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About Oak Bluffs
Oak Bluffs is a Cape Cod town located on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. The Town of Oak Bluffs was founded as Cottage City in 1880. In 1907 the name was changed because of the fast growing population and the resort needed to recognize that is was not a "Cottage City" any more.

Oak Bluffs is home to the Flying Horses Carousel which is the nation's oldest operating carousel. The carousel is one of two known carousels built by Charles W.F. Dare in 1876.

In the center of town there are hundreds of imaginative and colorful gingerbread cottages. They are the most perfectly preserved collection of Carpenter Gothic style architecture in the world!

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King Moonracer

When: Feb 19, 2016 9 PM in Gardner, Massachusetts (Fri, 19 Feb 2016 21 )
Girls on Girls

When: Jan 30, 2016 8 PM in North Brookfield, Massachusetts (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 20 )
Amanda Cote- Ken Macy
Amanda and Ken AKA The Two Yoots return to Shrewsbury St!

When: Jan 29, 2016 9 PM in Worcester, Massachusetts (Fri, 29 Jan 2016 21 )
The Brooklyns

When: Dec 3, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Thu, 03 Dec 2015 20 )
The Nudie Suits

When: Feb 26, 2016 8 PM in Marlborough, Massachusetts (Fri, 26 Feb 2016 20 )
Matt B. Mahoney- Bucky O'Hare

When: Dec 5, 2015 9 PM in Norwood, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Dec 2015 21 )
Matt B. Mahoney- Matthew Jacobs
Thanksgiving Jazz Brunch!

When: Nov 26, 2015 11 AM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11 )
Amanda Cote

When: Jan 6, 2016 5 PM in Marlborough, Massachusetts (Wed, 06 Jan 2016 17 )
Classic Vibe

When: Dec 5, 2015 9 PM in Randolph, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Dec 2015 21 )
Annie Brobst
Join the FULL BAND for our first outing to Stonewood Tavern in Peabody, MA. If all goes well, we'll get invited back for more. Please help us make a great impression and make it a successful night for all!

When: Dec 19, 2015 9 PM in Peabody, Massachusetts (Sat, 19 Dec 2015 21 )
Houston Bernard Band

When: Dec 4, 2015 9 PM in Quincy, Massachusetts (Fri, 04 Dec 2015 21 )
Erin Jarvis- Ghita- JJ Adrian- Olivia Swan- Sammy Jo- Malavika- TRY
TV personality Kara DioGuardi is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, record producer, and A&R executive, among other things. Her discography includes work with artists such as Pink, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, and Enrique Iglesias, among others. DioGuardi currently teaches a highly competitive class at Berklee called Bootcamp, which combines songwriting with elements of artist development. This semester, her students divided up into teams of songwriters, producers, and artists with the goal of developing the artists and their sounds. In this event, artists Erin Jarvis, Ghita, JJ ADRIAN, Malavika, Olivia Swann, Sammy Jo, and TRY will showcase the music they’ve created with their teams.

When: Dec 7, 2015 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 20 )
Corey Zink and County Line- Pete Adams
w/ Corey Zink and County Line

When: Dec 20, 2015 7 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Sun, 20 Dec 2015 19 )
Nico Rivers

When: Dec 12, 2015 8 PM in Hanson, Massachusetts (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 20 )
Jimmy Mazz
A musical journey by a master showman through songs of your favorite artists, including Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, Billy Joel, Johnny Cash and many more.

When: Apr 22, 2016 7 PM in Wrentham, Massachusetts (Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19 )
Annie Brobst
Celebrate NYE with the Annie Brobst Band at Garnder Ale House!

When: Dec 31, 2015 8 PM in Gardner, Massachusetts (Thu, 31 Dec 2015 20 )
Amanda Cote
Amanda Cote returns to Angela's Coal Fired Pizza

When: Jan 22, 2016 7 PM in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts (Fri, 22 Jan 2016 19 )
Amanda Cote- Ken Macy
The Two Yoots rock Gardner Ale House

