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Coolio at the Middle East on Aug 7th!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Aug 02, 2013

CoolioCoolio is coming to Cambridge for one night on August 7th to perform at the Middle East! Coolio will be downstairs with Light Bright, Charlie The Most, Staxx, Zayne Starx, Peoples Posse and Boston's MC Kabir. The event is hosted by Sly Young and there will be music by DJ Turnament. 

Coolio is best known for his hits in the early-mid 1990's, including "Fantastic Voyage", " Gangsta's Paradise" and "1,2,3,4 (Supin' New). He has received numerous American Music, Grammy and MTV Awards. 

This is a 18+ event. Advance tickets are $15 and $17 the day of the show. You can get your tickets now through ticketweb.com. Doors open at 8pm. 

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Tags: Coolio, Middle East, rap, r&b, cambridge, music

Legends Of The Summer ft. Justin Timberlake & Jay Z

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, Jul 31, 2013

Legends Of The Summer Tour

Justin Timberlake and Jay Z are coming to Boston for their Legends Of The Summer Tour! On Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11 the duo will perform in front of fans at Fenway Park for 'one of the greatest concerts of 2013'. 

The tour follows Timberlake's third studio album, The 20/20 Experience and Jay Z's 12th studio album, Magna Carta... Holy Grail. Rumors of a tour started after the collaboration of "Suit and Tie" which was released on Timberlake's latest album. The North American tour started on July 17th in Toronto, Canada and will be wrapping up mid-August. 

USAToday.com raves "Jay Z was, figuratively speaking, the cooler customer, keeping his flow smooth and sharp and his diction crisp enough so that fans could savor his witty wordplay. He received their love as a matter of fact, whether playfully leading the crowd through an old fave such as 99 Problems or Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) or fervidly selling the Magna Carta tracks Tom Ford and F---WithMeYouKnowIGotIt.

His tour partner proved a more patently ingratiating host. Timberlake has always been an enormously gracious and endearing performer; it could be argued that no artist has gotten further on sheer likability. If the charm of his blue-eyed soul falsetto seemed in danger of wearing thin at times — particularly in the second half, during a long stretch that opened with Pusher Love Girl and included a crowd-pleasing Cry Me A River — the audience failed to notice, remaining rapt."

Tickets are available through StubHub and are selling out fast! This is a concert you do not want to miss! 

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Tags: concert, fenway park, Jay Z, Timberlake, Legends Of The Summer Tour, music

Summer Arts Weekend 2013

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Jul 25, 2013

Summer Arts Weekend is coming back to Copley Square! The Summer Arts weekend will be from July 26-28 and "features a dynamic variety of musical artists from across the classical, jazz, blues, folk, and Americana worlds as well as a number of new arts, food and cultural programs."Summer arts weekend

On Friday, Noe Socha will kick off the event with his take on blues at 7:00pm. Della Mae, Dr. John and the Nite Trippers will follow. The last performance of the night will be the Preservation Hall Jazz Band which will start at 9:20pm.

Saturday's events will take place all day. The morning events from 11:00-2:00 will be family friendly with performances from Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys, Airborne Comedians and Ben Rudnick & Friends. Families are more than welcome to stick around for the following shows that will include ukelele player Jake Shimabukuro, Red Baraat and Angelique Kidjo! 

"The last day of Boston Summer Arts Weekend focuses on the classical music tradition. Expect a lively lineup of musicians who bring innovative spins on the genre as well as some surprise collaborations among groups." Performances include the New England Conservatory Jewish Music Ensemble, Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Grammy winner Alison Krauss

There are also ticketed events for this weekend. Friday & Saturday's After Dark events will give guests the opportunity to relax and hear their favorite performers in a intimate setting. On Sunday, the "H&H musicians offer a cornucopia of Baroque classics during brunch with 99.5 WCRB Classical New England’s Laura Carlo".  All ticketed events are available through Eventbrite and will be at the Fairmont Copley Plaza

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Tags: Copley Square, free, music, Summer Arts Weekend, cultural programs, Fairmont Copley Plaza

Outside the Box Festival

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Jul 15, 2013

outside the boxOutside the Box is currently taking place in Boston! The festival runs til the July 21, 2013 and features a week of free music, dance and theater performances! 

Some of the theater performances have two-three shows but the musical acts are scheduled to have one performance. The Outside The Box website has a schedule of the performances and demonstrations. Performances vary from The Boston Children's Chorus to Mighty Mighty Bosstones!

This is a family friendly event located in the Boston Common. There are multiple stages set up with various performances throughout the day. There is even a children's area with acts and various actives, including magicians and jump rope!

And don't forget the Fork Lift Food Festival that will be scheduled from July 18th-21st! 

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Tags: festival, theater, boston common, free, Outside the Box, music, performing arts

Phantom Gourmet BBQ Beach Party!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Jun 17, 2013

bbqbeachThe greatest Boston beach BBQ is happening this weekend! June 21st-23rd is the Phantom Gourmet BBQ Beach Party is back in at City Hall Plaza!

Come for the fun, fantastic BBQ and beer! The best barbequers from all over the world come here to celebrate their amazing skills for a limited time! Tickets are $5 online and $10 at the door. The tickets do not include food and beverages so come prepared!

Along with this mouthwatering food will be awesome music, entertainment and a beach bar where you can chill with your feet in the sand, right in government center! There will even be a Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest and a red rib cook off!

If you haven't done the Phantom Gourmet BBQ, you are definitely missing out, get your tickets while they last and enjoy the best ribs and brisket you ever had right in Boston. 

