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July 2022

East Coast Alice – The Ultimate Alice Cooper Experience

July 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
$25

Hello, Hooray, Let the Show begin cause we're ready! East Coast Alice, the Ultimate tribute to the Godfather of Shock Rock, Alice Cooper, rolls out all the theatrical suspense and generation spanning music you would expect from one of Coopers live shows. Circus freaks and hula hoops, electric chairs, guillotines, The Evil Nurse, and Frankenstein’s monster, only begin to tell the story that unfolds before your eyes, as East Coast Alice takes you on a musical journey that encompasses all the horror and vaudeville shtick you have come to expect from the Master of Madness! Purchase Tickets

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Living on a Bad Name – A Bon Jovi Celebration

July 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
$25

Living On A Bad Name is the most preferred Bon Jovi tribute act in America today. Replacing the real Bon Jovi at the 2013 New York State Fair, this is a true national act. A can't miss, fun, wide-appeal act with frontman Ken Pittman performing as Jon Bon Jovi and world renowned guitarist Ethan Brosh (Fifth Angel, Steelheart, Michael Sweet Band). It's tough to imagine a better Bon Jovi tribute act anywhere. Purchase Tickets

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Motley Crue Tribute SHOUT AT THE DEVIL w/ featured guest BAND INC.

July 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
$20

SHOUT AT THE DEVIL is New England's tribute to Mötley Crüe! With female fronted vocals and authentic replica costumes and equipment of the Shout tour of 1984 SHOUT AT THE DEVIL is ready to give you the full Crüe experience like you've never seen it before!

BAND INC starts the night with a mix of originals and classic rock played with intensity and a love for the audience that is absolutely unrivaled! Featuring Giuliana Amaral, Singer/ bassist, Limelight Magazine awarded Best Female Vocalist of the Year. Purchase Tickets

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The Portuguese Kids – The Funnier Side of Growing up Portuguese!

July 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
$25

Highlighting the funnier side of growing up with ethnic parents, The Portuguese Kids have been creating comedy for over 18 years with funny parodies, sketch comedy videos and funny TikTok's. In between creating content you can find them live on stage with their unique comedy show that mixes sketch, improv and music with an ethnic twist for a one of a kind live experience! Purchase Tickets

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DeadBeat – Tribute to the Good Ole’ Grateful Dead

July 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
$15

Get ready for a Grateful Dead night the way only the District can bring it to you with YOUR New England Tribute to the Good Ole' Grateful Dead - DeadBeat! Purchase Tickets

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Calamity Brain – FREE general admission! Rock, Funk, Ska, Reggae

July 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
FREE

FREE GENERAL ADMISSION! RESERVED ADMISSION ONLY $10
New adventures in original rock, funk, ska, reggae and blues with some choice covers! Purchase Tickets

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KISS/POISON DOUBLE FEATURE Kiss Forever with Nothin’ But a Good Time – Poison Tribute

July 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
$15

KISS/POISON DOUBLE HEADER!

Boasting the full stage show and a sound that will make you believe you are at an actual KISS concert- KISS Forever will change everything you think you know about tribute bands!

If you're looking for Nothin' But a Good Time, then you've come to the right place! NOTHIN' BUT A GOOD TIME bring the high octane stage antics and wild energy that are the hallmarks of a live Poison experience! Purchase Tickets

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August 2022

John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band – Multi-Platinum Selling Rockers

August 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
$35

After a decade-long run on the Northeast music scene during which they became recognized as one of the best and most popular unsigned acts in the country, John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown finally broke through nationally with leader John Cafferty’s score to the motion picture, “Eddie & The Cruisers”. The soundtrack was awarded a triple platinum certification by the RIAA and led to their own recording contract with Columbia Records. Their second album, “Tough All Over”, was a best seller and gained them an international audience. After forty years, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band is an on-going and in-demand attraction and is unquestionably one of the greatest and most successful acts in Rhode Island music history. Purchase Tickets

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Nasty Habits – A Rolling Stones Tribute

August 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
$15

Nasty Habits is coming to the District with a Rolling Stones experience like you've never seen before! Don't miss the party, get your tickets now! Purchase Tickets

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Fast Times – TOTALLY RAD 80s Experience!

