Ten Friday nights.

Ten 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 5 to September 6, 2024. 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).

TOMORROW
Alex Minasian Jazz Quartet

Alex Minasian Jazz Quartet

Concert to benefit TownGreen

July 26, 2024 6:00pm Alex Minasian, acclaimed jazz pianist and impresario, brings his quartet to Music on Meetinghouse Green. Alex Minasian quickly earned the attention of the music world for his performances at the country’s most famous jazz venues including the Blue Note, Birdland, Village Vanguard, and The Apollo Theater. His brilliant career has found him sharing the stage with jazz legends James Ingram, Arturo Sandoval, Marilyn McCoo, Joe Pesci, Hank Jones, Clark Terry, and many others. He has also headlined important jazz celebrations including the Rochester Jazz Festival and performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival and the Istanbul Jazz Festival. New York City audiences will find him performing weekly at the iconic Tavern on the Green restaurant. He has been featured in Yerevan Magazine, a Los Angeles-based publication promoting Armenian news and culture. Minasian teams up with bassist Brandi Disterheft, drummer Joe Farnsworth, and saxophonist Bill Pierce for their return appearance at the Music on Meetinghouse Green summer music concerts.

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Dave Cabral, Celtic Ensemble

Dave Cabral, Celtic Ensemble

Concert to benefit North Shore Health Project

August 02, 2024 6:00pm Info to come…

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Jim ‘n’ Tonic

Jim ‘n’ Tonic

Concert to benefit HAWK

August 09, 2024 6:00pm Jim Coyle, Rikki Razdan, John Cameron, Ken Steiner, John Loud are a wildly eclectic band. More information to come…

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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 16, 2024 6:00pm Willie Alexander, punk music legend, musical innovator, and artistic icon, returns to Music on Meetinghouse Green with his band for a rocking evening. Gloucester’s own Willie ‘Loco’ Alexander shares his legendary talent as a singer, songwriter and keyboardist. With his roots in Boston’s punk rock scene of the 70’s and 80’s, Willie’s musical career has flourished for more than 50 years. Whether as a band member with the Lost, Bagatelle, Grass Menagerie and the post-Lou Reed Velvet Underground, or as front man for his own series of bands, Willie’s enduring popularity is a reflection of his unique musical voice and artistic vision. A true artist, Willie has expanded his work to other mediums including soundtracks for local filmmaker Henry Ferrini, collage and painting.

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HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

HYE Fusion, Middle Eastern Band

Concert to benefit Action, Inc.

August 23, 2024 6:00pm This trio of classically trained musicians blends Western jazz favorites with the irresistible rhythms and melodies of their Middle Eastern backgrounds for a thrilling evening of East-meets-West fusion. Get ready for an unforgettable evening as these three virtuoso musicians take you on a unique musical journey that will have you dancing in the aisles. Mal Barsamian is a multi-talented instrumentalist equally skilled on classical and rhythm guitars, clarinet, saxophone, and the traditional Middle Eastern oud. Harry Bedrossian is a classically trained concert pianist who has embraced the Jazz tradition through the work of Oscar Petersen and Bill Evans. He is also an accomplished oud player. Charles Dermenjian is a talented percussionist who has shared the stage with a number of jazz greats and performed extensively both nationally and internationally. He plays the doumbek, a traditional percussion instrument common throughout Middle Eastern cultures.

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Alek Razdan and his Jazz Ensemble

Alek Razdan and his Jazz Ensemble

Concert to benefit Wellspring House

August 30, 2024 6:00pm The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation welcomes Alek Razdan and Ensemble bringing their unique style of cool jazz to our music festival’s final concert. Local Rockport tenor saxophonist Alek Razdan started his musical career at the age of 6. Not only is he the lead saxophonist with his own jazz ensemble, Razdan plays with the five-time Grammy-nominated group Roomful of Blues. He also performs with the American Symphony of Soul and the A-Train Orchestra. With a full schedule of concert performances, he has found the time to self-produce three albums.

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Cape Ann Big Band

Cape Ann Big Band

Concert to benefit Gloucester Meetinghouse

September 06, 2024 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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