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July 2019

Gloucester Block Party

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Downtown Gloucester, Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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The Gloucester Block parties are fun, festive events that bring downtown to life! A portion of Main Street is closed off from 6-10pm, allowing for live music from local bands, street performers, al fresco dining, children’s activities and more! This family-friendly event has something for everyone! Find full event details here - https://www.facebook.com/gloucesterblockparty/  

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Richard Goode, piano

July 13 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$55

Richard Goode has been hailed for music-making of tremendous emotional power, depth and expressiveness, and has been acknowledged worldwide as one of today’s leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music. In regular performances with the major orchestras, recitals in the world’s music capitals, and through his extensive and acclaimed Nonesuch recordings, he has won a large and devoted following. Richard Goode opened his 2017-2018 season at the Pablo Casals Museum in San Salvador, Spain and at the Verbier Festival in…

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A Far Cry

July 14 @ 5:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$50

A FAR CRY The Grammy-nominated A Far Cry, a self-conducted orchestra, stands at the forefront of an exciting new generation in classical music. In addition to the Criers serving as Chamber Orchestra in Residence at the Gardner Museum, the Criers were named by The New Yorker as one of the “Imagination-Grabbing, Trailblazing Artists of 2014.” A Far Cry was founded in 2007 by a tightly-knit collective of 17 young professional musicians, developing an innovative process where decisions are made collectively and leadership…

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August 2019

Festival by the Sea (Manchester)

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Downtown Manchester Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944 United States + Google Map

Festival by the Sea is a celebration of the things that are synonymous with Cape Ann in the summertime: Art, Music & Food ! Booths will be spread throughout downtown Manchester. Your senses will be inspired by the beautiful art, extraordinary live music and the aromas of delicious, local foods. Find more information here https://www.facebook.com/events/2349442018449848/

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Rockport Illuminations Weekend

August 9 @ 8:00 am - August 11 @ 5:00 pm
Downtown Rockport Rockport, MA 01966 United States + Google Map

Rockport Lobsterfest & Fireworks Display Old Granite Pier, Sandy Bay, Rockport As dusk descends on Rockport Saturday evening, settle in at Back Beach and the American Legion Bandstand to watch the seventh annual summertime fireworks display over Sandy Bay. The fireworks display will follow the Rockport Rotary Club’s Lobsterfest (3 to 7 pm Saturday), a unique, annual, outdoor dining and fundraising event at the Legion Bandstand, serving boiled lobster, clam chowder and more. These are the centerpiece events of Rockport's…

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Rockport Rotary Club’s Annual Lobsterfest

August 10 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rockport American Legion, 32 Beach Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$27.50 – $35

THE ROTARY CLUB OF ROCKPORT PRESENTS LOBSTERFEST 2019! The Rockport Rotary Club’s 23rd annual Lobsterfest is a unique outdoor dining and fundraising event at the Legion Bandstand, serving boiled lobster, clam chowder and more. As dusk descends on Rockport after Lobsterfest, settle in at Back Beach and the Bandstand to watch the sixth annual summertime fireworks display over Sandy Bay. Date: Saturday, August 10 from 3-7 PM (rain or shine) Location: American Legion Hall Bandstand at Scenic Back Beach-Rockport, MA…

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Rockport Acoustic Music Festival

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Millbrook Meadow, 18 Beach Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Free

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Rockport Acoustic Music Festival. 12:00 John Jerome 12:30 Eastern Standard 1:00 Labor in Vain 1:30 One Dime Band 2:00 Deb Hardy Band 2:30 Joe Wilkins 3:00 Annette Dion 3:30 Northwest Fox 4:00 Amy Rich/Headlands 4:30 Kiva Trumbour 5:00 Nathan & Sarah 5:30 Herman Fritz 6:00 Pier Ave

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Brandenburg Concerti, Handel and Haydn Society

August 17 @ 7:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$59

Hailed as “magical” (Boston Globe), the internationally acclaimed Handel and Haydn Society brings a true event to Rockport with a performance of Bach’s complete Brandenburg Concerti. Considered a benchmark of Baroque music, the Brandenburg’s are beloved by most and transformed the concerto grosso form, on which they were based, to an entirely new height. HANDEL & HAYDN SOCIETY One of the nation’s preeminent period orchestras, the Boston-based Handel and Haydn Society presents a critically acclaimed series each year at Symphony Hall and…

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David Finckel and Wu Han

August 31 @ 7:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$59

Among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today, Finckel and Han are recipients of Musical America’s Musicians of the Year award, and continue to serve as Artistic Directors of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Music@Menlo. “When a pair of genuine artists explodes on the stage, exuding not only glamour and theatrical flair but also superb musical insight, the audience’s thrill is twofold.” —Chicago Sun-Times The talent, energy, imagination, and dedication they bring to their multifaceted…

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October 2019

Rockport Harvestfest

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
T-Wharf and Downtown Rockport, T-Wharf
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Free

The annual Rockport Harvestfest celebration features the best regional bounty of the season — all in an unbeatable setting. New England food producers gather on one of Rockport’s historic working wharves to celebrate the best of local food with fresh lobster, chowder, pastries, grass-fed beef, wood-fired pizza, small-batch jams, locally-grown produce and more. Craft beers  produced in Massachusetts are on hand, along with Rockport’s own Twin Lights, with soda crafted from the 120-year-old company’s original recipes. Cooking demonstrations take place throughout the…

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