Musical explorers and innovators playing live at the Charles River Museum in downtown Waltham!

Curated by roots musician Michael Tarbox—a Waltham resident!—the 2nd Shift Music Series at the Charles River Museum resumes in March of 2017. The shows that have been announced are listed below. 

We have just announced a limited number of Season Tickets for the 2017 Season. Ten shows* for just $120. For details and purchase visit HERE.


March 2, 2017 - Allysen Callery/Rob Noyes (folk, Americana) $20

    March 9, 2017 - Tashi Dorji (experimental guitar) $20

    March 16, 2017 - Keiran Kane (The O'Kanes) & Rayna Gellert (Uncle Earl)- (folk, Americana) $20

    March 23, 2017 - Paul Rishell & Annie Raines (blues) $20

    April 6, 2017 - Xylouris-White (avant-garde, rock) $20

    April 13, 2017 - Jolie Holland (folk, blues) $20 - Buy Tickets

    April 20, 2017 - Lonnie Holley (avant-garde,  folk) $20 - Buy Tickets

    April 27, 2017 - An Evening with Mary Gauthier (folk, Americana) $30 - Buy Tickets

    May 4, 2017 - Charlie Parr (blues guitar) $20 - Buy Tickets

    May 18, 2017 - Peter Evans (jazz, solo trumpet) $20 - Buy Tickets

    June 8, 2017 - 75 Dollar Bill (experimental, instrumental duo) $20 - Buy Tickets

    Beverages are included in the ticket price.
    Doors open at 7:30pm (unless otherwise noted) and the show begins at approximately 8:00pm. Arrive early and enjoy a self-guided tour of the museum!

    *The Season Pass offer does not apply to An Evening with Mary Gauthier on 4/27

    As in past seasons, we'll be hosting a wide array of performers from a variety of genres including roots, rock, experimental, blues, and folk. While the musicians appearing in the series come from diverse backgrounds, each in some way reflects the innovative, exploratory American spirit that our Museum celebrates. 

    Thank you to Waltham's Holiday Inn Express and Brelundi Restaurant and Cafe for the generous support of the 2nd SHIFT Music Series!

    FALL 2016

    October 13, 2016: Myriam Gendron (folk)

    October 20, 2016: Rhyton (psychedelic, experimental rock trio)

    November 3, 2016: Klezwoods (klezmer band)

    November 17, 2016: Susan Alcorn (pedal steel virtuoso)

    December 1, 2016: Kris Delmhorst (songwriter extraordinaire)

    December 15, 2016 The Huntress & Holder of Hands (folk) - Buy Tickets

    SPRING 2016, the inaugural  2nd SHIFT MUSIC  SERIES PROGRAM:

    April 7, 2016:  Paul Rishell and Annie Raines (rural blues)

    April 21, 2016:  Tom Carter (psychedelic and experimental guitar)

    May 12, 2016:  Haunt The House (otherworldly folk)

    May 26, 2016: Rhys Chatham (Improvisations on guitar and other instruments)

    June 9, 2016:  The Bluebird Orchestra (One-of-a-kind string band)

    June 16, 2016: Tarbox Ramblers (rock, Appalachian, backwoods blues)

    We look forward to joining you on the Second Shift at the Charles River Museum, in America's first factory, the historic Francis Cabot Lowell Mill, right off the Moody Street dam in the heart of downtown Waltham!