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The WMBR Roots Report
(Americana, Blues, Cajun, Folk & Zydeco)

  • Friday, May 27:
    • 18th annual Campfire w/ Strangers By Accident (6pm), Rough and Tumble (6:45pm), the Wolff Sisters (7:30pm), Rachel McCartney and the Crown Point Royals (8:15pm), Cardboard Ox (9pm), Tess (9:45pm), Sean Trischka (10:30pm), & the Western Den (11:15pm) - Club Passim
    • the Tom Hagerty Band Acoustic Band (6pm) - Sally O's
    • the Monkees 50th anniversary tour (Mickey Dolenz, Peter Torkleson, & 8pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • the Becca Stevens Trio, Charmaine Lee, & Women of the World (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Dan and the Wildfire, & Barefoot Young (9pm) - Thunder Road
    • the Tim Gearan Band, & Riley Coyote (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Muddy Ruckus (10pm) - Toad
    • the Sarah Levecque Band (9:15pm) - Vincent's (Worcester, MA)

  • Saturday, May 28:
    • C.W. Stoneking performs live on the Lost Highway (9:30am) - WMBR
    • Sonya Rae Taylor (blues brunch, & 10am-2pm) - Beat Brasserie
    • Campfire w/ Jackie Giroux, Heather Woods, Eva Walsh, Emily Mure (noon), the Promise Is Hope (1:30pm), the Anna-Kate Band (2:15pm), Julie Dougherty and Taylor Armerding (3pm), Reverend Freakchild (6pm), Mally Smith (6:45pm), Gretchen and the Pickpockets (7:30pm), Rose Polenzani, Hayley Sabella, Tenzin Chopak, Seamus Galligan (8:15pm), Sugar Blood Jinx (9:45pm), Rob Flax, Dietrich Strause, Mike Block, & Sean Trischka (10:30pm) - Club Passim
    • Frank Drake's bluegrass jam (2pm), & the Bagboys (5pm) - Burren
    • Double D and the Bluesmakers (7:30pm), & Barrett Anderson (10pm) - Toad
    • Josh Lederman and the CSARS (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Patsy Hamel Band (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Fodhla (8pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • Andrea Beaton, & Wendy MacIsaac (8pm) - Canadian American Club (202 Arlington Street, Watertown, MA)
    • OldJack, Jess Tower, Nate Leavitt and the Elevation, & J. Clarke Webber (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Vapors of Dub (Morphine/Van Martin 10pm) - Atwood's
    • Low Lily and Lula Wiles (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Sunday, May 29:
    • Bobby Keyes (blues brunch, & 10am-2pm) - Beat Brasserie
    • Campfire w/ Post Meridian (noon), Seth Wonka, Sawyer Lawson, Isa Burke, Annabelle Lord-Patey (12:45pm), Andy Cambria, Molly Pinto Madigan, Eleanor Buckland, Emily Baker (2:15pm), Anthony Savino, Emily Goldstein, Emily Mure, Aurora Birch (3:45pm), the Busted Jug Band (6:45pm), Rose Polenzani, Scott Matthew Pittman, Lloyd Thayer (7:30pm), the Meadown Brothers (9:45pm), the Bombadils (10:30pm), & Honeysuckle (11:15pm) - Club Passim
    • Roy Sludge (9pm) - State Park
    • Marc Pinansky and the Bored of Health (9pm) - Toad
    • Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, & Heron Oblivion (9:45pm) - The Sinclair
    • C.W. Stoneking, & Brownbird Rudy Relic (10pm) - Great Scott
    • Kim Logan, & Matt Haeck (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Monday, May 30:
    • Campfire w/ Rob Flax (noon), Jackie Giroux (12:45pm), Matt Heaton, Sean Smith, Lindsay Straw, Lloyd Thayer (1:30pm), Kathleen Parks and Brad Bensko (3pm), the By and By (3:45pm), Beard (4:30pm), Alex Smith (5:15pm), Hayley Thompson-King (6pm), Irish Mythen (6:45pm), the Novel Ideas (7:30pm), the Western Den (8:15pm), Rachel Summer, Aurora Birch, Isa Burke, Katie Martucci, & Eleanor Buckland (9pm) - Club Passim
    • Natural Wonders (5pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • the Clockburners (Jimmy Ryan, Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Dave Westner, & 9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Martin Grosswendt and Susanne Salem-Schatz (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, which begins at 8pm)