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Tags: city hall, music, fun, Phantom Gourmet, BBQ Beach Party, entertainment, Nathan's Hot Dogs

"Infectious new folk rock" - Boston Globe

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Thu, Nov 08, 2012

365 things to do in Boston mike and ruthyHey there music lovers. Mike and Ruthy are back in Boston, and rumor has it that they have quite the reputation! As a duo Mike + Ruthy know the true meaning to acoustic American music. They demonstrate an uncommon ability to create songs as lyrically sophisticated as Bob Dylan while adding a harmonically beautiful touch. 

"Over a decade of touring has taken them worldwide where they've performed well over a thousand concerts in listening rooms, living rooms and festivals as well as performances at NYC's Carnegie Hall accompanying Arlo Guthrie in 2005 (with their former band The Mammals) and Madison Square Garden as part of Pete Seeger's 90th birthday celebration in 2009."

I've heard so many great things about Mike and Ruthy that I will even be going tonight! See them live tonight in Jamaica Plain at the historic Loring-Greenough House. Both concerts are the same suggested donation, $14-19 (less 20% discount for JPTC members) +$1 preservation fee.


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Enjoy lunch hour downtown with the Boston Brass Musicians

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Tue, Oct 02, 2012

 Boston Brass strolling musicians There's nothing wrong with a little bit of music while enjoying your lunch in Downtown Boston- and if there is then you may want to avoid the Downtown Crossing Area during the month of October. But, if you are anything like me, you will be down to jam with the Boston Brass strolling musicians. 

"The Downtown Boston BID brings a bit of brass to Downtown! A strolling quartet of two trumpets, a trombone, and tuba entertain lunchtime crowds with a selection of all-time favorites."

These guys will be rockin' the streets of Downtown Boston from noon to 2pm during the month of October 2012, entertaining many locals and tourists during lunch hour. You are sure to be impressed by their musical talent, and all for free. Make a lunch date downtown this October and enjoy these guys rock it like it's hot.  

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Tags: Downtown, free, music, 365 things to do in Boston

See Jazz Greats at the12th Annual Beantown Jazz Festival

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Sun, Sep 23, 2012

365 things to do in Boston BeanTown Jazz FestivalBéla Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio, Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival is a South End Jazzin' kind of time. Actually, it is the South End's first Jazz festival ever and the first one -12 years ago- had over 10,000 people! (They weren't expecting that...) This event hasn't slowed down a bit, and on September 29, 2012 they are going to throw down South End style. Twelve years later they have drastically grown the festival to over 60,000 people! That alone is proof enough that this event is an impactful part of Boston's cultural calendar. 

"Enjoy world-class music on three stages, great eats, and good times stretching six blocks in Boston’s historic South End. Families are entertained with face painting, inflatables, photos, and an instrument petting zoo. More than 70 vendors participate, making the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival the place to be."

So sketch it in the calendar and don't be the only person around missing out on this wicked awesome event. Rumor has it that there will be over 70,000 people this year and you don't want to be "that person." ... you know, that person who sits inside their man cave all day and never leaves the house. Show New Orleans who really knows how to JAZZ OUT and make your way to South End!


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Tags: South End, Beantown Jazz Festival, music, 365 things to do in Boston

Jam out at the annual Jamaica Plain Music Festival

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Sat, Sep 01, 2012

365 things to do in boston jamaica plain music festJamaica Plain has no shortage of talented and diverse musicians, composers, and performers. On Saturday, September 8, 2012 they are given the chance to come together for one incredible day of music.

There is deep pride in Jamaica Plain. It manifests in one-of-a-kind Mom and Pop stores, restaurants, bars, art galleries, sports leagues, and political, cultural, and historical groups.

The musicians that live in Jamaica Plain have played all over the city and country. Despite the thriving scene that manifests itself in a few local venues and basement shows, there hasn't been an opportunity for these artists to get together locally on a large scale... until last year's inaugural JP Music Fest, and this year as well! 

SO head on over later this week and get jammin... maaaan!


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Tags: jamaica plain, music, 365 things to do in Boston

Movies by Moonlight at the Boston Harbor Hotel

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Fri, Jul 13, 2012

Each Friday this summer, start the weekend with Boston Harbor Hotel's Movies by Moonlight! An outdoor screen is set up on the side of the large gazebo right over the Harbor. Cafe patrons and pedestrians can watch a movie and absorb the ambience of the waterfront.

Don't forget to movie pregame! (Don't get out of control or anything cause they aren't going to pause the movie for you to use the restroom!) Before enjoying Movies by Moonlight each Friday, the Boston Harbor Hotel invites you to start the weekend off by the water and enjoy great company and music from DJ Mike Amado and Friends. Music will begin at 4:30pm every Friday evening and will end shortly before dusk, when Movies by Moonlight begins.

Movies by Moonlight offers guests a chance to revisit Hollywood’s silver screen and modern classics, which I KNOW YOU LOVE THOSE CLASSICS!! Like, who doesn't? Here is the list of upcoming dates and movies... and make sure to show up early to get your dance on!

365 things to do in boston hyattJuly 13: An American in Paris 
July 20: On the Waterfront 
July 27: Jaws 
Aug 3: Princess Bride 
Aug 10: Moonstruck 
Aug 17: Planes, Trains & Auto 
Aug 24: Dirty Dancing 
Aug 31: Roxanne

(Don't get lost!)
50 Rowes WharfBostonMA02110
(617) 439-7000

AND YES, I do recognize that it is Friday the 13th today - watching a movie is probably a good, SAFE thing to do tonight so I may just see you there! Don't know what I look like? Look for the REALTOR backpack. I can almost assure you that will be me...unless I look like a man. I am not a man.  :)



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Tags: film, music, 365 things to do in Boston