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Cape Ann Big Band Only Spring Concert – Saturday May 3rd

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Larcom Theatre from stage right

A Cape Ann Big Band concert is one of those rare treats that comes along only a couple of times a year — and this Saturday, May 3,  they’re going over the bridge (for their only spring concert this year) to Beverly’s fully restored, historic Larcom Theatre.  Come Swing into Spring with Cape Ann Big Band playing hits from the swing, soul, jazz, and rock’n’roll songbooks as well as show tunes and pop songs.   

If you haven’t been down the road to the Larcom Theatre yet, this is your chance. It’s the perfect venue for a big band.  Built in 1912 (the same year as Fenway Park) by Vaudeville musicians, this gorgeous theatre has spectacular acoustics.  And we just installed a new, top-shelf sound system for perfect sound in every seat!  Get yours now.

This very special Cape Ann Big Band concert features guest vocalists, Renee Dupuis, John Rockwell, Carolyn Seavey & Nathan Seavey.  Get a taste of what you’ll hear in this video:

Get your tickets now!

Music Throw-Back Thursday! MTBT

Who remembers Welcome Back Kotter?

John Sebastian who wrote and sang the theme song for “Welcome Back Kotter” is coming to The Larcom Theater on Thursday, May 8th.  Join Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee and writer of some of popular music’s most enduring #1 hits, including “Do You Believe In Magic?”, “Daydream”, “Summer In The City” and “Welcome Back” the theme song from Welcome Back Kotter, for an intimate evening at The Larcom Theatre.

John will perform two sets and offer a question/answer period during which you can ask him about Woodstock, The Lovin’ Spoonful, his Film & TV career or anything else you like. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience the music that defined a generation up close and personal.

80sWho remembers Jon Butcher from the ’80s??

Jon Butcher Axis: Celebrating the Music of Jimi Hendrix is coming to The Larcom Theater on Saturday, April 26th.

Jon’s dynamic new show is selling out theatres across the country.  Don’t miss this rare chance to experience a ROCK ICON up close in the best ROCK listening venue north of Boston!

 

Breaking News: Blues Girls Gracie Curran and Lydia Warren Rock the Larcom – April 5

Blues Girls Rock The Larcom

Gracie Curran & The High Falutin’ Band with Roomful of Blues Horns and Bruce Bears on keys.  If that wasn’t enough hear “Proof of Love” with the original arrangements LIVE for the First Time Ever.

Ok,  so if you still are not convinced Lydia Warren Band will start the evening off (see video below, she knows how to sing and play that guitar).

Get your tickets NOW !!!!! Its gonna be HOT!  Both Gracie & Lydia performed at last year’s Gloucester Blues Festival.

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Breaking News ~ Sunday Matinee Added for Henri Smith Christmas Show

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By Poplar demand a Sunday Matinee at 2pm has been added for the Henri Smith New Orleans Christmas.  Henri Smith and his all-star band will bring the sounds and soul of New Orleans to New England once again for a special Matinee Christmas concert of traditional New Orleans jazz and blues with a touch of gospel, topped off with traditional Christmas favorites.   Henri’s special guest include Grammy-Award winner Amadee Castenell, Lynne & Mike Cabaret, Carmen Spada and Diane DiSanto.  See more about Henri’s special guest here.

Still some seats available for Saturday 

We are proud to sponsor an instrument drive for The Musary at this Henri Smith New Orleans Christmas concert. Everyone who brings an instrument to donate will be entered to win a door prize at intermission. The Musary serves as a free lending library of musical instruments.

The Musary is a 501(c)3 on-profit organization that that works to motivate, cultivate and inspire people, especially young people, in our community to get involved in music. It is the Musary’s goal to lend musical instruments to anyone in need, “No Strings Attached.” To learn more about The Musary, borrow an instrument or donate, visit their website.

Win a Pair of Tix 2 see Johnny Winter at Larcom Theatre on 1/31/14

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Ticket Tuesday! Win two tickets to see blues-rock legend Johnny Winter just by being a fan of our Facebook page AND “liking” this photo! Feel free to click the share button and tell your friends, but sharing not necessary to win. We’ll pick a winner on Thursday. Have fun and click “like”!

Disclaimer: Entrants must be 18 years old or over. This promotion does not have a connection with Facebook in any way and is not sponsored, supported or organized by Facebook. The recipient of the information provided by you is not Facebook, but M.E. Productions, LLC.

There is a lot of great stuff happening at the Larcom Theatre and it is virtually next-door not “up the line”.  Do yourself a favor and check out it out.

