Whenever I am contacted by readers asking for suggestions about what to do in Provincetown, I always encourage them to attend at least one performance. The array of talent found in Ptown is astounding. Not only does attending a show help to support these artists but it is also a great way to pass a few hours with friends or someone special.
Below is a listing of the talent coming to Provincetown this summer. I’ve added links to make it easier for you to get more information about these performances and to purchase tickets.
Lesley Jordan performs at the Crown & Anchor July 8-9, 2017
May 26-29 Suzanne Westenhoefe & Poppy Champlin at Post Office Cabaret
May 26-29 Julie Goldman: Lady Gentleman at The Crown and Anchor
May 26* Kate Clinton, Zombie Apocalypse at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 3 Ronna & Beverly at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 8-9 Leslie Jordan at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 8-9 Tori Scott at The Art House
Jul 10-12 Eddie Sarfarty at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 12 Peter Bisuito at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 12 Margaret Cho at the Town Hall
Aug 28-29 Sandra Bernhard at The Crown and Anchor
Varla Jean Merman’s show Bad Heroine is at the Art House June 23 – Sept 1, 2017
May 26* Miss Richfield 1981: 2020 Vision at The Crown and Anchor
June 2* Dina Martina at The Crown and Anchor
June 23* Varla Jean Merman: Bad Heroine at The Art House
Jul 8* Jinkx Monsoon at The Art House
Jul 8* Kitten N’Lou at The Art House
Jul 10 Bianca Del Rio at The Town Hall
Jul 25 Idol Worship at The Art House
Aug 14-15 Pam Ann at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 15-31 Bob The Drag Queen at The Art House
Baloney Gay All Male Revue comes to The Crown & Anchor August 8-9, 2017
May 24- June 11 Amadeus at The Provincetown Theater
Jul 5-9 The Bitch is Back! Tribute to Joan Rivers at Ptown Theater
Jul 6* Chicago at Fisherman’s Hall
Jul 7-Sept 9 5 to 9 at The Art House
Jul 12-Aug 20 Metamorpheses at The Provincetown Theater
July 29-Aug 29 The Atomic Bombshells Burlesque Show at The Art House
Aug 8-9 Baloney: Gay All Male Review at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 28 Ben Rimalower: Patti Issues at The Art House
Sept 1-2 Unitard at The Art House
Steve Grand performs in Provincetown July 5 – August 31, 2017
May 14* Doug Repetti at The Crown and Anchor
May 27-28 Melissa Ferrick at The Art House
Jun 1-4 CabaretFest: Sentimental Journey in multiple locations
Jun 3 Judy Kaplansky at The Hawthorne Barn
Jun 9 Duncan Sheik at The Hawthorne Barn
Jul 1-2 Michael Cerveris at The Art House
Jul 3 Maddelynn Hatter at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 5-Aug 31 Steve Grand at The Art House
Jul 10-11 Matt Alber at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 16 Alice Ripley at The Art House
Jul 17 Suede at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 18 Seth Sikes sings Judy Garland at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 18 Judy Wheeler at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 24-25 Linda Eder at The Crown and Anchor
Jul 28-29 Melissa Errico at The Art House
Jul 30 Christine Pedi at The Art House
Jul 30-Aug 8 Steven Fales: Confessions of a Mormon Boy at Crown & Anchor
Aug 4-7 Marilyn Maye at The Art House
Aug 5 Courtney Love and Todd Almond at The Town Hall
Aug 6 Brian Stokes Mitchell at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 6 Megan Hilty at The Town Hall
Aug 7 Seth Sikes sings Liza Minnelli at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 13 Sutton Foster at The Town Hall
Aug 13-14 The Skivvies at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 16-17 Kim David Smith at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 19-20 Billy Porter at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 20-21 Beth Malone at The Art House
Aug 26-27 Linda Lavin at The Crown and Anchor
Aug 27 Marisol Montavo at The Art House
Sept 3 Laura Benanti at The Town Hall
Sept 9 Ana Gasteyer at The Art House
NOTE: * means this production / performer will be playing through the remainder of the 2017 summer season.
One of Boston’s best alternative rock bands from the 80s and 90s, Pixies, will be performing in Boston for three shows next month at The House of Blues: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 19-21 so get your tickets now before they sell out.
Purchase Pixies Tickets Here
Much thanks to my friend, Evan, who turned me on to Pillar Point.
This weekend I met up with two friends I don’t regularly get a chance to see. Back in the late 90s when I moved back to Boston from Atlanta we went out to see shows all the time, but as we got older and they started families that left less time for evenings out in Boston to catch a live show. Over time I all but stopped going to live shows at local clubs, but my friend Tom (far right in the photo above) still goes to shows on occasion so when he asked if I wanted to go to the benefit I said, absolutely and I’m so glad I did.
The lineup at Saturday night’s benefit included many artists and bands we often went to see in the late 90s. All of these musicians achieved a modicum of success back in the day but never the stardom that would propel them to larger venues, which meant for $20 we could get in and see an excellent live show in Boston. At the time Boston also had an excellent independent station, WFNX 101.7 FM which played these bands regularly. Going to the show on Saturday and seeing many of these acts gave me with a serious case of de ja vu.
Walking into the show on Saturday we were joking at how old the audience looked but by the end of the night we all left with smiles. The line up shown above also included a surprise performance by The Sheila Divine who still sound excellent, but it was actually Tanya Donelly’s band Belly (who I had all but forgotten about) who I thought were the best. I’m going to have to start checking out the lineups at my old haunts (at least the ones that remain).
The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) next performance, Let’s Hear It for the Boys
, is a raucous revue saluting the music from some of your favorite boy bands and pop musicians. Performances start later this month on Saturday, March 18 at 8 pm
and Sunday, March 19 at 3 pm
at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in Boston. Tickets are available at www.bgmc.org
Perhaps you didn’t hear but earlier this week the rock band U2 announced that they would go on a 25 city stadium tour around the world in honor of the 30th anniversary of their Joshua Tree album which sold more than 25 million records and went on to win a Grammy for Album of the Year in 1987.
The band will perform the album in its entirety each night. Speaking to the media, U2 guitarist, The Edge, said, “It seems like we have come full circle from when ‘The Joshua Tree’ songs were originally written, with global upheaval, extreme right-wing politics and some fundamental human rights at risk. To celebrate the album – we decided to do these shows; it feels right for now.”
U2 will come to Boston for one night on Sunday, June 25th. You can find more information about tickets which go on sale this Monday here.
Two times a year, in September and January, the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) audition new prospective singing members. For those of you who may be interested, auditions are Sunday, January 8th.
If interested in auditioning, please fill out a BGMC Audition Inquiry Form.
For more information about BGMC visit their website, bgmc.org.