Coming Soon to Rockport, MA
Friday, April 26 at 8:00pm
One of the most accomplished and revered songwriters working today (penning Grammy-winning hits for Tim McGraw and Little Big Town among others), Stoughton’s own Lori McKenna makes her Rockport debut on the heels of her acclaimed new country folk record The Tree.
Mari Black Trio
Sunday, May 5 at 7:00pm
A genre-crossing fiddling sensation, Boston-based Mari Black has created a devoted following founded on the strength of her remarkable playing, infectious compositions and stylistic shapeshifting that covers everything from Scottish reels to jazz to klezmer to American string band music. She’ll be making her Rockport debut!
Sunday, May 12 at 5:00pm
A two-time Grammy nominee, legendary acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke is known for his signature fingerpicking style drawing from blues, jazz and folk music and his syncopated, polyphonic melodies. Widely recognized as a master of his instrument, he has collaborated on records with legends such as John Fahey, Chet Atkins and Lyle Lovett.
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. On top of putting out his acclaimed new record, Driven, Johnny was just recently asked to play lead guitar in the legendary blues rock supergroup of The Yardbirds.
Sunday, May 19 at 8:00pm
The Ballroom Thieves return to Rockport on the heels of their most recent release, the 2018 EP Paper Crown, which finds the trio mining immense melodies and hypnotic hooks from personal stories.
Wednesday, May 22 at 8:00pm
Thursday, May 23 at 8:00pm
The iconic jazz guitarist, winner of 20 Grammy Awards and the youngest member of the prestigious DownBeat Hall of Fame, makes his Rockport debut in a solo performance.
Glenn Crytzer- The Savoy Seven
Saturday, June 1 at 8:00pm
Glenn Crytzer and the Savoy Seven bring their “vintage American jazz” to Rockport for their Shalin Liu Performance Center debut! Their superlative musicianship and unbridled swing is fueled by each musician's genuine love for playing pre-war jazz, bringing to life the music of this bygone age with stunning authenticity.
Sunday, June 2 at 5:00pm
The iconic Grammy-winning vocal virtuoso comes to Rockport for the first time! McFerrin's diversity and range are incomparable. Drawing on all genres, demonstrating matchless improvisational skills and an ability to create new vocabularies on the fly, he never fails to dazzle.
Christian McBride & Tip City
Friday, June 7 at 8:00pm
One of the most exciting jazz artists of the modern era, bassist Christian McBride has redefined both his instrument and the perceived boundaries of jazz itself. Unafraid to dip his toes into R&B, funk, pop, fusion or big band, McBride’s massive technical and compositional skills have launched him into the rarified air of bonafide jazz masters.
Saturday, June 7 at 8:00pm
Road to Newport
The acclaimed vocal-based indie-folk trio (Sylvan Esso’s Amelia Meath, Molly Erin Sarlé and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig) make their Rockport debut, touring on the strength of their lauded sophomore record Magic Ship.
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.