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

  • Friday, July 14:
    • Rob Flax (noon-2pm) - Harvard Science Plaza, (presented by Passim)
    • the David Johnston Band (Chris Rival, Andy Plaisted, Jim Haggerty, & 6pm) - Sally O's
    • Kevin So and Midnight Snack (7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • the Whiskey Treaty Roadshow, & Hayley Sabella (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Way Up South, & the Coalboilers (8:30pm) - Midway Cafe
    • Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, & Patrick Coman (9pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Ricky King Russell (10pm) - Beat Brasserie
    • the Soggy Po' Boys (10pm) - Toad
    • the Tim Gearan Band, & the Wolff Sisters (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Club d'Elf, & Fuze (10pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Handymen (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Green River Festival (3 stages) w/ the Mavericks, Big Al Anderson, the Sweetback Sisters, Western Centuries, Fulaso, the Pedrito Martinez Group, the Aliya Cycon Project, & 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)
    • the Jerry Douglas Band (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Los Lonely Boys (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Lisa Loeb (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Tom Rush (8pm) - the Center for Arts (Natick, MA)

  • Saturday, July 15:
    • Mark Stepakoff co-hosts the Lost Highway (9-10am) - WMBR
    • The Pimentos (Andrea Gillis and Marc Pinansky, 4pm), & the Silks (10pm) - Atwood's
    • the Busted Jug Band (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Chris Hersch and the Moonraiders (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Robert Earl Keen (7pm) - Royale
    • Don White, & Chris and Meredith Thompson (7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Liz Morrison (7:30pm), & Sugar Blood Jinx (10pm) - Toad
    • Spuyten Duyvil, & Amy Kucharik (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Gangstagrass (9pm) - Thunder Road
    • Noble Dust, & Ian Fitzgerald (9:15pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Peru Mestizo (10pm) - Beat Brasserie
    • Green River Festival (4 stages SOLD OUT) w/ Lake Street Dive, Pokey LaFarge, the Deslondes, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, the Sweetback Sisters, the Suitcase Junket, Houndmouth, Amadou and Mariam, Darlingside, San Fermin, Big Sam's Funky Nation, John Brown's Body, Dietrich Strause and the Blue Ribbons, Twisted Pine, Tank and the Bangas, Dan Bern, & many more - Greenfield Community College (Greenfield, MA)
    • Eddie Money (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Chris Stapleton, Anderson East, & Brent Cobb (7pm) - Xfinity Center (Marshfield, MA)
    • Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Tom Rush (8pm) - the Center for Arts (Natick, MA)
    • Bees Deluxe - Blacksheep Tavern (261 Leominster Road, Sterling, MA)

  • Sunday, July 16:
    • Sammy D and the Late Risers (10:15am-1:30pm) - Club Passim, (brunch show)
    • Hillbilly Holiday (2pm) - Aeronaut Brewing Company
    • David Champagne and Mark Chenevert (3-5pm) - Third Life Studio (33 Union Square, Somerville, MA)
    • Sirsy (4pm), & the Sweetback Sisters (10pm) - Atwood's
    • the Local Forecast with Wendy Sobel (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Natural Wonders (4:30pm) - Sally O's
    • Dancelujah (6pm) - Piers Park (East Boston, free, presented by ZUMIX)
    • Americana Sundays, hosted by Greg Klyma feat. Living Wage (Frank Drake, Paul Dilley, & 7pm) - Thunder Road
    • My Bubba, & Hawthorn (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Kerr Griffin (cd release), Jocelyn Limmer, & Three At Home (8pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Bees Deluxe (9pm) - Toad
    • the Blue Ribbons (9pm) - State Park
    • Green River Festival (4 stages) w/ the Infamous Stringdusters, Robbie Fulks, Chicano Batman, Mandolin Orange, Bridget Kearney, the Suitcase Junket, the Dustbowl Revival, Parsonfield, Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Funky Meters, Kat Wright, Rachel Price and Vilray, River Whyless, Madam Uncle, & many more - Greenfield Community College (Greenfield, MA)
    • the Mavericks (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • the Subdudes (5pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Eric Gales (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Monday, July 17:
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Monday Night Bluegrass (w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Jimmy Ryan, Dave Westner, & 8:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Wheeler Walker Jr., & Kasey Tyndall (8:30pm) - The Sinclair
    • Julie Snow (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, which begins at 8pm)

