Live Music

Ipswich School Jazz Bands Join Beantown Swing

Jazz is alive and kicking up its heels in Ipswich when the whole town is invited to participate in an evening of big band swing music and dance at the Dolan Performing Arts Center. Ipswich Music Art and Drama Association has arranged with Beantown Swing, the premier swing orchestra on the north shore, to spend a day giving jazz master classes at the high school, followed by a joint concert in the evening. This will be more than just a concert! The orchestra pit will be turned into a dance floor for the evening while the band plays on the stage above.

When: 
Friday, February 10, 2017 7:30pm
FREE Swing Dance Lessons Start at 6:45pm!

Excelsis Percussion Quartet

The Excelsis Percussion Quartet will perform at Salem State University.

From the four corners of the planet, the love of percussion and performance has brought together Marcelina Suchocka (Poland), Aya Kaminaguchi (Japan), Clara Warnaar (Canada-United States), and Mariana Ramirez (Mexico) as the Excelsis Percussion Quartet. These amazing women, hailing from four different countries and speaking four different languages, blend their talents to speak the universal language of rhythm with innovative perception. EXCELSIS invites the world into a celebration of percussion with its pageantry of marimbas, drums, cymbals, xylophones, and vibraphones.

When: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 7:30-9pm

Hayrides with Santa at Green Meadows Farm

Come celebrate the Holidays with Santa at Green Meadows Farm in Hamilton, Massachusetts!

Green Meadows Farm invites families to join Santa on a wagon ride through the woods and over the fields! Craft-making for kids, live music and Chef Alice will be cooking up pizza and grilled cheeses. Of course our farmstand is open and, as always, features holiday decor, gifts, gourmet condiments and our own produce, meats and prepared meals. Free and Open to the Public.
 

When: 
Saturday, December 10, 2016 11am-2pm

Lowell's Boat Shop Holiday Open House

Visit Lowell's Boat Shop in Amesbury for their annual holiday open house!

Visit Lowell’s Boat Shop during their Annual Holiday Open House is a two day family event during the first weekend in December. On the main shop level, guests can enjoy a silent auction as well as a retail display featuring the shop's traditional hand crafted items as well as our seasonal merchandise.

When: 
December 3 & 4, 2016 11am-4pm
Santa Visits 12-1

Saturday Showcase: Composer Robert Bradshaw presents Aesop’s Fables

Cape Ann Museum and Composer Robert Bradshaw presents Aesop’s Fables.  Artwork is Public Domain - Arthur Rackham, "The Hare and the Tortoise", illustration line block printed from drawing, from Aesop's Fables. Published by Ballantyne & Co., London, 1912.

Composer and musician Robert Bradshaw conducts a string trio in this series of compositions inspired by Aesop’s Fables.  The Saturday Showcase series spotlights the performing arts with content related to the art, history and culture of Cape Ann. Thematic presentations are often supplemented with drop-in art and history activities in the CAM Activity Center. Free and open to the public. This program is made possible by the Goldhirsh Foundation.

When: 
Saturday, December 3, 2016 1-2pm
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Downrig or Die!

Celebrate 400 Years of Maritime History at Derby Wharf in Salem Massachusetts! V

Salem Maritime National Historic Site will be celebrating sailing, ships, and our maritime heritage. Details about activities are coming soon. (Sneak peak! Activities will include sails of the Essex built schooners Fame and Ardelle, activities and lectures at St. Joseph Hall, and a social at Victoria's Station from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.) 

When: 
Saturday, November 5, 2016 Noon-9pm

Salem Food Truck Festival

Salem Food Truck Festival Haunted Happenings Salem MA

The Salem Food Truck Festival is a two-day event being hosted in the Salem Common in historic downtown Salem, Ma. The event will feature 25 food trucks, live music and family fun. With a range from grilled cheese to whoopie pies, there is sure to be something for everyone! Save the date and save your appetites for one of the area’s biggest food truck events!

When: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016 11am-6pm
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Endless Summer Picnic Concert

Enjoy and evening concert with your family at the Stevens Coolidge Place with the Trustees of Reservations!

Liven up your week with this mid-week outdoor concert at the Stevens Coolidge Place! Bring a picnic and join us for an evening of family fun. Enjoy live music by “The Ways and Means Committee,” explore the gardens, and play lawn games that will be set up around the grounds. Founded in Somerville, Massachusetts, The Ways and Means Committee band plays Blues & Roots-rock, drawing upon the record collections of our Hippie antecedents, and the spirit of the Indie Revolution. We have the Ways and we have the Means to move you with sweet tunes of yesterday and today.   

When: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 5-7PM

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