June 2014

Ziggy Marley Fly Rasta Tour

Ziggy Marley played to a sold out crowd Saturday night, the first day of summer. For everyone who was able to get tickets it was the perfect start to the summer season.Ziggy Marley Fly Rasta Tour Melody Tent June 21, 2014



Ziggy Marley Fly Rasta Tour Melody Tent June 21, 2014

Were you there? We want to hear from you! Share your stories and pictures from the show on our Facebook page. 

Cape Symphony Melody Tent Debut Performance a Success

If you missed the Cape Symphony’s performance on Saturday night you missed something very special. The Cape Symphony led by Conductor Jung-Ho Pak along with guest vocalists Mark Mahar and Sami Stevens  performed a tribute to the Great American Songbook.

Standards including “Fever,” Mack the Kinife,” “La Vie en Rose” and “Come Fly With Me” got new life.


Cape Symphony at the Melody Tent June 20, 2014

Conductor Jung-Ho Pak leading the Cape Symphony

cape Symphony at the Cape Cod Melody Tent

Cape Symphony with guest vocalists Sami Stevens and Mark Mahar at the Melody Tent

Conductor Jung-Ho Pak leading the cape Symphony and guest vocalist Sami Stevens


But don’t take out word for it. Read the Cape Cod Times review.

Were you there? Tell us about the show on our Facebook page!

Contest Chaos!!!

Radio giveaways aren’t the only way to win tickets. And tickets aren’t the only things we giveaway! We have contests happening all month long.

Martina McBride

Here’s what the lucky winners will receive:

  • Pair of  Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra tickets for the June 20 show plus a $100 gift card to The Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis. Enter here. Act Fast! Contest ends at 2 PM today.
  • Pair of tickets to see Ziggy Marley June 21, $100 gift card to Embargo, a Melody Tent tote bag filled with Ziggy Marley swag and a pair of passes to fly to Nantucket on Cape Air. Fly Rasta! Contest starts soon – keep an eye on our Facebook page for details to enter.
  • For all the Foodies out there we have a pair of passes to the Family Food Truck Festival June 28th plus a gift certificate to The Roadhouse Cafe.
  • Country fans! We didn’t forget about you. At the end of the month we’re giving away tickets and passes to meet Martina on July 12th!

Are you on our email list? We send contest entry info and concert announcements tailored to your interests. Join here. Also make sure you follow us on Facebook. Our Facebook fans get first dibs on contests!

Not feeling so lucky? You can buy your tickets to these and all our great events here.

Benny's Crepe Cafe

Bob Weir and RatDog

June 7th was more than just “One More Saturday Night”. It was the first show of the season at the Melody Tent! Bob Weir and RatDog, which includes Rob Wasserman on bass, bass guitarist Robin Sylvester, Jeff Chimenti on keyboards, drummer Jay Lane and guitarist Steve Kimock had the crowd on their feet all night. 

Were you there? The Cape Cod Times was. Check out the review.

The first set included:

Feel like A Stranger
New Minglewood Blues
She Said
Mama Tried
Bird Song
The Promised Land

Bob Weir & RatDog June 7th 2014 Cape Cod Melody Tent

After intermission, the second set included:
El Paso
Black-Throated Wind
Estimated Prophet>
China cat Sunflower>
I Know You Rider>
Come Together>
One More Saturday Night

Touch Of Grey

Next up for jam band fans is moe. on July 17th.

Tell us in the comments what you thought of the show.  And stay tuned! Well have more pictures from the show here, on our Bob Weir & RatDog Pinterest board and Facebook. 


Cohasset, MA, June 6, 2014– The 2014 Cape Code Melody Tent summer schedule includes exciting first time festival events and an exclusive performance by the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra.

June 20th the Cape Symphony will bring a 40 piece orchestra to the Melody Tent stage for a debut performance. Conductor Jung-Ho Pak hand selected standards from the Great American Songbook. Called Let’s Fall in Love! this program will feature songs made famous by artists like Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darrin and Ella Fitzgerald. The Melody Tent is the only place to see this exclusive program.

June 22nd the Tent continues a summertime tradition with the WCOD Cape Cod Chowder Festival.  Patrons will sample chowders from many of the Cape’s best restaurants, all competing for the coveted “WCOD Chowder Bowl.” This quintessential Cape event will include music by some of the best bands on the Cape.

On June 28th the Tent will host its First Annual Family Food Truck Festival. Award-winning food trucks from Greater Boston, Providence and Cape Cod will provide discriminating diners with a wide array of food representing cuisine from around the world.

This event features a performance by guitar prodigy (and Buddy Guy protégé) Quinn Sullivan. A magician and juggler will be on hand to provide additional family-friendly entertainment. Activities, including hair chalk, face painting, temporary tattoos and balloon-twisting, make this event a true family occasion.

