Jazz, Pop, Folk & World

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Saturday, November 18, 8 PM

Justin Townes Earle

Opening Act: Joshua Hedley
Justin Townes Earle has emerged as a genre-busting acclaimed singer-songwriter, infusing country, blues, folk and indie rock into his vintage Americana sound. The son of beloved country folk musician Steve Earle, Justin is touring off his newly released album Kids in the Street.  Learn more

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Saturday, December 2, 3 & 8 PM

Cape Ann Big Band Holiday

Enjoy the holidays with Cape Ann’s own 17-piece big band performing holiday favorites, old and new, infused with a bit of jazz, swing, and rock n’ roll.  Learn more

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Due to the volume level of this concert, please note that the curtain will be drawn in front of the window for acoustical reasons during the performance.

Sunday, December 3, 5 PM

An Evening with George Winston

One of the most successful and recognized solo pianists in the world, George Winston brings his remarkably enduring and highly imitated “rural folk piano” style to Rockport for the first time in a concert just in time for the holiday season. Learn more

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Friday, December 8, 8 PM

The Four Freshmen

The Four Freshmen are America’s most enduring vocal group. With pure energy and classic songs from the past and present, the Four Freshmen deliver a world of music that will take listeners back to the bygone era of their youth while introducing others to a brand of vocal harmony entertainment unique to the legendary Four Freshmen. Learn more

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Due to the volume level of this concert, please note that the curtain may be drawn in front of the window for acoustical reasons during the performance.

Saturday, December 9, 8 PM

Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals

Best known as the singer and keyboardist for The Rascals (“Good Lovin’” and “Groovin’” among other hits), the legendary Felix Cavaliere makes his debut in Rockport. Despite a career spanning five decades, Cavaliere remains at the height of his powers, that instantly recognizable soulful voice continuing to enthrall audiences all over the globe. Learn more

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Due to the volume level of this concert, please note that the curtain may be drawn in front of the window for acoustical reasons during the performance.

Tuesday, December 12, 4 & 8 PM

A Christmas Celtic Sojourn

Now in its second decade of concerts around New England, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn is again returning to Rockport.  Brian O’Donovan’s A Celtic Sojourn has thrilled radio audiences for twenty-nine years. For the last fifteen, the Christmas-time live version of the show has drawn on Celtic, Pagan, and Christian traditions to celebrate the music of this season. Learn more

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Due to the volume level of this concert, please note that the curtain will be drawn in front of the window for acoustical reasons during the performance.

Sunday, December 17, 3 PM

Back Bay Ringers

Back Bay Ringers (BBR) is an advanced, auditioned community handbell ensemble based in Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 2003, BBR has quickly developed a reputation for excellence, regularly performing at such Boston-area landmarks as Faneuil Hall, Symphony Hall, the Boston Children’s Museum, and the Prudential Center.  Learn more

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Saturday, January 13, 8 PM

10,000 Maniacs

The acclaimed folk rock group dominated the airwaves in the late 80’s and 90’s with FM radio staples like “These Are Days” “Trouble Me” and “More Than This,” leading a trend of fiercely independent, socially conscious bands that would become known as alternative rock. Now with violist and vocalist Mary Ramsey leading the way, and no signs of slowing down, 10,000 Maniacs will make their Rockport debut.  Learn more

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Wednesday, February 7, 7 PM

Beantown Swing Orchestra

Part of the Education & Outreach program
The 18-piece Beantown Swing Orchestra specializes in performing big band music from the Swing Era, one of the most popular and sophisticated forms of American music ever created.  Featured in this concert will be vocalist Kiva Trumbour and drummer Jasper Williamson, both recent Rockport High School alumni.  Learn more

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Due to the volume level of this concert, please note that the curtain will be drawn in front of the window for acoustical reasons during the performance.

Wednesday, February 14, 7 PM

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters

Part of Education & Outreach program
Bruce Molsky, hailed as “one of America’s premier fiddling talents” (Mother Jones) and a Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song.  His Mountain Drifters includes Allison de Groot who combines wide-ranging virtuosity and passion for old-time music and Boston-based Stash Wyslouch. Learn more

Sunday, February 18, 7 PM

JD Souther

A songwriting legend and country rock pioneer, JD Souther comes to Rockport for the first time armed with a veritable treasure trove of classics, including several made famous by The Eagles (“Heartache Tonight,” “Best of My Love”) and Linda Ronstadt (“Faithless Love”). His infectious pop sensibility and effortless croon have led to a near 50 year career.  Learn more

 

Thursday, March 1, 8 PM

Howard Jones

One of the leading lights of the 80’s synth-pop movement, Howard Jones makes his Rockport debut armed with vintage new wave smash hits like “No One Is to Blame” and “Things Can Only Get Better” as well as tunes from his acclaimed recent record EngageLearn more

Sunday, March 4, 5 PM

Sweet Honey In The Rock

Globally renowned a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock continues to cultivate, evolve and add memorable moments to their indelible legacy as activists and artists. They have stayed true to their mission to educate, entertain, and empower their audience and community through the dynamic vehicles of a cappella singing and American Sign Language interpretation. Learn more

Thursday, March 15, 8 PM                            

Goitse

Forged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick University’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, the quintet known as Goitse (a Gaelic greeting meaning ‘come here’) has quickly become one of the most sought after bands amongst connoisseurs of Irish Traditional music across the globe. Learn more

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Due to the volume level of this concert, please note that the curtain may be drawn in front of the window for acoustical reasons during the performance.

Friday, April 6, 8 PM

Ann Hampton Callaway

Ann Hampton Callaway is a born entertainer and one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook, best known for her Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical Swing! and for writing and singing the theme song to the hit TV series The Nanny. Learn more

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Thursday, May 3, 7 PM

Harpeth Rising

Part of Education and Outreach program
Harpeth Rising is known for its musical genre-bending fusing folk, newgrass, rock and classical into a sound that is organically unique. Their music includes expansive three-part harmonies, consummate musicianship and a deft yet soulful lyrical perspective. Learn more

Thursday, May 17, 8 PM

Jesse Colin Young

One of the leading lights of the 60’s “flower power” movement, singer-songwriter Jesse Colin Young remains a vibrant musical force. Most known for his 1969 smash hit “Get Together,” which continues to be an iconic anthem for peace and tolerance to this day, Young has forged a long-sustaining career built on his soaring tenor, infectious melodies and thought-provoking lyrics. Learn more