Category Archives: Things to do

Sidewalk Bazaar

From Danielle coordinator for the Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar asked me to remind everyone about the parking ban along Main Street between Washington and Duncan for safety reasons.

Parking ban: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 3, 4, 5. From 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Remember to have fun.

Three big outdoor concerts happening * Gloucester Country Fest 8/5/2017, Gloucester Blues Festival 8/12/2017 & Gloucester Harvest Music Festival 9/16/2017

 

We are excited to announce that Gloucester Country Fest is back this year and is bigger than ever! Ringo Tarr Productions is proud to announce this year’s line-up, featuring Jillian Cardarelli, with Martin and Kelly, Stefanie Jasmine Band, Scarlett Drive and Shanna Jackman!

Visit our website www.gloucestercountryfest.com for ticket sales and more information.August 12 2017

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August 12 2017

Line up and times for Aug 12th
TULLIE BRAE 11:00 – 12:00
VANESSA COLLIER 12:15- 1:15
JEFF JENSEN 1:30- 2:30
JAMES ARMSTRONG 2:45- 4:00
MONSTER MIKE WELCH–MIKE LEDBETTER BAND
4:15-5:30
JOHN PRIMER 5:45-7:00

go check out each band …click on the photos and it takes you to their website >http://gloucesterbluesfestival.com/category/lineup/

Tickets here> https://shared9.mainehost.net/~gloucest/buytickets.html

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Saturday September 16th

11 am to 8pm

GHMF, supports the Addison Gilbert Hospital Citizens Fund a 501c3 charity.
Thru donations, sponsors and tickets sales can the AGH Citizens Fund do its community work. This year we again have a great line up and for a $20 ticket you access to vendors, artisans and a day of music. PLEASE Buy a ticket! It is giving back to the community and tax deductible. This is your chance to make a difference!
Buy a ticket and no worries if you can’t make it, give it as a gift the Music will blow them away!
Thank you for your support!
Check out this years line up at

http://www.gloucesterharvestmusicfestival.com

Tickets here > http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2947673

Vote for local Satch Kerans Band! They need your help. They made it to the top ten …now let’s help them win it!

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92.5 the River is partnering with New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlets’ Summer Fun Tour to give one local artist or band the big break they deserve! In addition to performing on-stage in front of thousands at the Newburyport Riverfront Music Festival, the lucky winner will receive a free recording session at the legendary River Music Hall, and have their song played on 92.5 the River for 3 months!

 

And we’re letting you, the fans, pick the winner!

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They have made the top 10 selection and now are in the contest when voting ends on August 20. Simply, the band with the most votes wins.

Tom Satch Kerans , Coley Rybicki and Phil Grayton are one of ten remaining bands in a competition to open at the 92.5 River Music Fest. Please take a second to VOTE to keep them in the competition by clicking below and following the prompts. Thanks!

Please vote here >  https://nhsummerfun.strutta.me/gallery?entry_id=458531

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Local artist Naomi Lee is exhibiting at the Lone Gull 146 Main St Gloucester for the month of August 2017

 

 

 

 

All paintings are different dimensions 11” by 14”, 16” by 20” and the 3 dimensional ones with sea glass are approximately 11” by 14”.

 

 The ones below are approximately 3” x 3” and 6” x 6”

These are 4” by 4”

Naomi will have different mediums to see such as watercolors, oils, and acrylic paintings. She will also be exhibiting for the first time in Gloucester, her new approach to art. She has taken the things she has found along the shore and combined them with her acrylic paintings to make a 3 dimensional piece of art. Come see Naomi personally on Thursday August 10 from 12-1:30 or Saturday August 26 from 11-12:30 and choose your own complimentary greeting card!
Naomi Lee
Gloucester, MA
call or text  for more info 1- 781-710-1080

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This week’s guest Ron Schrank 7-10pm July 26, 2017

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, July 26th – 7pm
Special Guest: RON SCHRANK!

 

Serious dude, this Ron Schrank. Well… that’s just the photo
talkin’. In real life? One of the most gentle, soft-spoken guys
you’d ever want to meet. But, the music is still quite serious!
You’ll love it, I’m sure. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
8/2 – Sasquatch

8/9 – TBA

8/16 – Marina Evans

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

10th ANNUAL REGGAE BASHMENT ON THE HIGH SEAS ( BOAT CRUISE) JULY 29th

This YEAR IS THE BIG TEN! SATURDAY JULY 29th 2017 its
The 10th annual REGGAE BASHMENT ON THE HIGH SEAS BOAT CRUISE!!!

