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May 26-28

Boston Calling If you see one show this summer, spring for the motherlode: Mumford and Sons, Chance the Rapper, Buffalo Tom, Solange, and dozens more. This time, the festival moves from its City Hall location to the Harvard Athletic Complex, expanding to a three-day extravaganza.

Harvard Athletic Complex

Boston Calling Harvard Athletic Complex If you see one show this summer, spring for the motherlode: Mumford and Sons, Chance the Rapper, Buffalo Tom, Solange, and dozens more. This time, the festival moves from its City Hall location to the Harvard Athletic Complex, expanding to a three-day extravaganza.

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Jun 2 Fri

Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi The season’s first big show Boston country fans.

Xfinity Center

Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi Xfinity Center The season’s first big show Boston country fans.

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Jun 6 Tue

Don Henley Find out where the boys of summer have gone.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Don Henley Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Find out where the boys of summer have gone.

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Jun 8 Thu

City and Colour Dallas Green brings his mix of folk and hardcore to the Pavilion.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

City and Colour Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Dallas Green brings his mix of folk and hardcore to the Pavilion.

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Jun 9 Fri

Jack Johnson Delivering the chillest of vibes, with hometown heroes Lake Street Dive opening.

Xfinity Center

Jack Johnson Xfinity Center Delivering the chillest of vibes, with hometown heroes Lake Street Dive opening.

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Event

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Jun 14 Tue

Taste of Chaos Tour Dashboard Confessional and Early November, together at last. 

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Taste of Chaos Tour Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Dashboard Confessional and Early November, together at last. 

Date

Event

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Jun 10 Sat

Slightly Stoopid, Iration, and J Boog Enjoy your summer break -- or relive your college summer break -- with some reggae-rock.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Slightly Stoopid, Iration, and J Boog Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Enjoy your summer break -- or relive your college summer break -- with some reggae-rock.

Date

Event

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Jun 11 Sun

Ween Reunited and performing some of their best shows ever.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Ween Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Reunited and performing some of their best shows ever.

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Event

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Jun 11 Sun

Train, Natasha Bettingfield & O.A.R. Attention all soul sisters.

Xfinity Center

Train, Natasha Bettingfield & O.A.R. Xfinity Center Attention all soul sisters.

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Event

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Jun 11 Sun

Bryan Adams All he ever does, he does it for you.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Bryan Adams Blue Hills Bank Pavilion All he ever does, he does it for you.

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Event

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Jun 16 Fri

Deftones and Rise Against The punk bands even have a hashtag for their summer tour: #DTRA17.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Deftones and Rise Against Blue Hills Bank Pavilion The punk bands even have a hashtag for their summer tour: #DTRA17.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 16 Fri

Hot Sardines Grab a martini and spend an evening with this throwback jazz group.

Tanglewood Music Center

Hot Sardines Tanglewood Music Center Grab a martini and spend an evening with this throwback jazz group.

Date

Event

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Jun 17 Sat

Four Voices: Joan Baez, Indigo Girls, and Mary Chapin Carpenter They’re legit friends, and they joined forces for one hell of a tour.

Tanglewood Music Center

Four Voices: Joan Baez, Indigo Girls, and Mary Chapin Carpenter Tanglewood Music Center They’re legit friends, and they joined forces for one hell of a tour.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 17-18

Dead and Company John Mayer joins members of the Grateful Dead. People seem to like it.

Fenway Park

Dead and Company Fenway Park John Mayer joins members of the Grateful Dead. People seem to like it.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 18 Sun

Jaws in Concert Get out of the water and into this live performance of the score to Spielberg’s summer blockbuster.

Tanglewood Music Center

Jaws in Concert Tanglewood Music Center Get out of the water and into this live performance of the score to Spielberg’s summer blockbuster.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 19 Mon

John Legend Mr. Chrissy Teigen was the only good thing about La La Land. Catch him live to see why.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

John Legend Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Mr. Chrissy Teigen was the only good thing about La La Land. Catch him live to see why.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 24 Fri

Chris Botti A contemporary jazz trumpeter... but in a good way. 

Tanglewood Music Center

Chris Botti Tanglewood Music Center A contemporary jazz trumpeter... but in a good way. 

Date

Event

Location

Jun 21 Wed

Third Eye Blind & Silversun Pickups Live that semi-charmed life again.  (Actually, please don’t, because that song is about meth addiction).

