Music Around Town ~ August 15 – 21

August 15, 2011 at 10:54 am (Music)

Harbor Loop Concert Series ~Dented School Bus

With special guests  Rusty Nail!/event.php?eid=204296649628855

This weekend:

The long awaited, Gloucester Waterfont Festival is here this Saturday and Sunday.

HonkyTonk Women of Gloucester will be performing from 1-4pm on SUNDAY afternoon.

We play chartbusting hits of the 50’s and 60’s – singing in 4-part harmony .

Stage Fort Park is the new site for the festival.  You can always park on the boulevard and

walk in or if you have a resident beach parking sticker you should be good to go.

We hope you enjoy the festival.  It is a wonderful annual event and there is something for


Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester,

Sheila, Barbara, Caroline & Elaine

Next Weekend:

HonkyTonk Women of GLoucester will be performing at the Essex Music Festival

next Saturday, August 27th .  Look for us at 12:30 pm at Centennial Grove – Pine grove stage

“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  ~

I am wicked excited that the Monday night jam is back. 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~

Wednesdays at the Rhumb Line 8:30 to 11:00 ~  with Fly Amero

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Prime Rib Specials!
Wednesdays Only!

Hello everyone!
Wednesday, August 17th
This week:

…plus surprise guests…

…and when you find out who they are, BOY, will you be
surprised! The great J.B. takes us all on another trip from
Merle Haggard to James Brown – with all the exciting stops
along the way! Never to be missed!
Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm

*Each week features a special, invited musical guest

Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…

Prime Rib Dinner –
$9.95 (while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Upcoming: August 31: JOHNNY CARWASH

I hope to see you there! 🙂 ~ Fly

Thursday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~ Dave Sag’s Blues Party

Well, will surprises never cease? This Thursday I’m proud to present The debut of the one and only Mr. Ricky “King” Russell to our stage at the Rhumb Line. In case you’ve been sleeping under a rock, this is a big deal. Ricky is the most premier Blues practicizer in the whole New England Scene. Glitarist, vocalist, and frontman, this cat does it all with aplomb and panache. Haven’t seen him in years and now our paths collide again! Sparks will fly!
  The man responsible for this is the auteur drummnambulist, Mr. Edd Scheer, one of our personal faves. He’s hipped me to the coolest cat that is what am, and I believe it. He’ll be beating those eggs and slinging words all over the place. Of course, Greg T. and myself will be there, too, filling out the wasteline. You snooze, you lose. Make a date! and come early  for Fred and Troop’s Cajun surprise menu.
  And this Sunday, it’s the Ipswich musical mind melt, once again, as Mr. Mark Earley fastens electrodes to  the likes of Tom Palance on trumpet, Roomful ‘o Blues keyboard wizard Travis Colby, and Myself on the stage of Stone Soup for another great night of musical mayhem. I can’t wait!  Make your reservations now cuz the place fills up fast! Rheumer has it that many katz and kittenz in the jazz and blooz scene are ripe and comin’ down for your glistening pleasure, so, tie yourself to the mast and have a ball. Hours 6 to 9. Don’t be ell- seven!

Friday – 9:30 to 12:30 ~The Bandit Kings

Saturday – 9:30 to 12:30 ~ Steel Drum Band

Sunday ~ 8:30 ~ Chelsea Berry

Monday-6:30  ~ Linda Amero Jazz

Thursday – 6:30 to 9:30 ~ Ride the Mechanical Bull with DJ Scottie Mac

Friday  – 9:00 to 12:00 ~ The Runaround

Saturday – 6:00 to 8:00~ John Jerome

9:00 – 12:00The Herland Brothers

Sunday – 3:00 to 6:00 ~ Michael Troy and Craig Tramack

The Dog Bar~

Tuesday ~9 to 12:00 Open Mic – with Steve Caraway

Wednesday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~ 

Thursday – 9:00 to 11:00 ~ Marina Evans

Friday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~ Joe Mack Band

Saturday- 9:00 to 12:00 ~ Chelsea Berry ~ Block Party Night

Sunday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~  

Minglewood Tavern

Photo by Louise

Groovin’ at the Lat.
Live Music at Latitude 43!

August 17, 2011
Dennis Monagle Sessions
Rotating local talent every Wednesday! In the Pub

August 18, 2011
Renee & Joe
Rock n Roll Duo In the Pub

August 19, 2011
Phat Maxx
Ultimate Cover Band In the Pub

August 20, 2011
Bob Wolfman Band
Rockn’ Jazzy/Bluesy/Funky In the Pub



“Art of Alchemy”


10% of proceeds go to fund Gloucester Arts Education.

We’ll have a new artist every month. Matt

Wednesday ~ Ladies night ~ 7:00 to 9:00 ~

The Franklin Cafe ~


Linda Amero – Jazz Trio                 Captain Carlos Restaurant        Monday, 8/15   6:30-9:30 pm Linda Amero (vocals), John Funkhouser (piano), and David Landoni (bass) will be performing at Captain Carlos Restaurant, Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA on Monday, 8/15/11 from 6:30-9:30 pm.  Linda Amero – Jazz Trio                 Franklin Cafe       Friday 8/19,  7-10 pmLinda Amero (vocals), Jane Potter (piano), and Thomas Hebb (bass) will be performing Downstairs at the Franklin Cafe, 118 Main St, Gloucester, MA on Friday, 8/19/11 from 7-10 pm.  Dinner reservations recommended.