August 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
$20

Boasting wild hair, keytars, and all the stick twirls you can handle, the visual appeal of FAST TIMES can only be matched by their relentless musical output on stage. It is a complete 80's extravaganza of non-stop high energy, full costumes and top notch performance. This is THE TOTALLY RAD 80's Experience!!! Purchase Tickets

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The Star Club – A New Kind of Beatles Experience

August 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States

If popular music had a big bang it was The Beatles hitting the scene. There's a magic in Beatles music that transcends all barriers. The music they wrote will echo across the universe forever. The Star Club are going to help you to hear and feel that echo while spreading the joy and love that those songs bring. Purchase Tickets

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Annabel Lee – Sarah and Matt Borrello

August 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
$15

Sarah and Matt Borrello present a special Thursday evening with Annabel Lee.

Annabel Lee is a Los Angeles rock and roll artist known for her unhinged stage persona and “high octane” (Earmilk) vocals. Her songwriting is raw and unfiltered with themes surrounding womanhood, empowerment, self-reliance and hidden strength. Getting her start performing at hardcore shows around New England, Annabel brings that kind of unbridled energy to her shows, where everyone is on the cusp of losing their shit.

Annabel Lee was direct support on Amanda Palmer’s tour and has had songs featured on shows such as Mrs. Fletcher (HBO), Lucifer (Netflix), The Rookie (ABC), and Songland (NBC) Purchase Tickets

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FULL TILT presents DISTRICT 90S NIGHT! w/ special guest SLEEP MODE

August 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
$15

It's a 1990s party like only the District can throw! Special opening performance by Motif Magazine's 2022 Favorite Prog/Emo act award winners SLEEP MODE!
Full Tilt is a 6 piece party rock band specializing in 90s alternative, grunge, pop and rock and roll! Special surprise guests plus DISTRICT TRIVIA CHALLENGE: 90S EDITION guarantee a next level 90s EXPERIENCE! Purchase Tickets

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Lady Supreme – A Diana Ross Experience

August 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States

Lady Supreme: A Diana Ross Experience is a spectacular tribute to the life and work of the Supreme Diva. Accompanied by her band, Deanna Carroll covers the hits of the Supremes to Diana’s solo sensations with spot-on vocals. Purchase Tickets

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September 2022

Whammer Jammer: A J. Geils Band Tribute

September 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
$20

WHAMMER JAMMER a Tribute to Boston's own The J.Geils Band. Comprised of 6 dedicated musicians honoring the greatest party band of all time. Purchase Tickets

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Country Wild Heart Band – Live Contemporary Country Music and Dance

September 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
$15

Today's Country hits played live, honestly and with real heart- that's what you'll get from an evening with Country Wild Heart. Dance and sing along to all the best of contemporary country with some of the region's finest and longest standing devotees to the simple art of good music played well with friends and family! Purchase Tickets

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Chicago Total Access – The Best of Chicago

September 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
$25

Chicago Total Access is a music group made up of 10 talented musicians who all grew up listening to the music of the 60s and 70s. Our group is dedicated to the music of the American rock band “Chicago”. There is no other American Rock n Roll band with horns that has influenced more musicians, is loved by millions of people worldwide and has become such a deep part of Americana as the band Chicago. Purchase Tickets

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Moondance: The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert

September 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
$25

Rock and roll doesn’t get any better than Van Morrison. Van the Man has done it all - from classic rockers like Brown Eyed Girl and Domino to legendary tunes like Tupelo Honey and Into The Mystic, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has never failed to impress music lovers around the globe.
Moondance is the ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert. This incredible show captures the Van Morrison concert experience like no other. You’ll hear classic tunes - Brown Eyed Girl, Moondance, Domino, It Stoned Me, Tupelo Honey, Wild Night, Into The Mystic, Caravan - just to name a few. The show is packed with one VM classic after the next. Purchase Tickets

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Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty Tribute

September 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
$25

WON'T BACK DOWN celebrates the music and life of Tom Petty!
This show is dedicated to the remembrance of Tom Petty featuring songs written and/or performed over his entire career with The Heartbreakers and as a solo artist. Purchase Tickets

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STANDUP COMEDY with RAY HARRINGTON, MATT BARRY, KATIE ARROYO

September 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
$20

The District Comedy Series returns with 3 of Boston's hottest standup comedians!

