Jazz, Pop, Folk & World

Taj Mahal 160

Saturday, February 13, 8 PM

Taj Mahal

A bonafide blues and rock legend, the inimitable Taj Mahal has been instrumental in preserving and shaping American roots music. With his booming baritone, nimble finger-picking guitar playing and pioneering fusion of blues with disparate world and folk styles, the iconic artist has earned himself a place amongst the titans of American music.  Learn More
Due to the level of amplification in this concert, the curtain may be closed for acoustical purposes.

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chelseaberry 160

Friday, February 19, 8 PM

Chelsea Berry

An enormously talented singer-songwriter who calls the North Shore her home, Chelsea Berry has created quite a career based on her powerfully evocative vocals and heart-on-sleeve lyrics. She’s released four full length records (and one EP), including her most recent-2014’s acclaimed Remedy.   Learn More

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Ezekial's Wheel 170

Wednesday, March 2, 7:30 PM

Ezekiel’s Wheels

A Rockport Music Education & Outreach Program

Ezekiel’s Wheels is a dynamic young klezmer ensemble from the Boston area that is getting international recognition for their virtuosity and infectious energy. LEARN MORE

This is a Free Community Concert.  Reservations not required.

Danu 160 NEW

Thursday, March 3, 8 PM

Danú

One of Ireland’s most cherished Irish folk bands and among the leaders of the new traditionalist movement in Celtic music, Danú has been thrilling audiences with their instrumental virtuosity and powerfully emotive ballads for close to 20 years. Learn More
Due to the level of amplification in this concert, the curtain may be closed for acoustical purposes.

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Jorma 160 alt2

Tuesday, March 8, 8 PM

Jorma Kaukonen

A legendary figure in rock and roll, guitarist Jorma Kaukonen has made a lasting impact on American music, first as a co-founder of Jefferson Airplane, and then by the acoustic-centered folk blues of Hot Tuna and his own solo recordings.  Learn More

Due to the level of amplification in this concert, the curtain may be closed for acoustical purposes.

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Jesse Cook 160

Friday, March 11, 8 PM

Jesse Cook

Jesse Cook travels the world with his fingers. Through his globe-spanning and genre-bending compositions, the nimble-fingered guitarist has taken nouveau flamenco to places it has never been, creating new fascinating hybrids.  As one of the most celebrated instrumentalists on the planet, Cook is forever restless, constantly searching for new sounds, rhythms and textures to explore.  Learn More

Due to the level of amplification in this concert, the curtain may be closed for acoustical purposes.

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Paula Poundstone 160 new

Friday, March 18, 8 PM

Paula Poundstone

A beloved comic who thrives on spontaneity and improvisation, Paula Poundstone has been performing stand-up comedy for over 25 years, fine-tuning her craft over the years to become of the truly great humorists of our time. Learn more

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Ronnie Earl 160 alt

Guest Presentation
Friday, April 1, 8 PM
Presented by M.E. Productions

Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters

Ronnie is considered by critics, fans, and musicians alike to be one of the most soulful and gifted guitarists of his time, with music that truly transcends genres and touches the soul. Be it jazz, blues, or roots, his dynamic approach to playing is respectful of his influences, while transporting jazz and blues into the next millennium. Learn More

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Hot Club 160

Saturday, April 9, 8 PM

Hot Club of San Francisco: Postcards from Gypsy Land

One of the vanguards of the current gypsy jazz revival, Hot Club of San Francisco (HCSF) has integrated Django Reinhardt and Stephanie Grappeli’s jazz manouche style with their own disparate influences to create a unique sound of their own. Learn More

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Howie Making Waves

Guest Presentation
Thursday, April 14, 7 PM (VIP reception at 5 PM)

Landmark School Presents
2nd Annual Spring Concert & Auction- Making Waves

Please join The Landmark School community on Thursday, April 14, 2016 for our 2nd annual spring concert and auction. Making Waves will bring together Landmark families from across the country and around the world to benefit the students of our school. Featuring entertainment by Howie Day and emcee Billy Costa. Learn More

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We Banjo 3 160

Friday, April 22, 8 PM

We Banjo 3

A dashing, young Galway-based foursome that combines bluegrass and old time string band music with traditional Irish folk, We Banjo 3 is taking the acoustic world by storm. Their most recent record, 2015’s Live in Galway, received 4 stars from the Irish Times. Learn more

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Ballroom Thieves 160 new alt

Saturday, April 23, 8 PM

The Ballroom Thieves
accompanied by the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra

The Ballroom Thieves take the sincere, narrative blueprint of folk music and infuse it with the attitude of rock, the soul of blues, and the sweat and fervor of a revival tent. For this performance, the trio will be accompanied by the acclaimed Maine Youth Rock Orchestra for a unique and spirited collaboration.  Learn More

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(tickets on sale Friday, January 22)

Colin Hay 160 alt

Sunday, April 24, 5 PM

Colin Hay

The former Men at Work frontman, known for iconic 80’s hits like “Down Under,” “Who Can It Be Now?” and “Overkill,” comes to Rockport for the first time armed with a new album and that same distinctive voice and rakish Aussie charm.  Learn More

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waifs 160 new

Thursday, May 5, 8 PM

The Waifs

Heroes in their native Australia, the veteran folk rockers known as The Waifs have made significant progress carving out an audience in the U.S. It’s easy to see why as their infectious, harmony-drenched country-folk makes quite an impression no matter what side of the world you’re living. Learn more

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Choro das 3 160

Thursday, May 12, 7 PM

Choro das 3

A Rockport Music Education & Outreach Program
A Brazilian group playing traditional choro music, Choro das 3 have made it their mission to revive the choro tradition in Brazil and spread its distinctive sound around the globe. With a style that shares a similar feel to New Orleans jazz, ragtime and even bluegrass, Choro das 3 brings a lively and musically sophisticated sound to all their performances.  Free, no tickets required.  LEARN MORE ABOUT EDUCATION EVENTS

 

 Ottmar Liebert 160 alt

Sunday, May 15, 5 PM

Ottmar Liebert

A guitarist and composer of incredible depth and range, Ottmar Liebert has become one of the most commercially successful instrumentalists working today. His addictive nuevo flamenco style borrows from jazz, new age and pan-Latin styles to create an infectious hybrid. Learn More

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