Category Archives: Block Party

If you want to make a living playing music, you have to make a living playing music!

One of my favorite local stars, Inge Berge, shared a post on his Facebook page about this “Call For Performers” by the city of Yellowknife, NT in Canada: As we head into Gloucester’s spring/summer/fall busy season, I’m glad he brought … Continue reading

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What does Jesse Colin Young have to do with Saturday’s block party?

I know, this is really out of left field, but here goes:  In 1974 I discovered the re-release of “Soul of a City Boy” by Jesse Colin Young that had been released for the first time ten years earlier, but … Continue reading

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3rd & Final Block Party of 2013 Saturday September 21st

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 … Continue reading

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Toni Ann Enes on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes tonight

Local diva Toni Ann Enes is Allen’s guest on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes, which premieres tonight at 6:30 on Cape Ann TV Channel 12. One of Gloucester’s most passionate singers, Toni Ann treats us to her original folk, blues and … Continue reading

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Fabulous Fall Finds From Pop Gallery!

The gals from POP Gallery at 67 Main Street have done it again! They have compiled a style spread of their top fashion picks for Fall! All brands/styles featured are available at Pop Gallery now! Click the picture below to view the spread! … Continue reading

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Paula Cole’s Noise Interview is a MUST READ for every musician and music fan!

Yesterday we were treated to one of our new monthly pleasures: T Max dropped off a  few copies of the September issue of The Noise Magazine.  It’s one of the perks of living in Magnolia, which, since T Max moved … Continue reading

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Block party!

It was a great evening for a block party! Among other people I ran into, Joey and his family were dining at Ohana:And Henry Allen’s North Shore Folklore Theatre were doing a reading of part of one of Judith Sargent … Continue reading

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“Simpler Tides” winning Cocktail from July’s Spirit of Gloucester Cocktail Contest

Help select the 2nd Block Party Cocktail Winner at the Block Party on Saturday, August 17, 2013.  Ryan & Wood  Knockabout Gin will be the featured liquor.   Sample selections at participating restaurants and vote for your favorite at the Ryan … Continue reading

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2nd Block Party of 2013 Saturday August 17th

A variety of music, dance and entertainment fills Main Street for the August 17th Downtown Gloucester Block Party. Master Bluesman Joe Mack headline with several dance groups and bands filling five stages. Punk icon Willie Alexander will be headlining at … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Sen. Tarr & Bailee Militello are helping get school supplies to needy Gloucester kids at the next Block Party

Through a program called Bailee’s Backpacks, seven-year-old Bailee Militello is working with Senator Bruce Tarr, Action, Inc., North Shore 104.9 and the Gloucester Block Parties to help needy Gloucester children get the supplies they need to start school off on … Continue reading

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It All Happens Tonight on Rocky Neck!

REMINDER!! 5-8:00 Chowder House at Sailor Stan’s with music by Sunny Fishcakes Review.  Chowder and Chili $5 cup/$7 bowl.  Fortify yourself for a night of art and dancing. 6-8:00 Opening Reception for Audi Souza’s Cape Ann Views and North Shore … Continue reading

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Let’s see how our neighbor throws a Block Party

Last month Beverly tried their hand at throwing a block party and it was very well attended.  So they’re doing it again this Saturday from 5:30-9:30pm.  And they’ve got BARRENCE WHITFIELD leading off the music at 5:30.  Now that’ll be … Continue reading

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Help Ned & the Big Babies Make a CD

Did you see Ned & the Big Babies at Dog Bar during the Block Party?  Wow!  Tight, crisp, rockin’ sound; you just can’t help but move around!  These guys are one of the most entertaining bands in Gloucester.  And the … Continue reading

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July Block Party

Although I wished I could have stayed longer, the brief hour that I was there at the Block Party last night was so much fun. A cooling and most welcome breeze arrived just as the party began and everyone was … Continue reading

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BLOCK PARTY IS ON!!!!! ~ RADAR SHOWS STORM MOVING OFF OF CAPE ANN

Come down to Main Street at 6pm and party!  See how much fun you can have here.

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Hopefully the Rain Will Stay Away Until After the Block Party Tonight!

Last Day of the Heat Wave! The Downtown Gloucester Block Party – This Saturday – Dine, Dance, Shop! Don’t believe rumors ~ Block Party is ON Last Minute Block Party Updates – Win Cool Prizes

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Don’t believe rumors ~ Block Party is ON

BLOCK PARTY IS ON AS OF NOW Any rumors you may hear about the block party being cancelled are FALSE. The Block Party is ON. If weather forces us to cancel, we will post the cancellation by 4pm tomorrow (Saturday) … Continue reading

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Last Minute Block Party Updates – Win Cool Prizes

Here’s a new feature for tomorrow’s (SAT) Downtown Block Party: Win Cool Prizes! The Block Party’s new Marketplace at the Cape Ann Savings Bank Plaza between Hancock and Porter Streets (see map) has a new game called Glosta-opoly played on … Continue reading

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Sunday’s FREE Bandstand Concert Tops Off Perfect Gloucester Weekend

It’s a weekend of community entertainment starting tonight at Harbor Loop; then tomorrow’s Cape Ann Big Band benefit for returning veterans at Gloucester House, Saturday’s Block Party and Sunday’s Bandstand Concert at Stage Fort Park featuring Overdrive.  These Bandstand concerts … Continue reading

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First 2013 Downtown Gloucester Block Party Next SAT 7/20 – Entertainment Announced

July 20 Entertainment Stages (SOVEREIGN STAGE) @ Sovereign Bank Upper Main St. 6:00 PM – A Little Bit Country 7:00 PM A short interlude with the Rose Baker Singers 7:20 PM – Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester 8:20 PM – … Continue reading

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Block Party Dates Announced. Will Hunt New Artistic Director.

Block Party Head, Valerie Marcley, sent along the good news . . . It’s Party Time Gloucester! Block Party Dates Announced Will Hunt Accepts Artistic Director Position The Downtown Gloucester Block Parties will be held July 20, August 17 and … Continue reading

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Gloucester Friends Represent at Saint Joseph’s Celebration in Valencia Spain known as Las Fallas Festival

Our friends Tom & Lorna are in Valencia and shared these photos and the video.  The City of Valencia is given over to a carnival of bonfires, fiesta, fireworks and a healthy dose of satire known as Las Fallas, the fires. Displayed … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: 2013 BLOCK PARTY DATES SET

July 20  August 17  September 21 (Subject to City Approval) Mark your calendars and fit us in your schedule!  Contacts Organization, Publicity:      glostablockpahty@gmail.com Valerie Marcley Artistic Director (Talent):     whuntrock@gmail.com Will Hunt Restaurant Liaison:             northshorerestaurantgroup@gmail.com Mark McDonough Merchant Liaison:                lseigel1@gmail.com Lucinda Seigel Sponsor … Continue reading

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September 2012 Block Party From Fred Bodin

It was really crowded all night long on Main Street, as usual for a Block Party. So many people came into my gallery that I lost count, perhaps between 100 to 150 folks. On the lower right is a display … Continue reading

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A Few Early September 2012 Block Party Shots From Len Burgess

September 2012 Block Party Shots From Len Burgess VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL

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