FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 3, 2021
GRAND FINALE OF SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL MUSIC ON MEETINGHOUSE GREEN
The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation presents the Cape Ann Big Band in the last free Friday evening concert on Meetinghouse Green at the corner of Middle and Church Street, September 10th at 6:00 p.m.
The nine-event summer series free-will donations go to each evening’s featured local non-profit partner. Donations from the September 10th concert go to the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation for the ongoing preservation of the 1806 Meetinghouse. Delicious seafood will be offered by the Causeway restaurant.
The Cape Ann Big Band features performances that are built on a repertoire without borders. Their high-energy concerts have audiences on their feet dancing to Jazz, Swing, New Orleans Street Bands, Soul, and Rock n’ Roll. Concertgoers will appreciate familiar standards from the “Golden Age” of Swing, Pop, and popular show tunes. Add in a vocalist drawn from their diverse group of talented musicians, and you can count on a memorable evening with something for everyone.
The 2021 summer music series is dedicated in memory of Harry Hintlian for his encouragement, generosity, and for making the Meetinghouse a net zero building. For more information, a full schedule of upcoming concerts, and to sign up for the GMF newsletter, visit www.gloucestermeetinghouse.org.
The Cape Ann Big Band is a local favorite and prides itself on its deep connections to the Cape Ann community. The band traces its origins to 2010 when local musician and director Carlos Menezes, Jr. teamed up with talented colleagues to talk about forming a band and within a week signed on the full 17-piece ensemble.
Music on Meetinghouse Green, now in its sixth season, features nine free Friday evening concerts with great music, favorite foods from local vendors, and benefits a different North Shore non-profit organization each week through free-will donations from the audience. Concert goers bring lawn chairs and blankets to spread out across the spacious green. Performances are handicapped accessible, parking on the Green is limited to persons with disabilities only.
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 to provide a safe and more flexible outdoor concert and event venue.
Thanks to our Sponsors all the series’ expenses, such as for the musicians, are pre-paid. 100% of the free-will donations go to our non-profit community partners.
Platinum John & Janis Bell, J.J. & Jackie Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, J. Linzee Coolidge,
Gold BOMCO, Michael & Mary Ann Bresnan, Landesign, Inc.
Silver Anonymous, Tom Burger & Andrée Robert, JoeAnn Hart & Gordon Baird, Pat Johnson & Jeff Henderson, Susan McKain & Ken Steiner, Charles Nazarian, John & Sandra Ronan
Bronze Jerry Ackerman, Karen Bell, Pamela Bynum & Henry Ferrara, Peter Calkins & Susan Casey, Frederick Cowan, Richard Gardner, Rev. Janet Parsons, Dick Prouty, Joe & Maggie Rosa, Peter & Kathleen Van Demark, Kathleen Williams, Sarah Willwerth-Dyer & Michael Dyer