Discover more from MVacay
🎶 Roundup: Live Music on MV
nightly venues, special events and series, and local bands/djs to know
There is just something about live performances in the summer with a beer in hand that really makes it feel like it’s vacation!
Below, I’ve rounded up where you can find live music on a nightly basis, where you can grab tickets for special events and series, and some of the top local talent to keep an eye out for.
You can find live music almost any night of the week at the following locations
The Ritz (nearly every night, mostly year-round)
Port Hunter (mostly every night, seasonal)
Offshore Ale (once a week)
Noman’s (outdoor, often during the day!)
Bad Martha Brewery (outdoor, especially on weekends)
PA Club (indoor/outdoor depending on the event, truly year-round)
The best way to know what’s going on? Many of these list events on their social media pages, the Vineyard Gazette Calendar, and we include highlights in our Weekend Updates as well!
Special Events Venues
The most popular locations you will find live music: The Strand, The Loft, The Tabernacle, PathwayARTS, and island churches and libraries. We do our best to round these events up and link to ticket sales. They are included in our Weekend Updates if you subscribe!
Special Events / Series
MV Summer Concert Series
Hosted at a variety of locations (Old Whaling Church, Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center, The Loft), the MV Summer Concert Series features a variety of musical acts in intimate settings. Check out the lineup here and buy tickets.
The Tabernacle at MVCMA
Sunset Concert Series - Each Friday during the season they will host a concert in their Sunset Concert Series. All concerts are open to the public and they welcome free-will donations.
Special Events - check out their constantly updated Calendar or our Weekend Updates to find out about their concerts on other days of the week
Featherstone Center for the Arts
Featherstone will be hosting musical performances on the Art Barn's deck (or outdoor stage). Tickets are $20 per person, they go on sale to the public at 12PM/noon a week prior.
Musical Mondays - rotating music acts each week
Johnny Hoy Fridays - Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish will play every Friday night
Sunday Nights at Ocean Park
The town of Oak Bluffs sponsors a live music performance from the gazebo in Ocean Park each Sunday evening at 5:30! The lineup and dates haven’t yet been announced for 2023, but we will update here when we know more!
Vineyard Haven band also plays at 7:30 on Sunday nights
First Friday Vineyard Haven
The First Friday of each month during the season in VH you can find live music at Owen Park!
Beach Road Weekend
The annual festival features some huge names that span over a long weekend in August and brings many visitors to the island. We love the lineups each year - be sure to add this to your list! MV Soundfest
Annually on Memorial Day Weekend, Soundfest is a new event located behind The Cove in VH with a variety of music acts.
Music in the Square (Eisenhower Gallery)
The Eisenhower Gallery hosts a weekly concert series on Thursdays in the square, featuring free performances
Dock Dance Edgartown Wharf
Dock Dance performs on Edgartown Memorial Wharf on Tuesday nights! You can enjoy a great view of the harbor as well.
MVYRadio Porch Concert Series
MVY Radio hosts a weekly concert series on the porch of Winnetu Resort that features acoustic, free performances.
Local Bands + DJs to Know on MV
If you spend enough time on MV, you’ll start to recognize some of the same constant local favorites time and time again. If you’re making a bucket list of acts to see, be sure to include these names!
Mike Benjamin and Friends
Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish
Dukes of Circuit Ave
Holy Rock n Roll Revival
Pickpocket Bluegrass Band
DJ Smooth B
DJ Ricky Prime
Did I miss someone or some place that should’ve made the list? Send me a kind note at email@example.com and I’ll happily add you to ensure we are up-to-date! xx