EVENTS

What’s going on? Events in New Bedford.

There’s always something happening in New Bedford! The Taste of SouthCoast, New Bedford JazzFest, New Bedford Folk Festival, Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival, Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, Seaport Chowder Festival, Working Waterfront Festival, Oktoberfest, and the Summer Sound Series: Friday evening block party-style concerts in historic downtown (Whew! Did you catch all of that?!)

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Calendar of Events
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell presents the 2022 Summer Sound Series! Come and celebrate the summer with FREE outdoor concerts, Block Party style, every Friday! On August 26th, get down with Felix Brown Band on Union Street!... Read more »
Downtown New Bedford
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell presents the 2022 Summer Sound Series! Come and celebrate the summer with FREE outdoor concerts, Block Party style, every Friday! On September 2nd Hip Shot will be playing on Purchase Street. The... Read more »
Downtown New Bedford
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell presents the 2022 Summer Sound Series! Come and celebrate the summer with FREE outdoor concerts, Block Party style, every Friday! On September 9th come see The Rosie Show! Since returning to her... Read more »
Downtown New Bedford
Sep 10 all-day
12:00 am
Join Attitude Academy of Performing Arts at our Open House, September 10 from 1:30pm to 4:30 pm. See the studio, meet the instructors, enjoy refreshments, try a preview class for $9.99, and take advantage of... Read more »
Attitude Academy of Performing Arts Studio
7:00 pm
Join us for an extraordinary evening of magic and illusion in support of The YMCA’s work to fight hunger. The most highly acclaimed female illusionist in America, Lyn Dillies, delivers a dazzling display of spectacular... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:00 pm
A concert of Broadway hits that explores what shelters us -both emotionally and physically. The concert is presented in partnership with DATMA as a companion event to Shelter 2022-2023. FEATURING Jennifer Caraluzzi Emily Harmon Eduardo... Read more »
Gallery X
6:00 pm
Mayor Jon Mitchell presents the 2022 Summer Sound Series! Come and celebrate the summer with FREE outdoor concerts, Block Party style, every Friday! On September 16th we’re bringing the Islanders to New Bedford! Hailing from... Read more »
Downtown New Bedford
Sep 17 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
New England-based Eagles tribute, ANOTHER TEQUILA SUNRISE, has been performing to sell-out crowds across the country for over twenty years! The standing ovations and thunderous applause emphasize that this group is the premier Eagles Tribute... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Oct 9 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
Billy Ocean is an award-winning recording artist best known for a string of pop and soul anthems in the ’70s and ’80s, including the Grammy Award-winning “Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run),” “When... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
3:00 pm
Celebrating those who built the foundation of popular music today! Todd Baptista brings the original voices of doo wop to New Bedford, and this year’s Doo Wop XIX: The Real Deal stars five original rock’n’roll,... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
An inspiring tale filled with laughter and adventure, The Three Musketeers is a reminder to all that courage, honesty, and valor can change the world! Beloved around the globe, The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
8:00 pm
Eddie B. soared to new heights by creating his own opportunity starting with his series of comical videos titled “What Teachers Really Want to Say.” In a matter of hours, those videos sparked the attention... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
7:00 pm
The true story of Hollywood glamour and scientific genius! HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr explores the life of the Viennese-born Hollywood film star of the 1930s-1950s. A glamorous siren of the silver... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
8:00 pm
Hélder Moutinho is first and foremost a fadista of startling depth and invention with a long family lineage devoted to fado (brothers Camané and Pedro Moutinho are remarkable in their own right ). Hélder is... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
8:00 pm
Part Jimi Hendrix, part James Brown, and all New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is the bandleader and front man of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. He has gained international acclaim for his trombone and... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
Nov 13 @ 3:00 pm
3:00 pm
**Please note: audience will be required to wear masks for this performance*** What started out in 1982 at a Western Massachusetts elderly housing project has developed into the stereotype-defying, generation-crossing musical extravaganza better known as... Read more »
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center