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.


Sloan Wainwright presented by the Third Fret Coffeehouse

presented by the Third Fret Coffeehouse
Saturday, November 1 at 7:30pm

Folk-pop artist Sloan Wainwright belongs to a musical dynasty of impossibly gifted singer-songwriters.

Her family tree (brother and folk-music luminary Loudon Wainwright, sister-in-law Kate McGarrigle, nephew Rufus Wainwright, nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche) reads like a who’s who of contemporary folk music. Sloan’s incredible gift is not only her unique songwriting ability but her dramatically voiced rendition of her original songs.

3rd Annual Ukulele Celebration

Sunday, November 2 at 2pm

The “Uke-A-Long” opens 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 are available to download below – there is a short rehearsal one hour before showtime and all ages and abilities are welcome. AND there is a discounted $5 admission if you bring your ukulele and participate!

The Kami Lyle Sit-a-While with Claudia Nygaard & Dennis Brennan

Saturday, November 8 at 7:30pm

“Kami Lyle Sit-A-While, Real Songs, Real Writers, Fake Fireplace”

Join Cape Cod’s own multi-talented singer-songwriter, Kami Lyle, for a series of unique evenings with her favorite singer- songwriters from around the country. Kami will be hosting each round introducing her fans and friends to wonderful artist-performers in a relaxed Cape Cod living room setting, fake fireplace and all. Kami, with her band mates Susan Goldberg, Rikki Bates, and Tad Price will welcome nationally renowned singer songwriters.

Kami and her guests share a history with one another and she is thrilled to bring them to Cotuit Center for the Arts to showcase their talents. 

Trespass Music Monday - November 2014: Open Mic featuring Rick Gottlieb

Monday, November 24 at 7:30pm

Join us for our Monday music series featuring local singer/songwriters (and sometimes nationally touring artists).

Rick Gottlieb is an acoustic musician who has played guitar for more than 40 years. His calling as a musician began when he was just five years old in Flushing, NY.  His mother bought a guitar for herself to learn, but quickly gave it up.  Young Rick picked up the instrument and began strumming simple tunes.  Rick tried for some time to abandon his dreams of being a musician, but he has found that music is such a persistent muse that he cannot let it go forever. 

Stories and Songs in the Art Barn with Isabeau Miller

Friday, November 28 at 7:30pm

Join Nashville songwriter and performing artist Isabeau Miller for an intimate performance and behind-the-scenes discussion about music and life in Music City, Nashville, Tennessee. Get a peek at the inspiration and perspiration that goes into a song, the real stories of the entertainment industry and the heart behind the pursuit of passion.

Living in a Love Song: Isabeau Miller in Concert

Saturday, November 29 at 8:30pm

Join Singer/Songwriter, Isabeau Miller, and touring musician Shaun Balin, for a night of music and stories behind the songs as they bring Nashville to Cape Cod. Share the journey of a Cape Cod girl in a Southern world, and hear the songs that have been described by Nashville music pros as soulful exposés of heartbreaks, triumphs and a ruthless dedication to creating music that inspires hope, touches a nerve and challenges the "impossible".