January 2015

Where does the Blizzard of 2015 rank in Boston Blizzard History?

The Blizzard of 2015 dumped as many as three feet of snow in some places across Massachusetts, with Logan Airport checking in at 24.6′. As far as January snow totals go, that’s the largest storm to his Massachusetts in over 100 years, but where does it stack up in Boston’s history? The following are the top 10 snow storms in Boston’s history according to official measurements from Logan Airport.

1. February 17-18, 2003- 27.5 inches

2. February 6-7, 1978- 27.1 inches

3. February 24-27, 1969- 26.3 inches

4. March 31-April 1, 1997- 25.4 inches

5. January 26-27 2015- 24.6 inches

6. January 22-23, 2005- 22.5 inches

7. January 20-21, 1978- 21.4 inches

8. March 3-5, 1960- 19.8 inches

9. February 16-17, 1958- 19.4 inches

10.February 8-10, 1994- 18.7 inches


January 23rd fun music facts of the day

January 23rd isn’t a particularly thrilling day in music history, but it’s not quite a dud of a day either. On this day in 1971, George Harrison became the first solo Beatles member with a number one hit. His song “My Sweet Lord” stayed atop the charts for five weeks before being dethroned.

In 1977, Patti Smith fell off stage in Tampa Florida breaking a vertebra in her back on the 23rd.

The legendary pianist Ray Charles was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 23rd 1986. Charles was an exceptionally talented singer, songwriter, musician and composer who’s work earned him the nickname “The Genius”.

“The Way You Make Me Feel” by Michael Jackson hit #1 on the singles charts on January 23rd 1988. The song was Jackson’s  9th #1 single out of a total 13 in is career.

January 23 was a somber day in 1990. The seemingly invincible Allen Collins of Lynyrd Skynyrd died of a pneumonia, he was just 37 years old. Collins had previously survived a plane crash that took the lives of two band mates, and a car crash that took the life of his girlfriend and left Collins paralyzed below the waist. During his career Collins played guitar and co-wrote most of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s hit songs with lead singer Ronnie Van Zant including “Free Bird” and “That Smell”.

January 23rd 2015 is the day when tickets went on sale for this summer at the Melody Tent so make sure to get your tickets today!

January 22nd fun music facts of the day

Sunday, bloody Sunday. You have most likely  heard Bono and U2 sing those words over your radio hundreds of times over the years, but do you know where that term came from? The answer lies in Russia. On January 22nd, 1905 a large demonstration of workers marched to the Winter Palace in St. Petersberg to petition the Czar. Troops fired on the demonstrators which began the violent phase of the Russian Revolution and led to the nickname “Bloody Sunday.”

In less violent music news, January 22nd 1953 saw the birth of Journey front-man Steve Perry. On this day in 1966, The Beach Boys recorded the opening track to their fourth studio album “Pet Sounds.” That track, “Wouldn’t It Be Nice.

In 1967 The Monkees used January 22nd to play their first live show in San Francisco at the Cow Palace. Don McLean’s uber-hit “American Pie” started a seven week run at the top of the US album chart on this day in 1972.

“Wouldn’t it be nice” to see the Beach Boys this summer at the Melody Tent? Get your tickets today to reserve your seat!

Tickets: http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=3426528&partner_id=240&cobrand=ccmt

January 21st- Fun Facts of the Day

What can we say about January 21st. Well, to start, the 21st of January in 1966 saw the Beatles George Harrison marry Patty Boyd with Paul McCartney as best man. Boyd later divorced from Harrison and went on to marry Eric Clapton, who wrote the song “Layla” about her.

In 1968, Jimmy Hendrix chose January 21st as the day he recorded the popular Bob Dylan song, “All Along The Watchtower.” Yesterday we talked about Pink Floyd unsuccessfully trying to play “Dark Side of the Moon” for the first time in 1972, well a day later (Jan. 21st) they got it right and the audience heard for the first time in its entirety the second highest selling album of all time.

In 1941, Richie Havens passed away on January 21st. Havens was known for his version of George Harrison’s “Here Comes The Sun”, with his recording of it reaching as high as #16 on the US charts.

Make sure you come and see The Fab Four’s version of “Here Comes The Sun” this summer at the Tent on July 25th.





