Category Archives: Music

August 2021 Provincetown performances

Live entertainment has returned to Provincetown this summer and both the performers and the venues could use your support. You can purchase tickets for any given show through the links shared in the post below. I will work to update this list throughout the summer. If there is a show that I’ve missed, add the information in the comments section.

August & Labor Day Weekend Performances in Provincetown

Ryan Landry Presents: Showgirls performances each Monday
At Fisherman Hall
Tickets available at House of LaRue

The Glass Menagerie – performances Monday thru Thursday
Provincetown Theater

Jon Richardson & Todd Alsup – performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Thirsty Burlington performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Illusions – performances each Monday, Friday & Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Edmund Bagnell (from Well Strung) performances each Tuesday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Judy Gold – performances each Monday and Tuesday
At The Art House

The Hot Toddies – performances each Thursday
At The Post Office

Ginger Minj – performances Wednesday thru Saturday
At The Art House

Varla Jean Merman – performances Tuesday – Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Dina Martina – performances Thursday – Sunday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Dolly – performances each Friday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Paige Turner – performances each Friday & Saturday
At The Pilgrim House Theater

Miss Richfield 1981! – performances each Friday & Saturday
At The Pilgrim House Theater

Anita Cocktail Variety Hour – performances each Friday, Saturday & Sunday
At The Post Office

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Broadway on the Beach – each Sunday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Rachel Bay Jones w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance August 1
At The Art House

Melissa Errico – performances August 4 & 5
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Deven Green with Ned Douglas – performances August 6 & 7
At The Art House

The Immaculate Miss Conception – performances August 6 & 7
At The Pilgrim House

Matteo Lane (comedian) – performances August 7 – 9
At The Pilgrim House

Kristin Chenoweth – performance August 8 (two shows)
At The Town Hall

Naked Boys Singing – performances August 11 & 12
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Unitard – performances August 12 & 15
At The Art House

Edie “Las Vegas Showgirl: Unleashed” – performances August 14 – 24
At The Pilgrim House

Liz Callaway w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performances August 13 & 14
At The Art House

Kelli O’Hara w/ Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance August 15
At The Town Hall

Live From Provincetown Variety Show – performance August 17
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

The Boyband Project – August 18 & 19
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Susie Mosher w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance August 21
At The Art House

Stephanie Block w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance August 22
At The Town Hall

Nicholas King – performance August 26
At The Art House

Lillias White – performances August 27 & 28
At The Art House

Marilyn Maye – performance August 31 – September 4
At The Art House

Sutton Lee Seymour: Booby Tunes – performances August 28 – September 1
At The Pilgrim House

Beth Leavell w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance September 5
At The Town Hall

Christine Pedi – performance September 11
At The Art House

July 2021 Provincetown performances

Live entertainment has returned to Provincetown this summer and both the performers and the venues could use your support. You can purchase tickets for any given show through the links shared in the post below. I will work to update this list throughout the summer. If there is a show that I’ve missed, add the information in the comments section.

July Performances in Provincetown

The Cake – performances Monday thru Thursday until July 22
Provincetown Theater

Jon Richardson & Todd Alsup – performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Ryan Landry Presents: Showgirls performances each Monday
At Fisherman Hall
Tickets available at House of LaRue

Thirsty Burlington performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Illusions – performances each Monday, Friday & Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Edmund Bagnell (from Well Strung) performances each Tuesday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Judy Gold – performances each Monday and Tuesday
At The Art House

The Hot Toddies – performances each Thursday
At The Post Office

Varla Jean Merman – performances Tuesday – Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Dina Martina – performances Thursday – Sunday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Dolly – performances each Friday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

The Immaculate Miss Conception – performances each Friday & Saturday
Additional performances on July 6, 8, 13, 14 & 15
At The Pilgrim House

Paige Turner – performances each Friday & Saturday
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Miss Richfield 1981! – performances each Friday & Saturday
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Anita Cocktail Variety Hour – performances each Friday, Saturday & Sunday
At The Post Office

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Broadway on the Beach – each Sunday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Del Shores “The Sh*t Stirrer” – performances July 1, 3, 5 & 6
At The Post Office

Tina Turner Tribute w/ Debby Holiday – performances July 1, 3, 5 & 6
At The Post Office

