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August 2018

Paula Cole

August 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$49 – $69

Rockport’s own Paula Cole has won Grammy’s and played sold-out arenas, but always returns to her hometown for a memorable night of smash hits like “I Don’t Want to Wait” and “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?” She’s touring in support of her newest record, Ballads, which features American jazz and roots standards from the early to mid-20th century, honoring such greats as Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, John Coltrane, Bob Dylan, Bessie Smith, Bobbie Gentry, Sarah Vaughn, Miles Davis and Johnny Cash. Cole…

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Paula Cole

August 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$49 – $69

Rockport’s own Paula Cole has won Grammy’s and played sold-out arenas, but always returns to her hometown for a memorable night of smash hits like “I Don’t Want to Wait” and “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?” as well as tunes from her most recent records—7 and Ballads.  Cole describes 7’s sound as “a soft, soulful album made in the 1960’s” and Ballads is a tribute to such greats as Billie Holiday to Bob Dylan.

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Rockport Farmers Market

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Harvey Park, 15 Mt Pleasant Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Rockport Farmers Market

The Rockport Farmers Market takes place on summer Saturdays from 9 AM to 1 PM through October 13, 2018. Local farmers will be on hand offering plenty of fresh produce, the first bounty of the season. Arrowhead Family Farm and Rockport’s own Seaview Farm will be offering locally-raised meats, ranging from sausage to bacon to beef. Market-goers will enjoy fresh bread with a special focus on the regional favorite: anadama bread. Jams, jellies, pickles, freshly-roasted coffee, and specialty tea will…

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38th Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival

August 18 @ 10:00 am - August 19 @ 6:00 pm
Stage Fort Park, 24 Hough Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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Gloucester Waterfront Festival

Over 200 booths featuring juried artists and craftsmen from throughout the U.S. will display their unique creations. Live music and delicious food including a Lobster Bake! Family style entertainment free through the day. Hours are 10 AM to 6 PM each day. Friendly pets on leashes are welcome. Free Admission. (There is a Fee to Park) BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR! Lobster Bake by Salty Frank’s Dogs

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Larry Carlton

August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$50 – $72

An immensely prolific Grammy-winning guitarist and composer that has mined the sonic sweet spot between smooth jazz, blues and funk since his emergence in the mid 70’s. After playing on hundreds of massively successful records by artists like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell and others, as well as a stint with The Crusaders, Carlton made a name for himself as a solo act with smooth jazz hits like “Room 335” and “Sleepwalk.”

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Jane Monheit

August 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$35 – $49

A vocalist with remarkable virtuosity and innate interpretative skills, Jane Monheit puts her own unique touch on beloved jazz standards, classic torch songs and contemporary pop. A two-time Grammy nominee and second place winner of the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition, Jane’s most recent album The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald, Jane showcases the warmth and joy of Ella’s music.

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Rockport Farmers Market

August 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Harvey Park, 15 Mt Pleasant Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Rockport Farmers Market

The Rockport Farmers Market takes place on summer Saturdays from 9 AM to 1 PM through October 13, 2018. Local farmers will be on hand offering plenty of fresh produce, the first bounty of the season. Arrowhead Family Farm and Rockport’s own Seaview Farm will be offering locally-raised meats, ranging from sausage to bacon to beef. Market-goers will enjoy fresh bread with a special focus on the regional favorite: anadama bread. Jams, jellies, pickles, freshly-roasted coffee, and specialty tea will…

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Peter Sagal

August 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$55 – $79

Host of NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me Come hear Peter Sagal, the hilarious host of NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, as he shares stories from his twenty years treating the news the way it deserves to be treated, with cameos from Presidents, celebrities, and of course animals smuggled in pants.

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Peter Sagal

August 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$55 – $79

Come hear Peter Sagal, the hilarious host of NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, as he shares stories from his twenty years treating the news the way it deserves to be treated, with cameos from Presidents, celebrities, and of course animals smuggled in pants. As the host of Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me! for its 20 year run on NPR, Peter Sagal is heard by more than 5 million people every week, broadcast on more than 600 public radio stations nationwide and via a popular…

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Celtic Roots and Branches

August 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$29 – $46

With Brian O’Donovan For over three decades, Brian O’Donovan has been hosting A Celtic Sojourn on WGBH, a program exploring traditional and contemporary music from around the Celtic world. He now brings to life Celtic Roots and Branches, a new concert special featuring a wide variety of new and familiar musicians, singers, dancers, and storytellers in a special Celtic celebration that focuses on the genre’s broad and vibrant range.

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