Diana Krall

Diana Krall Wallflower Tour 2015


LOS ANGELES, CA, JANUARY 20, 2014 – Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world renowned singer, Diana Krall, announced today additional U.S dates for her “Wallflower World Tour,” which includes a performance at Tanglewood as well as two nights at the famed Hollywood Bowl. Krall will perform material from her stunning new album “Wallflower” set for release on Verve Records on February 3 and is also set to perform with local Symphony Orchestras at select cities along the way. To pre-order Wallflower please click [here]

Fan club pre-sale tickets go on sale Wednesday, January 21. To purchase tickets for the tour, please visit http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=2251471

Krall will make several national TV appearances with performances on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael on Monday, February 2 and The Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday, February 3. Krall’s appearance on The Late Show will mark her last performance on the show before Letterman’s departure in May.

Produced by 16-time GRAMMY® Award-winning producer David Foster, Wallflower finds Krall breaking new ground with her interpretations of some of the greatest pop songs of all time. The album features popular classics from the late 60’s to present day that have inspired Krall since her early years, as well as an unreleased composition from Paul McCartney (“If I Take You Home Tonight”).

The “Wallflower World Tour” will feature Krall performing pop classics such as The Mamas and the Papas’ ” California Dreamin’ “, the Eagles’ “Desperado,” and Bob Dylan’s “Wallflower,” which inspired the upcoming album’s title track, among others. Krall will be accompanied onstage by Anthony Wilson (guitar), Dennis Crouch (bass), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Karriem Riggins (drums) and Patrick Warren (Keyboards).

Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered 5 Grammy® Awards, eight Juno® Awards and has also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Her unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time.

For more information on Diana Krall, please visit:

Diana Krall – Local Summer Dates

07/18 – Cohasset MA South Shore Music Circus
07/19 – Hyannis MA Cape Cod Melody Tent


Press Release

Cohasset, MA, January 12, 2015– Fan favorites, the Beach Boys will be back on stage in August. Jazz greats Diana Krall, Chris Botti and Pink Martini are all retuning to the tents this summer. Country music icon Loretta Lynn will perform. We’re pleased to welcome back Comedian Brian Regan and singer/songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter. The Fab Four and ABBA the Concert round out the first announcement of the 2015 concert series. The Tents are still in the early stages for booking.
“Fans really missed the Beach Boys last year. We’re excited to have Loretta Lynn, the First lady of Country Music on our stages. I think her Nashville show with Jack White brought her iconic talent to a whole new audience,” commented Deanna Lohnes, Direct of Marketing for both venues. “We’re expecting a positive response to this announcement. We have a number of acts our fans have been asking us to bring back.”
This first announcement includes several returning favorites including; Chris Botti, The Beach Boys, The Fab Four – The Ultimate Beatles Tribute, ABBA The Concert, and Brian Regan. Tickets for all shows on this announcement are on sale Monday the 12th to the Gold Circle and Inner Circle club members. See the chart below to see who is performing at which venue.

Cape Cod Melody Tent Date Time

Mary Chapin Carpenter 26-Jun Show at 8 PM, door at 7 PM
Pink Martini 11-Jul Show at 8 PM, door at 7PM
Diana Krall 19-Jul Show at 8 PM, door at 7 PM
Fab Four 25-Jul Show at 7:30 PM, door at 6:30 PM
Brian Regan 6-Aug Show at 8 PM, door at 7 PM
Chris Botti 9-Aug Show at 8 PM, door at 7 PM
ABBA the Concert 13-Aug Show at 8 PM, door at 7 PM
The Beach Boys 15-Aug Shows at 3:30 PM and 8:30 PM
Loretta Lynn 23-Aug Show at 7 PM, door at 6 PM

South Shore Music Circus Date Time

Mary Chapin Carpenter 27-Jun Show at 8 PM, door at 7 PM
Diana Krall 18-Jul Show at 8 PM, door at 7 PM
The Fab Four 26-Jul Show at 7:30 PM, door at 6:30 PM
Brian Regan 7-Aug Show at 8 PM, door at 7 PM
Chris Botti 8-Aug Show at 8 PM, door at 7 PM
The Beach Boys 14-Aug Show at 8 PM, door at 7 PM
Loretta Lynn 22-Aug Show at 7 PM, door at 6 PM

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.

2015 is here!

2015 is here and we couldn’t be more excited to start sharing our lineup for this season with you. Make sure to join the mailing list to be the first to know, starting mid-January, who will be with us this summer.

To be the first in line for tickets make sure and buy a membership. Along with a chance to buy your tickets before the general public, our club members enjoy other benefits such as reduced prices on tickets and a members-only entrance to the venue.

We can’t wait to see you all this summer!

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