Tag Archives: Music in Rockport

Canada’s Finest Singer-Songwriter comes to Old Sloop Next Sat 10/12

There’s a very good reason James Keeleghan holds this title.  Watch the video: Get tickets now before they sell out.

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No, you can’t see every live show on Cape Ann this weekend

We’re here to help you choose.  And we just added a couple more shows.  You can always get the latest live music listings here. Aren’t you glad you live in such a culturally rich area that you have to make … Continue reading

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Is Rockport trying to steal you away from Fiesta?

Generally speaking, I’m not a conspiracy theorist.  But now that we know the N.S.A. is reading our emails and listening to our phone calls, I’ve begun to look at things with a slightly more suspicious eye. So when I go … Continue reading

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World’s best chamber music, Broadway & homegrown musicals, top singer/songwriters, rock, jazz, soul TONIGHT

Where else on Earth can you get this much musical variety on one small island?  Plus it’s Fiesta.  If you can’t have fun on Cape Ann this weekend, it’s time to move to New York City and start cheering for … Continue reading

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Sat, May 4th: You want to see the guy who turned down offers from major labels to do his music his own way!

And he’s got a heart.  Check this out from the Old Sloop website: Garnet Rogers and Old Sloop Coffeehouse encourage attendees to bring non-perishable food items to this concert to be donated toThe Cape Ann Open Door Food Pantry. Donors … Continue reading

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Honors Youth Choir of Chorus North Shore Concert Friday 5/3 at Shalin Liu

The Honors Youth Choir of Chorus North Shore is very excited about the opportunity to perform their spring concert  “Music Shall Live”  at 7:00 PM on Friday, May 3rd at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport. This 50 member … Continue reading

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Defy Terror This Weekend

As I pointed out in this post, non-violent defiance is the best weapon against tyranny.  This weekend we all have a chance to defy the terrorists by going out as planned.  If you haven’t yet made plans, there’s even more going on … Continue reading

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The season is on!

36 performers on Cape Ann this weekend — remember, by my definition, the weekend starts on Thursdays.  Tonight we’ve got the Singer/Songwriter Shuffle starting at 7, featuring some of the area’s best, including Inge Berge, whose new children’s album (see this … Continue reading

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Sinatra in Rockport?

Swing back in time with songs like “My Way,” “Summer Wind,” and ”Strangers in The Night” with one of the finest Frank Sinatra impressionists in the country, Michael Dutra. Dutra has performed his tribute to ‘Ol Blue Eyes around the … Continue reading

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Cool stuff reminders and a rising star video

Amid the flood of info that washes over us every day, it’s often refreshing to get a reminder of some cool stuff we might have missed.  Here goes: Espressos has jumped into the live music scene.  Check out their lineup. Live … Continue reading

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Award-winning Folk legend Bob Franke @ Old Sloop Next Saturday

Here’s a homespun video of one of his simple, profound, moving, lyrical songs.  This concert will touch you deeply.  Get Tickets Here.

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TICKET UPDATE: Big Band Sold Out, Few left for Chelsea Berry, David Maxwell, Brendan James, Henri Smith & Charles Neville, Livingston Taylor

The season is heating up and you just can’t wait until the last minute to get tickets any more.  Here’s the scoop. Cape Ann Big Band’s Friday concert @ Shalin Liu is already sold out, but you can still get … Continue reading

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First Spring weekend and over 2 dozen live shows on Cape Ann ~ Clickity Clack!

You know the season is upon us when there are 26 live shows over the weekend and most of the summer-only venues aren’t even open yet.  (If you’re a summer business, stop what ever you’re doing, take Paul & RD’s … Continue reading

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Free Chamber Music Concert at Shalin Liu on Saturday

Some of the best young musicians in the state will perform for FREE as part of the Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras (NMYO) Honors Chamber Ensemble Concert this Saturday, 3/23 at Shalin Liu. Don’t miss this FREE opportunity to hear top young artists perform … Continue reading

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Larry Coryell Power Trio will knock your socks off on Friday

If you saw jazz guitar master Larry Coryell back in November 2010 when he played a benefit for seARTS, you already know what I’m talking about.  At the risk of dating myself (this is Peter, not Vickie) I was mesmerized … Continue reading

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Gary Backstrom Band with Michael Thomas Doyle on Drums tonight @ Rhumb Line

There’s so much going on tonight (see schedule here) that even if you go out early and stay out late, you won’t be able to catch everything.  I guess you could call that good news for Cape Ann’s music scene.  More … Continue reading

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3 April Concerts by Sorellanza ~ Local Women’s A Capella Chorus

Check out some videos of the group below:  

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Bach, Mozart, Hendrix, Prince & Elvis – all by one virtuoso guitarist on Sunday @ Shalin Liu

Benjamin Verdery does it all.  When Karen Herlitz from Rockport Music sent me the program for Sunday’s concert with Ben Verdery, I said, Really?  Bach & Hendrix in the same concert?  Mozart & Prince?  Elivs? Actually he’ll play Don’t Be … Continue reading

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Follow John Rockwell around town tonight

This could be a record: you can see a the same local artist in 3 different venues in one night.  So John Rockwell fans are in for a treat.  And if you’re not already a fan, you don’t know what you’re … Continue reading

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So much music at Shalin Liu this summer, you’d think it was in New York City ~ plus a tip for parents & young music fans

Karen Herlitz of Rockport Music sent the following along with a gorgeous PDF (get it here) full of pictures and a complete schedule for this year’s Rockport Chamber Music Festival, the Summer at Rockport season and the Rockport Music Jazz Festival. … Continue reading

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March Continues with A Variety of Concerts at Rockport Music

Check out all the action at Shalin Liu Performance Center (sent by Karen Herlitz) March Continues With A Variety of Concerts at Rockport Music Rockport Music presents the highest quality of concerts and presentations year-round at the stunning, seaside Shalin … Continue reading

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OOPS Wrong Day: Gordon Bok is really on Friday 7:30, Debbie & Friends on Saturday 10:30 AM all at Old Sloop

This has been a bad week for me.  First I leave my card in the ATM (see this post).  Then I  get Gordon Bok’s Old Sloop Concert day wrong: It’s FRIDAY not SATURDAY (see corrected post). On Saturday, Old Sloop … Continue reading

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Folk legend Gordon Bok with local favorites Three Sheets to the Wind @ Old Sloop next FRIDAY [CORRECTED]

This will be a one-of-a-kind experience.  Get tickets here. Tonight it tough.  Excellent music all over Cape Ann.  Too many good shows overlapping, so you will just have to choose. Here’s some help with that.  Usually we take John with us, … Continue reading

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Their loss is your gain – but only if you act quickly

Take a minute to feel a smidge of sympathy for those unlucky music lovers who couldn’t swap their tickets to Chelsea Berry’s sold out show at Shalin Liu from Saturday 2/9 to this Saturday. OK, that’s enough.  Now go and get those tickets … Continue reading

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How to catch up on everything you missed — or thought you missed

For all of you who missed recent TV & Radio premieres and shows, here’s how you can catch up: Henley Douglas premiered on Meg Griffin’s Sirius Radio show last Friday (see details in this post).  Catch it again tomorrow (Sat) … Continue reading

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