    • Matthew Stubbs and the Antiguas (10pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Tuesday, May 31:
    • Miriam (7:30pm), & the Blue Ribbons (10pm) - Toad
    • the Tokyo Tramps (8pm) - Sally O's
    • the Sandy Ridge Boys (8:30pm), & Amy Gallatin and Still Waters (10pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Jason Anick and the Swingers (8:30pm) - Burren
    • Hayley Jane (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Igor and the Red Elvises, & Dust Clouds of Mars (9pm) - Thunder Road
    • Crooked Horse (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, June 1:
    • Fandango (7pm), & the Abbie Barret Band (10pm) - Toad
    • Jon Cleary, & the Monster Gentlemen (7:30pm) - Regattabar
    • Andrea Beaton, & Wendy MacIsaac and Eric MacDonald (7:30pm) - Arlington Center for the Arts (41 Foster Street, Arlington, MA)
    • Lola Marsh, & Tall Heights (7:45pm) - The Sinclair
    • Giulia Haible and Caroline Dressler (cd rel), & Post Meridian (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Dennis Brennan Band, & Sean Trischka (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Brian Carpenter and the Confessions, Filed Day, & Future Carnivores (10pm) - Great Scott
    • Levi Parham, & Jim Healey (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Jason Crabb - Fewllowship Church (604 Foundry Street, Easton, MA)
    • Jorma Kaukonen (7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Thursday, June 2:
    • Melvern Taylor and His Fabulous Meltones (7:30pm), & the Baker Thomas Band (10pm) - Toad
    • ByoBluegrass w/ David Rizzutti (7:30pm) - Sally O's
    • Adam Michael Rothberg, & Linda Sharar (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Cocek! Brass Band (8:30pm) - Aeronaut Brewing Company
    • the Lonesome Draw, Lula Wiles, & Billington Sea (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Grownup Noise (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Friday, June 3:
    • the Johnny Come Latelies (6pm), Nocturnal Adoration Society, Los Goutos, & Hillbilly Holiday (9pm) - Sally O's
    • Porch Party Mamas (7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Chick Singer Night w/ Juli Morgan, Sonia Mehta, Giovanna Ward, Georgia Bowder-Newton, Kayla Mercuri, & Mackenzie Clement (8pm) - Chevalier Theatre, (proceeds benefit Medford Calling)
    • Eva Walsh (cd rel), & the Small Glories (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Burcu Gulec w/ Jenny Herzog, & Sylvie Leys (8pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • the Defibulators, & the Brother Brothers (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Sonics, Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, & the Woggles (9pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Ruby Rose Fox (cd rel), Jeremy and the Harlequins, Julie Rhodes, & Weakened Friends (9pm) - Middle East Down
    • Erin Harpe and the Dleta Swingers, Stump Tail Dotty, & Lovewhip (9pm) - Midway Cafe
    • Damien Jurado and the Heavy Light, & Ben Abraham (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Scott Janovitz w/ Jake and Elizabeth (10pm) - Toad
    • the Tim Gearan Band, & Magen Tracey and the Missed Connections (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Danielle Nicole (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Richard Shindell (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • the Mychael David Project (8pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Liz Frame and the Kickers, & Stevelia's Stone (8pm) - Amazing Things Arts Center (Framingham, MA)
    • the Alternate Routes (8pm) - Center for Arts (Natick, MA)

