Coming Soon to Rockport, MA
Thursday, August 8 at 8:00 PM
A delightfully quirky and wholly original jazz singer, Edmonson fuses vintage Brill Building pop with 60’s lounge, and a hefty dose of sophisticated, timeless sounding originals for a style that is uniquely her own. The Texas native is touring off her critically-adored new record Old Fashioned Gal.
Friday, August 9 at 8:00 PM
An acclaimed pianist equally at home with straight ahead jazz and classical music, Diehl creates a sophisticated urbane soundscape that has critics like the New York Times lauding his “melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint.” Recent projects have found the pianist running the gamut from Gershwin to Philip Glass, and from Jelly Roll Morton to Mozart, keeping delighted audiences on their toes.
Saturday, August 10 at 8:00 PM
Performing a particularly jubilant take on the “hot jazz” style of the early 20th century (think Fats Waller, Django Reinhardt, etc.), New York City’s Hot Sardines make their Rockport debut! Fronted by the sweet and sassy vocals of Elizabeth Bougerol, and bandleader/pianist Evan Palazzo, the Hot Sardines are redefining vintage swing for the new age.
Ulysses Owens Jr.
Sunday, August 11 at 2:00 PM
An artist “who takes a backseat to no one” (The New York Times), Ulysses Owens, Jr. is one of today’s premier drummers, as well as a producer, composer, educator, and entrepreneur. Admired for his sensitive, fiery and complex playing, he has earned two Grammy’s for recordings with Kurt Elling and Christian McBride.
Jack DeJohnette-Coltrane-Garrison Trio
Sunday, August 11 at 8:00 PM
One of the most heralded drummers in the history of jazz, NEA Jazz Master and Grammy Award winner Jack DeJohnette has established an unchallenged reputation as one of the greatest drummers in the history of the genre. DeJohnette brought Ravi Coltrane and Matthew Garrison together to perform the music of John Coltrane, this Trio explores open improvisation in addition to their own compositions.
Wednesday, August 14 at 8:00 PM
The North Carolina string band fuses traditional mountain music with shades of modern pop songwriting and impeccable harmonies for a powerful and compelling original sound. They’ll be making their Rockport debut touring in support of their latest release, Edges Run.
Thursday, August 15 at 8:00 PM
One of Nashville’s most beloved songwriters, Darrell Scott’s tunes have been covered by the likes of the Dixie Chicks (”Long Time Gone”), Brad Paisley and Tim McGraw among many others. Though lauded for his songwriting, Scott’s a powerful and soulful singer in his own right.
Ben Wendel Seasons Band
Friday, August 16 at 8:00 PM
A Grammy nominated and award-winning saxophonist, bassoonist, and composer, Ben Wendel has received both critical acclaim for his cotemporary takes on projects like “The Seasons,” inspired by Tchaikovsky’s work. He is a founding member of the Grammy nominated group Kneebody and has received multiple awards and accolades as a composer.
Sunday, August 18 at 7:00 PM
A tremendously talented Grammy-nominated songwriter and pianist, Jim Brickman has created an ever-growing, devoted fanbase on the strength of beloved, platinum-selling hits like “Angel Eyes” and “Valentine (with Martina McBride).
Sunday, September 1 at 7:00 PM
Forging a vibrant and wholly distinct path in today’s bluegrass circuit, Della Mae has quickly become one of the most sought after roots music ensembles in the country. The all-female bluegrass supergroup from Nashville (via Boston) blend tradition with a boundary-defying sound, able to recall vintage string band sounds while folding in elements of rock, soul, folk and country.
1964: The Tribute
Friday, September 6 at 8:00 PM
Since the early 80’s, “1964”…The Tribute has been thrilling audiences all over the globe with what Rolling Stone Magazine has called the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth.” “1964” …The Tribute takes their audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in all of our hearts forever. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute in the world.
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.