  • Tuesday, July 18:
    • Corporate Punk, & David Johnston (6pm) - Danehy Park, (presented by Passim)
    • Lindsay Straw (noon-1pm) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • the Franc Graham Band (7:30pm), & the Blue Ribbons (10pm) - Toad
    • Arc Iris (reimagining Joni Mitchell's Blue, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Let The Music Set You Free: An Evening with Katie Dobbins and Louis Apollon (8:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Ashleigh Caudill and Friends, & High Strung Reunion (8:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Jason Anick and the Swingers (8:30pm) - Burren
    • Attack of Le Pigeon (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Kid Wolf (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, July 19:
    • Fandango (7pm) - Toad
    • Tank and the Bangas (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard, (MFA)
    • Ben Higginbotham, Brenna Carroll, & Toledo (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Arum Rae, & Ben Rabb (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Dennis Brennan Band, & Tim Gearan (9:15pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, & John Powhida (9:30pm) - Midway Cafe
    • Abby Posner, & Audrey Ryan and Karina DaCosta (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Thursday, July 20:
    • the Elliot Taylor Group (5:30pm) - Palmer Street (outside, in front of Passim, part of the Passim/Berklee Summer Concert Series)
    • the Macrotones, & the Soggy Po Boys (5:30-8:30pm) - North Point Common (30 North Point Boulevard, Cambridge, MA, free, with food trucks, lawn games and beer from Cambridge Brewing)
    • Jesse Dee (7pm) - Burren
    • Spring Hill Rounders (7:30pm) - Sally O's
    • Tom Petty, & Peter Wolf (7:30pm) - TD Garden
    • American Primitive and Experimental Guitar Summit w/ Glenn Jones, Is@s@ Guitarra, Joseph Allred, Rob Noyes, & Wendy Eisenberg (7:45pm) - Church, Boston, MA)
    • Ellis Paul's 25th anniversary tour (songs from American Jukebox Fables and The Day After Everything Changed, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Tony Trischka's Early Roman Kings: The Music of Bob Dylan (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Rolling Who (9:30pm) - the Menotomy Grill
    • Summer Villains (7:30pm), & the Baker Thomas Band (10pm) - Toad

  • Friday, July 21:
    • Jim Coyle and King Blue (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Preservation Hall Jazz Band (6:30pm) - Royale
    • Seth Rosenbloom (7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Amy Black (7:30pm) - Regattabar
    • Tom Petty, & Peter Wolf (7:30pm) - TD Garden
    • Conor Oberst, & Hop Along (8pm) - House of Blues
    • Ellis Paul's 25th anniversary tour (songs from Say Something and Stories, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Los Goutos (10pm) - Toad
    • Red Chord (feat. Andrea Gillis, Emily Grogan, Eric Salt, and more, & 10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Tim Gearan Band (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Sonya Rae Taylor (10pm) - Beat Brasserie
    • Graham Nash (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Clint Black (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • the Stray Birds (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • the Brothers Four (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • the Allman, Pitchell, King, & Charles Band (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Saturday, July 22:
    • the Busted Jug Band (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Mamma's Marmalade (4pm), & Vapors of Morphine (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Ellis Paul (4pm, family show), Ellis Paul's 25th anniversary tour (songs from Carnival Voices and Translucent Soul, 7pm, songs from Speed of Trees and Sweet Mistakes, & 9:30pm) - Club Passim
    • Salsa y Control, & vinyl jam (4:30pm) - Piers Park (East Boston, free, presented by ZUMIX)
    • the Patsy Hamel Band (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Damn Tall Buildings, & Eli Catlin (7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Frank Drake (7:30pm), & the Stan Martin Band (10pm) - Toad
    • Elliott Taylor, BAERD, & the Tree That Fails (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Ryan Montbleau (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • the Fabulous Thunderbirds (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Anais Mitchell (8pm) - the Center for Arts (Natick, MA)
    • Martin Sexton (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Sunday, July 23:
    • Lindsay Straw, & Jordan Santiago (10:15am-1:30pm) - Club Passim, (brunch show)
    • Ellis Paul (4pm, family show), Ellis Paul's 25th anniversary tour (songs from Chasing Beauty and more stray songs, & 7pm) - Club Passim
    • Gin Daisy (4pm), the Whiskey Barrel Band, Madisons, & Lady Malory (9pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Sam Reid and the Riot Act (4pm), Alec Hutson Trio, & Gentle Temper (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers (4pm) - Rock On Concert Cruise
    • Pauline Coneely, & Dave Curley (4pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • the Roy Sludge Trio (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Americana Sundays, & hosted by Greg Klyma (7pm) - Thunder Road
    • Pat Benatar, & Neil Geraldo (3pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Jim Messina (5pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Monday, July 24:
    • Matt and Shannon Heaton, & the MusAner Quartet (7pm) - Club Passim
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Monday Night Bluegrass (w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Jimmy Ryan, Dave Westner, & 8:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Bees Deluxe - Tres Gatos (Jamaica Plain, MA)
    • Matthew Frantz (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, which begins at 8pm)

