Music Around Town ~ August 16 – 22, 2010

August 16, 2010 at 5:17 pm (Music)


August 22, 7pm, Old Cold Tater
(Acoustic Bluegrass)


Stage Fort Park

Free Outdoor Summer Concert Return to Stage Fort Park

The Free Summer Concert Series returns to the Antonio Gentile Bandstand in Stage Fort Park on the edge of Gloucester harbor. These concerts offer a wide range of musical styles to enjoy in the beautiful summer weather with a view of picturesque Gloucester Harbor.


“To err is human to forgive is divine”

It is unfortunate at times to misinform and I hope that if one finds an error in this posting please bring it to my attention so it can be fixed immediately if not sooner.



Please be sure to check out the links to all these fine musicians and venues on the side bar of this blog.

The Rhumb Line~

Monday  – 9:00 to 12:30  ~ Open Jam with Dan King and friends

I am wicked excited that the Monday night jam is back. I have to say that I loved hearingThe Bandit Kings and Chelsea Berry over the past few months. They took the place of the jam and gave us some extraordinary music. If you happen to stop by you may get to hear the Bandit Kings, Inge Berge and who knows who may appear. During these jams you get some magical moments from musicians that are there to let loose with no planned agenda.

Thank you to Dan King for hosting this jam and to Fred Shrigley for making it possible.

Tuesday – 9:00 to 12:30 ~   Henely Douglas and Soul Force ~V~

Wednesday – 8:00 to 11:00 ~ Fly Amero ~ Dinner with Fly Amero *I’ll be hosting and performing as always *Each week will feature a special, invited musical guest *Comfort food dinner specials from Dave Trooper’s kitchen *Sponsored by Shipyard Ale.

Thursday – 8:30 to 12:00 ~ Dave Sags Blues Party

See what Mr. Sags has to say about the blues party going on Thursday night.

// This thursday at the Rumline: the triumphant return of Mr. Jim Scoppa,headstrong harridan and glitarist x-troidinaire. Only surviving member of the famous band: T.H. and the Wreckage, the remainder being incarcerated for attempting to purchase an albino drummer slave in Africa. Wit,chops, and derring- doo doo describe Jim to a tee, makes Clapton sound like Tiny Tim. You gotta see this.
And, bracketing him from behind we have our ever-lovin’, Diesel stompin’ drummnist, Mr. Benny Benson, fashion plate and  Hibernian from Hell. Just love this guy! Fires at a rate of 600 rounds a minute. Of course, Greg “Whammy Bar” Tower will be there, trying to sneak in more Speedy West lix, and me, too, if I can find the place…
AND, ON FRIDAY NITE: It’s the Geezerz, once again, at that venerable venue: The Studio on Rocky Neck. Must I say it again?  A bubbling broth consisting of equal parts of Dave Brown, Dave  Stig-Mattacks, Greg Tower and myself, bringing in all the latest news from Mizar 5. No cover, no minimum,no fair, and no backsies. New hours, too: 8 pm till 11 pm or so, depending on survivors. Drink up!!

Friday – 9:30 to 12:30 ~ Soul Force ~V~

Saturday – 9:30 to 12:30 ~ The Chelsea Berry Band

Sunday 8:00 to 11:00 ~ Allen Estes and Orville Giddings

Monday -7:00 – Monday evening jazz with Linda Amero
Thursday 9:00 to close ~ Dance party with DJ Vito

Friday – 9:00 to close ~ Generation Gap

Saturday –  6:30 to 8:30 ~ Acoustic dinner set with  Casey Herlihy
9:00 – Police Tribute Band – Ghost In The Machine

Sunday  – 4:00pm ~ Michael Troy&  Craig Tramack

The Dog Bar~




Tuesday – 7:00 to 9:00 ~ The Woodpeppers – Featuring Dan King, Wolf Gindandes and David Brown



Thursday – 7:30 to 10:00 ~ VILLAGE NIGHT ~Dan King

Blackburn Performing Arts ~


Madfish Grille ~

Thursday ~ 9:00 to close

Friday ~9:00 to close –

Saturday – 9:00 to close ~




Tuesday –  9:00 to close ~ The Sea Shanties ~

Wednesday – 9:00 to close ~ Blues Addiction – E very Wednesday night

Friday –

Saturday – 9:30 to 12:30  ~Full Circle ” Classic Rock Done Right”


