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Mari Martin and The Lucky Boys
Cape Ann favorite Mari Martin has been entertaining audiences from MA to California with her compelling voice and signature stage presence for over 20 years. Mari’s influences run the gamut of popular music…from the Beatles to Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones to Billie Holiday. Throw in some Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keyes, Marvin Gaye, Dinah Washington, Eric Clapton, Earth, Wind and Fire, Ella Fitzgerald and Al Green, and you’re beginning to get the picture. Mari’s original arrangements present songs in new and often unexpected ways, bringing listeners a renewed appreciation for old favorites. Mari will appear with The Lucky Boys: Mark Retallack on keys, Eric Reardon on guitar, and Roger Brockelbank on drums.

When: Sep 7, 2019 7:30PM to Sep 7, 2019 10pm in Rockport, MA
Cost: Advance tickets are $10. Visit the website at oldsloopcoffeehouse.org, John Tarr Store in Rockport, or The Bookstore of Gloucester. The suggested contribution at the door is $12 for adults, $5 for those age 18 and under, and $24 for families

Mosaic Hammer and Hardie Demos

Join artisan Pamela Stratton as she works on a mosaic, demonstrating the use of the hammer and hardie. Since antiquity, the most satisfying tools for accurate cutting of glass smalti, stone and marble have been the mosaic hammer and hardie. The hardie is like a chisel mounted in a wooden stump. See this traditional craft live and ask questions of the artist!
Demonstrations start at 10AM and will be ongoing through the Cape Ann Artisans Open Studio Tour. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions.

The Cape Ann Artisans, now in their 33rd year, are planning a great Open Studio Tour for local and visiting art lovers. The Fall tour is Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9 10am – 5pm each day. The tour is self-guided around Gloucester and Rockport where visitors are able to stop in for as long as they like in to 17 studios offering works of art in pottery, painting, sculpture, mosaics, weaving, printmaking, jewelry, and much more! Many of the artists will be doing demos during the tour. To find out more, visit www.capeannartisans.com or join our mailing list by texting to join! Text CAAList to 22828 on your mobile device.



When: Oct 8, 2019 12am in Rockport, MA

Brooks Williams

Old Sloop Coffeehouse will present a concert featuring Brooks Williams Friday, November 1 at 7:30 PM at the handicap-accessible First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St. Brooks Williams hails from Statesboro, Georgia, the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell. Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, he's a mean finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist. Plus, "he has a beautiful voice," says AmericanaUK, "that you just melt into." Not one easy to pigeon-hole, Brooks' music is the love-child of country-blues and Americana. fRoots says, "Soulful Americana, full-on blues and tasty rootsy grooves. He really rocks!" Advance tickets are $10. Visit the website at oldsloopcoffeehouse.org, John Tarr Store in Rockport, or The Bookstore of Gloucester. The suggested contribution at the door is $12 for adults, $5 for those age 18 and under, and $24 for families.

When: Nov 1, 2019 12am to Nov 1, 2019 12am in Rockport, MA

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About Rockport, MA
Welcome to the Rockport, MA local information and travel guide about local businesses and the town of Rockport Massachusetts. Search Rockport vacation ideas, hotels & accommodation, discount coupons and find local services and government information arranged by category in the local business directory.

Rockport is a small seaside community located on the northernmost tip of Cape Ann along with the city of Gloucester.

When you visit Rockport you will want to stay forever just to soak in the unspoiled scenery and charm. Here you will find some of the most beautiful beaches and scenery in the country.

Visit Halibut Point State Park and in one area you will witness the most beautiful birds and wildlife as well as the huge quarry and the Atlantic ocean crashing against the rocky shore below. From Long Beach to Folly Cove you will find spectacular Ocean views including twin light on Thatcher Island.

Rockport has a number of beaches offering variety which include Long Beach, Cape Hedge Beach, Pebble Beach, and Front and Back Beach. The downtown and Bearskin Neck is filled with specialty gift and candy shops, art galleries, and some of the best restaurants in the state.

Motif #1 is located in Rockport and there is a house in Rockport made entirely of newspaper including all the furnishings and it is open for visiting, located at 52 Pidgeon Hill Street. The Paper House is a bit difficult to find, but definitely fascinating and worth the search.

The 2009 movie "The Proposal" starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds was filmed in Rockport and was called Sitka Alaska. You can see all the beautiful outdoor scenes from the movie (less the mountains that were added to the background n the movie) when you visit Bearskin Neck.