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June 2022

Steve Sweeney presents TOWNIE: A One Man Show

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

Steve Sweeney, comedian, actor, producer, writer and key figure in Boston’s cultural landscape, headlines in his much acclaimed one-man-show, TOWNIE, as part of the “One Man Festival” He employs observational humor and imagery to transport audiences back to his hardnosed childhood in Charlestown, MA – and later survive the raucous 60’s and 70’s as he builds an entertainment career and searches for life’s deeper meaning.
From countless acting roles and appearances in film such as, ‘The Equalizer’ and Farrelly Brothers movies; to being a featured guest on ‘Late Night’ with David Letterman, Joe Rogan, Bill Burr and Comedy Central; to hosting radio shows on WZLX and WATD; and starring in a Boston based sitcom, as well as, appearing in thousands of live performances in America’s top comedy venues, Steve Sweeney has a proven gift for pleasing audiences of all ages and backgrounds and creating a following that keeps coming back for more. Purchase Tickets

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July 2022

Blizzard of OZZ (formerly OZZmosis) Ozzy/Rhoads Tribute

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

THE DISTRICT CENTER FOR THE ARTS IS PROUD TO PRESENT A TRIBUTE PERFORMANCE COMMEMORATING THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PASSING OF RANDY RHOADS

Blizzard of OZZ: the Ozzy and Rhoads Tribute (formerly OZZmosis) is the most authentic Rhoads-era Ozzy tribute in New England, with the exact outfits, same guitar models and Marshall stacks he rocked through!

With the 40th anniversary of the passing of Randy Rhoads occurring just days before, Blizzard of OZZ promises to pay tribute to the genius guitarist with a remembrance show full of his best moments, played with amazing accuracy, technical ability, and most importantly: heart. Get ready to rock, dance, and maybe shed a tear or two for a sun that set too soon.Purchase Tickets

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Gypsy – Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac Celebration

July 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
$25

Gypsy faithfully recreates Stevie Nicks’ live show with striking accuracy. Diane Lutz gives a stunning performance as Stevie Nicks with spot-on vocals and visuals that magically capture Nicks’ stage presence. Purchase Tickets

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JOURNEY NIGHT w/ Frontiers – The World’s #1 Tribute to Journey

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

Frontiers is the world’s number one tribute to Journey. These five talented, skilled, renowned NYC area musicians recreate the music of Journey to perfection, note for note - every nuance, every iconic riff, all the feels. Frontiers covers all the greatest hits of Journey, taking you back to the late 70’s during Journey’s magical inception with Gregg Rolie and Neal Schon, and to the 80’s with Steve Perry and Jonathan Cain, when Journey’s timeless, chart topping hits such as Open Arms, Separate Ways, Send Her My Love, Faithfully, Stone in Love, Don’t Stop Believing, Who’s Crying Now, Anyway You Want It, and many others ruled the airwaves. Purchase Tickets

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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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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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Scott Brown & The Diplomats: US Senator, Ambassador, Rocker…

August 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
$15

VIP MEET AND GREET includes reserved seating, meet and greet with Scott and the band, t-shirt and photo!
Scott Brown and the Diplomats is an offshoot of a band formed in New Zealand and recently headed by former US Senator and former US Ambassador Scott Brown.
The last event by the band was in Wellington New Zealand in front of 15,000 fans at Beervanna at Sky Stadium. Playing together for almost 4 years, the band compiled an impressive list of venues. Upon returning from duty in New Zealand, Brown sought out some of the most talented area musicians to reform the band into Scott Brown and the Diplomats.
This talented, rockin' group of musicians have played with some of New England’s best talent and bands. Their great selection of hits that people have grown up with and enjoyed listening and dancing to is legendary in New Zealand and will be the same in the USA. 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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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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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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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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The Elvis, Cash, Fogerty show w/ Robert Black

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 biggest show yet!
Three legendary tributes in one show, featuring the music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and John Fogerty! All performed live by the incredible Robert Black Band. 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

Aging Disgracefully – A Comedic Look at Growing Old!

October 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States

Veteran comics Charlie Hall (Ocean State Follies) and Doreen Collins
(RI Comedy Hall of Fame) have created a new comedy show poking
fun at the perks and pitfalls of growing old. From bifocals to bingo,
this dynamic duo covers it all in stand-up, skits and sassy song
parodies. Both "seasoned" citizens themselves, Doreen and Charlie
share their own personal- always hysterical- insights and anecdotes
as they wrestle with the aging process. There's lots of audience
interaction, a dab of poetry, and a celebrity appearance that's not to
be missed!

So spend a few senior moments with Doreen Collins, Charlie Hall,
and AGING DISGRACEFULLY. Purchase Tickets

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The Fools – Original Boston Rock Legends!

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

The Fools barged onto the Boston music scene with their first single “She Looks All Right in the Dark”. Known for their outrageous live performances the band quickly gathered a loyal and ever-growing audience. Their first national (and then international) hit record, “Psycho Chicken,” was a parody of Talking Heads’ Psycho Killer. With the signing of the band to EMI Records came the first two albums “Sold Out” and “Heavy Mental”. Purchase Tickets

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CARS TRIBUTE Best Friends Girl – The #1 Cars Experience!

October 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
District Center for the Arts, 15 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
$20

Best Friends Girl- The Cars Experience recreate the timeless hits of The Cars spanning a 35-year career, with over 23 million albums sold and having more than 22 songs on the Billboard top 100. The Cars undoubtedly left their mark in popular culture with notable hits like “Best Friends Girl,” “Shake It Up,” “Magic,” “Lets Go” and of course, “Moving in Stereo” which gained notoriety from its placement in the movie “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” The Trucks are comprised of lifelong, top-notch, professional musicians whose goal is to keep the music of The Cars alive with every performance! Purchase Tickets

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