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The Bigfoot Research Organization with Dave Dersham, Rob Laurens, Joel Ninesling and Lloyd Thayer

Fact: The Bigfoot Research Organization (or BRO, for short) is a unique and as-yet-unclassified musical group. Hard to describe accurately, yet strangely mesmerizing to hear, you kind of have to experience the BRO first-hand to believe it. A BRO show offers an ideal opportunity to encounter this cryptomusicological phenomenon in its natural, nocturnal state.

Tickets: $16, members $14

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/30/2013 - 20:00

Bob Franke

Bob Franke (it rhymes with “Yankee”) is at the peak of his considerable craft; brimming with the wise and spiritually generous songs for which he is best known, along with wrenchingly convincing topical songs and sugared with the hilarious. His are the kind of songs that really do have the power to change the world by being taken into the lives of people. They come to you, these songs.

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/29/2013 - 20:00

Dan Bern, Cliff Hillis opens

Dan Bern is best known for his prolific songwriting and electric live persona. He has released eighteen albums and built a loyal following based on prodigious touring and output of songs in all forms.

Event Date: 
Wed, 11/27/2013 - 20:00

Jazz Ensemble I concert

TIME & LOCATION: 8pm, Bowker Auditorium, UMass campus

PERFORMERS: UMass Amherst’s premier jazz ensemble: Jazz Ensemble I, Jeffrey W. Holmes, director

THE MUSIC: Featuring new student works and a premiere by Bill Murphy

TICKETS: $3 UMass students; $5 other students, children, seniors; $10 general public; free for UMass music majors & minors. Available at the Fine Arts Center Box Office, 413 545 2511 or at

Event Date: 
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 20:00

Walter Crockett and the Wannabee Wabbits

Walter Crockett and the Wannabee Wabbits perform at legendary John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse.

Spurred by their record-breaking show last year at John Henry's, Walter Crockett and his crack acoustic band of hot pickers, harmony singers and occasional fiddlers storm the Hammer for a night of melodic mayhem.

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/16/2013 - 19:30

Richard Vacca and John Andrews

Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 12:00pm

Join host Al Dean and his guests, Richard Vacca, author of The Boston Jazz Chronicles: Faces, Places and Nightlife 1937-1962, and John Andrews, the bassist whose played in Boston night clubs for 50 years.

Monthly JAM SESSION / OPEN MIC w/ Maxim Lubarsky Group

Jam Session where music is created in front of your eyes, Where musicians come together to play in most unpredictable settings and where creativity and spontaneity reign.



Admission: $5

Please, remember to call in advance to make reservations at

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/24/2013 - 20:00

Jazz Brunch - Jared Sims

With over 30 different albums to his credit and extensive touring with a diverse range of performers, saxophonist Jared Sims brings a modern edge to the classic jazz sound.

No Cover

Event Date: 
Sun, 10/27/2013 - 10:00

Jazz Brunch - Blake Newman

Blake Newman lays down the bass during this jazz brunch, bringing his cool sound to The Beehive. 

No Cover

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/26/2013 - 10:00

Jamie Stewardson Quartet

Jamie Stewardson is a striking player with influences like Lenny Tristano, Gerri Allen and Trio Balkan Strings. Join us for a night of advanced, tough-skinned music!

No Cover

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/26/2013 - 18:30


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