South Shore heating up with summer season live shows

The summer season live performance season is upon us, and this week we’re looking at two of probably the most interesting choices on the South Shore.

The South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset is among the space’s most beloved venues, a 2,300-capacity tent that provides a wide range of music and leisure. And debuting this summer season is an out of doors music sequence – “Rockin’ Summer season” – at East Bridgewater’s Business Membership, which has lengthy staged music occasions indoors and outdoor over time and now has new selling crew desirous to make their mark with eight live shows.

Brett Eldredge will carry out on Sept. 3 on the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset.

South Shore Music Circus highlights

Cohasset’s Music Circus is  the sister venue to the Cape Cod Melody Tent and many of the acts that seem at one seem on the different, however there are a number of reveals that solely play one venue. Cohasset’s Vince Longo is the longtime normal supervisor of each venues.

The Music Circus season opened June 18 with nation star Billy Currington, and continues June 22 with the Turtles’ acclaimed “Comfortable Collectively Tour,’ that includes such Sixties icons as The Affiliation, Gary Puckett and The Cowsills. The Music Circus schedule heats up in July with eight large reveals, eight extra in August, and a pair in September.

Lyle Lovett will perform on Aug. 13 at the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset.

Lyle Lovett will carry out on Aug. 13 on the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset.

“I can’t complain in any respect about ticket gross sales to this point,” Longo stated. “We’re so glad to have the ability to deliver the Comfortable Collectively Tour again, after its two-year postponement, and gross sales normally have been good. We simply had a sold-out present with Lake Avenue Dive on the Cape. They’re completely enjoyable folks, however I had no concept we might have a sellout on a Tuesday night time in June.”

The Beach Boys will entertain at the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset on Aug. 24.

The Seaside Boys will entertain on the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset on Aug. 24.

Longo stated discovering staff has been “tough.”

“The place did they go? After we’re going full tilt with each venues, we have now 232 staff. We’re nearly set at Cohasset, however I’d say the Cape Cod workers continues to be about 40 folks quick. There’s additionally been circumstances of ready for a sure piece of kit, as a result of transport delays. Most followers may not discover something unsuitable, however I’m the type of man who may see a lightbulb out and be upset. I’d like to have about 30 additional staff, however we’re managing.”

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Venues nationwide have sought to honor their many postponed 2020 and 2021 dates, whereas additionally including new reveals. Reserving has been aggressive with so many venues swinging again into motion. The Music Circus schedule consists of lots of its longtime favourite acts and genres.

“We prefer to assume the Music Circus is the nation place to go,” Longo stated. “We now have the Brothers Osborne making their solely New England cease, Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge – who drops a brand new album this week – Lyle Lovett hasn’t been right here for 3 years, and Chris Younger, who’s making his first go to right here.

“In different genres like rock, we have now the Seaside Boys again after 4 years,” Longo stated.  “KC and the Sunshine Band is one other nice one. KC is 78 years outdated and by no means stops onstage. 5 for Preventing is type of a brand new act for us, and the Wailers must be a enjoyable reggae present.

“Tribute reveals have confirmed extremely popular, however we’re very selective, and Rumours, the Fleetwood Mac tribute, was first booked as simply the proscenium (mounted) stage on the Cape, however offered so shortly we needed to go spherical (revolving stage), and it’s their first time on this market. The ELO tribute, the Electrical Mild Orchestra Expertise, has some unimaginable movies and they’re the actual factor, with their very own orchestra and lightweight present. The ABBA The Live performance present is considered one of our hottest, and we’re additionally bringing in Queen and Led Zeppelin tributes too. These will be amongst our most profitable reveals.”

Amy Schumer will entertain at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis on Sept. 3.

Amy Schumer will entertain on the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis on Sept. 3.

Historically, the Cape Cod Melody Tent, not positioned in a residential space, can enterprise into louder, extra adventurous bookings, and this yr it presents  The Little River Band and the Yacht Rock Revue, in addition to Scituate’s Dalton and the Sheriffs, and a number of comedy, amongst their unique reveals.

“Yacht Rock Revue is heading for a sellout,” Longo stated. “We love these Scituate guys, Dalton and the Sheriffs. We even have Amy Schumer, and whereas we have now hosted about three completely different members of the Marley household for reggae, the one we have now coming this yr is (New Hampshire) comic Bob Marley. He’s been one of many greatest surprises to this point, promoting so quick we had so as to add a second present. Individuals actually love him.”

