The clopping of horses adorned with bells, twinkling lights, and the sound of carolers singing in the distance; the holiday season at Mashpee Commons always delivers a memorable experience.
Join us for our free holiday events, beginning on Friday, November 29th and running through Monday, December 23rd. The calendar includes horse-drawn carriage rides, live performances by brass band trios, carolers, and photos with Santa.
The Mashpee Chamber will hold their annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 29th at the Mashpee Commons Christmas tree, and the Chamber’s annual Christmas Parade, on December 7th, will wind through the Commons.
All events are free and open to the public 🙌
Join us for Mashpee Commons Annual Halloween Parade (for kids & dogs) and Trick-or-Treating at the shops on Saturday October 26th, 1-5pm.
The event will kick off with a Halloween party on the Village Green (across from Library) from 1-2pm, and the Parade will begin at 2pm. All are welcome to march in the costumed Parade, which will be led by the Mashpee Middle-High School Marching Band and Fire Chief, Tom Rullo.
The parade will be followed by Trick-or-Treating at the shops through 5pm. The event is free and open to the public.
Celebrate fall with us on Sunday, October 13th during our Fall Fest + Sidewalk Sale! You’ll find family-friendly, fall-inspired, free activities taking place throughout the neighborhood. Here’s a sneak peek at what we have in store for you:
• Pumpkin Painting (Fountain Plaza, near Rory’s Market) 🎃🎨
• Pie Eating Contest (featuring Washashore Bakery) 😋🏆
• Pumpkin Ring-Toss (Central Sq) 🎃🎃🎃
• Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe (Central Sq) ❌⭕️
• Fall-Fest Photo Contest (Central Sq) 📸🍂🍁
• Face Painting (near Hot Diggity) 👩🎨
• Balloon Twists (near Siena Italian Grill & Bar) 🎈
All activities are free and open to the public 🙌
***Please note, this event has been rescheduled to 10/13 🌤 from the original date of 10/12 🌧 due to the weather forecast. Hope you can join us!
With increased demand from business owners, remote workers, and freelancers on the Upper Cape, CapeSpace will soon be adding a second location in Mashpee Commons.
“One of the places we hear most about is Mashpee and Falmouth,” said CapeSpace President Robbin Orbison. “This is an ideal location that will add to our offerings and make it even more convenient for those in this section of the Cape to work remotely or collaboratively in a shared office space.”
“We are excited to add CapeSpace to Mashpee Commons, especially with the growth of coworking throughout the United States,” said Mashpee Commons Vice President John Renz. “From Steeple Street Music Academy to our recent partnership with EforAll Cape Cod, we strive to find cutting-edge uses for our retail spaces in the Commons. CapeSpace is the latest example of how we’re bringing the types of tenants that are changing the way people live, work, shop, and play.”
Since 2016, CapeSpace has offered a fully-furnished coworking facility in Hyannis that features private offices, conference rooms, a business lounge, virtual offices, a café, and event space. It also offers OpenCape, the region’s fastest and most reliable Wi-Fi. The Mashpee location, situated directly above Regal Cinemas and Siena Restaurant, will offer those same services in a slightly smaller footprint.
At roughly 3,500-square feet, Mashpee’s CapeSpace will include three conference rooms, six private offices, a café for members, and business lounge. Mashpee Commons is currently renovating the space which will feature similar design elements to the Hyannis facility.
“Mashpee will have a little bit of its own personality too,” Orbison promised. “We will try to maintain our branding, but also be reflective of the neighborhood we’re in.”
“We couldn’t be more excited for CapeSpace and Mashpee Commons to have such an outstanding resource for coworking individuals and businesses alike to share a great space and have access to 100 percent OpenCape fiber connectivity,” said OpenCape CEO Steve Johnston. “Robbin and her team have been a longtime partner of ours and they understand the necessity of fiber in business and for our region and we look forward to the continued success of CapeSpace.”
This summer, CapeSpace has witnessed an increase in second homeowners and vacationers using its services. With its proximity to New Seabury, the new office could witness similar interest from those who need a reliable, comfortable, inspiring space in which to conduct their business and do their work.
The Mashpee CapeSpace is expected to be finished at some point in October at which point a grand opening and ribbon cutting will be held. Next spring, an outdoor café, adjacent to Regal Cinemas, will be installed for CapeSpace members.
On Saturday, September 7th the Davenport Companies will once again transform a portion of Mashpee Commons into a racetrack, for the 19th Annual Seaside Le Mans! Join us to watch as local business-owners and community members compete in the annual four-hour Formula One go-kart race to benefit the Cape Cod community. The race will take place from 12-4pm.
