Nine Friday nights.

Nine great outdoor concerts benefiting local non-profits.

Two words that are frequently used to describe the pandemic that is gripping our world are “unprecedented” and “uncertain.” Although our confidence may be shaken we are deeply grateful to all those who are responding to our community’s needs for health care, safety, food, and essential services.

We had to postpone the indoor March and April concerts but the fifth season of our summer series, Music on Meetinghouse Green, is set to launch on July 10. We are hopeful that these outdoor events may proceed within upcoming State and City guidelines for public gatherings.

Although the concerts are free, your voluntary offerings benefit our partners, often with as much as $1,500 per event. All proceeds go to that evening’s non-profit organization thanks to the generosity of our sponsors who underwrite the cost of this unique, summer-long music festival.

A Big Thank you to our wonderful sponsors.

TownGreen2025 Climate Crisis Solutions: Natasha Lamb

TownGreen2025 Climate Crisis Solutions: Natasha Lamb

Thursday, June 04, 2020 3:00pm Natasha Lamb, Director of Equity Research and Shareholder Engagement at Arjuna Capital, will address her work with national institution pension funds and endowments to advocate for reduction of investments in fossil fuel companies, for both ecological and rate of return reasons. Ms. Lamb’s work has been featured in the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times as well as CNN and NPR.

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TownGreen2025 Climate Crisis Solutions: Denny Dart

TownGreen2025 Climate Crisis Solutions: Denny Dart

Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:00pm Denny Dart, an environmental engineer by day and a climate activist evenings and weekends, will talk about her experience calculating her personal carbon footprint. She will share the insights and actions that grew from seeing her own carbon impact, especially in the area of the footprint of her credit cards and investments. Her presentation will include a tutorial on how to calculate your own footprint.

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Be-Bop Guitars

Be-Bop Guitars

Concert to benefit Pathways for Children

Friday, July 10, 2020 6:00pm The “Be-Bop” Guitars is an all-faculty band from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. It includes guitars, trumpet/flute, vibes, bass and drums. While rooted in the “Bop” tradition, the band plays a variety of materials that reflect the long history of Jazz music. Since its beginning in 1990, the ensemble has garnered a steady following of fans that enjoy guitar-oriented Jazz, and recorded several CDs.

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Alvin Foster

Alvin Foster

Concert to benefit Backyard Growers

Friday, July 17, 2020 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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HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

Concert to benefit Maritime Gloucester

Friday, July 24, 2020 6:00pm Hye Fusion is an American-born trio of musicians who perform Middle Eastern music integrated with Western Jazz. The musicians play current and traditional instruments including the oud, classical and rhythm guitars, keyboard, clarinet and saxophone as well as the doumbek – the most commonly played percussive instrument throughout Middle eastern cultures. The result is a dynamic synergy of melodies and rhythms.

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The Goddesses

The Goddesses

Concert to benefit The Open Door

Friday, July 31, 2020 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 North Shore Health Project

Friday, August 07, 2020 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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Mari Martin

Mari Martin

Concert to benefit HAWC

Friday, August 14, 2020 6:00pm Mari Martin has been entertaining audiences from Massachusetts to California with her compelling voice and signature stage presence for over 20 years. Mari’s influences run the gamut of popular music…from the Beatles to Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones to Billie Holiday. Throw in some Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keyes, Marvin Gaye, Dinah Washington, Eric Clapton, Earth, Wind and Fire, Ella Fitzgerald and Al Green, and you’re beginning to get the picture.

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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 21, 2020 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 28, 2020 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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Cape Ann Big Band

Cape Ann Big Band

Concert to benefit Gloucester Meetinghouse

Friday, September 11, 2020 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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