Music Around Town ~ December 26, 2011 – January 1, 2012

December 26, 2011 at 7:29 pm (Music)

Welcome to NYRE

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Welcome to NEW YEAR’S ROCKPORT EVE: the web site that is dedicated to celebration. We celebrate the future, the joy of sharing a special evening with family, friends and neighbors and our hope that a New Year will bring good health, happiness and new opportunities.

We will entertain you with clowns, cowboys, magicians, musicians – classical, pop, jazz, Dixieland, folk, country, gospel swing and rock and roll – ventriloquists, dance, drama, puppets, and MUCH, MUCH MORE! And, we have planned a spectacular midnight event that will be a truly memorable welcome to the beginning of a new millennium.

Our buttons ($15 adults, $6 children 12 & under, 3 & under, free–no button needed) are now available.

Buttons can be purchased at the following locations:

In Rockport: John Tarr Store, Main St. Smith hardware & Lumber at the Lumber Desk, 3 Station Square Toad Hall Bookstore, Main St.

In Gloucester: Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Commercial St. House of Raven, Main St. Gloucester Music, Main St.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION: Can I buy buttons on the 31st?

Buttons also sold on December 31st at Spiran Hall (our headquarters) on the corner of Broadway & School Street from noon ’til 11pm.

Many of our inns, B&B’s, and motels will be open and we suggest you make your reservations early. Click on the Food/Lodging link for a list of Rockport Inns with links to many of their web sites courtesy of

As a non-profit organization, we are continually engaged in fundraising. Besides tax-free donations (which we would welcome – make checks payable to NYRE, Inc.), we are offering items for sale. Please click on the Store button on the site navigation to order NYRE souvenirs.

Donations to help NYRE may be made at any time.

Countdown to NYRE 2011!

New Years Eve Gala at Manchester American Legion Post #113!/events/240937375963139/

“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.



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 –

Prime Rib Specials!

Wednesdays Only!

Hello everyone!

Prime Rib Specials!
Wednesdays Only!
Hello everyone!
Wednesday, December 28th
Special Guest:

Here’s hoping everyone’s Christmas was peaceful and full of joy.  Best wishes for the New Year.  This week we have Ric St. Germain.  He gets better each time he appears.  Please come and keep the holiday cheer going! ~ Fly

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: Jan. 4:



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

Dave Says,

We’re gonna  close out this notable year of 2011 by bringing you the world’s biggest…. the one and only Mr. John Keegan®. The greatest wowman in theworld! This guy practically invented the hangover! Gootarist, and vocal gunslinger, he’s sure to put a smile on your face as he pokes your eye out with a mikestand! Fencing masks recommended. But, seriously, folks, we’re trying to beat your liver into compliance in preparation of New Year’s Eve. Come dance to all the magic he can bring to your heart! And all you married guys: bring your wives for a change!   And he’s bringin’ all his ants with him. Crawling up your leg will be an old buddy of mine, Mr. Paul Foss, gleeboard maven and author of the bestseller: “Chicken Soup for The Criminally Insane”. Crawling out of other places will be our Irish Ace Of Pace: Mr. “Molto” Benny Benson. Of course, Greg. T. and myself connect the dots. Rumor has it that millions of saxaphone poofters are showing up, just on accounta…we shall see. And doesn’t it suck that Lat 43 scuttled the Earley Show on Thursday evenings? Get mad! Write your congressman! Give up sushi!

Friday – 9:30 to 12:30 ~

Saturday – 9:30 to 12:30 ~  The Bandit Kings Mighty Fancy New Years Eve Party with the BF’s

Sunday ~ 8:00 ~

Closed for the season

The Dog Bar~

Tuesday -9:00 to close ~ Steve Caraway ~ open mic

Wednesday – 9:00 – close ~ 3 Vibe

Thursday -5:30 – 8:30 ~ Michael O’Leary & Roaring Mary Celtic Session

9:00 to 11:00 ~ Just Like Newman

Friday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~ What Time Is It Mr. Fox

Saturday- 9:00 to 12:00 ~ Ricky Diamond

Sunday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~

Latt43 ~

Minglewood Tavern

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

December 28, 2011 dennis monagle sessions new talent every week hosted by local drummer dennis monagle 9pm-close In the Pub

December 29, 2011 richard james and the name changers thursday night residency brings you the best covers you can ask for! 9pm-close In the Pub

December 30, 2011 soul force v funk/soul/horns In the Pub

December 31, 2011 happy new year!!!! dj vito & the hootchies the hootchies will ring in the new year in the tavern….and stroll down the hall for some dj vito!!!!! In the Pub

Topside Grill ~

New Years Eve – 9:00 pm ~ JOHN JEROME MUSIC



“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 ~ Chelsea Berry

The Franklin Cafe ~

Tuesday – 7:00 pm ~ BILLY NOVICK & THOMAS HEBB

Jazz Night

Friday 8:00- 10:00 ~ Linda Amero

The Annie

Wednesday – 7:00 pm ~ Every Wednesday, 7pm: “The Sing” – An evening of Music & Friends in the Art Parlour!

The Annie

One Washington Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

The Annie’s Office Hours:

1pm – 7pm, Monday through Friday

The Cape Ann “The Annie” is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of The Cape Ann “The Annie” must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Click the logo below to make a secure, tax deductible online donation to help us bring you outstanding local entertainment in comfort and excellence. Again, donation checks should be made out to Fractured Atlas, and mailed to us at The Annie. Thank you for your support!

Click the events below or the menu items to the right for more information



The Everlasting Literary Festival – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays every month, 7pm

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~ Mike O’Connell and The Back Stabbers

Saturday 9:30 ~ 9:00 pm  ~ Brew Years Eve Brewery Bash


Click photo for  info and tour.

Wednesday – 7:00-  10:30 ~ The Mermaid Sessions with Brian King and special guest Shane Bediz

Thursday –  8:30 pm  ~ Dueling pianos with  ~ Joe Thomas & Ricky Lauria

Friday and Saturday ~ Joe Thomas on piano

Sunday – 7:00 pm  ~

Sunday Brunch – 11:00 to 2:00 ~

Monday – Scottie Mac ~ Open Mic 9:00pm

Coffee House at Saint John’s ~

The Gloucester House –

Cruiseport Gloucester ~

Seaport Grille  – Thursday – 7:00-10:00pm ~ Kevin Smith

Cape Ann Community Cinema –

The Shalin Liu Performance Center ~ Performance Center” –

Wednesday 7:30 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.

  The Rockport Legion Band ~  Our site is

John Bassett

Publicity, the Rockport Legion Band

617 739 1160

Old Sloop Coffee House ~

Click banner for event happenings

Saturday – 7:30 pm  ~

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 ~ 12/31/2011 – Guns N’ Roses Tribute Band (Cocaine Tongue)  & our New Years Eve Bash!!  

Come ring in the new year with us!

The Landing –

Saturday – 9:00 pm ~ Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve Party Chris Phillips Champagne & Fun

Sunday 5:008:00 ~

Up coming events

The Shalin Liu show is selling fast-

January 27th, 8pm- Rockport, MA- Chelsea Berry – with Chris O’Brien opening!

Buy a few tickets and give them to friends as Christmas presents! The evening will be a fun one- drinks above the theater before the show and a night of music to kick off the New Year!

For more info and to purchase tickets, click here:

Happy, happy holidays. 🙂

Love you all!


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