Concerts

The Center is host to as many concerts each year as the campus’ schedule allows.  Local, regional and international artists perform on the Center’s main stage, art gallery and art studio.  In addition to single event concerts, regular series such as the Trespass Music Mondays Series, 3rd Fret Coffeehouse Concerts and  the Kami Lyle Sit-A-While are ongoing throughout the year.  The Center is also a proud host to the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival and the Provincetown Jazz Festival.

 

Moms on Broadway 2016

Due to scheduling conflicts this show has been cancelled. We look forward to hosting the moms in 2017!

Back by popular demand for the third year in a row,  “Moms on Broadway” is the perfect way to celebrate the joys and frustrations of motherhood through song and dance. This year the Moms will perform the show twice – on Friday, May 6 then again on Mother’s day. The repertoire is chosen so the Moms can be funny, bawdy, sarcastic, sexy, crazy, 'out there', etc. The audience can expect more dancing and choreography and definitely more comedy and fun!  You’ll have a really great time and will come away feeling uplifted, happy and like you’ve been royally entertained!

Cotuit on the Road: The Kami Lyle Sit A While with Dennis Brennan and Jennifer Kimball

May 6
at the Cape Cod Cultural Center

Cape Cod's own Sit-A-While with Kami Lyle as host where National Artists meet Local Talent!

What is a Sit-A-While? A Sit-A-While is an evening of great music and a gathering of friends set in a variety of cozy, Oceanside settings across Cape Cod. Each Sit-A-While showcases Cape Cod's beautiful venues as we move around to different towns. Our guests will perform their favorite songs in a round with custom musical jingles for our sponsors interspersed with stories, skits performed by the Cape’s prominent business owners, and more great music!  We have teamed up with international radio station WMVY to broadcast the shows on their website and with Live From Center Stage to videotape and broadcast locally. 

May 6, the Sit-A-While features Dennis Brennan and Jennifer Kimball.

Cotuit on the Road: Love is Blind at The Spire

May 13
at the Spire Center for the Performing Arts

The Spire Center for the Performing Arts is transformed into a New York City jazz club for “Love is Blind,” on May 13th.  Emily Wade Adams, a Nauset High graduate now living in New York City, and producer Ruth Condon of Brave Horse Music bring music inspired by the late Amy Winehouse to life in this one-of-a-kind production.

Bob Dylan Birthday Bash

May 14

Celebrate Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday with Matt Borrello, Art Tebbetts, and Danielle Miraglia on Saturday, May 14, at 7:30 PM, at the Third Fret Coffeehouse at Cotuit Center for the Arts. Each singer will offer his or her own take on both Dylan’s classics and some of his obscure tunes.

Borrello and Tebbetts share a love for the music of Bob Dylan. Both are accomplished folk singers. Tebbetts hosts an Open Mic in his hometown of New Bedford, which is where he and Borrello first got together share their large repertoire of Dylan songs.

Cotuit on the Road: Love is Blind at Wellfleet Preservation Hall

May 14
at Wellfleet Preservation Hall 

Wellfleet Preservation Hall is transformed into a New York City jazz club for “Love is Blind,” on May 14th.  Emily Wade Adams, a Nauset High graduate now living in New York City, and producer Ruth Condon of Brave Horse Music bring music inspired by the late Amy Winehouse to life in this one-of-a-kind production.

Greg Abate

May 24

Multi-saxophonist Greg Abate is a prime example of the ‘rear back and blow’ school of contemporary bop-based players. The tunes he writes or chooses are based on the kinds of changes that harmony-oriented jazzmen have favored since the beginning and he swings through them with and eager and easy virtuosity. He is one of the most appealing saxophonists on the scene today. He is mature with an abundance of gentle self-confidence. The result is that he plays music with sweetness and daring. One night only!

57 Heavy Plays Pink Floyd: “Breathe”

June 3 & 4

Cape Cod’s 57 Heavy presents Breathe, a celebration of the music of Pink Floyd and the atmosphere in which we all live. The band presents the two classic Pink Floyd albums Animals and Dark Side of the Moon performed in their entirety.

All Worn Out Jug Band Brunch

June 5

Are you ready for a little “church” Cotuit style?  Then get your gospel bluesy roots over to the Center for a noon time concert that will have your feet tapping all day.  The concert is preceded by a pot luck brunch in the gallery. If you’d like to share some gospel chow, come to the gallery at 11:00 and bring a dish.  Our cash bar will be open, so enjoy a bloody Mary or your favorite non-alcoholic beverage.  Think of it as our church social – come early and enjoy everyone’s company and offerings.  Featuring the one and only All Worn Out Jug Band!

Provincetown Jazz Fest

August 15, 7:00pm and 9:00pm

This annual event features some of the best jazz you’ll hear anywhere – and it sells out every year. In 2016, Evan Christopher & Nicki Parrott make their Provincetown Jazz Festival debut!

An evening with Patty Larkin with special guests The Parkington Sisters and Jordan Renzi

August 19

Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. The concert will also include a performance by the amazing Jordan Renzi, and the Parkington Sisters.  Local female folk fabulousness.

Suede

August 26

Direct from sold out shows at world renowned clubs like NYC’s famous Birdland and Boston’s Scullers Jazz Club, as well as multiple other national and international tours, which include helping to raise $45,000 in one night for a free clinic outside Washington, DC - and having the immense privilege and honor of being the late, great Joan Rivers’ opening act, commanding standing ovations from Joan’s audiences and bringing the house down – longtime Cape Cod favorite Suede joins us for ONE NIGHT ONLY with her New England trio of Freddie Boyle, piano, Rich Hill, bass & Steve Langone, drums!