ALVIN FOSTER AND THE SOUL ECLECTIC BAND ROCKS AT FINAL
GLOUCESTER MEETINGHOUSE CONCERT
Friday, September 6 free concert on Meetinghouse Green
Alvin Foster and his Soul Eclectic Band will have you boogying to the beats of Motown and Soul, at the final concert of the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation’s summer concert series, Music on Meetinghouse Green, on Friday, September 6, from 6:30 PM to 8 PM. Foster and his band will take you back in time to the 60s, 70s and 80s. “We will play soul music underpinning Black people’s courage to be happy and celebrate life, love, spirituality, and growth, in the face of racism,” explains Foster.
Boston-based Foster found his musical passions through youthful immersion in Hip-Hop, Soul, and Jazz. His musical influences include Miles Davis, James Brown, Lou Rawls, Anita Baker, and Aretha Franklin. He has been performing to great acclaim in the Boston area for over ten years. Foster and the Soul Eclectic Band use timeless gems to deliver a fun-filled and thoughtful musical experience.
Alvin Foster is a vocalist, music director, songwriter, and faculty member of the Berklee College of Music, his alma mater, where he teaches Ensemble. He has arranged, directed, or performed for events honoring Berry Gordy, Harry Belafonte, and Lena Horne to name a few. He currently serves as Executive Director for SaveOurSelves Productions, a multi-faceted musical platform that produces live concerts, studio recordings, publications, and educational clinics.
Each week Music on Meetinghouse Green partners with a different non-profit organization to raise awareness for the services they provide to the local community. At the September 6 concert, the audience is invited to contribute a freewill donation to the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation, founded in 2015. The mission of the Meetinghouse Restoration Project is to complete a historically informed but fully functional building restoration, both to preserve this important landmark and to be a cultural gathering place for all of Gloucester and Cape Ann. Gloucester-based restaurant The Causeway will provide delicious seafood.
The Gloucester Meetinghouse, home of the Unitarian Universalist Church, is located at the corner of Church and Middle Streets. The concert is handicapped accessible. Event parking is available on the green and at additional parking lots nearby in the Historic District. Folding chairs will be provided or bring your own beach chair or blanket. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside the Meetinghouse.
The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is grateful to our 2019 sponsors who made this series possible:
Hero: Scobie Ward
Platinum Tier: J.J. & Jackie Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Harry & Mary Hintlian
Gold Tier: John and Janis Bell, Bomco, Michael & Mary Ann Bresnan
Silver Tier: Anonymous, Gib and Sarah Carey, JoeAnn Hart & Gordon Baird, Charles Nazarian, John and Sandra Ronan
Bronze Tier: Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Bill & Rose Hausman
All 2019 Music on Meetinghouse Green concerts are dedicated in honor of Linzee Coolidge and the late Beth Coolidge for their vision and generosity.