Jazz, Pop, Folk & World

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

Opening Act: Kerri Powers
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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Guest Presentation
Presented by North Shore Health Project

Friday, October 17, 8 PM
VIP Reception, 6 PM

Antje Duvekot & Meg Hutchinson

with Allen Estes, Brian Alex, Marina Evans & special guests
The North Shore Health Project is celebrating its 25th anniversary as a leading agency for HIV and HCV support in Massachusetts with an exciting concert featuring the best known local singer-songwriters and the very special pairing of Antje Duvekot and Meg Hutchinson, who will share the stage together!  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

Opening Act: Michael Logen
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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Jazz on the Rocks–Take 5

Saturday, November 8, Concert: 6 PM

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

For tickets, contact 978.546.7391 ext. 106.

 

Jonathan Edwards 160

Friday, November 14, 8 PM

Jonathan Edwards

Veteran folk-rocker Jonathan Edwards burst on the music scene 40 years ago with the mega-hit “Sunshine (Go Away Today),” and has since forged a vibrant troubadour career based around his undeniable melodic gifts and a generously vibrant performance style. 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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the weight live 160
Guest Presentation
Presented by M.E. Productions

Saturday, November 29, 8 PM

The Weight: Performing Songs of The Band

This is the real deal. Featuring legitimate long time members of The Band, Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante, along with Marty Grebb (Bonnie Raitt, The Fabulous Rhinestones) Byron Isaacs and Brian Mitchell (Levon Helm Band), The Weight revisits the radio hits and deep tracks from one of America’s most loved and revered musical institutions.  Learn More

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Jane monheit- 160

Saturday, December 6, 8 PM

Jane Monheit

A vocalist balancing remarkable virtuosity with innate interpretative skills, Jane Monheit has quickly ascended to the world’s top echelon of jazz singers. The native New Yorker covers vast musical ground, putting her own unique touch on beloved jazz standards, classic torch songs and contemporary pop. 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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Travis Tritt denim 160

Sunday, February 22, 5 PM

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As one of the leading lights of country music throughout the 90’s, Travis Tritt stood out among the pack with a style that borrowed as much from southern rock as it did the Grand Ole Opry. Of course his trademark long hair and conspicuously absent cowboy hat aided in making Tritt one of the most recognizable country music stars of the last 25 years. His impressive string of multi-platinum albums and Top Ten singles didn’t hurt either. Learn more

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Friday, February 27, 8 PM

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

As the preeminent Cajun band in the world, BeauSoleil has been generously exporting the rich musical traditions of Southwestern Louisiana for close to forty years. After almost singlehandedly reviving Cajun music in the 70’s, they began incorporating various folk and world music traditions into their sound, creating a musical hybrid unlike any in the world.  Learn more

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billy childs 160

Saturday, March 7, 8 PM

Billy Childs Quartet

A tremendous jazz pianist with a seemingly boundless curiosity and adventurous spirit, Billy Childs plays and composes in a unique style that borrows heavily from the classical world, but still manages to be wholly his own. Learn more

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HotClubofCowtown 160

Sunday, March 8, 5 PM

Hot Club of Cowtown

Expertly combining the dusty stomp of Western swing with hot gypsy jazz, the Austin-based trio has crafted a unique and infectious hybrid that playfully blurs musical boundaries. Fiddler Elana James, guitarist Whit Smith and bassist Jake Erwin have been conjuring the spirit of both Bob Wills and jazz manouche legend Django Reinhardt for close to fifteen years and show no sign of slowing down. Learn more

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Danu-160

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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Maceo 160

Sunday, March 15, 5 PM

Maceo Parker

Maceo Parker stands among the legends of funk, forging the first half of his stellar career as a sideman for the genre’s forefathers James Brown and George Clinton.  From being an essential voice in Brown’s horn section to helping steer George Clinton and Parliament’s Mothership Connection to platinum status, his soulful saxophone playing and vocals are firmly rooted in funk music history.  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.