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Christmas by the Sea – Schedule, December 5th through 8th

Thursday December 5th the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will hold a Christmas Part at Seaside Cycles, 23 Elm Street, Manchester. Raffles, door prizes and more! All are welcome!

Friday December 6 – Shop Manchester will take place from 4:00 until 9:00 pm. Collect stamps in your holiday passbook as you visit any of the merchants and win a valuable gift pack from local businesses. Plus you will have a chance to win a new Apple iPad or new BMX bicycle. Details at the merchant shops.

Christmas by the Sea Childcare Service So the parents can shop with ease and without young ones seeing anything too early, Childcare Services will be available between 5:30 and 8:30 pm at the Manchester Public Library. A minimum donation of $10.00 with a family maximum of $30.00 for the evening. Green Team will entertain the children with arts & crafts/games/movie and light refreshments. Proceeds to support the programming offered by the Manchester Community Center and to support the efforts of the Manchester Essex Green Team. Manchester Public Library 15 Union Street, Manchester.

Saturday December 7th Shop Manchester continues all day with the chance to win the prizes already mentioned and see all the special ideas and gifts the Shops of Manchester have to offer this Christmas.

Santa Claus Comes to Manchester! The Annual Jingle Bell walk will start at 1:00 PM when Santa arrives by boat at Masconomo Park. Santa will lead the children on a walk to Singing Beach followed by an open house at the Community Center from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. See the petting zoo, a craft activity, face painting, entertainment with Mrs. Claus and refreshments. Santa will be available for the children to meet and have a their picture taken with Santa.

Holidays and Wintertide II: An Evening with Chelsea Berry & Friends ~ 7:00 PM Single Tree Music and the Historic Manchester Trust present a special Holiday concert performance featuring Chelsea Berry, Joe Cardoze, Renee Dupuis and John Rockwell. The Crowell Chapel, 4 Rosedale Avenue. Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com

Sunday December 8th Santa’s tour of Manchester starts at 12;00 and will go until about 2:30 PM. Santa will be start at the Fire Station and be driven around on a fire truck throwing Animal Crackers to the children as he tours the Town. Families are also encouraged to visit Santa at the Fire Station at 11:45 AM prior to his leaving on the tour.

A Christmas Concert will be held at the First Parish Church from 3:30 to 4:30 PM. The concert will feature the Manchester-Essex School Band, Soundwaves, the High School Chorus, Memorial School Chorus and La Petite Choral.

4:30 PM Lighting of the Friendship Tree and the Festival of Trees, the official start of the Christmas season following the concert at the First Parish Church on Town Hall Common

A busy weekend in Manchester!

 

When it comes to local entertainment the days of procrastination are over

I love to procrastinate.  One of my Grandfather’s favorite sayings (he had lots of them) is “Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow, ’cause you might not have to do it.”

It used to be that if you wanted to see live music in Gloucester and Cape Ann, you could decide at the last minute, stroll down to the venue just before showtime, get your tickets at the door, mosey on in and find a good seat.

Those days are gone.  Oops, did you want to see Chelsea Berry & Friends at Crowell Chapel on Dec 7 or Cape Ann Big Band’s Shalin Liu matinee on Dec 8?  Too bad.  They’re sold out.  The good news is that Chelsea & Friends added a new show on Dec 8 and there are still a few tickets for Cape Ann Big Band at 7pm.

But if you wanted to see Overboard on Nov 30 at Old Sloop, you’re just plain outa luck. They’re completely sold out.  So are a number of other local shows between now and Christmas.

More good news : we added a Sunday Matinee on Dec 15 for our Henri Smith Christmas show at The Larcom Theatre in Beverly, so you can still get good seats.  And there are still a few seats left to some of the Shalin Liu shows we told you about in this post.  But these won’t last long, so don’t think you’ve got much time to decide.

I think we can probably all agree that having a thriving music scene in Gloucester and Cape Ann is a good thing for all of us — even if it means we miss a few shows because we don’t pay attention to posts like this one that tell us to save the date.

