May 2014

Celebrating 50 Years!

1964 was a monumental year for Frankie Valli and the Fours Seasons. That year, they released several of their biggest hits: “Dawn (Go Away),” “Rag Doll,” “Ronnie,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Silence is Golden” and “Big Man in Town.” Of course, they would go on to record many more songs that helped define the American musical landscape. So this year, let’s give props to Frankie Valli and the Four Season for their incredible accomplishments and their enduring talents as we look back to 1964, near the start of their incredible careers.

The Houston Chronicle put together a great list of other 50-year milestones to commemorate in 2014. Here are some of our favorites.

1. Ford produced the first Mustang

2. Lucky Charms cereal was introduced

3. The first G.I. Joe was manufactured

4. “Jeopardy” started its long television run

5.  Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize

6.  The stop-motion “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” had its TV debut.

7.  “Mary Poppins,” “My Fair Lady,” “Goldfinger” and the Beatles’ “A Hard Days Night” premiered in theaters.

8.  Buffalo Wings were invented in, where else, Buffalo!

9.  “Funny Girl,” “Hello Dolly!” and “Fiddler on the Roof” premiered on Broadway.

10. The first Pop Tarts hit food stores in America

We hope this year marks milestones for many of you. If 2014 means 50 years of something special for you, let us know in the comments!

If you haven’t seen the legendary Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons perform live, you still have a chance to see them at a venue like no other- up close and personal – at the Cape Cod Melody Tent.  Get your tickets here for July 25th and here for July 26th.

And if you were wondering what videos looked like back in 1964, here’s a taste:

Box Office opens Sunday May 25!

You Deserve A Great Summer!

This was the coldest, snowiest winter we’ve had in years. You deserve to make the most of your summer.

The Melody Tent Box Office opens for the season this Sunday at noon. Come see us and get your tickets to the hottest shows on the Cape this summer!

For our opening day celebration, PIXY 103 will be on hand to help us give away prizes that will really make your summer rock. Prizes include gift certificates for some of the Cape’s best restaurants, including:

  • Naked Oyster
  • Alberto’s Ristorante
  •  Embargo
  • The Roadhouse Cafe

Keep cool while you wait with bottled water provided by our friends at Tedeschi’s.

Let us help you plan the summer you deserve!


The box office is located at 21 West main St, Hyannis, MA 02601 (508) 775-5630. Box office hours are noon to 6 pm daily. The Box office will remain open through the end of intermission on show nights. 

All Roads Lead to Hyannis

The new movie Chef tells the story of a celebrated Food & Wine “Best New Chef” who loses his restaurant and his mojo. In the end, he regains both his creative zeal and professional purpose by opening a Food Truck. It reminds us of the varied roads so many skilled chefs take to establish their trucks and the different tastes and experience they bring to their business.

With our 1st Annual Melody Tent Family Food Truck Festival, we are pleased to provide a wide variety of menus representing food – and culinary dreams – from near and far!

Family Food Truck

Plouf Plouf Gastronomie offers organic, rustic french scratch cooking

Away Cafe – presents delicious Thai Cusine

Pasta Pot –  fine Italian dishes

Benny’s Crepe Cafe – Sweet and Savory Treats

Benny's Crepe Cafe

The Bacon Truck – Everything Bacon!

The Bacon Truck

Mainely Lobstah – Wicked Good Seafood

Cape Cod Cannoli – Flavors for all Ages!

Big Daddy’s Chef on Fire – Cape Verdean

John’s Dogs and More – Great summer American Fare

Frozen Hoagies –  one of a kind, handmade ice cream sandwiches

Frozen Hoagies

Come celebrate a diverse array of food and culture in a fun, family environment. We’re sure to please every palette!

Get your tickets here.


Do you know moe.?

Devotees of the jam band will tell you moe. is the greatest band you’re not listening to. What do you really know about moe.?

So, where did the band get its name? Well, musician and Bandleader Louis Jordan did a musical short named “Five Guys Named Moe” way back in 1943. Decades later, a musical based on Jordan’s work was produced under the same name. That show contained a song, “Five Guys Named Moe” written by Larry Wynn and Jerry Brewster. Joe Jackson covered the song on his 1981 “Jumpin’ Jive” album, which the band had on hand as they were mulling over names. They shortened the name to “moe.” and took it as their moniker.

moe. photo by Jake Blakesberg

The band formed in Buffalo in 1989.

Although the band has had 10 different members over the past 20 years, two members have remained unchanged. They are both guitarists: Chuck Garvey and Rob Derhak.

Many of the legendary jam band’s avid fans are happy to be called “moe.rons”.

The band’s newest album,  No Guts, No Glory will be released May 27th, but you can pre-order a copy now through the band’s website.

The band will get their jam on at the Cape Cod Melody Tent on July 17th. Get your tickets today!


Gregg Allman: What’s the Second Best Album?

Few musicians have the history of Gregg Allman. Active as an artist for almost 50 years, he’s seen and done it all. The Nashville native’s blend of rock, blues, R & B and soul helped define the genre we know as Southern Rock. And through the years, his live performances have only enhanced his legacy.

With the Allman Brothers Band, solo, and with acclaimed colleagues he’s called bandmates along the way, Allman has performed some of the most epic concerts in rock history. Many consider Live at Fillmore East to be the all-time best live rock album. The folks at Relix ask:

Let’s assume for the sake of argument that At Fillmore East is your favorite Allman Brothers Band album. Which of these releases takes the silver?

And the fans responded:

Best Allman Brother's album

If you want to share your opinion, cast your vote here.

Live at Fillmore East  is an unforgettable album. If you want to create your own live memories, check out Gregg Allman live at the Melody Tent August 8th. Score your tickets here.




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