South Shore music scene to get busier with outdoor venue's return. Start planning now

The summer music season is just about in full swing, with multiple options almost every night, and the South Shore Music Circus opening Tuesday night.

THURSDAY, June 13: Pembroke's Matt York opens for Old 97's singer Rhett Miller

Pembroke's Matt York opens for Old 97's singer Rhett Miller's solo show at Alchemy in Providence, Rhode Island, on Thursday.
Pembroke's Matt York opens for Old 97's singer Rhett Miller's solo show at Alchemy in Providence, Rhode Island, on Thursday.

Rhythm and blues legend Bettye LaVette makes a special visit to the Spire Center in Plymouth. Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties bring alternative rock and Americana to The Paradise Rock Club in Boston. Pembroke's Matt York opens for Old 97's singer Rhett Miller's solo show at Alchemy in Providence, Rhode Island. Australian singer/songwriter Xavier Rudd at Royale in Boston. The Nicotine Dolls rock The Sinclair in Cambridge. The duo known as High Tea harmonizes for folk fans at Club Passim in Harvard Square. Folk group From Indian Lakes at Cafe 939 in Boston. Whitman rocker Munk Duane at The Flying Bridge in Falmouth.

FRIDAY, June 14: Grippo Funk Band brings variety of musicians to Soundcheck Studios in Pembroke

Blues and soulman Keb Mo' at The Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis on Friday.
Blues and soulman Keb Mo' at The Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis on Friday.

There's just no way to resist the infectious rhythms and captivating charm of Trombone Shorty and his band at Leader Bank Pavilion in Boston. You may not have heard of the Grippo Funk Band, appearing at Soundcheck Studios in Pembroke, but it includes musicians who've played with Phish, Trey Anastasio's Band, and Dub Apocalypse. The artist known simply as Suede might play pop, jazz, folk or blues but she's always compelling, at the Spire Center in Plymouth. Southeastern Mass. native Greg Loftus relocated to Austin, Texas, to hone his writing chops; catch him and his Ten Ninety-Nines Band at The Fallout Shelter in Norwood. Latin jazz and pop from Gaby Moreno (she co-wrote the theme to TV's Parks and Recreation) at the Narrows Center in Fall River. The Groove Doctors get down at The C-Note in Hull. Blues and soulman Keb Mo' at The Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis. The Smiths Tribute – a New York act – at The Sinclair in Cambridge. Americana icons The Silos at Boston Harbor Distillery. Youtube comedy-rockers Queef Jerky at Brighton Music Hall. Magician Jason Ladanye takes over City Winery in Boston. Up-and-coming country star Kassi Valazza at Club Passim in Cambridge. Trumpeter and vocalist Benny Benack III lights up Scullers Jazz Club in Boston. Barry Goudreau's Engine Room rocks The Music Room in West Yarmouth. Orange County rockers Saosin bring their first tour in 14 years to The Paradise Rock Club in Boston. Suzanne McNeil's weekly tour of the South Shore touches down at The Red Rose in Weymouth. Jazz, funk and New Orleans fun when Revolutionary Snake Ensemble marches into The RegattaBar in Harvard Square. Songwriter Valerie Barretto at Rivershed in Scituate.

SATURDAY, June 15: Catch Jay Psaros for free on Cohasset Common

Booty Vortex has a couple of gigs coming up in the next two weekends at a pair of their favorite and most successful local venues. This Saturday night (Nov. 25) the band plays at Soundcheck Studios in Pembroke, and they are headlining the C-Note in Hull on Nov. 2.
Booty Vortex has a couple of gigs coming up in the next two weekends at a pair of their favorite and most successful local venues. This Saturday night (Nov. 25) the band plays at Soundcheck Studios in Pembroke, and they are headlining the C-Note in Hull on Nov. 2.

