CAPE COD MELODY TENT LINEUP INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE FESTIVALS AND PERFORMANCES

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 http://www.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.