Green River Festival w/ Lake Street Dive, Pokey LaFarge, the Deslondes, Houndmouth, Amadou and Mariam, Darlingside, San Fermin, Big Sam's Funky Nation, John Brown's Body, Larry Campbell, xTwisted Pine, Tank and the Bangas, Dan Bern, & many more - Greenfield Community College (Greenfield, MA)
    • Eddie Money (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Chris Stapleton, Anderson East, & Brent Cobb (7pm) - Xfinity Center (Marshfield, MA)

  • Sunday, July 16:
    • the Sweetback Sisters (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Green River Festival w/ Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Robbie Fulks, Chicano Batman, Mandolin Orange, the Infamous Stringdusters, Funky Meters, Parsonfield, Kat Wright, Rachel Price and Vilray, River Whyless, Bridget Kearney, the Suitcase Junket, the Dustbowl Revival, Madam Uncle, & many more - Greenfield Community College (Greenfield, MA)
    • the Mavericks (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Monday, July 17:

  • Tuesday, July 18:
    • Lindsay Straw (noon-1pm) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)

  • Wednesday, July 19:
    • Tank and the Bangas (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard, (MFA)

  • Thursday, July 20:
    • Tom Petty, & Peter Wolf (7:30pm) - TD Garden

  • Friday, July 21:
    • Preservation Hall Jazz Band (6:30pm) - Royale
    • Amy Black (7:30pm) - Regattabar
    • Tom Petty, & Peter Wolf (7:30pm) - TD Garden
    • Graham Nash (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Clint Black (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Saturday, July 22:
    • Ryan Montbleau (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • the Fabulous Thunderbirds (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Sunday, July 23:
    • Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers (4pm) - Rock On Concert Cruise
    • Pat Benetar, & Neil Geraldo (3pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Tuesday, July 25:
    • Mark Kilianski (noon-1pm) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)

  • Wednesday, July 26:
    • Las Cafeteras (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard, (MFA)
    • the Head and the Heart - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

  • Thursday, July 27:
    • Mary Black (8pm) - River Club Music Hall (Scituate, MA)

  • Friday, July 28:
    • Noble Dust (noon-2pm) - Harvard Science Plaza, (presented by Passim)
    • Amy Black (8pm) - Spire Center (Plymouth, MA)

  • Saturday, July 29:
    • Mary Black (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Sunday, July 30:
    • Josh Turner (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Tuesday, August 1:

  • Wednesday, August 2:
    • Ruby Rose Fox (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard, (MFA)

  • Thursday, August 3:
    • the Magpie Salute (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre

  • Friday, August 4:
    • Amos Lee (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)

  • Sunday, August 6:
    • Phil Vassar (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Dawes (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)

  • Tuesday, August 8:
    • Kat Parks and Brad Bensko (noon-1pm) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)

  • Wednesday, August 9:
    • Banda Magda (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard, (MFA)

  • Friday, August 11:
    • Lisa Bastoni (noon-2pm) - Harvard Science Plaza, (presented by Passim)
    • Devendra Banhart djs (6:30-10pm) - ICA
    • Booker T. Jones (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Saturday, August 12:
    • My Morning Jacket, & the Districts (7:30pm) - Mass MoCA
    • Lyle Lovett and His Big Band (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)

  • Sunday, August 13:
    • Dwight Yoakam (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Tuesday, August 15:
    • Lloyd Thayer (noon-1pm) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)

  • Wednesday, August 16:
    • Patty Larkin (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard, (MFA)

  • Thursday, August 17:
    • Cyrille Aimee (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Friday, August 18:
    • Dick Dale (7:30pm) - Middle East Downstairs
    • Delta Rae, & the Church Sisters (9pm) - The Paradise

  • Saturday, August 19:
    • Hunter Hayes (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • the David Grisman Sextet (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Nona Hendryx (8pm) - Mass MoCA

  • Sunday, August 20:
    • Stephen Stills and Judy Collins (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)

  • Tuesday, August 22:

  • Wednesday, August 23:
    • Debo Band, & Alsarah and the Nubatones (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard, (MFA)

