4Ever Fab to play at Gentile Bandstand

Beatles Tribute band, 4Ever Fab, appears in concert on Sunday, August 11, 2019, at 7pm at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand, Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester MA. This outstanding band returns to the bandstand with a terrific and genuine Beatles sound. This show features spot-on renditions of your classic Beatles favorites.

This concert is sponsored by Cape Ann Savings Bank, who will provide free ice cream treats to the audience. The concert is free to the public. Parking is free and the venue and rest rooms are wheelchair-accessible. Bring a blanket or chair and perhaps a picnic dinner. The rain date is Tuesday, August 14, 7pm. For further information please visit DavidLBenjamin.com or call 978-281-2286

Martin & Kelley bring Country to Gentile Bandstand

The exciting Country act of Martin & Kelly make their Gloucester concert debut on Sunday, August 4, at 7pm at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand, Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester MA. Jilly Martin and Ryan Brooks Kelly are rising stars presenting a quality show for all. The free concert is sponsored by Institution for Savings. Parking is free and the venue and rest rooms are wheelchair-accessible. Bring a blanket or chair and perhaps picnic dinner. The rain date is Wednesday, August 7, 7pm. For further information please visit David@LBenjamin.com or call 978-281-2286.

EXQUISITE LAVENDER-HUED SNOW LIGHT

Whenever I’m out doing errands, if time allows, I try to take the “long” way around. The sun was beginning to shine through the storm clouds while the snow was still falling when I stopped to capture the beautiful shadowy and pale lavender-gray hues at Stage Fort Park. The pretty grays lasted only a few moments, but I was so glad to have taken the long way.

33 YEARS OF SUMMER CONCERTS AT THE ANTONIO GENTILE BANDSTAND!

The summer of 2019 will mark the 33rd year of concerts under the stars at the Stage Fort Park Antonio Gentile Bandstand. Summer concerts began in 1986, founded by a group of former band students of retired Gloucester High School band director Antonio F. Gentile.

The Antonio Gentile Bandstand is located at Stage Fort Park in Gloucester. David Benjamin will be posting the concert series schedule in the coming months.

 

 

4EVER FAB AT THE ANTONIO GENTILE BANDSTAND AUGUST 12TH

 

Beatles Tribute band, 4Ever Fab, appears in concert on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at 7pm at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand, Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester MA. This outstanding band returns to the bandstand with a terrific and genuine Beatles sound. This show features spot-on renditions of your classic Beatles favorite.

This concert is sponsored by Cape Ann Savings Bank, who will provide free ice cream treats to the audience. The concert is free to the public. Parking is free and the venue and rest rooms are wheelchair-accessible. Bring a blanket or chair and perhaps a picnic dinner. The rain date is Tuesday, August 14, 7pm. For further information please visit DavidLBenjamin.com or call 978-281-2286

MARTIN AND KELLY AT THE ANTONIO GENTILE BANDSTAND SUNDAY AUGUST 5TH

The exciting Country act of Martin & Kelly make their Gloucester concert debut on Sunday, August 5, at 7pm at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand, Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester MA. Jilly Martin and Ryan Brooks Kelly are rising stars presenting a quality show for all. The free concert is sponsored by Institution for Savings. Parking is free and the venue and rest rooms are wheelchair-accessible. Bring a blanket or chair and perhaps picnic dinner. The rain date is Wednesday, August 8. For further information please visit DavidLBenjamin.com or call 978-281-2286.

 

Gloucester’s Stage Fort Park is spectacular | historic photos and summer concert series

Here are some scenes from July 23rd  during the 4 Ever Fab Beatles nicely played tribute band evening sponsored by Cape Ann Savings Bank, part of the 2017 line up for the annual Stage Fort Park summer concert series at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand. See the full 2017 schedule here  The crowd brought chairs and blankets. What a venue!

IMG_20170723_201232 (1)

Stage Fort Bark summer concert series beatles tribute band July 2017

IMG_20170723_201912 (1)

 

 

We walked to Stage Fort Park from City Hall and could hear 4 Ever Band on the approach from the Boulevard, and later Tablet Rock where we settled in with a picnic dinner. The band sounded great!

Here’s Stage Fort Park in 1901 with it’s grassy meadow expanse.

Thomas Warren Sears stage fort park!

 

When you zoom in you can see the big ‘Battery K’-  for the Civil War 1861 to 1865 Fort Conant.

detail battery k

 

And this weekend.

IMG_20170723_201439 (1)

 

Here’s a gorgeous aerial photo from the 1907 Tablet Rock dedication. There are several modes of transportation by land and sea. The well worn road was ground in from years of steady use, carriage trade and automobiles in this picture. The road is still prominent today.

tablet rock gorgeous

Note the tents in this one.

tents 4a18114v

 

Here’s another angle and a closer picture from the ground

4a22293v loc

John Hays Hammond, Sr. with his daughter Natalie (not looking happily back at the photographer). She pulled back the cord for the reveal. Hammond orchestrated and compelled the press coverage.

I’ll go into more details about the commission with Part II.

4a18297u

Here’s a detail of the plaque in 1907

detail from 1907 opening

stage fort gazebo old location.png

 

Beatles Tribute band, 4Ever Fab – This Sunday at Stage Fort Park

Beatles Tribute band, 4Ever Fab, appears in concert on Sunday, July 23,2017, at 7pm at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand, Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester MA. This outstanding band returns to the bandstand with a terrific and genuine Beatles sound. This show features spot-on renditions of your classic Beatles favorite.

