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, International 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
Family Concert with Janie Meneely and Rob van Sante @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Family Concert with Janie Meneely and Rob van Sante @ New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Family Fun Night with Janie Meneely and Rob van Sante! Join them on Friday 2/23 at 6:00 pm for a family friendly concert. Janie and Rob will entertain the crowd with maritime music from the... Read more »
African Children's Choir, South Coast Children's Chorus, NBPS Carney Academy Select Chorus @ Keith Middle School | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
Experience an unforgettable Cultural Connections Concert as The African Children’s Choir unites with our local talented voices from the South Coast Children’s Chorus and NBPS Carney Academy Select Chorus! This concert is presented by the... Read more »
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm
New Bedford Ballet performs The Manjiro Story at AHA Night @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
New Bedford Ballet Celebrates Local Ties to Japan Travel in time to 1841 as the New Bedford Youth Ballet performs “Courage, Perseverance, and Trust: The Manjiro Story,” at the New Bedford Whaling Museum for AHA... Read more »
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm
Grammy Nominee Seth Glier in Concert @ Wamsutta Club | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Seth Glier brings his passionate songs, extraordinary singing and powerful command of both piano and guitar to the Music in the Gallery concert series. Seth Glier is a singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who averages over... Read more »
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Courage, Perseverance, and Trust:  The Manjiro Story @ New Bedford Ballet | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
1:00 pm
Travel in time to 1841 as New Bedford Youth Ballet performs “Courage, Perseverance, and Trust: The Manjiro Story” based on the extraordinary life of Manjiro Nakahama. A poor, uneducated, shipwrecked Japanese boy, rescued by the... Read more »
Ladysmith Black Mambazo @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm
Ladysmith Black Mambazo @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:00 pm
This four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning ensemble has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide for more than 50 years! With joyous and uplifting musical voices in a cappella style, Ladysmith Black Mambazo combine the complex rhythms and... Read more »
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We Did It For You! Women’s Journey Through History (A Musical) @ New Bedford Whaling Museum | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
The buoyant musical “We Did It For You! Women’s Journey Through History” tells the story of how women got their rights in America, told by the women who were there. With catchy musical numbers and... Read more »
A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 18 @ 8:00 pm
A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in true Irish style! After more than 30 years of captivating audiences with Irish music and culture on the radio program A Celtic Sojourn, Brian O’Donovan brings traditional instrumentalists, dancers and... Read more »
Women in World Jazz @ New Bedford Free Public Library - Downtown Branch
Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm
Women in World Jazz @ New Bedford Free Public Library - Downtown Branch | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
In honor of Women’s History Month, join the Women in World Jazz at the New Bedford Downtown Library 3rd floor Meeting Room! Women in World Jazz presents an educational performance for the whole family featuring... Read more »
The Oak Ridge Boys @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm
The Oak Ridge Boys @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Few country music groups have had the enduring popularity, cultural significance or crossover success of The Oak Ridge Boys, a vocal harmony quartet that started out in traditional country and gospel. They’ve helped popularize and... Read more »
Birdman LIVE @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm
Birdman LIVE @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Experience the celebrated movie Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) with a live soundtrack from composer and renowned drummer Antonio Sanchez! He performs his GRAMMY® Award-winning score live on The Z stage while the... Read more »
NBSO’s Movie Night Pops Concert @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
NBSO's Movie Night Pops Concert @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Movie Night: Hear new and old favorites performed live by our orchestra! Conductor: Yaniv Dinur The new and charismatic NBSO Music Director, Yaniv Dinur, returns to the stage with the orchestra to perform familiar theme... Read more »
Million Dollar Quartet @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm
Million Dollar Quartet @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Relive one epic night of rock ‘n’ roll with Million Dollar Quartet. The Tony® Award-winning smash hit is the exhilarating true story of the famed on-the-fly recording session that brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny... Read more »
Black Violin @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm
Black Violin @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Hip hop meets strings in a groundbreaking collaboration between Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester, known together as Black Violin. The classically-trained duo return to The Z with their incredible band and signature blend... Read more »
Ana Moura @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm
Ana Moura @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Ana Moura possesses a sound unlike any other in fado, and we are thrilled to welcome her back to The Z! Her voice strolls freely through the Portuguese tradition, flirting elegantly with pop and broadening... Read more »
One Night of Queen @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm
One Night of Queen @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
One Night of Queen returns to rock The Z once more! The tribute to the legendary rock group is helmed by Gary Mullen, who exhibits the sound, look and showmanship of the beloved and talented... Read more »
April AHA! Night - Sustainable SouthCoast @ New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art-History-Architecture) Night is New Bedford’s Free arts and culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month in downtown New Bedford. Each month has a different theme; two weeks before each AHA!... Read more »
Jake Shimabukuro @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 12 @ 8:00 pm
Jake Shimabukuro @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
The ukulele virtuoso returns, putting his inspired touch on everything from island standards, popular tunes and classical symphonic concertos. No wonder Rolling Stone called him “one of the hottest axe men of the past few... Read more »
Doo Wop & The Sounds of the City @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 14 @ 7:30 pm
Doo Wop & The Sounds of the City @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
From New York, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia comes the gritty soul, classic harmonies and good time rock ’n’ roll hits that helped define a generation. Todd Baptista, who has hosted and produced Doo Wop concerts for... Read more »
The Greg Abate Quartet – Stage Door Live! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm
The Greg Abate Quartet - 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! Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame inductee Greg Abate has dazzled... Read more »
Always & Forever: An Evening of Luther Vandross' Music feat. Ruben Studdard @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
8:00 pm
Imagine having a second chance to see a Luther Vandross concert. Imagine the vocals, the music, the stage. Imagine how you would feel hearing a night of his timeless hits, like “Endless Love,” “Dance with... Read more »
Viva Portugal! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Viva Portugal! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
1:00 pm
The third annual Viva Portugal! festa harnesses the power of The Z and 12 local Portuguese-American organizations for an event that lauds the culture and heritage of so many in our community. Four downtown New... Read more »
May AHA! Night – We Art NB @ Downtown New Bedford
May 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May AHA! Night - We Art NB @ Downtown New Bedford | Woodbridge Township | New Jersey | United States
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art-History-Architecture) Night is New Bedford’s Free arts and culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month in downtown New Bedford. Each month has a different theme, so check out the activities... Read more »
Dori Rubbico – Stage Door Live! @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 10 @ 7:30 pm
Dori Rubbico - 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! Jazz vocalist and singer-songwriter Dori Rubbicco returns to Stage Door LIVE... Read more »
NBSO Concert: Pardon My French @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
May 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
NBSO Concert: Pardon My French @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
7:30 pm
Music of the evening: Guillaume Connesson: Night-Club Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand Claude Debussy: La Mer Conducted by our new and charismatic Music Director, Yaniv Dinur... Read more »
Sleeping Beauty @ Zeiterion Theatre
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sleeping Beauty @ Zeiterion Theatre | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
2:00 pm
New Bedford Ballet once again brings magic to the Zeiterion Theatre stage with their performance of Sleeping Beauty on June 9th at 2:00 and 8:00. Filled with the romantic notion of goodness and a captivating... Read more »
June AHA! Night – Launch @ Downtown New Bedford
Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
June AHA! Night - Launch @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art-History-Architecture) Night is New Bedford’s Free arts and culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month in downtown New Bedford. Each month has a different theme; two weeks before each AHA!... Read more »
Juneteenth Family Celebration @ Abolition Row Park
Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Juneteenth Family Celebration @ Abolition Row Park  | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
3:00 pm
A celebration of the ending of slavery across the U.S. in 1865 with African music, dance, and story telling. Re-enacters will be on hand to tell the stories of New Bedford residents who fought for... Read more »
23rd Annual New Bedford Folk Festival @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – Jul 8 @ 9:00 pm
23rd Annual New Bedford Folk Festival @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Center | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
11:00 am
The Z presents the 23rd Annual New Bedford Folk Festival with another impressive line-up of the best in contemporary, Americana, traditional, blues and Celtic folk music! Last year’s festival presented more than 100 performers on... Read more »
July AHA! Night – Kids Rule @ Downtown New Bedford
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
July AHA! Night - Kids Rule @ Downtown New Bedford | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States
5:00 pm
AHA! (Art-History-Architecture) Night is New Bedford’s Free arts and culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month in downtown New Bedford. Each month has a different theme; two weeks before each AHA!... Read more »