Beach Road Weekend Music Festival

The largest on-Island music festival is coming to Vineyard Haven this year, back in full force after a limited return in 2021. From Friday, August 26 through Sunday August 28, Veterans Memorial Park will host more than thirty musical acts (as well as food and drink purveyors and other vendors) for the Beach Road Weekend Music Festival.

The Avett Brothers, Beck and Wilco will be headlining each of the days, along with performances from Khruangbin, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Lord Huron, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams and many more. Three-day passes have already sold out; however presale one-day passes and VIP Skydeck tickets are still available. More ticketing information can be found at A portion of proceeds will be contributed to local causes, including support for music programs at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.

MV Concert Series

Throughout July and August, the MV Concert Series (brought to you by the same folks who organize Beach Road) will bring musicians and comedians to perform on-Island. This series focuses on cultivating more intimate experiences than Beach Road, and hosts solo artists and bands in individual performances.

Events will take place at The Loft nightclub, the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center, and the Old Whaling Church, and feature such acts as Preservation Jazz Band, Bearly Dead, Graham Nash, the Indigo Girls, and Ladysmith Black Mambaza.

Tickets and event information can be found at

Classical Music Series at the 
Chappaquiddick Community Center

The community center on the island across from Edgartown harbor will host classical and contemporary classical ensembles this summer. Series performers encompass a range of genres in the classical music space, from a baroque The Art of the Trio with Chatham Baroque to a selection of stringed chamber music with the Verona Quartet. A full series schedule along with ticketing info can be found at Performances are limited to an 80 person maximum capacity indoors, so advance ticket purchase is recommended. Performances are July 16, July 23, August 6 and August 24.


The Regulars

Listen to live music weekly at these Island venues. Schedules, times, and musicians are always subject to change so be sure to check for the latest information.



Where: 30 Featherstone Lane, Oak Bluffs

Price: $20

When: Monday and Friday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in July, 6 to 7:30 p.m. in August.

What: Family friendly music every Monday; Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish every Friday night. The Art Barn deck serves as the stage and the lawn as seating. Bring your own chair.

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Where: 15 Island Inn Road, Oak Bluffs

Price: Free

When: Every Thursday night, frequent shows on every other weekday, 6 to 9 p.m.

What: Guitarist and singers – frequently local musicians – entertain on the open lawn and patio. Food and drink are for sale.

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The Ritz Cafe

Where: 4 Circuit avenue, Oak Bluffs

When: Music or events every night, lineup posted weekly.

Price: No cover charge

What: Bar founded in the 40’s, the Ritz hosts local rockers and DJs weekly. Drinks are available at the bar, food is available from Dilly’s Taqueria.

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WMVY Porch 
Concert Series

Where: Winnetu Oceanside Resort, 31 Dunes Road, Edgartown

When: Tuesdays at 6 p.m., July 12 to August 16

Price: Free

What: A group of eclectic artists brought together for an outdoor concert series by the Island’s flagship radio station.

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Portuguese American Club

Where: 137 Vineyard avenue, Oak Bluffs

Price: Varies by event, donations always accepted.

When: Musical happy hour every Wednesday; several musical acts each week.

What: Local nonprofit organization formed in 1930 that hosts weekly events to support a rotating list of local causes. Food available at Mo’s Lunch Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the same location.

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The Port Hunter

Where: 55 Main street, Edgartown

When: Live music every Friday and Saturday; other performances scheduled periodically.

Price: No cover charge

What: Raw bar, cocktails and restaurant featuring on- and off-Island artists weekly. Seats fill fast.

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Music in the Square

Where: 38 North Water Street, Edgartown

When: Every other Thursday night, 6 to 8 p.m. (first event of the month – July 14).

Price: Free

What: Open air concerts performed in the brick square in front of the Eisenhauer Gallery. Spectators are free to come and go.

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Open Mic Night

Where: 58 Main street, Vineyard Haven

When: Every other Thursday night, 6 to 8 p.m. (first event of the month - July 5).

Price: Free

What: Open mic for anyone who wishes to perform or hear live music. Hosted indoors at the Island Music instrument store.

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