“Wintertide” An Evening With Chelsea Berry & Friends. First show Saturday December 7, 8:00 O’Clock sold out. Second show Added! Sunday, December 8 @ 6:00 O’Clock

wintertide second show

With just a couple of tickets left, and requests for an additional show for those with holiday parties and other commitments on Saturday, we have decided to add a show on SUNDAY at 6pm following the holiday tree lighting on Manchester’s Town Hall Common! Tickets will be available through   http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ by tomorrow morning!

Singer Songwriter Shuffle starts up again tonight at Giuseppe’s featuring some of Gloucester’s best performers

Here’s who will be performing at Giuseppe’s tonight hosted by Aurelia Nelson of North Shore 104.9.
Allen Estes 7:00 pm   Listen to Allen Estes ALLEN ESTES

T Max 7:00 pm   Listen to T Max T MAX

8:00 pm   WILLIE ALEXANDER

8:00 pm   NICK CONSONE

9:00 pm   GLENN FRENCH

Inge Berge 9:00 pm   Listen to Inge Berge INGE BERGE

Chelsea Berry 9:00 pm   Listen to Chelsea Berry CHELSEA BERRY

Wow, what a lineup!

Tonight Music Lineup

Check online for the latest updates

Check online for the latest updates

TONIGHT, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Chelsea Berry 6:00 pm Listen to Chelsea Berry CHELSEA BERRY

Reschedule Summer Concert
Beach Street, Manchester, MA 01944
FREE SHOW
John Rockwell 7:00 pm Listen to John Rockwell JOHN ROCKWELL folk folk-rock country

3 Duncan Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978.281.3997

FREE SHOW
7:00 pm  MIKE O’CONNELL BAND

2 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-879-4622

FREE SHOW
Fly Amero 8:00 pm Listen to Fly Amero FLY AMERO

dinner w/ Fly
40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA

Phone: 978-283-9732

FREE SHOW
9:00 pm  CRAZY JAY

Karaoke
65 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-6565

FREE SHOW
The Bandit Kings 9:00 pm Listen to The Bandit Kings THE BANDIT KINGS

with Dennis Monagle
25 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-0223

FREE SHOW
dennis monagle 9:00 pm Listen to dennis monagle DENNIS MONAGLE

Monagle Sessions Featuring The Bandit Kings
25 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-0223

FREE SHOW

Music in Masconomo Park – Chelsea Berry – Rescheduled to Wednesday

Due to anticipated rain/thunderstorms; tonight’s Music in Masconomo Park Concert featuring Chelsea Barry has been postponed until tomorrow (Wednesday, July 24th.)

The Concert is being sponsored by the Manchester Community Center who unfortunately will NOT be able to provide food at tomorrow’s makeup concert.

See you all at Masconomo Park tomorrow night

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 a brand new Monopoly-style board created by members of Art Haven.  

You can play the game for free and win wicked-cool Prizes including CDs by top local artists including Chelsea BerryJulie DoughertyMichael Thomas DoyleAllen EstesTom HauckOrleans “Still the One Live”Renee & JoeT Max, plus a limited edition Celebrate Gloucester 2010 2 DVD set, limited edition Celebrate Gloucester 2007 Staff T-Shirt, hats & shirts & pens from Gloucester Engineering, jar openers and shot glasses from Ryan and Wood, creations and services from the Teen Artist Guild, gift certificates for From Dust to Dawn Cleaning services from Holly Ciancola and Whitmarsh Lock and Safe, energy bars and candies from Sunny Variety, Mardi Gras beads and glow sticks from Cape Ann Lanes, free car washes from Maplewood Car Wash, gift certificates from downtown merchants and more . . .

Revised Entertainment Schedule
There have been a couple of minor changes to the entertainment — click here for all entertainment by stage.  Click here for all musical entertainment by time.

Don’t sweat the parking.  I’m always surprised when I hear people complain about parking in Gloucester.  Honestly, I’ve never had trouble finding a parking space — not even during Fiesta.  Last night I went to the Harbor Loop Concert.  I got there after it started on a beautiful summer night in the height of the tourist season when every local hotel is full and what do you know?  I found a parking space on Rogers Street at Harbor Loop!  In fact I had my choice of at least half a dozen free (after 6) spots on Rogers within earshot of the music.  Plus there were plenty of spaces at I4-C2.  So don’t worry about the few Main Street parking spots that are not available during the Block Party.  Trust me.  You won’t have a problem finding a space within a couple minutes walk.

