Category Archives: venue
Great Southern Soul/Rock Was In Da House!
The Lowell Summer Music Series hosted JJ Grey & Mofro several nights ago for a joy-filled return engagement, seven years almost to the day since the band’s debut appearance at the Series!Read the rest of this entry
Another Show Added To Lowell Summer Music Series Schedule
On Friday, July 30th, join us for an evening of live music by Classic Albums Live, presenting The Eagles’ Hotel California note for note, cut for cut, followed by many of the Eagles’ greatest hits!
Three Shows Added To Lowell Summer Music Series Schedule
On Saturday, August 28, catch Ivor Novello Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated music legend Richard Thompson. Then on Saturday, September 4, Lowell Summer Music favorite Rhiannon Giddens returns. Finally, on Friday, September 17, don’t miss feminist icon and Grammy-winner Ani DiFranco.
Live Music Is Returning To Lowell
It’s been a very long 14 months for all of us, not only lovers of live music. We are excited to announce that the Lowell Summer Music Series will be able to present a season of live music this summer. Based on current federal guidelines, they are not sure when Boarding House Park will be cleared to host full-capacity events. The intention is to host all events at Boarding House Park if it is permitted, but they have secured Lowell Memorial Auditorium as a back-up location to ensure there will be live music in downtown Lowell this summer!Read the rest of this entry
The Mavericks Bring Their Dance Party Back To Indian Ranch!
One of my favorite bands to see live, The Mavericks, return to Indian Ranch, bringing their fabulous dance party with them!
Inaugural Show Of New Folk And Americana Series In Boston!
Lucky Bostonians! This is going to be a fabulous new series, beginning tomorrow with The Weight Band! Tickets are still available (link is below) and when you go, pick up a copy of their terrific new album!
Help Keep Live Music Alive!
Anyone who knows me, or reads this website, knows how much I adore the Fallout Shelter (also referred to as the Extended Play Sessions). The venue had to close suddenly in December and it has been missed!
Please read the following that was released by the new venue, the Grass Roots Cultural and Performing Arts Center, and consider donating.
Passim Announces 2016 Iguana Music Fund Grantees
Twenty five grants totaling over $40,000 awarded to musicians to enhance careers and support community outreach projects!
Cambridge, MA, December 19, 2016 – Passim announced today that over $40,000 has been awarded to 25 different musicians by the Iguana Music Fund. The grants are awarded annually to musicians for projects that enhance their careers or aid their community outreach efforts. Marking the Cambridge organization’s 9th year of grant making, Passim has awarded over $300,000 in grants to date.
The Iguana Music Fund was launched in 2008 after an anonymous donor approached Passim with the idea to start a program to help local artists and annually provides grants from $500 to $2,000 to musicians with a New England connection. Grants are made in the areas of recording or manufacturing assistance; publicity & marketing support; equipment & instruments; songwriting retreats; tour support; special projects and other specific activities promoting artistic and/or professional growth.
The 2016 Iguana Music Fund grant recipients are:
- A2Z Talent
- Ariel Bernstein
- Aurora Birch
- Awaaz Do
- Boston Scottish Fiddle Club
- Celia Woodsmith
- Emma June
- GennaRose Nethercott
- Greg Liszt
- Hindie Rock Fest
- John Faraone
- Julia Mark
- Lauren Parks
- Lyle Brewer
- Miriam Elhajli
- Nat Seelen
- Putnam Smith & Ashley Storrow
- San Lorenzo
- Seamus Galligan
- Shannon Heaton
- Sorcha Cribben-Merrill
- Renewed of the multi-year ‘Baby Iguana’ grants for: Miles of Music Campand the Sub Rosa Songwriting Retreat.
“Passim continues to provide live musical experiences for artists at all stages of their career,” said Jim Wooster, Executive Director of Passim. “The Iguana Music Fund grants allow us to help musicians complete important career-developing projects and community programs.”
Many of the grants are being used by the recipients for career development. Aurora Birch, Awaaz Do, Celia Woodsmith, Emma June, GennaRose Nethercott, Greg Liszt, John Faraone, Julia Mark, Miriam Elhajli, San Lorenzo, Seamus Galligan, and Windbornewill use the grant to fund new recordings. Lyle Brewer will be using his grant to purchase a new guitar and Shannon Heaton will be using her grant to purchase a new flute. A2Z Talent, Ariel Bernstein and Lauren Parks will be using their grants for new recording equipment.
Several grants will be used for community programs including Putnam Smith & Ashley Storrow who will use their grant to tour schools across the country to inspire youth to tell their own stories. RISING, a nonprofit out of Rhode Island will use their grant to create an instrument scholarship for students who perform at nursing homes. Sorcha Cribben-Merrill will use their grant to perform in underfunded assisted living centers across the country.
Boston Scottish Fiddle Club plans to continue hosting Celtic workshops for young musicians. Nat Seelen will be creating an online and printed method book for Klezmer music. Hindie Rock Fest is a DIY, 100% volunteer run, organized and funded cultural festival and they will be putting their grant towards a venue.
In addition to the 23 grants, Passim’s Iguana Music Fund continues to support two multi-year “Baby Iguana” grants that have previously been awarded to the Sub Rosa Songwriting Retreat, a program that brings together a group of artists for a week each summer to write and collaborate in a secluded setting on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire and Miles of Music Camp, a week-long retreat exploring traditional folk music, modern songwriting and how they work together.
A free concert showcasing the work of the 2016 Iguana Music Fund grants recipients will take place at Club Passim on April 10 at 7:00pm. Club Passim is located in Harvard Square at 47 Palmer St., Cambridge, MA 02138. Free tickets to the Iguana Music Fund showcase at Club Passim are available online at www.passim.org, by phone at 617-492-7679 (9:30am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday) or at the box office sixty minutes before the show begins.
Live Streaming By The Extended Play Sessions!
Tonight! It’s the first live-stream from your friends at The Extended Play Sessions Fallout Shelter! Click here to join the event, starting at approximately 6:50 pm.
This show features The Silks and you’re going to love them!
An Homage To Johnny D’s
How can I possibly express my gratitude toward and love for Johnny D’s and do justice to it?
The venerable Davis Square institution shuttered its doors on Sunday, March 13th, after 17,238 days (47 years 2 months 13 days, as proclaimed on the final marquee) of feeding people and presenting live music.