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Third Eye Blind & Silversun Pickups Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Live that semi-charmed life again.  (Actually, please don’t, because that song is about meth addiction).

Date

Event

Location

Jun 24 Sat

Luke Bryan and Brett Eldredge A little bit country, and then little bit more country.

Xfinity Center

Luke Bryan and Brett Eldredge Xfinity Center A little bit country, and then little bit more country.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 25 Sun

U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 1987 called and said, “Hey boyos, here’s a way to make a ton of money.”

Gillette Stadium

U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 Gillette Stadium 1987 called and said, “Hey boyos, here’s a way to make a ton of money.”

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Jun 27 Tue

Jason Isbell Sure, there are songs about beers and heartbreak, but this ain’t no bro country show.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Jason Isbell Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Sure, there are songs about beers and heartbreak, but this ain’t no bro country show.

Date

Event

Location

Jun 28 Wed

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie Two-fifths of Fleetwood Mac come back to Boston.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Two-fifths of Fleetwood Mac come back to Boston.

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Date

Event

Location

Jul 1 Sat

John Mellencamp with Emmylou Harris and Carlene Carter Come for the Emmylou, stay for the Mellencamp.

Tanglewood Music Center

John Mellencamp with Emmylou Harris and Carlene Carter Tanglewood Music Center Come for the Emmylou, stay for the Mellencamp.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 2 Sun

Natalie Merchant It’s her Tanglewood debut, and thankfully the venue is large enough to hold about 18,000 maniacs.

Tanglewood Music Center

Natalie Merchant Tanglewood Music Center It’s her Tanglewood debut, and thankfully the venue is large enough to hold about 18,000 maniacs.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 3-4

James Taylor On the 4th, you can see fire(works) and (hopefully no) rain.

Tanglewood Music Center

James Taylor Tanglewood Music Center On the 4th, you can see fire(works) and (hopefully no) rain.

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Jul 8 Sat

Sondheim on Sondheim Calling all theater nerds -- the Boston Pops perform the composer’s greatest hits.

Tanglewood Music Center

Sondheim on Sondheim Tanglewood Music Center Calling all theater nerds -- the Boston Pops perform the composer’s greatest hits.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 8 Sat

Idina Menzel You might know her better as Adele Dazeem.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Idina Menzel Blue Hills Bank Pavilion You might know her better as Adele Dazeem.

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Event

Location

Jul 10 Mon

The Moody Blues Still going strong after 50-plus years.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

The Moody Blues Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Still going strong after 50-plus years.

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Event

Location

Jul 12 Wed

Gorillaz Damon Albarn’s cartoon band returns to the US in support of new album Humanz.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Gorillaz Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Damon Albarn’s cartoon band returns to the US in support of new album Humanz.

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Event

Location

Jul 14 Fri

Chris Stapleton, Anderson East, and Brett Cobb What better way to celebrate Bastille Day than seeing three country acts?

Xfinity Center

Chris Stapleton, Anderson East, and Brett Cobb Xfinity Center What better way to celebrate Bastille Day than seeing three country acts?

Date

Event

Location

Jul 15 Sat

Future, Migos, Tory Lanez, and Kodak Black Finally, some hip-hop -- come see this stacked bill of four of the hottest acts out there.

Xfinity Center

Future, Migos, Tory Lanez, and Kodak Black Xfinity Center Finally, some hip-hop -- come see this stacked bill of four of the hottest acts out there.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 15 Sat

Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper Time after time, they’ll deliver great performances.

Xfinity Center

Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper Xfinity Center Time after time, they’ll deliver great performances.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 15 Sat

Violent Femmes and Echo and the Bunnymen We’re lining up early for this double bill of alt-rock greats.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Violent Femmes and Echo and the Bunnymen Blue Hills Bank Pavilion We’re lining up early for this double bill of alt-rock greats.

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Event

Location

Jul 16 Sun

311, New Politics, and The Skints Amber will be the color of your energy at Blue Hills.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

311, New Politics, and The Skints Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Amber will be the color of your energy at Blue Hills.

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Event

Location

Jul 17 Mon

Foreigner, Cheap Trick, and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience Father’s Day is June 18, but this is a good way to celebrate it a month later.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Foreigner, Cheap Trick, and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Father’s Day is June 18, but this is a good way to celebrate it a month later.

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Event

Location

Jul 18 Tue

Incubus and Jimmy Eat World Another sweet double bill of alt-rock throwbacks.

