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July 2008 Events Calendar

July 1

Tanglewood Presents: John Mellencamp
with Emmylou Harris and Carlene Carter

Tanglewood
Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox, MA
7:00 pm | bso.org

John Mellencamp fell in love with music at an early age and America fell right back in love with him with great hits like Hurts So Good, Jack & Diane, Crumblin Down, The Authority Song, Small Town, Rain On The Scarecrow, Lonely Ol Night, R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A., Paper In Fire, Check It Out, Cherry Bomb, Pop Singer, Jackie Brown, Wild Night, Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First), and the hits go on. Here's your chance to catch him live in Lenox.




July 2

Tanglewood Presents: Natalie Merchant

Tanglewood
Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox, MA
7:00 pm | bso.org

Singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant makes her Tanglewood debut on Sunday, July 2, at 7 p.m., bringing her distinctive voice and style to the Koussevitzky Music Shed. Merchant, who began her career with alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs in 1981, has released seven solo albums-most recently Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings (released in November 2015), a collection of all-new recordings revisiting Merchant's multi-platinum solo debut Tigerlily, originally released in 1995.




July 3-4

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

The Hatch Shell
Boston Esplanade
bso.org | july4th.org

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is known as the premier Independence Day celebration in the nation. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people come from all over the country to the banks of the Charles River to celebrate America’s birthday. Join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops as they celebrate America's birthday. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions. Sunday, July 3rd, concert from 8:30 - 10 pm. Monday, July 4th, concert begins at 8:30, fireworks begin at 10:30 p.m. Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular ends at 11 p.m.




July 3-4

Celebrate July 4th at Tanglewood:
James Taylor and his All-Star Band

Tanglewood
Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox, MA
8:00 p.m. | July 3rd information here
Fireworkd follow the concert on July 4th

James Taylor Returns to Tanglewood with His All-Star Band on July 3rd and 4th at 8:00 p.m. Enjoy a festive Independence Day at Tanglewood. Fireworks display follows the concert on the 4th. Taylor, who regularly performs to sold-out audiences at Tanglewood, has returned to the festival 25 times since his first performance there in 1974. As in past years, Kim and James Taylor will donate proceeds from the July 4th performance to Tanglewood.




July 3-10

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,497 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Reservations | Itinerary

For an authentic Irish experience, travel with Inroads Ireland’s tours off the beaten track in small groups (max of 14 people) on Ireland’s back roads. The one week mini-coach tour takes you to the very best of southern Ireland where you’ll discover ancient monastic settlements with intricately carved Celtic crosses, round towers, and the Cliffs of Moher. Explore centuries old castles & experience a mystifying solar alignment within a tranquil stone circle. Enjoy a traditional Irish music session while relaxing in a cozy pub. Stay in small towns like Baltimore, Kenmare, and Dingle in locally owned guesthouses and help support local economies. You’ll walk the land, capture the spirit, and have Ireland forever in your heart. This is Ireland done right!




July 8

Tanglewood Presents: Sondheim on Sondheim 

Tanglewood
Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox, MA
8:00 pm | bso.org

Hailed as "a funny, affectionate, and revealing tribute to musical theater's greatest living composer and lyricist," the symphonic Sondheim on Sondheim with the Boston Pops is not to be missed! This retrospective of the life and work of America's finest contemporary musical theater creator is told through his own words via film, live performers, and his amazing music. Experience this acclaimed sampling of Sondheim's extraordinary output, now for the first time with lush new arrangements for full orchestra.




July 9

Tanglewood Music Center Vocal Concert:
A Centennial Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

Tanglewood
Seiji Ozawa Hall
Lenox, MA
8:00 pm | bso.org

Featured ensembles: Tanglewood Music Center Vocal Fellows. The Tanglewood Music Center (TMC) is the Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer academy for advanced musical study. Young professional-level musicians of exceptional ability, while on full fellowships that cover the costs of room, board, and tuition, work closely with members of the BSO and renowned guest artists, performing some 40 concerts each season.




July 10-17

Inroads Ireland's
GO WEST Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,494 per person | 1-888-220-7711
InroadsIreland.com | Full trip itinerary here

Trace a path through the amazing west of Ireland. Savor Connemara's Twelve Bens (peaks) and uncover the castles of pirate clans. Marvel at Achill Island's Atlantic coastline and secluded beaches. Visit Counties Mayo, Galway, and Sligo. In the Georgian town of Birr, find its great telescope, once largest in the world at the Birr Castle. Unearth Irish revivalists who saved much of Ireland's traditions. Traverse drumlins to a passage tomb - perhaps the oldest celestial calendar.




July 15

24th Annual Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival

Look Park
300 North Main Street
Florence, (Northampton), MA
AD: $16.00 | CH 6-12: $5.00 | Under 6: FREE
9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Parking: $3 | Rain or Shine
Entertainment until 9:30 pm (included in price)
(413) 862-8095 or 862-4539 | glasgowlands.org

The 24th annual Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival is an all-day gathering of the clans, piping and athletic competitions. Massed Bands and Mass Fling at opening ceremonies - 11:30 am. Drum Major Competitions 11:45 a.m.  Featuring: Tartan Terrors and The Brigadoons (both new this year), and returning Albannach, the Screaming Orphans (pictured), Charlie Zahm, the Pioneer Valley Harper's Guild, and more.  40' x 80' tent for entertainment and pub - stay out of the sun! Shuttle service provided courtesy of Worthington Country Club, Worthington. Price includes the evening concert. See full music schedule updates here.




July 17-24

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,497 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Reservations | Itinerary

For an authentic Irish experience, travel with Inroads Ireland’s tours off the beaten track in small groups (max of 14 people) on Ireland’s back roads. The one week mini-coach tour takes you to the very best of southern Ireland where you’ll discover ancient monastic settlements with intricately carved Celtic crosses, round towers, and the Cliffs of Moher. Explore centuries old castles & experience a mystifying solar alignment within a tranquil stone circle. Enjoy a traditional Irish music session while relaxing in a cozy pub. Stay in small towns like Baltimore, Kenmare, and Dingle in locally owned guesthouses and help support local economies. You’ll walk the land, capture the spirit, and have Ireland forever in your heart. This is Ireland done right!




July 22

Tanglewood Family Concert

Tanglewood
Seiji Ozawa Hall 
Lenox
$12 | Free for kids under 18*
1:30 pm | bso.org

The BSO's Tanglewood Family Concert provides an engaging chamber concert experience especially for children ages 3-8 and their families. Pre-concert activities began at 11:30 am. *Free for kids under 18, limited to four kids per family. The Family Concert at Tanglewood is supported by a gift from The Edward Handelman Fund.




July 24-31

Inroads Ireland's
GO WEST Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,494 per person | 1-888-220-7711
InroadsIreland.com | Full trip itinerary here

Trace a path through the amazing west of Ireland. Savor Connemara's Twelve Bens (peaks) and uncover the castles of pirate clans. Marvel at Achill Island's Atlantic coastline and secluded beaches. Visit Counties Mayo, Galway, and Sligo. In the Georgian town of Birr, find its great telescope, once largest in the world at the Birr Castle. Unearth Irish revivalists who saved much of Ireland's traditions. Traverse drumlins to a passage tomb - perhaps the oldest celestial calendar.





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