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Newfound Road (acoustic/bluegrass/country)

The music of NewFound Road is marked by a refreshing clarity – a sense of honesty and purpose rarely heard in today’s bluegrass. For with the increased popular interest in bluegrass music has come an increased willingness to sweeten and tamper: maybe a touch of percussion here, a pedal steel there, a little piano on the chorus. Yet with their visceral, road-honed attack and disarming purity of vision, NewFound Road are a vivid reminder of the power inherent in undiluted, stripped-down bluegrass.

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/07/2012 - 19:00

Jen Kearney & The Lost Onion (soul/funk/latin/rock) & The Unholy III

Jen Kearney & The Lost Onion are an original band from Boston, MA. The music is a mix of soul/funk/latin/rock often compared to Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway. However, this is a tough group to pigeon hole into a genre and they like it that way. Jen Kearney’s poignant lyrics and soulful voice backed by some of the most amazing musicians in Boston is a musical experience you should have as soon as possible.

Event Date: 
Fri, 07/06/2012 - 21:00

Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket (funk) & Henley-Douglas Rhythm & Blues

Described as “Parliament-Funkadelic meets Aretha Franklin at a Jay-Z concert”, Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket entertains with an energetic and engaging stage show that whips the dance floor into a frenzy and leaves every audience member sweaty and screaming for more. The band’s sonic elements pay homage to its influences — 70’s Funk and Soul music spiced with touches of Latin rhythms and seasoned with a touch of Hip Hop — creating a uniquely funky and fresh listening experience.

Event Date: 
Thu, 07/05/2012 - 21:00

Open Summer Blues Jam!

The Boston area has been a haven for blues enthusiasts for as long as anyone can remember. And, for over a quarter-century, the longest running area Blues Jam takes place right here at Johnny D’s.

Young and old, veteran or just starting out, there is a spot for all on our Sunday afternoon jams. And because the Blues is a wide spread idiom, we make a point of welcoming both electric and acoustic, Delta, Chicago, Piedmont, rural or citified, all are invited.

Event Date: 
Sun, 07/01/2012 - 16:30
Sun, 07/08/2012 - 16:30
Sun, 07/22/2012 - 16:30
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 16:30

ABBA: The Concert

ABBA THE CONCERT brings one of the greatest pop groups in the history of music back to life. The group is known for its fantastic ABBA-sound and the stunning live “ABBA-esque” performance. It is the closest to ABBA you’ll ever get. The group has performed in more than 20 countries around the world and has done more than 1,000 shows.

Event Date: 
Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:00

New Bedford Festival Theatre presents Hairspray

Winner of 8 Tony Awards, HAIRSPRAY has delighted audiences with its infectious music, amazing dances, and endearing story of a plus-size teen who becomes an overnight star in her quest to integrate a popular 1960's TV teen-age dance show and win the heart of the show's heart-throb. Welcome to the 60's where you can't stop the beat!
Festival Theatre HAIRSPRAY Audition!

Tickets: $30 $35 $40 $45

Event Date: 
Fri, 07/20/2012 - 19:30
Sat, 07/21/2012 - 19:30
Sun, 07/22/2012 - 14:00
Thu, 07/26/2012 - 19:00
Fri, 07/27/2012 - 19:30
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 19:30
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 14:00


The Manhattans are an American popular R&B vocal group, with a string of hit records spanning four decades. Their best known million-selling songs being "Kiss and Say Goodbye" and "Shining Star" in 1980...Manhattans

The Manhattans - Shining Star - Musik Video

Show: $40
Dinner & Show: $82.00

Event Date: 
Fri, 07/27/2012 - 20:00
Fri, 07/27/2012 - 22:00
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 20:00
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 22:00


Ronnie Earl was born Ronald Horvath in Queens, New York, on March 10, 1953. After picking up his first guitar twenty years later, he went on to stretch the boundaries of electric blues guitar playing higher, lifting hearts and souls a little higher as he did. Like a harmonic seventh note sliding its way into a piece of music before being felt, he would eventually emerge into the New England blues scene as a budding young guitarist. Ronnie Earl

Show: $35.00
Dinner & Show: $77

Event Date: 
Thu, 07/26/2012 - 20:00


The Persuasions are A Cappella Since those long ago days of 1962, The Persuasions have gone on to sing in concert halls and nightclubs the world over. They have released 26 albums, and opened for artists including: Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention, Ray Charles, Bill Cosby, and Richard Pryor. Amazingly enough, Roseanne Barr and Bruce Springsteen once opened for The Persuasions.
The Persuasions "It's Alright"

Show: $25
Dinner & Show: $67

Event Date: 
Wed, 07/25/2012 - 20:00


The Newport Jazz Festival has represented the best in jazz since its birth in 1954. In carrying the message of Newport throughout the world, George Wein has organized groups with the sobriquet Newport Jazz Festival All-Stars (or Newport All-Stars). The All-Stars have performed around the world from Australia to Japan to every country in Europe and have featured many of the most important names in jazz.

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/21/2012 - 20:00
Sat, 07/21/2012 - 22:00


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