A true vacation means relaxation, and what better way to relax than with a glass of beer in hand listening to some wonderful live music? The Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis, MA, is a great option for some live music in the area. This venue is a sister to the South Shore Music Circus, which has been presenting world-class entertainment to the Massachusetts coast for over 60 years. These are the only two continuously-operated tent theatres in the round in all of the United States! The colorful history of these two venues is interwoven with summertime on Cape Cod. You can’t have summer without some live music at the Cape Cod Melody Tent. It’s just a known fact here on the Cape! There are some great performances all year long, though, that will keep you entertained during your stay at Candleberry Inn.
Find out more about all of the attractions and entertainment near Candleberry Inn when you download our free Vacation Guide. It’s full of the best recommendations for things to enjoy near the inn, like the Cape Cod Melody Tent.
Early History of the Cape Cod Melody Tent
Raymond Moore was the founder of summer theatre on Cape Cod and was looking for an additional site to stage his shows. In 1932, his search led him up the coast to the South Shore community of Cohasset. He chose to historic town hall to present performances by a variety of stars, including Humphrey Bogart. At this point, management was passed to Alexander Dean, who then formed the South Shore Players. This organization featured the foremost writers and actors of the time. When their space became too small to accommodate crowds, the dream of establishing a performing arts center became a reality. It was right around this time that the first tent theatres began operating on the East Coast. In 1950, the Cape Cod Melody Tent became the third of its kind to open in the United States.
Modern Times at the Cape Cod Melody Tent
Though the Cape Cod Melody Tent originally features old-fashioned wooden risers, it has been converted to permanent stadium seats. The traditional canvas tent was also replaced by a state-of-the-art vinyl one with a cupola. The resident theatre touring performers are also now gone. World-class caliber acts have taken their place. Some major names include Tony Bennett, Carole King, Kenny Rogers, Crosby Stills and Nash, Hall and Oates, The Doobie Brothers, the Beach Boys, and Aretha Franklin.
Give the Gift of Music
If you already know that your loved one has booked a stay with Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod, it might be nice to surprise them with a Cape Cod Melody Tent gift card. These are great presents that do not expire! You can use the gift card online or over the phone to purchase tickets to a show as well as in person at the box office.
Stay at Candleberry Inn
Candleberry Inn is a great selection for your Cape Cod accommodations. Our Brewster bed and breakfast features a charming variety of guest rooms. From our popular Beach Rose Room’s romantic Victorian decor to the four post Shaker bed in The Highlands Room, you can select which space works best for you. We want to make your Cape Cod vacation the best it can possibly be!