When: Jan 16, 2016 9 PM in Gardner, Massachusetts (Sat, 16 Jan 2016 21 )
Chris Pahud- Bill Staines
I will be opening for Bill Staines - Tickets are $20, to benefit the Historical Society, and may be purchased at the Historical Society office. 8 Adams Street Adams Academy Bldg. Quincy, MA 02169 617-773-1144 http://quincyhistory.org/ From the Quincy Historical Society regarding the show - As part of our American Music Series, legendary troubadour Bill Staines will offer an evening of his own songs, traditional and modern classics of the folk tradition, story-telling and fine guitar playing. Bill encapsulates an entire era of American culture in his life and music. A Massachusetts native, as a teenager he participated in the great folk music revival of the 1960s and performed at the fabled Club 47 in Harvard Square. Since the 1970s, when the Boston Phoenix declared him “simply Boston’s best performer,” Bill has perennially been one of the most popular and in-demand performers on the folk circuit. He continues to travel thousands of miles and perform more than 200 concerts annually. His dates this fall, for instance, take him to Oregon, California, Pennsylvania, various points in between and, of course, Quincy. As a singer-songwriter, Bill now brings all his experience both to his performances, which are full of charm and humor, and his compositions. The Austin American Statesman describes them as “pensive, probing narratives made especially memorable by their ability to translate the common details of common lives into songs of uncommon eloquence and beauty.” The Associated Press says, “Staines is one of the best songwriters in music today, penning lyrics that evoke a sense of place and a generous spirit.” Bill’s songs have been recorded by scores of other artists, including Peter, Paul and Mary, Nanci Griffith, Liam Clancy and Tommy Makem, and Jerry Jeff Walker. In the words of another legendary figure of American music, David Amram, Bill is “a modern day Stephen Foster . . . his songs will be around a hundred years from now.” Tickets are $20, to benefit the Historical Society, and may be purchased at the Historical Society office. Please join us for an evening of Americana performed with winning charm and humor.

When: Dec 11, 2015 8 PM in Quincy, Massachusetts (Fri, 11 Dec 2015 20 )
The Nudie Suits

When: Dec 4, 2015 8 PM in Marlborough, Massachusetts (Fri, 04 Dec 2015 20 )
Corey Zink and County Line- Pete Adams
w/ Corey Zink and County Line

When: Jan 2, 2016 8 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Sat, 02 Jan 2016 20 )
Lexi Weege- Woman Songwriter Collective
In the round! Featuring Christa Joy, Carolyn Walker and Lisa Marie Ellingsen.

When: Dec 5, 2015 7 PM in Easthampton, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Dec 2015 19 )
Amanda Cote
Amanda Cote plays at Karma in Andover! All ages, come hungry! Music starts at 7

When: Nov 28, 2015 7 PM in Andover, Massachusetts (Sat, 28 Nov 2015 19 )
Time Child
Time Child returns to GB's in Waltham!

When: Feb 20, 2016 9 PM in Waltham, Massachusetts (Sat, 20 Feb 2016 21 )
Annie Brobst- Chelsey Carter
"Spreading Holiday Cheer" is an event sponsored by Shiner. They'll be giving away swag and samples of their seasonal beer "Shiner Cheer". In addition to Shiner, there will be raffles for items like wine coolers full of wine, Bruins tickets, a liquor basket, movie basket, and many more. All proceeds from raffles are donated to "New Tools for Schools" program which benefits Salem Public Schools directly. Also bring a toy or gift card to benefit Beverly Bootstraps. So many ways to contribute to making the holidays a better time for all, don't miss this! PLUS live entertainment by Annie and Chelsey! Woohoo!

When: Dec 2, 2015 7 PM in Danvers, Massachusetts (Wed, 02 Dec 2015 19 )
Amanda Cote

When: Jan 27, 2016 5 PM in Marlborough, Massachusetts (Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17 )

When: Mar 24, 2016 8 PM in Worcester, Massachusetts (Thu, 24 Mar 2016 20 )
Beatlemania Again
Beatlemania Again comes to the beautiful Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Ma Saturday, February 13th,2016

When: Feb 13, 2016 8 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Feb 2016 20 )
Tequila Bonfire
Tequila Bonfire returns to the Cannery!!