  • Saturday, June 4:
    • the Small Glories perform live on the Lost Highway (9:30am) - WMBR
    • Riverfest (3 stages) w/ the Novel Ideas / Abbie Barret (noon), Dietrich Strause / Mr. Airplane Man (1pm), the DuPont Brothers / Dub Apocalypse (2pm), Damn Tall Buildings / the Tim Gearan Band (3pm), Dennis Brennan / the Silks (4pm), & Twisted Pine / Vapors of Morpine (5pm) - East Cambridge (at Lechmere Canal behind the Cambridgeside Galleria and surrounding area near Cambridge Parkway, new site for Riverfest)
    • Johnnie Mac and the Local Forecast (4pm), & the Country Pleasures (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Stan Martin and the Moonshiners (6pm) - Sally O's
    • 9th annual Blues After Hours benefit w/ Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson, Toni Lynn Washington, Barrett Anderson, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Babe Pinto, Justin Quinn, & Peter Hi-Fi (7:30pm) - Regent Theater, (proceeds go to non-profit Mass Farmers Markets)
    • Niall Connolly (7:30pm), & Lux Deluxe (10pm) - Toad
    • Songwriter Sessions w/ Beth DeSombre, Chris Thompson, & Rorie Kelly (8pm) - Arts at the Armory
    • the Blackstone Valley Music and Arts Festival w/ the Boot Hill Band (2pm), Super Mags (3:15pm), Robin Soares and Friends (4:30pm), Hey Nineteen (6pm), Sarah Potenza (8pm), & the Adam Ezra Group (9:30pm) - Homestead Gardens (200 Industrial Drive, North Smithfield, RI)
    • Sam Reid and the Riot Act (4pm) - Cisco Brewers (5 Bartlett Farm Road, Nantucket, MA)
    • Sam Reid and the Riot Act (8pm) - the Nantucket Lobster Trap (23 Washington Street, Nantucket, MA)
    • Vance Gilbert (8pm) - Amazing Things Arts Center (Framingham, MA)
    • the Chandler Travis Philharmonic (8pm) - Spire Center for the Performing Arts (25 1/2 Court St.,  Plymouth, MA)
    • the Barley Hoppers, Possessed By Paul James, & the Carleans (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Erin Harpe and the Dleta Swingers (9pm) - Back Page (15 Kearney Square, Lowell, MA,)

  • Sunday, June 5:
    • the Sarah Levecque Band (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Hank Wonder Trio (4pm), & Morris and the East Coast (10pm) - Atwood's
    • the Busted Jug Band (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Lord Huron, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, & Caroline Rose (8pm) - House of Blues
    • Dan Masterson, & the Instigators (10pm) - Toad
    • Arturo Sandoval (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Monday, June 6:
    • 20th Annual Redbones Bike Party Benefit w/ live music, raffle prizes, & etc (5-9pm) - Redbones, (proceeds benefit MassBike & New England Mountain Bike Associaton)
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • the Clockburners (Jimmy Ryan, Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Dave Westner, & 9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Matthew Stubbs and the Antiguas (10pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Tuesday, June 7:
    • Hanneke Cassel (noon) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • Jason Anick and the Swingers (8:30pm) - Burren
    • Kimon Kirk and the Meds (Lyle Brewer, Jim Haggerty, John Sands), & Lyle Brewer (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Florence and the Machine, & Of Monsters and Men (8pm) - Xfinity Center (Mansfield, MA)

