Celebrate summer’s end at another entertainment packed Block Party in downtown Gloucester. Main Street transforms into a strolling mall featuring al fresco dining; stores open for shopping; Kids’ Town games and multi-performances at five outdoor stages. Diverse bands, dance troupes and you, the audience, perform! It starts at 6 pm and it’s free!

Enjoy big band jazz and rock with the Docksiders and the Cape Ann Big Band; virtuoso Ken Bonfield plays a dazzling handcrafted guitar; folk, blues, Doo Wop and rock from groups celebrated for distinctive harmonies and styles – Livin’ on Luck. Lauriellen and the Boys, Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester and Not That Blonde; emerging star guitarist/vocalist Marina Evans, London busker XN Trick and dance from OmBelly, Rockport Academy of Dance and Greg Coles Dance and Drum. Hit the street dancing with The Teal Street Band, Will Hunt and Friends, The Fraternal Combustion Engine and the Good Harbor Band. Acoustic Noir? Neo-Steampunk Cabaret? Check out the eclectic What Time Is It Mr. Fox? at the Dog Bar.

Center stage is you – sing Karaoke with Daddy O’Kee and his Incredible Invisible Band. Be the star of the show! Join us at the Info Plaza next to Mark Adrian Shoes and let’s hear what you’ve got!

Be on Main Street at six pm this Saturday evening for the opening acts. Enjoy a drink or a meal at any of the al fresco restaurants. Run in for a drink, run out for a dance! The stores are open until 11 pm – and every one of them is exceptional!
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