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August 2018

Pinchas Zukerman Trio

August 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$85

Pinchas Zukerman, violin | Amanda Forsyth, cello | Angela Chang, piano Formed in 2013, the Pinchas Zukerman Trio developed out of violinist Zukerman’s acclaimed Zukerman ChamberPlayers, and has since graced the world’s greatest stages and many of the globe’s major festivals. For his lauded Trio, Zukerman is joined by cellist Amanda Forsyth and pianist Angela Cheng, two of the finest chamber musicians performing today.

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Kurt Elling

August 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$50 – $72

With his effortless buttery baritone, technical virtuosity and boundless musical curiosity, Kurt Elling has stood out as one of the most critically acclaimed jazz vocalists of the past twenty years. Come hear the innovative Grammy-winning singer perform a concert of exquisitely arranged, boldly reinterpreted jazz and pop standards.

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Rockport Farmers Market

August 11 @ 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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Rockport Rotary Club’s Annual Lobsterfest

August 11 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rockport American Legion, 32 Beach Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$25

THE ROTARY CLUB OF ROCKPORT PRESENTS LOBSTERFEST 2018! The Rockport Rotary Club’s 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 11 from 3-7 PM (rain or shine) Location: American Legion Hall Bandstand at Scenic Back Beach-Rockport, MA Tickets:…

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Monty Alexander

August 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$45 – $61

Mashing together hard bop swing with the Caribbean one-drop rhythms of his native Jamaica, pianist Monty Alexander has carved his own prominent and infectious place in the jazz landscape. For more than fifty years, Alexander has explored the boundaries of jazz and reggae, creating a hybrid that embraces both traditions while creating something wholly unique and vibrant.

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Rockport Fireworks Display 2018

August 11 @ 9:00 pm
Granite Pier, 16 Wharf Road
Rockport, MA United States
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Come and enjoy a day of fun in the town of Rockport! Start the morning at Farmers Market. Check out all the shops that have decorated their windows with lanterns. The town will have lanterns throughout. In Dock Square we will have live music starting at 2 PM until the show begins at 9. You can view the show from anywhere along the water. As always the show is weather permitting and the start time is, too. As dusk descends…

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Joe Lovano

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$38 – $52

With one foot rooted in classic bebop and the other in innovative modal expression, the Grammy-winning saxophone giant continues to leave a massive imprint on the jazz world. Lovano stands as one of the world’s greatest jazz artists, his gorgeous tone and pulsing creativity undimmed after thirty years in the jazz spotlight.

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Della Mae

August 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$24 – $29

Forging a vibrant and wholly distinct path in today’s bluegrass circuit, Della Mae has quickly become one of the most sought after roots music ensembles in the country. The all-female bluegrass supergroup from Nashville (via Boston) blend tradition with a boundary-defying sound, able to recall vintage string band sounds while folding in elements of rock, soul, folk and country.

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Paula Cole

August 16 @ 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 16 @ 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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