Food Trucks in attendance:

Away Café Inspired Thai & More Weymouth, MA
The Bacon Truck Sandwiches, apps and deserts featuring bacon Cambridge, MA
Benny’s Crepe Café Crepes Framingham, MA
Big Daddy’s Cape Verdean Wareham, MA
Cape Cod Cannolis 50 flavors of cannolis West Wareham, MA
Frozen Hoagies Ice Cream sandwiches Boston, MA
John’s Dogs & More Hot dogs, American West Barnstable, MA
Mainely Lobstah Lobster and seafood Boston, MA
Pasta Pot Italian Burlington, MA
Plouf Plouf Gastronomie French Providence, RI


“This is a thrilling time for the Melody Tent. We are hoping these events become annual summer traditions. These new events are more than just great music in a unique venue. They create a full experience,” comments Deanna Lohnes, marketing director for the Melody tent and Music Circus. “We want to offer something for everyone. The Food Truck Festival has a family focus. We worked to make this event appealing for the whole family. At the other end of the spectrum is the Brewer’s Festival, our only age restricted event. We want to turn beer drinkers on to microbrews and new varieties from well-known brewers.”

The First Annual Melody Tent Brewers Festival on August 10th will offer a vast variety of beers (including many microbrews) for sampling. More than 40 brewers will be in attendance. The admission fee allows patrons to taste any of the offerings by an All Star lineup of brewers, large and small. Music will be provided by Cape and Islands favorites Entrain and the Adam Ezra Group.

The Melody Tent hosts its first Irish Music Festival on August 22nd. Headlining this special evening will be Grammy awarded and Emmy nominated violin virtuoso Eileen Ivers performing with Immigrant Soul. Also appearing will be The Fighting Jamesons and Celtica: Pipes Rock. Other Irish themed activities include an Irish Step Dance demonstration and a performance by Highland Light Scottish Pipes Band. This event will also be held at the South Shore Music Circus on August 21st

Cape Cod Melody Tent Date Time
The Cape Symphony: Let’s Fall in Love 20-Jun Show at 8 PM, door at 7 PM
WCOD Cape Cod Chowder Festival 22-Jun 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
1st Annual Family Food Truck Festival 28-Jun 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
1st Annual Melody Tent Brewers Festival 10-Aug 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Irish Music Festival 22-Aug Show at 7 PM, door at 6 PM
South Shore Music Circus Date Time
Irish Music Festival 21-Aug Show at 7 PM, door at 6 PM


Additional shows are currently on sale at both The Cape Cod Melody Tent and The South Shore Music Circus. Please see https://melodytent.org/events/ and http://www.themusiccircus.org/events/

About South Shore Playhouse Associates, The South Shore Music Circus & The Cape Cod Melody Tent:

The South Shore Playhouse Associates (SSPA) is a not-for-profit organization which runs the South Shore Music Circus and Cape Cod Melody Tent.  The only two continuously-operating tent theatres in the United States, the South Shore Music Circus and Cape Cod Melody Tent have hosted world-class entertainment in the round for more than 60 years, serving nearly 200,000 patrons annually.  South Shore Playhouse Associates supports arts and education in Southeastern Massachusetts.  In the past decade, the SSPA has distributed more than $3.7 million to other local non-profit organizations.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Deanna Lohnes at 781-383-9850 or email at dlohnes@themusiccircus.org.

We Welcome the Very Best!

When you hear “a capella” what do you think of? Barbershop quartets? Kitschy vaudeville acts? At one time that was spot-on but these days a capella has a place in pop music alongside the biggest names in pop, hip-hop, rock and R & B.  The guys in Straight No Chaser do an amazing job reinventing some of the greatest songs in popular music from Michael Jackson, Madonna, the Bee Gees, Bon Jovi and so many more.

Imagine the talent it takes to tour the world, have a PBS Special, establish residency at Harrah’s resort and top Billboard charts solely on vocals without musical accompaniment? Yes, Straight No Chaser is that good. So good Dreamworks optioned their story for a feature film. So good they’ve sold nearly a quarter million tickets to their invigorating live show. And through it all, the performances are still pitch perfect and the guys are having as much fun as ever. In fact, the fun has a lot to do with their success. “We take the music very seriously,” says Randy Stine. “We just don’t take ourselves too seriously.” Their talent and humor is matched by their humility and desire to put on the best show possible. Member Charlie Mechling offered, “With each performance, we are reminded of how fortunate and blessed we are to be able to do what we love to do.” Pretty even-keeled for a group that Atlantic Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman labeled “brilliant, fresh and totally compelling.”

To see Straight No Chaser live is to see a group VH1 calls “among the best in a capella.” Enjoy this clip.  We did. And see the rare talents of Straight No Chaser live at Cape Cod Melody Tent on July 11th.  Buy your tickets here.

Special thanks to Straight No Chaser for the use of information from their website.

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