Music & Performing Arts

New Bedford Symphony Orchestra

New Bedford Symphony Orchestra is a professional symphonic orchestra that performs with internationally renowned guest artists with subscription full orchestra, chamber music, and free Music in the City and Community Outreach small ensemble concerts. Their Learning in Concert educational program impacts 40 schools, 200 classroom visits, and 8,000 students.

New Bedford Festival Theatre, Inc.

New Bedford Festival Theatre, Inc. is an award-winning musical theater company nationally known for its outstanding professionalism on all levels of production, celebrating 30 years of bringing the best of Broadway to southern New England.

Neal Weiss & Whaling City Sound

Neal Weiss & Whaling City Sound aims for innovative musicianship, impeccable recording quality, and professional packaging for listeners of all types, from radio and retail, to jazz lovers and fans.

Lori Gomes

Lori Gomes is a jazz & soul vocalist based in the city of New Bedford. She also is the owner of Beauty Union, a salon in downtown near Custom House Square.

Kara E. McEachern

Kara E. McEachern is a New Bedford native, who has performed as a solo vocalist for over 15 years and teaches privately. She is the choir director at St. Francis of Assisi, where she has been a lifelong parishioner.

Jeff Angeley & Southcoast Lessons

Jeff Angeley & Southcoast Lessons host group & individual music classes for early learners through folks in the 2nd half of life taught by kind, caring instructors who welcome absolutely everyone.

NB Jazzfest

Eric Paradis is an actor and the founder of New Bedford JazzFest, which features two stages of nonstop diverse music from national and local musicians and singers. JazzFest is produced by and for the benefit of Your Theatre, Inc., New Bedford’s 73-year old community theatre group.

Dori Rubbicco

Dori Rubbicco is a singer-songwriter and recording artist who crosses musical genres in her writing and performances, bringing jazz, blues, folk and R&B influences to her original compositions and artfully reimagined covers.

Cynthia Brenner

Cynthia Brenner is the founder of the Downtown Ceili (pronounced “kay-lee”) at The First Unitarian Church In New Bedford. She has adapted this Irish & Scottish social event to New Bedford’s unique style, which includes folk music, singing, dancing, and storytelling.

Culture*Park Theatre

Culture*Park Theatre is a collaborative theatre of performing artists and entities that supports the production and development of new works in theatre and dance, especially those with regional and culturally provocative themes.

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