Music on Meetinghouse Green

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2022

GLOUCESTER MEETINGHOUSE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 7TH SEASON OF
MUSIC ON MEETINGHOUSE GREEN, FREE FRIDAY EVENING CONCERTS AT 6:00 P.M.

Back for the seventh season, Music on Meetinghouse Green features the best in musical entertainment, with everything from Jazz, classic rock ‘n roll and cabaret, to Klezmer, punk, and Middle Eastern fusion! Food vendors offer up delicious audience favorites. Each week a local Cape Ann non-profit organization is featured and supported by freewill donations.

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation has been organizing this series since 2016 which has continued to grow in audience popularity and in support for Cape Ann’s non-profit community. Last year’s season attracted more than 2,500 concertgoers and raised more than $15,000 all of which benefitted local non-profits.

The series of nine free outdoor concerts runs from July 8 to September 9 and performances are held on Meetinghouse Green at the corner of Middle and Church Streets in Gloucester. Concerts begin at 6:00 p.m. and conclude at 8:30 p.m. Some chairs will be provided and audience members are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Picnic with delicious local food from our vendors or bring your own. Performances are handicapped accessible and parking on the Green is limited to persons with disabilities.

The John Baboian Ensemble has opened the season in support of Pathways for Children in years past and will, once again, kick off the 2022 season of Music on Meetinghouse Green. Baboian is a well-known Jazz guitarist and composer and frequently teams up with fellow musicians from the Berklee College of Music. He has shared the stage with music legends both here and abroad.

ABOUT THE GLOUCESTER MEETINGHOUSE FOUNDATION
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. The GMF has received a $130,000 grant from the Community Preservation Act and a $2,000 grant from the Essex Heritage Partnership Grant Program towards a total project goal of $340,000. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2023.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Thanks to our sponsors, many of whom have contributed since the series’ first year, all of the season’s expenses for musicians and logistics are fully paid making it possible for 100% of audience donations to go directly to our non-profit partners.

MUSIC ON MEETINGHOUSE GREEN FULL SCHEDULE

DATE MUSICIANS NON-PROFIT PARTNER FOOD VENDOR
July 8 John Baboian Ensemble Pathways for Children Causeway
July 15 Ezekiel’s Wheels Backyard Growers Causeway
July 22 Alex Minasian Quartet Maritime Gloucester Crepes du Jour
July 29 Rhiannon Hurst and Quartet Open Door Lobster Roller
August 5 What Time Is It, Mr. Fox North Shore Health Project Rhea Pizzeria
August  12 The Goddesses HAWC Lobster Roller
August 19 Willie Alexander’s

Persistence of Memory Orchestra

Grace Center Crepes du Jour
August 26 Hye Fusion Gloucester Education Foundation Rhea Pizzeria
September 9 Cape Ann Big Band Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation Causeway

 

For more information about the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation, programs and events, or to sign up for the concert mailing list, please visit www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org.

 

2 thoughts on “Music on Meetinghouse Green

  1. I’m glad to get this information. I moved to Gloucester at the end of 2016 and with one thing and another didn’t find out about this series until this year. Thanks!

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  2. I just heard Rhiannon Hurst for the first time. What a great voice! She is channeling a much older soul! I saw that she is playing July 29th. Do you have any more specifics about time and place. She is really talented!

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