Topside Grille –  Events  ~

Thursday August 19

Bradley Royds:
Bradley (a Gloucester music legend) plays solo acoustic Music. Bradley is slated to play some never-heard originals from his upcoming CD entitled ‘Drinkin’ Town with a Fishin’ Problem,’ as well as eclectic versions of classic rock pop and folk songs. He also produces the Harbor Loop Concert series in town. This will be his Second time at The Topside, and we are excited to have him back! He filled the house last time and everyone loved him so much I was demanded to bring him back. Bradley plays 9:00pm to Midnight. Food is served until 10:00pm.Check out more at

Friday August 20

Dan King:

Ann Marie and Dan King of the Bandit Kings play a beautiful mix of original, contemporary and classic material stripped down and acoustic style. Ann Marie’s rocking rasp of a vocal coupled with King’s straight up rock and soul guitar playing make for a sweet and strong musical cocktail. They have mastered the art of the Jangle, pop and rock and roll genres especially and bring exquisite original material like “Laredo”  as featured on WXRV the River. Catch them at the Topside in an intimate pub atmosphere while you still can!



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The Gloucester House –

Cruiseport Gloucester ~


Studio Restaurant ~

Friday –  9:30 to 12:30 ~ It’s the Geezerz, once again, at that venerable venue: The Studio on Rocky Neck. Must I say it again?  A bubbling broth consisting of equal parts of Dave Brown, Dave  Stig-Mattacks, Greg Tower and myself, bringing in all the latest news from Mizar 5. No cover, no minimum,no fair, and no backsies. New hours, too: 8 pm till 11 pm or so, depending on survivors. Drink up!!

Saturday -9:30 to 12:30  ~ Henri Smith New Orleans Friends and Flavors

Sunday ~  Steve Caraway`s Sunday Residency at The Studio

Start Time:  4:00pm
End Time: 8:00pm
Where: The Studio ~ Hopefully on the deck
51 Rocky Neck Avenue,

Gloucester, MA 01930-
4152(978) 283-4123‎


Antonio Gentile Memorial Bandstand Summer Concert Series ~

August 22, 7pm, Old Cold Tater
(Acoustic Bluegrass)

All programs subject to change
Gentile Bandstand Summer Concert Series, 32 Revere St., Gloucester, MA 01930

Cape Ann Community Cinema


Woodmans –
The Shalin Liu Performance Center ~


Old Sloop Coffee House ~

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Friday – 7:30  ~


The Rockport Legion  Band~

The expected program follows:

The Rockport Legion Band
Cape Ann’s Community Concert Band Since 1932
August 22, 2010, 7:00 P.M.
Steve Thomas, Conducting

A Celtic Evening,
with Special Guests,
The Creagan More Pipes and Drums
Richard Chane, Pipe Major

Alford – Standard of St. George

Sullivan – Overture to “H.M.S. Pinafore”

Zehle — Trafalgar

Anderson – The Rakes of Mallow

Loewe – Excerpts from “Brigadoon”

Grainger – Irish Tune from County Derry

The Elephant and the Flea

Alford – Viscount Nelson

Highland Fling

(Piper’s Entry March – not announced)

Traditional – Eileen Arun/Westering Home

Alford – Army of the Nile

Trad./ Skye Boat Song/Highland Cradle (combined bands)

Traditional — Rowan Tree/Old Rustic Bridge

Alford — The Mad Major

Highland Cathedral (combined bands)

Traditional — Scotland the Brave /We’re Na Awa’ (combined bands)

This concert is funded in part by a grant from the Rockport Cultural Council, a local agency which is a part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


Sea Garden Restaurant at Seaward Inn –

9:00 am ~ Jen de la Osa and Henry Beguirstain
Acoustic Duo/Triumphant Harmonies

One World Coffeehouse ~


The Farm –

Friday – 9:00 to close ~ Travis Ford

Saturday – 9:00 to close ~ UFO

Manchester Crossing –
Saturday- 8:00 to 11:30

Date: Saturday,
Time: 8:30pm – 11:30pm
Location: Manchester Crossing
Street: 40 Beach St.
City/Town: Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

The Landing –

Sunday – 6:00~ Will and Jan


Events/Upcoming Events


On Monday, August 23 Russ Lawton and Ray Paczkowski from the Trey Anastasio Band (the guitarist from Phish) will join host Dan King at The Rhumbline in Gloucester for a special Monday Night Open Jam. Paczkowski is originally from Chatham Mass. and Lawton lived in Salem for many years before moving to Vermont to concentrate on his local collaborations. He hosted a multitude of popular open mics and jams in the North Shore and has played in the Boston area for many years (Hard Rock Cafe, the Orpheum…) through his years there and has collaborated with King often, live and in the studio.

