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Bandstand Blues

We've all heard about the recording industry going after Napster and iTunes and people who share copyrighted music.

Now a national composers' association is pursuing royalties from the old New England tradition of summer bandstand concerts. WBUR's Lara Farrar reports.Here are some of this summer's outdoor bandstand concerts:

Putnam Investment Plaza
Boston, 100 Northern Ave.
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on these Thursdays:
Aug. 9- Zili Misik
Aug. 19- Ricardo Vogt
Aug. 23- Berklee Monterey Quartet

Museum of Fine Arts
Boston, 465 Huntington Ave.
Opens at 6 p.m. for dining on these Wednesdays:
Aug. 1- Andy Palacio
Aug. 8- Elvis Perkins
Aug. 15- Erin McKeown
Aug. 22- Budos Band

Summer Concerts on the Bandstand
Dennis, Dennis Village Green
7- 8:30 p.m. on these Mondays:
July 30- Crabgrass
Aug. 5- Harwich Town Band
Aug. 20- Krisanthi Pappas

Summer Concerts on Windmill Green
Eastham, Windmill Greene
6- 7:30 on these Wednesdays:
Aug. 1- Tripping Lily
Aug. 8- Kami Lyle
Aug. 15- PJ O'Connell & The Lords of Eastham
Aug. 29- The Chandler Travis Philharmonic

Summer Concerts on the Green
Falmouth, Peg Noonan Park
6- 7:30 on these Fridays:
July 27- Two Cats and a Dog
Aug. 3- Donna & Eddie Scheer
Aug. 10- Tripping Lily
Aug. 17- Full Spectrum
Aug. 24- George Gritzbach

Summer Harbor Concerts
Hyannis Harbor, Aselton Park
6- 7:30 on these Tuesdays:
July 31- The Ticks
Aug. 7- The Greenheads
Aug. 14- Tripping Lily
Aug. 21- Earth Jr.
Aug. 28- Kami Lyle

Library Green
Osterville, Wianno Avenue
6- 7:30 p.m. on these Tuesdays:
Aug. 7- Tripping Lily
Aug. 14- Full Spectrum
Aug. 21- Daniel Byrnes
Aug. 27- Dick Johnson Group

Pilgrim Memorial Park
Plymouth, Water Street
On these Wednesday evenings:
Aug. 8- Strange Medicine at 6:30
Aug. 15- Third Left at 6:30
Aug. 22- Back Eddy Bluegrass at 8:00

Summer Concerts on the Pond
Sandwich, Shawme Pond
6- 7:30 on these Wednesdays:
Aug. 1- Judy Wallace Group
Aug. 8- Tripping Lily
Aug. 15- Brian Walkley Quartet
Aug. 29- Notescape.cod

Gore Palace
Waltham, 52 Gore St
7:30 p.m. on these Wednesdays:
Aug. 1- Felice
Aug. 8- Bruno Raberg Trio
Aug. 15- Gabrielli Strings
Aug. 22- Back Bay Guitar Trio
Aug. 29- Guitarist Santiago Diaz

For a full list of summer events, go to

This program aired on July 27, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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