Let Them Entertain You! July 2017

The musicians and actors who’ve worked with Boston Rock Opera are a busy and talented bunch! Here’s a list of some of the plays, concerts and events they are involved with this summer. Updated!

Friday, July 7, Jake Heady at Ten Rocks, featuring Zachary Z-String Rochester on bass. 1091 Main st., Pawtucket, RI, 9pm-close.
Also catch Zac Saturday, July 8th at the Sons of God Apostolic Spiritual Baptist Faith Zion Temple’s Annual Prayer Breakfast, 21 Stratford st., West Roxbury, MA9am-1pm, $25 (Adults), $10 (Children 12 and Under).

July 14th, Zac performs with Melissa Bolling at Chianti, 285 Cabot st., Beverly, MA, 9pm-close and on July 15th, with Melissa Bolling at Morell’s BBQ, 577 Washington st., Stoughton, MA, 7pm-11pm.

July 14th, Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents return to Mile Marker One in Gloucester, Massachusetts.3 sets starting at 8 PM. Free Admission!

The Handymen, featuring Peter Moore, will be at The Plough and Stars. Friday, Jul 14. 10 PM – 1 AM. They’re also hard at work learning Bowie songs for The Hereafter Party.

Friday July 14. Catch Scott Fleming & Kameelah Benjamin-Fuller at Melissa’s, 407 Main in Stoneham, 8:30pm. G-Rock Music Fan Page

July 14 and 15 is ArtBeat in Somerville’s Davis Square. ArtBeat is one of the area’s largest and most innovative arts festivals, with over a dozen bands, dance troupes, 75 craft vendors, food, and all-age activities. Stars Like Ours, featuring Michelle Paulhus on bass, will be playing at 1PM on Saturday, July 15.

Also on Saturday, The Smooth Revue (featuring C. Moon Mullins and with special guest Robin McNamara from the original Broadway cast of HAIR) present the Summer of Love Music Fest at Brighton Music Hall, 58 Brighton Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134. More Info

Clock Strikes Ten, Boston’s only Cheap Trick tribute, and Heart Attack Ack Ack Ack Ack Ack (featuring Joshua Pickering), a Billy Joel tribute, play your favorites and some obscure nuggets from both acts, July 15 at Mile Marker One, 75 Essex Ave, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930.

Saturday, July 15th, Bird Mancini and T Max perform songs by The Beatles, and short sets of their original music. A portion of proceeds will benefit Saint Susanna Parish. (Nice parish, nice people! friends of BRO). 8pm. 262 Needham St., Dedham, MA http://www.saintsusanna.org/

Wed, July 19. – John Powhida International Airport performs at The Midway’s “Dirty 30 Celebration.” $8.00, Doors at 8:00 PM, 21+. Adv tickets: http://midwaycafe.com/our/details?id=103090  with the Chandler Travis Philharmonic. The Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington Street, JP.

See Andy LeBlanc in Striving Artists Theatre Company’s The Henriad. Beginning July 22 through August 6. Three weekends of two plays, one a day, combining Richard II, Henry IV Parts One and Two, and Henry V. This 3 part series starts in Beverly and then goes to Fall River and North Andover. July 22nd-23rd in Hale Farm, Beverly. July 29-30 at Fall River Historical Society, Fall River. August 5-6 at Merrimack College.
More info: Beverly – http://tinyurl.com/HenriadBeverly
Fall River – http://tinyurl.com/HenriadFallRiver
Merrimack – http://tinyurl.com/HenriadMerrimack

Saturday July 22, 2017. See the world premier of 14 brand new bands at the Girls Rock Campaign Boston July Showcase. Bands meet on Monday, learn how to play and write original songs, then perform that Saturday night at Brighton Music Hall. All in one week! Come out and show your support of girl’s voices!  Doors open at 12:00pm Show starts at 1:00pm ALL AGES! Tickets $15 Adult , $8 12 and under. More about Girls Rock Campaign Boston.

July 22nd, Zachary Z-String Rochester performs on viola at the Waymark Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1048 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA. 11am.

Saturday, July 22 at 8 PM – 1 AM. Get ready for A Midsummer Night’s Bugalú with Lookie Lookie. Russ Gershon and company host the hottest loft party in town. Final bugalu of the season. More information.

July 29. Dark Matter (featuring Destiny Claymore), Alyssa Marie, Milez Grimez at the Middle East (Upstairs). 472-480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA. Early show: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. More Info.

More summer fun with Bikini Whale (w/BRO alum and active performers Michael A. Jordan as Fred, Lisa McColgan as Cindy, Erica Mantone as Kate, Kevin Coombs as Ricky, Joshua Pickering as Keith and Carolyn Corella as Sara Lee), Gunpowder Gelatine and Pretendica at The C Note. Saturday, August 5 at 9 PM – 12:30 AM. 159 Nantasket Ave, Hull, Massachusetts.

August 11. Get your tickets today for The Hereafter Party: A Tribute to Bowie, Prince and George Michael. Boston Rock Opera invites you to a celebratory tribute dance night extravaganza of high energy songs by David Bowie, George Michael and Prince. 3 amazing bands, featuring a who’s who of Boston music. Tickets available now!

BC65 – Bob Colby’s 65th Birthday Bash (*final* BCP show!) at ONCE Ballroom. Seven great bands, including Kingdom of Love (with Linda Viens), raise money and celebrate one of Boston Music’s tireless promoters. Sunday, August 13 at 3:30 PM – 12 AM. ONCE Somerville. 156 Highland Ave, Somerville, Massachusetts 02143. More Info and Tickets.

Saturday, August 19, Tyra Penn and Her Army of Snakes present: Snakes On a Lake! 6 PM – 8 PM. The band will play from 6-8pm. Come early for a swim (anytime after 4pm) and Potluck dinner at 5. Information and tickets.

See the fabulous Jude Torres in the title role in The Wedding Singer, The Musical with The Phoenix Playmakers. August 18 – 20, Cambridge YMCA, 820 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA.

Check back for more updates!