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.
Multi-saxophonist Greg Abate is a prime example of the ‘rear back and blow’ school of contemporary bop-based players. The tunes he writes or chooses are based on the kinds of changes that harmony-oriented jazzmen have favored since the beginning and he swings through them with and eager and easy virtuosity. He is one of the most appealing saxophonists on the scene today. He is mature with an abundance of gentle self-confidence. The result is that he plays music with sweetness and daring. One night only!
57 Heavy Plays Pink Floyd: “Breathe”
June 3 & 4
Cape Cod’s 57 Heavy presents Breathe, a celebration of the music of Pink Floyd and the atmosphere in which we all live. The band presents the two classic Pink Floyd albums Animals and Dark Side of the Moon performed in their entirety.
All Worn Out Jug Band Brunch
Are you ready for a little “church” Cotuit style? Then get your gospel bluesy roots over to the Center for a noon time concert that will have your feet tapping all day. The concert is preceded by a pot luck brunch in the gallery. If you’d like to share some gospel chow, come to the gallery at 11:00 and bring a dish. Our cash bar will be open, so enjoy a bloody Mary or your favorite non-alcoholic beverage. Think of it as our church social – come early and enjoy everyone’s company and offerings. Featuring the one and only All Worn Out Jug Band!
Tom Rush in Concert
Monday, June 13 at 7:30pm
Cotuit Center for the Arts is proud to present Tom Rush in Concert, a special benefit performance and his only scheduled Cape Cod show.
Celebrating 50 years of touring in 2013, Tom has been thrilling audiences here and abroad with hits like No Regrets, Circle Game, Remember Song, Urge for Going and Merrimack County. He helped shape the folk revival in the '60s and the renaissance of the '80s and '90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists.
Meeting House Chamber Music Festival Concert
The Meeting House Chamber Music Festival continues its chamber music series at the Cotuit Center for the Arts with a program of music for violin, cello and piano on Sunday, July 17 at 7:30 pm. This concert will feature two classical masterpieces - the Trio in B Major of Johannes Brahms and the Mozart Trio, K.542. Also on the program, a contemporary work by Cape Cod composer Ronald Perera - his piano trio composed in 2002. Performing will be violinist Joyce Hammann, cellist Matthias Naegele, and pianist and Festival director Donald Enos.
Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival 2016
August 2, 9, 16
Hailed by the New York Times as “A Triumph of Quality”, the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival has grown to become an established year-round presenter of chamber music and a major contributor to the cultural life of Cape Cod since its inception in 1979.
“The Acoustic Living Room” Songs and Stories with Kathy Mattea Featuring Bill Cooley
Grammy and CMA multiple award winner Kathy Mattea is one of country music's finest female treasures. This special intimate show will give you a down home taste of having Kathy right in your living room. Kathy is warm, witty and a great story teller. Kathy's concerts present her new and most recent material alongside her Top 20 radio hits: from the signature ballad "Where've You Been?" to the bluesy "455 Rocket" to the iconic "Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses." Long known as an impeccable song catcher, her 17 albums are woven through with bluegrass, gospel, and Celtic influences, and have garnered multiple CMA, ACM, and Grammy Awards.
Tedi Marsh Sings Michel Legrand - with special guest Fabiano de Castro
The one and only Tedi Marsh will be joined by the incomparable Fabiano De Castro for one of the most anticipated concerts of our season. An evening devoted entirely to the music of Michel Legrand. Summer of '42..Windmills of Your Mind…La Vie en Rose…The perfect August night.
The Vineyard at Cotuit: Partners in Art and Music
Sunday, August 7, from 5:30pm-9:30pm
Iconic Vineyard radio station WMVY and Cotuit Center for the Arts join together for a very special fundraising concert to benefit both organizations. Amazing music. Great food. Worthy cause.
Show your support of WMVY radio and of live performance venues by attending this great evening of music at Cotuit Center for the Arts. This special fundraising event features the incredible Jason Spooner Band, Jordan Renzi, and Cla Da Bossa Nova on the patio. The evening includes a terrific meal catered by Simply Divine catering, and a full cash bar.
The concert will be recorded for future broadcast on WMVY. This is a one-night only special event you won't want to miss.
Provincetown Jazz Fest
August 15, 7:00pm and 9:00pm
This annual event features some of the best jazz you’ll hear anywhere – and it sells out every year. In 2016, Evan Christopher & Nicki Parrott make their Provincetown Jazz Festival debut!
Cotuit on the Road: What the World Needs Now
August 16 at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
August 20 at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod
Brave Horse Music and Cotuit on the Road presents “What the World Needs Now—A Musical Tribute to Burt Bacharach” Tuesday, August 16th at 8 p.m.
The musical revue, which is produced and directed by Ruth Condon, was originally presented at Cotuit Center for the Arts in March of 2014 and again in June of 2015. “We sold out every performance,” said Condon. “The audience—and the cast members—enjoyed it so much”.
An evening with Patty Larkin with special guests The Parkington Sisters and Jordan Renzi
Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. The concert will also include a performance by the amazing Jordan Renzi, and the Parkington Sisters. Local female folk fabulousness.
Direct from sold out shows at world renowned clubs like NYC’s famous Birdland and Boston’s Scullers Jazz Club, as well as multiple other national and international tours, which include helping to raise $45,000 in one night for a free clinic outside Washington, DC - and having the immense privilege and honor of being the late, great Joan Rivers’ opening act, commanding standing ovations from Joan’s audiences and bringing the house down – longtime Cape Cod favorite Suede joins us for ONE NIGHT ONLY with her New England trio of Freddie Boyle, piano, Rich Hill, bass & Steve Langone, drums!