Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Justin Timberlake and Jay Z Come to Fenway Park

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Friday, 9 Aug 2013

justinjayz-600-1361552903This weekend pop music heavyweights Justin Timberlake and Jay Z bring their Legends of the Summer tour to Fenway Park for two nights. Tickets for this star-powered tour range from $64.50 to $255 and there are still a handful of seats left (mostly at the upper pricing tier much to the frustration of cash-strapped fans). The artists recently collaborated this year with Jay Z featured on Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie” and JT lending his voice to Hov’s single “Holy Grail” from his latest album. Of course, the real Legends of the Summer this year are the Red Sox, who currently lead the AL East by two games, despite last night’s upset in Kansas City. Whether you’re coming to Fenway for a concert or a ballgame, our Brookline hotel is located just a 10-15 minute walk from the park. We have limited rooms available for Justin and Jay Z this weekend and all the remaining Red Sox home games, so book your room today to be steps from the action in a historic Boston bed and breakfast!

Summer Arts Weekend in Copley Square

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Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013

krauss_big_web__1371743654_0578This weekend the Boston Globe and WGBH bring the free Summer Arts Weekend to Copley Square in downtown Boston. The three-day event runs Friday through Sunday and presents a diverse array of musicians from New Orleans’ jazz greats Dr. John and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to bluegrass-country singer-songwriter Alison Krauss, the most awarded female artist in Grammy history. Each day focuses on a different musical theme. Friday presents a lineup of blues, bluegrass, and jazz, Saturday focuses on international musicians, and Sunday represents the classical music tradition. In addition to the main stage events, a second stage will feature an spectrum of local artists and organizations from the Harney Academy of Irish Dance to Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band. So if you’re visiting the Beacon Inn this weekend, take the T to Copley Square to enjoy these great free weekend concerts!

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular Announced for July 4

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Monday, 17 Jun 2013

esplanade-boston-fireworks-This details of year’s Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular lineup have finally been announced. The festivities will feature New England performers including Grammy-winner Susan Tedeschi, singer/songwriter Howie Day, national recording artist Ayla Brown, and multi-instumentalist and vocalist Ellis Hall. These guests will share the stage with Maestro Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. And, of course, the celebration will culminate with one of the greatest fireworks displays in the nation over the Charles River!

While the event will be televised, there’s no substitute for the real thing. The free concert is held in the Hatch Shell on the beautiful Charles River Esplanade. Visitors and locals alike camp out all day for a prime spot in the park. It’s a fantastic event and the fireworks are a must-see if you’re thinking about visiting Boston for the 4th. Come stay with us in one of our two Boston bed and breakfast locations for a Fourth of July you won’t forget!

 

Thousands Gather for Boston Strong Benefit Concert

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Thursday, 30 May 2013

Thousands of music fans will gather at the TD Garden tonight for the Boston Strong benefit concert. Organized as a fundraiser for One Fund Boston, a charity organization set up in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, the star-studded event will host a variety of performers and musical acts.

The diverse range of artists featured at tonight’s event include Aerosmith, the Dropkick Murphys, Jason Aldean, Boston, Jimmy Buffett, Extreme, the J. Geils Band, New Kids on The Block, James Taylor, Godsmack, Carole King, and comedians Dane Cook and Stephen Wright. Many of these stars launched their careers performing in and around Boston. Though the Dropkick Murphys were not originally slated to perform, local automotive dealer magnate Ernie Boch Jr. offered to fly them in on his own private jet to ensure they’d be in attendance for the event.

Tickets sold out within five minutes earlier this month, but you can always watch the livestream of the concert, which starts at 7pm. Even if you won’t be attending, you should consider making a donation to One Fund, as they could certainly use your support. And if you’re thinking of “shipping up to Boston” anytime soon, consider a stay at our Boston bed and breakfast for a taste of old Boston charm.

Boston Calling Music Festival Returns in September

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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The first Boston Calling Music Festival may have come and gone this past weekend, but festival organizers have already announced plans to return in September with another festival headlined by Vampire Weekend and Passion Pit. Like this past event, the fall concert will bring several national touring artists (and a few local favorites) to City Hall Plaza for two days on September 7 and 8.

If the success of this past weekend is any indication (the festival brought in nearly 20,000 attendees), this upcoming festival should be another big hit for the organizers. Other artists scheduled to appear include Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer, Solange, Flosstradamus, and Bat for Lashes. This diverse genre-spanning lineup promises to bring a wide variety of music fans to Boston for the weekend.

Early bird festival and VIP passes go on sale this Friday and those of you coming from out of town for the concert are going to want a place to crash for the weekend.  We’re located just a short T ride from downtown, so if you’re looking for a cozy place for a reasonable price, book your room for the weekend at our Boston bed and breakfast. Call us at 617-566-0088 for rates and availability or book your room online today.

Plan Your July 4th Weekend in Boston

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Monday, 27 May 2013

Each year the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular gets better and better. This year promises to be the biggest and best yet as the event celebrates its 40th anniversary at the Hatchshell on the Charles River Esplanade. Though they haven’t yet released full details about the performance, anyone who has ever been to the Boston fireworks can tell you that it truly one of the best Independence Day celebrations in the nation! Our fireworks always bring a crowd so it’s best to plan ahead if you’re looking to attend.

And what better place to celebrate our nation’s independence than in one of the birthplaces of the American Revolution? Our two Boston bed and breakfast hotels are located just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Boston to guarantee you a good night’s rest but conveniently close to public transportation so you’ve never too far from the action. Start planning your Fourth of July getaway by calling us at 617-566-0088 or 888-575-0088 today!

Enjoy the Boston Calling Music Festival

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Monday, 15 Apr 2013

Not often does Boston have the pleasure of hosting music festivals full of critically acclaimed musicians. But on May 25 and 26, City Hall Plaza will attract thousands of fans with the Boston Calling Music Festival!

Artists like fun., The National, Marina and the Diamonds, The Shins, Dirty Projectors, and many more will come together for a two-day event that is fun for the whole family! You can choose between one-day passes, weekend passes, VIP one-day passes, or VIP weekend passes!

Be sure to bring sunscreen or an umbrella, because the show will go on rain or shine. Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes, as there will be limited seating, And remember to leave all food and beverages at home! Some of Boston’s most popular food trucks will be on hand to serve delicious food all day! If you’re over 21, beer and wine will also be served in the beer garden and VIP areas.

If you’re coming from out of down for the festival and are looking for a place to stay during the festival, the Beacon Inn is just a short train ride from City Hall Plaza! At the Inn, you are far enough from all the craziness at the festival yet still close enough to get to the show early. You’ll want to make sure you get a good spot to see the performers in action!

Be sure to catch one of the Boston’s greatest events and spend your nights afterward at our bed and breakfast! Our rooms are perfect for unwinding after a long day of dancing!