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.


Happy Hour with Celeste Howe and Malcolm Granger

July 1-September 9

Happy Hour ~ With Celeste Howe, accompanied by Malcolm Granger on piano.

Kicking off July 1st ~ the return of Friday Happy Hour at the Cotuit Center For the Arts!

Come Join Celeste Howe as she sings your favorite songs from Bacharach to Berlin and everything in between. Malcolm Granger will be tinkling the ivories as this Cape Cod vocal treasure delights you with sincere and soulful song. Enjoy your cocktails and enjoy this musical ride that’s sure to delight. Share your knowledge of song during our moments of trivia ~ there will be prizes!


August 26

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!

Phoebe Carrai and Peter Sykes in Concert

September 3
In the Gallery

A concert of baroque music played on period instruments by world class musicians, held in our intimate gallery.  This concert by Phoebe Carrai and Peter Sykes is one you won't want to miss.

4th Annual Hootenanny

Saturday, September 10, 5:30pm

Cotuit Center for the Arts presents its Fourth Annual Americana Hootenanny on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 5:30 to 10 PM. The old-fashioned blues, brews, and barbecue throwdown will feature three New England American roots music groups:  Hoot & Holler, Brother Brother, and the headliner Cold Chocolate.

Rhythm Future Quartet 2016

September 16

"DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW, PEOPLE!!" - David Kuehn    

When four young jazz virtuosos decided to join forces, the Rhythm Future Quartet was born. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions.

2nd Annual Brazilian Cultural Festival

September 17

Brazil’s diverse cultural background has inspired many celebrations and festivals known around the world, such as the Brazilian Carnival. On Saturday, Sept 17, Cotuit Center for the Arts and Brave Horse Music will honor Brazil with their own family friendly event that features a varied music program, dance, art, vendors and great food – the 2nd Annual Brazilian Cultural Festival promises to be a vibrant celebration of the rich culture of Brazil. The power of this music excites the emotions in subtle ways that are unsurpassed by any other music in the world.

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

Step back into a bygone era with inventive, high-energy tap choreography by nationally recognized hoofer Ryan P. Casey, featuring a unique blend of rhythm, humor, storytelling, poetry and more. 

5th Annual Ukulele Celebration

October 16

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. Song charts will be available for download and there is a short rehearsal one hour before showtime. All ages and abilities are welcome. AND admission is free if you bring your ukulele and participate! Prior to the “Uke-A-Long,” a concert featuring various soloists and groups will be led by Cotuit Center for the Arts Ukulele celebrity, Steve Gregory.

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".

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.