This concert is sponsored by Cape Ann Savings Bank, who will provide free ice cream treats to the audience. The concert is free to the public. Parking is free and the venue and rest rooms are wheelchair-accessible. Bring a blanket or chair and perhaps a picnic dinner. The rain date is Wednesday, July 26. For further information please visit DavidLBenjamin.com or call 978-281-0543

Annual Gloucester outdoor summer concert series Antonio Gentile Bandstand Stage Fort Park

Plenty of room!
IMG_20170519_162332
Does anyone have photos or film of Sylvester “hooley” Ahola at Stage Fort? 1983 Nick Dellow interview

2017 Summer Concert Series- Sunday nights Free

Stage Fort Park, Hough Ave., Gloucester, MA
All Concerts feature a rain date of the following Wednesday evening at 7pM
July 9 The Continentals (Pop rock band) sponsored by Gloucester Rotary
July 16 Compaq Big Band (jazz) sponsored by Uncle Tony Precision Roofing
July 23 4 Ever Fab The Beatles nicely played tribute band sponsored by Cape Ann Savings Bank
July 30 Southern City Big Band (country) sponsored by Cape Ann Market Place Realty
August 6 American Classics “Salute to Broadway” (cabaret) sponsored by Institution for Savings
August 13 Old Cold Tater with Chick & Ellen (acoustic bluegrass) sponsored by Cazeault solar & Home
August 20, Cape Ann Community Big Band, sponsored by Bank Gloucester
August 27, Lee Lewis and the Doo Wop Allstars, sponsored by Gloucester Lodge of Elks
For Concert information contact:
David L. Benjamin, David@DavidLBenjamin.com
Awesome Corporate Sponsors
       
Sully’s Auto Body

Rain date this Wednesday ~ The Antonio Gentile Bandstand Summer Concert with The Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester and Old Cold Tater 7.31.2013

antoniogentilebandstandhttp://www.davidlbenjamin.com/Antonio-Gentile-Bandstand.html

2013 Summer Concert Series

Stage Fort Park, Hough Ave., Gloucester, MA

All Concerts feature a rain date of the following

Wednesday evening at 7pm

7:00 pm Honky Tonk Women Of Gloucester and Old Cold Tater

honky-tonk-llanesville

http://honkytonkwomenofgloucester.com/tag/honky-tonk-women-of-gloucester/

old-cold-taterhttp://www.oldcoldtater.com/

Sunday’s FREE Bandstand Concert Tops Off Perfect Gloucester Weekend

It’s a weekend of community entertainment starting tonight at Harbor Loop; then tomorrow’s Cape Ann Big Band benefit for returning veterans at Gloucester House, Saturday’s Block Party and Sunday’s Bandstand Concert at Stage Fort Park featuring Overdrive.  These Bandstand concerts are a perfect example of how to bring a celebrated, centuries old New England tradition into the 21st century.  Bravo David Benjamin!

BandstandSeason2013

Antonio Gentile Bandstand ♪♫♪ Music In Gloucester ♪♫♪ 2013 Summer Concert Series

2013 Summer Concert Series

Stage Fort Park, Hough Ave., Gloucester, MA

All Concerts feature a rain date of the following

Wednesday evening at 7pm

July 7 , 7pm 

 North Shore Acappella

a cappella

 Compaq Big Band (Jazz)

capann bb1

July 21, 7pm

Overdrive (R & B with Horns)

overdrive 1

July 28, 7pm

Honky Tonk Women & Old Cold Tater

HonkyTonk-OldCold

August 4, 7pm

Walker Creek Band (Classic Rock)

WalkerCreek


August 11, 7pm

Grupo Fantasia (Latin & World Music)

Grupo

August 18, 7pm

Cape Ann Community Band (Concert Band)


Cape_Ann_Com_Band-Concert_Band

August 26, 7pm

Cape Ann Big Band

CapeAnnBigBand2

click here for more details>   http://www.davidlbenjamin.com/Antonio-Gentile-Bandstand.html

Stage Fort Park Concert

Came upon an unexpected free concert at the Stage Fort Park bandstand Friday evening. The 195th Army Band from Belfast. Maine. Cheif Warrant Officer/Conductor, Brady Harris lead the group and we enjoyed some great jazz music and lovely lighting. A fish sandwich at the Cupboard made for a neat little impromptu picnic.

Concert

Click for more upcoming concerts, (including one tonight!) at the bandstand.

Gloucester bandstand concert pays tribute to Herb Pomeroy on Aug. 9

From the Beacon

HP3The 2009 Summer Concert Series at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand in Stage Fort Park in Gloucester continues Sunday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. with The Herb Pomeroy Tribute Concert, featuring Donna Byrne and the Herb Pomeroy Band with Greg Hopkins. The concert includes tunes from the songbook they used for many years.

This is the first time the band has played together since the bandstand concert at Stage Fort Park in August 2007, the weekend after Pomeroy’s death.

“Longtime Herb Pomeroy collaborator Donna Byrne was greatly affected by Herb’s death and she decided to retire soon after his passing,” said concert organizer David Benjamin. “Aug. 9 will be Byrne’s first public performance in quite a while and the first that Herb’s band has played together since 2007.”

The musicians are donating their fees to the Herb Pomeroy Scholarship Fund at Berklee College of Music.

For more info, click here.