Jazz, Pop, Folk & World

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Guest Presentation
Saturday, March 24, 8 PM

Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters

Presented by ME Productions
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


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


Friday, April 13, 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



Guest Presentation
Friday, April 20, 8 PM

Jon Butcher’s Spring Guitar Summit

Presented by M.E. Productions
Jon Butcher’s signature sound, and particularly his guitar work, represent a skillful mix of Americana – rock, r&b, jazz and folk, all of it focused through a prism built from the blues.  His band, put together specially for just this one night, consists of a unique assortment of the finest blues and rock musicians working today. Learn more


Saturday, April 21, 8 PM

Carbon Leaf

Opening Act: Katie Rose
Blending rock, folk, Celtic, bluegrass and Americana traditions into a high-energy style the group calls ether-electrified porch music, the Virginia quintet’s poetic songs are brought to life with acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bass, drums, cello, banjo, penny whistle, pedal steel, accordion and rich vocal harmony. Learn more


Tuesday, April 24, 8 PM

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

A dynamic musical (and married) duo, trumpeter Herb Alpert and vocalist Lani Hall, have made quite an impact on both jazz and popular music, including a combined ten Grammys and dozens of platinum selling records. Alpert’s effortlessly smooth horn combined with Hall’s vibrantly soulful vocals have been enthralling audiences for more than 60 years and are still going strong. Learn more


Friday, April 27, 8 PM

A Memphis Music Revue
with Amy Black

A powerful singer rooted in both Americana and soul, Amy Black has a voice incapable of artifice. She just tells it like it is. Black’s got the South in her blood, and that region’s musical spirit comes out loud and clear both in the recording studio on stage. She’s touring in support of her new record, Memphis.  Learn more

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

Saturday, May 5, 8 PM
Rockport Folk Summit: Pushing the Boundaries

Suitcase Junket & Twisted Pine

The Rockport Folk Summit returns with a showcase featuring two of the most buzz-worthy, boundary-pushing roots acts on the East Coast.  The Suitcase Junket (Matt Lorenz) is a one man force of nature employing percussive junkyard thump into his propulsive folk sound. Twisted Pine recently emerged as a four piece that has upended the string band tradition with forays into funk and pop. Learn more

Guest Presentation
Friday, May 11, 8 PM

Robben Ford

Presented by M.E. Productions
Five time Grammy nominee Robben Ford brings his signature style of blues and stunning guitar licks to Rockport, playing songs from his new album Into The Sun, as well as other Ford favorites from his extensive catalog of blues and rock.  Learn more 

Saturday, May 12, 7 PM

Boston Children’s Chorus

The Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) unites children ages 7-18 from diverse backgrounds to discover the power of singing and transcend social barriers in a celebration of shared humanity and love of music. The Chorus has performed with the Boston Pops under the direction of John Williams as well as Keith Lockhart for the Fourth of July Celebration. 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


Friday, May 18, 8 PM

Shawn Colvin

In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, Shawn Colvin stands out as a singular and enduring talent. Her songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners. As a storyteller, Colvin is both keen and warm-hearted, leavening even the toughest tales with tenderness, empathy, and a searing sense of humor. Learn more



Friday, May 25, 8 PM

Naturally 7

Taking a cappella music into the 21st century, Naturally 7 have reinvented vocal music with their distinct style of “vocal play.“ Naturally 7 aren’t simply a band without instruments, they are a band that becomes the instruments, expectly mimicking the staggering diversity of sounds and tones of a full band with just their voices. Learn More

Tickets on sale March 21!



May 5-September 30

Summer at Rockport

Jazz | Folk | Pop
7th Annual Rockport Jazz Festival

Welcome to the 2018 Summer at Rockport season featuring the best in jazz, folk, and pop music!  This year’s summer brings such icons as Arlo Guthrie and Lee Ritenour, as well as jazz vocal legends like Dianne Reeves and Jane Monheit.  The Summer will also see debuts by such artists as Jake Shimabukuro, Riders in the Sky and the Quebe Sisters.  The Rockport Jazz Festival this year brings critically-acclaimed jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, hard-bop swing pianist Monty Alexander, jazz saxophone great Joe Lovano, as well as Grace Kelly.  The Jazz Fest opens with the tremendous Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa. We hope you enjoy the music all summer long at the Shalin Liu Performance Center! Learn More (May concerts repeat on the Summer at Rockport webpage, but are currently on-sale to the public.)

On-Sale Dates
Subscriptions: April 5  |  Single Tickets: April 17