Xfinity Center

Incubus and Jimmy Eat World Xfinity Center Another sweet double bill of alt-rock throwbacks.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 19 Wed

Iron Maiden and Ghost Iron Maiden has released 38 albums. You’ll hear a few selections from those at this hard-rocking blast.

Xfinity Center

Iron Maiden and Ghost Xfinity Center Iron Maiden has released 38 albums. You’ll hear a few selections from those at this hard-rocking blast.

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Event

Location

Jul 20 Thu

Korn and Stone Sour What’s old is nu (metal).

Xfinity Center

Korn and Stone Sour Xfinity Center What’s old is nu (metal).

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Event

Location

Jul 21 Fri

Spoon Don’t stick a fork in them far too soon -- the indie group just released its ninth album, Hot Thoughts.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Spoon Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Don’t stick a fork in them far too soon -- the indie group just released its ninth album, Hot Thoughts.

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Event

Location

Jul 22 Sat

Straight No Chaser and Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox A night of a cappella and jazz covers of modern pop hits, if that’s your thing.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Straight No Chaser and Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox Blue Hills Bank Pavilion A night of a cappella and jazz covers of modern pop hits, if that’s your thing.

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Event

Location

Jul 22 Sat

Sam Hunt, Maren Morris, and Chris Janson The next generation of pop-country stars.

Xfinity Center

Sam Hunt, Maren Morris, and Chris Janson Xfinity Center The next generation of pop-country stars.

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Event

Location

Jul 23 Sun

Primus Have a weird night out with Les Claypool and the boys.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Primus Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Have a weird night out with Les Claypool and the boys.

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Event

Location

Jul 25 Tue

Slayer, Lamb of God, and Behemoth Shred till you’re dead.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Slayer, Lamb of God, and Behemoth Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Shred till you’re dead.

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Event

Location

Jul 26 Wed

Chicago and The Doobie Brothers Rock out in the softest way with these long-running acts.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Chicago and The Doobie Brothers Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Rock out in the softest way with these long-running acts.

Date

Event

Location

Jul 27 Thu

Diana Ross At 73, she still reigns Supreme.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Diana Ross Blue Hills Bank Pavilion At 73, she still reigns Supreme.

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Event

Location

Jul 28 Fri

Alt-J The best indie band named after a Mac shortcut.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Alt-J Blue Hills Bank Pavilion The best indie band named after a Mac shortcut.

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Event

Location

Jul 29 Sat

The Head and the Heart Indulge your folksy side with the excellent Seattle group.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

The Head and the Heart Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Indulge your folksy side with the excellent Seattle group.

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Event

Location

Jul 30 Sun

Blondie and Garbage Debbie. Shirley. ‘Nuff said.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Blondie and Garbage Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Debbie. Shirley. ‘Nuff said.

Coldplay | Andrea Raffin/Shutterstock

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Event

Location

Aug 2 Wed

Belle and Sebastian, and Andrew Bird If you need some twee, you’ll get your fill here.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Belle and Sebastian, and Andrew Bird Blue Hills Bank Pavilion If you need some twee, you’ll get your fill here.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 3 Thu

Coldplay Are we still making Goop jokes?

Gillette Stadium

Coldplay Gillette Stadium Are we still making Goop jokes?

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Event

Location

Aug 4 Fri

OneRepublic, Fitz and the Tantrums, and James Arthur An evening of perfectly sheened pop-rock.

Xfinity Center

OneRepublic, Fitz and the Tantrums, and James Arthur Xfinity Center An evening of perfectly sheened pop-rock.

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Event

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Date

Event

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Aug 11 Fri

James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt Two legends, one stage. Any questions?

Fenway Park

James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt Fenway Park Two legends, one stage. Any questions?

Date

Event

Location

Aug 11 Fri

Gov’t Mule and Galactic There might be a jam or two during this one.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Gov’t Mule and Galactic Blue Hills Bank Pavilion There might be a jam or two during this one.

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Event

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Date

Event

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Aug 12 Sat

Joe Bonamassa Damn right he’s got the blues.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Joe Bonamassa Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Damn right he’s got the blues.

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Event

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Aug 14 Mon

John Mellencamp He’ll probably tell you a story about some kids named Jack and Diane.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

John Mellencamp Blue Hills Bank Pavilion He’ll probably tell you a story about some kids named Jack and Diane.

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Event

Location

Aug 15 Tue

The Goo Goo Dolls and Phillip Phillips The ‘90s trio’s new album is titled You Should Be Happy. Duly noted!

