The Topsfield Fair is a perennial favorite for us. We're not the biggest fans of the midway, although it is always worth a walkthrough and a ride or two. We love fruits and vegetables, and are always on the lookout for the winning 'biggest pumpkin'. Another favorite is checking out the pigs and other farm animals, as well as the interesting variety of guinea pigs and rabbits.
The Akropolis Reed Quintet was founded in 2009 at the University of Michigan and is the first ever ensemble of its makeup to win a Fischoff Gold Medal (2014), Grand Prize at the Plowman and MTNA national competitions, and 6 national chamber music prizes in total. Hailed by Fanfare for its “imagination, infallible musicality, and huge vitality”, Akropolis has performed from Juneau to Abu Dhabi and has showcased at five national conferences. This concert is free, no tickets required.
Nobuntu is a “Five Part” A’cappella Vocal ensemble made up of young women from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The name Nobuntu is an African concept that values humbleness, love, purpose, unity and family from a woman’s perspective. Their repertoire is a fusion of traditional Zimbabwean rooted music, Afro Jazz, Gospel and Crossover in pure voices with minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as Mbira and some dance movements. See them here in their ONLY Boston Area performance before they appear at Lincoln Center in NYC.
Ben Rudnick & Friends play the hippest family music around! With countless awards to their credit, including SEVEN Parent’s Choice awards, their adventurous, high-energy blend of happy, upbeat acoustic music is guaranteed to entertain the entire family.
Bring the whole family to Wolf Hollows annual live Reggae concert featuring award winning Reggae Band Jah Spirit! This concert is an annual fundraiser for Wolf Hollow. Great food is available from food trucks and beer and soda will be pouring from Ipswich Ale Brewery's Tapmobile. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy face painting, food vendors, and viewing of the wolves.
Pack a picnic, and join the fun at Back Beach in Rockport for the 'Music at the Beach' Concert Series. These community events are open to all and take place at the bandstand on Back Beach.
Newburyport Yankee Homecoming welcomes the band Rage 'N' Age to the opening Water Front Concert for Newbuyrport Yankee Homecoming 2017. Rage ‘N’ Age is a New Hampshire and Massachusetts based band that has been together for 18 years. With David on drums, Peter on bass, Bob on guitar, Gary on keyboard, and everyone on vocals, RNA performs songs from the Fifties to today. Vocal harmonies and audience participation are what sets this band apart from many other groups, leaving a lasting impression everywhere they play. Their venues include the Hampton Beach Seashell, Capones, The Fireside, Maddie’s of Saugus as well as too many weddings and private parties to mention. You can check out the band schedule and playlist at Ragenage.com.
Kids are invited to the children's garden at the Peabody Institute Library - Danvers children's garden for a fun show featuring the Music Man - Brian Doser! Brian performs nothing but straight ahead music to get your child up and dancing. These classic songs were inspired by time honored tunes sung to him by his grandmother years ago. Be careful, parents may find themselves singing along and joining in the fun!
Join us at the ocean’s edge on Saturday, June 24th, for the 2nd Annual Country Beach Jam, featuring:
- Four great bands on a beachfront stage from 3PM to 10PM
- An array of seafood, beach pizza and walk-up food stands
- Fireworks show over the ocean at 10:15PM
It’s one sweet summer night of country music featuring The Ultimate Aldean Experience, Darren Bessette Band, Houston Bernard Band, and Annie Brobst Band. See the full schedule of performances below!
Doo Wop every Friday night on Salisbury Beach! Enjoy classic tunes from the 50s, 60s, 70s and Motown on the Salisbury Beach stage. It’s the Rock & Roll Oldies Show with your host DJ Ralphie B and weekly special guest singers, 7:15 to 9PM. Then DJ Jeff B takes the stage from 9 to 10PM for a kid dance party under the stars – complete with hoola hoops, limbo, bubbles & much more. Be sure to join in all the fun!
Saturday, February 24
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