Tag Archives: Rockport Acoustic Music Festival

Stormy weather blues cured by music tonight and over the wekend

Live music starts at 6 tonight, 11 AM tomorrow & Sunday.  You can’t get to every show so here’s the schedule to help you choose.

Tonight you can catch an unusual lineup of top musical talent in one intimate venue that you don’t see every day: Allen Estes has been quietly assembling a band of all-stars,  including the great David Brown, Dave Mattacks and Wolf Ginandes to plug in and rock.   Wait, you might say.  Isn’t Allen Estes, folk, country or americana?  Sometimes.  But when he’s with these guys and their plugged in they ROCK!  And that’s precisely what they’ll do at Minglewood Tavern tonight starting about 9.  Check them out!

Tomorrow, start off at the Blues Fest (weather will clear by morning).  Then take the party to town at any of a dozen venues at night (see here).  Get up Sunday by 11 and check out the Rockport Acoustic Music Fest.

FREE Acoustic Music Festival in Rockport on Sunday

David Cutler, Rockport’s acoustic music impresario (yes, I used that word), has been putting together this event for 33 years! While it’s usually held in Rockport’s beautiful Millbrook Meadow, this year the event is being held at the Rockport Legion Band’s bandstand on Back Beach. This is a great time to hang out in lovely Rockport and hear some good local music while enjoying food from Claire Franklin of New Year’s Rockport Eve. For more on that, read on. And click HERE to head over to the Rockport Acoustic Music Festival to discover the lineup and other information.

Here’s a letter from Claire, who is coming off of a really tough year and is looking for volunteers for the weekend. Claire puts on a huge event, Rockport New Year’s Eve, every single year (this weekend’s food tent sales serve as a fundraiser for the New Year’s Eve event). It is a major effort and everyone loves this event, so if you can help her out that would be great. We’re going to be in Maine this weekend and will miss all the action, but I wish I could be there alongside Claire. Everyone at the Acoustic Music Festival is in happy mood, listening to music while eating Claire’s hot dogs, hamburgers and more, so working in the food booth is a great way to be part of the event. You can contact Claire at her email address: claire.nyre@comcast.net to sign up for a volunteer slot or contribute in some other way.

From Claire:

Hello Everyone,

As most of you know, I lost my husband to lung cancer last January right after New Year’s Eve.  It has been a long road back to once again try to do the things I always have done in the past without him along side me.  Starting with this coming weekend’s Rockport’s 33rd Annual Rockport Acoustic Music Festival.  Each summer New Year’s Rockport Eve supplies the Food Tent for the festival.  We are again this year!

New Year’s Rockport Eve is looking for volunteers to help serve & cook on Sunday, August 12th from noon to 6pm.  Also, I would love a few helpers to set up from 10am – 12 noon and clean up from 6 – 7 pm.  This event has moved from Millbrook Meadow to the Legion at Back Beach this year.

Every fundraiser that I put on throughout the year requires that I beg people to help me.  I love putting on the New Year’s Eve program for the town of Rockport, but the begging for help is getting a bit harder.  Please come forward to volunteer to benefit such a wonderful event that I would love to continue year after year.  It takes about $34,000.00 to put on this event and button sales does not support this.  Fund raising is a must!  If you can just do one hour, I will take it or two or three.  Just answer this email and volunteer and please pass this on to everyone on your email list.

I am always looking for Baked goods to sell, also.  Brownies, cookies etc. that can be bagged and sold for 50 cents.

Thanks,

Claire

Chickity Check It!- 31st Annual Rockport Acoustic Music Festival Line-up of Performers

image

Hi – As promised, here is the Line-up of Performers for the 31st Annual Rockport Acoustic Music Festival

Click on Performers at http://rockportfestival.blogspot.com/

Here is the list:

12:00- Sound Check w/ John, Matt, plus!?

12:30- Brian O’Connor

1:00- Bandit Kings

1:30- The Dejas

2:00- Brad Byrd

2:30- What Time is it Mr. Fox?

3:00- Alek Razdan and The A-Train Orchestra

3:30- Baze Band (Christine, Greg Dann and friends)

4:00- Bob Kramer Band

4:30- Bingo Fridays

5:00- Jam till we’re done with Sonny Fishcakes Music Review

Throughout the day’s setups, experience Diabolis Musica.

Food sales to support Rockport’s own extravaganza – New Years Rockport Eve – Save room for: hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips, strawberry shortcakes, desserts, Nisu (Finnish Coffee Bread), popcorn, lemon ice, and beverages.

HERE IS AN OVERVIEW TO USE:

Please join us for the 31st Annual Rockport Acoustic Music Festival

See new info and video at http://www.rockportfestival.com

Sunday, August 15, 2010

In Millbrook Meadow – Across From Front Beach in Rockport, Mass

Noon to 6:00 PM

All Are Welcome for Free

See you there…. for:

BLUES – FOLK – JAZZ – WORLD – BLUEGRASS – JAMS

Food and Fun are always available

Spread the news… tell your friends about http://www.RockportFestival.com

Thanks to everyone for supporting this free community event!

David

David Cutler

http://www.RockportFestival.com

info@rockportfestival.com

617-331-7852