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

The Goo Goo Dolls and Phillip Phillips Blue Hills Bank Pavilion The ‘90s trio’s new album is titled You Should Be Happy. Duly noted!

Date

Event

Location

Aug 19 Sat

Mamadou The Senegalese world music band brings a little something different to the concert calendar.

Boston City Hall Plaza

Mamadou Boston City Hall Plaza The Senegalese world music band brings a little something different to the concert calendar.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 19 Sat

Styx, REO Speedwagon & Don Felder Come sail away and take care of some business.

Xfinity Center

Styx, REO Speedwagon & Don Felder Xfinity Center Come sail away and take care of some business.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 19 Sat

John Williams' Film Night The legendary film composer conducts an orchestra, playing both his hits and classic works from other films.

Tanglewood Music Center

John Williams' Film Night Tanglewood Music Center The legendary film composer conducts an orchestra, playing both his hits and classic works from other films.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 25 Fri

E.T. the Extraterrestrial in Concert For more John Williams, hear the Boston Pops play the score to the Spielberg classic.

Tanglewood Music Center

E.T. the Extraterrestrial in Concert Tanglewood Music Center For more John Williams, hear the Boston Pops play the score to the Spielberg classic.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 25-26

Kenny Chesney with Thomas Rhett and Old Dominion The country star has sold out Gilette 15 times already. Go see what all the fuss is about.

Gillette Stadium

Kenny Chesney with Thomas Rhett and Old Dominion Gillette Stadium The country star has sold out Gilette 15 times already. Go see what all the fuss is about.

Date

Event

Location

Aug 28 Mon

Green Day and Catfish and the Bottlemen “Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Green Day” still sounds weird.

Xfinity Center

Green Day and Catfish and the Bottlemen Xfinity Center “Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Green Day” still sounds weird.

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Event

Location

Aug 28 Mon

Justin Bieber This kid’s got potential to be a star.

Gillette Stadium

Justin Bieber Gillette Stadium This kid’s got potential to be a star.

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Event

Location

Aug 30 Wed

Sting You don’t have to put on the red light.

Tanglewood Music Center

Sting Tanglewood Music Center You don’t have to put on the red light.

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Event

Location

Aug 30 Wed

Billy Joel Be a big shot at the home of the Sox.

Fenway Park

Billy Joel Fenway Park Be a big shot at the home of the Sox.

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Event

Location

Aug 30 Wed

Diana Ross In case you missed her in July, or need another fix of the Motown queen.

Tanglewood Music Center

Diana Ross Tanglewood Music Center In case you missed her in July, or need another fix of the Motown queen.

Sturgill Simpson | Sterling Munksgard/shutterstock

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Event

Location

Sep 1 Fri

The Avett Brothers Tranquil Tanglewood is the perfect setting for the folk-rock act, which has now released nine albums.

Tanglewood Music Center

The Avett Brothers Tanglewood Music Center Tranquil Tanglewood is the perfect setting for the folk-rock act, which has now released nine albums.

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Event

Location

Sep 1-2

Lady Gaga See Mother Monster next to the Green Monster.

Fenway Park

Lady Gaga Fenway Park See Mother Monster next to the Green Monster.

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Event

Location

Sep 3 Sun

The Boston Pops with Melissa Etheridge The Boston Pops close out their summer season with help from Melissa.

Tanglewood Music Center

The Boston Pops with Melissa Etheridge Tanglewood Music Center The Boston Pops close out their summer season with help from Melissa.

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Event

Location

Sep 13 Wed

Father John Misty Expect plenty of strutting and sarcasm.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Father John Misty Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Expect plenty of strutting and sarcasm.

Date

Event

Location

Sep 14 Thu

Young the Giant and Ra Ra Riot They’re might not be any real giants. Just a hunch.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Young the Giant and Ra Ra Riot Blue Hills Bank Pavilion They’re might not be any real giants. Just a hunch.

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Event

Location

Sep 15 Fri

Sublime With Rome and The Offspring Hey, come out and play!

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Sublime With Rome and The Offspring Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Hey, come out and play!

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Event

Location

Sep 16 Sat

Sturgill Simpson One of the best country singer-songwriters out there comes to town before the fall weather returns.

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Sturgill Simpson Blue Hills Bank Pavilion One of the best country singer-songwriters out there comes to town before the fall weather returns.

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