Black Friday’s Better Alternative

Black Friday’s Better Alternative

Nov 22, 2017

Written By Evan Frye 

Thanksgiving is almost here, and as some of us are sitting down for pie after a delicious Thanksgiving turkey and tryptophan induced nap, some are lining up at your local shopping centers. Yes, Black Friday, or the day after Thanksgiving has been the beginning of the Christmas shopping season since 1952. Many instead of stuffing themselves full of pumpkin pie go out shopping. Camping out all night in line with a bunch of strangers to get discounts on toys for the holidays,

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What we’re listening to: Ghostbusters!

What we’re listening to: Ghostbusters!

Oct 31, 2017

Written by Evan Frye

“Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!” Yes, we can all remember the theme song to the hit movie, but how much do you know about the famous song?

Well, for starters, it was written and performed by Ray Parker Jr. for the movie. He was approached to write the song by the movie’s producers. He was inspired by late-night local TV commercials with catchy jingles. He decided to give the fictional Ghostbusting service their own jingle as the theme song.

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Today in Music History – October 21

Today in Music History – October 21

Oct 21, 2017

Written by Evan Frye

Keith Moon played his last show with The Who on October 21 1976. The drummer was revolutionary in his playing and a bit of a mad man. He liked to play pranks on people with firecrackers and other explosives. On a TV appearance, he added additional pyrotechnic material to his kick drum, and the resulting explosion left Pete Townshend partially deaf in one ear.

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Today in Music History – October 9

Today in Music History – October 9

Oct 9, 2017

Written by Evan Frye

On October 9, 1940, Beatles frontman, John Lennon was born. In 1990, Lennon’s song “Imagine” was played simultaneously in 130 countries to commemorate what would have been his 50th birthday.

 

More Music History in October:

October 4th 

October 18th

 

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Today in Music History September 25

Today in Music History September 25

Sep 25, 2017

Written by Evan Frye

On September 25, 1980, John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin, was found dead. Bonham is still considered one of the greatest drummers of all time. His powerful, heavy drumming gave Led Zeppelin their groove and helped them become one of the most revered rock groups. Bonham was known for playing with the thickest, heaviest drum sticks.

Other music news for September: September 15,

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Sept. 22 in Music History

Sept. 22 in Music History

Sep 22, 2017

Written by Evan Frye

On September 22, 1972, David Bowie kicked off the American leg of his Ziggy Stardust tour. The show was in Cleveland, OH at the Music Hall. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars was a concept album about the Earth ending in five years and an alien rock star.

Ziggy became a bit of an alter ego for Bowie,

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2017 Season Wrap-Up

2017 Season Wrap-Up

Sep 5, 2017

by Evan Frye
Well, Labor Day has come and gone, and so has another remarkable season at the South Shore Music Circus. Flying by in what seemed like a blur, summer has passed. Luckily, in those few months we had some incredible live music under the tent!

Hunter Hayes kicked things off for the season and sure made us “feel Wanted,” followed by the legendary Boz Scaggs & Michael McDonald.

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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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