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May 2017
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Jacques Lee Wood, cello & Simon Powis, guitar

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Rockport Music

Simon Powis and Jacques Lee Wood have been working together for the last five years, starting out as colleagues at the Yale School of Music. Recently they recorded their first duo album “Paperworks” and launched the recording with five concerts in China. Powis and Wood are co-founders of StringLab, a multi-disciplined cello/guitar duo that produces original arrangements/compositions and commissions new works for the ensemble.

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$45

Storm Large (of Pink Martini)

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Storm Large

Storm Large is an artist that scoffs at boundaries. She’s tried her hand (and excelled) as an actress, an author, a playwright, and of course, a vocalist. Known to many for her time singing with acclaimed lounge pop act Pink Martini, Large will be bringing her own band along with her dynamite musicality, charismatic stage presence and force of nature personality to Rockport for the first time.

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Winter Farmers Market (May)

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Studio Crepe, 17 Railroad Avenue
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Rockport Farmers Market

Winter Market Dates & Times Winter market: 2nd Saturdays each month from November to May: May 13 (location: Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway in Rockport, MA)

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$15

Brother Sun with Caroline Cotter

May 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Sloop Coffeehouse, 12 School St
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Brother Sun photo

National touring artists Greg Greenway, Pat Wictor, and Joe Jencks have made their mark as veteran touring singer-songwriters, but Brother Sun is no songwriter’s round. The trio’s harmonies, as much as their lyrics, tell what they are about: warm as a campfire, stirring as a gospel church, rousing as a call to arms. Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock, and a cappella singing, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony, in the finest of male singing…

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Motif No.1 Day Arts Fest & 5k Fun Run

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Downtown Rockport, Rockport, MA 01966 United States + Google Map
Motif #1

Motif No.1 Day Arts Fest & 5k Fun Run, from 9am to 5pm, celebrates Rockport across the arts. The Festival centers around Rockport's iconic Motif No.1, the fishing shack artist’s studio tourist attraction. A fantastic lineup of free outdoor art events take place throughout the Day: a short film festival, poetry slams, live music, aerial and dance performances, interactive art, and fine art. Proceeds from the Motif No.1 Day 5k & Fun Run support wellness initiatives at Rockport Public Schools. For…

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“Ramp Up for Straitsmouth” Fundraiser

May 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Art of David Arsenault Gallery, 8 Dock Square
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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“Ramp Up for Straitsmouth” is a fundraiser in support of the Thacher Island Association's plan to build a new boat launch on Straitsmouth Island. The event is planned for Saturday May 27, from 5-9pm. Join us for live jazz music along with wine and appetizers. The raffle will be for the signed 16" x 40" canvas giclée "Straitsmouth at 6 a.m." (pictured), a $350 value. A portion off all art sales on the 27th goes in support of the Association's…

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”What’s Happening on Straitsmouth”

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Art of David Arsenault Gallery, 8 Dock Square
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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As a part of the “Ramp Up for Straitsmouth” fundraiser in support of the Thacher Island Association, Paul St. Germain, President of the Thacher Island Association, will present a “What’s Happening on Straitsmouth” lecture, filled with visuals and Paul's vast knowledge. Learn about the how's and why's of safe public access to Straitsmouth Island for the first time in 80 years! Refreshments will be served.

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June 2017

Cape Ann Artisans Spring Studio Tour

June 3 - June 4
Cape Ann Artisans

Visit 20 unique studios during the 34th Cape Ann Artisans (CAA) self-guided Open Studios Tour. 10am-5pm daily. Weave along the scenic coastline of Gloucester and Rockport into small neighborhoods and downtown. It’s a unique opportunity to meet 22 working artists in a relaxed setting. Enjoy an array of pottery, painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, mosaics and jewelry. Visit year round by appointment. CAA 3rd annual Holiday Event: Dec 1-2 in Rockport.

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$10

Connor Garvey and Putnam Smith

June 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Sloop Coffeehouse, 12 School St
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Connor Garvey and Putnam Smith photo

Connor Garvey and Putnam Smith are award-winning performers from Portland, Maine who are frequent collaborators and good friends.  Anyone who has attended the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference will take home memories of the “Pie and Whiskey” guerrilla showcase room.  It’s indescribable – ask Connor and Putnam. Connor Garvey has the amiable presence of an entertainer, the lyrical depth of a poet, and the enchantment of a storyteller.  Garvey leaves audiences uplifted and inspired. The Portland Press Herald says the…

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Rockport Farmers Market 6/17/17

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Harvey Park, 15 Mt Pleasant Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Rockport Farmers Market

The opening Rockport Farmers Market of the 2017 summer season kicks off on Saturday, June 17th from 9am to 1pm. Local farmers will be on hand offering plenty of fresh produce, the first bounty of the season. Arrowhead Family Farm and Rockport’s own Seaview Farm will be offering locally-raised meats, ranging from sausage to bacon to beef. Market-goers will enjoy fresh bread with a special focus on the regional favorite: anadama bread. Jams, jellies, pickles, freshly-roasted coffee, and specialty tea…

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