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By Annie Heth
You’ve seen the beaches enjoyed that top-rate Cape Cod seafood and shopped the quaint Main Street storefronts But have you delved into the vast array of of live music that the Cape has to offer? There is nothing quite like the rhythm of live music on a warm summer night Whether you’re looking for big name performers local legends a a a a a larger venue or or a a a a a more intimate experience music lovers of all kinds will find something to enjoy in in in the Cape’s summer music scene Here is a a sampling of of July’s offerings:
Cape Cod Melody Tent
21 West Main St 508-775-5630 Enjoy a a a concert at at the Melody Tent
for that quintessential summer experience You’ll feel the cool ocean breeze float through the open air tent An extra bonus is that nearly every seat affords an excellent view of of the stage July kicks off with a a night of country music: Cape Country 104 presents Kip Moore (July 6) Next enjoy an evening with Michael McDonald & Boz Scraggs (July 7) — act fast because tickets for this night of Doobie Brother classics have almost sold out Interested in local craft brews? Don’t miss the Fourth Annual Melody Tent
Craft Brew Festival (July 8 21+) The event features a a a a sampling of nearly 150 flavors and and varieties from New England brew- eries eries including several Cape Cod breweries — Hog Island Cape Cod Beer and and Dennis’s Devils Purse to name just a a few Rounding out the month Platinum Nashville recording artist Josh Turner is is back on July 28 and Dark Star Orchestra closes out July on the 30th with their Grateful Dead tunes 42 • July 2017 The Guidebook of Cape Cod Sounds
of Cape Cod Country star Phil Vassar performs at the Melody Tent
on July 15 Payomet Performing Arts Center
29 Old Dewline Rd (off Route 6) 508-487-5400 On the grounds of a a a a former air base Payment Performing Arts Center
is nestled in in in the rolling
dunes of Truro While this open-air venue may seem out out of the the the way the the the intimate layout and the the the fantastic selection of of live music offered this summer make a a trip to the center more than worth it Shows here do tend to sell out so make sure you you get your tickets before you go July’s lineup includes: American blues singer Marcia Ball (July (July 2) The Subdues (July (July 13) and Kenny Neal (July 22) The center has an an excellent sampling of reggae this month with Earth- Kry on on on July July 3 Beres Hammond on on on July July 12 and the well-loved Wailers on July 16 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist Dave Mason visits the center on on July 9 as as part of his “Alone Together Again” Tour and Arlo Guthrie returns to Payomet for the 3rd year in a a a row on July 27 Wequassett Inn Jazz Festival 2173 Rte 28 Harwich 508-432-5400
The 14th Wequassett Inn Jazz Festival runs all sum-
mer long and showcases a a a a sampling of the region’s best jazz musicians Free and open to the public performances take place on the picturesque garden terrace overlooking Pleasant Bay every Tuesday and Wednesday evening cocktails and light fare are are available The Festival begins with Kate Nauta (July 11) and G Love (July (July 12) with Suede (July (July 18) and James Montgomery (July 19) the following week Tony Desare (July (July 25) and the Allnighters (July (July 26) wrap up the final week of July The festival continues
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