10 Surprising Facts About Our Summer Headliners

10 Surprising Facts About Our Summer Headliners

Jul 18, 2017

You may know our headliners for this summer, but you probably don’t know these 10 facts! 

1. JAKE OWEN

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Jake Owen was on his way to becoming a professional golfer, before he began pursuing music! He learned guitar while recovering from a wake boarding injury that ended his golf career.

2. LYNYRD SKYNYRD

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Lynyrd Skynyrd got their name from a former high school basketball coach,

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Massachusetts Pride On Stage & Off

Massachusetts Pride On Stage & Off

Jul 5, 2017

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While we obviously pride ourselves for being able to bring nationally-renowned stars to the Cape Cod Melody Tent and South Shore Music Circus, it makes us especially happy when our acts have local connections. This summer is no different, with artists performing at both theaters week after week with Massachusetts ties. Some grew up here, some attended college here, one even recorded a platinum-selling album here! While the Bay State origins of our amazing performers at Local Music Heroes (July 21 at the Cape Cod Melody Tent) may be obvious,

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Josh Turner Answers Our Questions

Josh Turner Answers Our Questions

Jun 28, 2017

Josh Turner is coming to the South Shore Music Circus on Thursday, July 27th at 8pm! Josh has been in the business of making country music hits since his debut album, “Long Black Train” in 2003.  He is a multi-platinum artist known for his unique sound and is known as a “disciple of traditional country music.” Josh also wrote a book that was published in 2014 and speaks to his feelings about faith, family, fatherhood,

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The Ten Funniest Kenny G Tweets

The Ten Funniest Kenny G Tweets

Jun 27, 2017

Written by: Sean Doherty

Kenny G is not only the most popular instrumental musician alive today, but is one of the best-selling artists of all time. With over 75 million records sold around the world (and an equally legendary hairdo), he has definitely become an iconic cultural figure.

But over the past few years, Kenny G has added another title to his unprecedented career: Twitter Sensation. Before you see Mr.

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Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, and Thundercat… Oh My!

Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, and Thundercat… Oh My!

Jun 21, 2017

Written by Evan Frye

Michael McDonald, a popular singer in the 70’s and 80’s, has been enlisted to by Thundercat for a new single called “Show You The Way.” Thundercat is a singer-bassist who is known for crossing many musical genres. He has played in punk band Suicidal Tendencies, and also released his own funk/fusion inspired solo albums. The first song off Thundercat’s new album Drunk, due out in February features both Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins.

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Hunter Hayes

Weekend Wrap-Up: Hunter Hayes

Jun 19, 2017

What a great start to Summer 2017! Hunter Hayes kicked off the South Shore Music Circus’ season with a fantastic show on Saturday night. The country sensation brought the house down with a set that included fan favorites, smash hits, and an incredibly fun cover of Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling”… as well as a brand new, not yet released song! If you weren’t lucky enough to see this amazing show (or you just want to re-live this unforgettable night),

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Music Connects Us All

Music Connects Us All

Jun 15, 2017

Music touches the lives of every person.  While not everyone is a music enthusiast, we all have aspects of our lives where music is involved.  Even some of people who are hearing impaired can feel vibrations when music is played around them.  Music is powerful.

The definition of music is: vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.

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Kenny G: Superhuman Saxophonist…?

Kenny G: Superhuman Saxophonist…?

Jun 6, 2017

Breathing is essential to sustaining life. The simple explanation is we inhale in order to intake oxygen, and exhale to expel carbon dioxide. People breathe many times a day, most of the time without even thinking about it. It’s an unconscious action, inhale…, exhale…, repeat. Two separate activities, together but always separate.

But jazz brass/woodwind extraordinaire (and possible superhuman) Kenny G can do both at the same time. In fact, in 1997 he used his superhuman abilities to set the Guinness World Record of longest note held on a saxophone.

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Three Dog Night & America: Classic Rock and Life’s Big Questions

Three Dog Night & America: Classic Rock and Life’s Big Questions

May 31, 2017

Written by: Evan Frye

There are universal questions that have stumped man for centuries. Why are we here? What is our purpose in life? Who was Jeramiah the Bullfrog? (Songwriter Hoyt Axton has the answer!) And why if you’re riding on a horse through the desert wouldn’t you just give him a name? (America band member Dewey Bunnell can tell you why).

Fear not,

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The Beach Boys: Legends and Innovators in an Intimate Setting

The Beach Boys: Legends and Innovators in an Intimate Setting

May 16, 2017

Written by Evan Frye

The Beach Boys are one of the most influential and innovative bands of all time, whether you realize it or not. Yes, they played “Fun, Fun, Fun” songs about California’s surfing scene, helping cement it into popular culture of the time. But, in the studio, The Beach Boys were production and recording groundbreakers. Likened to Phil Spector’s production genius, their critically acclaimed album Pet Sounds was listed as number 2 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

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