The infamous Open Jam is celebrating 15 years this August and will feature a full set by Russ and Ray’s new duo, Soule Monde (Lawton, the drummer and Paczkowski, the keyboardist of the Trey Anastasio Band and Classic TAB). Other special guests will include the Bandit King’s Dennis Monagle, Joe Cardoza, Renee Dupuis, and Ann Marie Shimanoski, as well as Brian O’Connor of Groove, Sebastian Moceri of UFO and many more!Lawton and Paczkowski are members of Trey Anastasio’s solo band and Lawton also tours with Vermont band, Strangefolk. Between them, Russ Lawton and Ray Paczkowski have backed up the likes of Santana, Dave Matthews, Steve Earle, Los Lobos, and countless others over their celebrated careers. They have played Bonaroo. Austin City Limits, All Points West, and Red Rocks, to name just a few. Lawton and Paczkowski are pleased to bring this wealth of music experience back to the North Shore, to the Rhumbline in particular, and to the longest running jam in Cape Ann history!
The Monday, August 23 show will be a special live event, not an Open Jam. However, usually The Open Jam is a weekly session where local musicians may sign up and sing or play with a full or partial band. This is any local (and not so local) musician’s  best opportunity to showcase their talent in front of an encouraging, excited audience. PA, mics, drum kit and some instruments provided. Featuring a stellar house-band comprised of Dan King, Dennis Monagle, and Joe Cardoza. Mondays in August. Monday, August 23 at The Rhumbline.  41 Railroad Ave., Gloucester, MA; 9:30pm, no cover.—————————————————————————————————————–

August 29th Gloucester Event -Free Vendor Tables!

Dear Potential Vendors and Organizations!

Subject: & Cape Ann YMCA Camp Spindrift Event

I’m writing you since you showed an express interest in participating in our August 29 2010 upcoming
event called “End of Summer Splash”. We are scheduled to open the Gates around 12-12:30 PM and
the live music and events will be from 1-6PM. This is a Rain or Shine Event.

This is totally FREE to you the vendor, just set up and good luck! Since this is our first large event,
we cannot promise what our turnout is going to be, it could be 50 or 500. That being the case, we felt
that we couldn’t charge for vendor or organization booths.

This Event is the vision of being hosted at Cape Ann’s YMCA Camp Spindrift, 13 Atlantic Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930.

We at Sober Connections are striving to create events for the sober communities here on the North
Shore, and hopefully expand across the state. Our Social Website, has
started picking up people from all across the country! Our goal is to bring to the sober community a true
sense community awareness that there are fun things to do without the use and abuse of alcohol and
or drugs, and with our website, a forum for people to find or share these events whether it be just a
group of people heading to the movies, or a large event like we are pulling together for this venue.

We have been creating smaller venue events now for about 8 months, mostly local bands and dances,
but are stretching our wings to do this outdoor Bands and Barbeque Family Time event in the hopes of
raising monies not only for Camp Spindrift, but also for our quest to become nonprofit.

Ok enough said. Our venue for August 12, 2010 incorporate the following

*Local live bands and music from 1-6pm

*A barbeque that is included in the ticket pricing

*Children’s activities and games

*The use of Camp Spindrift’s Pool with lifeguards

*And hopefully you, the vendors and organizations, to help the parents and kids break up the
afternoon and do some worthwhile shopping or organization awareness!

What we would like from you if you’re interested in setting up, is to just answer the following questions
and contact info, and e-mail it (or snail mail with a quick telephone confirmation) back to us at Please let us know as well if you cannot so I don’t send out an annoying follow up e-mail.. lol.


•Vendor Organization Name?

•Vendor Organization info?

•Type of Goods or Organizational program?

•Setup Space needed?

Thanks for responding back to us, and we hope you have a Profitable (in sales or
knowledge) and Fun time with us!

Daniel R Driscoll
SoberConnections. net

We would like to have you onsite to setup before 11:30am so we may organize your vehicles and have
a nice clean festive look for the ticket holders when they start filtering in around 12:30ish.


Peter Van Ness ~ Celebrate Gloucester

re-post from  ~  GoodMorningGloucester

September 5th is gonna be a special day- I can assure you of that!


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1 Comment

  1. Daniel D said,

    I just want to be able to leave a quick link to get tickets for those people interested in the & Camp Spindrift August 29th event. They can be easily purchased at Ticket River at this link:!/

    Thanks! Hope to many of you out there!

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