  • Tuesday, July 25:
    • Mark Kilianski (noon-1pm) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • Mama's Marmalade, & Lloyd Thayer (6pm) - Danehy Park, (presented by Passim)
    • Sam Reid and the Riot Act (7:30pm), & Honey Talk (10pm) - Toad
    • Short Life of Trouble, & Bronwyn and the Highwaymen (8:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Jason Anick and the Swingers (8:30pm) - Burren
    • Chris Hersch and the Moonraiders featuring Greg Klyma perform Willie Nelson's “Shotgun Willie” (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Attack of Le Pigeon (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Allison Pierce (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, July 26:
    • Fandango (7:30pm) - Toad
    • Las Cafeteras (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard, (MFA)
    • the Dennis Brennan Band, & the Revelations (9:15pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Ward Hayden and the Usual Suspects, & Jay Bragg (10pm) - Atwood's
    • the Head and the Heart - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
    • the Squeezebox Stompers (6:45pm) - Payson Park (Payson Road, Belmont, MA)

  • Thursday, July 27:
    • Lisa Oduor-Noah (5:30pm) - Palmer Street (outside, in front of Passim, part of the Passim/Berklee Summer Concert Series)
    • Aldous Collins (5:30-8:30pm) - North Point Common (30 North Point Boulevard, Cambridge, MA, free, with food trucks, lawn games and beer from Cisco Brewers)
    • Melvern Taylor and his Fabulous Meltones (7:30pm), & the Baker Thomas Band (10pm) - Toad
    • the Upper Crust, the Supersuckers, & Salem Wolves (8:30pm) - Once
    • Say Darling (Woodsmith, Hersch, & 9:30pm) - the Menotomy Grill
    • Mary Black (8pm) - River Club Music Hall (Scituate, MA)

  • Friday, July 28:
    • Noble Dust (noon-2pm) - Harvard Science Plaza, (presented by Passim)
    • the Tom Hagerty Acoustic Band (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Organ in Orbit (10pm) - Toad
    • Club d'Elf (10pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Tim Gearan Band, & Bourbon Avenue (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Lowell Folk Festival (2 stages) w/ CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Los Texmaniacs, the Savoy Family Cajun Band, Dori Freeman, King Sunny Ade and His African Beats, Vishten, Lurrie Bell's Chicago Blues Band, Deacon John's Jump Blues, Ana Lains, & more (6:30-10:15pm) - downtown Lowell (Lowell, MA)
    • Amy Black (8pm) - Spire Center (Plymouth, MA)
    • Sunny Landreth (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Paula Cole (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Ruthie Foster (8pm) - the Center for Arts (Natick, MA)

