Far Land at the Beach Sunset Music Series
Every Wednesday and Sunday evening, head over to Herring Cove for Far Land on the Beach’s summer Sunset Music Series. Grab something to eat and drink (warning: cash only!) or just kick back and watch the sunset. Shows in July are from 6:30 to 8:30, in August from 6 to 8, and the September show is at 5:30, as sunsets creep earlier and earlier in the day. July shows include Sensible Shoes, Zoe Lewis, Joe Morgan and the Kingfish, the Sarah Burrill Band, and Sarah Swain and the Oh Boys. August brings Digney Fignus, the New Beach Band, Cheryl Aruda and Dirty Blonde, VB and The Buzz, Funktapuss, the Grab Brothers, the Catie Flynn Band, and Bert Jackson’s Wicked Blue. The final Labor Day show features the Rip-it-Ups.
Payomet Performing Arts Center
Some of the best music anywhere—national talent on a local stage—takes place under the tent in North Truro, site of the former Air Force base and now home to the Payomet Performing Arts Center, with 40 to 50 music concerts every year that include Grammy winners and international artists; big shows in a small tent. The Center’s artistic decisions are influenced by the eclectic tastes of the outer Cape audience, seasonal visitors as well as year-round residents; programming is described as “outside the box and inside the community.” For a full schedule, visit our Payomet 2019 Schedule Post
Great Music at Five
Every Sunday evening at 5:00, head over to the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House on Commercial Street for John Thomas’ production; there’s something here for everyone, from the Hyannis Sound (male a cappella group) to Broadway Goes to the Movies; from Celtic string bands to baroque music by Bach, Handel, and Britten; from Balkan music to Sondheim. It’s all here, and tickets are only $20.
Steve Grand: Top to Bottom
Performing at the Provincetown Art House as part of the Mark Cortale Presents series, Steve Grand continues to enchant audiences with his new show, Top to Bottom. His first show, An All-American Boy, told the story of unrequited love between two men and took the internet storm when it was released.
Touring internationally and across the country, Grand has also made appearances on Good Morning America, CNN, Larry King Now, and other national outlets where he has used his platform to advocate for human rights and LGBT equality. https://www.Provincetownarthouse.com
Tori Scott is Pickled!
Mark Cortale Presents Tori Scott with Jesse Kissel at the piano. The Bette Midler of the new millennium is back at the Art House, and she still hasn’t learned from her mistakes! Known for her cabaret shows that take true stories from her life and turn them into musical celebrations, Tori Scott returns to Ptown with her new show, Tori Scott is Pickled!, a shameless musical journey with blackouts and belting. As she crawls deeper into her thirties, Tori has decided to examine her life, one martini at a time. Tori Scott is Pickled! will take you on a slurred autobiographical adventure of her biggest regrets, her most recent shame spirals, and her life surrounded by too many gay men. Pickled includes music from Lady Gaga, Madonna, Dolly Parton, and more! http://www.provincetownarthouse.com
As part of Bear Week at the Crown, Portland-based singer/songwriter Matt Alber is touring his fourth self-produced studio album, Wind Sand Stars. The album features original pop/folk art songs rooted in melody with vocals reminiscent of Rufus Wainwright, Iron & Wine, and John Grant. In 2014, Lincoln Center in New York invited Matt to perform on its esteemed American Songbook series, which garnered a printed review by The New York Times. In 2015, he was selected by the U.S. State Department as a musical ambassador to Russia, Hungary, Kosovo, and to Sudan, where he taught recording arts and sciences to young artists in Khartoum.Matt’s music has been featured on ABC Family’s series The Fosters and Bones and he appears on two Grammy Award-winning classical albums recorded at George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch with the a capella men’s ensemble Chanticleer. http://www.onlyatthecrown.com
Broadway at the Art House and Mark Cortale present Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller, star of Beautiful and Waitress, with Seth Rudetsky as pianist & host. Jessie most recently was nominated for a Tony Award for the role of Julie in the Broadway revival of Carousel. She originated the role of Jenna Hunterson in composer-lyricist Sara Bareilles hit Broadway musical Waitress for which Mueller was also nominated for a Tony, Drama Desk and Grammy award. She earned all three for her starring role as Carole King/Beautiful-The Carole King Musical. Other major Broadway credits include Nice Work if You Can Get It, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (Drama Desk nomination), and her Broadway debut as Melinda/On A Clear Day You Can See Forever opposite Harry Connick, Jr. (Tony and Drama Desk nominations). She portrayed Carrie Pipperidge in the New York Philharmonics staged concert production of Carousel at Lincoln Center, and was a part of Carnegie Hall’s family concert series, Take the Stage with Broadway Stars. Mueller began her career in Chicago and was named Actor of the Year in 2011 by The Chicago Tribune. http://www.provincetownarthouse.com
Mark Cortale proudly presents Deven Green at The Art House for three shows only with Ned Douglas in The Human Jukebox. This charming musical/comedy show with the lovely Deven Green and handsome Ned Douglas will have you laughing and singing along from start to finish. They play their versions of songs from the 1920s to today on electric ukulele and guitar. You never know what they will play or say next… they’ve played from Los Angeles to London and all the brothels in between. Not only are Deven and Ned supremely talented but together they are magic. Deven Green is the award-winning comedic chanteuse who you recognize from the oft-quoted “Welcome to My Home” videos, “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” portraying the satirical Betty Bowers and, of course, her infamous video parodies. You will also hear her on the upcoming “The Addams Family” film this year. Ned Douglas is head of music for Dave Stewart Entertainment with an extensive client list: Kesha, No Doubt, Katy Perry, Steve Nicks, and Celine Dion, to name a few. This creative genius now comes out of the studio and onto the stage with the same brilliance you have heard all these years. http://www.markcortalepresents.com/shows/deven-green-2/#sthash.jSeY2LzJ.aiHoERWq.dpbs
Always ptownie’s pick for the not-to-be-missed show of the summer, the New York City-based singing string quartet derives its unique blend of vocals and strings by fusing classical music with the pop music of today. Members Edmund Bagnell (1st violin), Chris Marchant (2nd violin), Daniel Shevlin (cello), and Trevor Wadleigh (viola) spend their time making new music and touring internationally. The group was conceived by producer Mark Cortale and musician Chris Marchant; Chris as playing on the street in Provincetown when Mark heard him and approached him about doing a show. “I couldn’t do it alone,” said Chris, and the concept for Well-Strung was born. They fuse Mozart with Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift with Bach, and do it all in four-part harmony. Audiences around the world have praised their amazing vocals, skillful playing technique and their one of a kind “POPssical” arrangements. It’s a show audiences love and an experience promotors rave about. This is not your everyday string quartet. Prepare to be blown away by the one and only Well-Strung! http://www.markcortalepresents.com/shows/well-strung-5/#sthash.tMjAL0ip.u3hwXind.dpbs