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
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm
Joe Crookston in Concert @ Wamsutta Club | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Rising folk and roots music star Joe Crookston brings his guitar mastery, story songs, humor, unstoppable energy and infectious rhythm to the Music in the Gallery concert series. Joe is bringing his fiddle, his slide... Read more »
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm
NBSO Opening Night Concert: Bernstein's Inspiration @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Season Opening: Bernstein’s Inspiration Derek Bermel: Dust Dances Leonard Bernstein: Serenade, after Plato’s Symposium Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major Conductor: Yaniv Dinur Guest Artist: Daniel Chong, Violin Leonard Bernstein was a true... 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 »
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm
Brian Wilson Presents: Pet Sounds - The Final Performances @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
With one of the most in-demand concert outings the last year music legend Brian Wilson is once again extending the final performance run of his critically-acclaimed Pet Sounds 50TH Anniversary World Tour and announcing a... Read more »
16th MANJIRO FESTIVAL @ DOWNTOWN FAIRHAVEN
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
16th MANJIRO FESTIVAL @ DOWNTOWN FAIRHAVEN | Fairhaven | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
CELEBRATION OF 30 YEARS OF “SISTER CITY” RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FAIRHAVEN/NEW BEDFORD AND TOSASHIMIZU JAPAN, THE HOME TOWN OF THE FIRST JAPANESE PERSON (MANJIRO) TO LIVE IN THE USA.
Chowder Festival @ New Bedford State Pier
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chowder Festival @ New Bedford State Pier | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
12:00 pm
The Twelth Annual New Bedford Seaport Chowder Festival is October 8th, from 12 noon to 5 pm on City Pier 3 in the Port of New Bedford. Your admission ticket will allow you to sample... Read more »
Ana Vinagre – Stage Door Live! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm
Ana Vinagre - Stage Door Live! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Our Stage Door Live series brings you up close and personal with amazing artists in an intimate, cafe-style setting, all on our historic stage! Ana Vinagre returns to The Z for an evening of traditional... Read more »
Robert Plano In Concert @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm
Robert Plano In Concert @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
8:00 pm
**Free event, tickets are required. Available in person at The Z Box Office. Limit 4 per order** The NBSO is proud to partner with the Zeiterion to present a special, free event! Internationally acclaimed piano... Read more »
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm
Scotland's Archie Fisher in Concert @ Wamsutta Club | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Legendary Scottish folk troubadour Archie Fisher makes a rare appearance and brings his songs, stories and the very best of Scottish folk music to the Music in the Gallery concert series. Archie Fisher has been... Read more »
Adam Ezra Group- Stage Door Live! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm
Adam Ezra Group- Stage Door Live! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Our Stage Door Live series brings you up close and personal with amazing artists in an intimate, cafe-style setting, all on our historic stage! The Adam Ezra Group has exploded out of their Boston-area origins... Read more »
Zerui Depina – Stage Door Live! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm
Zerui Depina - Stage Door Live! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Our Stage Door Live series brings you up close and personal with amazing artists in an intimate, cafe-style setting, all on our historic stage! Originally from Cape Verde, Zérui Depina immigrated to the U.S. where... Read more »
Kenny White & Friends – Stage Door Live! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm
Kenny White & Friends - Stage Door Live! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Our Stage Door Live series brings you up close and personal with amazing artists in an intimate, cafe-style setting, all on our historic stage! Hailed for his “thrilling” and “unique” piano playing, Kenny White is... Read more »
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm
Holiday Concert with Matt and Shannon Heaton @ Wamsutta Club | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Celebrate the holidays with Matt & Shannon Heaton’s “Fine Winter’s Night,” featuring original and traditional Irish music to brighten chilly winter days and warm long winter nights. Come experience this special holiday concert, part of... Read more »