ON-SALE ALERT: Tickets just went on sale for John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band with special guest Charlie Farren

John Cafferty singing one of his #1 hits with the audience at The Larcom in January photo Sheila Roberts Orlando

Most of you who follow us know that we present concerts just down the road at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre¬†(among other venues).

This summer we’ll also be presenting concerts at The Cabot — and the first one we’ve put on sale is John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band with special guest Charlie Farren¬†on Friday, July 31 — and it’s helping us answer two questions at once: “When are you bringing John Cafferty back?” and “When are you bringing Charlie Farren back?”

We figured¬†this summer was the perfect time to party at The Cabot with these 2 high-energy rock stars, who haven’t performed together on stage for years.

It’s an All Ages show with reserved seats starting at¬†only $25. ¬†Get your tickets now (RIGHT HERE) because this show will sell quickly!

Cape Ann Winter Solstice on Cape Ann TV Starting Tonight

If you missed this stellar December 20th show at Gloucester’s UU Church,¬†hosted by Allen Estes and featuring Charlie Farren and Danielle Miraglia — or if you were there and want to re-live the extraordinary experience of that magical night, you can watch the entire concert¬†on Cape Ann TV cable channel 12 tonight (WED) at 8pm. ¬†¬†Thanks to Jim Capillo for his excellent work on this show. ¬†Here’s a teaser he put together for us.

It airs again tomorrow at 9am, Friday at 9:30pm, Saturday at 11am and 9pm, and Sunday at 9pm.  Check the schedule here for updates.

Save $5 on CAPE ANN WINTER SOLSTICE TICKETS if you get them at Liquor Locker before 3pm today

WinterSolsticeBenefit2014Tickets for tonight’s Cape Ann Winter Solstice benefit for Gloucester’s UU Meetinghouse Restoration are only $20 in advance at The Liquor Locker 287 Main Street. But you can only get those tickets until 3pm today.

After that, tickets are $25 at the door.

Plus we have a few VIP tickets left on-line here.

We realize this holiday season can be hectic and stressful. ¬†That’s why this year’s Solstice concert is designed to take you away and¬†give you an new appreciation for the power of acoustic music in a magical space to cleanse the soul.

When you hear Boston rock star Charlie Farren’s hits like ‚ÄėFool In Love‚Äô and ‚ÄėYou are the Only One‚Äô solo with guitar in this intimate room, you’ll feel them even more deeply than the electric versions.¬† Add Danielle Miraglia‚Äôs soulful blues with slide guitar and mix in Gloucester‚Äôs iconic Americana singer/songwriter Allen Estes as host and we¬†guarantee you‚Äôll leave having been taken to a place you’ve never experienced before.

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” outside. ¬†Join us tonight and feel the holiday spirit inside.

Here’s a taste of what it will be like:


Big weekend for local music stars: Tonight @ 7:30, Tomorrow AM @ 9

HenriCDCoverTonight at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre, Gloucester’s¬†Henri Smith releases his first CD in a decade (recorded live at the Larcom in March) with a concert celebration that will, of course, include dancing a traditional New Orleans Second Line parade in the aisles.

Vickie and I produced the CD and Vickie designed the CD case and disc.

This will be your last chance to get your CD signed by Henri and the band before the holidays.  Very good seats still available in the balcony (here) and a few good seats also left in the orchestra (here).

L-R: Allen Estes, Aurelia Nelson, Charlie Farren

Tomorrow morning Allen Estes & Charlie Farren are Aurelia Nelson’s guests on her 104.9 show Curtain Up at 9am (Worth getting up for!)

You get to hear a new song and a taste of the Solstice experience you can expect next Saturday 12/20 when they perform with young, rising Boston Blues star, Danielle Miraglia¬†in a benefit for Gloucester’s UU Church Meetingbouse Restoration. ¬†This will be a festive night of original rock, blues and Americana music with a few traditional holiday sing-along favorites. ¬†Tickets are still available. ¬†Get them here.


BREAKING NEWS: Charlie Farren to headline Cape Ann Winter Solstice – Get Tix Tomorrow (SAT) At the Cape Ann Farmers Market Before they go on sale to the public

Just Announced: Boston Rock Star¬†Charlie Farren of FARRENHEIT and THE JOE PERRY PROJECT will headline this year’s Cape Ann Winter Solstice concert¬†hosted by Allen Estes¬†with Rising Boston Blues Star Danielle Miraglia (who blew the crowd away¬†with James Montgomery at this year’s Celebrate Gloucester benefit for The Open Door).

