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The Town of Barnstable is alive with the sound of music!    You can attend FREE concerts all summer season, all family friendly.  Bring your blankets, chairs and dancing shoes and celebrate the season with song!  No rain dates in Hyannis and Barnstable Village.  Osterville Library’s concerts are rain or shine.  Performances are subject to change without notice.    

In addition, there is plenty of free entertainment/talks/programs at all of our village libraries all summer long.  Check out the offerings on-line on the Barnstable libraries calendar of events and also at

Barnstable Town Band-free concerts
Hyannis Village Green Bandstand, Main Street, Hyannis
Wednesday evening, 7pm-dusk
Every Wednesday, July 2nd -August 27th
Bring your blankets and beach chairs.
Hometown music charm at its best!

Rolie Polie Guacamole-free concert geared towards kids!
Hyannis Village Green Bandstand, Main Street, Hyannis
Monday, June 30th, 2014, 6PM
Geared for kids, bring blankets, chairs and your dancing shoes for a high energy, interactive show with funk, rock and folk music mashed into original tunes about natural living, eating healthy and staying active!

Thursday evenings, July/August, from 7PM- Cool Jazz Nights

Friday evenings, July/August, Wackenhammer’s Clockwork Arcade & Carousel
20 min shows at 6PM and 7PM:
7/11: Odaiko Taiko drummers:
7/18: Sunny the Horse
7/25: Jenny the Juggler:
8/1: AirlyAcrobats:
8/8: Zak Morgan (children's musician):

Hyannis "HyArts" Free Summer Concerts!
Aselton Park, Hyannis  Corner of South and Ocean Street
Bring your blankets, chairs and dancing shoes! 

July 4th Hyannis pre-fireworks free concert featuring Mary C and the Stellars
Aselton Park, corner of South and Ocean Street, Hyannis
Friday, July 4th, 7PM-dusk
Unique mix of rock and soul highlighted with a blend of pop, blues and funk!  The band is a lot of sass, style and soul!   Mary C. is the daughter of Jazz recording artist Mercedes Hall and the sister of “Brat Pack” member Anthony Michael Hall. Mary spent summers growing up on Cape Cod and has participated in the Cape Cod Jazz Festival for the last five years and will again be a part of the program.

Tuesdays in July, All shows 6-7:30PM:
July 8th-Brian Sances Band
July 15th-The Groovalottos
July 22nd-Jeff Lowe
July 29th-Sarah Swain and the Oh Boys

Tuesdays in August:  August 5th, 12th and 19th:   All shows 6-7:30PM:
MJ and the In Crowd, a jazz quarted featuring Marcia Wytrwal on vocals, John Dirac on guitar, Mike Ryle on bass and Iain Ellis on drums. 
On  August 12th and August 19th:  Singers from the Barnstable High School choruses will be collecting donations at both concerts to help with the cost of participating in the Candlelight Choir at Epcot this December.  The chorus singers will also perform a few selections at the August 19th 6pm performance – Christmas in August!!  Bring your house guests, and beach chairs and enjoy an hour of jazz standards.

Fridays in July/August, All shows 6-7:30PM:
July 11th:      Technicolor Motor Home
July 18th:      Chomp

July 25th:      Chicken Fry
August 8:      Funktapuss
August 15:    Groovy Afternoon
August 22:    Jo & Co
August 29th:  Chandler Travis Philharmonic

Hyannis "HyArts" Artist Shanties, 180 Ocean Street/Bismore Park
Bring your beach chairs or blankets down to the HyArts Artist Shanties on Ocean Street Hyannis and enjoy a variety of music, several days a week:

MJ and the IN Crowd -jazz standards and more!
Thursday evenings, 6:00-8:00PM - July 3, 10 August 7, 14, 21st, 2014

Cape Harmony-female A Cappella
Friday evenings, 6:30-7:30PM - July  11, 18, 25, August 1st,8th, 2014
Dyanmic group of 10 talented and passionate girls sharing their superb sound, unique quality and creative energy!
Singer Songwriter Spotlight series
Saturday evenings, 7-8PM, featuring new musicians each week. 
Every Saturday, July 12th-August 30th, 2014

September Sounds featuring cool jazz!
Saturday afternoons, 2-3PM
Sept 6th-27th
Spend a swinging September Saturday afternoon with four sensational bands:

Sept 6th:     Bert Jackson Quartet

Sept 13th:   Russ Wilcox Jazz Group

Sept 20th:    Charlie Jamieson Trio featuring Cerise

Sept 27th:   Bob Hayes Band

Barnstable Village Cultural District
Jailhouse Jams-July and August 2014!
Courthouse complex, Route 6A, Barnstable Village in July and August.  All concerts 6-8PM

Bring chairs, blankets and even a picnic supper.  Sponsored by the Barnstable Village Association:
July 8 (Jack Leydon), July 22(Alicia Mathewson)
Aug 12(Harry French),  and Aug 26 (Sarah and the Oh Boys)

Osterville Village Library
Every Thursday, July and August, 6PM
rain or shine.  One hour performances
Full schedule and band description at www.Osterville Free

July 3:  Two Cool

7/10:     Moonlighters

7/17:     Accent to Perform

7/24:     Sharp Nines

7/31:     Silver Foxes  (listing says performance time 5:30PM)

8/7:       Daddy O’s

8/14:     Jumpin’ Juba

8/21:     Bert Jackson Quartet





Applications for the 2015 Hyannis HyArts artist shanty program available now--applications on home page, bottom right!

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