Jazz, Pop, Folk & World

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Thursday, August 28, 8 PM
Friday, August 29, 8 PM

Paula Cole

Rockport’s own Paula Cole has won Grammy’s and played sold-out arenas, but always manages to return 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 record, Raven.  Learn More

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Saturday, August 30, 3 & 8 PM

Capitol Steps

Political satire gets a musical makeover with the uproarious comedy troupe Capitol Steps.  Adapting familiar pop hits to skewer both sides of the political spectrum, the Capitol Steps revel in sardonic songs, side-splitting puns and over-the-top impersonations. No one is safe. Learn More

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Cantrip 160

Friday, September 5, 8 PM

Cantrip

A trio injecting a youthful energy and flair to Scottish traditional music, Cantrip has quickly become one of the most admired Celtic acts working today. Expertly balancing tradition and innovation, the band infuses a modern sensibility to beloved chestnuts of the Scottish folk canon as well as their own impressive compositions. Learn more

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guest presentation
presented by m.e. productions

Friday, September 19, 8 PM

The Duke Robillard Band featuring James Montgomery

From his conception of Roomful of Blues in 1967 to his current band, jazz and blues guitarist Duke Robillard has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over three decades. Joining him is the consummate showman, harmonica master and perennial favorite James Montgomery. Expect an exciting evening of the blues brought to you by two of the men that forged the East Coast blues scene.  Learn More

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JoanOsborne 160

Thursday, September 25, 8 PM

Joan Osborne

Armed with her strong, sultry voice, Joan Osborne’s genre-crossing prowess has garnered accolades as a singer-songwriter, pop hitmaker, and rootsy soul singer for almost two decades. Since the release of her 1995 breakout album Relish and her hit song “One of Us” that catapulted her into super stardom status with seven Grammy nominations, Osborne has waded deeper into the world of blues and R&B, from which her love of singing began. Learn more

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Melanie 160

Saturday, September 27, 8 PM

Melanie

A singer-songwriter known for her surprise starring role at Woodstock and her subsequent #1 hit “Brand New Key,” Melanie has remained an iconic voice for the “summer of love” generation. She comes to Rockport for the first time, armed with a batch of new material from last year’s Ever Since You Never Heard of MeLearn more

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Ryan Montbleau B&W 160

Friday, October 3, 8 PM

Ryan Montbleau

A Boston-based troubadour known for his soulful vocals and deft, bluesy fingerpicking guitar, Ryan Montbleau blends folk, soul, blues and rock together for a joyful hybrid of sound. Come hear an artist who appeals to both the heart and the hips, as his thoughtful, provocative songs come with an undeniable funky groove. Learn more

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ABBA 160

Wednesday, October 15, 8 PM

Arrival from Sweden-The Music of ABBA

Arrival from Sweden, the world’s most popular ABBA tribute show, magnificently replicates the infectious songs and Nordic pop pageantry of Sweden’s greatest musical export. Relive the sound, look and joyful celebration of ABBA, down to the crystalline harmonies and original outrageous costumes. Learn more

 

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Marcus Roberts trio 160

Saturday, October 18, 8 PM

Marcus Roberts Trio

A superb pianist with a deep love for New Orleans jazz, blues and gospel, Marcus Roberts has created a sparkling career out of his impressive technical ability, his remarkable interpretive skills and a decades-spanning musical partnership with Wynton Marsalis. Learn more

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John Hiatt 160

Sunday, October 19, 5 PM

John Hiatt Solo

After forty years, John Hiatt remains one of America’s most respected and influential singer-songwriters today with the Los Angeles Times hailing that, “(Hiatt) writes the funniest sad songs – and the saddest funny songs – of just about anybody alive.”  His songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan and Bonnie Raitt (“Thing Called Love”) and Emmylou Harris to Jewel. Learn more

 

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Richard Shindell 160 kh

Saturday, November 1, 8 PM

The Pine Hill Project
Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky

Two of the folk community’s most beloved artists join forces for a double bill of folk/Americana, each bringing a unique perspective, personality and style that beautifully compliment the other. Kaplansky and Shindell are a folk match that should not be missed. Learn more

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Steep Canyon Rangers 160

Thursday, November 6, 8 PM

Steep Canyon Rangers

The Steep Canyon Rangers are a spirited bluegrass group that delves into folk, country and pop music, adding undeniable songwriting skills to go along with their instrumental prowess. While known to many for frequent collaborations with legendary comedian/banjo player Steve Martin, the North Carolina sextet’s music stands on its own. Learn more

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Saturday, November 8, Time TBA

Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band

A ten-time Grammy Award winner and 2013 NEA Jazz Master, the charismatic Eddie Palmieri has enjoyed a musical career spanning over 50 years, both as a bandleader of Latin jazz orchestras and as a pianist of dizzying skill and spirit. This gala event will include a Latin-inspired cocktail party, exclusive live auction and concert. Learn more

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Mary Chapin Carpenter 160

Friday, November 21, 8 PM
Saturday, November 22, 8 PM

Mary Chapin Carpenter

with special guest Tift Merritt

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter will embark on a unique series of intimate, acoustic performances this fall. The tour marks Carpenter’s return to singing both timeless hits and deep cuts from her expansive and beloved 13-album catalog after performing with orchestras in early 2014. Learn more

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Cape Ann Big Band 160

Sunday, December 7, 3 & 7 PM

Cape Ann Big Band

Enjoy the holidays with Cape Ann’s own 17-piece big band performing holiday favorites, old and new, infused with a bit of jazz, swing, and rock n’ roll.  Learn more

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ChristmasCeltic 160

Monday, December 15, 4:30 & 8 PM

A Christmas Celtic Sojourn

Celebrate the holidays with Rockport Music! Brian O’Donovan’s acclaimed Celtic holiday show returns this year with a festive program featuring a stellar line-up of singers, musicians and dancers steeped in Celtic tradition and traditional Irish cheer.  Learn more

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Tuesday, March 10, 8 PM

Danú

One of Ireland’s most cherished Irish folk bands and among the leaders of the new traditionalist movement in Celtic music, Danú has been thrilling audiences with their instrumental virtuosity and powerfully emotive ballads for close to 20 years. Learn more

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Leo Kottke 160

Saturday, March 14, 8 PM

Leo Kottke

A two-time Grammy nominee, legendary acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke is known for his signature fingerpicking style drawing from blues, jazz and folk music and his syncopated, polyphonic melodies.  Widely recognized as a master of his instrument, he has collaborated on records with legends such as John Fahey, Chet Atkins and Lyle Lovett, and is a frequent guest on radio variety show A Prairie Home Companion.  Learn more

 

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Community Concerts

Please click here to view the many exciting and diverse community concerts and events presented by Rockport Music throughout the year, including the new Community Connections series featuring dynamic ensembles performing school residencies in addition to their concert.