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Boston Harbor Hotel Provides Free Entertainment All Summer Long

Music and Movies on Tap at Rowes Wharf

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Boston Harbor Hotel Provides Free Entertainment All Summer Long
Photo Courtesy Boston Harbor Hotel
The Boston Harbor Hotel, one of the most scenic destinations on the Boston summer landscape, is once again providing a full slate of free entertainment in 2012. The “Boston Harbor Summer Series” provides an eclectic mix of music and movies that visitors can enjoy throughout the season on Rowe’s Wharf. Music genres include tropical, soul, timeless classics, and blues, while Friday nights brings classic films, from “Jaws” to “Dirty Dancing” to the center stage of entertainment. Music takes place Monday through Thursday beginning at 6 p.m., while Friday films begin following a 4:30 p.m. DJ. Movies are displayed on a large screen situated over the harbor. Bands play on a barge in the harbor, creating a unique environment for a warm, summer evening.

Here’s a complete schedule of entertainment:

Mondays – Beach Party Music

An addition to the 2012 schedule, patrons can unwind to the smooth sounds of music inspired by the tropical islands, while kicking back with a rum and Coke or a painkiller to enhance the experience.

June 18 Accent
June 25 Tropical Gems
July 2 BaHa Brothers
July 9 island Breeze
July 16 Accent
July 23 Calypso Hurricane
July 30 Tequila Tim and Matt Browne
Aug. 6 Island Breeze
Aug. 13 BaHa Brothers
Aug. 20 Tequila Tim and Matt Browne
Aug. 27 Tropical Gems

Tuesdays – Summer Soul

A host of bands, including Sweet Tooth and the Sugababies, Soul Sound Review, and Soul City will be on hand to cover popular RandB songs from the genre’s most renowned artists.

June 19 World Premier Band
June 26 Soul Sound Revue
July 3 Soul City
July 10 Sweet Tooth and The Sugarbabies
July 17 Soul Sound Revue
July 24 Soul Kitchen
July 31 World Premier Band
Aug. 7 Soul Sound Revue
Aug. 14 Soul City
Aug. 21 Sweet Tooth and The Sugarbabies
Aug. 28 World Premier Band

Wednesdays – Timeless Tunes

Music from the last 50 years create a perfect, romantic environment for dining and dancing.

June 20 Pulse of Boston
June 27 Manhattan Touch
July 4 Legit
July 11 Kahootz
July 18 Manhattan Touch
July 25 Pulse of Boston
Aug. 1 Mystique
Aug. 8 Kahootz
Aug. 15 Stardust
Aug. 22 Manhattan Touch
Aug. 29 Pulse of Boston

Thursdays – Blues Barge

Get down with the smooth sounds of the blues on Thursday nights, featuring acts such as Jeff Pitchell, the Bruce Marshall Group, and the Racky Thomas Band.

June 14 Jeff Pitchell
June 21 Joe Bargar and Soul Providers with special guest Diane Blue
June 28 Bruce Marshall Group
July 5 James Montgomery Band
July 12 Racky Thomas Band
July 19 Toni Lynn Washington
July 26 Jeff Pitchell
Aug. 2 James Montgomery Band
Aug. 9 Bruce Marshall Group
Aug. 16 Racky Thomas Band
Aug. 23 Toni Lynn Washington
Aug. 30 Jeff Pitchell

Fridays – Music and Movies

Popular, contemporary hits will be displayed on a giant screen, preceded by musical entertainment.

June 15 The Way We Were
June 22 Johnny Dangerously
June 29 The Magnificent Seven
July 6 Yankee Doodle Dandy
July 13 An American in Paris
July 20 On the Waterfront
July 27 Jaws
Aug. 3 Princess Bride
Aug. 10 Moonstruck
Aug. 17 Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Aug. 24 Dirty Dancing
Aug. 31 Roxanne

All entertainment is free, but of course, guests are indeed welcome to enjoy the music accompanied by food and drink from award-winning chef Daniel Bruce’s Meritage, or the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille. The Boston Harbor Hotel is easily accessible by taking the Red Line to South Station.

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