Fall Festies

The calendar still reads ‘summer’ until the 22nd, but any true Cape Codder feels the tremendous shift that occurs after Labor Day. The streets are (for the most part) quieter and the kids are back in school…but there is plenty of time left to have some summer fun. This month (our favorite!) plays host to a lengthy list of events and parties including some impressive music festivals that aren’t to be missed!

Check out this weekend’s Second Annual Americana Hootenanny at the Cotuit Center for the Artson Saturday, September 6 from 5:30-10pm. This “good old-fashioned blues, brews and BBQ throwdown” boasts an impressive lineup of Americana-inspired musicians from Cape Cod and beyond. Boogie down to the sounds of Mark Kilianski & Lucia ThomasSarah Swain and the Oh BoysMark Erelli and Jim Kweskin with Dan Kellar and Matthew Berlin. Amidst the rootsy sounds of fiddles, banjos, harmonicas (and everything in between), a traditional BBQ will be served fromSmokestack Urban Barbecue. Dinner is available for purchase in advance and vegetarian options are available as well. We’ll see you on the dance floor!

Next up on the calendar is the 5th Annual Cranberry Jam at the Harwich Cranberry Arts and Music Festival held at Brooks Park in Harwich Center on September 13 and 14. WOMR(#communityradiorocks!) plays host to this year’s rockin’ lineup, which has Grand Public, Monica RizzioSteve Morgan & the KingfishThe Daggers and The Spampinato Brothers hitting the the stage on Saturday. Sunday’s jam includes Frank & Chev6 East and Link Montana & the Rough Riders. The event also features over 100 arts, craft and food vendors and family-friendly activities. It’s a great way to spend a beautiful September weekend!

The month closes out with the final installment of the LoveLocal Fest summer series at Aselton Park in Hyannis. This event celebrates all things local and highlights local artists, creators and designers as well as a full day of local music! The September Edition LoveListenLocal Stage showcases Kathleen Healy6 EastCatie FlynnSmoke and MirrorsLink Montana and Sarah Swain and the Oh Boys. Peruse the vendor marketplace, nosh on FiddlestixSomething Sweetand The Local Scoop and dance the summer away with the whole family.

Also, save the date: October kicks off with one of the most exciting music festivals coming to the Cape. We can’t wait for the Vinegrass Music Festival at Truro Vineyards on Saturday, October 4 – get your tickets now and check out their camping options too.

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