From the Meetinghouse
MUSIC ON MEETINGHOUSE GREEN’S SIZZLING SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
An integral part of Gloucester summer is almost here. The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation’s Summer Concert Series, Music on Meetinghouse Green, featuring 9 free concerts, takes place from July 6 to September 7, 2018. The family-friendly concerts, now an iconic part of Gloucester’s summer music scene, have something for every musical taste, including be-bop, Brazilian ‘forro’ dance music, soul, jazz and rhythm and blues.
All concerts take place at Gloucester Meetinghouse Green, at the corner of Church and Middle Street in Gloucester. Bring folding chairs or blankets. If it rains the concerts will take place inside the Meetinghouse. Each concert will be catered by a local food vendor, providing fresh and tasty dinners or snacks, often reflecting the origins of the music.
In the spirit of giving to the community each concert is partnered with a Cape Ann non-profit organization. The public is invited to make a free-will donation (bring cash/check.)
The Friday 6 pm concert schedule, including partner non-profit and food vendor is:
July 6: Berklee Be-Bop Guitars
To benefit Pathways for Children
Food by Causeway
July 13: Stacia Kraft
To benefit Backyard Growers
Food by Crepes Dominique
July 20: The Bar Chords
To benefit Maritime Gloucester
Food by Willow Rest
July 27: Os Forrozeiros, Brazilian/Forro
To benefit Wellspring House
August 3: Deb Hardy and The Altairs
To benefit HAWC
Food by Classic Cooks
August 10: Hye Fusion, Middle Eastern Band
To benefit The Open Door
August 17: What Time Is It, Mr Fox?
To benefit Art Haven
August 24: Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra
To benefit The Grace Center
Food by Common Crow
September 7: Alvin Foster, Soul/Motown
To benefit Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation
Food by Classic Cooks
The non-profit Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation was founded to help preserve and increase public use of the 212-year old Meetinghouse of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church. The structure is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Parking is available on Meetinghouse Green, in lots nearby in the Central Gloucester Historic District and at St. Peter’s Square.
Music on Meetinghouse Green’s sponsors include Linzee and Beth Coolidge; J.J. and Jackie Bell; Michael and Mary Bresnan; JoeAnn Hart and Gordon Baird; Harry and Mary Hintlian; Charles Nazarian; Dick and Doris Prouty; Sandra Ronan; Tom and Kristin Zarrella and Cape Ann Savings Bank.