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Music on Meetinghouse Green | Summer Music Festival 2021
August 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 10, 2021
The free outdoor concerts resume live on the Green at the corner of Middle and Church Street on Friday evenings at 6:00 pm through September 10. Join in for the festival’s sixth season of great music, raising funds for Cape Ann non-profits via free-will offerings, and delicious food available from local vendors.
This unique free summer music festival features a different popular musical ensemble at each Friday evening concert on Meetinghouse Green and benefits nine North Shore non-profits via free-will offerings from the audience. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and your favorite libation to enjoy the music and delicious food available from local vendors while supporting the local non-profit partner of the event with cash or check donations.
The season again opens with the acclaimed John Baboian Ensemble from the Berklee School in support of Pathways for Children. Concerts offer a delightful medley of Jazz, Punk, Rock-n Roll, and Oldies from the 50s to the 70s. Some of this season’s offerings include: What Time Is it Mr. Fox? with Brian King; singer Mari Martin; Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra; The Goddesses; and The Cape Ann Big Band. The Middle Eastern group, Hye Fusion, returns with music ideal for line dancing and there are two newcomer ensembles to delight music-lovers: the internationally-acclaimed Klezmer band, Ezekiel’s Wheels and Vermont lyrical Folk duo, The Early Risers.
|DATE||MUSICIANS||NON-PROFIT PARTNER||FOOD VENDOR|
|July 9||John Baboian Ensemble||Pathways for Children||Causeway|
|July 16||The Early Risers||Backyard Growers||Common Crow|
|July 23||Hye Fusion||Maritime Gloucester||Classic Cooks|
|July 30||The Goddesses||Open Door||Jalapeno’s|
|August 6||What Time Is It Mr. Fox?||North Shore Health Project||Maria’s Pizza|
|August 13||Mari Martin||HAWC||Jalapeno’s|
|August 20||Ezekiel’s Wheels||Grace Center||TBD|
|August 27||Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra||Gloucester Education Foundation||TBD|
|September 10||Cape Ann Big Band||Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation||Causeway|
Location, Time and More Info:
The Green in front of the Gloucester Meetinghouse is located at the intersection of Middle and Church Street. The program starts at 6:00 PM and concludes around 8:30 PM.
For more information about the performers, non-profits and food vendors, visit www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org.
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Note: parking on the Green is limited to a small area near Middle Street for persons with disabilities only.