Sierra Boggess w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performances July 2 & 3
At The Art House

Dixie Longate – performances July 2 – 7
At The Pilgrim House

Matthew Darren – performances on July 8 & 15
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Tori Scott w/ Jesse Kissel at piano – performances July 9 & 10
At The Art House

Steve Grand – July 10 – 20 (Saturday thru Tuesday)
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Provincetown Follies (Bear Week) – one performance only on July 11
At The Pilgrim House

Alaska Thunderfuck – one performance only on July 11
At The Town Hall

Jason Dottley – performances July 12, 13, 19 & 20
At The Post Office

Seth Sikes – performances July 12, 13, 19 & 20
At The Post Office

Simply Barbra – July 15 – 17
At The Art House

Melissa Ferrick – one performance only on July 22
At The Art House

Jenn Colella w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performances July 23 & 24
At The Art House

Cacophony Daniels “Drag Dad” – performances July 24 – 27
At The Pilgrim House

Leslie Cararra-Rudolph – one performance only July 26
At The Art House

Rachel Bay Jones w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance July 31
At The Art House

Donna Summer Disco Party returns

Donna Summer was born in Boston and grew up in Mission Hill. Shortly after her passing in 2012, Boston started hosting an annual summer disco party to honor the Queen of Disco. Initially hosted in Government Center, the celebration was suspended last year due to COVID-19 but will return to Copley Square tomorrow, Thursday, June 24th.

Donna Summer Disco Party
Thursday, June 24 at Copley Square
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Free)

Unlike past years, this year’s event will not feature a roller-skating rink, but dancing is ecouraged as DJs play Donna Summer’s greatest hits in a groovy atmosphere complete with glow sticks, colorful lights, and a disco ball.

New music venues to open in Boston

Two new live music venues will open in Boston

Over the next year Boston will get two new state-of-the-art live music venues. These mid-sized venues will be welcome additions to the city and provide new space for musicians, artists and performers. The first venue expected to open is the MGM Music Hall at Fenway Park, which is eyeing a late fall 2021 opening. The second, is The Roadrunner, will open at Boston Landing in Allston / Brighton in the spring of 2022.

MGM Music Hall at Fenway Park is a new performing arts center located at the corner of Lansdowne and Ipswich Streets. The new venue has a 5,000 person capacity and will be operated in partnership with Live Nation Entertainment. MGM Music Hall is expected to open in the fall of 2021, but no website or further information has been forthcoming. This venue will provide Boston yet another indoor, performing arts space with a capacity that is approximately twice that of the neighboring House of Blues on Lansdowne Street and roughly the same as the seasonal venue, Harbor Lights (now known as Leader Bank Pavilion). Stay tuned for more updates on this new venue.

Roadrunner is set to open in the spring of 2022. Located at Boston Landing in Allston / Brighton, the venue is larger than the House of Blues but smaller than the MGM Music Hall. With a capacity of 3,500 the Roadrunner will be the largest general admission indoor music venue in New England when it opens. In case your wondering, the venue’s name comes from the 1976 rock song Roadrunner by the Modern Lovers, which has been proposed as the state’s official rock song. This venue will be operated by The Bowery, which also own and operate The Sinclair in Harvard Square and Royale in Boston’s Theater District. You can sign-up to receive updates from this venue by visting their website at roadrunnerboston.com.

June 2021 Provincetown performances

Live entertainment has returned to Provincetown this summer and both the performers and the venues could use your support. You can purchase tickets for any given show through the links shared in the post below. I will work to update this list throughout the summer. If there is a show that I’ve missed, add the information in the comments section.

