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September 2021

Trails & Sails

September 17 @ 8:00 am - September 26 @ 5:00 pm
Essex National Heritage Area
Free

Discover special places in your backyard from Friday Sept. 17 through Sunday Sept. 26! Be guided through unique landscapes on land and sea, explore historic properties, and take in cultural experiences of all kinds. Find what makes Essex County like nowhere else during Trails & Sails!

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JUSTIN HAYWARD featuring Mike Dawes

September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Justin Hayward, the voice and songwriter of such Moody Blues hits as "Tuesday Afternoon" and "Nights in White Satin" and recently inducted member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, performs many of his most well-known Moodies songs, deep cuts and other solo material in an acoustic trio format with background stories and anecdotes about the songs. Support will come from Mike Dawes, two-time winner of Total Guitar / MusicRadar’s “Best Acoustic Guitarist in the World”. Tickets are $98,…

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October 2021

Blessing of the Animals

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Mary’s Church, 24 Broadway
Rockport, MA 01966
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St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Rockport presents the annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 3 from noon to 4 p.m. Stroll by St. Mary's front courtyard anytime between noon and 4 with your pet, or with a photo of your pet. Each animal will be individually blessed and receive an St. Francis medallion, a species-appropriate treat and a Blessing certificate, in celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Pets should be on leashes or in cages. …

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CHRIS THILE

October 10 @ 7:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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The Grammy-winning mandolin virtuoso is most known for his time as part of the folk pop trio Nickel Creek and leading the progressive bluegrass juggernaut Punch Brothers, as well as for being the host of NPR’s Live from Here. He will make his Rockport debut with a solo show touring behind his newest record, Laysongs. With his broad outlook, Chris Thile transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres, creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers…

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BALLA KOUYATÉ AND MIKE BLOCK BAND

October 14 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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In a delightful fusion of West African traditional music with bluegrass, funk and rock, Malian artist Balla Kouyaté joins up with boundary-defying cellist Mike Block for an evening of effervescent, joyous world music. Kouyaté, a balafon player and singer coming out of the Djeli tradition of Mali, was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship from the NEA. Mike Block is a Grammy-award-winning American cellist/singer/composer. Tickets are $26 or $20 depending on the seat. For more info and to purchase tickets, go…

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10,000 MANIACS

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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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, the band makes no sign of slowing down. Ticket prices are $69, $62, or $49 depending on the seat. For more info and to purchase tickets,…

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ADAM EZRA GROUP

October 22 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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The Boston-based roots rock veterans, whose energetic, passionate live shows have forced comparisons to juggernauts like the Dave Matthews Band and O.A.R., comes to Rockport! Over the pandemic Ezra and his mates have kept busy, performing nightly shows for thousands of their fans in a virtual series that was eventually dubbed The Gathering. After over a year of virtual concerts they return in the flesh this fall! Ticket prices are $29 or $24 depending on the seat. For more info…

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SUZANNE VEGA: An Evening of New York Songs and Stories

October 23 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Widely regarded as one of the foremost songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega is a masterful storyteller who “observes the world with a clinically poetic eye” (The New York Times). Her enduring body of work includes the hits "Luka" and "Tom's Diner". She comes to Rockport on the heels of her new live album, An Evening of New York Songs and Stories. Ticket prices are $72, $66, or $50 depending on the seat. For more info and to purchase tickets, go to https://rockportmusic.org/suzanne-vega/

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UNDER THE STREETLAMP

October 24 @ 7:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Under The Streetlamp delivers an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook, bringing their unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves to your favorite doo-wop, Motown, and old time rock ‘n’ roll hits. Tickets are $65, $59, or $47 depending on the seat. For more info and to purchase tickets, go to https://rockportmusic.org/under-the-streetlamp/

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MATT NAKOA

October 29 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Matt Nakoa is an award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. A modern troubadour, he makes his home on the highways and concert stages of America and appears regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush. The Boston Globe says of Nakoa, “Between his piano chops and heartfelt originals on guitar, he drops jaws.” Tickets are $20 or $15, depending on the seat. For more info and to purchase tickets, go to https://rockportmusic.org/matt-nakoa/

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