Linda Amero – Jazz Trio                 

Franklin Cafe “Sidewalk Cafe” (Block Party)     Sat. 8/20  6-9 pm

Linda Amero (vocals), Jack Senier (piano), and Bronek Suchanek (bass) will be performing Outdoors @ the Franklin Cafe BLOCK PARTY, 118 Main St, Gloucester, MA on Saturday, 8/20/11 from 6-9 pm.  Dinner reservations highly recommended (only 10 tables outdoors).

First Monday of the month

LIVE MUSIC –tony hilliard ad

Tony Hilliard and Friends $5.00 dollar donation

Standing at the crossroads of 

The Past, The Present and The Future

Cape Ann Brewing ~

Chantey Night, an open Tuesday night sing featuring members of Three Sheets to the Wind, Knockabout, and other music groups from the North Shore and the Boston area, has moved from the now-closed Cameron’s to the Cape Ann Brewing Company.   The singing begins at 8:30 every Tuesday night. For all the schooner heads this is quite a thing to see.  If you have someone coming into town and want to hear and see something very different it can be pretty cool.

Be warned though- don’t go planning a meeting or meet-up where you think you’re going to be able to carry on a conversation while they are singing.  Best to plan it for a different night at Cape Ann Brewing.

Janet Young

About the Sea Shanties ~

Thursday nights  ~ Open mic with Brian Fines

Friday night 9:30 to close~ Sasquatch

Saturday 9:30 ~ 9:00 pm  ~ Dmus

Madfish Grille ~

Wednesdays – 8:00 ~ Mama D’s Karaeokie

Thursday – 9:00 to close ~ Soul Rebel Project

Friday – 9:00 to close ~ 9:00 pm ~ Groove Therapy

Saturday – 9:00 to close ~ Live Dead

Sunday – 9:00 To close ~ Diva’s On The Water Front

Jack Lee and Diversity  ~ 5.00 dollar cover charge

Topside Grille –  Events  ~

Jazz brunch-11:00 to 2:00 


Click photo for  info and tour.

Thursday –  Saturday 8:30 pm  ~ JOE THOMAS

Sunday – 7:00 pm  ~ 

Gloucester Dine and Dance Cruise ~

7:00  ~  Cadence

Sunday Brunch – 11:00 to 2:00 ~

Monday night karaoke


Coffee House at Saint John’s ~

7:00pm – 

Pleasant Street Tea Company ~!/pages/Gloucester-MA/Pleasant-Street-Tea-Co/69436656326

The Gloucester House –

Cruiseport Gloucester ~

Studio Restaurant ~

Friday ~ 9:00 ~

Saturday ~9:00 to 12:00~ Rockin Rewind Band

Sunday – 6:00 pm ~ 

Antonio Gentile Memorial Bandstand Summer Concert Series ~

Gentile Bandstand Summer Concert Series, 32 Revere St., Gloucester, MA 01930

7:oo pm  ~

Cape Ann Community Cinema

Woodmans –

Woodman’s of Essex

 Latin Night events at the Lobster Trap is Essex, presented by Franco Lazo Morales, Woodman’s Director of Entertainment.  You can expect a live music set early around 7 that will lead you into Salsa lessons and a live DJ Latino-style dance party!  Franco is from Mexico City and works as a soloist inviting along special guests, he plays a variety of Latin inspired music with a reggae flare.  Please spread the word, these events are taking place every Thursday in May with prospects of continuing throughout the Summer!!/event.php?eid=215246525158899

Sea Garden Restaurant at Seaward Inn –

The Shalin Liu Performance Center ~ Performance Center” –

10:00 pm  ~

Click the banner for upcoming events

37 Main Street, Rockport, MA

978-546-7391 or

Shalin Liu Performance Center,

Main Street in Rockport, MA

Old Sloop Coffee House ~

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The Rockport Legion  Band~

Steve Thomas, Music Director Rockport (MA) Legion Band WEB: E:

Sea Garden Restaurant at Seaward Inn –

The SEAWARD INN, Rockport will feature Caroline Mead and Andrew McGarrah, Sunday Morning Live, August 21st. from 9:00 a.m. to NOON during a Breakfast Buffet by the Sea.
Winner of 2010 Pingree School’s Songwriting Competition this young acoustic Pop duo

is sure to delight as they perform a fresh smooth blend of vocal harmonies.
Please visit for more on the artists or call 978-546-3471. No cover charge.

One World Coffeehouse ~

One World Coffeehouse has been hosting folk & acoustic music since  1993.  Concerts are held (more or less) monthly on Saturday night.  All concerts start at 8 PM.   Unless otherwise noted, $15 donation at the door. Handicapped accessable. Reservations:978-768-3690  

The Farm –

Friday  – 9:00 ~

Saturday -9:00 ~

The Landing –

Friday 8:30 pm 

Saturday – 9:00 pm  ~

Sunday 6:00 – Michael O’Leary

Up coming events

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