June Performances in Provincetown

Ryan Landry Presents: Showgirls performances each Monday
At Pilgrim House Parking Lot June 7, 14, 21
At Fisherman Hall June 28 – Sept 6
Tickets available at House of LaRue

Thirsty Burlington performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Dina Martina – performances each Thursday – Sunday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Dolly – performances each Friday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Paige Turner – performances each Friday & Saturday
At The Pilgrim House Theater

Miss Richfield 1981! – performances each Friday & Saturday
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Illusions – performances each Friday & Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Broadway on the Beach – June 5
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Provincetown Follies – June 6
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Hump Day Drag Revue – June 9
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

The Immaculate Miss Conception – June 11 – August 8
At The Pilgrim House

Jon Richardson & Todd Alsup – Starting June 14, performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Varla Jean Merman – Starting June 15, performances Tuesday – Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

The Cake – June 28 – July 22
Provincetown Theater

Judy Gold – Starting June 29, performances each Monday and Tuesday
At The Art House

Christina Bianco – June 29 – 31
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Bianca Del Rio – one performance only on July 11
At The Town Hall

Jenn Colella w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performances July 23 & 24
At The Art House

Cacophony Daniels “Drag Dad” – performances July 24 – 27
At The Pilgrim House

Leslie Cararra-Rudolph – one performance only July 26
At The Art House

2021 Provincetown summer performances

When people reach out to me for suggestions about things to do in Provincetown I always suggest catching a show. As we slowly return to normal, live entertainment is also returning to Provincetown and both the performers and the venues could use your support.

If there are any performances that I’ve missed please add them in the comments section. Each month starting in June, I will have performances for that month listed, and I will do my best to update those monthly posts.

May Performances in Provincetown

Illusions – Weekends only
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Thirsty Burlington – May 28 & 31
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Live From Provincetown Variety Show – May 29
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Paige Turner – May 29 – Sept 18
At The Pilgrim House Theater

Miss Richfield 1981! – May 29 – Sept 18
At The Pilgrim House Theater

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Dolly – May 31
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

June Performances in Provincetown

Ryan Landry Presents: Showgirls performances each Monday
At Pilgrim House Parking Lot June 7, 14, 21
At Fisherman Hall June 28 – Sept 6
Tickets available at House of LaRue

Thirsty Burlington – performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Dina Martina – performances each Thursday – Sunday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Dolly – performances each Friday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Paige Turner – performances each Friday & Saturday
At The Pilgrim House Theater

Miss Richfield 1981! – performances each Friday & Saturday
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Illusions – performances each Friday & Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Broadway on the Beach – June 5
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Provincetown Follies – June 6
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Hump Day Drag Revue – June 9
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

The Immaculate Miss Conception – June 11 – August 8
At The Pilgrim House

Neptune – June 13, 17-19
Provincetown Theater

Jon Richardson & Todd Alsup – Starting June 14, performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Varla Jean Merman – Starting June 15, performances Tuesday – Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

The Cake – June 28 – July 22
Provincetown Theater

Judy Gold – Starting June 29, performances each Monday and Tuesday
At The Art House

Christina Bianco – June 29 – 31
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

July Performances in Provincetown

The Cake – performances Monday thru Thursday until July 22
Provincetown Theater

Jon Richardson & Todd Alsup – performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Ryan Landry Presents: Showgirls – performances each Monday
Art House Parking Lot
Tickets available at House of LaRue

Thirsty Burlington performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Illusions – performances each Monday, Friday & Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Edmund Bagnell (from Well Strung) performances each Tuesday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Judy Gold – performances each Monday and Tuesday
At The Art House

Varla Jean Merman – performances Tuesday – Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Dina Martina – performances Thursday – Sunday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Dolly – performances each Friday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Paige Turner – performances each Friday & Saturday
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Miss Richfield 1981! – performances each Friday & Saturday
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Broadway on the Beach – each Sunday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Sierra Boggess w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performances July 2 & 3
At The Art House

Dixie Longate – performances July 2 – 7
At The Pilgrim House

Lewis & Liberace – one performance only, July 4
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Matthew Darren – performances on July 8 & 15
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Tori Scott w/ Jesse Kissel at piano performances July 9 & 10
At The Art House

Steve Grand – July 10 – 20 (Saturday thru Tuesday)
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Provincetown Follies (Bear Week) – one performance only on July 11
At The Pilgrim House

Alaska Thunderfuck – one performance only on July 11
At The Town Hall

Simply Barbra – July 15 – 17
At The Art House

Zoe Lewis & Bitch! – one performance only, July 18
At the Pilgrim House Theater

Melissa Ferrick – one performance only on July 22
At The Art House

Jenn Colella w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performances July 23 & 24
At The Art House