The one and only Bonnie Raitt headlines MGM Music Hall in Boston. Philadelphia rockers Low Cut Connie guarantee they're always wild and exciting, so batten down the hatches at the Spire Center in Plymouth. Booty Vortex brings back disco at Soundcheck Studios in Pembroke. The South Shore Arts Festival is taking place on Cohasset Common, for free, and around 6 p.m. ubiquitous local music man Jay Psaros will be singing. Rock, Americana, and jamband excursions galore when Donna the Buffalo returns to the Narrows Center in Fall River. Get an early start for the noontime show at City Winery, where Neon Queen does their Mamma Mia show of ABBA music. Veteran Boston rocker, and Push Stars leader, Chris Trapper is the evening attraction at City Winery in Boston. Three different tributes at The C-Note in Hull, to the B-52s, Queen and Red Hot Chili Peppers. The 10-piece Nightflies band and their program of Steely Dan music invades Boston Harbor Distillery. Eliot Lewis – you've heard him playing guitar with Hall & Oates – brings his solo band to The Fallout Shelter in Norwood. Taunton's homegrown rock favorites Redeye heat up The District Center for the Arts in Taunton. Beantown metal quintet Unearth celebrates the 20th anniversary of their "The Oncoming Storm" album at Big Night Live in Boston. Suzanne McNeil sings at The Inn at Baypointe in Quincy. The Tenderheds, fronted by Munk Duane, warm up Cisco Brewing in the Seaport in Boston. The Jackson Browne tribute, Running on Jackson, performs at The Music Room in West Yarmouth. The rootsy Michael Tarbox Band heats up The Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. Saxophonist Steve Cole and his band perform at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston. Tulsa folk-rockers Wilderado gallop into The Paradise Rock Club in Boston. Guitars reign when The Django Festival All Stars come to The RegattaBar in Cambridge. Folk-rock with Kyshona at Club Passim in Cambridge.

SUNDAY, June 16: Blues jam on schedule at Players in Rockland

The Kid Laroi raps at MGM Music Hall in Boston on Sunday.
The Kid Laroi raps at MGM Music Hall in Boston on Sunday.

Don't forget the 4-8 p.m. Sunday afternoon blues jam at Players in Rockland, led by the Michele Rockwell Band. The Xfinity Center in Mansfield has a big alt-rock show, with The Pixies, and Modest Mouse; The Kid Laroi raps at MGM Music Hall in Boston; jazz-rocker Lyle Brewer jams at The Boston Harbor Distillery; Santiago Cruz brings Latin jazz to City Winery in Boston; and Los Campesinos! – a septet from Wales – headline The Paradise Rock Club in Boston with their indie-pop/folk.

Coming attractions

MONDAY: City Winery in Boston has a good one, as Fred Wesley and the JBs – that's James Brown's old band – shake up the joint with funk and jazz.

Comic Pete Davidson headlines the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis on Tuesday.
Comic Pete Davidson headlines the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis on Tuesday.

TUESDAY: The South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset opens with the Happy Together Tour, this summer featuring The Association, Badfinger and Jay and the Americans among others; Comic Pete Davidson headlines the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis; George Thorogood rocks the night at The Wilbur Theater in Boston; pop/jazz/blues singer Dayna Kurtz at Club Passim in Cambridge; country stars Ben Platt and Brandy Clark headline The Wang Center in Boston (and the Providence Performing Arts Center on June 20).

WEDNESDAY: Rock, blues, Americana and dazzling improv skills when The Wood Brothers take over Memorial Hall in Plymouth; Cowboy Mouth rocks City Winery in Boston; and the Sam Grisman Project loves to recreate the sounds of his dad, David Grisman, and Jerry Garcia, at the Narrows Center in Fall River.

JUNE 20: Iconic rock singer Roger Daltrey is at Leader Bank Pavilion in Boston, and get there early for K.T. Tunstall opening; rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is at TD Garden in Boston; popster Lana Del Rey has sold out Fenway Park (which is more than the Red Sox can say); folk roots with Grain Thief at the Spire Center in Plymouth; and stellar songsmith Nick Lowe is at the Narrows Center in Fall River, backed by the surf-rocking Los Straitjackets.

JUNE 21: Aussie punk-rockers Cosmic Psychos on their 40th anniversary tour, stop off at Brighton Music Hall; while Face 2 Face, the tribute to the music of Elton John and Billy Joel, takes over the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset.

JUNE 22:Guided by Voices arrive at Royale in Boston; while Ted Leo and the Pharmacists jam at The Paradise Rock Club in Boston.

This article originally appeared on The Patriot Ledger: Plenty of music options are available to concertgoers this weekend

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