Jazz, Pop, Folk & World

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Guest Presentation
Saturday, January 27, 6 PM (reception) 8 PM (concert)

An Evening with the Cape Ann Divas

Presented by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
For its Annual Celebration, The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a concert featuring the Cape Ann Divas! The Cape Ann Divas are five wonderfully talented female vocalists who are beloved on Cape Ann and have been wowing local audiences for years. 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.

Friday, February 9, 7 PM

Upstairs on Main: Mari Martin Band

Come check out our new cabaret lounge series on the third floor of the Shalin Liu Performance Center! Enjoy artists and bands from Cape Ann’s thriving music scene while taking in views of Rockport Harbor. Small bites, as well as beer, wine and cocktails are available for purchase. 

Free admission

Saturday, February 10, 8 PM

The Ghost of Paul Revere

A rising star Americana trio out of Maine, the Ghost of Paul Revere have quickly emerged as one of the fastest growing roots outfits on the East Coast, their “holler folk” sound centered on boot-stomping rhythms and ringing three part vocal harmonies. Learn more

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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

Saturday, February 17, 8 PM

The Sweet Remains

Channeling folk rock luminaries like Crosby Stills and James Taylor, The Sweet Remains bring their harmony-soaked Americana to Rockport for a night of sweet, melodic roots music.  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

Opening Act: Rachael Sage
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

Saturday, March 3, 7 PM

Upstairs on Main: Headlands

Come check out our new cabaret lounge series on the third floor of the Shalin Liu Performance Center! Enjoy artists and bands from Cape Ann’s thriving music scene while taking in views of Rockport Harbor. Small bites, as well as beer, wine and cocktails are available for purchase. 

Free admission

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.

Saturday, March 17, 8 PM

The Fabulous Thunderbirds

A band whose powerful sound has been synonymous with Texas roadhouse blues for the last 40 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds continue to enthrall audiences with their spirited genre-hopping take on the blues tradition. Learn more

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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

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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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Saturday, April 21, 8 PM

Carbon Leaf

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

Tickets on sale Friday, January 19.

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