  • Saturday, July 29:
    • Josh Lederman and the Cambridge-Somerville All-Stars (4pm), John E. Funk and the Skunks, Jerusafunk, & Pineapple Jam (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Niall Connolly (7:30pm), & the Whiskey Geese (10pm) - Toad
    • the Western Den, Honeysuckle, & Aurora Birch (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Eddie Japan, Abbie Barrett, & Jenee Halstead (9pm) - Great Scott
    • Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles feat. Eric “Roscoe” Ambel (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Lowell Folk Festival (6 stages) w/ CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, the Gibson Brothers, Jason D. Williams, the Savoy Family Cajun Band, Dori Freeman, King Sunny Ade and His African Beats, Los Texmaniacs, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Lurrie Bell's Chicago Blues Band, Charlie Walden, Deacon John's Jump Blues, Ana Lains, & more (noon-10:30pm) - downtown Lowell (Lowell, MA)
    • Mary Black (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Eddy the Chief Clearwater (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Sunday, July 30:
    • Sammy D and the Late Risers (10:15am-1:30pm) - Club Passim, (brunch show)
    • Sweet Wednesday, & Rachel Raven (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Natural Wonders (4:30pm), Asa Brebner and the Naked ‘I's, & the Trick Wallace Trio (9pm) - Sally O's
    • Dave Anthony (of Nemes, & 8pm) - Toad
    • Bird Gangs, Courters, & Teender (9pm) - State Park
    • the Ben Miller Band (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Lowell Folk Festival (6 stages) w/ the Gibson Brothers, CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Los Texmaniacs, Dori Freeman, Jason D. Williams, the Savoy Family Cajun Band, King Sunny Ade and His African Beats, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Lurrie Bell's Chicago Blues Band, Charlie Walden, Deacon John's Jump Blues, Ana Lains, & more (noon-6pm) - downtown Lowell (Lowell, MA)
    • Josh Turner (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Cherish the Ladies (5pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Tuesday, August 1:
    • Kat McLevey (noon-1pm) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • the Wolff Sisters, & Aaron Lessard (6pm) - Danehy Park, (presented by Passim)

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

  • Thursday, August 3:
    • Lizje (5:30pm) - Palmer Street (outside, in front of Passim, part of the Passim/Berklee Summer Concert Series)
    • the Rationales (CD release), the Curtis Mayflower, Oldjack, Red Red Rockit, & Nate Rogers and the Unreliable Narrators (8pm) - Middle East Downstairs
    • the Magpie Salute (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • Dennis Brennan (9:30pm) - the Menotomy Grill

  • Friday, August 4:
    • Junior Brown (8:30pm) - The Sinclair
    • Amos Lee (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Rickie Lee Jones (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Sunday, August 6:
    • Hot Club of Cambridge (10:15am-1:30pm) - Club Passim, (brunch show)
    • Avi Jacob (6pm) - Piers Park (East Boston, free, presented by ZUMIX)
    • 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)
    • Dylan McKinstry, & Ryan Lee Crosby (6pm) - Danehy Park, (presented by Passim)

  • Wednesday, August 9:
    • Banda Magda (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard, (MFA)
    • Gordon Lightfoot (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre

  • Thursday, August 10:
    • Shyrkhan (5:30pm) - Palmer Street (outside, in front of Passim, part of the Passim/Berklee Summer Concert Series)
    • Joshua Radin, Rachael Yamagata, & Brandon Jenner (8pm) - The Paradise
    • Janiva Magness (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Friday, August 11:
    • Lisa Bastoni (noon-2pm) - Harvard Science Plaza, (presented by Passim)
    • Devendra Banhart djs (6:30-10pm) - ICA
    • Adam Torres (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Big Brother and the Holding Company (8pm) - Regent Theater
    • Barrence Whitfield and the Messengers, the Dennis Brennan Band, Jesse Dee (solo, & 8:45pm) - The Sinclair
    • Bees Deluxe - Ryles
    • Booker T. Jones (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • the Fixx (8pm SOLD OUT) - Narrows (Fall River, 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)
    • the Ryan Montbleau Band (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Sunday, August 13:
    • Nate Sabat, & Sam Taber (10:15am-1:30pm) - Club Passim, (brunch show)
    • Old Wave (6pm) - Piers Park (East Boston, free, presented by ZUMIX)
    • Dwight Yoakam (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Li'l Bee Dee and Doo-Rites, & the Hoolios (2:30pm) - Bishop's Castle (199 Austin Farm Road, Exeter, RI)

