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6th annual Reggae Bashment on the High Seas – Saturday, August 2nd

Saturday August 2ND 2014!!!!  The 6th annual Reggae Bashment on the High Seas is here again live n direct from the 7 Seas Wharf Gloucester MA 01930 with Reggae Djs Lion Pride Sound on the 1’s and 2’s. Spinning strictly the best in Reggae, Roots, Rockers, Ska, Lovers and Dancehall.

Join the magical evening on the water of dancing, entertainment and fun!  Meet at 7 seas wharf (next to Gloucester House Restaurant) @6pm and the Boat leaves at 7pm Sharp!!!T ickets for the cruise are $20 and can be purchased by contacting Lara 603 759 6487 or sending $20 per each ticket to reggaebashment@yahoo.com via PAYPAL.com…Tickets are 1st come first serve basis…

cruiseCome down, invite your friends and join in on the fantastically fun night! CASH BAR ON BOARD!


REGGAE BASHMENT ON THE HIGH SEAS
SATURDAY August 2nd 2014
7 SEAS WHALE WATCH WHARF(GLOUCESTER HOUSE )
63 ROGERS ST GLOUCESTER MA 01930
$20 PER TICKET
INFO/ TIX 603 759 6487 OR
6PM MEET 7PM BOAT LEAVES SHARP

Rockport Legion Band – Concert August 3rd

The Rockport Legion Band will perform their fourth free concert of their 81st consecutive summer concert series at the Back Beach Bandstand on Beach St.

7:00, Sunday, August 3, 2014.

Children are welcome.  Popcorn and tonic are available.  Folding chairs and blankets are good.  In case of rain we will play inside the Legion Hall, next to the bandstand.

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New Live Henri Smith CD to be released at Celebrate Gloucester Aug 29

HenriPoster_600When Henri Smith brings New Orleans Friends & Flavours, featuring Grammy-winner Amadee Castenell to Cape Ann Marina’s Waterfront Pavilion on August 29, he’ll be helping to raise money for the Cape Ann YMCA — and he’ll release his new live CD recorded at The Larcom Theatre last March.

This will be Henri’s first live CD and it features stellar guests, including Grammy-winners Charles Neville and Amadee Castenell along with young, rising stars — all brought together by Henri Smith, one of the country’s premier band leaders.

Recorded and mixed by Bill Winn (whose award-winning credits include Whitney Houston and Herbie Hancock among many others), this CD is destined to become a classic — and you can get yours signed at the concert.

Henri Smith concerts have been selling out, so you probably shouldn’t procrastinate.

Get your tickets now (right here) and then you can relax the rest of the summer.

James Montgomery is bringing young rising stars to Gloucester on Aug 22 — and a surprise!

JamesNewsletterJust Announced: James Montgomery’s Celebrate Gloucester Guests

James has invited young rising stars Danielle Miraglia & Marissa Licata along with Gloucester’s own Willie Loco Alexander to join him on stage Friday night August 22 at Cape Ann Marina’s Waterfront Pavilion to help raise money for the Open Door.

This is James’ first appearance in Gloucester on over 2 years and he won’t be back for a while — and you can’t see him with this lineup anywhere else.  So get tickets now (right here) before it’s too late.

Check out these videos of James and his guests and you’ll see why this is one summer concert you absolutely don’t want to miss!

Celebrate Gloucester Update: John Sebastian Concert Rescheduled

Due to a scheduling conflict, we have moved the Celebrate Gloucester Benefit Concert featuring John Sebastian to Saturday, September 13 at the UU Meetinghouse.  Get tickets here.

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This is one more example of how things often work out despite my frustration when I found out about the conflict.  The UU Meetinghouse a fitting venue given that this concert helps raise money for its restoration and the acoustics are excellent.  But with no air conditioning, it wouldn’t have worked for an August concert.  However, it’s perfect for September when the average high is 72 and low is 55 (it might be a little chilly at 8pm on the water that time of year) and the cushioned pews are quite comfortable.

