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The annual Rockport Rotary Club Lobsterfest will be held—rain or shine—at the American Legion Hall and Bandstand on Beach Street on Saturday, Aug. 7, from noon to 7:00 p.m. Lobsterfest is one of the Club’s major fund raising events of the year. Last year over 500 meals were served. Come and join us for this summer event in the scenic seaside location. Live entertainment is provided by The Cape Ann Jazz Band.


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JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
March 6, 2015
Click for details on JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE In the last five years, Justin Townes Earle has emerged as a genre-busting acclaimed singer-songwriter, infusing country, blues, folk and indie rock into his vintage Americana sound. more  
BILLY CHILDS ALL-STAR QUARTET
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
March 7, 2015
Click for details on BILLY CHILDS ALL-STAR QUARTET A tremendous jazz pianist with a seemingly boundless curiosity and adventurous spirit, Billy Childs plays and composes in a unique style that borrows heavily from the classical world, but still manages to be wholly his own. more  
HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
March 8, 2015
Click for details on HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN Expertly combining the dusty stomp of Western swing with hot gypsy jazz, the Austin-based trio has crafted a unique and infectious hybrid that playfully blurs musical boundaries. more  
DANÚ
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
March 10, 2015
Click for details on 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. more  
BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
March 12, 2015
Click for details on BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS National Theatre in HD
Meera Syal (The Kumars, Goodness Gracious Me, Rafta Rafta at the National) returns to the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road). Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi r more  
Rockport Local Food Forum
Rockport Public Library
Peggy Brenner Room
7 to 9 PM
Rockport
March 12, 2015
Click for details on Rockport Local Food Forum Come together with other stakeholders and discuss the topic of food in Rockport. more  
LEO KOTTKE
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
March 14, 2015
Click for details on LEO KOTTKE A two-time Grammy nominee, legendary acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke is known for his signature fingerpicking style drawing from blues, jazz and folk music and his syncopated, polyphonic melodies. more  
ROSSINI: LA DONNA DEL LAGO
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
March 14, 2015
Click for details on ROSSINI: LA DONNA DEL LAGO el canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, a more  
MACEO PARKER
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
March 15, 2015
Click for details on MACEO PARKER Maceo Parker stands among the legends of funk, forging the first half of his stellar career as a sideman for the genre’s forefathers James Brown and George Clinton. From being an essential voice in Brown’s horn section to helping steer George Clinton and more  
Irish Sweepstakes
Gloucester House Restaurant
Gloucester
March 18, 2015
Click for details on Irish Sweepstakes The Chamber’s 16th Annual Irish Sweepstakes will be held on Wednesday, March 18 from 5pm – 7pm, at the Gloucester House Restaurant, 63 Rogers Street, Gloucester. $20,000 in cash prizes will be awarded! more  
AMERICAN BRASS QUINTET
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport
March 22, 2015
Click for details on AMERICAN BRASS QUINTET A groundbreaking ensemble that has been at the vanguard of brass chamber music since its founding in 1960, the American Brass Quintet has forged a powerful legacy that cannot be overstated. more  
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport
March 26, 2015
Click for details on Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Coming to the Shalin Liu on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 8 pm the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is now in it's fifth decade and to this day should not be missed. According to All Music Guide - “These old dogs still have plenty of shine on them, plenty of country- more  
Rockport Community Egg Hunt
Rockport Community House
58 Broadway
2:00 PM
Rockport
April 4, 2015
Click for details on Rockport Community Egg Hunt 2:00 PM -- don't be late!! This one ends quickly! Preschoolers, kindergarten and grade one children are invited to a Community Egg Hunt. Bring a basket! more  
Motif #1 Day
Downtown Rockport
10 am to 5 pm
Rockport
May 16, 2015
Click for details on Motif #1 Day Downtown Rockport will come alive with music, art, dance and poetry on Motif No. 1 Day on Saturday, May 18. more  
Rockport Chamber Music Festival's 33rd Season
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport
June 5, 2015 - July 12, 2015
Click for details on Rockport Chamber Music Festival's 33rd Season The 33rd Annual Rockport Chamber Music Festival, June 6–July 13, features world-class musicians and rising stars bringing the finest in chamber music from the amazing young pianist Joyce Yang to the dynamic Shanghai Quartet. more  
Essex River Day
Essex River and Memorial Park
Essex
June 19, 2015 - June 20, 2015
Click for details on Essex River Day Essex River Day is an idea that has been evolving for many years. Often when boaters are out on the River you hear the same question over and over again, "Wouldn't it be great if everyone in Essex could experience the beauty of the River?" more  
32nd Annual Cape Ann Artisans Spring Open Studio Tour
Studio Locations throughout Cape Ann
Cape Ann
June 20, 2015 - June 21, 2015
Click for details on 32nd Annual Cape Ann Artisans Spring Open Studio Tour This self-guided tour presents a rare opportunity to meet more than a dozen professional artists and artisans and to see their work and demonstrations in their own studios. more  
St. Peter's Fiesta
St. Peter's Park
Gloucester
June 24, 2015 - June 28, 2015
Click for details on St. Peter's Fiesta The St. Peter's Fiesta is a five day festival honoring the patron saint of the fisherman St. Peter. more  
Rockport Garden Club's Annual Garden Tour ~
Downtown Rockport
Rockport
June 26, 2015 - June 27, 2015
The Rockport Garden Club's 2015 Annual Garden Tour ~ "Rockport in Bloom". This year's event is a self-guided 6 mile tour that includes flower and vegetable gardens, water features and a garden with a Growing Dome. more  
Independence Day Celebrations
America's Oldest Seaport & Art Colony
Cape Ann, Massachusetts
July 3, 2015 - July 4, 2015
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