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10 Surprising Facts About Our Summer Headliners

You may know our headliners for this summer, but you probably don’t know these 10 facts! 



Martina McBride made her acting debut on “Baywatch” in 1994! Watch it here!



Jake Owen was on his way to becoming a professional golfer, before he began pursuing music! He learned guitar while recovering from a wake boarding injury that ended his golf career.

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Melody Tent Brew Festival on July 8th!

The Melody Tent Brew Festival is right around the corner! On July 8, from 6 to 9 pm, enjoy from a collection of 150 different flavors and varieties. With beverages coming from breweries all across New England, including a few from right here in Cape Cod, this is a night that cannot be missed. The festival will have beer, malt beverages, awesome games, and even better company.

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Michael Franti & Chowder Fest


Weekend 2 at the Melody Tent was another home run! On Friday night, we were lucky enough to enjoy the amazing Michael Franti & Spearhead. With a set that had everyone dancing, Franti and his wildly talented band gave an incredible performance. His upbeat music matched his similarly upbeat message of love and compassion, which he was literally running up and down the aisles to preach. Performing for an hour and a half,

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Music Connects Us All

Music touches the lives of every person.  While not everyone is a music enthusiast, we all have aspects of our lives where music is involved.  Even some of people who are hearing impaired can feel vibrations when music is played around them. Music is powerful.

The definition of music is: vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.

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Country Stars Show Country’s Military Families Some Love

by Cassie Sullivan

When you think of patriotism, you likely think of “Americana”- the flags and countryside and down-home cooking.  Well where do you see lots of that décor represented in the USA? In country music!

Country musicians have the spirit of showing their love of God, Home, Country and Family.  Among these musicians, you also find lots of care for military personnel who defend the country, and their families whom they have to leave behind. 

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#National Puppy Day

National Puppy Day

By Cassie Sullivan

National Puppy Day in the United States is celebrated on March 23rd.  This special day was started by Colleen Paige, a pet lifestyle expert and animal behaviorist.  She also started other days of recognition in the U.S., such as: Dog Day, Cat Day, Kitten Day, Mutt Day and Wildlife Day, among others.  Ms. Paige invites us on this particular day of recognition, to celebrate puppies and to consider adoption today,

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Warming Up Under the Tent with Country Music


As spring prepares to make its entrance in New England, so does country music at The Cape Cod Melody Tent and The South Shore Music Circus.  This season we have Hunter Hayes returning at both venues (CCMT on June 16th and SSMC on June 17th) with new music just released.  Then in July, first-time guest, Phil Vassar, will be at the Melody Tent to rock the stage!  After co-writing songs with a number of famous country vocalists,

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Melody Tent 2017 Season

With the new year well under way, The 2017 season of shows is coming together nicely for The Melody Tent in Hyannis and the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset.  Whether you live in the area, are planning a vacation here, or have time for a day trip- there is nothing like catching a show at either of these two unique intimate venues, with the stars up close.  Each of these venues are among the only continuously-operating tent theaters in the United States,

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This day in music history November 9

November 9, 1858 marked the first performance of NY Symphony Orchestra.

In 1936 Mary Travers of Peter Paul & Mary was born in Louisville, Kentucky

On this day in 1941 Tom Fogerty, guitarist for Creedence Clearwater Revival was born. Fogerty died on September 6, 1990.

In 1948 Alan Gratzer of REO Speedwagon was born and one year later in 1949 Tommy Caldwell of the Marshall Tucker Band was born.

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ZZ Top Coming to the Melody Tent in August

ZZ Top Band

We’re thrilled to  announce ZZ Top coming to the Cape Cod Melody Tent at the end of August! The bearded Hall of Famers will make the Melody Tent debut on August 30th.

Having formed more than four decades ago in the Houston area of Texas, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees ZZ Top continue to be a relentless touring machine. The bearded duo of singer/guitarist Billy Gibbons and bassist/singer Dusty Hill, and drummer Frank Beard,

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