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 Howe And Carr!

Two shows left!
Friday, September 12 and 26, from 4:00-6:00pm

Happy Hour is here! Cape Cod favorite Celeste Howe and world renowned entertainer Roger Carr lead a musical tribute to some of the most popular songs of the last 50 years at the Cotuit Center for the Arts indoor / outdoor café. Meet and greet with friends and family… Relax and unwind, grab a cold drink and celebrate the start of the weekend – or the start of your vacation! 

Sit back and enjoy or join in the music every Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Enjoy $5 draft beer and $5 select wines, with delicious snacks and a variety of specialty drinks and Cape Cod’s favorite cocktails.

Trespass Music Monday - September 2014: Mike Holliday and Chris Robley

Monday, September 22 at 7:30pm

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

Mike Holliday is a Singer-Songwriter-Storyteller from Pottstown PA. His music is hard to pigeon hole into a genre. It's folk, indie, Americana, pop and sometimes even a little Broadway. The last five years have been filled with road trips; singing his songs, sharing his stories, and meeting people so he can get more stories and write more songs. Some of the places he has performed include: Godfrey Daniels (Bethlehem, PA), Musikfest (Bethlehem, PA), Burlap & Bean (Newtown Square, PA) and Steal City (Phoenixville, PA) Plan B (Broadway, VA) and Cristina's Café (Strasburg, VA). In 2013 he was the Artist in Residence at listen Live Music (Macungie, PA). Visit him on Facebook.

Chris Robley is a poet, songwriter, and music producer who recently moved to  Portland, Maine after more than a decade in Portland, Oregon. Generally, he plays music on the West Coast and writes poems on the East — though sometimes that gets mixed up. His music has been praised by NPR, the LA Times, the Boston Globe, and others. Skyscraper Magazine said he is “one of the best short-story musicians to come along in quite some time.” Robley’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in POETRY, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Magma Poetry, Pacifica Literary Review, and Arsenic Lobster. He is the winner of Boulevard’s 2013 Poetry Prize for Emerging Writers and the 2014 Maine Literary Award for “Short Works Poetry.”

Joel Karabo Elliott in Concert

Tuesday, October 7, at 8pm

Joel Karabo Elliott is a American/South African composer and musician. His music of Roots Grown Deep blends African and American folk-indigenous-reggae sounds and tells the story of his life-changing journey from the pavements of America to the rivers and villages of the Limpopo in southern Africa. Roots Grown Deep is a musical tale of simplicity and learning to unlearn.

Groovy Afternoon presents TOMMY in concert

October 16 - 18 at 8pm

Local band Groovy Afternoon presents The Who's TOMMY in Concert.  A classic rock musical, not to be missed.

Cape Cod’s musical experts on the Woodstock era, rock band Groovy Afternoon, will present a concert version of the Broadway musical, ‘The Who’s Tommy’ at Cotuit Center for the Arts Thursday, October 16, Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8pm. Joined by some of their musical friends, the retro rockers will return the piece to a concert format presenting the Broadway show’s score adapted for a rock chamber orchestra.

Debra Mann sings Joni Mitchell

Friday, October 24 at 7pm

Debra Mann is a triple threat. She plays a sweet piano, writes splendidly, and has a voice that envelopes one with warmth and sensuality.  Based in Providence, RI, she performs extensively throughout the New England area in clubs, concerts, and festivals.  Debra returns to Cotuit after a sold out performance at the 8th Annual Provincetown Jazz Festival.

The Music of Joni Mitchell.  Debra Mann on vocals & piano, Alan Clinger on guitar, Ron Ormbsy on bass and Bart Weisman on drums.

HAIR in Concert

Saturday, October 25 at 8pm

The Music from "Hair" with Tedi Marsh & Friends on vocals, Fred Boyle on keyboard, Steve Hambleton on guitar, Rich Hill on bass and Bart Weisman on drums.

Trespass Music Monday - October 2014: Jamie Kent and Ian Fitzgerald

Monday, October 27 at 7:30pm

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

A fresh 26-year-old singer-songwriter with big dreams and an ever-expanding fanbase, artist Jamie Kent’s future as a performer looks quite promising. Drawing on influences from modern artists like Ray Lamontagne and Amos Lee as well as paying tribute to classic greats like Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, Kent’s perfectly mellifluous tunes are roll-the-windows-down, soak-up-some-sun kind of good.

Ian Fitzgerald is a writer and performer of American folk songs. Over the past decade, he has performed extensively throughout New England; toured up and down the east coast; and independently released four albums of original material. Ian's compelling lyrics and indelible melodies have won him first place in the Boston Folk Festival Songwriting Contest (for the song "Lillian") and a spot in the Emerging Artist Showcase at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. In their review of Ian's latest album, No Time To Be Tender [2013], Performer Magazine called Ian "a polished songsmith who is high atop a field of great artists breaking through to festival and folk concerts throughout the States."

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 here – there is a short rehearsal one hour before showtime and all ages and abilities are welcome. AND there is free admission if you bring your ukulele and participate!

The Kami Lyle Sit-a-While Series

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 house band mates Joey Spampinato (founding member of NRBQ) 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.