Another local rising star releases a HOT EP

You might recognize him as Chelsea Berry’s guitarist (see these videos) or Gary Backstrom’s drummer (see this video).  Mike Doyle is a virtuoso on both.  I once asked him which he prefered: drums or guitar.  “Do you have kids?” he replied.  “Yup,” I answered.  “Which one do you like better?”

Well Mike has a new EP and it’s certainly worth getting.  See what he has to say about it:

“The Storm Colors EP” is a 3-track EP of original music, performed by Michael Thomas Doyle and Mike Moschetto at the Office Recording in North Andover. Michael, a multi-instrumentalist, captures an ethereal, but punchy and catchy atmosphere in his debut EP. With the help of Mike Moschetto, engineering and producing the EP, Michael showcases his songwriting and arrangement abilities, as well as his virtuosity in this short-but-sweet recording. “The Storm Colors EP” is available at michaelthomasdoylemusic.bandcamp.com for digital download.

Gloucester Stage Benefit Featuring Chelsea Berry – Saturday June 8th

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The fun filled evening kicks off with a cocktail hour with an open bar and appetizers and a special preview performance of musical selections sung by the cast from Gloucester Stage’s season opening production of the Tony Award winning musical Spring Awakening followed by a buffet dinner, silent auction, a performance by acclaimed local singer/songwriter Chelsea Berry. The evening concludes with a dancing to the music of of DJ Sam Lurie of Total Control Entertainment.  Get your tickets today, help support Gloucester Stage Company.

Brad Byrd tonight @ The SingerSongwriterShuffle and The Dog Bar Cape Ann

Brad Byrd dbExcited to be playing again @ Giuseppe’s Ristorante, Gloucester, Ma tonight from 8:25-45pm, some amazing singer/songwriters on the bill tonight including ex Velvet Underground member Willie Loco Alexander, and local superstar Chelsea Berry among others… speaking of Chelsea, she’s also our featured artist tonight at 10pm at the Dogbar Capeann. It’s gonna be a BIG night in Gloucester….come early for the DJDK dinner set.

Brad Byrd

http://www.bradbyrdofficial.com/

Singer vs. Crowd

The deck is open.  We eat outside because Cape Ann Brew Pub is full inside.  People had come to hear Chelsea Berry and her friends and to support Boston Strong.  

After dinner, there’s room to stand inside to see the music.  It’s a relaxed, fun, lively atmosphere.  But it’s loud.  People are talking over the music.  You’ve been there right?  The band turns up.  The crowd talks louder.  It begins to feel like a contest.  Most musicians hate this.  They’d rather be playing to a listening crowd.  

Chelsea sings her song, “Blues House”, which is about this very problem.  From the back, it’s hard to hear her over the crowd.  But it’s too loud in there to carry on a conversation either.  I’ve always puzzled about this singer vs. crowd phenomenon.

Then something magical happens.  Chelsea sings her signature a cappella song, “King of Rome” and does something unexpected.  She leaves the mic.  Chelsea’s powerful voice is still heard over the din.  And the sheer power of her presence and performance begins to quiet the crowd.  Finally all you can hear is Chelsea’s soaring song about Charlie and his racing pigeon accompanied by the clanging of pots and pans in the kitchen as if it were an off-stage percussion section.

Singer vs. crowd.  Singer wins.  But so does the crowd.  Live music takes you to a place you simply cannot experience any other way.

BTW: This is the 100th anniversary of the 1001 mile race from Rome to England that Charlie Hudson’s racing pigeon, The King of Rome, won in 1913.

Glosta Strong supports Boston Strong Tonight

You know you’ve won over Joey when he starts a podcast with a joke about how much we love Chelsea Berry (listen to podcast here) and then within a week he’s promoting one of her events (see that post here).