  • Wednesday, June 8:
    • Rushad Eggleston (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Dennis Brennan Band, & Julie Dougherty (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Holly Miranda, & Haley Thompson-King (10pm) - Great Scott
    • Valerie June (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Thursday, June 9:
    • the Bluebird Orchestra (7pm) - Charles River Museum (Waltham, MA)
    • the Amy Black Band (8pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Abbie Gardner and Jesse Terry (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Leann Rimes (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • O'Death, the Huntress and Holder of Hands, Pete Bernhard (Devil Makes Three, & 10pm) - Great Scott
    • Marcia Ball (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Friday, June 10:
    • Bob Margolin (7pm) - Thunder Road
    • Chris Trapper (7pm) - Burren (back room, next night, too, same time)
    • Michael Daves with Noam Pikelny and Brittany Haas (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Ari Hest, & Sarah Lou Richards (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Club d'Elf (10pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Suitcase Junket (ep rel), & Twisted Pines (10pm) - Great Scott
    • Patty Griffin, & Amy Black (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • the Mark Zaleksi Band (8pm) - Amazing Things Arts Center (Framingham, MA)
    • Danya Kurtz, & Danielle Miraglia (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Marcia Ball (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Saturday, June 11:
    • 17th annual all-Hawaiian luau on the Lost Highway (8-10am) - WMBR
    • Kerri Powers, the Lied To's (2pm), Kris Delmhorst (10th anniversary show for Strange Conversation, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Josh Lederman and the CSARS (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Chris Smither (6pm) - The Sinclair
    • the Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio (8pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • Damn Tall Buildings, & Upstate Rubdown (8pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Buffalo Tom (9pm SOLD OUT) - The Paradise
    • Guster, & Marco Benevento (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Maceo Parker (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • the Darrell Nulisch Band, & Bees Deluxe (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Way Up South (8pm) - Mile Marker 1 (75 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA)

  • Sunday, June 12:
    • Lyle Brewer w/ Jef Charland, Mike Piehl (4pm), John Doe, & Jesse Dayton (9:30pm) - Atwood's

  • Monday, June 13:
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • the Jayhawks (8pm) - Royale
    • Mari Black and the World Fiddle Ensemble (8pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • John Doe w/ Jesse Dayton, the Clockburners (Jimmy Ryan, Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Dave Westner, & 9pm) - Atwood's

  • Tuesday, June 14:
    • Rob Flax (noon) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • Kimon Kirk and the Meds (Lyle Brewer, Jim Haggerty, John Sands), & David Champagne and friends (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Wolff Sisters (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, June 15:

  • Thursday, June 16:
    • Tarbox Ramblers (7pm) - Charles River Museum (Waltham, MA)

  • Friday, June 17:
    • Club d'Elf (10pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Mary Chapin Carpenter (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra perform live for the silent film, & Variete (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA, originally titled Jealousy, new digital restoration of 1925 movie)
    • Garland Jeffreys (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Livingston Taylor (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Saturday, June 18:
    • Rick Roth (host of the Second Fiddle, Fridays, & 5-7am) drives the Lost Highway rig this morning (8-10am) - WMBR
    • Roy Sludge (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Amy Fairchild, & Mikey Sweet (7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Do Yeon Kim w/ guests (8pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • Robert Ellis, & Tom Brosseau (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Ziggy Marley (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Peter Frampton, & Jack Broadbent (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Ronnie Earl (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Sugar Blue (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Tuesday, June 21:
    • Lloyd Thayer (noon) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • Dolly Parton (8pm) - Wang Theatre

  • Wednesday, June 22:
    • the Lonely Heartstring Band (cd rel, & 8pm) - Davis Square Theatre
    • John Paul White, & the Secret Sisters (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Caroline Cotter, & Wendy Cody (8pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • the Indigo Girls, & Lucy Wainwright Roche (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)

  • Friday, June 24:
    • Rebecca Pronsky (7:30pm) - Sanctuary UCC (458 High Street, Medford, MA)
    • the Outlaws, & the Mallett Brothers Band (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Saturday, June 25:
    • Mark Wheeler guest hosts the middle hour of the Lost Highway (8:30-9:30am) - WMBR
    • Ellis Paul (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Mavericks (5pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • the Gary Hoey Band (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Jonny Lang, & Guthrie Brown (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Jimmy LaFave (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Sunday, June 26:
    • Ray LaMontagne (7pm) - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
    • Sam Outlaw (9:45pm) - Atwood's
    • Josh Turner, & Raquel Cole (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Los Lonely Boys (6pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Dennis Stroughmatt and His Honky Tonk Circus (cd rel) - German Club (Pawtucket, RI)

