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.


Cape Cod Cabaret Festival 2014, presented by Tedi Marsh

April 25 & 26

2 spectacular nights of Cabaret, Cotuit style!

Friday evening will feature an “American Idol” type competition among six vocalists who were selected by Marsh after audition in March. They will perform cabaret songs during the first half of the show, and the audience will vote to determine the winner.

After intermission, Tedi Marsh will sing selections from her new CD, “A Different Road.” The album features her original songs from the past 30 years. Some were recorded on Cape Cod with Bart Weisman and Bruce Abbott, and some were recorded in Nashville, where the CD was produced.

On Saturday night, Marsh will host some of her favorite cabaret performers, including Krisanthi Pappas from Boston and Louis Sacco from New York.   Louis Sacco will be performing a set with award-winning songwriter Drew Gasparini, whose music has been featured in the NBC musical series "Smash”.  Friday night’s audience favorite will have the honor of closing the show.

Both nights will feature the Bart Weisman Trio, with Weisman on drums, Fred Boyle on piano, and Rich Hill on bass.

Katie Koglin: The Harp of Rodgers and Hammerstein - A 100th Birthday Celebration

Sunday, April 27 at 2:00pm

Join harpist and vocalist Katie Lynch Koglin and friends to celebrate the music of her 100 year old harp, Magnolia!  Originally owned and nicknamed by Helen Rogers, the harpist for Rodgers and Hammerstein, Magnolia is a Lyon & Healy model 22 harp that was completed on April 14, 1914, and used for many recitals and Rodgers and Hammerstein productions by Helen and Katie.  The program will include music by Romberg, Herbert, Youmans, Kern, and of course Rodgers & Hammerstein -- Join us for a Harpy Birthday Concert! .

Trespass Music Monday - April 2014: The Nameless Trio and ilyaimy

Monday, April 28, 2014 at 7:30pm

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

The Nameless Trio has been stirring up the Southern New England music scene with their handmade freestyle blend of acoustic music.  Their rotating instrumentation of upright bass, guitar, mandolin, dobro and banjo is reminiscent of Americana and/or folk music but their songs span a wider spectrum of musical genres including swing, blues, rock, bluegrass and more.  Their music is a mixture that is a bit difficult to pinpoint and that’s because their sound is uniquely theirs.  What they have created is a unique variation of these genres that is simply delicious.

ilyAIMY (i love you And I Miss You) is a percussive acoustic rock animal hailing from Baltimore, MD. Mixing genres from rock to folk to soul to bluegrass; flavours as varied as jazz and hip hop curl through what is undoubtedly one of the most exciting sounds in today’s folk(ish) music scene. Recently hailed as an audience-voted “Most-Wanted Artist” at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, ilyAIMY combines award-winning songwriting, tight male/female harmonies, signature intricate slap-style guitar work, ukulele, djembe and an eclectically humorous stage show into an exquisite package.

The Kami Lyle Sit-a-While Series with Guests Bonnie Hayes and Kimon Kirk

Friday, May 2 at 7:30pm

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

Join Kami for her upcoming series 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 bandmates Jon Evans (Tori Amos’s bass player), Tad Price, (Steve Forbert’s lead guitarist) & Rikki Bates (The Incredible Casuals, & the Chandler Travis Philharmonic) on drums, will welcome nationally renowned singer songwriters.  The special guests have toured the country as performers and their songs have been recorded by Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Trisha Yearwood, Keith Urban, Maura O’Connell & Susan Werner. These artists have also collaborated with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jonatha Brooke, Shawn Colvin, John Jennings, Lyle Lovett, Bela Fleck, Nickel Creek, David Wilcox, Aimee Mann, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and too many others to mention.  Mountain Stage, Austin City Limits, & The White House have hosted some of these talented songwriters.  

Fourth Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Tribute

Saturday, May 10, 7:30pm

Come gather round people wherever you roam and celebrate Bob Dylan's 73rd birthday with Matt Borrello, Art Tebbetts, and Danielle Miraglia. You'll be sure to hear the classics alongside a healthy dose of obscurities from all five decades of Dylan's storied career. This will be our fourth annual show.

Moms on Broadway

Sunday, May 11 at 5pm

A new twist on a Mother’s Day celebration.  This concert will feature performances by mothers.  Grab a glass of champagne, sit back and relax in a comfortable cabaret setting, and toast all the moms in the crowd.  The perfect way to honor your mother!  Bring her to M.O.B. (Moms on Broadway!) this Mother’s Day.

Trespass Music Monday - May: Hayley Sabella and Jenee Halstead

Monday, May 26 at 7:30pm

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

Hayley Sabella is a singer-songwriter / local farmer / earnest truth-seeker / independent woman / dork, who originally did her thing in her hometown of Plymouth, Massachusetts and is now doing her thing in other places, too. Her first EP was released in December 2012. It was called Farm Fingers, and it showcased her warm, urgent style and graced a variety of venues over the past half-year. Her music feels like:

warm rainy days
a cup of tea
good advice
admitting your human frailty

Only Wounded: Larry Marsland Sings Peter Allen

June 8-23

Larry Marsland interprets the songs of Peter Allen and mixes in recollections of Stonewall, Reno Sweeney’s, Judy Garland and the explosive, crazy world of Manhattan in the 70s and 80s.

