Nine Friday nights.

Nine great outdoor concerts benefiting local non-profits.

This Summer's series of concerts is dedicated in honor of Linzee Coolidge and the late Beth Coolidge for their vision and generosity. The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation presents a series of 9 free concerts on Meetinghouse Green, corner of Church and Middle St, Gloucester, from July 5 to September 6, 2019. The family-friendly concerts begin at 6 pm. Bring folding chairs or blankets. There will be food vendors at every concert. In case of rain, the events will take place inside the Meetinghouse. The public is invited to make free-will donations to Cape Ann non-profit organizations partnered with each concert (bring cash/check). Parking available next door at St John’s Church.

A Big Thank you to our wonderful sponsors.

The sponsors of ‘Music on Meetinghouse Green’ pre-pay the expenses so all contributions go to our non-profit partners. Thanks to all who contributed this year: Hero Scobie Ward Platinum Tier J.J. & Jackie Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Harry & Mary Hintlian Gold Tier John & Janis Bell, BOMCO, Michael & Mary Ann Bresnan Silver Tier Anonymous, Gib & Sarah Carey, JoeAnn Hart & Gordon Baird, Charles Nazarian, John & Sandra Ronan Bronze Tier Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Bill & Rose Hausman.

The Goddesses

The Goddesses

Concert to benefit Art Haven

Friday, July 26, 2019 6:00pm The Goddesses play mainly songs from the 50’s and songs from the 70’s that sound like they are from the 50’s: 50’s artists like The Coasters, Chuck Berry, Huey “Piano” Smith, Buddy Holly; 70’s artists like Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, NRBQ, The Dwight Twilley Band, etc. Sam Goddess sings,, Tony Goddess sings and play guitar. Dave Sag plays bass, he’s a veteran of a million local gigs, member of Madhouse, etc. John Cameron plays piano and is well known as a member of the Boston ska band Bim Skala Bim. Steve Chaggaris plays the drums and like Sag is a local club scene vet, member of Orville Giddings Band, etc.

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What time is it, Mr. Fox?

What time is it, Mr. Fox?

Concert to benefit Maritime Gloucester

Friday, August 02, 2019 6:00pm Led by the gender-defying voice of 3rian King, the ensemble delivers their own brand smoky cabaret, neo-soul and acoustic noir, sounding something like Tom Waits and Amy Winehouse performing in a French cafe. What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? is known for its original songs which marry rich lyrical imagery with a cinematic sensibility, exploring themes of love, spirituality, sexuality, and identity. Whether stripped down for acoustic coffeehouses and living room concerts or immersive multimedia shows in clubs and theaters, Mr. Fox brings honesty, energy, and emotional authenticity to every performance.

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Cape Ann Big Band

Cape Ann Big Band

Concert to benefit HAWC

Friday, August 09, 2019 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.”

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Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Concert to benefit The Grace Center

Friday, August 16, 2019 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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Deb Hardy Band

Deb Hardy Band

Concert to benefit Gloucester Education Foundation

Friday, August 23, 2019 6:00pm Deb Hardy Band are a group of musicians from Gloucester MA whose songs reflect the drama, beauty and serenity of this ocean harbor community. Their jazzy acoustic rock songs are rhythmic, expressive and powerful. They play a mix of originals and covers that include Kate Bush, Devo, Yes, and Led Zeppelin. Deb Hardy Band include Greg Verga, Arnie Rosen and Marc Lorah.

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Alvin Foster

Alvin Foster

Concert to benefit Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation

Friday, September 06, 2019 6:00pm His band, Soul Eclectic, will take you on journey back to the 60s, 70s, and 80s with the soul music that underpinned Black people’s courage to be happy and celebrate life, love, spirituality and growth in the face of racism. While centered in Motown’s indelible catalog of music, Soul Eclectic also features and celebrates the artists that grew up alongside and after Motown. Comprising of Alvin Foster on vocals, Tricia Reed on vocals, Oscar Brown III on guitar, Briana Washington on keyboard, Min Jae Yim on bass, and Jarrell Campbell on drums, the band uses the timeless gems to deliver a fun and thoughtful musical experience.

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2nd Annual Car Show

2nd Annual Car Show

Saturday, September 28, 2019 10:00am Come join us on Meetinghouse Green! Admission to the public is free but donations to the Foundation are greatly appreciated. Hourly tours of the building with performances on the historic 1893 pipe organ. Food and beverages will be available and the Dixieland band John’s Giddy Gang will perform. The audience will judge the cars with prizes awarded at the conclusion of the show.

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