EVENTS

What’s going on? Events in New Bedford.

There’s always something happening in New Bedford. Check back for dates and information about The Taste of Southcoast, Jazz Festival, Folk Festival, Blues Festival, Wine Festival, Working Waterfront Festival, Oktoberfest, and the Summer Sound Series, which includes Lunchtime Jazz and Friday concerts overlooking the harbor. (Whew! Did you catch all of that?!)

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Calendar of Events
NBSO April Concert @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm
NBSO April Concert @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS: Join the NBSO for an unforgettable concert that will transport you to the many worlds of John Williams! Guest Conductor: Ken-David Masur No composer has done more to bring the... Read more »
Annie Sing-Along Movie! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm
Annie Sing-Along Movie! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Warm up your vocal chords and get ready to sing along as little orphan Annie escapes the mean Miss Hannigan and into Daddy Warbucks’ arms in this sing-along version of the 1982 movie starring Albert... Read more »
Viva Portugal! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Viva Portugal! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
1:00 pm
The family-friendly downtown festa returns! Full of music, history, food and fun, this street fair showcases the richness of Southcoast’s vibrant Portuguese-American culture. The Zeiterion is proud to work alongside New Bedford’s finest Portuguese cultural... Read more »
Carlos Do Carmo @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 6 @ 8:00 pm
Carlos Do Carmo @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
The Z offers the best in World Music, and fado super star Carlos do Carmo’s arrival for a one-night-only performance is proof! Possibly the finest in the “Lisbon Song,” do Carmo dominates the stage with... Read more »
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Matthew Byrne: An Evening of Traditional Newfoundland Music @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
Join us for an intimate evening of traditional Newfoundland Music featuring Matthew Byrne. Born into a family of Newfoundland music makers, his repertoire is heavily influenced by his unique musical lineage. This tradition thrives on... Read more »
May 19 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Bluesman David Jacobs-Strain in Concert @ Wamsutta Club | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
David Jacobs-Strain, known for his mastery of traditional blues, roots music and a fierce blues guitar style presents a Music in the Gallery concert on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM in the beautiful... Read more »
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Taste Of SouthCoast @ Pier 3 | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 pm
The 11th Annual “Taste of SouthCoast” Festival is scheduled for Sunday, May 21st, 2017 from 12 Noon until 5pm on Pier 3 in New Bedford’s Historic Waterfront. The “Taste of SouthCoast” is hosted by New... Read more »
B-52’s LIVE! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm
B-52's LIVE! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
The B-52s are The World’s Greatest Party Band! And nearly 40 years and over 20 million albums into their career, there’s no doubt as to why they remain one of rock music’s most beloved and... Read more »
New Bedford JazzFest @ Pier 3 New Bedford
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm – 7:30 pm
New Bedford JazzFest @ Pier 3 New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
LINE UP INCLUDES: Southcoast Jazz Orchestra (17 piece big band) The Dino Govoni Quartet featuring vocalist Cassandre McKinley Gerry Gibbs Trio (#1 album 3 weeks Jazz Charts) Matthew Hartnett & The Gumbo All-Stars (New Orleans... Read more »
Jun 25 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reggae On West Beach Summer Series @ West Beach Pavilion | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
After drawing more than 250 people to the West Beach Pavilion for an inaugural event last September, Reggae on West Beach is proudly announcing its first summer series, with four laid-back DJ and dance events... Read more »
Jul 30 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reggae On West Beach Summer Series @ West Beach Pavilion | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
After drawing more than 250 people to the West Beach Pavilion for an inaugural event last September, Reggae on West Beach is proudly announcing its first summer series, with four laid-back DJ and dance events... Read more »
Aug 3 – Aug 6 all-day
Feast of the Blessed Sacrament 2017 @ Madeira Field | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 am
Continuing a 103 year tradition, the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament will celebrate with 4 days of free entertainment, traditional food and wine and much more. Often referred to as the “largest Portuguese feast In... Read more »
The Magpie Salute @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm
The Magpie Salute @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Rich Robinson, co-founding member of The Black Crowes, brings together two former Black Crowes bandmates – guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien – to create The Magpie Salute! The band instantly sold out its... Read more »
Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reggae On West Beach Summer Series @ West Beach Pavilion | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
After drawing more than 250 people to the West Beach Pavilion for an inaugural event last September, Reggae on West Beach is proudly announcing its first summer series, with four laid-back DJ and dance events... Read more »
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reggae On West Beach Summer Series @ West Beach Pavilion | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
After drawing more than 250 people to the West Beach Pavilion for an inaugural event last September, Reggae on West Beach is proudly announcing its first summer series, with four laid-back DJ and dance events... Read more »