Ray Harrington is an infectiously charming comedian who performs across the globe with hilariously irreverent material and marvelous improvisational riffing that embraces the uncomfortable and the absurd with a smile. He’s been seen on Conan, and his documentary BE A MAN won the LA Comedy Festival before premiering exclusively on Hulu. His first album from Stand Up! Records, The Worst Is Over, debuted at the top of the comedy charts on Amazon and iTunes. His latest album, Overwhelmed, debuted at Number 1 on Amazon and at the top of the Billboard Comedy Charts.

With featured guest Matt Barry and hosted by the hilarious Katie Arroyo. Purchase Tickets

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Completely Unchained – The Ultimate Van Halen Tribute Band

September 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
$25

Who doesn’t love the way Van Halen rocked the world from 1978 to 1984? They had it all, including the best guitarist on the planet. A lead singer with the biggest personality in our Solar System. A bass player who laid down the law on bass while singing pristine harmonies over the top. And a drummer who kicked everyone’s butt. They created some of the best tunes ever heard on the radio and they all smiled those big smiles while doing it. Every show was a huge party and it just felt good. Purchase Tickets

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Sweet Hitchhiker – The Creedence Clearwater Revival Experience

September 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
$15

Award winning tribute artist Robert Black returns to the District with his incredible tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival- Sweet Hitch-Hiker!

The members of Sweet Hitch-Hiker have recreated a slice of the timeless musical catalog of CCR while staying true to the spirit of the original recordings. Purchase Tickets

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Dean Ford and the Beautiful Ones: The Ultimate Tribute 2 Prince

September 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
$30

Dressed 2 the 9's, Dean Ford embodies PRINCE with every fiber of his being, giving you a show as close as you will ever get to the real thing. Ford and company perform all the hits you know and love, including the “Purple Rain” album in its entirety. But, it's more than just the songs. He's got the look, the moves, and the sounds down jaw-droppingly well. So well, you'll forget it's only a tribute. Purchase Tickets

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American Who: Celebrating the Power and Passion of the Who

September 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
$20

American WHO is the Hottest tribute in New England- totally committed to a celebration of the Power and Passion of THE WHO, an incredible recreation of one of the greatest British rock bands from the 1960s to the present.

​Unlike many tributes, The American WHO doesn’t go for recreating the entire studio sound, they prefer to ROCK IT like the WHO did when playing LIVE back in their heyday with the Thunder, Lightning and Vocals that made them the greatest live act ever. Purchase Tickets

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October 2022

Best of Foo – Foo Fighters Experience

October 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
$15

Best of Foo bring the high energy excitement of a live Foo Fighters experience up close and personal where you can feel like you're really part of the action! Every show is a high wire experience as Best of Foo faithfully recreate the iconic band's setlist. Purchase Tickets

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Music

The Taunton District Center for the Arts presents a spectrum of musical acts from the 1930s to the present day. Come and enjoy great original acts like Jonathan Edwards, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, Cheryl Wheeler and Aztec Twostep along with great covers of traditional rock bands.

Comedy

District Comedy Series brings top regional and national comedy acts to Taunton every month. Check the District Comedy Series calendar for a hilarious night of fun.

Other Events

The District Center for the Arts is available for weddings, receptions and showers, educational seminars, art shows, and corporate and charitable events. Food and bar service is available for all events.

Welcome to

The District Center For The Arts

The former Taunton District Court building was originally built in 1826 and you can feel the history when you walk by. The many court cases over the years saw American culture evolve from post-revolutionary life to the way we do things today.

This project is super important for many reasons. It maintains one of the sweetest sections in the downtown of the city of Taunton. The project will create a new art center that will provide local artists and musicians a state of the art facility for Bristol County and beyond.

We look forward to the fun and excitement The District Center For The Arts will bring to the businesses and residents of the city of Taunton.

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