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

June 2016

June 12 Sunday
Boston, MA - HATCH SHELL, The Esplanade, Boston - Eversource Walk for Kids in support of Boston Children's Hospital.

10:30 – 11:30 am: Acoustic set by Ben and John at water stop on route
12:00 – 1:30 pm: Full Band Concert on Hatch Shell Stage

WHAT: Eversource Walk for Kids
WHEN: Sunday, June 12
WHERE: Hatch Shell, Boston MA
TIME: While the Walk starts at 10am, the band will play from 12:00pm - 1:30pm.
WHAT ELSE: Yet another good day in America.
WHAT ELSE, WHAT ELSE: You can WALK too. Information is here.
AND: If you are walking, John and I will be on the course somewhere playing some tunes to help you along from 10:30am - 11:30am.
IF RAIN: The walk and show go on.

June 19 Sunday
Belmont, MA - private party - 3:30pm

June 28 Tuesday
Bedford, NH - 6:00pm - Town Pool Complex, 20 County Road - We'll play one set at this wonderful location. We get a little band box with the sun shining on us and there is plenty of green space to run. If rain is a thing, we'll play at the old Bedford Town Hall, 10 Meetinghouse Road.

June 30 Thursday
Winchester, MA - Wright-Locke Farm - 6:15pm - 7:30pm- This is a marvelous location at an organic farm. We played here last year and were rained into the 1827 Barn. (1827 being... the year it was built.) I'm told playing outside is something special. Playing in the barn got a bit hot but turned out to be a sure highlight of the summer. Hopefully we'll get to have an outside highlight this year! A free show and highly recommended. More info is here.

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

July 2016

July 11 Monday
Burlington, MA - Town Common - 29 Center Street - We play on or just in front of the Gazebo in the green space in front of Town Hall. This is a very fun place to be. LOTS of green space.

July 12 Tuesday
Holliston, MA - Goodwill Park - 416 Green St. - Always a fun time in Holliston's Goodwill Park. The best memory is the band being set up in the blockhouse they have as a stage and it started raining lightly outside. We asked the folks if they wanted to stay, they said yes, and we had a perfectly fun evening. No one left. That's playing in Holliston!

July 13 Wednesday
Allston, MA - 5:30pm to 6:45pm - Harvard Summer Concert Series at Ray Mellone Park, 300 Harvard St., adjacent to the Honan-Allston Library.

If rain, we'll set up and play in the Honan-Allston Library.

July 14 Thursday
Boston, MA - private party

July 15 Friday
Bristol, RI - Blithewold Family Fun Friday at Blithewold Mansion, 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI - YES... it's beautiful here. Really, amazingly beautiful. We play just about 30 feet from a 112 year old redwood tree.

July 16 Saturday
Allston, MA - WGBH Ice Cream Fest - Many bands - We play 1:00pm - at the WGBH Studios - 1 Guest Street - Allston, MA

July 19 Tuesday
Raindate for July 14th show.

July 20 Wednesday
N. Chelmsford, MA - 6:30pm > 7:45pm - MacKay Branch Library, 43 Newfield St, N. Chelmsford MA 01863

If need be, the rain location is the Chelmsford Senior Center, 40 Groton Road, Chelmsford, MA.

July 22 Friday
Lexington, MA - at the Visitor's Center - 1875 Mass Ave. - 6:30pm - 8:15pm - this is a highlight show for sure. On the green where the American Revolution started. Bring a picnic. Bring friends. Plan for a great evening in America.

July 24 Sunday
Arlington, MA - private party - duo show

July 25 Monday
Sudbury, MA - Haskell Field - 40 Fairbank Road - Family Fun Festival - Lots to do at this event and plenty of green space. PLENTY of green space. We'll play a set from 7pm - 8pm. In case of rain, we'll be at the Fairbank Community Center Gym.

July 27 Wednesday
Dedham, MA - Arts at Endicott Summer Concert Series - 656 East St, Dedham, MA 02026 - 7pm - 8:30pm - This is our first year at this series and we're looking forward to it in a big way. Another, simply knock out gorgeous location.

July 28 Thursday
North Andover, MA - 10am - 11am - We'll be playing a set of tunes on the N. Andover Town Common. A rain location will be available.

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

August 2016

August 3 Wednesday
Andover, MA - 6pm - 8pm - The Green at Andover Town Hall, 36 Bartlett St, Andover, MA

August 4 Thursday
Arlington, MA - 6:00pm - 7:30pm - Robbins Library - One of the best shows of the year. The hometown summer show. Bring a blanket. Bring a picnic. Bring dancing shoes.

August 9 Tuesday
Melrose, MA - 6:00pm - 7:00pm - Beebe Estate, 235 West Foster Street, Melrose

August 10 Wednesday - AM
Lowell, MA - 11am - Historic Boarding House Park - 40 French Street, Lowell, MA - A fantastic spot for a FREE show. Good vibes galore. Bring blankets, chairs, sunshine.... we'll be there with bells on. If weather is an issue, we'll be in the Lowell High School Auditorium. It's just across the street from Boarding House Park.

August 10 Wednesday - PM
Natick, MA - 6:30pm - Natick Town Common - In front of the Gazebo - This is one of our favorite places to play. America at it's best! Be there or be square.

August 11 Thursday
Acton, MA - 6:30pm - 8:00pm - 25 Ledge Rock Way, Acton, MA - Nathaniel Allen Recreation Area (NARA) - This is a GREAT spot. I'm talking Woodstock vibe great spot. Lots of room for lots of running, dancing, relaxing and just about everyting. Bring a picnic. They also sell hotdogs and burgers and stuff. It's. Just. Great.

August 16 Tuesday
Medford, MA - 6pm - Condon Band Shell, Route 16, Medford, MA - We were rained out at this location last year and we're itching to play there. Great spot. Big party. Activities galore put on by the Medford Family Network. It's all good.

August 18 Thursday - Rain Date for August 4th Show
Arlington, MA - 6:00pm - 7:30pm - Robbins Library - One of the best shows of the year. The hometown summer show. Bring a blanket. Bring a picnic. Bring dancing shoes.

Grass detail from Ben's Baby Taylor

John Zevos

September 2016

September 18 Sunday
Ipswich, MA - 11am - 3pm - Appleton Farms, 219 County Road - Truly a highlight show of the year. Many farm variety activities with yummy food concessions. Plenty of green space and just a beautiful spot to be a human being. This is a Trustees of the Reservations property. 'Nuff said.

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

December 2016

December 10 Saturday
Arlington, MA - 10:30am - FIFTEENTH Annual Holiday Extravaganza - Regent Theatre - Not much I can say here other than this show is what it's all about this time of year. We play our take on our favorite holiday songs, throw in a few of our own songs and we hope for dancing in the aisles. Come on out and dance. Check our Christmas/Holiday CD.

March 2017

March 18 Saturday
Natick, MA - 10:30am - TCAN - Summer St - Our favorite Metro West haunt.