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!

 

Artist Shanties_Bismore Park music series_SCHEDULE

Artist Shanties_Bismore Park music series_SCHEDULE

Cape Cod  singer songwriters add to the local vibe at the HyArts Artist Shanties at Bismore Park, Ocean Street this season!

Listen to a variety of musicians while browsing at the shanties.  Bring a blanket or beach chair and stay awhile--take in the view and relax and hear and see some Cape Cod talent!

Live Lunch Fridays,  every Friday from 11:30 to 1:30pm ; and Thursday and Saturday evenings from 6:00pm-7:30pm, 

 

Aselton Park_Free Summer Concerts_SCHEDULE

Aselton Park_Free Summer Concerts_SCHEDULE

FREE concerts 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.
This list features free concerts at Aselton Park Hyannis.  
Thanks to Fred Clayton for producing the Tuesday concerts in July/August; the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and TD Bank for the July Friday night series; and Love Live Local and Love Listen Local for the August Friday night series.

 

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

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 August 13th, 2017 featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra

Pops by the Sea Concert August 13th, 2017 featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra

Outdoor Concert by the Boston Pops Orchestra

Hyannis Village Green Bandstand

Hyannis Main St./Town Hall

Sunday, August 13, 2017 5-7PM - pre show entertainment begins at 1 PM

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

Chantal Joseph at Pain D'Avignon's Cafe Boulangerie every Wednesday from 8-11 PM

Chantal Joseph at Pain D'Avignon's Cafe Boulangerie every Wednesday from 8-11 PM

October 18, 2017 12:15 pm

Enjoy amazing vocalist, Chantal Joseph, at Pain D’Avignon’s Cafe Boulangerie every Wednesday from 8-11 PM

 

Location: 15 Hinckley Rd, Hyannis, MA

Black Cat Tavern Music Entertainment Schedule

Black Cat Tavern  Music Entertainment Schedule

October 21, 2017 10:21 am

THE TAVERN ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

SUNDAY JEFF LOWE 7:00PM - 10:00PM PIANO
MONDAY JEFF LOWE 7:00PM - 10:00PM PIANO
TUESDAY PAUL GOOD 7:00PM - 10:00PM ACOUSTIC GUITAR
WEDNESDAY PALMER EGAN & FRIENDS 7:00PM - 10:00PM ACOUSTIC DUO
THURSDAY PAUL GOOD 7:00PM - 10:00PM ACOUSTIC GUITAR
FRIDAY JEFF LOWE & FRIENDS 7:00PM - 10:30PM POP
SATURDAY BOB CHAMBERS 8:00PM - 11:00PM ACOUSTIC GUITAR

 

Location: 165 Ocean St., Hyannis

Harvest Gallery Wine Bar week-end Music Schedule Friday-Sunday 10/18-22

Harvest Gallery Wine Bar week-end Music Schedule Friday-Sunday 10/18-22

October 21, 2017 11:25 am

Combining his love for fine art, wine, food and entertainment, owner/artist Michael Pearson has created an unique artistic and cultural atmosphere at Harvest Gallery Wine Bar. Located in the center of Dennis Village along scenic Route 6A, next to the Cape Cod Center for the Arts, Harvest features Cape Cod Contemporary Art while offering a locavore-minded, gourmet bar-style menu. The live music scene at Harvest is acclaimed for its casual intimacy and mature, original performances with many musicians from the Barnstable area.

Harvest Gallery Wine Bar week-end Music Schedule
Wednesday October 18 7 pm Monica Rizzo
Thursday October 19 6 pm Jeff Boyle Jazz Band
Friday October 20   6 pm Dennis Christiano & Paul Horton
                    8:30 pm Wicked Trio w/ Bert Jackson
Saturday October 21 6 pm Fred Fried
                        8:30 pm Jerry Portnoy & Rickey “King” Russell
Sunday October 22 6:30 pm Chandler Travis 3-0
           

 

Location: Harvest Gallery Wine Bar 776 Main St Dennis, MA

Live music at the Roadhouse Cafe

Live music at the Roadhouse Cafe

October 21, 2017 12:44 pm

The Roadhouse Cafe has decades-long tradition of offering live music that’s as outstanding as its food.
Year Round from 7:00 – 10:00
Monday – Monday Night Jazz with the Roadhouse Cafe Jazz Ensemble.
Friday & Saturday – Live piano music at our piano bar.

 

Location: 488 South Street, Hyannis, MA

Dessert & Music Series: The Victrola Society Sings Broadway 10/25

Dessert & Music Series: The Victrola Society Sings Broadway 10/25

October 25, 2017 2:00 pm

Wed. Oct. 25, 2-3 p.m. RSVP-Free-Required
Celebrate Broadway and the great music that stretches across generations. Enjoy the songs, tap your toes, dance, or sing a long and enjoy a bit of dessert following the show.

