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August 2008 Events Calendar
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

WIN FREE TIX!
August 1-2

Rockport Music Presents:
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA
978-546-7391 | $62-$94 (fees may apply) | 8:00 pm
rockportmusic.org | Buy Tix

“The king and queen of the banjo” (Paste Magazine), Béla Fleck is a fifteen-time Grammy Award winner who has taken the instrument across multiple genres, and Abigail Washburn a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player who re-radicalized it by combining it with Far East culture and sounds. They are touring off their newest record, Echo in the Valley.
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Jeff Pitchell

August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

BHH Presents: Summer in the City - - Thursdays Blues Barge

Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
617 856-7744 | roweswharfseagrille.com | bhh.com
View the full Schedule

One of Boston’s most anticipated outdoor summer traditions, the Summer in the City Entertainment Series offers guests, visitors and local residents the opportunity to enjoy complimentary concerts, movies and live entertainment from the hotel’s unrivaled waterfront location. Enjoy al fresco dining while taking in the beautiful waterfront and free entertainment. The series has become a summer staple in Boston. Tuesdays: Soul, Wednesdays: Rat Pack, Thursdays: Blues Barge, Fridays: Classic Movies. Music runs from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Thursdays Blues Barge in August includes: 8/1 Gracie Curran & The High Falutin Band, 8/8 Jeff Pitchell Band, 8/15 Fat City Band, 8/22 Bruce Marshall, 8/29 Sonya Rae Taylor.




August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

BHH Presents: Summer in the City - - Fridays Classic Movies

Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
617 856-7744 | roweswharfseagrille.com | bhh.com
View the full Schedule

One of Boston’s most anticipated outdoor summer traditions, the Summer in the City Entertainment Series offers guests, visitors and local residents the opportunity to enjoy complimentary concerts, movies and live entertainment from the hotel’s unrivaled waterfront location.  Enjoy al fresco dining while taking in the beautiful waterfront and free entertainment. The series has become a summer staple in Boston. Tuesdays: Pop Soul, Wednesdays: Rat Pack, Thursdays: Blues Barge, Fridays: Movies by Moonlight begin at dusk including: 8/2 Raiders of The Lost Ark (Pictured), 8/9 Aquaman, 8/16 Ghost, 8/23 Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 8/30 Captain America: The First Avenger.




Irish Cultural Centre Canton MA

August 5, 12, 19, 26

ICCNE Presents:
Set Dancing with Cait Bracken

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
7:30-9:30 pm | $5 donation at the door | Adults (16 & up)
781 821-8291
irishculture.org

Every Monday throughout the year (except Holidays), the ICC presents set dancing with Cait Bracken from 7:30-9:30pm. Set dancing is a form of social dancing which has been popular in Ireland for over 150 years. Sets are danced by four couples in a square. No previous dancing experience or partner required! No registration required for this class.




Goo Goo Dolls

August 5

Tanglewood: Train and Goo Goo Dolls

Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox, MA
7:00 pm
bso.org

Superstar rock bands Train—known around the world for hits including “Hey, Soul Sister” and “Drops of Jupiter”—and the Goo Goo Dolls—known for countless songs including “Iris,” “Slide,” and “Name”—perform in the Shed on Monday, August 5, at 7 p.m. American singer-songwriter Allen Stone opens the concert. This is Train’s fifth appearance at Tanglewood since making their debut in 2011. The Goo Goo Dolls and Allen Stone make their Tanglewood debuts.




Summer in the City

August 6, 13, 20, 27

BHH Presents: Summer in the City
Tuesdays Pop-Soul

Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
617 856-7744 | roweswharfseagrille.com | bhh.com
View the full Schedule

One of Boston’s most anticipated outdoor summer traditions, the Summer in the City Entertainment Series offers guests, visitors and local residents the opportunity to enjoy complimentary concerts, movies and live entertainment from the hotel’s unrivaled waterfront location. Enjoy al fresco dining while taking in the beautiful waterfront. The series has become a summer staple in Boston. Tuesdays: Soul, Wednesdays: Rat Pack, Thursdays: Blues, Fridays: Movies. Music runs from 6-10 pm. Tuesday Pop-Soul in August includes: 8/6 World Premier Band, 8/13 Sweetbeats, 8/20 Mystique, 8/27 Young Love & The Thrills.




Michael Dutra Strictly Sinatra

August 7, 14, 21, 28

BHH Presents: Summer in the City - - Wednesdays Rat Pack

Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
617 856-7744 | roweswharfseagrille.com | bhh.com
View the full Schedule

One of Boston’s most anticipated outdoor summer traditions, the Summer in the City Entertainment Series offers guests, visitors and local residents the opportunity to enjoy complimentary concerts, movies and live entertainment from the hotel’s unrivaled waterfront location.  Enjoy al fresco dining while taking in the beautiful waterfront. The series has become a summer staple in Boston. Tuesdays: Soul, Wednesdays: Rat Pack, Thursdays: Blues, Fridays: Movies. Music runs from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Wednesday Rat Pack in August includes: 8/7 Steve Memmolo, 8/14 Alex MacDougall, 8/21 Patrick Tobin, 8/28 Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra Band.