When: Dec 12, 2015 9 PM in Southbridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 12 Dec 2015 21 )
Sarah Martin Acoustic Entertainment

When: Dec 28, 2015 7 PM in Abington, Massachusetts (Mon, 28 Dec 2015 19 )
Sarah Martin Acoustic Entertainment

When: Dec 21, 2015 7 PM in Abington, Massachusetts (Mon, 21 Dec 2015 19 )
The Fawns

For Lesa Bezo, The Fawns is a nice place to be. Its the home where her songs are brought to life by four of her close friends. Over the years, both the friends and the songs have grown. The band has used different approaches to present Bezo's compositions. Their first record, "Smiling", eased its way along with gentle atmospheric americana interrupted by occasional indie rock explosions and dark dirges. Their next album, "A Nice Place to Be", found the Fawns adding some more pop and pep to the numbers, going from twangle-pop to jangle-pop. Now, ten years later, they are releasing their latest, "Goodnight, Spacegirl", which has more muscle and grit, with feedbacked guitars and psychedelic break-downs added to the mix.Ten years is a long time to spend between albums. Bezo carefully cultivates her compositions. She nourishes and pampers while the band arranges and rearranges. Through the years the songs are given time to develop and grow until they are perfectly ripe and ready to be bottled.If you've been to a show or two in the area, or you've bought some music around these parts, you've likely run into a Fawn in one way or another. You might know Henning Ohlenbusch from his band Gentle Hen (aka School for the Dead), his solo work, Polaris, the Mark Mulcahy Band, The Aloha Steamtrain, or the dozens of albums he's produced for Rub Wrongways Records. You might know Brian Marchese from his drumming in the Figments, Haunt, Lo fine, and countless other bands (one-offs and decade spanning projects). Maybe you know his band Sitting Next To Brian or you've been to one of the many fundraising tribute nights he's put on. You've seen Max Germer playing bass for Winterpills, and Spanish for Hitchhiking, and so many more over the years (The Maggies, Stephen Kellogg, The Nields). You've also seen his artwork on album covers and concert posters for decades. You might have seen a clip of Ken Maiuri playing in Palm Springs with the B-52s or on the Tonight Show with the Young at Heart Chorus or on stage with King Radio, The Mammals, Mike and Ruthy and way too many more to list, including his own band, Ribboncandy. And besides hearing or seeing Lesa Bezo in the Fawns, you may have discovered her through a tribute album that friends and fans made for her a few years back. This twenty-two track, double album, is entitled, Friends: A tribute to the Songs of Lesa Bezo. Its a testament to her place in the history of Pioneer Valley music. The new album, "Goodnight, Spacegirl", was recorded at Spirithouse Studios and Rub Wrongways Records in Northampton and mastered by Alex Saltz in New York. In their words: "Our new album is called Goodnight, Spacegirl. Were releasing it in four ways: Streaming, MP3, Compact Disc, and Vinyl. Yes, vinyl. We believe that music is awesome no matter how you listen to it, but we also really wanted to create something that had a physical and permanent manifestation."

When: Jan 15, 2016 8 PM in Northampton, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 (Fri, 15 Jan 2016 20 )
Fred Meltzer- Free Range
Opening for Katy Boc!

When: Jan 15, 2016 7 PM in Kingston, Massachusetts (Fri, 15 Jan 2016 19 )
Sarah Martin Acoustic Entertainment

When: Dec 18, 2015 6 PM in New Bedford, Massachusetts (Fri, 18 Dec 2015 18 )
Anne Heaton- Winterbloom- Antje Duvekot- Natalia Zukerman- Meg Hutchinson
Winterbloom features Anne Heaton, Natalia Zukerman, Antje Duvekot, and Meg Hutchinson singing songs of the season.

When: Dec 5, 2015 8 PM in Franklin, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Dec 2015 20 )
John Gorka- Honor Finnegan

When: Jan 9, 2016 8 PM in Franklin, Massachusetts (Sat, 09 Jan 2016 20 )
Susan Werner- Matt Nakoa

When: Mar 12, 2016 8 PM in Franklin, Massachusetts (Sat, 12 Mar 2016 20 )
Andy & Judy
This is our first appearance at this great coffeehouse right in our hometown. We are opening for Susie Burke and David Surette. Help us sell out the place!

When: May 7, 2016 7 PM in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts (Sat, 07 May 2016 19 )
Erin Harpe- Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers- the Delta Swingers- The Jauntee- James McMurtry- Moxa

When: Dec 19, 2015 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 19 Dec 2015 22 )
Bees Deluxe

When: Dec 7, 2015 7 PM in Gardner, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Dec 2015 19 )
MA- Marconi Beach, Provincetown, Skaket Beach
1) Meet us at Marconi Beach in Wellfleet, MA :     http://www.nps.gov/caco/planyourvisit/marconi-beach.htm 2) Have dinner at Captain Linnell House to follow (dinner is self-pay aprox. $50 per person).  Captain Linnell House 137 Skaket Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653

When: May 9, 2016 1 PM in Wellfleet, Massachusetts (Mon, 09 May 2016 13 )
Dala- the young novelists

When: May 7, 2016 8 PM in Franklin, Massachusetts (Sat, 07 May 2016 20 )
Storytime and Activities
Join us each Friday for Storytime and activities!

