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.


Happy Hour with Howe And Carr!

Two shows left!
Friday, September 12 and 26, from 4:00-6:00pm

Happy Hour is here! Cape Cod favorite Celeste Howe and world renowned entertainer Roger Carr lead a musical tribute to some of the most popular songs of the last 50 years at the Cotuit Center for the Arts indoor / outdoor café. Meet and greet with friends and family… Relax and unwind, grab a cold drink and celebrate the start of the weekend – or the start of your vacation! 

Sit back and enjoy or join in the music every Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Enjoy $5 draft beer and $5 select wines, with delicious snacks and a variety of specialty drinks and Cape Cod’s favorite cocktails.

Second Annual Americana Hootenanny!

Sept. 6 from 5:30 – 10pm

A good old-fashioned blues, brews and BBQ throwdown will take place Saturday, September 6 at Cotuit Center for the Arts. Mark Kilianski & Lucia Thomas, Sarah Swain and the Oh Boys, Mark Erelli, and Jim Kweskin (with Dan Kellar on fiddle and Matthew Berlin on bass) will bring their rootsy Americana-based music jam-packed with fiddles, banjo’s, harmonica’s, guitars and more to the Cape’s foremost cultural center, transporting attendees from the heart of Bluegrass and gospel country through the Mississippi Delta to the smoky blues rooms of Chicago.

To help complete the journey, traditional BBQ will be available, as will vegetarian options for those that prefer their swine left fine.

All four acts are veterans of the dynamic New England Americana music scene and regularly present their roots-inspired music to audiences in festivals and concert halls around the world.

So come on down and get yer fill at this Americana Hootenanny!

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Trespass Music Monday - September 2014: Mike Holliday and Chris Robley

Monday, September 22 at 7:30pm

Join us for our Monday music series featuring local singer/songwriters (and sometimes nationally touring artists).

Mike Holliday is a Singer-Songwriter-Storyteller from Pottstown PA. His music is hard to pigeon hole into a genre. It's folk, indie, Americana, pop and sometimes even a little Broadway. The last five years have been filled with road trips; singing his songs, sharing his stories, and meeting people so he can get more stories and write more songs. Some of the places he has performed include: Godfrey Daniels (Bethlehem, PA), Musikfest (Bethlehem, PA), Burlap & Bean (Newtown Square, PA) and Steal City (Phoenixville, PA) Plan B (Broadway, VA) and Cristina's Café (Strasburg, VA). In 2013 he was the Artist in Residence at listen Live Music (Macungie, PA). Visit him on Facebook.

Chris Robley is a poet, songwriter, and music producer who recently moved to  Portland, Maine after more than a decade in Portland, Oregon. Generally, he plays music on the West Coast and writes poems on the East — though sometimes that gets mixed up. His music has been praised by NPR, the LA Times, the Boston Globe, and others. Skyscraper Magazine said he is “one of the best short-story musicians to come along in quite some time.” Robley’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in POETRY, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Magma Poetry, Pacifica Literary Review, and Arsenic Lobster. He is the winner of Boulevard’s 2013 Poetry Prize for Emerging Writers and the 2014 Maine Literary Award for “Short Works Poetry.”

Groovy Afternoon presents TOMMY in concert

October 16 - 18 at 8pm

Local band Groovy Afternoon presents The Who's TOMMY in Concert.  A classic rock musical, not to be missed.

Debra Mann sings Joni Mitchell

Friday, October 24 at 7pm

Debra Mann is a triple threat. She plays a sweet piano, writes splendidly, and has a voice that envelopes one with warmth and sensuality.  Based in Providence, RI, she performs extensively throughout the New England area in clubs, concerts, and festivals.  Debra returns to Cotuit after a sold out performance at the 8th Annual Provincetown Jazz Festival.

The Music of Joni Mitchell.  Debra Mann on vocals & piano, Alan Clinger on guitar, Ron Ormbsy on bass and Bart Weisman on drums.

HAIR in Concert

Saturday, October 25 at 8pm

The Music from "Hair" with Tedi Marsh & Friends on vocals, Fred Boyle on keyboard, Steve Hambleton on guitar, Rich Hill on bass and Bart Weisman on drums.

Sloan Wainwright presented by the Third Fret Coffeehouse

presented by the Third Fret Coffeehouse
Saturday, November 1 at 7:30pm

Folk-pop artist Sloan Wainwright belongs to a musical dynasty of impossibly gifted singer-songwriters.

Her family tree (brother and folk-music luminary Loudon Wainwright, sister-in-law Kate McGarrigle, nephew Rufus Wainwright, nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche) reads like a who’s who of contemporary folk music. Sloan’s incredible gift is not only her unique songwriting ability but her dramatically voiced rendition of her original songs.

3rd Annual Ukulele Celebration

Sunday, November 2 at 2pm

The “Uke-A-Long” opens the show and gives everyone with a ukulele an opportunity to perform onstage in a rousing celebration of the growing popularity of ukulele. Song charts are available to download here – there is a short rehearsal one hour before showtime and all ages and abilities are welcome. AND there is free admission if you bring your ukulele and participate!

The Kami Lyle Sit-a-While Series

Saturday, November 8 at 7:30pm

“Kami Lyle Sit-A-While, Real Songs, Real Writers, Fake Fireplace”

Join Cape Cod’s own multi-talented singer-songwriter, Kami Lyle, for a series of unique evenings with her favorite singer- songwriters from around the country. Kami will be hosting each round introducing her fans and friends to wonderful artist-performers in a relaxed Cape Cod living room setting, fake fireplace and all. Kami, with her house band mates Joey Spampinato (founding member of NRBQ) and Tad Price will welcome nationally renowned singer songwriters.

Kami and her guests share a history with one another and she is thrilled to bring them to Cotuit Center for the Arts to showcase their talents.