Mari Martin on the Meetinghouse Green

August 6, 2021

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation presents Mari Martin in a free Friday evening concert on Meetinghouse Green at the corner of Middle and Church Street, August 13 at 6:00 p.m.
Mari Martin has been enthralling audiences from Cape Ann to Santa Barbara with her compelling voice and signature stage presence for over 25 years. Her influences and songs range from the Beatles to Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones to Billie Holiday. Add a dash or two of Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald and Eric Clapton and you can hear her musical versatility.

Free-will donations go to the evening’s featured local non-profit partner, HAWC, a group committed to ending the domestic violence epidemic, educating the community, and offering help for abused women, children, and men in Massachusetts. Local food vendor for the evening is Jalapenos. The 2021 summer music series is dedicated in memory of Harry Hintlian for his encouragement, generosity, and for making the Meetinghouse a net zero building. For more information, a full schedule of upcoming concerts, and to sign up for the GMF newsletter, visit


Mari Martin has performed at the Shalin Liu, the Cabot, the Obie Awards in Los Angeles, the Majestic Ventura Concert Theater, Santa Barbara’s Lobero and Granada Theatres, and hundreds of weddings, events, benefit concerts, and clubs from the East Coast to the West Coast. She has sung back-up for Kenny Loggins, opened for and shared the stage with Tower of Power, WAR, the Moody Blues, Travis Tritt, the Average White Band, Alan Parsons, and many others.  As Mari wrote over 20 years ago on her website, she continues to pursue her life and musical career with gratitude and joy.

Music on Meetinghouse Green, now in its sixth season, features nine free Friday evening concerts with great music, favorite foods from local vendors, and benefits a different North Shore non-profit organization each week through free-will donations from the audience. Concert goers bring lawn chairs and blankets to spread out across the spacious green. Performances are handicap accessible, parking on the Green is limited to persons with disabilities only.

Founded in 2015, the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is dedicated to preserving the landmark building as a civic hub, entertainment venue, and community center. In addition to its work to preserve the historic 1806 Meetinghouse, GMF is currently raising funds to restore Meetinghouse Green to provide a safe and more flexible outdoor concert and event venue.

Thanks to our Sponsors all the series’ expenses, such as for the musicians, are pre-paid. 100% of the free-will donations go to our non-profit community partners.

Platinum              John & Janis Bell, J.J. & Jackie Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, J. Linzee Coolidge, Scobie Ward

Gold                      BOMCO, Michael & Mary Ann Bresnan, Landesign, Inc.

Silver                     Anonymous, Tom Burger & Andrée Robert, JoeAnn Hart & Gordon Baird, Pat Johnson & Jeff Henderson, Susan McKain & Ken Steiner, Charles Nazarian, John & Sandra Ronan

Bronze                  Jerry Ackerman, Karen Bell, Pamela Bynum & Henry Ferrara, Peter Calkins & Susan Casey, Frederick Cowan, Richard Gardner, Rev. Janet Parsons, Dick Prouty, Joe & Maggie Rosa, Peter & Kathleen Van Demark, Kathleen Williams, Sarah Willwerth-Dyer & Michael Dyer


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