SSC’s Evenings Under the Stars Presents the James Montgomery Blues Band

James Montgomery
James Montgomery
James Montgomery, image by Brian Sullivan

Electric, innovative, and energetic: the blues in all their chaos and delight! – South Shore Conservatory’s Evenings Under the Stars (EUS) concert series presents the James Montgomery Blues Band on Saturday, July 28, 7 pm, in the Jane Carr Amphitheater at One Conservatory Drive in Hingham. This is the fourth and final EUS Saturday evening open air summer concert in the series.

Since its inception in the ‘70s, the James Montgomery Blues Band has enjoyed its esteemed status as a leading act on the Boston circuit. With hits such as “Intoxicated,” “Delta Storm,” and “Good Time Charlie,” the band has released various records spanning over 30 years.

Montgomery’s fresh and adventurous sound has earned him recognition from some of the most prominent figures in contemporary music. A former president of The New England Blues Society, Montgomery collaborates with a number of star performers. Whether he’s recording with Kid Rock or sitting in with Greg Allman, Montgomery’s presentation always possesses a brisk air of commanding authority. Growing up, he learned from Blues masters as transcendent as James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells – at the legendary Chessmate in Detroit.

James Montgomery

In tandem with his electrifying harmonica playing, Montgomery’s incredibly energetic live shows catalyzed the James Montgomery Blues Band’s quick ascension on the New England music scene in the ‘70’s. Within two years of its launch, the band paralleled J. Geils and Aerosmith as one of the hottest acts in Boston. Thirty years later, when Montgomery plays the harmonica, he still “brings it home.”

Dorothy Palmer is the sponsor of the James Montgomery Blues Band performance.

New and exciting for this summer are Sip! receptions an hour prior to each EUS concert. Audience members are invited to purchase a Sip! backstage pass, giving them access to a special live performance in SSC’s Cox Hall, while enjoying a refreshing drink sponsored by Barrel House Z. Creative light bites and on-site parking are included with each reception ticket purchase.

Interspersed throughout all Summer Spotlight event are food trucks which can include Sadie Mae’s Cupcake Cafe, Rolling Roost Food Truck, and Mom on the Go Food Truck, offering a variety of foods such as indulgent cupcakes, designer grilled cheese, barbecue pulled pork, steak burritos, strawberry avocado salad, couscous salad with cherries, and avocado toast. Mom on the Go Food Truck will be on site at the James Montgomery Blues Band’s performance.

Evenings Under the Stars is one of two series in the Conservatory’s diverse Summer Spotlight outdoor summer entertainment.  Summer Spotlight also includes fun Wacky Wednesdays family concerts which started its season on July 11 with Karen K & the Jitterbugs. All concerts take place in the Jane Carr Amphitheater at One Conservatory Drive in Hingham.

The media sponsor for the entire Evenings Under the Stars series is South Shore Living.

Tickets for Evenings Under the Stars performances purchased before the day of the concert are $40 for pavilion and $25 for lawn seating. Evenings Under the Stars tickets purchased at the door are $45 for pavilion seating and $30 for the lawn. Sip! preconcert reception tickets are $25 and include an onsite parking pass.  There is no charge for children under three.  Tickets may be purchased online at For more information or to order tickets, visit or call 781-749-7565, ext. 22.

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About South Shore Conservatory

South Shore Conservatory (SSC) has been providing access to and enriching the lives of South Shore residents through music and the arts for over 45 years. Recognized as a national model for arts education by the National Guild for Community Arts Education, SSC is the largest not-for-profit, community school for the arts in Massachusetts, serving over 4,000 students of all ages and abilities at its two beautiful campuses and in partnership with schools, and social service and community agencies throughout the South Shore.

Students participate in more than 50 diverse programs in music, dance and drama, with performance playing an important role in overall education. With more than 100 exceptional musicians on faculty, SSC offers 30 professionally produced concerts annually.  Through innovative partnerships, SSC’s Creative Arts Therapies department supports the mental, emotional, and physical health of some of our community’s underserved members, and the ImagineARTS program strengthens pre-reading skills for young learners in Brockton Schools through integrated music and dramatic play.

SSC’s campuses are located at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, (781) 749-7565, 64 St. George Street, Duxbury, (781) 934-2731, and 135 Webster Street, Hanover, (781) 421-6162. SSC programs are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For more information call us, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram or visit

In keeping with SSC’s inclusive mission to provide access to quality education in the arts for all, the Conservatory offers programs for all segments of the population to enjoy, regardless of age, ability, geography, and financial means.  Furthermore, South Shore Conservatory admits students and families of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.


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