Upcoming Shows

Ben and NRPS Pedal Steel Guru, Buddy Cage, at BR&F's Tenth Anniversary Show

BR&F at the Life is Good Festival with Keller Williams

Our Alien Friend, Tripp

Ben at the XM Studios in Washington D.C. with Mindy Thomas

Jared's Tie-Dye
Ben's Midnight Blue Tie-Dye

Jared's Tie-Dye
Tie-Dye currently owned by Jeff Bird of Cowboy Junkies
Ben Rudnick & Friends puts on a show for the whole family; our MA Kids Music is best described as “Family Jam Band.” So when you’re looking for a MA All-Ages Music show be sure to check us out.

BR&F at the Boston Summer Arts Weekend 2013

May 2015

May 23 Saturday
Lexington, MA - Lexington Town Day - 10:45am -

WHAT: Lexington MA 36th Annual Discovery Day

WHERE: On the flatbed, in the parking lot behind Michelson's Shoes at 1780 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420

SHOW TIME: 10:45am - 11:45am
WHAT ELSE: Many activities. I know there will be a mariachi band. Some town fire trucks and police cruisers are usually there to check out. Balloons and clowns. Food. A shoe sale at Michelson's and more.

A LINK: Here's a link to their website.

PARKING: FREE at the meters all over town. 

IF RAIN: It looks clear for the week ahead.

There is no charge to get into Discovery Days. 

Ben, John, Jared and the Dixie Cups. Hey Now!

June 2015

June 5 Friday
Winchester, MA - 6:30pm - 9:00pm - Town Day Eve Block Party - On the apron of the firestation at 30 Mt. Vernon St. The town closes off the street and there is literally dancing in the streets. Great vibe.

June 6 Saturday
Melrose, MA - AM performance. Exact time to be determined. - Common Grand Opening Celebration- this should be a hoot.

June 14 Sunday
Somerville, MA - day-time tbd - approx noonish - NSTAR Walk for Children's Hospital Boston - With the Hatch Shell undergoing renovations, this years walk will be at DCR’s Baxter Park at Assembly Row in Somerville.

June 16 Tuesday
Bedford, NH - 6pm - Town Pool Complex - 20 County Road - If rain, we'll be at Town Hall, 10 Meeting House Road.

June 18 Thursday
Plaistow, NH - 6pm - 85 Main St., Plaistow, NH - We're going to kick Plaistow Public Libraries Summer Reading Program.

June 20 Saturday
Arlington, MA - Arlington Block Party - time to be confirmed.

June 23 Tuesday
Holliston, MA - 6:30pm - 8:00pm - Goodwill Park, 30 Green St. - We love Holliston, MA. The list of great shows here is too long to list. We're looking forward to being back.

June 24 Wednesday
Allston, MA - 5:30pm - 6:45pm - Ray Mellone Park - behind the Honan-Allston Branch Library - 300 North Harvard St., Allston, MA

June 25 Thursday
Windham, NH - 2:15pm - 3:00pm - Nesmith Library, 8 Fellows Road - Reading Program Kickoff

June 26 Friday
Peterborough, NH - 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Depot Park - It's been a while since we've visited Peterborough and we're thrilled to be doing it to kickoff the Libraries Summer Reading Program.

John atop Pike's Peak on the Colorado trip of 2010.

July 2015

July 9 Thursday
Lowell, MA - 11:00am - Boarding House Park, Lowell, MA - Lowell's "Free Fun for Kids Series" is always a blast to play. Dancing in the National (Boarding House) Park.

July 9 Thursday - PM
Boston, MA - Private show.

July 10 Friday
Bristol, RI - 11:00am - Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809 - Our first visit to what looks to be a beautiful location. - We'll be the world renowned BR&F Trio at this show.

July 11 Saturday
Brighton, MA - 1 Guest St. - time to be confirmed - WGBH Funfest - This is a great event. Ice cream and activiies galore. We love playing this event and seem to always have one of the highest energy sets of the year here. Come and get it.

July 13 Monday
Burlington, MA - 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Burlington Town Common Gazebo - This is a great spot with plenty of room to move. Gazebo is just across from Town Hall, 29 Center St., Burlingotn, MA

July 14 Tuesday - Afternoon
Newton Center, MA - 2pm - 3pm - In the Gardens! Address to get there is 1241 Centre Street, Newton, MA. This is actually Panera Bread but still... it will get you there.
This is a BR&F Trio show.

July 14 Tuesday - Evening
Norfolk, MA - 6:30pm - Norfolk Public Library, 139 Main St., Norfolk, MA -
This is a BR&F Trio show.