 

Location: Barnstable Senior Center 825 Falmouth Rd. Hyannis, MA 02601

A Tribute to Joni Mitchell 11/3

A Tribute to Joni Mitchell  11/3

November 3, 2017 7:30 pm

CapeSpace Coffeehouse Presents
A Tribute to Joni Mitchell
Performed by Dawna Hammers
Dawna Hammers is an accomplished singer/songwriter from Falmouth who has released six CDs of original and cover songs. She describes her style as similar to Joni Mitchell, combining folk, pop and jazz influences. She is performing this special Joni tribute here in our listening room the week of Joni’s birthday.
Friday, November 3, 2017, 7:30 PM
Doors open 7:00, Show Begins 7:30
Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Coffee & dessert included | Alcohol-free event, all ages welcome
CapeSpace, 100 Independence Drive, Hyannis

 

Location: CapeSpace, 100 Independence Drive, Hyannis

Passport to Scandinavia with The Cape Cod Symphony 11/4 and 11/5

Passport to Scandinavia with The Cape Cod Symphony  11/4 and 11/5

November 4, 2017 7:30 pm

Travel with us through the magnificent countries of Scandinavia as we present famous masterpieces inspired by stunning landscapes and folk traditions.

From “Peer Gynt,” you’ll hear Edvard Grieg’s exciting “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” as well as his well-known “Morning Mood” portraying the rising of the sun.  In addition, we’ll perform Grieg’s most beloved piano concerto featuring his fellow Norwegian, virtuoso Knut Erik Jensen. We’re excited to present the heroic “Finlandia” by Jean Sibelius, celebrating the pride of the Finnish people.

For the first time, the Cape Symphony will perform a work by the Danish composer Carl Neilsen, “Helios Overture,” an orchestral showpiece which also recalls a sunrise – and sunset.  At this unique concert, the Cape’s own Bo Ericsson will be featured in Swede Lars-Erik Larsson’s “Concertino for Cello.” These Scandinavian treasures match the timeless beauty of this Northern region, filled with a noble elegance and deeply felt passion.
Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor
Bo Ericsson, Cello
Knut Erik Jensen, Piano
November 4 @ 7:30 PM
November 5 @ 3:00 PM

 

Location: Barnstable Performing Arts Center 744 West Main Street Hyannis, MA

Rhythm Future Quartet at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 11/4

Rhythm Future Quartet at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 11/4

November 4, 2017 7:30 pm

Rhythm Future Quartet
November 4
“DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW, PEOPLE!!” - David Kuehn  
When four young jazz virtuosos decided to join forces, the Rhythm Future Quartet was born. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions.

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

Darlene Love at Tilden Arts Center 11/11-12

Darlene Love at Tilden Arts Center 11/11-12

November 11, 2017 12:53 pm

November 11 & 12
Cotuit Center for the Arts and Payomet Performing Arts Center present the fabulous, fashion-plated, effervescent, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and “Twenty Feet From Stardom” star, Darlene Love, at the Tilden Arts Center in West Barnstable.

 

Location: Tilden Arts Center CC Community College 2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable, MA

Holiday on the Cape with The Cape Cod Symphony 12/1 12/2 12/3

Holiday on the Cape with The Cape Cod Symphony 12/1  12/2   12/3

December 1, 2017 11:21 am

December 1 @ 4:00 PM & 8:00 PM
December 2 @ 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
December 3 @ 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
If you love the sparkle of tinsel and the smell of evergreens, the Cape Symphony’s Holiday on the Cape is the perfect place to begin the holiday season. From our family to yours, we’ll open a stocking filled with good cheer and get you in that holiday mood.
We’ll be joined by our good friends the Chatham Chorale and three fabulously talented Cape-based singers who will bring their unique vocal stylings to your favorite songs of the season. They’ll also perform together, creating a beautiful group of angelic voices. Plus, we’ll have a visit from Ebenezer Scrooge. Be prepared to sing all the old familiar tunes along with the most festive of orchestras!
Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor
Chatham Chorale, Joseph Marchio, Music Director
Siren Mayhew, Vocals
Kate McGarry, Vocals
Monica Rizzio, Vocals
Neil McGarry, Actor

 

Location: Barnstable Performing Arts Center 744 West Main Street Hyannis, MA

Tom Rush in Concert at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/05

Tom Rush in Concert at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/05

December 5, 2017 7:30 pm

A folk legend who combines great songs and stories for a wonderful night of music. Always a sell out!
Tom Rush’s impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the ‘60s and the renaissance of the ‘80s and ‘90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty and Garth Brooks have cited Tom as major influences. His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor. Subsequently, his Club 47 concerts brought attention to emerging artists such as Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin.