Trespass Music Monday - June: Mike Laureanno and Tracie Potochnik

Monday, June 23 at 7:30pm

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

Mike Laureanno is the real deal Americana: poignant themes, memorable refrains and unforgettable arrangements.  “Folks Mike’s CD Pushing Back Wintertime is a gem! Instrumentally, vocally and lyrically I was glued to the songs from beginning to end” - Jon Stein Folk DJ host of The Hootenanny Café WTBQ-AM 93.5FM.  

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Providence-based Tracie Potochnik is a rising star on the Rhode Island singer-­songwriter circuit. She was a double nominee in the 2013 Motif Music Awards (Americana Songwriter and Female Americana Vocalist), and is known for writing delicately crafted lyrical narratives in which she fully inhabits a range of complex and sometimes dark characters. Tracie brings three chords, the truth, and occasionally a mandolin to her shows.

Meetinghouse Chamber Music Festival

Tuesday, July 15 at 8pm
in the Gallery

The Meeting House Chamber Music Festival, Cape Cod's longest running chamber music series, presents a concert including the Brahms Piano Quartet in A Major, along with music by Mozart, Haydn, Ernest Chausson and Josquin Turina. 

The musicians, all principals in the Cape Cod Symphony: violinist, Heather Goodchild Wade; violist, Laura Manko; cellist Bo Ericsson; pianist and Festival Director, Donald Enos. 

Complete with musical styles from France, Spain, Turkey, Austria and Germany, this concert will feature masterworks written for piano and strings that encompass an excellent introduction to the enchanting world of chamber music.

Entrain in Concert

Thursday, July 17 at 8pm

Epic in sound and kaleidoscopic in vision, the eclectic Martha's Vineyard-based six piece Entrain has been thrilling critics and fans alike since it's inception.

Formed by drummer Tom Major in 1993, Entrain is also conga/djembe/trombonist Sam Holmstock, and Lead Singer/guitarist wiz Brian Alex. Joining them is bassist M'Talewa, saxophonist/percussionist Phillip Young and keyboardist Tony Falcetti.

Veterans all, their collective resume includes stints with such diverse players as Bo Diddley, Carly Simon, Chuck Berry, Southside Johnny, James Mongomery, Flor De Cana, and Blood Sweet and Tears.

"We wanna create music that makes people feel good. When we look out from the stage, all we see is smiling faces and bodies moving. You can't beat that feeling. At the same time if we can help to make peace and love cool again... great! There's enough negativity in the world, let's spread a little joy around and watch how infectious it can be."

Trespass Music Monday - July: Open Mic featuring Carly Tefft

Monday, July 28 at 7:30pm

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

July 28 features Open Mic with Carly Tefft.

Pablo and Me: Amit Peled in Concert

Saturday, August 2 at 7:00pm

A gallery concert by Amit Peled featuring the Guest of Honor - Pablo Casals's famous cello ca. 1700, featuring works by Bach and Ligeti

Amit will perform this very special concert amidst an exhibit of his sister, sculptor Zemer Peled.

Life's and Art's eternity mirrored by a performance on the magnificent historic instrument of Pablo Casals, and surrounded by reflected artwork.

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival

August 5, 12, and 19 at 7:30pm

Now entering its 35th season, Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival presents four weeks of intensive chamber music programming in various Cape locations during July and August.

Provincetown Jazz Festival 2014

Monday, August 18 at 8pm

For 10 years the Provincetown Jazz Festival has presented jazz musicians from the United Sates, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, and New Zealand.  The festival presents top-tier jazz musicians in a celebration of the great American musical tradition. 

Klezmer Swing Group featuring Tedi Marsh

Monday, August 25 at 8pm in the gallery

The Bart Weisman Klezmer Swing Group has performed Klezmer (also known as Jewish Jazz) and Swing (from the 30’s & 40’s) music for private events and concerts across Cape Cod, opened for the Boston Pops, and appeared with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra. This concert will feature guest vocalist Tedi Marsh.

Trespass Music Monday: An Evening with Danielle Miraglia

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 7:30pm

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

August will feature singer/songwriter Danielle Miraglia , a Boston-based blues singer and guitarist. Miraglia’s voice has been described as “strong and expressive, with a whiskey-stained authority, peppered occasionally with a raspy growl.”

George Gritzbach Concert and CD Release Party

Wednesday, August 27 at 8pm

George Gritzbach has been a muscian for over 30 years and has played with musical talents such as BB King, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Coco Taylor, and more. Celebrate the release of George’s new CD: Whoa Yeah!-- featuring all original material in the Roots and Blues genre.

Second Annual Americana Hootenanny

Saturday, September 6 at 5:30pm

The 2nd annual Americana Hootenanny! A good old-fashioned blues, brews and BBQ throwdown. Stay tuned for this year’s line up!  We promise to have plenty of food at this year’s festival, and the music will be great.  The evening starts with an outdoor picnic featuring live music, then inside the theater veterans of the dynamic New England Americana music scene present their roots-inspired music.

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

So come on down and get yer fill at the 2014 Americana Hootenanny!

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.

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.