With DJs LION PRIDE SOUND spinning strictly the best in Reggae, Roots, Rockers,lovers Rock, Dancehall, ska, and rocksteady!!!
COMING TO YOU LIVE AND DIRECT FROM THE SEVEN SEAS WHALE WATCH
63 Rogers ST
GLOUCESTER MA 01930
6 pm board
7 pm depart( sharp ) gets back at 11
$20 admission in advance $25 at boat
CASH BAR ON BOARD!
21+
GO TO GIMMELIVE.COM FOR TICKETS

http://gimmelive.com/?c=1139

THIS IS GOING TO BE THE MOST EPIC ONE YET! Come on board and experience the magic everyone talks about

Brian Templeton tonight @ The Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8:30pm * The Rhumb Line 7.20.2017

 

 

 

Thursday at the Rhummie, the spine-tingling Mr. Brian Templeton returns. This 6 foot 6 golem of the blues makes Foghorn Leghorn sound like Jackie Kennedy! Pipes like the Groaner in the harbor! A pure pleasure to listen to. Plus he’s dragging in the esteemed David Mattacks and six-fingered Billy Loosigian to tighten the thumbscrews. Even worse, we get to do it all over again at the Smile Marker on Sunday (5 to 8). So either (or both) Thursday and Sunday c’mon down and let him squeeze the cider out of your Adam’s 

Dave Sag’s

 

 

 

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Nichole’s Picks 7/22 + 7/23

Pick #1: Connors Farm Blueberry and Raspberry Festival

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Saturday, July 22, 2017 – 9am to 6pm (Rain date Sunday, July 23, 2017)

$9.95 Admission per Person, 2 and under are free.

Note: Everyone must pay the $9.95 fee for entrance to pick your own and all festivities.

The admission price includes the following activities: Hayrides, Barnyard Animals, Black Mamba, Cow Train, Duck Races, Giant Rocking Chair, Giant Tires, Grain Train, Horse Swings, Jumping Pillows,  Music, Mechanical Bull, Pedal Carts, Sandbox, Trikes, and MORE!

Additional charge for: Food, Blueberry desserts, BBQ Food, Pick Your Own Blueberries and Raspberries, Gemstone Mining, Pony Rides (10am to 4pm).

Note: Everyone must pay the admission price for entrance into the farm and festival.

READ MORE AND PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

 

Pick #2: 10th Annual Car Show at Faneuil Hall

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The BAMG is once again pleased to announce that we will be hosting our Faneuil Hall Car Show Series for the 10th year this summer. For 2017 we will be holding three British Car shows. Space is now available for these limited registration, high energy shows at New England’s premier tourist and family-friendly destination.

READ ALL ABOUT THE CAR SHOW HERE

Pick #3: The Z – Boston Zipline

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READ MORE HERE

Ride the Z over The Greenway!

Spanning 220-feet, the zipline carries one or two riders along The Greenway’s Parcel 12, starting from Clinton Street and landing near North Street, across from The Greenway’s North End Parks. With two parallel cords, riders soar alongside each other (or race!). From the top of the 30-foot tower riders have a unique view of downtown Boston, the waterfront, and The Greenway!

Rider Requirements

All riders must weigh between 45 lbs and 250 lbs, must be at least 40 inches tall, and must be in good physical health. All persons must weigh in and check their height at the zipline ticket booth before riding.

Prices

Tickets are $8 for one rider and $15 for a pair. Group tickets (10+ tickets) can be purchased at the zipline for $7/a piece and groups of 50 or more can reserve an hour to ‘Ride the Z’ together. For information on group tickets, please email info@rosekennedygreenway.org.

Hours

‘The Z’ is open for rides everyday at 11am until October. Closing times vary and occasionally we will have to close early due to inclement weather. To see specific closing times, please review the calendar below and click your preferred day. For the latest information on weather-related closings, please visit us on Twitter.

Location

‘The Z’ is the centerpiece of a temporarily revitalized ramp parcel (known as “Parcel 12”), whose development remains in a joint State/City planning phase. This summer, Parcel 12 will be a place for families, friends, and independent explorers to ride a zipline, observe public art and hang out in our iconic Adirondack furniture!

The zipline itself is located near the corner of Clinton Street and Surface Road, directly across from Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the Dock Square Parking Garage.

As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~Tonight’s special guests: Honkytonk Women 7-10pm 7.19.2017

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, July 19th – 7pm
Special Guests: HONKYTONK WOMEN!

