The Wait & Friends Concert

Date(s) - Sat. Aug. 21, 2021
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Arts at the Armory is proud to present The Wait and Friends on Saturday, August 21st from 7 PM to 10 PM!

In the summer of 1992, The Wait formed to play rock and roll for the people. John McGah, Domenic Botolino, Shawn Norton started playing their original songs and ended up headlining at local clubs around Boston, Maine, Tennessee and beyond. They shared the stage with local acts Guster, Charlie Farren, Tom Hambridge, The Swinging Steaks and others.

Now, with Dom and John on guitars and vocals, Shawn on drums, Greg Scapicchio on bass and Kevin Faller on keys, The Wait has attracted a loyal fan base and got a song on MTV’s Real World Boston. The Wait played their hometown Regent Theatre in recent years with friends, including soul legend, Mighty Sam McClain, comedians Jimmy Tingle and Mike Prior and others for worthy causes: Give US Your Poor (homelessness) and the Arlington Food Pantry as well as other club gigs.

Their original songs are melodic, driving, fun and have something to say.  They also know how to work a crowd (as noted by rock critic Steve Morse) and play a number of covers when the time is right.  The Wait plays full electric sets as well as stripped down acoustic sets depending on the venue and event.

Influences vary but include Springsteen, Beatles, Tom Petty, Del Amitri, Steve Earle and Jackson Browne.

This is a FREE, acoustic concert.

The mission of Arts at the Armory is to provide an inclusive and accessible venue for arts, cultural and community events, exhibitions, markets, classes and more.