  • Tuesday, June 28:
    • Pamela Means (noon) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • Melissa Etheridge (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre

  • Wednesday, June 29:
    • Kathleen Parks and Brad Bensko (8pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe

  • Thursday, June 30:
    • Dashina (6pm) - ICA (no cover, outside on the Harborwalk, in association with Berklee College)
    • Michelle Willson and the Evil Gal Blues Festival Band (8pm) - Scullers
    • Chris Wagner (Topheavy, Modern Day Idols), & Ajda the Turkish Queen (9pm) - Tavern at the End of the World (Charlestown, MA)
    • For the Sake of the Song tribute to Merle Haggard (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Friday, July 1:
    • Bees Deluxe - Next Page (Weymouth, MA)

  • Saturday, July 2:
    • Bruce Molsky, & Darol Anger (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Aztec Two Step, & Jon Pousette-Dart (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Way Up South (9pm) - Katrina's (14 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA)

  • Tuesday, July 5:
    • Aurora Birch (noon) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • Ladysmith Black Mambazo (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Wednesday, July 6:
    • Hot Club of Cowtown (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard (MFA, Boston, MA)

  • Thursday, July 7:
    • Lula Wiles (6pm) - ICA (no cover, outside on the Harborwalk, in association with Berklee College)
    • Jake Shimabukuro (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Friday, July 8:
    • 30th annual Green River Festival w/ Peter Wolf and the Midnight Travelers, NRBQ, the Dustbowl Revival, Charles Neville, Ola Fresco, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, & Campos and more to be announced - Greenfield Commnity College (Greenfield, MA)

  • Saturday, July 9:
    • 3rd annual Porch Fest (noon-6pm) - Jamaica Plain
    • the Beach Boys (9pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • 30th annual Green River Festival w/ Dawes, Shakey Graves, Shovels and Rope, the Suffers, the Felice Brothers, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, And the Kids, the Soul Rebels, Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers, the Greyhounds, Anthony D'Amato, Oh Pep!, Mister G, Peter Mulvey and the Crumbling Beauties, the Alchemystics, Lux Deluxe, Colorway, & Lula Wiles and more - Greenfield Commnity College (Greenfield, MA)
    • Bees Deluxe - 17 State Street Cafe (17 State Street, Newburyport, MA)

  • Sunday, July 10:
    • 30th annual Green River Festival w/ the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Los Lobos, the North Mississippi All Stars, Birds of Chicago, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Margo Price, Winterpills, Sonya Kitchell, Bridget Kearney and Benjamin Lazar Davis, the Railsplitters, Upstate Rubdown, Mikey Sweet, & Leland Sundries and more - Greenfield Commnity College (Greenfield, MA)
    • the Beach Boys (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Tuesday, July 12:

  • Wednesday, July 13:
    • Walter Martin (the Walkmen, & 7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard (MFA, Boston, MA)

  • Thursday, July 14:
    • Noe, & Mar|Co (6pm) - ICA (no cover, outside on the Harborwalk, in association with Berklee College)
    • Bob Dylan, & Mavis Staples (8pm) - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
    • Los Lobos (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • the Bacon Brothers (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Friday, July 15:
    • Brett Dennen, & Air Traffic Controller (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Diane Reeves (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Saturday, July 16:
    • Third Eye Blind (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Colin Hay (Men At Work), & Chris Trapper (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • John Sebastian, & David Bromberg (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Sunday, July 17:
    • Blues Traveler (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo, & Badi Assad (5pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Air Supply (6pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Tuesday, July 19:

  • Wednesday, July 20:
    • the Martha Redbone Roots Project (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard (MFA, Boston, MA)

  • Thursday, July 21:
    • Rickexpress (6pm) - ICA (no cover, outside on the Harborwalk, in association with Berklee College)

