Melodies on Cape Cod

by Donna Cain, Innkeeper and owner

Summer sunset in Brewster

Summer sunset in Brewster

Just love the beginning of summer on Cape Cod when everything is coming to life! Especially exciting is all the summer culture including “the sounds of summer” recently quoted in the Summer Times Edition of the Cape Cod Times. They summarized very well all of the music our summer visitors and locals can enjoy. For those music lover’s here’s a summary:

* The Cape Cod Melody Tent is the premiere musical venue in Hyannis. The 2,250 seat theatre in the round draws a mix of musicians and comedians. The 2014 lineup includes Ziggy Marley, Martina McBride, Boz Scaggs, Gregg Allman, Boyz II Men and Bill Cosby, plus tribute bands for the Beatles, Abba and Pink Floyd.

*The Payomet Performing Arts Center in North Truro is another tented venue that draws impressive talent. This summer’s acts include Rosanne Cash, Tom Rush, Judy Collins, Delbert McClinton and Ellis & Delfeayo Marsalis.

* The Wellfleet Beachcomber where nothing beats the seating- perched on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. This summer’s schedule includes John Brown’s Body, Rhett Miller, Dick Dale and Fishbones.

* The Hy-Line Cape Cod Canal Live Music Cruise lets you hear local bands while on a mellow boat ride through the Cape Cod Canal. Friday and Saturday cruises feature rock and R & R bands and launch at 8pm. The Sunday afternoon jazz cruise starts at 1:30- what fun!

*The Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival offers nearly a month (July 27-August 22) of classical and contemporary chamber music: 13 performances in seven towns. Performer’s include young musicians as well as established groups like the Emerson String Quartet.

*The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra will be conducted by Keith Lockhart for the 29th annual Citizen’s Bank ( on August 10th in Hyannis. On August 23rd, the Cape Cod Symphony plays the 25th anniversary Cape Cod Five Pops in the Park concert (

* Barnstable County Fair ( where you can catch some touring legends from July 21-27. Acts include the Spinners, Tommy James and the Shondells and former Journey singer Steve Augeri.

*Provincetown Jazz Festival ( can’t be contained to one town. In Provincetown on August 16: Kathy Kosins, Dane Vannatter and Cape Cod Jazz Quintet. Two nights later, in Cotuit: Rebecca Parris, Shawnn Monteriro and Avery Sharpe.

Exhaling on Cape Cod



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