For tickets to live shows on the South Shore Music Circus, name 781-383-9850 or go to

James Montgomery will perform on Saturday at the East Bridgewater Commercial Club.

James Montgomery will carry out on Saturday on the East Bridgewater Business Membership.

East Bridgewater Business Membership

The Business Membership in East Bridgewater, off Route 18, north of the city middle, has a historical past of internet hosting music inside and outside. A few of us have very fond reminiscences of listening to John Lincoln Wright and his Bitter Mash Boys there. Now a brand new group of native promoters is unveiling “Rockin’ Summer season,” a weekend sequence of live shows, most going from 1 to six p.m. and all moderately priced within the $20 to $25 vary, and operating till Oct. 16.

Lifelong music fan Susie Cullen acquired into the music enterprise type of unintentionally, when some struggling musicians requested her to assist handle their band. Whereas that first expertise could have reminded her of herding cats, she appreciated it and shortly tried selling reveals too. Now she’s allied with Higher Leisure, a brand new South Shore promotional agency that features Hanover’s Bobby Anderson, absolutely one of many area’s busiest music devotees. Other than selling and internet hosting a month-to-month present on WATD radio, Anderson is a flexible musician, representing half of the acoustic duo 53 South, helming the rock band Gunpowder and Lead, and main the Led Zeppelin tribute act Zepphoria.

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The East Bridgewater sequence has eight live shows scheduled to this point, with a sterling mixture of New England favorites this Saturday, when the James Montgomery Band headlines with particular visitors Charlie Farren and Jon Butcher, with 53 South opening the present. Saturday’s kickoff occasion begins at midday, and tickets are $25 (accessible via or on the membership, and there are VIP upgrades accessible) and is 21-plus. There’s loads of free parking close by, and a devoted bike lot. Followers are inspired to deliver garden chairs, however no exterior coolers are allowed, and food and drinks is accessible on the Business Membership.

Rhode Island's John Cafferty will entertain at the East Bridgewater Commercial Club July 10 when he and The Beaver Brown Band perform in a double bill with Scituate rockers Gunpowder & Lead.

Rhode Island’s John Cafferty will entertain on the East Bridgewater Business Membership July 10 when he and The Beaver Brown Band carry out in a double invoice with Scituate rockers Gunpowder & Lead.

The sequence continues July 10 with John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, the Narragansett,  Rhode Island, band that turned nationwide stars with the 1983 hit film “Eddie and the Cruisers.” Now of their fifth decade, the Beaver Brown Band is a New England legend, and South Shore homeboys Gunpowder & Lead open the present.

Cullen’s primary administration shopper today is Danny Klein’s Full Home, the wonderful J. Geils Band tribute that options its founding member in bassist Klein. Moreover a standout group of musicians, together with “Rosey” Rosenblatt on harmonica, followers know that Klein’s fashionable and typically outrageous fits are sometimes definitely worth the value of admission. The Full Home present is scheduled for July 24 and carries a ticket value of $20, with Whiskey Saints opening.

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The primary three reveals presents possibilities to win guitars autographed by the headliners. The guitars have been donated by Paul Kinch, and a distinct charity advantages every time, with Cops for Youngsters with Most cancers receiving the primary week’s proceeds. The Beaver Brown present’s proceeds go to Rawkstars, whereas the Danny Klein’s Full Home present’s proceeds are earmarked for Taunton’s Damaged Chains Biker Church, and their sober home, Barracks 22.

Later reveals on the Business Membership embody East Coast Alice (an Alice Cooper tribute) on Aug. 7; LoVeSeXy  a tribute to the music of Prince, on Aug. 21; Monsta Nation Rock Band on Sept. 11; The American Who on Oct. 2; and Zepphoria (the Led Zepplin tribute) on Oct. 16.

Dierks Bentley will perform June 24 at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield.

Dierks Bentley will carry out June 24 on the Xfinity Heart in Mansfield.

Dierks Bentley amongst notable reveals this week

Nation 102.5 presents a scorching nation present this Friday at The Xfinity Heart with Dierks Bentley and Ashley McBryde, amongst others. The Doobie Brothers arrive on the Mansfield live performance shed Saturday. Saturday additionally finds Machine Gun Kelly at TD Backyard. Nearer to dwelling, New England treasure Duke Robillard is at Plymouth’s Spire Heart Saturday night time, and he is acquired yet one more roots-rockin’ delight of a brand new album out too.

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