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If you can’t find something to do on Cape Ann this weekend, you’ve lost it

33 live music shows to choose from tonight through Sunday (see weekend live music lineup here).  Oops, make that 32 (unless you already have tickets to Overboard’s sold out show at Old Sloop tomorrow night).    Here’s a taste of what you’re missing if you don’t:

But wait!  They’re coming back to Rockport as part of New Year’s Rockport Eve’s huge lineup of excellent entertainment.  See the NYRE live music lineup here.

Tonight’s music lineup is killer and includes KBMG @ Dog Bar featuring Dave Brown on guitar.  Just in case you forgot who Gloucester’s greatest guitarist is, here they are at Celebrate Gloucester 2010 (with Nelson Bragg  on percussion):

Ghetto Mysticism’s Stanton Davis and Les Lumley join Henri Smith on June 30th at North Shore Music Theatre

If you went to Celebrate Gloucester, you saw Stanton Davis on trumpet (you can see one of his solos at the end of this video).  Stanton led a very popular Boston ensemble in the in the late 1970s called Ghetto Mysticism.  In the video below the band got together at Scullers 3 years ago and invited Henri Smith to sing a couple of songs.

On June 30th Henri brings Stanton and Ghetto Mysticism’s percussionist Les Lumely to North Shore Music Theatre along with other top New Orleans musicians to open for Aaron Neville.  This will be a night you won’t soon forget!  Get tickets here.

This is a big week on Cape Ann.  It’s the first summer week with more than 40 artists at 18  venues (and Summer doesn’t technically start until next week).

Today we were told that Ned Nugent and Mark Pelosi will join Dennis Monagle tomorrow at Minglewood.  Check this week’s complete Gloucester music lineup for all the latest updates.

Don’t take these guys for granted

… just because you can see them every Tuesday at Jalapenos.  They are some of the best musicians on Cape Ann.  And once in a while guests show up and sit in.  Last week it was Allen Estes.  You never know what will happen.

Yesterday we published a clip from Celebrate Gloucester 2010 and people asked for more.  Here it is.  It’s KBMG Electric and they ROCK!

Now if you can’t get into Jalapenos to see these guys tonight because it’s too crowded, there are other choices.  And if you’ve never seen Henley Douglas, Jr, you should really go down to the Rhumbline at 10 and check him out.  See full music lineup here.

Want to work in the Concert Business?

We need help.  You probably know that we’re producing a new concert series at North Shore Music Theatre this summer featuring top local talent on stage with national recording stars (more info here).

As you can see from this video (taken from the Celebrate Gloucester DVD) concerts are a lot of work — and we do EVERYTHING, from dreaming up the idea to organizing talent, lights, sound, staging porta-potties … to convincing someone to purchase a VIP ticket when he wasn’t planning on it (you can see that in the video) to designing, printing and hanging posters to … well you get the idea.

So, if this looks like fun to you and you’re willing to work as hard as we do, we’ve got a job for you.  And it pays.  20 hours a week to start.  Full time later this year.  You need lots of energy, just the right amount of ambition, a love of live music, brilliant communication skills (texting doesn’t count) and fairly thick skin.

If this sounds like you, we’ll have a lot of fun together!  Call Vickie or Peter at 978-525-9093 or click here to contact us.

It’s Monday.  That means Bandit Kings host an open jam @ Rhumbline.  Always a good time.  Big music week here on Cape Ann.  You can’t get to everything so check out the full week’s music lineup and start thinking about where you want to go.

Special treat video proving who’s the best guitar player in town

You don’t often get to see KBMG ELECTRIC, but you can tonight at Minglewood at 9pm.  Just in case you forgot, they ROCKED Celebrate Gloucester.  Here’s a video from that beautiful September day in 2010 proving who the best guitar player in town really is!

And there’s a visiting rock star in this video ~ he looks like one too.  Anybody know who he is?

If you’re in the mood for something more quiet, check out our friend Marina Evans at Cafe Shalom.

Plus there are plenty of other excellent choices for music tonight.  See the full music lineup here.

Just in case you missed it …

gimmesound Artist of the week: Allen Estes was one of the stars of Celebrate Gloucester 2010 at I4-C2 — and he was joined on stage by Fly Amero in a surprise appearance (Fly originally couldn’t play Celebrate Gloucester due to a scheduling conflict) for one of Allen’s most popular songs, Not With Ya Hands about Gloucester legend Howard Blackburn.

Their inspiring performance was one of the highlights of the festival.  Click on the video and check it out!

Lots to choose from tonight swing, funk, jam band & good ol’ rock ‘n roll.  See full lineup here:

Sam Hartson Releases Unseen Footage From Celebrate Gloucester

Chickity Check It!

Sam Writes-

Today, I took some time out of my busy schedule to edit this unseen footage of Celebrate Gloucester. This song was not featured in the Celebrate Gloucester DVD main feature OR the bonus features.

Please enjoy the always incredible Inge Berge and his band (this was one of their first times playing together).

Do yourself a favor and watch in high def!

Click the Picture to Go To Sam’s Blog-

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Sam Hartson- Celebrate Gloucester Filmmaker Interview

At The Celebrate Gloucester DVD release party Sam Hartson talks about the Movie documenting the historic day when Gloucester Musicians, politicians, fishermen and citizens came together for a music festival on a piece of land which had gone unused for over 30 years.

The two DVD set is for sale on the Celebrate Gloucester website for only $20 and is filled with incredible performances and uplifting spirit. Hello fantastic Christmas presents!!!!!!!

A Film by Sam Hartson- has a nice ring to it doesn’t it?

Remember this name- “Sam Hartson”

 

 

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

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