The 2016/2017 GMF Concert and Lecture Series.

Occasional Lectures and Concerts from
the fall of 2016 through spring 2017.

Stay tuned for more information… The first event of the series is Friday, September 23, 2016. Details are below.

Dr. Jeckyl & Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jeckyl & Mr. Hyde

Concert to benefit Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation Preservation Fund

October 23, 2016 6:00pm Sonic artist Peter Krasinski on the historic Meetinghouse pipe-organ, improvising accompaniment to 2 silent film classics: the Buster Keaton comedy, “The Haunted House” and the scary main feature “Dr. Jeckyl & Mr. Hyde.” Event opens with a fun costume parade and grand organ prelude.

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2016 Music On Meetinghouse Green Series

Here are this summer’s concerts from
the Music On Meetinghouse Green Series.

Cape Ann Big Band

Cape Ann Big Band

Concert to benefit GMF Fire-Sprinkler Project

September 09, 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.” Please note the date change to September 9th!

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Deb Hardy & Alternate Roots Band

Deb Hardy & Alternate Roots Band

Concert to benefit The Grace Center

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.

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The Milkhouse Heaters, Vermont

The Milkhouse Heaters, Vermont

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.

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Brian King & Friends

Brian King & Friends

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.

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Willie Alexander Band

Willie Alexander Band

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.

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Northshoremen, Barbershop Chorus

Northshoremen, Barbershop Chorus

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.

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Peter Souza, 3 Sheets to the Wind

Peter Souza, 3 Sheets to the Wind

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.

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Ken Steiner: the Music of New Orleans

Ken Steiner: the Music of New Orleans

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.

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Berklee Jazz Quintet & Linda Amero

Berklee Jazz Quintet & Linda Amero

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.

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