During this free, family-friendly event dozens of local companies will be racing through the streets of Mashpee Commons on a quarter mile track, complete with a foot-bridge (on Market Street, near the fountain & Trevi Cafe) to the infield. Spectators are welcome to view the race from outside the track or from the center infield. There will be free children’s activities, merchandise tents, and music throughout the day.
Visitors are also invited to volunteer at the trackside “Bike Build” where 240 children’s bikes will be assembled, representing the 240 minutes of the race, then donated to 10 local children’s organizations. The Bike Build will be taking place at Mashpee Commons Bandstand.
Over $6.5 million has been raised through sponsorships and matching gifts since the race began in 2001. All proceeds of the event are donated to The Cape Cod Foundation, which distributes 100% of each year’s funds to the designated beneficiaries chosen for the year.
Finding homes for rescue dogs is a mission close The Black Dog’s hearts (their namesake Black Dog was a rescue pup herself!) which is why every year they partner with local non-profits to spend a day introducing shelter dogs to their forever homes. Join them for their next Dog Adoption event on Saturday, September 7th, 12-4pm.
The Black Dog is partnering with Survivor Tails Animal Rescue (STAR) on this year’s event. STAR is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that exists to rescue, re-home, and rehabilitate homeless, unwanted, abused, and neglected dogs and cats and place them in loving and responsible forever homes. Survivor Tails will have an info table where volunteers will gladly answer any questions and provide information about adopting, fostering and volunteering. They will even have guest appearances from some adoptable pups!
If you are not quite ready to commit to adoption but would still like to support this wonderful resource for animals, you can help by simply picking up your new Black Dog gear on Saturday. Throughout the day, 20% of the store’s sales will be donated to STAR
For more info, give The Black Dog Mashpee team a ring at 508-681-8952.
“Over the last few years The Jason Spooner Band has performed with acts as varied as B.B. King, John Mayer, Jackson Browne, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Ray LaMontagne, Susan Tedeschi, Jackie Greene, G. Love, Guster, Blues Traveler, Peter Rowan and Sara Bareilles. They’ve also made stops at major music festivals around the country.” – Guitar World Magazine
Catch a live performance by The Jason Spooner Band at Mashpee Commons Bandstand on Friday, August 16th ?
The show is free and open to the public ?
Beer/Wine garden, (cash bar) ??Please note, outside beverages are not permitted.
✨ About Jason Spooner:
Portland, Maine based songwriter, guitarist and producer Jason Spooner has been a visible and respected presence on the northeastern and national live music circuits for close to two decades. Spooner has expanded his musical horizons significantly over the course of five studio releases. His quartet stands out with a signature sound that appeals to a wide range of audiences, seamlessly blending a variety of musical influences including roots rock, americana, blues, folk and jazz with undercurrents of reggae and soul.
The recipe has certainly served the band well; over the last decade and a half Jason Spooner Band band has performed with acts as varied as B.B. King, John Mayer, Jackson Browne, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Ray LaMontagne, Susan Tedeschi, Brett Dennen, Allen Stone, Everlast, Jackie Greene, G. Love, Guster, Blues Traveler, Peter Rowan and Sara Bareilles.
The band has performed at Targhee Fest in Jackson Hole, WY – The Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, CT – FloydFest in Floyd, Va – The Festival at Sandpoint, Sandpoint, ID – The Naukabout Festival on Cape Cod – the River City Roots Festival in Missoula, MT – The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, CO and have been perennial favorites at The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT.
In addition to glowing recent press in Guitar World Magazine, No Depression, High Times Magazine, Wood & Steel Magazine and USA Today, the band was recently named one of Relix Magazine’s coveted “On The Verge – Bands you should know.” The band has won and received numerous nominations for the New England Music Awards including Live Act of the Year (winner) and Song of the Year (nominee).
As the band approached the recording of their fifth album Wide Eyed, they moved central operations to a small studio to which they had unhindered access at all hours which spawned a period of unprecedented creative energy.
“For previous releases, we’d always blocked out a few weeks to make records and it always felt very compressed and overly urgent – stressful in some ways. Getting comfortable in a new space and trying to be instantly creative on more of a 9 to 5 schedule. For Wide Eyed, we wanted things to feel more organic, more like a live performance.” says Spooner.
