Annie Brobst is New England’s’ 2017 Female Performer of the Year (across all genres) and New England Country Music’s Local Female Artist of the Year for the second year in a row. She brings a unique mix of Miranda Lambert, Sugarland, Jason Isbell, as well as her own sound, to singing and songwriting; with splashes of rock, pop, and Americana at times.
For well over two decades, Fortune has regularly packed venues throughout New England. Hailing from Peabody, MA, this 6-piece band has long maintained a reputation for smooth three and four part vocal harmonies, dynamic and melodic textures of multiple guitars and keyboards, and a tight rhythm section.
Market Square Day features is a juried craft show with all handmade items from some of the most talented artisans in New England. This year the Market Square Craft Day Event will be combined with the Artisans Revival (held on Inn Street all nine days throughout Yankee Homecoming). Both are juried shows with all handmade items from some of the most talented artisans in New England. We are pleased to have back some of your favorites as well as some new crafters with amazing talents.
Since 1960, the Yankee Homecoming Road Race has been inviting runners and athletes of all ages to run through the heart of Newburyport. Imagine a beautiful summer evening in the beautiful town of Newburyport, MA. Each year, hundreds of runners in both the 10M and 5K enjoy a breathtaking course through the bucolic seaside town, running along the ocean for several miles before winding through a state park and charming New England neighborhoods. The Yankee Homecoming 10M and 5K are truly picture perfect.
Overdrive is an eight-piece band with a tight and incredibly funky rhythm section as the driving force behind a killer four-piece horn section that features two trumpets, woodwinds, and trombone. Dance music from the past three decades, music by Chicago, Tower of Power, the Average White Band, all the number one brass-rock hits, and a large selection of swing and songs from the Stax and Motown eras make up an exciting and exhausting performance.
Showcasing the talents of kids of all ages. This is a non-competitive showcase of children’s talent in Newburyport and the surrounding area. Children in grades 1 - 12, ages 6 - 18 who are residents or students in the Newburyport Schools and the immediate surrounding areas will be allowed to participate.
Olde Fashioned Sunday in Downtown Newburyport will be a great day to remember the beginnings of our Yankee Homecoming celebrations. We can enjoy some “new” events so as to make future memories for the current younger generations as the past has given some of us the “good ole’ days” to remember. Olde Fashioned Sunday 2017 begins on the stage with the opportunity to show the audience your favorite pets. Every person and pet is a winner in this event. The formal opening of Yankee Homecoming will include the introduction of all the past chairperson and the singing of the national anthem.
Join the fun of the 3rd Annual Kayak and Paddle Board River Race. Participants will launch at Cashman Park boat ramp off Merrimac Street. The contestants will paddle up River at low tide/slack tide around Ram Island, Carr Island, Deer Island and back to Cashman Park with the out going tide, 4.6 miles.
Annual Greek Food Festival. Featuring assorted Greek Foods and Pastries such as Gyro, Lamb Shanks, Lamb and Chicken Souvlaki (Kabobs), Spinach Pie, Pastichio, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Baklava, Koulourakia, Kourambiethes and Much, Much More! Live Greek Music Friday and Saturday night 5-9pm!
Yankee Homecoming invites you to the Seventh Annual High School Battle of the Bands. Local High School aged bands will compete to see who rises to the top and wins the opportunity to open for a YHC Waterfront Concert as well as cash and prizes! Watch local student bands battle it out on the stage, and help your favorite band by voting for them!