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.  The Center is also a proud host to the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival and the Provincetown Jazz Festival.



Xylophonia - Ragtime Marimba Band

March 28

XYLOPHONIA celebrates the golden age of the xylophone during the  1920’s and 1930’s, and especially the music of George Hamilton Green, the greatest xylophone virtuoso of his time. Green was also a prolific composer, arranger and recording artist, and a hugely influential teacher and instrument designer. Along with his brother Joseph Green, and other great xylophonists such as Sammy Herman, Harry Breuer and Red Norvo, George Hamilton Green made the xylophone a favorite and much-respected presence on both the concert and vaudeville stages.  The xylophone was a perfect medium for the popular ragtime and dance music of the day, for radio, silent movies, and for the early acoustic recording process.

Olli Soikkeli & Cesar Garabini

Thursday, April 5

Olli Soikkeli, a Django-style Finnish guitar whiz, will be playing duets with Cesar Garabini, the mostly-Brazilian 7-string guitar artist. Gypsy meets choro! Brazilian chorinho and Gypsy jazz are a natural pair. Both matured in the early 20th century influenced by urbanization, industrialization, European classical music, African rhythms, popular dance music, and the dawn of the recording industry.

This will be an evening of the refined guitar playing, truly a glimpse of a mastership.

Roger McGuinn

Saturday, May 5

Cotuit Center for the Arts and Payomet Performing Arts Center are proud to present Rock'n'Roll Hall-of-Famer Roger McGuinn at the Tilden Arts Center in Barnstable. As the singer and guitarist for the Byrds with hits such as 'Turn! Turn! Turn, 'Mr. Tambourine Man', 'Eight Miles High', and 'So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star', McGuinn's chiming guitar would influence generations of musicians.

Cape Cod Cabaret Festival: POP Goes the DIVA!

May 12

Excited about our annual Cape Cod Cabaret Festival? You bet we are! On this Mother's Day Weekend, a collection of musical friends celebrates DIVAS!

14th Annual Provincetown Jazz Festival

August 13

The 14th Annual, 2018 Provincetown Jazz Festival will be held on August 9, 7:00pm at The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown and on August 13, 7:30pm at Cotuit Center for the Arts.

For 13 years the Provincetown Jazz Festival has presented jazz musicians from the United States, Canada, Brazil, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. This year we will feature the Tim Ray Trio & Daryl Sherman in Cotuit.


Centertonix is the Cotuit Center for the Arts' new a cappella group. This exciting ensemble includes a variety of ages and vocal talents, and is prepared to entertain you with jazz, show tunes, pop, and doo-wop numbers. Their beautiful sound will be sure to delight.

It all began March 2017 when Steve Stein started directing the group in preparation for their debut on Derby Day on the CCftA main stage. My Old Kentucky Home Good Night was their first song and there has been no turning back. Building repertoire has been their immediate goal but not at the sacrifice of a succinct, soulful, and moving rendition of each of the songs learned.