August 9

ICCNE Presents:
Réalta in Concert

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
8:00 pm | 781 821-8291
$20 in advance | irishculture.org

The release of their second album, Clear Skies, has brought Réalta widespread critical acclaim, with Irish Music Magazine claiming, “Réalta have grown bigger, bolder and braver and this is one of the best CDs to have come out of Ireland this year”. A performance by Réalta is joyous, energetic, foot-stomping and unforgettable. "Réalta carry on the Bothy Band tradition of taking tunes by the scruff of the neck and firing excitement through them like hot flames!"- Herald Scotland. Hailing from Belfast, this award winning multi-instrumentalist group is a must see!




August 10

ICCNE Presents: The Byrne Family

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
8:00 pm | 781 821-8291
$20 in advance | irishculture.org

The Byrne Family from Florida (originally Dublin and Donegal) are County Champions of their traditional Irish iInstruments, Duo and Trio Champions and Ulster Champion Irish Dancers. Their Dad plays backup guitar, uilleann & bagpipes, fiddle and whistles.  Their show is fast-paced with brilliant musicianship on multiple instruments, exciting, dynamic arrangements and world class Irish dancing.




August 16

Tanglewood: Boston Pops Orchestra
Keith Lockhart conducts Star Wars: A New Hope

Tanglewood
Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox
8:00 pm | bso.org

Tanglewood presents Star Wars: A New Hope, a showing of the classic 1977 film, with the Boston Pops Orchestra performing Mr. Williams’ iconic score, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, the Julian and Eunice Cohen Boston Pops Conductor.




August 18-23 & 25-30

Dine Out Boston
Presented by: GBCVB

Various Venues in Greater Boston
Presented by: Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
bostonusa.com | FAQ's

Dine Out Boston is celebrated each year for two weeks during March and August. It provides locals and visitors an opportunity to sample area restaurants at special prices. Diners can choose from the latest culinary hot spots to old favorites, from nationally known chain restaurants to local chef owned bistros, from Asian or Argentinean fare to French, Italian, tapas and sushi, from the award-winning restaurants of Boston and Cambridge to the gourmet gems in the suburbs north, west and south of the city.





Inroads Ireland Go South Tour

August 19-26

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

1700 Westlake Ave N, Ste 200, Seattle, WA
$2,697 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com
Reservations | Itinerary

For an authentic Irish experience, travel with Inroads Ireland’s tours off the beaten track in small groups (max of 14 people) on Ireland’s back roads. The one week mini-coach tour takes you to the very best of southern Ireland where you’ll discover ancient monastic settlements with intricately carved Celtic crosses, round towers, and the Cliffs of Moher. Explore centuries old castles & experience a mystifying solar alignment within a tranquil stone circle. Enjoy a traditional Irish music session while relaxing in a cozy pub. Stay in small towns like Baltimore, Kenmare, and Dingle in locally owned guesthouses and help support local economies. You’ll walk the land, capture the spirit, and have Ireland forever in your heart. This is Ireland done right!




Brian O'Donovan

WIN FREE TIX!
August 24
(Festival runs August 23-25)

Rockport Music Presents:
Rockport Celtic Festival

Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA
978-546-7391 | 7:00 p.m.
rockportmusic.org | Buy Tix

Hosted by co-artistic directors - Brian O’Donovan & Maeve Gilchrist. The 3-day Festival includes: Mick McAuley & John Doyle, Oisin McAuley, Bruce Molsky & Allison de Groot, Palaver Strings orchestra, composers Dana Lyn & Kyle Sanna, The Seamus Egan Project with Moira Smiley, fiddler Jenna Moynihan & harpist Mairi Chaimbeul, singers Eamon O’Leary & Jefferson Hamer, dancer Kevin Doyle, & more. The show on the 24th features Palaver Strings, Dana Lyn, Charlie Lennon, Seamus Egan & Maeve Gilchrist and arrangements of traditional material featuring Moira Smiley and Bruce Molsky. Click here for additional information on August 23 and August 25.
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John Williams Film Night

August 24

Tanglewood: John Williams' Film Night

Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox, MA
8:00 pm
bso.org

Long established as one of Tanglewood’s most anticipated and beloved evenings, John Williams’ Film Night returns on Saturday, August 24, with George and Roberta Berry, Boston Pops Conductor Laureate John Williams introducing the festive evening, which features the Boston Pops and conductor David Newman performing a program celebrating the music of Hollywood and more.




Inroads Ireland

August 26 - September 2

Inroads Ireland's
GO WEST Tour

700 Westlake Ave N, Ste 200, Seattle, WA
$2,691 per person | 1-888-220-7711
InroadsIreland.com
Full trip itinerary here

Trace a path through the amazing west of Ireland. Savor Connemara's Twelve Bens (peaks) and uncover the castles of pirate clans. Marvel at Achill Island's Atlantic coastline and secluded beaches. Visit Counties Mayo, Galway, and Sligo. In the Georgian town of Birr, find its great telescope, once largest in the world at the Birr Castle. Unearth Irish revivalists who saved much of Ireland's traditions. Traverse drumlins to a passage tomb - perhaps the oldest celestial calendar.




Gladys Night

August 28

Tanglewood: Gladys Knight 
with special guest 
The Spinners

Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox, MA
7:00 pm
bso.org

The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance.



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