Jazz, Pop, Folk & World

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Friday, September 22, 8 PM

Bettye LaVette

A soul queen with a commanding voice and a hugely charismatic stage presence, Bettye LaVette comes to Rockport in the midst of a long-deserved career renaissance.  The Grammy-nominated singer was recently given the Blues Music Award for Soul Blues Female Singer of the Year. Learn more

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Guest Presentation
Saturday, September 23, 8 PM

Roomful of Blues

Presented by M.E. Productions
With their masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy blues and R&B, it’s no wonder why the great Count Basie called them “the hottest blues band I’ve ever heard.” Learn more

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Friday, September 29, 8 PM

Live from Laurel Canyon
Songs and Stories of American Folk Rock

Led by Brian Chartrand (of Sweet Remains) and featuring an impressive diverse cast of singers and artists, Live from Laurel Canyon tells the story of the musicians who came out of southern California in the 60s & 70s with original arrangements, songs and stories about the history and connection between the artists. 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.

Saturday, September 30, 8 PM

An Evening with the Cowboy Junkies

Known for their ethereal, gauzy take on folk, alternative rock and country, the Toronto-based Cowboy Junkies have forged an impressive 30 year career, scoring several hit singles like “Sweet Jane” and “Misguided Angel,” a handful of critically-acclaimed albums, and a dedicated throng of loyal fans.  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, October 8, 5 PM

Regina Carter

The virtuoso jazz violinist returns to Rockport for the first time in six years, bringing her boundless curiosity and hard swinging style in a tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald. Carter is touring off her acclaimed new record, Ella: Accentuate the Positive. Learn more

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Sunday, October 15, 5 PM

Patty Larkin & Liz Longley

Come on out for a folk-saturated double bill featuring beloved veteran singer-songwriter Patty Larkin and buzz-generating tunesmith Liz Longley. Though from different generations, both have a unique vision and style rooted in indelible melodies and a powerful poetic lyrical style. 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, October 20, 8 PM

Michael Feinstein

Over the last three decades, Michael Feinstein has brought the music of the Great American songbook to the world.  A five-time Grammy nominee, Feinstein has also received tremendous TV success with his Emmy nominated special Michael Feinstein-The Sinatra Legacy, the PBS series Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook, as well as hosting an acclaimed NPR series. Learn more

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Saturday, October 28, 8 PM
Sunday, October 29, 5 PM

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Opening Act: Emily Barker
Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter returns to Rockport in support of her most recent record, the acclaimed The Things That We Are Made Of. Learn more

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Friday, November 3, 7 PM
Rockport Folk Summit: Pickers & Fiddlers

Session Americana & Lonely Heartstring Band

Two of New England’s most celebrated roots music bands—Session Americana and the Lonely Heartstring Band–team up for a truly special night celebrating the great Americana tradition. These acclaimed bands will each perform a set before joining forces in an exciting hootenanny collaboration. Not to be missed! 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, November 4, 8 PM

Capitol Steps

As the granddaddy of political satire, The Capitol Steps have been poking fun at the D.C. establishment for over 35 years. The veteran troupe have become masters at skewering both sides of the aisle, their repurposed covers of pop songs loaded with puns and outrageous one-liners. No one is safe! 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, November 11, 8 PM

Quinn Sullivan

New Bedford native Quinn Sullivan may only be 18 years old, but the precocious blues rock guitar-slinger counts the legendary Buddy Guy as an admirer and mentor and has already shared the stage with the likes of Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Los Lobos, Derek Trucks and Joe Bonamassa. Not too shabby for a teenager. Learn more

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Thursday, November 16, 8 PM

Rosanne Cash

One of the country’s pre-eminent singer/songwriters, Rosanne Cash has long transcended her birthright as country music royalty, carving her own hit-laden career that has spanned close to 40 years. This fall she will be making her much-anticipated Rockport debut! Learn more

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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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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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Wednesday, February 7, 7 PM

Beantown Swing Orchestra

Part of the Education & Outreach program
The 18-piece big band performs music of the swing era with its characteristic and infectious swing beat, as well as Sinatra classics. The Orchestra’s mission is to bring big band music back into the mainstream for future generations to enjoy. 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

 

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