  • Tuesday, August 15:

  • Wednesday, August 16:
    • Patty Larkin (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard, (MFA)
    • Marshall Crenshaw y Los Straitjackets (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Thursday, August 17:
    • Morgan Weidinger (5:30pm) - Palmer Street (outside, in front of Passim, part of the Passim/Berklee Summer Concert Series)
    • the Dustbowl Revival, & Town Meeting (9pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Cyrille Aimee (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Friday, August 18:
    • Dick Dale, & Blinders (7:30pm) - Middle East Downstairs
    • Marshall Crenshaw y Los Straitjackets (8pm) - The Sinclair
    • Delta Rae, & Laura Jenkins (9pm) - The Paradise

  • Saturday, August 19:
    • the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, & Donavon Frankenreiter (8pm) - House of Blues
    • Hunter Hayes (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Powderhouse, Daniel Miller and the High Life, & Pat and the Hats (7:30pm) - Middle East Upstairs
    • the David Grisman Sextet (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Nona Hendryx (8pm) - Mass MoCA
    • Ronnie Earl (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Sunday, August 20:
    • Nate Sabat and Isa Burke, & Ethan Hawkins (10:15am-1:30pm) - Club Passim, (brunch show)
    • Chris Isaak (7pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • Stephen Stills and Judy Collins (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)

  • Monday, August 21:
    • Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Tuesday, August 22:

  • Wednesday, August 23:
    • Debo Band, & Alsarah and the Nubatones (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard, (MFA)
    • the Khourys, & Crashland Band (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Thursday, August 24:
    • Esther Wiesnerova (5:30pm) - Palmer Street (outside, in front of Passim, part of the Passim/Berklee Summer Concert Series)
    • 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)
    • the Bumper Jacksons (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Saturday, August 26:
    • North River Blues Festival w/ (noon-8pm) Walter Trout, Davy Knowles, Mission of Blues, Ricky King Russell, Bees Deluxe, & Gretchen Bostrom - Marshfield Fairgrounds (140 Main Street, Marshfield, MA)

  • Sunday, August 27:
    • Sammy D and the Late Risers (10:15am-1:30pm) - Club Passim, (brunch show)
    • North River Blues Festival w/ (noon-8pm) John Nemeth and the Rhythm Room Horns, Tim Gartland, Laith Al-Saadi, Sam Gentile and Basic Black, Chris Fitz, & Bag Full of Blues (noon-8pm) - Marshfield Fairgrounds (140 Main Street, Marshfield, MA)
    • the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

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

  • Wednesday, August 30:
    • Traveller (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard, (MFA)
    • Shannon McNally (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Durand Jones and the Indications, & the Macrotones (10pm) - Great Scott

  • Thursday, August 31:
    • Thorleif, & Colescott (5:30pm) - Palmer Street (outside, in front of Passim, part of the Passim/Berklee Summer Concert Series)
    • 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)
    • Dale Watson (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, 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, the Revelers, 10 Strings and A Goatskin, the Revelers, the Alex Meixner Band, Los Texmaniacs, the Turtle Duhks, & 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)
    • Chelsea Berry (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Saturday, September 2:
    • 20th annual Rhythm and Roots Festival w/ Marcia Ball, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, Shinyribs, the Pine Leaf Boys, Sarah Potenza and Ian Crossman, Hat Fitz and Cara, 10 Strings and A Goatskin, the Revelers, Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express, Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys, the Turtle Duhks, the Alex Meixner Band, & more (1pm-midnight) - Ninigret Park (Charlestown, RI)

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

  • Tuesday, September 5:

  • Thursday, September 7:
    • Emily Baker (5:30pm) - Palmer Street (outside, in front of Passim, part of the Passim/Berklee Summer Concert Series)

