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This Saturday! The Gloucester Blues Festival 2015 August 8th 11am to 7:30 pm @ Cressy’s Beach

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Spread the word…The fourth annual Gloucester Blues Festival  is this Saturday, August 8 2015 ON THE BEACH AT STAGE FORT PARK…. Tickets $28 The last day of sale in advance price is Monday 8.3.2015 then  $40 at the gate. Check out the lineup and listen to the great mix of musicians! See You There!

click here for info and tickets > https://gloucesterbluesfestival.com/

Here’s the line up

JUKE JOINT FIVE 11:00am
ALEXIS P. SUTER 11:45
ALBERT CASTIGLIA 1:00
MITCH WOODS 2:15
JOANNA CONNOR 3:30
LITTLE ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS 4:50
SUGAR BLUE 6:15

FYI:
PARKING- City owned parking lot for 1100 cars, $15.00 fee,
beside the festival grounds
LOCAL TRANSPORTATION:
CATA (978)283-7916 Shuttle trolley “park n ride” with stops between Stage Fort park, downtown,and Good Harbor Beachhttp://www.canntran.com/Trolley.cfm
Gloucester Taxi – (978)283-0099
Lighthouse Taxi & Livery Service – (978)281-6161
A-1 Airport Livery of Cape Ann – (978)281-8121

MBTA COMMUTER TRAINShttp://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/rail/
leave regularly from Boston’s North Station,
exit 75 Railroad Avenue in downtown Gloucester.

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photo by Joanne Silva  Gloucester Blues Festival 2014

Check out last years festival photos. https://www.flickr.com/photos/joey_grl/sets/72157646528871617

Beverly’s Block Party vs Gloucester’s Block Party – Contrast & Compare!

Perhaps it’s worth a trip to Beverly tomorrow to see how they do their Block Parties (info here). There are some differences between theirs and ours in Gloucester, notably that the entire area is fenced and you can walk down the street drinking a beer (or wine).  Music is only on 2 stages and Gloucester’s own Henri Smith headlines the Beverly Bank Stage tomorrow, featuring Sean Jones (new, young chair of Berklee’s Brass Department) and Salem’s Henley Douglas, Jr.

Something new in Beverly for tomorrow is an AFTER PARTY at 9:30pm hosted by The Cabot featuring Beverly born comedian Dave Rattigan, an intimate New Orleans concert by Henri Smith New Orleans Friends & Flavours with Grammy-winner Amadee Castenell added to the bill along with other performers from the Block Party and a Taste of Beverly’s Best Late Night Snacks competition with food from Beverly Favorites: The Wild Horse, Gloria’s, The Indo, Freeda’s and Calibasil.

So check it all out, then come back here and tell us what you think . . .

 

 

OMG did you really wait ’till the last minute to get your Gloucester Blues Fest Tix? Save $12 get them now!

So … saving $12/ticket means nothing to you?  Really?  Here’s the thing: Advance sales END on Monday.  It’s a NO BRAINER to get your tickets RIGHT NOW — RIGHT HERE and save money! 

Every year the Gloucester Blues Festival gets better and better.  Next Saturday (Aug 8th) is your only chance to see major blues stars LIVE IN GLOUCESTER on the same stage.  Here’s a little taste of what you can expect from one of the SEVEN bands, Mitch Woods, who will ROCK stage Fort Park like you’ve never heard it done before!

 

Sometimes you just gotta cross the bridge

Robert Randolph & The Family Band @ The Cabot -- photo Holly Harris

Robert Randolph & The Family Band @ The Cabot — photo Holly Harris

Last night, a number of our Gloucester friends came to the Robert Randolph & The Family Band concert we presented at The Cabot in Beverly, some of whom exclaimed, “Boy it’s just amazing that we can see this level of music so close to home!”

Indeed, Beverly is about as close as a national touring artist, the likes of Robert Randolph, is likely to get to Gloucester.  So perhaps it’s time for us to extend our notion of “just down the road” to include Beverly, which is … dare I say … over the bridge.

