With the breadth of artistic talent in our seven villages the local music scene is represented in all areas and vastly different & unique venues. From Live concerts on Aselton Park at Hyannis Harbor to the Shanties, Barnstable Villages Jailhouse Jams and the Cape Symphony; many local Churches, libraries, popular restaurants, and special seasonal events showcase the musical talents of the Capes melodious community:

A Guide to the Hyannis Arts Cultural District

A Guide to the Hyannis Arts Cultural District

Have a fun and art-full day in downtown Hyannis!

 

Aselton Park_Free Summer Concerts around town

Aselton Park_Free Summer Concerts around town

The Town of Barnstable is alive with the sound of music this summer. Enjoy FREE concerts and other entertainment around the Hyannis HyArts Cultural District and Barnstable Village Cultural District, all family friendly. Bring your blankets, chairs and dancing shoes and celebrate the season with song-no rain dates. Performances are subject to change without notice.

 

Cape Cod Chorale

Cape Cod Chorale

The Cape Cod Chorale is a community chorus comprised of about 50 voices, with membership drawn from middle and upper Cape Cod communities, from Chatham to Falmouth, truly representing the Cape Cod Community. Membership is open to all without an audition. classical and contemporary choral works. Each year the Chorale presents several concert series of two performances each in varying Cape venues. 

 

Cape Cod Community College - Higgins Art Gallery at Tilden Art Center

Cape Cod Community College - Higgins Art Gallery at Tilden Art Center

Using innovative teaching approaches the college offers a range of experiences for learned skills and employability. Explore a broad range of media, enjoy performances in the Tilden Arts Center with emerging actors, actresses, playwrights, and more!

 

Cape Cod Melody Tent

Cape Cod Melody Tent

With the Cape's rich history in summer musical theater and Broadway connections dating from the early 1930s, the Cape Cod Melody Tent, once called the Hyannis Music Circus, is now the seasonal stage to major national stars of music and comedy, as well as musical and theatrical special events.

 

Cape Cod Music

Cape Cod has a most enviable talent pool. Rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, classical, Celtic, country, folk... you name it - and you'll find it here.

 

Cape Community Orchestra

Th Cape Community Orchestra, formerly known as the First Congregational Church of Harwich Orchestra, was formed in 1990 to maintain and orchestra on Cape Cod for musicians of all ages who have the ability to read and perform music on the instrument of their choice.  The group performs orchestral programs consisting of classical, popular, show, operatic, march and ballet music. Our members come from the entire Cape Cod area and include public school musicians as well as professional musicians.  We are always looking for new members, especially strings.

 

Cape Symphony Orchestra

Cape Symphony Orchestra

Cape Cod’s very own orchestra, Cape Symphony, performs at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center in Hyannis.
From popular hits to magnificent classics, highlighting hidden gems and putting a new twist on standards, the emphasis is always on fun, surprises, and beautiful music.
The Cape Symphony provides an experience like no other. Once you’ve been, you’ll want to go again! 

 

Cheap Seats

Local radio broadcast features interviews and performances by local musicians.  

Cotuit Center for the Arts

Cotuit Center for the Arts

"Do it at Cotuit"-Educate, Entertain, Illuminate, Inspire:  Offering a variety of educational programs, performances and exhibitions, Cotuit Center for the Arts has established itself as a great place to celebrate the arts in a most unique nauticaly inspired venue. Located on Route 28 (4404 Falmouth Road, 508-428-0669), the center has on-going, year round theatrical productions, art exhibits, classes, programs, workshops and concerts.

 

Cultural Center of Cape Cod

The Cultural Center offers a wide range of events and programs related to Exhibition, Education, and Entertainment.

 

Pops by the Sea Concert featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra

Pops by the Sea Concert featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra

Outdoor Concert by the Boston Pops Orchestra

Hyannis Village Green Bandstand Hyannis Main St./Town Hall

Sunday, August 14, 2016 5-7PM

presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and Citizens Bank

 

St Mary’s Episcopal Church Barnstable Village

Several choirs sing during special services and concerts throughout the year and the church hosts Cape Cod Early Music Festival.  The festival held annually for two weeks in July, features professional performances from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods in an intimate setting. 