  • Friday, July 22:
    • the Wild Reeds (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Eric Burdon and the Animals, & the Edgar Winter Group (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)

  • Saturday, July 23:
    • Case/Lang/Veirs (Neko, k.d., Laura), & Andy Schaub (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Paula Cole (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Monday, July 25:
    • the Chick Corea Trio (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA, next night, too)

  • Tuesday, July 26:
    • Matt and Shannon Heaton (noon) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)

  • Wednesday, July 27:
    • Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard (MFA, Boston, MA)

  • Thursday, July 28:
    • Selah Poitier (6pm) - ICA (no cover, outside on the Harborwalk, in association with Berklee College)
    • Booker T. Jones (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Friday, July 29:
    • Lizz Wright (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • the Blues Brothers Revue (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Saturday, July 30:
    • Arlo Guthrie (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA, next day at 5pm, too)
    • Chris Robinson Brotherhood (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Sunday, July 31:
    • George Thorogood (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Tuesday, August 2:
    • the Meadows Brothers (noon) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)

  • Wednesday, August 3:
    • Patty Larkin (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard (MFA, Boston, MA)

  • Thursday, August 4:
    • Sudacas (6pm) - ICA (no cover, outside on the Harborwalk, in association with Berklee College)
    • Tony Joe White (Sawtelle Room, & 7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Tom Rush (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA, next night, too)

  • Saturday, August 6:
    • War (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Sunday, August 7:
    • Grand Funk Railroad (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Tuesday, August 9:

  • Wednesday, August 10:
    • Dervish (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard (MFA, Boston, MA)

  • Thursday, August 11:
    • ChoroBop, & and55 Group (6pm) - ICA (no cover, outside on the Harborwalk, in association with Berklee College)

  • Friday, August 12:
    • the Lone Bellow (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Anders Osborne (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Saturday, August 13:
    • Dr. Dog (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Dr. Lonnie Smith (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Tuesday, August 16:

  • Wednesday, August 17:
    • the Edwin Pabon Orchestra (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard (MFA, Boston, MA)

  • Thursday, August 18:
    • Sleeping Lion, & iives (6pm) - ICA (no cover, outside on the Harborwalk, in association with Berklee College)
    • Johnny A, & Davy Knowles (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Friday, August 19:
    • Buckwheat Zydeco (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • the Wailers (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Saturday, August 20:
    • Bonnie Raitt (7:30pm) - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
    • Peter Wolf and the Midnight Travelers (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)

  • Sunday, August 21:
    • Vince Neill (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Tuesday, August 23:

  • Wednesday, August 24:
    • the Donny McCaslin Group (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard (MFA, Boston, MA)

  • Thursday, August 25:
    • Nikkollective (6pm) - ICA (no cover, outside on the Harborwalk, in association with Berklee College)
    • Livingston Taylor (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA, next night, too)

  • Saturday, August 27:
    • Toad the Wet Sprocket, & Rusted Root (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Sunday, August 28:
    • the Kingston Trio (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Tuesday, August 30:

  • Wednesday, August 31:
    • Fendika (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard (MFA, Boston, MA)

  • Thursday, September 1:
    • Niu Raza, & the Wilder Project (6pm) - ICA (no cover, outside on the Harborwalk, in association with Berklee College)
    • Weird Al Yankovic (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Ani Difranco (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA, next night, too)

  • Saturday, September 3:
    • the B-52's (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)

  • Tuesday, September 6:

  • Wednesday, September 7:
    • the Lumineers, & Rayland Baxter (8pm) - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

  • Saturday, September 10:
    • ZZ Top (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Tuesday, September 13:
    • Glen Hansard (8:30pm) - Orpheum

  • Friday, September 16:
    • Ruthie Foster (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Gordon Lightfoot (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Sunday, September 25:
    • Trace Adkins (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • John Waite and the Axemen (5pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Sunday, October 9:
    • Sturgill Simpson (9pm) - Orpheum

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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