September’s Block party highlights a variety of entertainment with an emphasis on women performers. In addition to Willie Alexander, Karen Ristuben and Mo Bounce, emerging new talent such as Marina Evans and Alexandra Valenti will fill five stages.
Main Street restaurants serve outside and the stores are open late for shopping. Youngsters are entertained in Kids’ Town.
The third & final Ryan and Wood Distillery Block Party Cocktail contest will feature Rye Whiskey for the September party. Restaurant patrons may enjoy a sample and vote for their favorite creation at the Ryan and Wood information table.
- The July winner was Alchemy Bistro’s “Simpler Tides” created by mixologist Felicia Grossi.
- August winner was Dog Bar’s ”Knockabout Jell-O™ Shots” created by mixologist Misty Baker.
The popular contest will continue in September.
September 21 Entertainment
- 6:00 PM – Bonnie Barrish - Romantic concert piano compositions
- 6:45 PM – Toni Ann Enes - Original folk to rock to diva!
- 7:30 PM – Deb Hardy- Dynamic Rockport singer-songwriter
- 8:30 PM - Bradley Royds- X-tra-ordinary guitar and songs
- 6:00 PM – Naoya and Yuri featuring Jamie Song - Japanese pop!
- 6:30 PM – Bill Gleason - Acoustic blues treasure vault
- 7:20 PM – Karen Ristuben - Smooth Jazz Chanteuse with combo
- 8:30 PM – Willie ALexander with the Razdans & Doctor Dave Vincent!
- 6:00 PM – Play Reading - ”The Medium” by Judith Sargent Murray
- 6:45 PM – Cape Ann Dance Company - Back by popular demand- this troupe always dazzles us!
- 7:15 PM – Tony Fonseca - Drumming
- 8:30 PM – Livin’ on Luck - Classic rock and choice gems to dance to!
- 6:00 PM – The Docksiders - Gloucester High School’s terrific Big Band
- 6:45 PM – Joe Thomas - Giuseppe’s piano song monster takes requests
- 7:30 PM - Marina Evans - Back from tour with a new CD!
- 8:15 PM – Alexandra Valenti - young voice big talent, one to watch
- 9:05 PM – Johnny and the Firecrackers - Rock ‘n’ roll , punk, new wave and soul
*All times approximate
- Mo Bounce @ 7:30 PM – Funk & R&B
- Joe Thomas - outdoor sing-alongs during the breaks!