This concert is a perfect opportunity to experience the music that helped define a generation up close and personal.  Here’s a video of John Sebastian at Woodstock (45 years ago this August):

Block Party Video By Cape Ann TV – Allen Estes & Will Hunt

Put A Good Buzz On – Allen Estes and Will Hunt at the Gloucester Block Party July 2014

Cape Ann TV Video shot by Chris Mullen, Steven Essery, James Frye, John Walker, Dylan Benson and Jim Capillo. Edited by Jim Capillo

 

Windhover Performing Arts Center – Quarry Dance – August 1 & 2

WINDHOVER ANNOUNCES “QUARRY DANCE 3”

AT DEEP PIT QUARRY

111 HIGH ST., LANESVILLE, (GLOUCESTER) MA (01930)

ON

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014 AT 5:30PM

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 2014 AT 11:00AM & 5:30PM

FOLLOWING ON THE SUCCESS OF “QUARRY DANCE 2” IN 2013, WINDHOVER HAS INVITED CHOREOGRAPHER DUSAN TYNEK AND HIS COMPANY TO DEVELOP ANOTHER SITE-SPECIFIC QUARRY DANCE THIS SUMMER AT “DEEP PIT QUARRY” IN LANESVILLE TO BE PERFORMED ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 AT 5:30 PM AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 2 AT 11:00 AM AND 5:30PM.  THE PERFORMANCES ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC.  CONTRIBUTIONS ARE WELCOME.

Quarry_backs Quarry_high lifts  (NOTE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING SEATING, PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION BELOW.)

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If you like GMG, you’d better tell the FCC

I’m not kidding.  The FCC is seriously considering new rules that would allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to slow down content from GMG and speed up content from someone else, who’s willing to pay extra to have their content delivered faster.  So, for example, if a large media company (e.g., AOL, Time Warner, Comcast, Universal) wanted to start a local blog, it could pay your ISP to have its content delivered faster and have GMG’s content slowed down.  Now if you don’t think ISPs would intentionally slow things down, watch this very funny, and insightful piece by John Oliver:

Lots of people have already commented — so many that the FCC site crashed last week.  Technically, the deadline for the first round of public comments is over, but there’s another round and you can still comment here.

Not convinced?  Watch this more in-depth New York Times piece on Net Neutrality.

I don’t usually make political posts on GMG, but this issue affects the blog itself, so I figure it’s time to take some action.

 

Blues Fest Tickets are worth it just to see Victor Wainwright

Just in case you’re one of those people who thinks blues is a bunch of old folks singing sad songs, you’ve got to check out young rising star, Victor Wainwright, who will have you dancin’ on the grass at Stage Fort Park on August 9.  Just 2 weeks left to save $12 on your Gloucester Blues Festival Tickets (get them here).

On The Waterfront — a new TV show premieres Tuesday 7/22 on Cape Ann TV

From Cape Ann TV’s Lisa Smith:

On the Waterfront is a brand new, original production from Cape Ann TV. The show takes an in-depth look at the Cape Ann ecosystem, highlighting the people and businesses that rely on the ocean for survival. The premiere episode features the lifecycle of the clam. Shep Means, a clammer from Essex and Gloucester hosts the show. Join Shep as he goes digging on the clam flats and the beach, stops by Essex Shellfish to weigh them up, then visits Intershell to see them shucked and packaged, and finally to Woodman’s to fry them and eat them.

Air times on TV are:

Tuesday, July 22 at 7:30 pm

Wednesday, July 23 at 9:00 am and 8:00 pm

Friday., July 25 at 11:30 am and 8:30 pm

Saturday, July 26 at 9:00 pm

Sunday, July 27 at 9:30 am and 11:00 pm

Local Star Chelsea Berry on Curtain Up Tomorrow (SUN) @ 9am 104.9FM

Following her trend of interviewing local and national rock stars, Aurelia Nelson is hosting Chelsea Berry on her “Curtain Up” show tomorrow (Sunday) at 9am on North Shore 104.9FM.

Chelsea is back from a her national tour and will be performing Friday (7/25) at Cape Ann Marina’s Waterfront Pavilion (the BIG tent).  There are still seats available and you can get tickets here.

We know we live in a very special music community when someone who made her name in Gloucester comes back from a national tour and remembers where she got her start by appearing on local radio and performing in local venues.

Aren’t you glad you live here?

Just in case you don’t know who Chelsea Berry is, check out this video of her at Shalin Liu:

CELEBRATE GLOUCESTER 2014 ANNOUNCED – STARTING AUG 15th – THE 45th ANNIVERSARY OF WOODSTOCK

BREAKING NEWS: We just announced the Celebrate Gloucester Benefit Concert Series — three great concerts for three great causes, beginning with Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee John Sebastian on August 15th, the 45th anniversary of his performance at Woodstock.  Get tickets here.

BREAKING NEWS: Guitar Great Johnny Winter Dies at 70

Very sad news has been reported just now from Zurich.  More details here.

All of us who loved his music are in mourning.

Johnny Winter, you will be missed … your music lives on in us.

listen to my interview with Johnny Winter for GMG here

See photos by Sheila Roberts Orlando of Johnny Winter at the Larcom Theatre in Beverly Jan 31.

 

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