Nine Friday nights.

Nine great outdoor concerts benefiting local non-profits.

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation presents a series of 9 free concerts on Meetinghouse Green, corner of Church and Middle St, Gloucester, from July 8 to September 9, 2022. The family-friendly concerts begin at 6 pm. Bring folding chairs or blankets. There will be food vendors at every concert. The public is invited to make free-will donations to Cape Ann non-profit organizations partnered with each concert (bring cash/check).

The John Baboian Guitar Ensemble

The John Baboian Guitar Ensemble

Concert to benefit Pathways for Children

July 08, 2022 6:00pm The John Baboian Ensemble featuring Sandi Bedrosian 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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Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band

Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band

Concert to benefit Backyard Growers

July 15, 2022 6:00pm Internationally-acclaimed Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band brings passion, virtuosity, and contagious energy to every performance. The Wheels improvise with the intimacy of chamber music and the intensity of a rowdy dance band. Their engaging contemporary interpretation of Jewish music is irresistible to audiences ranging from elementary school students to the judges at the International Jewish Music Festival, who heralded them as “a true musical democracy.”

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Alex Minasian Jazz Quartet

Alex Minasian Jazz Quartet

Concert to benefit Maritime Gloucester

July 22, 2022 6:00pm Info to come…

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Rhiannon Hurst and Quartet

Rhiannon Hurst and Quartet

Concert to benefit The Open Door

July 29, 2022 6:00pm Rhiannon Kaela Hurst, an award-winning vocalist at the age of 16, has set her heart on making music. Rhiannon works professionally with Big Bands and Combos of various sizes, performing at venues ranging from Symphony Hall and the State Room in Boston to local homey restaurants. Rhiannon competed in Regional, National, and International Competitions winning Vocalist Awards at each. In the final year of the Berklee International High School Jazz Singer’s Showcase, Rhiannon won 2nd place in this competition as a H.S. Sophomore. Rhiannon was named a 2021 Award Winner in the Jazz Voice category of the prestigious National YoungArts Competition. She graduated from New England Conservatory Preparatory School with Honors in all 4 levels in jazz voice and was the recipient of the Frances B. Lanier award for “integrating her innate ability and skills into an emerging musical personality.” Rhiannon currently attends College of The Holy Cross as the Brooks Music Scholar for the class of 2025 in conjunction with continued jazz voice studies at New England Conservatory in Boston.

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What Time Is It Mr. Fox?

What Time Is It Mr. Fox?

Concert to benefit North Shore Health Project

August 05, 2022 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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The Goddesses

The Goddesses

Concert to benefit HAWC

August 12, 2022 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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Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Concert to benefit The Grace Center

August 19, 2022 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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HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

Concert to benefit Gloucester Education Foundation

August 26, 2022 6:00pm HYE FUSION is comprised of an American born trio of well seasoned musicians who perform the music of all of the Middle East integrated with Western Jazz Standards, resulting in a dynamic synergy of melodies and rhythms, employing both current and traditional instrumentation.

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Cape Ann Big Band

Cape Ann Big Band

Concert to benefit Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation

September 09, 2022 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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