 

The Federated Church of Hyannis

The Federated Church of Hyannis is host to summer concerts featuring Hyannis Sound, an all-male professional acappella group, Friday evenings at 8PM

 

Upcoming events in Music

African Dance with Tara Murphy-Hyannis Village Green Mondays through August 29

African Dance with Tara Murphy-Hyannis Village Green Mondays through August 29

June 26, 2017 7:00 pm

African Dance with Tara Murphy-Hyannis Village Green
Mondays, June 26 - August 28, 2016 7:00-8:30PM
Drop ins welcome…fun to watch

 

Location: Hyannis Village Green Bandstand - Hyannis Main St. Town Hall

July 4th Hyannis pre-fireworks concert FUNKTAPUSS

July 4th Hyannis pre-fireworks concert   FUNKTAPUSS

July 4, 2017 7:00 pm

Pre-fireworks concert with the band Funktapuss
7-9 PM
Funktapuss has entertained crowds of over 2000 at many of Cape Cod’s top venues and prides itself on being tight with a massive groove that will fill a dance floor.

 

Location: Aselton Park ( corner of South and Ocean Streets )

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

July 8, 2017 6:00 pm

Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series
Hyannis “HyArts” Artist Shanties, Ocean Street Hyannis
Every Saturday evening July 8 thru August 26
6:30-7:30 pm
Featuring new musicians each week
508-862-4990

 

Location: 180 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA

Barnstable Village Summer Concerts on the Courthouse Stage

Barnstable Village Summer Concerts on the Courthouse Stage

July 12, 2017 6:00 pm

Summer Concerts presented by the Barnstable Village Association
Courthouse complex, Courthouse Stage, Route 6A, Barnstable Village
Wednesday 6:00pm-7:30pm
Bring your blankets and beach chairs, and hear some great music while taking in a spectacular view:
July 12 Paul Good
July 26: Doc Raylove and Rich Hill
August 2: Pam Pryor and Night Stage  
August 16: Sarah Swain and The Oh Boys  

 

Location: Barnstable Village Courthouse Stage Rt. 6A

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

July 15, 2017 6:00 pm

Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series
Hyannis “HyArts” Artist Shanties, Ocean Street Hyannis
Every Saturday evening July 8 thru August 26
6:30-7:30 pm
Featuring new musicians each week
508-862-4990

 

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

July 22, 2017 6:00 pm

Hyannis “HyArts” Artist Shanties, 180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park, Hyannis
Every Saturday evening July 8th thru August 26th, 2017 (July 8,15,22,29 and August 5,12,19,26)
6:00-7:30pm
Produced by LoveLiveLocal (www.lovelivelocal.com) as part of their “LoveListenLocal” focus on Cape Cod’s music scene, this singer spotlight series introduces locals and visitors alike to new and established musicians in a variety of genres. Just steps from the Bismore Park welcome center the group manages, the artist shanties offer an ideal venue for casual summer music listening.  www.ArtsBarnstable.com

 

Barnstable Village Summer Concerts on the Courthouse Stage

Barnstable Village Summer Concerts on the Courthouse Stage

July 26, 2017 1:27 pm

Summer Concerts presented by the Barnstable Village Association
Courthouse complex, Courthouse Stage, Route 6A, Barnstable Village
Wednesday 6:00pm-7:30pm
Bring your blankets and beach chairs, and hear some great music while taking in a spectacular view:
July 12 Paul Good
July 26: Doc Raylove and Rich Hill
August 2: Pam Pryor and Night Stage  
August 16: Sarah Swain and The Oh Boys

 

Location: Main St., Barnstable

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

July 29, 2017 6:00 pm

Hyannis “HyArts” Artist Shanties, 180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park, Hyannis
Every Saturday evening July 8th thru August 26th, 2017 (July 8,15,22,29 and August 5,12,19,26)
6:00-7:30pm
Produced by LoveLiveLocal (www.lovelivelocal.com) as part of their “LoveListenLocal” focus on Cape Cod’s music scene, this singer spotlight series introduces locals and visitors alike to new and established musicians in a variety of genres. Just steps from the Bismore Park welcome center the group manages, the artist shanties offer an ideal venue for casual summer music listening.  www.ArtsBarnstable.com

 

Barnstable Village Summer Concerts on the Courthouse Stage

Barnstable Village Summer Concerts on the Courthouse Stage

August 2, 2017 6:00 pm

Summer Concerts presented by the Barnstable Village Association
Courthouse complex, Courthouse Stage, Route 6A, Barnstable Village
Wednesday 6:00pm-7:30pm
Bring your blankets and beach chairs, and hear some great music while taking in a spectacular view:
July 12 Paul Good
July 26: Doc Raylove and Rich Hill
August 2: Pam Pryor and Night Stage  
August 16: Sarah Swain and The Oh Boys

 

Location: Main St., Barnstable

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

August 5, 2017 6:00 pm

Hyannis “HyArts” Artist Shanties, 180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park, Hyannis
Every Saturday evening July 8th thru August 26th, 2017 (July 8,15,22,29 and August 5,12,19,26)
6:00-7:30pm
Produced by LoveLiveLocal (www.lovelivelocal.com) as part of their “LoveListenLocal” focus on Cape Cod’s music scene, this singer spotlight series introduces locals and visitors alike to new and established musicians in a variety of genres. Just steps from the Bismore Park welcome center the group manages, the artist shanties offer an ideal venue for casual summer music listening.

