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Stage Fort Park, 11 am - 7:30 pm
Gloucester

Now in its fourth year, this annual event brought blues lovers from far and wide to Gloucester, Massachusetts. Make sure to get your tickets early as music lovers from throughout the Northeast will look to get the best seats in this beautiful harborside park.
World-class blues will reverberate through the park with some of the nation’s finest performers playing from the Gloucester Blues stage. This year’s list of performers includes: Sugar Blue, Little Ed and the Blues Imperials, Albert Castiglia, Joanna Connor, Alexis P. Suter, Mitch Woods and the Juke Joint Five.

Located right on the harbor at beautiful Cressey’s Beach, the event will have a beer/wine garden and outstanding food and craft vendors. Bring your own chairs or blankets (sorry, no pets, no beach umbrellas, no carry-ins and no coolers).

Tickets are $28.00 in advance or $40.00 at the gate. VIP seats $50.00 online. Advance tickets are available online or at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce (City Blues sponsor) up until August 2nd. For further information, visit GloucesterBluesFestival.com. City onsite parking is $15.00.

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Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton at the Shalin Liu
Shalin Liu Performance Center 37 Main Street
5 p.m.
Rockport
August 2, 2015
Click for details on Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton at the Shalin Liu A vocalist of tremendous power and artistry, Lisa Fischer has patiently waited in the wings, singing background for everyone from the Rolling Stones, Sting, Luther Vandross, Chris Botti, and countless others. Now it's her turn to take the spotlight. more  
Rockport Legion Band Concert - Back Beach Bandstand
Back Beach at the American Legion Bandstand
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Rockport
August 2, 2015
Click for details on Rockport Legion Band Concert - Back Beach Bandstand Enjoy a free concert provided by the Rockport Legion Band on the Bandstand in Back Beach. more  
An Evening with Rich Robinson at the Shalin Liu
Shalin Liu Performance Center
8 p.m.
Rockport
August 6, 2015
Click for details on An Evening with Rich Robinson at the Shalin Liu Known as a founder and lead guitarist of the 90's rock juggernaut The Black Crowes, Rich Robinson has steadily built a fast-growing solo career. more  
Rockport @ Night 2015
Downtown
Rockport
August 7, 2015
Click for details on Rockport @ Night 2015 Every First Friday night, from MAY 1st through OCTOBER 2nd galleries and shops will open their doors from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. (and sometimes even later) for a “Rockport @ Night” event. more  
The Kingston Trio
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
8 p.m.
Rockport
August 7, 2015
Known for their role in the folk revival of the early 60’s and their trademark three-part harmonies, The Kingston Trio returns to Rockport for an unforgettable evening of vintage folk classics. more  
Gloucester Blues Festival
Stage Fort Park
11 am - 7:30 pm
Gloucester
August 8, 2015
Click for details on Gloucester Blues Festival Now in its fourth year, this annual event brought blues lovers from far and wide to Gloucester, Massachusetts. more  
Pousette-Dart Band
Shalin Liu Performance Center
8 p.m.
Rockport
August 8, 2015
Click for details on Pousette-Dart Band Armed with a smooth, earthy tenor and a gift for melodic pop hooks, Jon Pousette-Dart has become a beloved regional fixture in the Northeast, both for his time leading the popular Pousette-Dart Band in the 70’s and for his more recent solo acoustic effort more  
Rockport Fireworks Display
Old Granite Pier
Sandy Bay
Rockport
August 8, 2015
Click for details on Rockport Fireworks Display As dusk descends on Rockport, settle in at Back Beach and the American Legion Bandstand to watch the third annual summertime fireworks display over Sandy Bay. more  
Rockport Rotary Club Lobsterfest
Back Beach at the American Legion Bandstand
3-7 pm
Rockport
August 8, 2015
Click for details on Rockport Rotary Club Lobsterfest Rockport Rotarians will host their annual public LobsterFest cookout on scenic Back Beach in Rockport, MA. This year's Lobsterfest will be followed by an evening fireworks display over Sandy Bay from Old Granite Pier.
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Family Concert: Alexa Tarantino, Jazz Quintet
Shalin Liu Performance Center
10 AM
Rockport
August 15, 2015
Click for details on Family Concert: Alexa Tarantino, Jazz Quintet Alexa Tarantino is a jazz saxophonist, woodwind multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator who is passionate about developing and expressing her voice as an improviser and inspiring others to do the same through jazz education. more  
Chris Smither
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
8 p.m.
Rockport
August 19, 2015
Click for details on Chris Smither One of the most revered folk/blues stylists of the last fifty years, Chris Smither has left a vibrant, lasting impression on the roots music world. more  
Livingston Taylor
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
8 p.m.(Saturday)
5 p.m. (Sunday)
Rockport
August 22, 2015 - August 23, 2015
Click for details on Livingston Taylor From upbeat storytelling to touching ballads, Livingston Taylor is known for his ability to take audiences on a musical journey. more  
Tom Rush
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
8 p.m.
Rockport
August 28, 2015 - August 29, 2015
Click for details on Tom Rush In what has become a delightful, much-anticipated Rockport tradition, folk legend Tom Rush returns to the Shalin Liu Performance Center. more  
31st Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival
Gloucester Harbor
Gloucester
September 4, 2015 - September 6, 2015
Click for details on 31st Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival The 31st Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival will be held September 4th - 6th 2015 more  
Della Mae
Shalin Liu Performance Center
8 p.m.
Rockport
September 4, 2015
Click for details on Della Mae Della Mae is a bluegrass foursome that pushes the boundaries of the genre while still keeping true to its homespun roots. more  
Rockport @ Night 2015
Downtown
Rockport
September 4, 2015
Click for details on Rockport @ Night 2015 Every First Friday night, from MAY 1st through OCTOBER 2nd galleries and shops will open their doors from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. (and sometimes even later) for a “Rockport @ Night” event. more  
Film Premiere: Darkness and Light
Shalin Liu Performance Center 37 Main Street
7 p.m. (Artist Talk: 6:30 p.m.)
Rockport
September 10, 2015
Click for details on Film Premiere: Darkness and Light  Rockport's very own, Thi Linh Wernau, presents the east coast premiere screening of her documentary film, "Darkness and Light." Wernau interviews 11 wounded veterans and marines, through the lens of her photography series, "You. Are. Beautiful." more  
TRAILS & SAILS: Two Weekends of Walks and Water
Throughout Essex County
Essex County
September 18, 2015 - September 27, 2015
Click for details on TRAILS & SAILS: Two Weekends of Walks and Water Hike, Bike, and Sail during the 14th annual Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks and Water. Experience the natural beauty, cultural resources and American heritage found in the Essex National Heritage Area, encompassing all of Cape Ann and located just n more  
Dine Out Cape Ann
Cape Ann
September 19, 2015 - October 2, 2015
The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the annual Dine Out Cape Ann for two consecutive weeks, September 19-24 and September 27-October 1, 2015. Come and taste the best of Cape Ann's restaurant scene. more  
Rockport @ Night 2015
Downtown
Rockport
October 2, 2015
Click for details on Rockport @ Night 2015 Every First Friday night, from MAY 1st through OCTOBER 2nd galleries and shops will open their doors from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. (and sometimes even later) for a “Rockport @ Night” event.
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