July 17 Friday
Georges Island, Boston Harbor, Boston, MA - 11:45am - The ferry leaves Boston at 10am - We had a wonderful time at this truly historic and scenic location a couple of years ago and have been pining to return ever since. Life is beautiful on Georges Island.

July 20 Monday
Sudbury, MA - Family Fun Concert at Haskell Field, Sudbury, MA - 7:00pm - 8:00pm - 40 Fairbank Road, Sudbury, MA

July 23 Wednesday
Hingham, MA - 10:00am - South Shore Conservatory - 1 Conservatory Drive, Hingham, MA 02043

July 23 Thursday
Acton, MA - NARA Park - 25 Ledge Rock Way, Acton, MA 01720 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

July 29 Wednesday
Durham, NH - 6:30pm to 8:00pm - info to be supplied.

July 30 Thursday
Winchester, MA - 6:15pm - 7:30pm - Wright-Locke Farm - 78 Ridge St. - Family Farm Night - We LOVE playing outdoors in the summer. Playing at a a certified-organic farm might just take the cake or in this case raspberry pie. Parking is available at 82 Ridge St.

Grass detail from Ben's Baby Taylor

John Zevos

August 2015

August 6 Thursday
Atkinson, NH - 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Kimball Library - 5 Academy Avenue - Summer Reading Program End of Year Celebration

August 7 Friday
Lexington, MA - 6:30pm - Summer Concert series in Lexington, MA - An absolute highlight of the year.

August 11 Tuesday
Medford, MA - 6:15pm - 7:30pm - Condon Band Shell - We are pleased as punch to be playing in the beautiful Condon Band Shell on Route 16 in Medford, MA. We've been eyeing this structure for years and are looking forward to finally getting to play there.

This is a Medford Family Network Show. We usually play these at Wright's Pond. This year.... Condon Band Shell.

Condon Band Shell, Route 16, Medford, MA

August 10 Wednesday
DON'T TELL JACK - Natick, MA - 7:00pm - 9:00pm - Natick Concerts on the Common - 9 South Main St., Natick, MA - We in BR&F-land have started up a Hot Tuna style country blues band called Don't Tell Jack. Same guys but we will not be playing any of the BR&F tunes at this show. This is going to be big fun.

August 12 Wednesday
Natick, MA - 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Natick Concerts on the Common Family Night - 9 South Main St., Natick, MA - We LOVE playing in Natick and consider it our metro-west home. The Natick Common concert is a highlight of our summer and always the last show of their summer lineup. It's a great spot. As I like to say "good vibes GALORE." Come on down if you get the chance.

August 13 Thursday
Arlington, MA - 6:00pm - Summer Concert at the Robbins Library. The hometown summer show. Not to be missed!

August 20 Thursday - raindate for Aug 13th show.
Arlington, MA - 6:00pm - Summer Concert at the Robbins Library.

August 18 Tuesday
Pawtucket, RI - 6:00pm - details to be supplied.

August 21 Friday
Sandwich, MA - 11am - Heritage Museums and Gardens, 67 Grove St., Sandwich, MA - to say that we LOVE this place is an understatement. The grounds are simply beautiful and the vibe is relaxed. This show is always a highlight.

August 22 Saturday
Manchester, NH - 10am- 1pm - Veteran's Park, Manchester, NH - Great park! Great stage! We love it here. Details to come.

John's Tie-Dye
John's Tie-Dye

September 2015

September 12 Saturday
Arlington, MA - time to be announced - Town Day

September 20 Sunday
Ipswich, MA - Family Farm Day at Appleton Farms - This is a great day on the farm. An absolutely beautiful Trustees of the Reservations property and really, there is no better place to be on this day. There are many activities going on and good, organic, farm raised food too.

We will play three sets this year from 11:00am - 11:45am. Noon until 1pm and then again from 1:10pm until 2:00pm. Lots of music.

September 26 Saturday
Boston, MA - details to be confirmed.

September 27 Sunday
Boston, MA - rain date for Sat, Sept 26 show.

October 2015

October 8 Thursday
Washington, DC - Tot Rock at the Smithsonian Instititute - three 40-minute sets starting at 10:15am, 11:15am and 12:30pm.

October 9 Friday
Washington, DC - Tot Rock at the Smithsonian Instititute - three 40-minute sets starting at 10:15am, 11:15am and 12:30pm.

October 10 Saturday
Vienna, VA - AM - Jammin Java - 227 Maple Avemue East - phone: 202-657-5215 - time to be supplied.

October 11 Sunday
Garden City, New York - Long Island Children's Museum - two shows - time tbd

December 2015

December 12 Saturday
Arlington, MA - Regent Theatre - Fourteenth Annual Holiday Extravaganza - 10:30am - Be there or be square.