When: Dec 30, 2015 10 AM in Hingham, Massachusetts (Wed, 30 Dec 2015 10 )
Famous Footwear Grand Opening Celebration
To celebrate the opening in Braintree, Famous Footwear is hosting an all-day grand opening event on December 5 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Shoppers are invited to experience fun festivities including: • Free pair of shoes to the first 100 guests who attend the grand opening event • Drawings from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for a chance to win free shoes • An appearance from popular local radio station, WBMX (104.1 FM), from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., giving shoppers the chance to meet some of their favorite radio personalities and win prizes. • Exclusive offers with purchase, valid for future visits • Live DJ music

When: Dec 5, 2015 10 AM to Dec 5, 2015 9 PMin Braintree, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Dec 2015 10 )
Get a bag of fresh produce for $2 at Whittier Street Health Clinic

When: Dec 8, 2015 1 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 08 Dec 2015 13 )
Beyond Beginner Yoga 12/8
The Harvard Ed Portal is partnering with Harvard University’s Center for Wellness to offer a new Yoga Class for those ready to move beyond the Basics, this class will offer more sophisticated sequences and poses. The class will draw upon various styles of flow yoga and integrate aspects of meditation to relax both the mind and the body. Appropriate modifications for all body types and levels of experience will be given, but some prior yoga experience is desired.   Classes start on Tuesday, November 3, and will run every Tuesday through December 8. All classes will be from 6pm - 7pm. Yoga mats, blocks,and straps will be available to use during class.

When: Dec 8, 2015 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Tue, 08 Dec 2015 18 )
FLP Corita Kent Art Museum Tour
*Recent date change! Tour will now be on December 8* On view now at the Harvard Art Museums through January 3, 2016, Corita Kent and the Language of Pop celebrates the work of artist Corita Kent and her pop art contemporaries. Corita Kent juxtaposed spiritual, pop cultural, literary, and political writings alongside symbols of consumer culture and modern life in order to create bold images and prints during the 1960s.  Every day food items (like del Monte brand tomatoes, Wonder Bread, and more) and their related ad campaigns and logos take on new life in Corita Kent’s work. This tour for the Food Literacy Project will focus on food in Corita Kent’s work, and in pop art more broadly. Meet in the Harvard Art Museum lobby at 3 p.m.

When: Dec 8, 2015 3 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Tue, 08 Dec 2015 15 )
Pizza, Pasta and Professionals
The Woburn Business Association is hosting their December network gathering at Polcari's restaurant. Take time out during this hectic time of year to relax, enjoy Polcari's delicious food and enjoy the view from their second floor function space. This is a business networking event which is open for members of the WBA as well as non members. 

When: Dec 8, 2015 5 PM in Woburn, Massachusetts (Tue, 08 Dec 2015 17 )
Black Pistol Fire
When: Dec 8, 2015 3 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $12.00 (Tue, 08 Dec 2015 15 )
Boston Theater Company's 2nd Birthday Benefit Concert at Oberon
Support one of the hottest young theater companies in a benefit concert at ART's Oberon (2 Arrow Street Cambridge) featuring talent from Boston to Broadway – with special guest Dawn Cantwell (Sting’s The Last Ship and recipient of New York Music Theatre Festival’s Next Broadway Sensation Award). Music Director Ryan Cantwell (Dawn's brother/Music Director Pippin National Tour). The evening will be hosted by Rich DiMare, Top 30 Countdown Producer on Boston’s KISS 108FM and feature local favorites Erika Peterson, Marge Dunn , Liana Asim, Lenni Kmiec, Brittany Rolfs, Nile Hawver, Shonna Cirone, Emily Hecht, and Paula Markowicz. Directed by BTC Producing Artistic Director Joey Frangieh. Proceeds will support Boston Theater Company's growing education programs and "Finish Line," a documentary play designed to honor and remember the Boston Marathon of 2013. For more information, go to BostonTheaterCompany.org or cluboberon.com. Direct link to ticket page https://ticket.americanrepertorytheater.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=794

When: Dec 8, 2015 7 PM to Dec 8, 2015 10 PMin Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cost: $20 - $50 (Tue, 08 Dec 2015 19 )

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