10 Surprising Facts About Our Summer Headliners

You may know our headliners for this summer, but you probably don’t know these 10 facts!  1. MARTINA MCBRIDE Martina McBride made her acting debut on “Baywatch” in 1994! Watch it here! 2. JAKE OWEN Jake Owen was on his way to becoming a professional golfer, before he began pursuing music! He learned guitar while recovering from a wake […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

#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 […]

Warming Up Under the Tent with Country Music

By CAV (CCMT) 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 […]

Getting to Know Michael Franti

By Travis Drageset (allmusic.com) Since his days as a member of the Beatnigs while in his early twenties, Michael Franti grew from an angry young hip-hopper with a political, socially conscious bent (the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Spearhead) to a man who channeled his seriousness, social unease, and desire for change and merged them with […]

Dark Star Orchestra Celebrates 20 years of Tribute

One day in 1997, two Dead Head musicians were ruminating about life without Jerry Garcia and simultaneously came up with the same idea: “Let’s recreate a Grateful Dead show.” Around forty people came down to Martyrs’ in Chicago on November 11, 1997, to hear the brand-new Dark Star Orchestra’s rendition of the Dead’s show of […]

Throwback Thursday…On this Day…

Lots happened on this day in music history… 1935: Sonny Bono is born in Detroit. He finds success as a producer and record executive before marrying Cher, with whom he forms the duo Sonny & Cher. He is elected to Congress in California, where he serves until the time of his death. The 6.5 Special, Britain’s […]

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