Concerts

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.

 

COTUIT ON THE ROAD: The Kami Lyle Sit a While with Al Anderson (NRBQ) and Jill Sobule

October 8
at the Cape Playhouse

Cape Cod's own Sit-A-While with Kami Lyle as host where National Artists meet Local Talent!

What is a Sit-A-While? A Sit-A-While is an evening of great music and a gathering of friends set in a variety of cozy, Oceanside settings across Cape Cod. Each Sit-A-While showcases Cape Cod's beautiful venues as we move around to different towns. Our guests will perform their favorite songs in a round with custom musical jingles for our sponsors interspersed with stories, skits performed by the Cape’s prominent business owners, and more great music!  We have teamed up with international radio station WMVY to broadcast the shows on their website and with Live From Center Stage to videotape and broadcast locally. 

October 8, the Sit-A-While features Al Anderson and Jill Sobule in a performance at the historic Cape Playhouse.

Ryan Casey: Unbound

October 14

Cotuit Center for the Arts presents “Ryan Casey: Unbound” on Friday, October 14, at 7:30 PM. Casey will appear with Off Beat, his newly formed tap ensemble, for which he serves as Artistic Director.

Nationally recognized tap dancer Ryan P. Casey offers an imaginative blend of rhythm, humor, storytelling, poetry, and dance. At 6’8”, he towers over his dance partners, but once he starts to move, noted Dance Magazine, “you forget about his frame and focus on his shocking talent.”

5th Annual Ukulele Celebration

October 16

Join us for this celebration of the ukulele, with some of the Cape's best ukers!  Performers include Susan Anarino's Dolphin Ukulele Ensemble, Kathleen Healy, The Ukeladies, Two Cool, CCftA Ukulele AllStars, and the Steve Gregory Household. 

The “Uke-A-Long” closes the show and gives everyone with a ukulele an opportunity to perform onstage in a rousing celebration of the growing popularity of ukulele.

The Kami Lyle Sit-A-While featuring Grayson Hugh with Polly Messer & Jon Pousette-Dart

October 28

Cape Cod's own Sit-A-While with Kami Lyle as host where National Artists meet Local Talent!

What is a Sit-A-While? A Sit-A-While is an evening of great music and a gathering of friends set in a variety of cozy, Oceanside settings across Cape Cod. Each Sit-A-While showcases Cape Cod's beautiful venues as we move around to different towns. Our guests will perform their favorite songs in a round with custom musical jingles for our sponsors interspersed with stories, skits performed by the Cape’s prominent business owners, and more great music!  We have teamed up with international radio station WMVY to broadcast the shows on their website and with Live From Center Stage to videotape and broadcast locally. 

October 28, the Sit-A-While features Blue Eyed Soul Pianist Grayson Hugh with Polly Messer & Folk Icon Jon Pousette-Dart.

Session Americana

November 5

Session Americana (Boston) is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of talented musicians craft an musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when Jack's bar went up in flames and graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheeling modern hootenanny. The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft that's not accidental or easily won; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American "song bag".

Lori McKenna in Concert

November 19

Cape Air and The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod present Grammy Award-Winning Singer Songwriter Lori McKenna in a Concert to Benefit Cape Abilities!

Please join Cape Air, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, and Cape Abilities in welcoming Lori McKenna to Cape Cod for an exclusive, live solo performance at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, Saturday, November 19th 2016.  Lori will be fresh off her latest tour promoting her new album The Bird and The Rifle, and has offered to play one night only before an intimate audience.

The Rip-It-Ups

December 30

The Rip-It-Ups have been wowing our "Entertainment Tonight!" audiences for years. We will have ample room for dancing and hope you'll join us for our last big party of the year. The Rip-It-Ups are probably best described as a Traditional Rock & Roll Band – with lots of Blues – Rockabilly – Country Jazz & Soul.