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January 2020

Deeper Than The Skin

January 18 @ 7:30 pm
Old Sloop Coffeehouse, 12 School St
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$12
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Deeper Than the Skin is a conversation about race in story and song, featuring Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway: two friends, one Black and one White, one from the North and one from the South.  They are musicians, storytellers, students of history and world travelers, born 3 days apart.  Two separate narratives forged into one powerful story aimed at finding common ground and helping others to do the same.  Deeper Than the Skin is an experience of singing and listening,…

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Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce 98th Annual Celebration & Dinner Dance

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Elks at Bass Rocks, 101 Atlantic Road
Gloucester, MA 01930
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$100

Join us for the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce's 98th Annual Celebration, where we will say hello and welcome to our new Board President, Tony Sapienza, of the Blue Shutters Beachside Inn, and say good-bye and thank you to outgoing Board President Bruce Feldman, of Gove & Feldman Insurance Agency, Inc. The celebration will be held at the beautiful Elks at Bass Rocks. The evening will start off with cocktails and socializing, followed by a very short program, dinner and dancing…

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February 2020

RUNA

February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Sloop Coffeehouse, 12 School St
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$20
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Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music’s new “super-groups,” RUNA has been pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats since their formation in 2008. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music. The group has been honored internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in…

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March 2020

**CANCELED ** Martyn Joseph with opener Antje Duvekot

March 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Sloop Coffeehouse, 12 School St
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$12
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Because of the risk of public gatherings during the coronavirus emergency, Old Sloop Coffeehouse has canceled the March 21 concert featuring Martyn Joseph with Antje Duvekot opening. Online ticket purchases will be refunded. If you purchased tickets at John Tarr Store, please return the tickets to the store to receive your refund.

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April 2020

** POSTPONED ** Amy Speace with opener Letitia VanSant

April 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Sloop Coffeehouse, 12 School St
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$12
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This concert has been rescheduled for December 5. Nashville-based Amy Speace is a folk singer, timeless and classic, and a bit out of her own era. “She has one of the richest and loveliest voices in the genre and her songs are luxuriously smart,” writes journalist Craig Havighurst (host of Nashville’s “Music City Roots). “She’s profoundly personal yet also a bit mythic.”  Since her discovery in 2006 by folk-pop icon Judy Collins, who signed her to her own imprint Wildflower…

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May 2020

** CANCELLED ** Jon Shain and FJ Ventre

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Sloop Coffeehouse, 12 School St
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$12
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Jon Shain is a veteran singer-songwriter who’s been turning heads for years with his words, his fiery acoustic guitar work, and his evolved musical style – combining improvised piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing, and ragtime. Jon won the 2019 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, out of a worldwide field of more than 260 competitors. Jon and FJ Ventre began playing music together in 1982 when they met in high school. In addition to performing as a sought after sideman, FJ…

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** CANCELLED ** Palaver Strings with Warp Trio

May 7 @ 7:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Palaver has established itself as a forward-thinking ensemble whose mission is rooted in community and creative programming.  Palaver has been Ensemble in Residence at the Boston Center for the Arts since 2017, and continues a longstanding residency at Bay Chamber Concerts in Rockport, ME.  This program explores music of voices traditionally unheard.

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** CANCELLED ** Maria Stuarda

May 9 @ 1:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Donizetti’s drama, focused on the political and personal rivalry between two queens, returns to the Met with Diana Damrau as the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, and Jamie Barton as her rival, Queen Elizabeth I. This event starts at 12:55 p.m.

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

May 16 @ 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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Carolann Solebello and Joe Iadanza

May 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Sloop Coffeehouse, 12 School St
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$12
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Carolann Solebello is a performing songwriter born and bred in New York City.  Best known to folk audiences as a founding member of Americana trio Red Molly, she now tours both solo and with modern folk quartet No Fuss and Feathers. Carolann’s smooth, compelling voice and decidedly urban sense of rhythm bend traditional folk forms into contemporary shapes. Carolann released her fifth solo album, Shiver, in February 2018. Shiver was produced by Joe Iadanza. Born of Italian immigrants and union…

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