 

Location: Bismore Park, Ocean St., Hyannis

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

August 12, 2017 6:00 pm

Hyannis “HyArts” Artist Shanties, 180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park, Hyannis
Every Saturday evening July 8th thru August 26th, 2017 (July 8,15,22,29 and August 5,12,19,26)
6:00-7:30pm
Produced by LoveLiveLocal (www.lovelivelocal.com) as part of their “LoveListenLocal” focus on Cape Cod’s music scene, this singer spotlight series introduces locals and visitors alike to new and established musicians in a variety of genres. Just steps from the Bismore Park welcome center the group manages, the artist shanties offer an ideal venue for casual summer music listening.

 

Location: Bismore Park, Ocean St., Hyannis

Pops by the Sea Concert featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra

Pops by the Sea Concert featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra

August 13, 2017 5:00 pm

Join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra on the Hyannis Village Green on Sunday, August 13th, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The pre-show entertainment begins at 1pm.

 

Location: Hyannis Village Green

Barnstable Village Summer Stroll

Barnstable Village Summer Stroll

August 16, 2017 4:30 pm

Barnstable Village Summer Stroll -sponsored by the Barnstable Village Association
4:30-6:00 PM along Main Street
Free concert featuring Sarah Swain and the Oh Boys 6-7:30pm on the Courthouse Stage..

 

Barnstable Village Summer Concerts on the Courthouse Stage

Barnstable Village Summer Concerts on the Courthouse Stage

August 16, 2017 6:00 pm

Summer Concerts presented by the Barnstable Village Association
Courthouse complex, Courthouse Stage, Route 6A, Barnstable Village
Wednesday 6:00pm-7:30pm
Bring your blankets and beach chairs, and hear some great music while taking in a spectacular view:
July 12 Paul Good
July 26: Doc Raylove and Rich Hill
August 2: Pam Pryor and Night Stage  
August 16: Sarah Swain and The Oh Boys

 

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

August 19, 2017 6:00 pm

Hyannis “HyArts” Artist Shanties, 180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park, Hyannis
Every Saturday evening July 8th thru August 26th, 2017 (July 8,15,22,29 and August 5,12,19,26)
6:00-7:30pm
Produced by LoveLiveLocal (www.lovelivelocal.com) as part of their “LoveListenLocal” focus on Cape Cod’s music scene, this singer spotlight series introduces locals and visitors alike to new and established musicians in a variety of genres. Just steps from the Bismore Park welcome center the group manages, the artist shanties offer an ideal venue for casual summer music listening.

 

Location: Bismore Park, Ocean St., Hyannis

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

Love LISTEN Local-Singer Songwriter Spotlight Series

August 26, 2017 6:00 pm

Hyannis “HyArts” Artist Shanties, 180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park, Hyannis
Every Saturday evening July 8th thru August 26th, 2017 (July 8,15,22,29 and August 5,12,19,26)
6:00-7:30pm
Produced by LoveLiveLocal (www.lovelivelocal.com) as part of their “LoveListenLocal” focus on Cape Cod’s music scene, this singer spotlight series introduces locals and visitors alike to new and established musicians in a variety of genres. Just steps from the Bismore Park welcome center the group manages, the artist shanties offer an ideal venue for casual summer music listening.

 

Location: Bismore Park, Ocean St., Hyannis

September Sounds at the Hyannis Harbor 2017

September Sounds at the Hyannis Harbor 2017

September 2, 2017 2:00 pm

Hyannis “HyArts” Artist Shanties, 180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park, Hyannis
Every Saturday in September, 2;00 pm-3:30 pm. September 2nd-30th, 2017
Free concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
Swinging September Saturday afternoons at the shanties!
Bring your beach chairs or blankets down to the HyArts Artist Shanties on Ocean Street Hyannis, Saturday afternoons in September for free jconcerts.  The free hour and half concerts are scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM on the boardwalk of the artist shanties, located at 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis, next to the Bismore Park Visitor Center.  There are no rain dates. 
September 2 Ron Ormsby Trio - Latin & Brazilian standards
September 9 Bob Hayes Band - traditional swing, & classic pop
September 16 Jeffrey Ashur Group - pop, funk, & jazz
September 23 The Wicked Trio - blues & rock
September 30 Kareem Sanjaghi Trio - jazz & pop

