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Celebrate Gloucester Release Party Benefit Thursday Night

This is going to be a blast!!!!!!! I’ll be there, will you?

Peter Van Ness Writes-

Hey Joey,

Pete Lindberg, who was originally not able to play at the Celebrate Gloucester Release Party Benefit is going to be there after all.  That means you can see live performances by 6 of the stars who were at the original concert.  Plus Sam Hartson, the director, will be there.  Here’s the new poster including a great screen shot of Pete from the film.

There are still seats left, but it will likely sell out, so tell people to call 978.525.9093 to reserve a seat or go to this link: http://www.gimmesound.com/CelebrateGloucester.cfm

See you there!

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Sam Hartson’s Celebrate Gloucester Trailer Featuring Your Boy Joey

Joey,

You inspired me to make this trailer today, and I’m glad you did; no one can better expression the passion that citizens have for Gloucester like you can. It’s for the release party specifically which, as you know, is next thursday, 11/11. I hope your fans enjoy this, and I hope they come to the screening and/or get a copy of the DVD.
Celebrate Gloucester was important (and successful) in raising money for the charity to benefit the city, but furthermore the concert was an important event for the city as a community. It brought a lot of people together for a great cause and showcased some incredible homegrown talent and great food. The film takes it to another level, sort of immortalizing it for the history books as a milestone; a point in time where the city and it’s residents came together to grow as a society and a community for the better.

Thanks, see you on the 11th!
Sam Hartson

Celebrate Gloucester Feature Length Film Release Party

Peter Van Ness Writes-

Dear Joey,

The celebrate Gloucester feature length film is done.  You look great.  You sound great.  There’s a whole scene entitled "Good Afternoon Gloucester" featuring your inspiring speech on how lucky we are to live here!  It includes your famous "kiss my ass" line (with response from an one of the performers) and is destined to become one of the classic movie scenes of all time.

Rob Newton’s spectacularly comfortable Cape Ann Community Cinema is hosting a DVD Release Party Benefit on Thursday November 11 at 7:30pm.  This is a benefit for The Gloucester Fund and will feature the world premiere of Celebrate Gloucester, the Director’s Cut (not available on DVD), live performances by some of the stars, hors d’oeuvres complements of Lat 43, Alchemy and Jalapenos, wine & beer tasting. 

Tickets are $20.  You can get them at Cape Ann Community Cinema (21 Main St Upstairs) or on line at www.CelebrateGloucester.com.  You can also get a special Release Party & DVD Package (on-line only) for $35.  It includes admission to the Release Party, plus a Limited Edition Two-DVD Set signed by performers at the Release Party.

Check out the attached poster.

Thanks for being the best MC Gloucester has ever known!

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Vote For Your Favorite Local Charity To Get Money Raised By Celebrate Gloucester

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Celebrate Gloucester Sponsored by National Grid Raises $15,000 for Local Charities
Thanks to support from National Grid, the City of Gloucester and many sponsors and volunteers, Celebrate Gloucester raised $15,000.00 for charity, which was donated to The Gloucester Fund today.
“We all saw how music brought people down to the property to party at the end of Summer,”  said Gloucester Fund Treasurer, Ringo Tarr.  “It’s a great use of the property.  Letting the public decide how to spend the money we raised helps get people involved in making our City a better place to live.”
The Gloucester Fund will award grants to the top 3 vote-getters among the 24 charities who have been nominated since August 1.  People can go to CelebrateGloucester.com to vote for their favorite charity through September 30th.  Each of the three winners will receive $5,000.00.
“We could not have raised this money without help from our sponsors led by National Grid,” said Celebrate Gloucester producer, Peter Van Ness.  “Celebrate Gloucester was truly a community event featuring local music, local sponsors, local food and a mostly local audience.  I encourage everyone to support our sponsors.  You can see who they are when you go to CelebrateGlocuester.com to vote for your favorite charity.”
Celebrate Gloucester will be releasing a feature length concert DVD sometime in October.  A portion of the DVD sales will also be donated to the three winning charities.

Net proceeds will be donated to The Gloucester Fund. The Gloucester Fund will award grants to charities nominated on this website. Voting ends September 30th. The Gloucester Fund will divide the proceeds equally among the top 3 vote-getters.

Vote for your favorite nominee. You have one vote.

If you would like to nominate a charity or project dedicated to revitalizing Gloucester that is not on this list, PLEASE CLICK HERE. Each charity only needs to be nominated once.

Jane Gibbs Labor Day Gloucester Pics

Hi Joey!

Just wanted to send a pic or two along to you for your scrapbook!

