CAPE ANN BIG BAND PERFORMS AT FREE MUSIC ON MEETINGHOUSE GREEN CONCERT FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 31, 2022

CAPE ANN BIG BAND PERFORMS AT FREE MUSIC ON MEETINGHOUSE GREEN CONCERT ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 AT 6:00 P.M.
The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation welcomes the Cape Ann Big Band in the final concert of the seventh season of Music on Meetinghouse Green
at the corner of Middle and Church Streets in Gloucester at 6:00 p.m.

Here’s a local ensemble with a huge fan base that needs little introduction. Get your seats early as this high-powered group will draw a capacity audience.
The Cape Ann Big Band, made up of 17 talented local musicians, has made a lasting impact on the Cape Ann community with their signature sound,
high energy, and extensive repertoire. Take a step back in time as the Cape Ann Big Band lights up the night with their unforgettable performances of
jazz, swing, New Orleans, soul, and rock ‘n roll favorites.

Your free-will donations will benefit the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation, organizer of this unique series of nine free summer evening concerts that
feature outstanding local talent and support local non-profit partners all in a relaxed and family-friendly environment. The GMF will also be celebrating
the latest phase of restoration of the historic 1806 Meetinghouse with the successful completion of the preservation of the 125-foot belltower. The evening’s
food vendor is the Causeway, offering up their popular seafood favorites.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Now in its seventh season, Music on Meetinghouse Green features nine free Friday evening concerts from July 8 to September 9. Performances are held on the
Green with great music, favorite foods from local vendors, and a different North Shore non-profit organization benefits each week through free-will donations
from the audience. 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.

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.

PLATINUM: John and Janis Bell, J.J. and Jackie Bell, Karen Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, J. Linzee Coolidge, Scobie Ward, GOLD: BOMCO, Mary Hintlian,
Trish Roach and Rob Martin, Mary Weissblum, SILVER: JoeAnn Hart and Gordon Baird, Landesign, Susan Mckain and Ken Steiner, Charles Nazarian,
John and Sandra Ronan, BRONZE: Jerry Ackerman, Peter Calkins and Susan Casey, Jonathan Golding and Sally Bradley-Golding, Joe and Maggie Rosa,
Kathleen and Peter Van Demark, Kathleen Williams

For more information, a full schedule of upcoming concerts and events, and to sign up for the GMF newsletter, visit www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org.

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