2023 Truro Summer Concerts

Thanks for a great 2023 season!

Join us for free concerts this next summer!
On the lawn behind the Truro Public Library
7 Standish Way, North Truro, MA

All concerts are Thursdays at 6:30 PM

July 6
Chandler Travis Philharmonette
The Chandler Travis Philharmonette is a Technicolor extravaganza from Boston and Cape Cod that includes a horn section, string bass, guitar, drums, keys and singing valet. For 25 years or so, the CTP has introduced the concept of alternative dixieland and omnipop to dumbfounded/delighted audiences all over Massachusetts and far beyond.

Chandler Travis Philharmonic photo

July 13
Zoë Lewis
Gypsy jazz, jump jive, Latin grooves, swing, international folk and funk originals on anything from the piano to the spoons! World traveler, story teller, band in a body, Zoe’s boundless energy is hard to ignore.  She’ll be joined by a band of stellar musicians.  Get ready for an upbeat show!

Zoe Lewis photo

July 20
The Rip-It-Ups
The Rip-It-Ups are a Cape Cod-based band playing a variety of styles – R&B, jazz, rock, blues, country, folk and originals, best described as Americana or roots music.  It’s not uncommon for the band to go from Johnny Mercer to Robert Johnson to Frankie Valli, all in a row.  The band’s concept is to provide a great show along with humor, superior musicianship and swing.

The Rip-It-Ups

July 27
Sarah Swain and the Oh Boys
Sarah Swain & the Oh Boys have been together since 2009, playing Sarah’s originals, rockabilly classics, and always some unexpected treasures. Their set has a vibrant energy... whether you're on the dance floor or not , you just can’t help but feel good! They play to packed houses across the Cape, with Sarah on guitar and vocals, Ron Siegel on upright bass, Liam Hogg on drums and Mark Usher on lead guitar.

Sarah Swain and the Oh Boys photo

August 3
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble is a funk/street beat improvisational brass band performing a unique blend of original and traditional music.  "Most bands can't get the New Orleans stuff right, but the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble is one of the few who does and then takes it in fascinating directions!" - Offbeat (New Orleans).   “Something quite original in the world of jazz and beyond.” - KUT Radio (Austin, TX).

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble photo

August 10
Donnelly and Richardson with the Helltown Cats

Donnelly and Richardson have joined up with three local artists: Jo Hay on drums, Gerry Kinihan on bass and Dan McGhie, who sweetly rounds out the third harmony.  This is an evening of beautifully sung familiar songs accompanied by lots of laughter... Don't miss it!

Donnelly and Richardson with the Helltown Cats photo

August 17
The Grab Brothers
The Grab Brothers are true brothers—Larry and Marc Grab—with music that explodes in a kick-ass blend of “Retro for Today” lead guitar crunching rhythms, mystical-leaning lyrics and arena-filling vocals that pull your heart strings on a whim.

But there’s more. These brothers can also strum you a pot-full of acoustical gems and have you singing along to their life-fulfilling stories even when you’ve never heard the songs before.

The Grab Brothers photo

August 24
Woof Woof Meow
Woof Woof Meow inspires audiences to celebrate the Earth by dancing to original ska, funk, reggae and new wave, plus covers by Prince, Bob Marley, Fela Kuti and The B-52's.  We are  Michael Holt (keyboards, vocals) and Ken Field (sax, flute), plus Rikki Bates (drums), Trevor Pearson (bass) and Lisa Brown (percussion, vocals).

Woof Woof Meow photo

August 31
Tim Dickey - Toast and Jam
TOAST AND JAM formed in 2008 to compose and perform original Bluegrass, Americana, and modern Folk.  The founders, both singer/songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, are Julie Charland and Tim Dickey, who have been friends and musical collaborators since the 1980’s.  They’ll be joined by Orleans-based fiddle player Alice Malone and Cambridge-based bassist Blake Newman.

Tim Dickey - Toast and Jam photo
artwork by Bill Evaul

Celebrating 27 Years of Free Concerts  

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