Cacophony Daniels “Drag Dad” – performances July 24 – 27
At The Pilgrim House

Leslie Cararra-Rudolph – one performance only July 26
At The Art House

Rachel Bay Jones w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance July 31
At The Art House

August & Labor Day Weekend Performances in Provincetown

The Glass Menagerie – performances Monday thru Thursday
Provincetown Theater

Jon Richardson & Todd Alsup – performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Ryan Landry Presents: Showgirls – performances each Monday
Art House Parking Lot
Tickets available at House of LaRue

Thirsty Burlington performances each Monday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Illusions – performances each Monday, Friday & Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Edmund Bagnell (from Well Strung) performances each Tuesday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Judy Gold – performances each Monday and Tuesday
At The Art House

Ginger Minj – performances Wednesday thru Saturday
At The Art House

Varla Jean Merman – performances Tuesday – Saturday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Dina Martina – performances Thursday – Sunday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Dolly – performances each Friday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Paige Turner – performances each Friday & Saturday
At The Pilgrim House Theater

Miss Richfield 1981! – performances each Friday & Saturday
At The Pilgrim House Theater

Donnelly & Richardson Sing Broadway on the Beach – each Sunday
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Rachel Bay Jones w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance August 1
At The Art House

“PETIT SPEAKEASY” w/ Zoe Lewis & The Bootleggers – Aug 1 & 29, 2021
At The Pilgrim House

Melissa Errico – performances August 4 & 5
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Deven Green with Ned Douglas – performances August 6 &7
At The Art House

Matteo Lane (comedian) – performances August 7 – 9
At The Pilgrim House

Kristin Chenoweth – performance August 8 (two shows)
At The Town Hall

Naked Boys Singing – performances August 11 & 12
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Unitard – performances August 12 & 15
At The Art House

Edie “Las Vegas Showgirl: Unleashed” – performances August 14 – 24
At The Pilgrim House

Liz Callaway w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performances August 13 & 14
At The Art House

Kelli O’Hara w/ Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance August 15
At The Town Hall

Live From Provincetown Variety Show – performance August 17
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

The Boyband Project – August 18 & 19
Poolside at the Crown & Anchor

Susie Mosher w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance August 21
At The Art House

Stephanie Block w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance August 22
At The Town Hall

“Some Like It Hot” w/ Zoe Lewis & Qya Cristal – August 22, 2021
At The Pilgrim House

Nicholas King – performance August 26
At The Art House

Lillias White – performances August 27 & 28
At The Art House

Marilyn Maye – performance August 31 – September 4
At The Art House

Sutton Lee Seymour: Booby Tunes – performances August 28 – September 1
At The Pilgrim House

Beth Leavell w/Seth Rudetsky (Broadway Series) – performance September 5
At The Town Hall

Christine Pedi – performance September 11
At The Art House

2021 Boston Calling music festival canceled

Last week Boston Pride announced that the Parade and Festival scheduled in June would be postponed to a date later this fall. Today, the popular music festival Boston Calling announced it too will be canceling the annual three-day event in Allston at the Harvard Athletic Complex. It had been scheduled for May 28-30, 2021.

Organizers have promised the festival will return Memorial Day weekend in 2022. You can read their full statement as well as information about ticket refunds on their website, bostoncalling.com.

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus join Boston’s First Night celebrations online

BGMC

New Year’s Eve in Boston has always – meh – unless you are with a good group of friends in which case it really doesn’t matter where you celebrate and it will be great. Unfortunately, the pandemic has made such gatherings a bit more difficult and less likely. So for those stranded at home, counting down the minutes until you can say “good riddance” to 2020, the city of Boston will be hosting their own “First Night”. You can stream the performances here and the full calendar of performances here.

I can’t say that I’m familiar with most of the acts, but I did want to give Boston’s Gay Men’s Chorus a shout out. They will be performing, A Prayer for Peace at 7:54PM and again at 9:38PM. They will appear one more time to sing Relax! at 10:10PM.

Creative musical covers about Coronavirus

Since social distancing has become a standard practice, many people have turned to music to help stay connected and in this case inject some much needed humor into our current situation. Below are three different covers from songs originally sung by The Bee Gees, The Knack and Nirvana. Enjoy.

