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This day in Music History December 29

On December 29, 1939 country singer Ed Bruce is born William Edwin Bruce Jr. in Keiser, Arkansas, but is raised in Memphis, Tennessee. The rich-voiced performer works as a vocalist, actor, commercial spokesman and songwriter. He is perhaps best known for penning “Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys”

Born on this day in Stourport-on-Severn, England in 1942: Ray Thomas, flautist and percussionist for The Moody Blues. Also born on December 29,

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This Day in Music History December 22

Born on December 22:
In 1938, Country singer-songwriter Red Steagall is born Russell Steagall in Gainesville, Texas. He is probably best known for discovering Reba McEntire in 1975.
In 1948, Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick).
And in 1949, Maurice and Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees.

To the chagrin of parents everywhere, on December 22, 1958, The Chipmunks’ “The Chipmunk Song” hits #1 on its way to becoming the best-selling Christmas song of 1958.

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This Day in Music December 15

The Beach Boys

On this day in 1944, Hank Williams married Audrey Sheppard, with the ceremony taking place at a gas station Their son, Randall Hank Williams, would achieve fame in his own right as Hank Williams, Jr., who was born on May 26, 1949. The marriage ended in divorce on May 29, 1952.

In 1967 in Paris, the members of The Beach Boys had their own audience with guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and learned transcendental meditation.

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Grammy Nominees at the Melody Tent

grammy award statuette

A slew of 2016 Grammy Nominated stars have played at the Melody Tent in recent years. We’d like to congratulate:

Little Big Town

for their nominations for Song of the Year, Best Country Group Performance, Best Country Song and Best Country Album

Little Big Town at the Melody Tent

Tony Bennett

who is nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.Tony Bennett 2011

Brandy Clark

for Best Country Song

Buddy Guy

nominated for Best American Roots Performance and Best Blues Album

Buddy Guy 2013

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This Day in Music History December 8th

Gregg Allman

Gregg Allman was born on this day in 1947. He would go on to perform solo at a sold out Melody Tent show in 2014.

On this day in Music History in 1963, Frank Sinatra, Jr. was kidnapped at gunpoint from a hotel in Lake Tahoe. He was released after his father paid out the $240,000 ransom. The kidnappers were later captured, and sentenced to long prison terms. In order to communicate with the kidnappers via a payphone the senior Sinatra carried a roll of dimes with him throughout this ordeal,

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Why gift cards are the best gifts

Melody Tent Gift cards are the best gift
  1. The Melody Tent schedule has something for everyone
  2. Gift cards never go out of style
  3. When you give the gift of music you get to be the cool friend
  4. Gift cards always fit
  5. You get to stay home and do you holiday shopping
  6. Gift cards come with a free Gold Circle Club Membership!

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Summer 2015 was epic under the tent

Lee Brice Cape Cod Melody Tent 2015

Kids are going back to school and the summer clothes are going back in the closet. Before you start planning for the fall, let’s look back on the epic summer we had under the tent.

We kicked the summer off with a busy June. We had the Wailers and Rusted Root, Joe Nichols, Lucinda Williams, the Irish Festival featuring Gaelic Storm, Steve Miller Band, Mary Chapin Carpenter and the Cape Symphony.

The Wailers, Rusted Root, the Adam Ezra Group at the Melody Tent in Hyannis 2015

The Wailers,

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Sing on Stage with Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes is excited to come to the Melody Tent next weekend!

We’re so excited, we giving YOU the chance to be part of the show! Enter here  for a chance to win front row seats PLUS the chance to sing your favorite Hunter Hayes song with him on stage!

Get your tickets here  if you win, we’ll upgrade your seats!

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The Best Band You’re Not Listening To

In the age of Spotify, YouTube and internet music in general, the amount of music out there is overwhelming. That’s where we are going to step in to help in a weekly piece “The Best Band You’re Not Listening To”

This weeks Best Band That You’re Not Listening To goes to Blackberry Smoke

Hailing from Georgia, Blackberry Smoke fuses country with good old fashioned Southern Rock and the result is some of the best summer jams out right now.

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Letterman top 10

Late Show, Top 10, CCMT, SSMC


By now I’m sure you know about David Letterman’s final show last night. Over his remarkable 30+ year career, Letterman has promoted and introduced to the public hundreds of musical acts and comedians. It was a badge of honor to be featured on his Late Night show, and in honor of his famous “Top 10” segment, we have compiled our own “Top 10” of favorite performances on Letterman by acts we have coming to the Music Circus and Melody Tent this summer.

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