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New Bedford Symphony Audition: Register by Sept. 30

Masonic Temple 1950 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra (NBSO) will hold auditions for the following instruments: viola, principal/3rd horn (two positions), and 2nd bassoon in October 2022. The orchestra regularly performs under the […]

Blu Lobsta at Cisco

Cisco Brewers Kitchen & Bar 1480 East Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

Blu Lobsta plays covers and originals from the classic rock and blues genres, including Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, Little Feat, The Allman Brothers, Van Morrison, Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, and The Doobie Brothers. The band members are Gary Brown-guitar and vocals, Brad Cardoza-guitar and vocals, Ken Kenyon-bass and vocals, Peter Stone-keyboards, sax, and vocals; and […]


Joy Pereira at Pub 6T5

Pub 6T5 736 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA

Local singer Joy Pereira is a local favorite who keeps the crowd hopping. The seasoned musician performs old-school R&D and dance favorites

Lustre: NBSO Chamber Music Series

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church 351 Elm Street, South Dartmouth, MA

Four brilliant rubies: Germaine Tailleferre – Piano Trio (1917) David Popper – Nocturne for Cello & Piano Astor Piazzolla – Four for Tango César Franck – Piano Quintet (his 200th birthday year) Ethan Wood, violin EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, violin Christopher Nunn, viola Leo Eguchi, cello Janice Weber, piano Begun during the first World War and completed […]


Aldous Collins Band at Cisco

Cisco Brewers Kitchen & Bar 1480 East Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

The Aldous Collins Band brings its high-energy rock and soul music to Cisco.

Seth Adam at Cisco

Cisco Brewers Kitchen & Bar 1480 East Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

Singer/songwriter Seth Adam writes compelling, genuine songs with honest lyrics. Taking musical cues from artists like Counting Crows, Tom Petty, and more.


R&B Wednesdays at Knucklheads

Knuckle Heads 85 MacArthur Dr., New Bedford, MA

Abstrakt Music and Knuckle Heads Bar & Grill presents R&B and Soul Wednesdays with special guest Mike Rollins.

Gary Faria at Endzone Sports Pub

Endzone Sports Pub 218 Coggeshall St,, New Bedford, MA

Gary Faria has over 25 years of performing experience as an acoustic vocalist and guitarist who brings back that old-school vibe.


The Concept Duo at Rose Alley

Rose Alley Ale House 94 Front St., New Bedford, MA

The Concept Duo performs at Rose Alley Ale House every Thursday. The popular party band plays Top 40, Rock, Alt Rock, dance, and sing-along style music from the ’80s until now.

Donna the Buffalo at Narrows

Narrows Center for the Arts 16 Anawan St., Fall River, MA

Donna the Buffalo offers everything you want in a roots band — songs that matter, a groove that makes you dance, an audience that spans generations, and a musical voice that evokes a sense of community. The Gary Douglass Band opens for Donna the Buffalo.

$30 – $33

Dallas Corbin & BBQ

Cisco Brewers Kitchen & Bar 1480 East Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

Country performer Dallas Corbin brings a touch of Nashville to the Cisco Brewery every week. A special menu of house-made bbq is also featured.


Neal McCarthy Trio Thursdays at Pour Farm

Pour Farm Tavern 780 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA

Check out Matt Antunes (drums and sound), Kyle Spark (Bass), and Neal McCarthy (electric guitar/Vox) every Thursday at Pour Farm Tavern.

4th Annual South Coast Soiree

My Brother's Keeper 1015 Reed Road, North Dartmouth, MA

The South Coast Soiree is an event to raise funds for My Brother’s Keeper, a non-profit that delivers food, furniture, Christmas gifts, and other items to South Coast families in need. The outdoor festivities include gourmet cuisine, a cash bar, and live jazz music.


Morgan Skelly and the Old Crows at Cisco

Cisco Brewers Kitchen & Bar 1480 East Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

"A little bit Country, a little bit Rock & Roll" pretty much sums up Morgan Skelly and the Old Crows. This New England-based 4-piece band covers Tom Petty, Kenny Chesney, John Mellencamp, The Eagles, Jason Aldean, and many more

Get the Funk Out at Kilburn

Kilburn Mill 127 West Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

Get your Friday night groove with Get the Funk Out at the Kilburn Mill. This funky crew of local musicians incorporates a full-fledged horn line. Brass instruments allow the group to closely emulate the sounds of popular funk, soul, and R&B artists like Tower of Power, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, and more.


Funhouse at Oriental Pearl

Oriental Pearl 576 State St.,  Westport, MA

FunHouse is a local party cover band. Gina, Mike, Rick, Rich, Andy, and Cam play favorite hits from the 80s 90s and today’s top 40.

New Bedford Symphony 2022–2023 Season

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center 684 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA

New Bedford Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Yaniv Dinur invite the public to the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center for the 2022–2023 concert series. Season tickets are now available, and past subscribers should renew by August 1 to keep their seats. NBSO 2022-2023 Season: American Dream: October 1 Yaniv Plays Brahms: October 29 Holiday Pops: December […]


Molly O’Leary at Play! Arcade

PLAY! Arcade 34 Union St., New Bedford, MA

Molly O'Leary is a local singer-songwriter. Her musical style has been described as indie, folk, Americana, and rock. The New Bedford native performs solo, duo, and with a full band nationally.

The Bernadettes at Cisco

Cisco Brewers Kitchen & Bar 1480 East Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

The Bernadettes are Bryan D. Kearney (band leader, lead vocals, EWI & percussion), Mark Spicer (keyboards, vocals), and Arnold Stanio (lead & rhythm guitar). The band plays eclectic R&B music.

The 16th Annual NB Oktoberfest

Pier 3 106 Macarthur Drive, New Bedford, MA

The South Coast Business Alliance (SCBA) presents the 16th Annual New Bedford Oktoberfest. Raise a tankard and toast the return of the quintessential fall festival downtown featuring local brewers, food, and bands. Shipyard, Dogfish Head, Miller, Moat Mountain, Narragansett, White Claw, and more will be on tap. Performers are Alexa Cabral (Catching Arrows Band), Off […]

$15 – $20

The Jethros at Cisco

Cisco Brewers Kitchen & Bar 1480 East Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

The Jethros is a SouthCoast band that has something for everyone. The family of musicians plays folk, blues, alt, soul, swing-jazz, bluegrass, funk, country, mariachi, and klezmer music.

NBSO Presents American Dream

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center 684 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA

Under Music Director Yaniv Dinur, the orchestra will perform pieces by American Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis and Czech composer Antonín Dvořák. Jazz, blues, habanera, spirituals, and anthems are all part of Marsalis’ Violin Concerto, performed by Bulgarian-American violinist Bella Hristova. Yaniv and Ms. Hristova will host a pre-concert talk in the theater at 6:30 p.m. […]

$10 – $65