Upcoming Shows

All shows begin at 7:30pm, doors at 7, unless otherwise specified.
Tickets available locally at Sweet Cakes, the Alternative Food Co-op, and Looney Tunes II in Wakefield, and online at Brown Paper Tickets.

Sunday, September 21, 3pm

Hiroya Tsukamoto (Japan) and Lilit Mardiyan (Armenia)

Tickets are $10 at the door and now available online at BrownPaperTickets.com.

Two extraordinary guitarists performing solo original and classical works.
Hiroya Tsukamoto is a guitarist and composer originally from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing banjo when he was thirteen years old. In 2000, he received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the US. Since then, he has been performing internationally including several appearances with his group at Blue Note in New York and released five albums as a leader. He recently performed on Japanese National TV program (NHK-TV). Hiroya has developed unique acoustic music which is sometimes described as “Cinematic acoustic music”

“Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us to an impressionistic journey” -Boston Herald

“…chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended!” -Jazz Review.com

About Lilit Mardiyan:

Lilit Mardiyan took her first guitar lessons at the age of 8 under direction of Armen Gevorgyan. Then she continued her studies in Yerevan State Conservatory and USC Thornton School of Music, Los Angeles, California, studying with Pepe Romero.

Since 2013 she has been doing graduate work at Yale University. Her program will consist of challenging and beautiful works for classical guitar.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity.

Buy tickets for Hiroya Tsukamoto and Lilit Mardiyan!



Saturday, September 27

Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards

Rosie Newton and Richie Stearns

Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards


Rosie Newton and Richie Stearns


A fantastic acoustic double bill. Laura Cortese and her band (Mariel Vandersteel and Valerie Thompson) paired with, from Ithaca, the dynamic fiddle of Rosie Newton and Richie Stearns (of The Horse Flies) on clawhammer banjo.

Buy tickets for Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards and Richie and Rosie!

    Sunday, October 12, 4pm
    Blanca and Chuchi, guitar, violin and vocal music from Northern Spain

    Blanca and Chuchi

    Friday, October 17

    An Evening with April Verch

    April Verch



    April Verch has never sounded more comfortable in her skin than she does now, in the second decade of her career as an internationally touring Canadian fiddler, step dancer and singer-songwriter. Her ninth album, Bright Like Gold, captures a woman who’s fleshed out her identity and is in full command of her gifts, a woman who’s grown from a prodigy into an enduring artist—one of music’s most unforgiving public transitions—with grace and grit to spare.

      • The April Verch Band-rounded out by bassist and clawhammer banjo player Cody Walters and guitarist Hayes Griffin–is an energetic, virtuosic, tradition-celebrating outfit, not to mention one that’s not soon forgotten when they depart the stage. It doesn’t hurt that the thrilling grand finale involves Verch fiddling and step dancing-and often executing two entirely different intricate rhythmic patterns-at once. 

        Buy Tickets for April Verch!

        Cuddle Magic

        Death Vessel

          Saturday, November 15

          An Evening with The Gnomes

        The Gnomes

        Come November, Lily Pads gets gnomed! THE GNOMES play what can best be called global folk-fusion music – Celtic, Scandinavian, Russian, Eastern European, Caribbean, klezmer, and no shortage of originals. Members Phil Edmonds, Peter Breen, Matt Niebels, Mike Fischman and Cathy Clasper Torch, play everything from Irish whistle and button accordion to fiddle, keyboard, and er-hu; guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, and banjo to bass and percussion. And of course they sing!

        Come on out for an evening that will take you around the world and leave you smiling.

        Please check back for additional listings.

4 Responses to Upcoming Shows

  1. Easy to use website, all the info I need (when tickets go on sale). I have given tickets to the shows as birthday gifts. Me and my family/friends love the performances, the setting, great snacks at intermission, the acoustics, and not to mention time we get to spend together.

  2. Karen Stein says:

    Suggestion: Lloyd Kaplan and the Aristocats—- local group of 4 playing jazz standards. Age range about 80 years old. Lots of fun to listen to, and folks were dancing in the isles. Not exactly folk music, I guess, but fun to hear. They would probably do 1 set, and then you could have some other group or artist for the other half of the program.

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