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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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HAN-SETZER-FINCKEL TRIO

September 17 @ 5:00 pm
Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$61 – $86

Come hear a power trio featuring the dynamic duo of pianist Wu Han and cellist David Finckel as well as Emerson Quartet violinist Philip Setzer! They'll be performing Dvořák's iconic "Dumky" trio as well as Beethoven's "Ghost" trio, a piece named for the ominous and eerie middle movement (bookended by gorgeously exuberant opening and closing movements).

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Brentano String Quartet

September 18 @ 5:00 pm
Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$55 – $69

Winners of both the Cleveland Quartet and Naumberg awards, the Brentano stands as one of the world's most revered quartets working today. Their program includes works by Bach, Haydn and George Walker, as well as Beethoven's final string quartet (written just months before his death), the surprisingly playful String Quartet in F, Op. 135.

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Seaside Birding Stroll

September 19 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Halibut Point State Park, 4 Gott Avenue
Rockport, MA 01966
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Seaside Birding Stroll for all ages. 8:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m. Meet at parking lot. Stroll our seaside treasure with birding basics. Listen to the symphony of bird calls while enjoying the shoreline and extraordinary views of the ocean, bay, and beyond.

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CHELSEA BERRY

September 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Chelsea Berry is a singer-songwriter with the edge, power, and finesse of legends. Her presence has been described by listeners as “compelling… she draws the entire house into her world like moths to a flame.” As a vocalist and performer, she evokes the style of artists such as Cheryl Crow, Eva Cassidy, KD Lang, and Melissa Etheridge. Opening Act: Chris + Joe Ticket prices are $36, $29, or $19 depending on the seats. For more info and to purchase tickets, go…

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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

2021 Summer Rockport Farmers Market

October 2 @ 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 to 1pm at the Rockport Farmers Market. Just stop by, follow our protocols, and buy fresh food directly from your farmers and food producers! ROCKPORT FARMERS MARKET VENDORS THIS WEEK Bonny Breads Cape Ann Sea Salt Far…

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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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