Updated: July 6, 2023
In the summer months on Cape Cod, music fills the air at our local bandstands, town greens and beaches.
No matter where you're staying on Cape Cod, you'll find a free outdoor concert nearby nearly every night of the week.
Wednesdays: Wednesdays in July & August at 6 p.m.
Barnstable Village Courthouse Stage
Barnstable Village, MA
More Info: Barnstable Village Association
Thursdays: Throughout July and August at 6:30 p.m.
Buzzards Bay Park
Buzzards Bay, MA
More Info: Concerts by the Canal
Sundays: July to early September 2nd at 6 p.m.
Drummer Boy Park
More Info: The Brewster Band
Mondays: July and August at 5:30 p.m.
"Mondays on Main" features musicians playing in various locations along Main Street.
More Info: Mondays on Main Concerts
Fridays: June 30th to early September at 8:00 p.m.
Kate Gould Park
500 Main Street
More Info: Chatham Band
Mondays: Early July to mid-August at 7 p.m.
Dennis Village Green Gazebo
More Info: Village Improvement Society of Dennis
Mondays: Throughout July and August at 7 p.m.
More Info: Eastham Chamber
Tuesdays: July and August, 7:00 p.m.
Salt Pond Visitors Center
50 Nauset Road
More Info: Cape Cod National Seashore
Thursdays: Throughout July and August, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Music and Arts Pavilion at Marina Park
More Info: Falmouth Chamber
Tuesdays: June 27 to August 29, 2023 at 7 p.m.
16 Oak Street
More Info: Harwich Town Band
Wednesdays: July 5 to August 30, 2023 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Various locations along Rt. 28
Harwich Port, MA
More Info: Port Summer Nights
Tuesdays: July 11 to August 29, 2023 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
135 South Street
Wednesdays: July 5 to August 30, 2023 from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Hyannis Village Green
367 Main Street
* NOTE: There's some sort of free music event in downtown Hyannis nearly every evening through the summer months.
Tuesdays: July and August from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Mashpee Community Park
13 Great Neck Road
More Info: Mashpee Summer Concert Series
Mondays: Through July and August 2023, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (rain date is Tuesday)
Nauset Beach Road
More Info: Nauset Beach Summer Concert Series
Wednesdays: Through the summer, from 6:30 p.m. until sunset.
"Pans in Paradise" steel drum band
Rock Harbor Beach
More Info: Pans In Paradise
Thursdays: July 13 to August 10, 2023 at 6 p.m.
Osterville Village Library Green
43 Wianno Avenue
Wednesdays: late June through the end of August, 2023 at 6 p.m.
Far Land on the Beach
Herring Cove Beach
More Info: Sunset Music Series 2023
Thursdays: July and August, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Sandwich Public Library Lawn
142 Main Street
More Info: Sandwich Town Band
Thursdays: July and August, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
Truro Public Library
7 Standish Way
North Truro, MA
More Info: Truro Summer Concerts
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays in July and
Saturday July 15
Thursdays & Fridays from August 3 - 18
Most concerts start at 6:30. See schedule (link below) for details.
Baker's Field Pavilion
70 Kendrick Ave.
More Info: Music at Mayo Beach
Mondays: July and August, 2023 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Parkers River Beach
South Shore Drive
More Info: Yarmouth Summer Concerts at the Beach
For concerts at the beach or on the village green, there are a few items you won't want to leave home without:
These light-weight "backpack" chairs are great for outdoor concerts, movies under the stars, and for the beach, too.
Stash your stuff in the attached storage pouch, then walk hands-free. No need to feel like a pack mule. Just sling 'em over your shoulder and you're good to go!
FYI: The backpack chairs sit low to the ground. People with mobility problems find it easier to use a taller chair.
When our elders are here for a visit, these "easy-in/easy-out" chairs work much better for them!
Summer evenings are "gnat time" near the ocean - and inland, too.
For some reason, the teensy little biters like me a whole lot more than they like my hubby. Probably because I'm so much sweeter than he is. ;-)
So a good bug repellent is an absolute must for me. These Repel wipes always do the trick!