“Stayin’ Inside” (Bee Gees cover)

My Corona (The Knack cover)

 by Chris Mann

Stay Inside (Nirvana cover)

by Urian Hackney of Rough Francis

What the World Needs Now is Love

All over the world we have seen videos of people using music to uplift spirits and to make people feel connected. Shelbie Rassler, a composition major at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, put a spin on that idea, bringing together over 70 of her fellow musicians together virtually for a rendition of “What the World Needs Now is Love” by Burt Bacharach. The result is a unique spin on a classic song, with video of each of the musicians playing or singing their parts, safely socially distanced, but brought together by the music. The credits at the end are accompanied by multiple dancers. Enjoy the video and much thanks to Shelbie and her classmates for a beautiful video.

Much thanks to my sister for sharing this local story with me earlier this week. You can read more about this story on Boston.com, here.

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus present: Born this way

gay bostonBoston Gay Men’s Chorus tickets are now on sale for  their upcoming show, “Born This Way”. Performances will take place next month on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15 at Jordan Hall. The show includes an original score from Broadway composer John Bucchino, who is best known for scoring the Broadway musical “A Catered Affair”.

Get Your Tickets Here

The first half opens with “Let It Sing” from the musical Violent. Other songs from the first half include “Reflection” from the Disney movie Mulan, “I’m Still Queer,” which is a spoof of “I’m Still Here,” from Sondheim’s Follies, “A Message From The Gay Community,” and Taylor Swift’s “You Need To Calm Down.”  The second half will be the world premiere of A Peacock Among Pigeons, featuring a full cast from the Chorus, and an eight-piece orchestra.

For more information, visit www.bgmc.org or call 617-542-SING (7464).

The Divas Experience at the MoS

The Boston Museum of Science has a new show that may be of interest to you. The Boston MoS new weekly 40-minute program, The Divas Experience, fuses the sounds of some of musics’ most iconic pop stars with stunning and inventive visuals under the Charles Heywood Planetarium dome.

Developed as a part of the SubSpace Project, the experimental playground for new work at the Museum of Science, this musical experience engages audiences in a sensory journey full of innovation, artistry, and imagination set to a pulsating soundtrack of music’s greatest icons.

Tickets are now on sale for shows on Friday and Saturday evenings. For more information and to purchase your tickets visit the Museum of Science planetarium website here.

30 years ago: Like a Prayer by Madonna

Few things can make me feel older than stumbling upon anniversaries like this. On Friday, March 3, 1989 (thirty years ago – gulp), Madonna released the lead single “Like A Prayer” from her fourth album by the same name. The CD wouldn’t be released until later that month on the 21st. I can assure you I was at Strawberry Records that day picking up the CD scented with patchouli oils infused in the packaging to simulate church incense.

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus performs with Todrick Hall

Next month The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) spring concert “Raise You Up,” gives voice (literally) to the themes of racial injustice and the resilience of the human spirit.  The BGMC will be joined on stage with the super cool and fantastically talented Todrick Hall at New England Conservatory’s beautiful Jordan Hall on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17.

The first half of the show will feature “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed” to give voice to the last words of Michael Brown, Amadou Diallo, Kenneth Chamberlain, John Crawford, Eric Garner, Oscar Grant, and Trayvon Martin.

About the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus BGMC is one of New England’s largest and most successful community-based choruses. Founded in 1982, the 200-voice ensemble sings a wide spectrum of classical and popular music and creates social change by providing a positive, affirming image of the gay and lesbian community. The Chorus is heard live by more than 10,000 people each season and thousands more through recording, television and internet broadcasts.

Boston Calling will be May 24-26, 2019

boston music, bosartsLast week the organizers for Boston’s biggest music festival, Boston Calling announced that this year’s event will take place over Memorial Day Weekend at the Harvard Athletic Complex and they released their line up including their headliners, which will include Twenty One Pilots along with names like Odesza, Janelle Monáe and many, many more.

Michael Che, Jenny Slate and Fred Armisen will be the comedy headliners and new this year will be a series of scheduled performances from the Boston Ballet as well as a special performance from Imogen Heap.

Want to get tickets or find out more about the 2019 Boston Calling music festival? Check out their website at, bostoncalling.com.