Live Shows with the best of New England Swing Bands!
07/24/2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The O-Tones Summer Concert Lancaster MA
The O-Tones Summer Concert Lancaster MA for Thayer Memorial Library series. A fun trio of Mary Witt (vocals & bass), John Caban (guitar & vocals) and Andy Lantz (piano) will play music for the Thayer Memorial Library summer concert series on the town green in Lancaster, MA. Rain or shine, the show will go on! Rain location is Lancaster Town Hall.
Lancaster’s Town Hall will serve as the backup performance venue in the event there is inclement weather. But when it’s nice outside, the concerts will be held in the gazebo located on the Town Green!
Town Green - 701 Main St, Lancaster, MA, 01523
Karen Silverthorn email@example.com
07/25/2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
The O-Tones at Progression Brewery Northampton
The O-Tones at Progression Brewery Northampton, music with good food and beer! This new local brewery is a hit in the community with its tasty menu, great beer, and friendly atmosphere. A fun place to hang out with friends and listen to music surrounded by art. The old Don Gleason’s camping store turned into a cool, new restaurant. The O-Tones trio will feature Mary Witt’s soulful vocals and groovin’ bass along with John Caban’s sizzling blues and soul solos and Ben Kohn’s jazzy and funky piano playing.
Progression Brewery - 9 Pearl St, Northampton, MA, 01060
Music at Progression Brewery Music@ProgBrew.com
07/27/2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The O-Tones at Historic Northampton summer show! Historic Northampton has invited The O-Tones to perform for their outdoor music series, with a rain location backup, of course. Music from the gazebo with the audience on the summer lawn, music will entertain the listeners with Swing, Soul, Latin, and Motown. Band members will show you a great time for summertime, with Annie Patterson, Mary Witt, and John Caban on vocals and guitar and bass with Kerry Blount on sax, Ben Kohn on piano, and Doug Plavin on drums.
Historic Northampton - 46 Bridge Street, Northampton, MA, 01060
Laurie Sanders firstname.lastname@example.org
08/01/2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Music and dancing with a view!
Music and dancing with a view! Join The O-Tones for a show at the top of a mountain at Summit House.
The O-Tones are thrilled to be part of this concert series at the top of the Holyoke Range. With gorgeous views on a summer night in a historic house with room to dance, who could ask for more? This Summer Concert Series has been going on for a long time and The O-Tones will bring their styles of Swing, Blues, Soul, Motown and Latin to this beautiful historic site. And there’s even room to dance on a beautiful summer evening.
Advance tickets for all shows (highly recommended) will be available beginningJune 1st, and until 2:00 pm day of show (cash or check only), at four area businesses:
– Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, 172 Hockanum Road, Hadley
– Hadley Garden Center, 285 Russell Street (Rt. 9), Hadley
– Nuttelman’s Florists, 135 Woodlawn Avenue, Northampton
– Carey’s Flowers, 300 Newton Street (Rt. 116), South Hadley (closed July 1-4)
Gates open at 6:00 pm, and The Summit House will open at 7:00 pm. Picnicking is welcome (neither food nor beverages will be available for sale at the event). Tickets and parking are strictly limited, and carpooling from the base and halfway house is encouraged. The Summit House is wheelchair accessible. All hikers/walkers should please carry flashlights.
Porch Tickets: Once all 110 tickets for indoor seating have been sold, 60 “Porch Tickets” will be available for sale at the gate after 6:00 pm on a first-come, first-served basis. The music can be clearly heard on the porch, and patrons are welcome to bring their own lightweight, portable chairs. Please refer to this site for updates on shows.
At an elevation of 935 ft. overlooking the Pioneer Valley, the Summit House was built in 1851, and its earliest visitors reads like a Who’s Who of 19th-century writers, poets, artists and dignitaries such as Charles Dickens, Jenny Lind and Thomas Cole. Its original timbers are over a century and a half old, and the building has a warm acoustic resonance, like an enormous vintage wooden musical instrument perched on top of a mountain. The sunsets viewed from its porch can be the most spectacular in western New England. And, picnicking is both welcomed and encouraged on the rolling high grounds of J. A. Skinner State Park. It is an ideal, exhilarating place for an evening of friends, food, music, and nature in all its summer glory.
Summit House - 195 Skinner State Park Rd , Hadley, MA, 01035
Friends of The Mount Holyoke Range
08/04/2019 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dancing Laurel Park community building Northampton
Dancing Laurel Park community building Northampton will host The O-Tones! Laurel Park is a community neighborhood and welcomes The O-Tones to come play for them and the public at their beautiful historic community building. With a great wooden dance floor and old world charm, dancers will delight in the feeling of being transported back in time. Mary Witt (vocals & bass), John Caban (guitar & vocals), Ben Kohn (piano & vocals), and Jason Arnold (drums) will entertain you on the dance floor with Swing, Soul, Blue, Motown and Oldies!
The camp at Laurel Park was founded in 1872 as a Methodist summer retreat and used as a site for religious camp meetings and other spiritual services. At the same time, it became a site for the popular traveling Chautauqua festivals of the era. The grounds were developed with the ideals of the Chautauqua movement in mind: as a place to gather and create an open air “university of ideas” focused on lifelong learning through nature, music, oration and the arts. This goal was the impetus for building Normal Hall and the Tabernacle, structures whose original purpose was to provide space for teaching and performing.
Throughout the late 1800’s and early 1900’s Laurel Park was known as a gathering place where Pioneer Valley residents could come to be entertained, educated and inspired. Thousands of people came to traveling Chautauqua events on the grounds to hear the best-known speakers and entertainers of the day.
Laurel Park - Route 5, Northampton, MA, 01060
Laura Pravitz email@example.com
08/09/2019 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Senior summer show Northfield MA
Northfield Town Hall pavilion - Main St, Northfield, MA, 01360
Pamela Eldridge firstname.lastname@example.org
08/11/2019 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Summer funky and New Orleans music!
Summer funky and New Orleans music outside at The Deck Bar at Union Station in New Orleans. Ready for some rockin’, funky grooves for summertime outdoor eating and drinking? Join The O-Tones quartet for some cool vibes with Mary Witt (soulful vocals & groovin’ bass), John Caban (vocals and sizzling guitar), Ben Kohn (funky piano) and Kerry Blount (hot sax). The Deck Bar is a great place to hang with music outside while feasting on their delectable food and drinks.
Deck Bar at Union Station - 125A Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA, 01060
Live Shows with the best of New England Swing Bands! The O-Tones, a hot New England Swing & Motown band, appeals to all ages. With lots of soul, they’ll melt your hearts & get your feet dancing. The O-Tones band has been playing for events in New England since 1990 & is a dynamic entity. They are considered by many to be of the best swing bands New England. Over their lifespan, various singers & instrumentalists have lent their talents to the band’s fun & professional Swing, Motown, Blues, & Soul sound.
The basic New England Swing Band is 6-piece with three singers, sax, guitar, piano, bass, & drums, but this talented group performs regularly in many forms, ranging from duo to the full 6-piece and even a 14-piece big band! They can play for weddings, parties, dances, fundraisers, & other events. Perfect music for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, as well as dancing! They have many happy clients to recommend them.
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