38 artists at 21 venues this weekend. How do you choose?
No, you can’t see them all. You’re just gonna have to pick your favorites. We can help. First, you can see a complete live music lineup here. And if you’re not sure who you might like, you can see 15 Artists of the week in over 75 videos too.
Here are a very few suggestions in various genres (this is NOT an exhaustive list of who you might enjoy — see that here)
If you’ve never seen rocker Ned and the Big Babies, you should catch them tonight at the Rhumb Line. You’ll be dancin’ — believe me.
If you missed The Runaround Sound high energy ska, reggae, punk-rock band at the Boulevard on July 3, you can catch them tonight at Capt Carlo’s and tomorrow at the Rhumb Line. You’ll get a workout if you go to both shows, so no need to go to the gym this weekend.
If you like New Orleans Jazz & Blues and you missed Henri Smith opening for Aaron Neville on June 30, you can catch him at the Brew Pub on Saturday (see Henri Smith videos here) Henri is also opening the Gloucester Blues Festival on August 11.
Also on Saturday is the latest in T Max’s concert series at the Dog Bar. This time he mixes bluegrass from Tom Eaton & Pick 3 with singer/songwriter Jon Waterman and his own style that’s a must-see but impossible to peg.
On Sunday music begins at 10:30am at Seaward Inn in Rockport and continues all day with two free outdoor concerts: Michael O’Leary’s Celtic music at Halibut Point State Park at 2:30 and the Compaq Big Band at Stage Fort Park at 7pm.
Remember this a very small list of a few highlights. Check all shows before you decide where to go.