The Center is host to as many concerts each year as the campus’ schedule allows. Local, regional and international artists perform on the Center’s main stage, art gallery and art studio. The Center is also a proud host to the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival and the Provincetown Jazz Festival.
Rhythm Future Quartet
"DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW, PEOPLE!!" - David Kuehn
When four young jazz virtuosos decided to join forces, the Rhythm Future Quartet was born. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions.
Christine Lavin in Concert
Fasten your seatbelt 'cause the folk world's favorite comedienne is rolling into town to release her 23rd solo album, SPAGHETTIFICATION! Since the '70s her zany antics have split the sides of audiences around the globe. She assumes her audience is bright, curious and open to new experiences. So, along with gut-busting songs about relationship foibles, space exploration, and cuisine, her entertainment has been known to include manicures, knitting circles, baton twirling, and, most recently, napkin folding instruction a la Downton Abbey.
Darlene Love at Tilden Arts Center
November 11 & 12
Cotuit Center for the Arts and Payomet Performing Arts Center present the fabulous, fashion-plated, effervescent, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and "Twenty Feet From Stardom" star, Darlene Love, at the Tilden Arts Center in West Barnstable.
Lori McKenna in Concert with Special Guest Mark Erelli
We are thrilled to have Lori McKenna back for a one-night only concert on November 29. Lori is one of only five solo women to win the CMA award for "Song of the Year" and the first woman to win two years in a row. In 2017, she became the first woman in the 52 year history of the ACM Awards to win "Songwriter of the Year". In 2017 she again won Best Country Song at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards for "Humble and Kind" performed by Tim McGraw (a great way to describe her by the way !) Lori is critically acclaimed for her work as a song writer, and heavy hitters like country star Faith Hill have recorded a pile of her songs. Faith is great, but no one sings Lori's songs like Lori. Lori always has some top players with her, and on this night she will be performing with special guest Mark Erelli... come see why we love her!
Tom Rush in Concert
A folk legend who combines great songs and stories for a wonderful night of music. Always a sell out!
Tom Rush's impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the '60s and the renaissance of the '80s and '90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty and Garth Brooks have cited Tom as major influences. His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor. Subsequently, his Club 47 concerts brought attention to emerging artists such as Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin.
6th Annual Ukulele Festival
Join us for this celebration of the ukulele, with some of the Cape's best ukers! After performances by local Uke talents, the “Uke-A-Long” closes the show and gives everyone with a ukulele an opportunity to perform onstage in a rousing celebration of the growing popularity of ukulele.
A Charlie Brown Christmas Album - Live at CCftA!
Nothing takes the edge off the holidays quite like the beloved soundtrack to “A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Vince Guaraldi. Since the “Peanuts” holiday special first aired in 1965, its score has become one of the most recognizable jazz recordings of all time. Revel in the pure, unadulterated meaning of Christmas with a live performance of this beloved classic holiday album, performed by a trio featuring three of the Cape's finest musicians; Malcolm Granger, piano; Rich Hill, bass; and Michael Dunford, percussion.
Suede Holiday Concert Extravaganza!
Celebrate the holiday season with the smooth sounds of Suede!
Direct from sold out shows at world renowned clubs like NYC’s famous Birdland and Boston’s Scullers Jazz Club, as well as multiple other national and international tours, which include helping to raise $45,000 in one night for a free clinic outside Washington, DC - and having the immense privilege and honor of being the late, great Joan Rivers’ opening act, commanding standing ovations from Joan’s audiences and bringing the house down – longtime Cape Cod favorite Suede joins us for a special holiday concert with her New England trio of Freddie Boyle, piano, Rich Hill, bass & Steve Langone, drums!
Chandler Travis Philharmonic
The Chandler Travis Philharmonic is a 9-piece ensemble from Boston that includes a horn section, string bass, keyboard, mandocello, guitar, drums, accordion, and singing valet.