Coming Soon to Rockport, MA


 

Steve Earle

Friday, March 1 at 8:00pm

An old school troubadour with a rabble-rousing streak a mile wide, Steve Earle has been on the forefront of roots music for more than 30 years.

 

Celtic Tenors

Friday, March 8 at 8:00pm

The internationally acclaimed Celtic Tenors make their Rockport debut with a program highlighting many of the Emerald Isle’s most cherished songs. 

 

Cyrille Aimée

Sunday, March 10 at 8:00pm

Winner of the Montreux and Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competitions, the dynamic young Cyrille brings an exotic, highly rhythmic-based approach to jazz singing, incorporating a Gallic gypsy swing with hints of salsa and samba into well-worn standards and original compositions.

 

George Winston

Thursday, March 21 at 8:00pm

One of the most successful and recognized solo pianists in the world, George Winston brings his remarkably enduring and highly imitated “rural folk piano” style to Rockport to perform his Summer program.

 

Secret Sisters

Friday, March 21 at 8:00pm

The Grammy-nominated country folk siblings from Muscle Shoals, AL have exploded onto the Americana scene, due largely to their sweet, sisterly harmonies and their vintage Nashville/Southern gothic hybrid sound.

 

Marc Broussard

Saturday, March 23 at 8:00pm

A Louisiana soul singer and guitarist with a killer swamp pop pedigree, Marc Broussard has created a sound that borrows liberally from blues, rock, pop, gospel and R&B to form an infectious hybrid of deep Southern roots music.

 

BoDeans

Wednesday, April 3 at 8:00pm

The Midwestern roots rockers, best known for their 1993 smash hit “Closer to Free,” make their Rockport debut on the heels of their newest record, 13. They’ll be performing a rare all-acoustic set culled from their impressive 30 year career.   

 

JD Souther

Saturday, April 6 at 8:00pm

A songwriting legend and country rock pioneer, JD Souther returns to Rockport armed with a veritable treasure trove of classics, including several made famous by The Eagles (“Heartache Tonight,” “Best of My Love”) and Linda Ronstadt (“Faithless Love”).

 

Accent

Sunday, April 7 at 8:00pm

Drawing inspiration from the vocal pop pioneers who preceded them, Accent is forging a new path, melding jazz, pop and contemporary a cappella into one sound.

 

Dougie MacLean

Thursday, April 11 at 8:00pm

One of Scotland’s most revered singer-songwriters and instrumentalists, the venerable troubadour made his name in the Scottish traditional folk scene of the 70’s with bands like the Tannahill Weavers and Silly Wizard before going solo with beloved hits like “Caledonia” and “The Gael.”

 

Eileen Ivers

Saturday, April 11 at 8:00pm

As the original music star of Riverdance and a founding member of Cherish the Ladies, the Grammy Award-winning fiddler Eileen Ivers has established herself as one of the most internationally beloved and acclaimed Celtic fiddlers in the world.

 

Squirrel Nut Zippers

Thursday, April 18 at 8:00pm

Largely responsible for helping launch the swing revival of the 90’s with their beloved platinum-selling classic Hot, the Squirrel Nut Zippers still bring that same infectious hybrid of supercharged gypsy swing and New Orleans jazz to their newest release, Beasts of Burgundy

 

Kenny Barron

Sunday, April 20 at 8:00pm

Honored by The National Endowment for the Arts as a 2010 Jazz Master, Kenny Barron has an unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms. He returns to Rockport on the heels of his Blue Note Records debut Concentric Circles.

 

Johnny A

Saturday, May 18 at 8:00pm

One of the most revered guitarists working the scene today, Boston’s own Johnny A. has created a decade-spanning career built on his virtuosic playing, compositional fortitude and distinctive style.

 

Shalin Liu Performance Center

Our go-to venue in Rockport is the Shalin Liu Performance Center located at 37 Main Street, which has an 334 person capacity.