What a fabulous day for the Schooner Festival and Celebrate Gloucester concert!!!

You were great as the MC J   !!! The pics of you on the stage were taken by my S.O. Bill Heckenkamp (whose photo was on the front page of the Times on Tuesday, a photo taken by Desi of Bill clapping his hands overhead!!!)…  (Incidentally, it was his sister Linda Colman who was with me when we visited your office for stickers on a pouring rainy day a while back. She said that the visit to meet Capt. Joey was the the “most favorite” thing of her two week visit from Michigan). J

So, here are a few photos we took on Sunday. Will send you a link to additional photos if you would like to see more of the concert and schooner festival.  Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Cheers!

Jane

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I sat next to this guy at the concert, Sheridan. Don’t know his first name,

but I believe you do J

More Photos From The Celebrate Gloucester Concert Set Up From Donna Ardizzoni

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From3-10PM for more information – http://www.celebrategloucester.com/

Dear Joey,
You can still get advanced tickets for $15 at Atlantis Oceanfront Inn (great breakfast too) from 7:30am till Noon.  Then at Liquor Locker from Noon until 2pm.  After that tickets are available at the gate for $20.
Over 20 charities have been nominated to receive money raised by Celebrate Gloucester.  DON’T FORGET TO VOTE for your favorite!
See you there.  We’re gonna party under the stars tonight.
2 Grammy Award winners on the same stage in Gloucester.  Perfect Weather.  Amazing Local Talent.
This could be the biggest musical event in Gloucester’s History!

Peter Van Ness

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Ringo Tarr Prepping The Stage

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Setting Up The Stage

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Gloucester’s Own Half Shell

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Donna and Rick- Volunteer Corps

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Celebrate Gloucester Prep Video

Preparations Are Under Way For Sunday’s Celebrate Gloucester.

In depth interview with Vickie Van Ness by our Ed Collard-

Hope to see y’all there.  I’ll be the dopey guy with the microphone emceeing once I get out of work.

BREAKING NEWS: Nelson Bragg of the Brian Wilson Band and Anny Celsi will be Dan King’s special guests during the KBMG set at Celebrate Gloucester. Nelson Bragg, originally from Rockport MA, has toured the world with former Beach Boy Brian Wilson and appears on the grammy winning album Smile
News comes from Peter Van ness

Celebrate Gloucester Is On Baby!

If you live in the eastern US, you’re likely watching Hurricane Earl, which has already canceled many events this Labor Day weekend. But Earl will be far away from Gloucester, MA by Sunday and the Celebrate Gloucester Benefit Concert will go ahead as planned. GET TICKETS HERE. 7 hours of music starts at 3pm  featuring Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers, Roomful of Blues and some of the best local talent in New England — all for $15.
Over 20 local charities have been nominated to receive funds raised by Celebrate Gloucester. Click here to vote for your favorite. Check out the Concert Lineup and details below:

Celebrate Gloucester Sponsored by National Grid

Gloucester’s New Poet Laureate Rufus Collinson Will Premiere Special Poem At Celebrate Gloucester

Gloucester Poet Laureate, Ruthanne (Rufus) Collinson will open Celebrate Gloucester with a world premiere poem written especially for the occasion. Having been recently appointed Gloucester ’s Poet Laureate, Ms. Collinson agreed to prepare a poem specifically for the opening of this historic concert and celebration, which immediately follows Gloucester ’s annual Schooner Festival on Sunday September 5th.

Following Ms. Collinson’s poem at 3pm will be 7 hours of music featuring local rising stars and culminating with national recording artist Roomful of Blues followed by Grammy-Award-wining saxophonist Charles Neville, who joins Henri Smith and his band New Orleans Friends & Flavours featuring Stanton Davis.

Tiickets and info at http://www.celebrategloucester.com/

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WIN FREE TICKETS TO CELEBRATE GLOUCESTER

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WIN FREE TICKETS TO CELEBRATE GLOUCESTER

Oops, there’s a spelling mistake — just one.  It’s on a Celebrate Gloucester poster somewhere in Gloucester.  Only ONE poster has the spelling mistake.

FIND THE MISTAKE AND WIN

We will give 2 FREE TICKETS to first person who tells us where it is.  Just leave a comment on this blog post (see below).  The first person who correctly identifies the location of the poster with the misspelled word wins the tickets.

WIN ANOTHER TICKET

It gets better.  After you find the poster with the misspelled word, just tell us what the misspelled word is and how to spell it correctly and WIN 3 TICKETS TOTAL.

Good Luck!

Peter Van Ness, Producer

Celebrate Gloucester

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