Tomorrow we’re bringing three of the hottest Boston area bands to the Cabot stage: Boston Music Award winners Ruby Rose Fox and Jesse Dee with Salem’s Sarah & the Wild Versatile.  We believe all three bands will soon be playing much bigger venues — that are much farther away than Beverly and — oh yeah — charge a whole lot more for tickets.  ALL AGES  seats for tomorrow’s concert start at $15 (the same as it costs to see Jurassic World at the mall).  It’s a great show for your kids, who’ll be able to say “I saw them up close at The Cabot!”  Good seats are still available here.

Dave Sag’s Blues Party at The Rhumb Line To Host Andrew Clark This Week! 8:30 pm July 16, 2015

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Dave Sag’s Blues Party

Why not c’mon down to the Rhumbline this Thursday and dance your ass off to the pimple-popping sounds of that Tootin’ Torquemada of the Tenor: Mr. Andrew Clark. With his erumpent  vocal shenanigans and ventricle-atomizing saxophone, there’ll be plenty to talk to your therapist about on your next visit. I’m making an appointment now. Not only that but Mr. Steve Sadler, on catarrh, will  be sandbagging the groove with the likes of Mr. Ephraim Lowell, on the jackhammers. Gonna be a great night!
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http://offers.therealschoolofmusic.com/instructors/andrew-clark

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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

THE WAILERS w/ Dub Apocalypse show. Another amazing M.E. Productions at The Cabot!! Ya

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get tickets here > http://thecabot.org/event.cfm?id=211551&cart

Wailers

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http://wailers.com/

Dub Apocalypse

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http://dubapocalypse.com/index.html

The Cabot  photo by Social Palates

photo by Social Palates

THE CABOT

286 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915
978.927.3100
info@TheCabot.org

M.E. Productions presents HOT TUNA w/ Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams Saturday, July 11 at 8:00 pm – all tickets $45

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Buy Tickets Online or by Phone: 978-525-9093
Rock N Roll Hall of Fame alumnus, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady have been performing together for the past 50 years. Originating from Jefferson Airplane, the duo formed the iconic blues-roots band Hot Tuna.

While in Jefferson Airplane, putting together the soundtrack of the 60s, the pair remained loyal to the blues, jazz, bluegrass, and folk influences of the small clubs and larger venues they had learned from years before. San Francisco down time…hotel rooms on the road…just about anywhere they could manage some off time, they would play together and worked up a set of songs that mirrored their love of roots music. They would often play ‘their’ music at clubs in the Bay Area and while on the road, often after having played a set with the Airplane. In an era in which volume often overtrumped musicianship, Hot Tuna provided both. Fans also discovered that Jack and Jorma really loved to play, sometimes 3-6 hour long sets…which only energized the crowds, and in turn energized their performances.

Buy Tickets Online or by Phone: 978-525-9093
Jorma and Jack certainly could not have imagined, let alone predicted, where playing would take them. It’s been a long and fascinating road to numerous exciting destinations. After two decades of acoustic and electric concerts and albums, the 1990s brought a new focus on acoustic music to Hot Tuna. More intimate venues with a more individual connection to the audience became increasingly frequent stops. Soon, the loud electric sound (and the semi trailer load of equipment) disappeared entirely from Hot Tuna tours. Two things have never changed: They still love to play as much as they did as kids, and there are still many, many exciting miles yet to travel on their musical odyssey.

WATCH VIDEO: Hot Tuna “Hesitation Blues”

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Larry Campbell recently performed, and some say stole the show, to a full house at the Shalin Liu Performance Center alongside David Bromberg and David Hidalgo. Larry is well known in musical circles, initially as the instrumental wizard behind Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour and later as the musical director and three-time Grammy-winning producer for Levon Helm. Campbell’s musical dexterity is legendary and won him a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association. Larry stays busy producing albums for Garland Jefferies, the Steep Canyon Rangers, David Bromberg and Hot Tuna. Campbell is married to Teresa Williams and the pair often perform together. The two of them also performed on Jorma Kaukonen’s newest album, Ain’t In No Hurry.

