Arts and Entertainment Calendar

Scottish Fold Trio Cantrip
Date: Friday, September 5th, 8:00 p.m.
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, Rockport
Organization: Rockport Music

Come experience an infusion of modern sensibility to beloved Scottish folk tunes as well as original pieces by the Scottish Fold Trio! Orignially a quartet, the band quickly gained a following in Scotland and signed with the well-respected Foot Stompin' rcord label Silver. The band has just finished its fourth album and their performance at the Shalin Liu is the CD Release Party. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at

Classical Guitarist Sharon Isbin
Date: Saturday, September 6th and 7th, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, Rockport
Organization: Rockport Music

A three-time Grammy Award winner, she has released more than 25 recordings covering a wide range of styles, genres and composers. Isbin's music has ranged from Baroque to Spanish/Latin to crossover jazz. The evening includes an Artist Meet and Greet Reception following the concert. Tickets start at $28 and can be purchased at

Joan Osborne
Date: Thursday, September 25th, 8:00 p.m.
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, Rockport
Organization: Rockport Music

Come see singer-songwriter Joan Osborne perform songs from her latest release, Love and Hate, which combines her folk and jazz influences with her tremendous songwriting. Tickets start at $39 and can be purchased at

Chicago with Pre-Show Reception to Benefit NSCAP
Date: Friday, September 26th, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly
Organization: North Shore Community Action Programs

See the hit musical Chicago with a special pre-show reception and help NSCAP prevent homelessness! Tickets include the coctail reception beginning at 6:00 p.m. and the 8:00 p.m. performance of Chicago. The respection will feature a light dinner, cash bar, raffles, and a chance auction. Early bird tickets are priced at $60 while regular price is $65 while they last! Reception only tickets are available for $25. Please visit for more information or to purchase tickets.

NILP Presents the B Street Bombers Fundraising Music Event
Date: Friday, September 26th, 7:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Location: Wyndham Boston-Andover Hotel, 123 Old River Road, Andover
Organization: Northeast Independent Living Program, Inc.

The Northeast Independent Living Program, Inc. presents The B Street Bombers, high energy music in support of all people with disabilities! There is a limited number of tickets priced at $35 each including a buffet dinner. Tables, business sponsorships, and advertisements in teh program book are available. Contact Kevin Ferrell at 978-687-4288 or email him at for questions or more information. Checks can be made payable to NILP, 20 Ballard Road, Lawrence MA, or use PayPal at NILP is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization serving individuals with disabilities in Northeastern Massachusetts since 1980. 

American Music and Harvest Festival
Date: Saturday, September 27th - Sunday, September 28th, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little's Lane, Newbury
Organization: Newburyport Education Foundation

Enjoy two days of music, baseball, and farm activities featuring four centuries of American music. Featuring musicians from across the country, this festival celebrates everything from tavern songs of the seventeeth century to bluegrass, funk, folk, and beyond. Enjoy a variety of farm activities during the festival: Watch Vintage Base Ball played by the 1861 rules. See tractors and other farm equipment spanning the last eighty years. Try your hand and win prizes at a corn husking bee. Learn how simple machines help farmers pump water, press cider, and prepare food. There is so much going on all weekend, you won't want to miss any of it! Please call 978-462-2634 for mroe information!

Date: Saturday, September 27th, 8:00 p.m.
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, Rockport
Organization: Rockport Music

Folk singer, Melanie, performs for the first time at the Shalin Liu Performance Center! Known for her surprise starring role at Woodstock and her subsequent #1 hit "Brand New Key," Melanie has remained an iconic voice for that generation. Tickets start at $28 and can be purchased at


Ongoing Events:

Ipswich Downtown Tuesdays
Date: Every Tuesday, July 1st - August 19th, 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Corner of Union & Estes Streets, Ipswich
Organization: Ipswich Chamber of Commerce and Recreation & Culture

Join the town of Ipswich in various genres of dance instruction and DJ by Greg Coles for free! Dancing genres will range from Disco, to Latin, Motown, Swing, to African! Downtown Tuesdays on the Ipswich Riverwalk are free for all who attend. For more information, schedules, and questions, please email Kerrie Bates at 

Gloucester Movie Nights
Date: Every Wednesday Night from July 9th - August 27th, at sunset
Location: 65 Roger Street, Gloucester
Organization: Gloucester Harbor Walk

Join us for a movie night every week in Gloucester! Take a break from your week, bring your family and friends and come see classic movies for free on the harbor! Be sure to bring chairs, blankets, and anything to make yourself comfortable to see movies like The Wizard of Oz, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jaws, and more! Food will be available to purchase starting at 6:00 p.m. and the movies begin at sunset. For more information, visit 


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