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?!)

Download a printable list of 2017 Events and Festivals.

Calendar of Events
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
An Evening of Maritime Music with Janie Meneely and Rob van Sante @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | Wilkes-Barre | Pennsylvania | United States
7:00 pm
Join us for An Evening of Maritime Music with Janie Meneely and Rob van Sante! Chesapeake maven Janie Meneely and traditional balladeer Rob van Sante join forces for an evening of maritime music from the... 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 »
Pete The Cat: Live Musical! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm
Pete The Cat: Live Musical! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
Acclaimed Theatreworks USA brings wildly popular Pete the Cat to stage in a thrilling musical adventure. Based on James Dean’s best-selling children’s books, this tale follows Pete after he gets caught rocking out after bedtime... Read more »
George Thorogood & The Destroyers @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm
George Thorogood & The Destroyers @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
With more than 40 years of touring and recording, 15 million albums sold, and 8,000 live shows, George and his longtime band remain among the most relentless classic rock acts on tour today. The band... Read more »
Art Installation Opening and Maritime Music on AHA! Night @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Art Installation Opening and Maritime Music on AHA! Night @ New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park  | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park will host live music and an artist opening for AHA! New Bedford on June 8th. Artist William Chambers will open his installation Listen to the Whales in our visitor... 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 »
Ellis Paul Celebrates 25 Years On the Road @ Wamsutta Club, 427 County Street
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm
Ellis Paul Celebrates 25 Years On the Road @ Wamsutta Club, 427 County Street | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Popular singer-songwriter Ellis Paul celebrates 25 years on the road in a special Music in the Gallery concert. Though some may refer to Ellis Paul as a folksinger, he is more, for lack of a... 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 »
Dave Mason: All Together Tour @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jul 11 @ 8:00 pm
Dave Mason: All Together Tour @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason returns to The Z to ignite audiences with his beloved rock masterpiece Alone Together – featuring fan favorites like “All Along the Watchtower” and “Feelin’ Alright.” He’ll... 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 »
Amos Lee @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm
Amos Lee @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
This Philadelphia-born former schoolteacher has toured with legendary artists like Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, collaborated with Norah Jones, Lucinda Williams, Alison Krauss, and Zac Brown Band. He’s just released his new single “Vaporize” which... 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 »