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July 2021

Rockport Chamber Music Festival 2021

July 9 @ 8:00 pm - September 19 @ 9:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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From July 9th to September 19th, these concerts will fill our hall with the passionate sounds of joy, hope and healing as we move forward with confidence following the unprecedented challenges of the past year. With expanded safety and cleaning protocols, each sixty-minute program will be presented without an intermission at both 5:00PM and 8:00PM, while also being available to be viewed online.

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Rockport Jazz Festival 2021

July 29 @ 8:00 pm - August 1 @ 9:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Rockport Music is thrilled to have the opportunity to present the Rockport Jazz Festival this summer. This year’s Festival will be held 2 socially-distanced performances at 5 and 8 PM that are 60-70 minutes long and will include appropriate state-regulated cleaning protocols. The Festival brings such jazz greats as organ legend Joey DeFrancesco, guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli, saxophonist/singer Grace Kelly and pianist Christian Sands.  

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2021 Summer Rockport Farmers Market

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rockport Music Parking Lot, 16 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966
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Get all your homegrown goodness, here! We are excited to have back many of our amazing vendors and equally excited to introduce you to some new ones. Produce and locally-grown and made farm products can be purchased on-site from our farmers from 10am-1pm at the Rockport Farmers Market. Just stop by, follow our protocols, and buy fresh food directly from your farmers and food producers! Bliss Bites Cape Ann Sea Salt Hold Fast Company Marshview Farm North of Boston Farm…

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August 2021

Signature Works by BoSoma Dance Company

August 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$30

Highlighting the athleticism and grace of the BoSoma dancers, the company will perform signature works including Convergence and Parachute. BoSoma Dance Company’s power, passion and versatility comes to the Windhover Performing Arts Center this summer to kick off their 18th Annual Season. After a challenging year for the performing arts, Artistic Director and Choreographer Katherine Hooper and her company dancers are exhilarated to be back on stage surrounded by the beautiful outdoor setting bringing their dance work back to their…

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Tuba Skinny

August 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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The pride of the New Orleans vibrant and fertile trad jazz scene, Tuba Skinny makes its Rockport debut touring on the heels of their acclaimed record Some Kinda Shake. One of New Orleans’ greatest musical ambassadors for over ten years, they are known for their spirited take on Depression-era blues, spirituals, ragtime and traditional jazz.  

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Rockport Illuminations Weekend

August 13 @ 10:00 am - August 15 @ 6:00 pm

Fireworks are returning to Rockport this summer on Saturday, August 14 as part of this summer’s return of "Illuminations Weekend". The 2021 Rockport Fireworks will be part of an extended "Illuminations Weekend" in Rockport from Friday, August 13 through Sunday, August 15, with the overall theme of "Lobstas & Lights".  A wide range of fun and interactive experiences are currently being planned for this weekend, including "Brews & Burgers", presented by the Rotary Club of Rockport from 4 to 8…

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Brews & Burgers

August 14 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
American Legion Hall Bandstand, 32 Beach Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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As part of this summer's Rockport Illuminations Weekend, the Rotary Club of Rockport is presenting "Brews & Burgers", from 4 to 8 PM at the town bandstand located adjacent to American Legion Post 98, 32 Beach Street in downtown Rockport across from Back Beach.  Enjoy beer and wine with burgers and hot dogs, corn, ice cream and more. Dance and sway to the music of Mari Martin and the Lucky Boys. All leading up to Rockport's annual summer fireworks over…

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Rockport Fireworks over Sandy Bay

August 14 @ 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Fireworks are returning to Rockport this summer on Saturday, August 14.  Organizers of the annual summer fireworks display over Rockport's Sandy Bay recently received permission from the Board of Selectman  to move ahead with this summer’s "Illumination Weekend". The 2021 Rockport Fireworks will be part of an extended "Illuminations Weekend" in Rockport from Friday, August 13 through Sunday, August 15, with the overall theme of "Lobstas & Lights".  A wide range of fun and interactive experiences are currently being planned…

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Rockport Celtic Festival 2021

August 20 @ 8:00 pm - August 22 @ 9:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Exploring Celtic Roots & Branches WGBH’s Brian O’Donovan & Maeve Gilchrist, co-artistic directors Rockport Music and co-artistic directors–WGBH host Brian O’Donovan and harpist Maeve Gilchrist–return with a Celtic Festival that explores traditional and contemporary music from around the Celtic world. Exploring Celtic Roots and Branches features a wide, and quite extraordinary variety, of new and familiar musicians, singers, dancers, and storytellers. Each evening program will have two performances (4:30 & 8 PM) with distanced (1-2 seats between parties) seating.

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Paula Cole

August 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Hometown favorite Paula Cole debuts her latest album American Quilt, showcasing her ability to meld a variety of genres including jazz, folk and country. Enjoy her take on classics like “Black Mountain Blues” and “What a Wonderful World,” as well a new original, “Hidden in Plain Sight.”  

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