“I like to think of this record and the approach we took as slow-roasted in that we made it over the course of a year or so which gave us time to really capture only the really inspired takes. When recording music starts to feel like a day job, it’s time to change up the recipe. If a song is destined to come alive at 2am, then you need to flow with that and not limit it. We weren’t staring at the clock the entire time concerned about moving on to the next task or song. We took the time that each song required and I think the result is something that feels natural and comfortable in its own skin.” Spooner adds, “having our own studio space was huge. If an idea came knocking, I could spin over to the studio and capture while it was fresh instead of writing something down on a notepad or humming a melody into my phone and hoping we’d come back to it.”
What ensued was the band’s most fruitful and creative recording experience to date with the core tracks for the album recorded live on the floor. The raw energy created in the space permeates the album. Wide Eyed also represents a band that is more open to, aware of and comfortable with their collective musical inspiration. “Our influences are all over the map as individuals… rock, blues, folk, jazz, Americana, R&B, reggae, etc..” says Spooner. “I feel like this record allowed us to tap into some of those influences without worrying if it fit our ‘official genre.’ All of my favorite records seem to have that in common – when artists aren’t afraid to dig into what inspired them to pick up an instrument in the first place.”
Wide Eyed represents a fresh direction and unencumbered energy for the band. The album encompasses the sounds of four individuals discovering a new formation, a new approach to recording and, ultimately, new musical horizons.
Jason is officially endorsed by Gretsch Guitars, Taylor Guitars and Fishman Acoustic Electronics.
For more information, visit: www.jasonspooner.com
The Parkington Sisters are performing a free concert at Mashpee Commons Bandstand on Thursday, August 1st. The show starts at 5pm with opening act Jim Decatur, and The Parkington Sisters begin at 6:30pm. The concert is open to the public and beverages will be available for purchase at a pop-up Beer/Wine garden.
About the Band:
When Ariel, Sarah, and Rose Parkington of the Parkington Sisters pick up their instruments to strike up a song, the air begins to buzz. The chemistry between the three sisters is so present you feel like you can touch it – and as soon as they strike the first tone, it overwhelms the listener like a tidal wave crashing down.
Hailing from Wellfleet, Massachusetts, the Parkington Sisters cut their teeth on music from the very beginning. Daughters of a prog rock musician and a classically trained guitarist and songwriter, they were raised playing music on picturesque Cape Cod. Over the past 5 years, they have shared the stage with artists ranging from Mavis Staples and Bruce Springsteen to Dispatch and the Dropkick Murphys, performing in radio studios and stages across the US, Canada and Europe, including New York’s Radio City Music Hall and in March 2014 NPR’s Mountain Stage. The Parkingtons also joined the Dropkick Murphy’s to perform the national anthem before Game 6 of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park, leading to the first World Series home win for the Red Sox since 1918!
The band’s new album Me You Us was produced and engineered by Joel Hamilton (Black Keys, Tom Waits, Pretty Lights), along with the sisters – and was recorded in haunted churches, basements, hotels and living rooms across New England – as well as at the new 5000 sq foot Studio G in Brooklyn. It combines the influence of growing up on Cape Cod and the sisters’ individual talents – each of the sisters is a songwriter and a multi- instrumentalist. With soaring melodies, tumbling from optimistic heights to eerie lows, vibrant harmonies and intricate arrangements, their songwriting incorporates the eclectic songwriting of Joni Mitchell and Aimee Mann, the energy of June Carter and the hit potential of Mumford and Sons. Their music has been premiered by Paste Magazine, American Songwriter, and Magnet Magazine and played on radio stations like Acoustic Cafe, WXPN, KUTX, KCSN, WUMB, and WERS.
Ryan Montbleau Band will perform a free concert at Mashpee Commons Bandstand on Thursday, July 25th. The show starts at 5pm with opening act Molly Parmenter Trio, and Ryan Montbleau Band starts at 6:30pm. The concert is free and open to the public. Beverages will be available for purchase at a pop-up Beer/Wine garden.
Montbleau’s been pouring his heart out in song since the early 2000’s, when he first began performing around his native Massachusetts. He’d go on to collaborate with Martin Sexton, Trombone Shorty, and Galactic among others, and share bills and stages with artists as diverse as Tedeschi Trucks Band, Ani DiFranco, The Wood Brothers, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and Mavis Staples, but it was Montbleau’s ecstatic headline shows—often more than 200 of them a year—that solidified his reputation as a live powerhouse and an inexorable road warrior. NPR’s Mountain Stage compared his “eloquent, soulful songwriting” to Bill Withers and James Taylor, while Relix hailed him “poetic Americana,” and The Boston Herald raved that “he’s made a career of confident, danceable positivity.”