That’s right, they’re back! Classy, brassy and oh so sassy. We are all so very
lucky to have Honkytonk Women among us. Garanteed to make you smile!
Starts at 7! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
7/26 – Ron Schrank

8/2 – Sasquatch

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

Music at the Beach was a HUGE Success

Oh my word…so much fun.  Rockport’s very 1st Music at the Beach was such a huge success last night.  There were tailgates, beach chairs, picnics, dancing children, friends catching up, laughter, smiles, a gorgeous view, and fantastic music!

Thank you again to the Rockport Board of Selectmen, Awesome Rockport, Wyatt Wilkinson (and of course his parents, Sarah and Greg), and Bruce Reed.  Also, of course, a huge Thank You to Pier Ave!  No joke that there were people from age 2…to 82…enjoying their music!

Check out the schedule and be sure not to miss Mari Martin in two weeks!

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Katrina’s Bar & Grille presents SUMMER SESSIONS The $1,000 Singer-Songwriter Challenge 7:30pm 7.18.2017

 

Katrina’s Bar & Grille presents SUMMER SESSIONS The $1,000 Singer-Songwriter Challenge: an 8-week, performance event open to all musicians. Starting on Tuesday, July 18th, this weekly event will select a finalist at the end of each night for 7 weeks. On the 8th week, all of the weekly finalists come together and perform for a piece of the $1,000 cash prize.

Sign up by emailing your name, phone number and whether you are a solo artist, duo, trio, etc. to clangathianos@me.com.

How it works:
This weekly event, hosted by Chris Langathianos, will showcase musicians – solo performers, duos, trios & bands (no drums as setups must take less than 5 minutes) – allowing them to perform up to 3 songs. Performers will play before a panel of judges. The judges panels will change from week to week and will be made up of local musicians, business owners, etc. After each performance, judges will provide their live feedback to the performer and audience. A confidential score card will be kept, and a weekly winner will be announced at the end of the evening.

After the 7 weeks of preliminaries, all 7 finalists and 1 wild card will return for week 8 to perform 3 songs – at least 1 MUST BE AN ORIGINAL – before a panel of celebrity judges. 3 winners will be selected and will go home with a piece of the $1,000 cash prize. 1st place / $700, 2nd / $200, and 3rd / $100.

Other details:
1. Performers may participate on a weekly basis but may only win one week.
2. In the event of high demand for performance spots, the event host reserves the right to move previous performers further down the list.
3. All audio equipment is provided – PA, microphones, stands, and monitors.

Sign Ups:
Performers may register for a performance slot by emailing Chris Langathianos at clangathianos@me.com or through this Facebook page.

If you have any questions, they may be directed to Chris at the email above.

OMG!! The Blackburn Challenge is this Saturday!

Click here for new 2017 map.

A Twenty plus mile open water race around Cape Ann sponsored by the Cape Ann Rowing Club using seaworthy oar or paddle powered craft. Saturday, July 22, 2017.

I’ve added several Easter Eggs to the map. Find out what Cisco, the lovable 397 pound Great White Shark thinks of the race.

Off course!! There be dragons to the east.  Also Cisco.

Get down to the next block party!

Here are scenes from last night’s Downtown Gloucester, MA, Main Street Block Party, the first of 3. Congratulations to the organizers, volunteers, and City for hosting a great party downtown. We ate at Short and Main — busy, fresh and fantastic.  We met friends who went to Topside–heard wonderful reports, there and from other eateries. Downtown was bustling and joyous thanks to stores with open doors, live bands (who was that super band outside Short and Main?), Gloucester Stage’s youth actors, and buskers. Our last stop was frozen yogurt at Cafe Bishco  because why not? It had outdoor seating, too.

You have two more chances to get down to a block party: Saturday August 12 and Friday September 1.

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Strike up the band! Happy kids on Main Street downtown Block Party Gloucester MA

 

 

Readying for yard sale 7 Long Beach Road today 8:30-noon

Lovely mom and daughter readying yard sale which will be open today 8:30-noon, 7 Long Beach Road. The family has been working together for a couple of months. Whether big (piano– already gone!) or small items (specialty craft) it’s hoped everything must go! Besides the papers and Craig’s List where do you look for yard sale notices?

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JAZZ TONIGHT – One night only in July! Looking forward to be playing back at The FRANKLIN CAFE…

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Linda Amero, Jack Senier-keys, Mark Carlsen-bass, me-vocals, Maria and staff on fab food! 7-10p Downstairs. 978-283-7888.

“Boisterous gastropub pairs inventive New American eats with craft cocktails in a sharp, dark space.”

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