  • Thursday, August 24:
    • the Dirty Dozen Brass Band (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Friday, August 25:
    • Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Tuesday, August 29:
    • Live and Let Liv (noon-1pm) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)

  • Wednesday, August 30:
    • Traveller (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard, (MFA)

  • Thursday, August 31:
    • Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Squirrel Nut Zippers (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • the Del McCoury Band (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Friday, September 1:
    • 20th annual Rhythm and Roots Festival w/ the Mavericks, Shinyribs, the Squirrel Nut Zippers (w/ Jimbo Mathus, Chris Phillips), the Pine Leaf Boys, 10 Strings and A Goatskin, the Revelers, the Alex Meixner Band, & many more (1pm-midnight) - Ninigret Park (Charlestown, RI, full day of music Friday for the first time, including camping on Thursday night)
    • Roseanne Cash (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)

  • Saturday, September 2:
    • 20th annual Rhythm and Roots Festival w/ Roseanne Cash, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, Shinyribs, the Pine Leaf Boys, Hat Fitz and Cara, 10 Strings and A Goatskin, the Revelers, Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express, the Alex Meixner Band, & many more (1pm-midnight) - Ninigret Park (Charlestown, RI)

  • Sunday, September 3:
    • 20th annual Rhythm and Roots Festival w/ Marcia Ball, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, the Pine Leaf Boys, Masters of the Fiddle with Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, the New Orleans Suspects (w/ Paul Barrere, Fred Tackett), Hat Fitz and Cara, the Revelers, Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express, & many more (1pm-midnight) - Ninigret Park (Charlestown, RI)

  • Tuesday, September 5:

  • Saturday, September 9:
    • the Charlie Daniels Band (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Mickey Dolenz (the Monkees, & 8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Sunday, September 10:
    • Bret Michaels (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Tuesday, September 12:
    • Mattie and Debbie (noon-1pm) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)

  • Friday, September 15:
    • Fresh Grass w/ Brandi Carlile, Shovels and Rope, the Wood Brothers, Darol Anger's Republic of Strings, the Suitcase Junket, Alison Brown, Victor Furtado, the Last Revel, the Page Turners, Whiskey Treaty Road Show, Cold Chocolate, Long Journey, Izzy Heltai, & more - Mass MoCA

  • Saturday, September 16:
    • Matthew Sweet (8pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Fresh Grass w/ Del, Dawg, Railroad Earth, Crooked Still, Mike and Ruthy, Son Little, the Hackensaw Boys, the Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally Band, Red Baraat, Julian Pinelli, Jeb Barry and the Pawn Shop Saints, Mama's Marmalade, Ramblin' Jug Stompers, & more - Mass MoCA

  • Sunday, September 17:
    • Fresh Grass w/ the Del McCoury Band (w/ David Grisman), Bill Frisell (w/ Petra Haden, Hank Roberts, Luke Bergman), Carrie Rodriguez, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, Sarah Jarosz, the Brothers Comatose, Dom Flemons, Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra, Pinedrop, Cheick Hamala Diabate and Mankan, Lil' Smokes, & more - Mass MoCA
    • Montgomery Gentry (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Friday, September 22:
    • John Popper (Blues Traveler, & 8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Saturday, September 23:
    • Dan and Shay (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Sunday, September 24:
    • Jake Owen (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Thursday, September 28:
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Saturday, September 30:
    • the Blasters, & Flat Duo Jets - Once

  • Friday, October 6:

  • Friday, October 27:
    • ZZ Top (7:30pm) - Orpheum

  • Saturday, October 28:
    • Jake Shimabukuro (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Thursday, November 16:
    • Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn (8pm) - Sanders Theatre

  • Friday, November 17:
    • Arlo Guthrie (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Tuesday, November 21:
    • Chris Thile (8pm) - Sanders Theatre

  • Tuesday, November 28:
    • Darlene Love (8pm, & holiday show) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Saturday, December 2:
    • Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy's Celtic Family Christmas (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Thursday, December 14:
    • Blood Sweat and Tears (w/ Bo Bice, & 8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

Please Note:
  • Addresses of many Boston area clubs can be found here.
  • Additions, changes and corrections for roots/Americana/blues/cajun/zydeco shows can be made by writing to: roots-listings email address
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