Buy Tickets Online or by Phone: 978-525-9093

You know Summer is here because Harbor Loop Concerts Start Tonight w/ Mr. Fox

Time to bring your chairs, your kids, some good food from local restaurants — or left-over BBQ — your dancing shoes and party attitude down to Harbor Loop for a community evening of family fun and fabulous music with What Time Is It Mr. Fox.

For those of you who are new to Gloucester, we do this every Thursday night during the summer.  It’s fun & FREE.

Here’s the full Harbor Loop Summer Schedule (with a map).

Here’s a taste of what you can expect tonight.

Sax Gordon Joins The Dave Sags Blues Party Tonight !@ The Rhumb Line. 8:30pm July 9, 2015

 

 

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Dave says,

Our post-dramatic Forth of July Edema Series continues this Thursday with the crash-landing of Mr. Gordon “Sax” Beadle on our shores.If I gotta tell you who he is, you’ve been in an ocarina-induced coma. So, wake up! An icon for Yahooism, he’ll be arriving with his eye sockets red glare and his sax bombs bursting in air. The joint will be jumpin’! Who needs fireworks!
Not only that, but he’ll be bringing along that bubbling two-fisted master of Qatar, Mr. Mike DiBari. A great match. Also, former RFB drummmbler, Mr. Ephraim Lowell will be propelling his arms in a desperate attempt to make sense of the whole thing. I’ll be there, too, in a few pieces, but serviceable. You don’t want to miss this! Showtime 8:30.

 

 

 

40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This weeks special guest : Marina Evans 7-10pm 7.8.2015

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This week only…
American Chop Suey – $9.95 (my personal favorite)

Wednesday, July 8th – 7pm
Special Guest: MARINA EVANS!

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Y’gotta go way back to March of 2014, last time the awesome
Marina Evans was our Wednesday Rhumb Line guest. She’s
been all over Europe probably a dozen times over in the months
since, so… it’s kinda like a rare thing you don’t want to miss.
7pm! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
7/15 Allen Estes

Coming Soon… Fozzie-kins

J.B. (he probably knows it by now) :-)

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there :-)

SELL-OUT ALERT: Only a few tickets left for James Montgomery Band aboard The Beauport Princess Cruise Ship tomorrow July 4th

James Montgomery – photo: Boston Herald

Tomorrow’s July 4th party cruise aboard Gloucester’s Beauport Princess Cruise Ship with blues icon James Montgomery and his band is nearly sold out.  If you want to go, you should probably click here RIGHT NOW.

 

The cruise boards at Cruiseport Gloucester at 7pm, departs at 8pm and returns at 10:30pm.  The Beauport Princess Cruise Ship has 2 enclosed decks, an open air top deck, 2 dance floors and three bars.  Your ticket includes the concert, Gloucester Harbor cruise and a lobster roll (chicken salad and veggie wraps available too.)

 

FREE Concert on the Boulevard July 3 feat. Runaround & Laser Light Show

Ringo Tarr and the Gloucester Fund present another FREE CONCERT on the Boulevard featuring THE RUNAROUND SOUND starting at 5pm at the corner of Centennial and Western Ave (the Boulevard).

This has become a spectacular annual July 3 event drawing thousands of people down to the water for great music, dancing and fun for the whole family.

Music begins at 5pm, breaks for the Parade, resumes after the parade, breaks for the fireworks and continues after the fireworks with a spectacular laser light show.

It’s a terrific way to celebrate our independence.

Here’s a glimpse of the party from last year

 

Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line ~ This weeks Special Guest: Charlee Bianchini 7-10pm 7.1.2015

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This week only…
Prime Rib Dinner – $12.95 (while they last)

Wednesday, July 1st – 7pm
Special Guest:Charlee Bianchini

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It has been too long since her last appearance as my musical
guest. Charllee Bianchini never fails to sprinkle her magic
fairy dust over the Rhumb Line audience. Pure charm! Don’t
forget, it all starts early… 7pm! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
7/08 Marina Evans
Coming Soon… Fozzie-kins

J.B. (shhh… he doesn’t know it yet) :-)

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there :-)

 

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