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SEMAYO Summer Camp Registration

UMass CVPA Main Campus 285 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth, MA

Registration is now open for the 2022 SEMAYO Summer Camp . The camp offers multiple performing groups of various skill levels to string, wind, and percussion students. Participants must have […]

$250

Beach, Booze and Buffett at Kilburn

The Rooftop at The Cove at Kilburn Mill 127 W. Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA

The Kilburn Event Center kicks off Memorial Day weekend with a summer celebration on the Rooftop Deck. Doors open at 11 a.m., and admission is free until 5 p.m. 11:30 […]

Brian and the Cassettes at Cisco

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

Brian Cass and the Cassettes (Peter Antunes, Kyle Spark, Michael Gallant, Kat Knutsen, and David Mitton) are back rocking and rolling outside at Cisco Brewers.

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Butch McCarthy with The Gentlemen of Leisure

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

Butch McCarthy is a New Bedford musician who's been performing throughout New England since the 1970s. The popular singer/songwriter/guitarist plays with various bands and solo.

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Sonata Saturdays at The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room 22 William Street, New Bedford, MA

The NBSO and The Drawing Room present the second annual Sonata Saturdays series on the 4th Saturday of the month, May through October. NBSO musicians will perform outside The Drawing […]

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Whiskey Affair at Off the Hook

Off the Hook 56 Goulart Memorial Drive, Fairhaven, MA

Whiskey Affair covers pop/rock from the 60s to today's hits, with some unexpected B-side favorites. Susan Sylvia, lead vocals; Jr. Dias, lead guitar/vocals; Tom Woz, guitar;  Chevy, drums; Caleb Sparling, […]

Back to Bach: Cellist, Stephanie Winters

Dedee Shattuck Gallery 1 Partners' Lane, Westport, MA

Stephanie Winters' latest collaborative project features an original soundtrack with excerpts of Sarabande dance movements from each of the six Cello Suites of Johann Sebastian Bach paired with her solo […]

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NB Rude Boys at Cisco

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

The NB Rude Boys play classic styles of ska, reggae, rock-steady, and punk rock. The result is a spirited, live performance featuring slick vocals, solid rhythms, and an energetic horn […]

The Funky Cat Duo at Cisco

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

The Funky Cat Duo is Felix Rentschler on guitar/vocals and Mike Janelle on bass. Felix works with a large network of musicians to offer everything from solo jazz guitar and […]

Brian and the Cassettes at Pour Farm

Pour Farm Tavern 780 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA

Brian Cass and the Cassettes (Rob Massoud, Boey Russell, and guests) are back rocking and rolling outside at Cisco Brewers.

Quiet Riot with Metal 101

The Vault Music Hall at Greasy Luck Pub 791 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA

Legendary bassist and Metal Health founding member Rudy Sarzo has returned Quiet Riot after almost a 20-year absence. As per the wishes of Frankie Banali, who passed away in 2020, […]

$35 – $50

Memorial Day All White Brunch

Pub 6T5 736 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA

Pub 6T5 invites the public to celebrate Memorial Day dressed all in white. This daytime party will feature music by DJ Jules of JAMN 94.5.

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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 […]

Apollo Suns at Cisco

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

Apollo Suns delivers an innovative sound combining instrumental, jazz, rock, and psychedelic music.

Toussaint the Liberator at Cisco

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

Toussaint the Liberator's soulful voice has inspired the Boston music scene since 2001.  He is the son of a pastor and choir director and has been blessed with a style […]

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Toe Jam Puppet Band at Buttonwood Park

Buttonwood Park 425 Hawthorn St., New Bedford, MA

Toe Jam Puppet Band performs twice at Buttonwood Park every week, at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. These shows are scheduled on Mondays in the classroom until further notice. Check […]

$10

Ari Heist at Cisco

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

Ari Heist is a grammy-nominated singer/songwriter who began his career as an independent artist in 2001. He has released 11 albums, 5 EPs, and a 52-song project in 2008. In […]

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Neal and Company at Cork Wine and Tapas

Cork Wine and Tapas 90 Front St., New Bedford, MA

Local legend Neal McCarthy plays acoustic guitar with musicians Marc Friedman and Mark Purrington every Tuesday night at Cork. Reserve a table here.  

Southcoast Brass Band at Cisco

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

Southcoast Brass Band (SCBB) is a 7-piece NOLA style brass band dedicated to the tradition of blues, funk, and jazz.

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A-Ok Karaoke at Pour Farm

Pour Farm Tavern 780 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA

A-Ok Karaoke hosts a music-filled night every Wednesday at The Pour Farm Tavern. Sing along and perform to a wide variety of karaoke songs, with music and lyrics.

The Relics at The Seaport Inn

Seaport Inn and Grill 110 Middle Street, Fairhaven, MA

The Relics help launch opening day at The Seaport Inn and Grill. The band has been a New Bedford area staple for more than two decades. They play a little […]

Sugarcane Duquesne at Cisco

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

Sugarcane Duquesne performs the sounds of New Orleans, R&B, gospel, roots, and Americana selections. The band keeps alive the great New Orleans classic style of vocals, horns, and piano-based traditional […]