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.

Win Free Tickets to see Top Gloucester Talent on stage with National Recording Stars this Summer

You probably already know about our Summer Concert Series. Since this weekend is Summer’s kick-off, we’re running a special  ticket give-away for GMG readers (FOBs).  Text GMG to 72727 and you’ll be entered to Win 2 FREE Tickets to the concert of your choice.  The winner will be contacted on Tuesday.

And it gets better.  If you reply to the text with your email address or sign up for the gimmeLIVE Concert Club (click here, it’s free) you’ll also be entered to win 2 FREE VIP UPGRADES to the concert of your choice.  (You will have to buy or win 2 regular tickets in order to use the upgrade.)

VIP packages offer exclusive access to VIP Pre-Parties, 3 Course Dinner at Backstage Bistro, Meet & Greet, Gifts & more  (see VIP details here).

You know it’s the Summer season on Cape Ann by the weather (trust me, it will be very nice tomorrow) and by the fact that tonight you have a dozen choices for live music.  See full music lineup here.  And it gets even better going into the long holiday weekend.

Whether or not you supported the wars, let’s honor those who “gave the last full measure of devotion” to preserve our freedom by supporting those who express that freedom  through their music.

Another new song by Allen Estes ~ perfect for the summer kick-off!

He’s on a roll, folks.  Every week we hear a new Allen Estes song — and they keep getting better too!  This gem is featured on Local Music Seen TONIGHT at 6:30 on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.  Chelsea Berry is Allen’s guest on this week’s show — and she has a beautiful new song too — must be something in the air!

If case you forgot, Chelsea will be opening for Chris Isaak at North Shore Music Theatre on June 28 with her new band — and they ROCK.  Imagine Chelsea’s powerful voice soaring over a rockin’ new band.  This will be the first time you can see them together on a magical night in an intimate listening venue with perfect sound.  Tickets are selling fast, so don’t wait until the last minute — get tickets here.

Sun’s out today.  Seven shows tonight.  Summer’s here in spirit.  Check out the music lineup here.

Special Herb Pomeroy Tribute @ Fuller on Friday 8pm

Herb Pomeroy’s Big Band ~ To Herb With Love
Friday, May 18 ~ 8:00pm @ Fuller School Auditorium
Sponsored by
gimmeLIVE Summer Concert Series
and  BankGloucester

Come see the people who performed with Herb Pomeroy at a special tribute concert to one of Gloucester’s most famous jazz men and one of Berklee’s most legendary faculty members.

The rhythm section (bass and drums) from this video will be there. You should be too. Doors open at 7pm.  Full band includes:

» Phil Wilson – trombone
» Jack Stout – trumpet
» Tom Ferrente – Clarinet & Sax
» Ray Santese – piano
» John Rapuchie- Bass
» Arti Cabal – Drums

Tickets are $20 ($10 for 12 and under) available at Liquor Locker, Gloucester Music or call Dan Leahy at 978-876-1953.

Proceeds benefit the Berklee/Gloucester Scholarship Fund.  More info on that here.

Don’t forget all the great FREE music tonight.  Click here for the full lineup.

Can’t buy a VIP Upgrade, but you might just WIN it.

You may remember that Peter and I are presenting a concert series at North Shore Music Theatre this summer (see post & videos here) and we’ve got some great VIP packages that offer exclusive access to VIP Pre-Parties, 3 Course Dinner at Backstage Bistro, Meet & Greet, Gifts & more  (see VIP details here).

Maybe you want to take your sweetheart (Joey might even recommend that sort of thing in his advice column, who knows?).  Now, when you’re a couple, VIP is the best way to go.  But maybe you don’t want to spring for VIP Tickets.  Here’s your chance to win a luxurious VIP experience for the evening.  Just sign up for the gimmeLIVE Concert Club (click here, it’s free) and you’ll automatically be entered into a drawing to win 2 FREE VIP UPGRADES to the concert of your choice.  All you need is 2 regular tickets and you and your honey can go as VIPs!

Lot’s happening in Gloucester tonight.  Will Hunt is Allen’s guest on the premiere of a new Local Music Seen show tonight at 6:30 on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.  Then, you can see Allen Estes in the flesh at the Rhumb Line with one of the area’s best blues men, Bill Gleason (who has also been Allen’s guest on Local Music Seen).

Plus there are 2 open mics, Karaoke and Dennis Monagle featuring Ric St. Germain w/ Ken Steiner on upright bass. blues/rockabilly.  See full music lineup here.