  • 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)

  • Monday, September 11:

  • Tuesday, September 12:
    • Mattie and Debbie (noon-1pm) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • Jake Clemons (of the E Street Band, & 8pm) - Middle East Upstairs

  • Wednesday, September 13:
    • Father John Misty (8pm) - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

  • Friday, September 15:
    • Parachute (8pm) - City Winery (1 Canal Street, Boston, MA)
    • Marco Benevento (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • 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, & Tommy Keene (8pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Magic Dick and Shun Ng (8pm) - City Winery (1 Canal Street, Boston, MA)
    • 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:
    • Rik Emmett (Triumph) and Dave Dunlop (acoustic, & 7pm) - City Winery (1 Canal Street, Boston, MA)
    • Hayes Carll (8pm) - Once
    • 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)

  • Tuesday, September 19:
    • Hayley Sabella (noon-1pm) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • the Mason Jennings Band, & Frankie Lee (8pm) - City Winery (1 Canal Street, Boston, MA)

  • Wednesday, September 20:
    • Emily Mure (new music release, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Ben Otwell (Gomez, & 8pm) - City Winery (1 Canal Street, Boston, MA)
    • Jon Cleary (7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Thursday, September 21:
    • Gogol Bordello, & Lucky Chops (8pm) - The Paradise
    • Will Hoge (8:30pm) - Middle East Downstairs
    • Margaret Glaspy, & Slow Dancer (9pm) - The Sinclair

  • Friday, September 22:
    • Tom Papa (7pm) - City Winery (1 Canal Street, Boston, MA)
    • Brian Wilson (7:30pm) - Orpheum, (performing Pet Sounds)
    • Paul Kelly (8pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Paul Cauthen, & Kelsey Waldon (10pm) - Great Scott
    • John Popper (Blues Traveler, & 8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Saturday, September 23:
    • Tom Papa (7pm), & Wasabassco Burlesque (10:30pm) - City Winery
    • Dan and Shay (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Sunday, September 24:
    • Aztec Two-Step (cd release, 2pm), & Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen with John Jorgensen (8pm) - City Winery
    • Whiskey Shivers, & Billy Strings (9:30pm) - Great Scott
    • Jake Owen (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Monday, September 25:
    • Jonatha Brooke (8pm) - City Winery

  • Tuesday, September 26:
    • Dan Wilson (8pm) - City Winery

  • Thursday, September 28:
    • John Popper, & Katrina Woolverton (8pm) - City Winery
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Friday, September 29:
    • The Church, & the Helio Sequence (8pm) - City Winery

  • Saturday, September 30:
    • Songhoy Blues (8pm) - City Winery
    • the Blasters, & Flat Duo Jets - Once
    • the Cowboy Junkies (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Sunday, October 1:
    • Madeleine Peyroux (8pm) - City Winery

  • Monday, October 2:
    • Tommy Flemming (7pm) - City Winery

  • Tuesday, October 3:
    • Tony Lucca, & Derik Hultquist (8pm) - Cafe 939

  • Wednesday, October 4:

  • Thursday, October 5:
    • Herbie Hancock (8:30pm) - Orpheum

  • Friday, October 6:

  • Saturday, October 7:
    • the Stone Foxes (7:30pm) - Middle East Upstairs
    • Chicano Batman, & Khruangbin (8pm) - The Paradise

  • Monday, October 9:
    • Wye Oak, & Luke Temple (8pm) - City Winery

  • Tuesday, October 10:
    • the Wild Ponies (new music release, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Eilen Jewell, & Miss Tess (8pm) - City Winery

  • Saturday, October 14:
    • Rob Flax (album release), & Friends (7pm) - Burren, (back room)

  • Friday, October 20:

  • Saturday, October 21:

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

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

  • Friday, November 3:
    • Joan Osborne (performing songs of Bob Dylan, & 8pm) - Sanders Theatre

  • Saturday, November 4:
    • Courtney Barnett, & Kurt Vile and the Sea Lice (8:30pm) - Orpheum

  • Saturday, November 11:

  • 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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