You can get tickets to this very special event at The Cape Ann Farmers Market’s first Indoor Market is tomorrow (SAT) 10am – 1pm at Gloucester’s UU Church. Just go to the Farmers Market and look for the UU Church table.


How to catch up on everything you missed — or thought you missed

For all of you who missed recent TV & Radio premieres and shows, here’s how you can catch up:
Henley Douglas premiered on Meg Griffin’s Sirius Radio show last Friday (see details in this post). ¬†Catch it again tomorrow (Sat) at 9pm. ¬†Then again Sun, Mar 3 @ 5pm and Mon, Mar 25 @ 4pm.

Charlie Farren premiered on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes on Wednesday (see details in this post)  Catch him again on Sunday 2/24 @ 6pm.  Then again on Wed 2/27 @6:30pm, Fri 3/1 @ 1:30pm and Sun 3/3 @ 6pm.

chelseaChelsea Berry’s shows at Shalin Liu, originally scheduled for February 8 & 9 have been rescheduled to next weekend (Fri 3/1 and Sat 3/2). ¬†Saturday is sold out, but you can still get seats to Friday 3/1 here.

The Henri Smith / Charles Nevile benefit for Y Teens Rebuild New Orleans originally scheduled for Feb 8 has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 6.  You can still get tickets and VIP Packages here.

Last, but certainly not least, this weekend you can choose from 2 dozen live shows all over Cape Ann — and plenty of them with start times early enough to bring the kids. ¬†See the complete weekend live music schedule here.

Charlie Farren on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes Tonight 6:30pm

Boston rock star Charlie Farren (lead singer/guitarist for The Joe Perry Project & Farrenheight) has emerged as an outstanding solo acoustic artist, who has always been known for great songs and great singing.  He proves why as the featured guest on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes, which premieres tonight at 6:30pm on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.

You may remember that a couple of years ago, Charlie teamed up with Jon Butcher (another Boston rock star Рsee Jon Butcher videos here) to form Farren, Butcher, Inc. (FBI).  Perhaps you remember their spectacular benefit for the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team at Cruiseport!

Here’s a sneak preview of tonight’s premiere with Charlie singing his smash hit You Are The Only One. ¬†Watch and you’ll know why he’s a star!

After you catch the show tonight at 6:30 there are excellent live music choices in town, making it very hard to choose. ¬†They’re all free and they start at 7,8 and 9, so you could try to catch some of every show. ¬†Check out the complete live music schedule here.

If you missed Jon Butcher last night, watch this video

As we reported last night (in this post), Allen Estes joined Jon Butcher and Charlie Farren on Jon’s song Coleman Mine that he wrote for the HBO series Deadwood. ¬†Jon and Charlie performed with James Montgomery and David Hull to a sold out house at Shalin Liu. ¬†If you missed it, here’s the song from Allen’s show Local Music Seen.

You can catch the full show tomorrow (Sunday) at 6pm on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.

Great music tonight and tomorrow starting at 11am.  See the full live music schedule here.

Music tips for this weekend that you might not know about

Chelsea Berry will be Aurelia Nelson’s¬†featured guest on her North Shore 104.9 show Curtain Up this Sunday, Jan 20, at 9am. ¬†You don’t even have to get out of bed. ¬†Just tune your clock radio to 104.9 and set it to go off at 8:59am. ¬†Lie in bed and listen comfortably.

If you saw Jon Butcher on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes, you’ll know he’s playing at Shalin Liu tonight with James Montgomery,¬†Charlie Farren & David Hull. ¬†As of this post there were about 15 tickets left and you can get them here. ¬†Jon may ask Allen to join him on a song they performed together on the Local Music Seen.

Another good bet for tonight is Renee & Joe @ Minglewood Tavern.  Here they are at Latitude 43 for the November Berklee in Gloucester show:

As for the rest of the weekend, we honestly don’t have any idea how you’re going to choose from over 2 dozen excellent shows — and plenty of them early enough to take the kids. ¬†Here’s the complete live music lineup.