 

Location: 180 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA

September Sounds at the Hyannis Harbor

September Sounds at the Hyannis Harbor

September 9, 2017 2:00 pm

Hyannis “HyArts” Artist Shanties, 180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park, Hyannis
Every Saturday in September, 2;00 pm-3:30 pm. September 2nd-30th, 2017
Free concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
Swinging September Saturday afternoons at the shanties!
Bring your beach chairs or blankets down to the HyArts Artist Shanties on Ocean Street Hyannis, Saturday afternoons in September for free jconcerts.  The free hour and half concerts are scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM on the boardwalk of the artist shanties, located at 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis, next to the Bismore Park Visitor Center.  There are no rain dates. 
September 2 Ron Ormsby Trio - Latin & Brazilian standards
September 9 Bob Hayes Band - traditional swing, & classic pop
September 16 Jeffrey Ashur Group - pop, funk, & jazz
September 23 The Wicked Trio - blues & rock
September 30 Kareem Sanjaghi Trio - jazz & pop

 

Location: Bismore Park, Ocean St., Hyannis

September Sounds at the Hyannis Harbor

September Sounds at the Hyannis Harbor

September 16, 2017 2:00 pm

Hyannis “HyArts” Artist Shanties, 180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park, Hyannis
Every Saturday in September, 2;00 pm-3:30 pm. September 2nd-30th, 2017
Free concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
Swinging September Saturday afternoons at the shanties!
Bring your beach chairs or blankets down to the HyArts Artist Shanties on Ocean Street Hyannis, Saturday afternoons in September for free jconcerts.  The free hour and half concerts are scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM on the boardwalk of the artist shanties, located at 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis, next to the Bismore Park Visitor Center.  There are no rain dates. 
September 2 Ron Ormsby Trio - Latin & Brazilian standards
September 9 Bob Hayes Band - traditional swing, & classic pop
September 16 Jeffrey Ashur Group - pop, funk, & jazz
September 23 The Wicked Trio - blues & rock
September 30 Kareem Sanjaghi Trio - jazz & pop

 

Location: Bismore Park, Ocean St., Hyannis

September Sounds at the Hyannis Harbor

September Sounds at the Hyannis Harbor

September 23, 2017 2:00 pm

Hyannis “HyArts” Artist Shanties, 180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park, Hyannis
Every Saturday in September, 2;00 pm-3:30 pm. September 2nd-30th, 2017
Free concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
Swinging September Saturday afternoons at the shanties!
Bring your beach chairs or blankets down to the HyArts Artist Shanties on Ocean Street Hyannis, Saturday afternoons in September for free jconcerts.  The free hour and half concerts are scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM on the boardwalk of the artist shanties, located at 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis, next to the Bismore Park Visitor Center.  There are no rain dates. 
September 2 Ron Ormsby Trio - Latin & Brazilian standards
September 9 Bob Hayes Band - traditional swing, & classic pop
September 16 Jeffrey Ashur Group - pop, funk, & jazz
September 23 The Wicked Trio - blues & rock
September 30 Kareem Sanjaghi Trio - jazz & pop

 

Location: Bismore Park, Ocean St., Hyannis

September Sounds at the Hyannis Harbor

September Sounds at the Hyannis Harbor

September 30, 2017 2:00 pm

Hyannis “HyArts” Artist Shanties, 180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park, Hyannis
Every Saturday in September, 2;00 pm-3:30 pm. September 2nd-30th, 2017
Free concerts at the HyArts Artist Shanties
Swinging September Saturday afternoons at the shanties!
Bring your beach chairs or blankets down to the HyArts Artist Shanties on Ocean Street Hyannis, Saturday afternoons in September for free jconcerts.  The free hour and half concerts are scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM on the boardwalk of the artist shanties, located at 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis, next to the Bismore Park Visitor Center.  There are no rain dates. 
September 2 Ron Ormsby Trio - Latin & Brazilian standards
September 9 Bob Hayes Band - traditional swing, & classic pop
September 16 Jeffrey Ashur Group - pop, funk, & jazz
September 23 The Wicked Trio - blues & rock
September 30 Kareem Sanjaghi Trio - jazz & pop

 

Location: Bismore Park, Ocean St., Hyannis