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

6th Annual Ukulele Festival at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/9

6th Annual Ukulele Festival at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/9

December 9, 2017 1:00 pm

Join us for this celebration of the ukulele, with some of the Cape’s best ukers!  After performances by local Uke talents, the “Uke-A-Long” closes the show and gives everyone with a ukulele an opportunity to perform onstage in a rousing celebration of the growing popularity of ukulele.
Song charts will be available soon. There is a short rehearsal one hour before showtime. All ages and abilities are welcome. AND admission is free if you bring your ukulele and participate!
Saturday afternoon, December 9 at 1pm
$20 general admission
Admission is free if you bring your ukulele and join the Uke-A-Long!

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

Chandler Travis Philharmonic at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/29

Chandler Travis Philharmonic at The Cotuit Center for the Arts 12/29

December 29, 2017 7:30 pm

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic is a 9-piece ensemble from Boston that includes a horn section, string bass, keyboard, mandocello, guitar, drums, accordion, and singing valet.

 

Location: Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA

New Year's Day Party 2018 with The Cape Cod Symphony

New Year's Day Party 2018 with The Cape Cod Symphony

January 1, 2018 11:32 am

Start your year off with a celebration! We’ll be joined by special guests legendary singer/songwriter Jimmy Webb and Glen Campbell’s daughter Ashley. Our New Year’s Day Party always sparkles!
Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor
Jimmy Webb, Piano/Vocals
Ashley Campbell, Vocals
Party with us on New Year’s Day and start your year off with a celebration! Jung-Ho and the Cape Symphony musicians bring their lighter side to this popular annual event — complete with balloons, confetti, and our own brand of fun!
We’re extremely proud to announce the appearance of legendary singer/songwriter Jimmy Webb, known for super hits like “Up, Up and Away” and “MacArthur Park.” Jimmy’s musical partnership with Glen Campbell will be highlighted by Glen’s gifted daughter, Ashley.  She’ll help Jimmy present the songs that made her father a superstar, like “Wichita Lineman,” “By the Time I Get To Phoenix,” and “Galveston.”  Don’t miss this rare event with one of the greatest songwriters of our generation. Our New Year’s Day Party always sparkles!
The New Year’s Day Café
1:30-2:45
Arrive early and purchase fine pastries & coffee. And, while you’re there, write down your New Year’s Resolution. We might even share it with the audience!

 

Location: Barnstable Performing Arts Center 744 West Main Street Hyannis, MA

Masterpiece 3 - Haydn to Brahms with The Cape Cod Symphony 1/20 and 1/21 2018

Masterpiece 3 - Haydn to Brahms with The Cape Cod Symphony  1/20 and 1/21 2018

January 20, 2018 11:35 am

Johannes Brahms revered Franz Joseph Haydn, the father of the symphony. Enjoy two of the greats and their musical connection.
Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor

“Haydn created all our music, he gave one symphony after another to the world.” Johannes Brahms, 1896

Johannes Brahms revered Franz Joseph Haydn so much, he kept a bust of the great master in his bedroom. Haydn was known as the father of the symphony – plus, he helped invent the string quartet. Cape Symphony’s star string principals will present the Haydn string quartet nicknamed “The Sunrise.”  A century later, Brahms wrote “Variations on a Theme by Haydn” in tribute to the admired composer.  Brahms is known for creating extraordinarily passionate melodies and intricate rhythms such as those you’ll hear in his Symphony No. 3. Enjoy two of the greats and their musical connection.

 

Location: Barnstable Performing Arts Center 744 West Main Street Hyannis, MA

CapePOPS 3 - Broadway Rocks! with The Cape Cod Symphony 2/17 and 2/18

CapePOPS 3 - Broadway Rocks! with The Cape Cod Symphony 2/17 and 2/18

February 17, 2018 11:41 am

Peter Mansfield, Guest Conductor  
LaKisha Jones, Vocals
Anne Runolfsson, Vocals
Rob Evan, Vocals

Stars of Broadway join us for a high-energy evening of hits from rock- and pop-inspired musicals.  You’ll hear your favorite songs from such popular shows as Wicked, Hairspray, The Lion King, Mamma Mia, Rent, Jersey Boys, and Phantom of the Opera.  These talented singers have appeared on the Broadway stage in Phantom, The Color Purple, and Jekyll and Hyde, among others, and recorded critically acclaimed albums as solo artists and, in Rob Evan’s case, as part of the multi-platinum selling rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra. You’ll hum “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” soar with “Defying Gravity,” and have the time of your life with “Dancing Queen”!

 

Location: Barnstable Performing Arts Center 744 West Main Street Hyannis, MA