August 26, 2016 6:00pm Deb Hardy is a musician from Gloucester whose songs reflect the drama,beauty and serenity of this ocean harbor community. Her style of singing andguitar playing is rhythmic, expressive and powerful. Deb performs her songs ina warm, relaxed, and energetic spirit. AlternateRoots is a roots rock party band made up of Tom Alley, Jamie Melville and CarlDiFranza. Together with Deb Hardy, they cover tunes from the Etta James,Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, Blind Melon, Alabama Shakes and more.More Info… Visit Artist’s Site Visit The Grace Center
Nine Friday nights.
Nine great outdoor concerts to benefit nine local non-profits.
The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation presents a series of 9 free concerts on the Meetinghouse Green at the corner of Church and Middle Street, from July 8 to September 2, 2016. The public is invited to make free-will donations to Cape Ann non-profit organizations partnered with each concert.
The family-friendly concerts begin at 6 pm. Bring a picnic, folding chairs or blankets. In case of rain, the events will take place inside the Meetinghouse (no food or drink permitted.)
Concert to benefit GMF Fire-Sprinkler Project
September 02, 2016 6:00pm This diverse 17-piece big band entertains and delights audiences with danceable music infused with jazz, swing, New Orleans street bands, soul, and rock n’ roll that will bring you back in time. Known for operating like a family, Cape Ann Big Band prides itself with having a repertoire that has no boundaries. Their program includes such classics as “Mack the Knife,” “I’ve Got You Under my Skin,” and “Take the A Train.”More Info… Visit Artist’s Site
Here are the concerts that have already taken place this summer.
Concert to benefit Pathways for Children
July 08, 2016 6:00pm Berklee Jazz Quintet is comprised of John Baboian – Lead and Guitar; Greg Hopkins – Trumpet; Mark Earley – Sax; Dave Landoni – Bass, and Phil McGowan – Drums.
John Baboian, Lead Guitarist/Composer/Educator, has been on the faculty at Berklee College of Music in Boston since 1980. Although best known for his work in the jazz and swing idioms, John has performed in the Classical, Blues, Rock, R & B, Latin and World music genres.
Linda Amero is a local vocalist whose style crosses many genres from jazz to folk. A charismatic entertainer, she has also starred in musical comedy and other stage productions, as well as appearing in regular gigs at various North Shore venues.More Info… Visit Artist’s Site Visit Pathways for Children
Concert to benefit Gloucester Stage Company
July 15, 2016 6:00pm Ken Steiner, together with a band that he recently assembled, will be playing music that portrays the many facets of New Orleans music. The concert will include jazz, rhythm and blues, and funk tunes associated with New Orleans. Ken Steiner plays with The Real Cool Cats and Dave B & the Hotshots. All the musicians are veterans of the Boston/Worcester music scene.More Info… Visit Artist’s Site Visit Gloucester Stage Company
Concert to benefit The Schooner Adventure
July 22, 2016 6:00pm Three Sheets to the Wind is an old sailing term and refers to a ship whose sheets (lines) have come loose, causing the sails to flap uncontrolled and the ship to shudder and roll (like a staggering drunk) and meander at the mercy of the elements.
Three Sheets to the Wind is also a Gloucester chantey/sea music group. Many of the crew have years of established song and sea history to offer and create a perfect storm of song and good cheer. Their vocals, harmonies and instrument skills are phenomenal, and they have a great time performing and drawing the audience into the fun.More Info… Visit Artist’s Site Visit The Schooner Adventure
Concert to benefit Kestrel Educational Adventures
July 29, 2016 6:00pm A nonprofit, men’s organization dedicated to four part acapella harmony; particularly the preservation of the Barbershop Harmony style. We meet every Wednesday night at the ICC, 300 Rantoul Street in Beverly, MA from 7:30 to 10:30.More Info… Visit Artist’s Site Visit Kestrel Educational Adventures
Concert to benefit Opioid Angel Program
August 05, 2016 6:00pm From the Lost, a 60′s garage-band that made a couple of records for Capitol, to the psychedelic late-60′s Bagatelle, to a brief stint in the post-Lou Reed Velvet Underground, the Boom Boom Band in the punk 70′s, which recorded for MCA, to an introspective take on the 80′s recording for the French label New Rose, and renewed band energy in the 90′s with the Persistence of Memory Orchestra, Willie has maintained a consistently high level of emotional and artistic integrity.More Info… Visit Artist’s Site Visit Opioid Angel Program
Concert to benefit Gloucester Writers Center
August 12, 2016 6:00pm Brian King (voice, keys, guitar) and Nathan Cohen (violin, trumpet) are the founders of the neo-cabaret band, What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?. The pair like to bend and blend genres, allowing the song to be what it needs to be in order to express its emotional core. Together they have packed houses in Boston, NYC, and throughout the country.
Chris Leghorn and Gerry Ryan are a new acoustic duo who perform a wide range of compelling songs that cover the traditions from folk, Celtic, sea shanties, original and popular music. They specialize in performing catchy songs with strong melodies and compelling harmonies that captivate and entertain an audience.More Info… Visit Artist’s Site Visit Gloucester Writers Center
Concert to benefit Art Haven
August 19, 2016 6:00pm In the early days, Mike played bass while Jan sang lead and played guitar. They could often be found kicking around the Boston music scene. They received airplay on several of the city’s radio stations and were nominated for a Boston Music Award in 2001. They have shared the stage with The Black Crowes, Corey Glover, Fuel, Feeder, and Hum as well as playing the Boston leg of The Vans Warped Tour. Their songs are on numerous compilations alongside the likes of G. Love and Special Sauce, Jack Johnson, Burning Spear, and The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones.More Info… Visit Artist’s Site Visit Art Haven