Chelsea has a way of channeling what we’re all feeling through her music and tonight will be one of those magical moments when you’ll get to witness Gloucester’s top talent find hope in tragedy and do some real, tangible good in the process.  Come down to Cape Ann Brewing tonight at 5pm and experience the transformative power of music.

To get you in the mood, here’s a wonderful video by another one of Gloucester’s rising stars, Inge Berge.  How lucky we are to live in a community filled with such talented people who enrich our lives every day!  Let’s vow never to take them for granted.

Good Morning Gloucester Podcast With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guests Peter and Vickie Van Ness Taped April 21, 2013

Good Morning Gloucester Podcast With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guests Peter and Vickie Van Ness

Taped April 21, 2013

Click to listen-Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guest Bill O'Connor

Peter and Vickie run www.gimmesound.com

Topics Include :

Chelsea Berry

Love Of Lesbians

Big Papi and The FCC

Potential Celebrate Gloucester Concert

Frozen Yogurt- Orange Leaf and Cafe Bishco

Eco-Trip Recap

Styrofoam Cups

Blues Festival

Blues Festival Tickets

Good Harbor Footbridge

Chelsea Berry gives us what we need today

This morning local rising star, Chelsea Berry, posted a video.

Here’s what she says about it:

I woke up this morning and felt the need to share with you how grateful I am for all of the love in this world- because for every one individual who is bent on causing pain and destruction, for every human who goes out into the world with hate in his or her heart, there are literally millions who want the very opposite, who are brave and self-sacrificing, who are kind and caring and want peace for the world– teachers, writers, painters, police officers, musicians, soldiers, friends, family. I love you!! -chelsea

Nothing more to say, but THANK YOU CHELSEA BERRY!

TICKET UPDATE: Big Band Sold Out, Few left for Chelsea Berry, David Maxwell, Brendan James, Henri Smith & Charles Neville, Livingston Taylor

The season is heating up and you just can’t wait until the last minute to get tickets any more.  Here’s the scoop.

Cape Ann Big Band’s Friday concert @ Shalin Liu is already sold out, but you can still get tickets to see Blues piano man David Maxwell next Saturday and also Livingston Taylor on 4/13.

There are also a few tickets left for two excellent Crowell Chapel shows this week: Chelsea Berry and Dawn Mitchele tomorrow (WED) and Brendan James with Brian Jarvis, Charlee Bianchini & David Brown on Saturday.

Tickets and a limited number VIP Packages are still available for Henri Smith featuring Charles Neville – next Saturday’s benefit for the fourth Y Teens Rebuild New Orleans trip.

Check the complete live music schedule for all live music on Cape Ann.

Chelsea Berry shares news about her local show.

chelsea dawn

Hey, all!
This message is going out to all the Glosta folks… thank you  for all the support you have given me over the last 5 years, my music has made its way from barrooms and small festivals to coffeehouses and concert halls and theaters— most of them out of state! This is what I have worked for and I am so grateful that it’s finally happening.. but it also means less shows on the island. :(  
I’ve run into a number of people this last month who have asked what’s next for me around here — and it just so happens that this week’s show will be unique, fun, and totally different than a lot of shows you may have seen.
Dawn Mitschele is an INCREDIBLE singer/songwriter from San Diego. She and I will co-bill at Manchester-by-the-Sea’s Crowell Chapel.. it’s a gorgeous venue if you haven’t been there yet to see a show. The format is ‘writers in the round’, where the two of us will share the stage all evening, switching back and forth and telling the stories behind our songs.
Here’s  one of Dawn’s tunes… 
 
Also, Manchester’s own Alexandra Valenti will kick the night off with an opening set.
The chapel only seats 120 people- and about half of the seats are gone, so please purchase your tickets now if you plan to attend! Tickets are $20, or you can purchase a whole pew for $120 (seats up to 7 people). http://event.attendstar.com/event/show/chelsea-berry-dawn-mitschele-songwriters-circle/
Show Details: THIS Wednesday, March 27th at 7pm at the Crowell Chapel (4 Rosedale Avenue in Manchester-by-the-Sea)
Hope to see you there. Thanks for your ongoing support… you rock!!!!  :)

Love,
Chelsea
 
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