The Center is host to as many concerts each year as the campus’ schedule allows.  Local, regional and international artists perform on the Center’s main stage, art gallery and art studio.  The Center is also a proud host to the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival and the Provincetown Jazz Festival.



Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

Saturday, October 7

Payomet Performing Arts Center in association with Cotuit Center for the Arts welcomes Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes to the Barnstable Performing Arts Center!

Cape Cod Sings! A Cappella Festival

Saturday, October 14 at 2:00pm

Please join the Cape Cod Surftones, the Cranberry Shores Chorus, and Centertonix for two hours of vocal harmonies! These year-round Cape Cod a cappella ensembles will entertain you with show tunes, ballads, contemporary songs, and oldies. Come prepared to be delighted by these talented community-based groups!

Rhythm Future Quartet

November 4

"DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW, PEOPLE!!" - David Kuehn    

When four young jazz virtuosos decided to join forces, the Rhythm Future Quartet was born. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions.

Darlene Love at Tilden Arts Center

November 11 & 12

Cotuit Center for the Arts and Payomet Performing Arts Center present the fabulous, fashion-plated, effervescent, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and "Twenty Feet From Stardom" star, Darlene Love, at the Tilden Arts Center in West Barnstable.

Tom Rush in Concert

December 5

A folk legend who combines great songs and stories for a wonderful night of music. Always a sell out!

Tom Rush's impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the '60s and the renaissance of the '80s and '90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty and Garth Brooks have cited Tom as major influences. His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor. Subsequently, his Club 47 concerts brought attention to emerging artists such as Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin.

6th Annual Ukulele Festival

December 9

Join us for this celebration of the ukulele, with some of the Cape's best ukers!  After performances by local Uke talents, the “Uke-A-Long” closes the show and gives everyone with a ukulele an opportunity to perform onstage in a rousing celebration of the growing popularity of ukulele.

Chandler Travis Philharmonic

December 29

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic is a 9-piece ensemble from Boston that includes a horn section, string bass, keyboard, mandocello, guitar, drums, accordion, and singing valet.