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Caroline Cotter and Emily Mure
Old Sloop Coffeehouse will present a co-bill featuring Caroline Cotter and Emily Mure Saturday, October 5 at 7:30 PM at the handicap-accessible First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St.Caroline Cotter takes listeners all over the world and into the depths of the human heart. Her songs are tinged with raw emotion and brimming with honest, soul-searching expression. With a captivating soprano voice and award winning songwriting, Caroline has performed over 700 shows in 45 states and 13 countries.Raised on New York City’s Roosevelt Island, Emily Mure sharpened her songwriting chops while studying music at Ithaca College and busking on the streets of Galway, Ireland. She later returned to New York to pursue her songwriting career in the same city that hosted her grandfather, guitarist and songwriter Billy Mure. Over the course of three acclaimed albums, she has cracked the Top 10 on the Folk DJ Charts, showcased at the International Folk Alliance conference, toured internationally, and seen her music featured on NBC, ABC, and PBS.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: Oct 5, 2019 7:30PM to Oct 5, 2019 10pm in Rockport, MA
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
Justin Hayward
When: Oct 16, 2019 8pm in Rockport, MA
Spirits & Spirits Costume Ball to Benefit Grateful Friends
Put on your Halloween costumes and help us raise funds for adults with cancer. Join us for food, drink, live and silent auctions and FUN!

When: Oct 19, 2019 6pm 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
Ani DiFranco
When: Nov 14, 2019 8pm in Rockport, MA
Ani DiFranco
When: Nov 15, 2019 8pm in Rockport, MA
Rockport New Year's Eve
Rockport New Years Eve is an annual family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration of the arts in picturesque downtown Rockport, MA. Events take place at more than 15 venues, all within easy walking distance of one another. Most of the venues are handicap accessible. Admission to most events requires the purchase of an inexpensive button, and a few events are free. Performances include all kinds of music, story telling, puppet shows, magic, and much more. Activities conclude with a midnight ball drop.

When: Dec 31, 2019 12am to Jan 1, 2020 12am in Rockport, MA
Deeper Than the Skin
Old Sloop Coffeehouse will present Deeper Than the Skin, Saturday, January 18 at 7:30 PM at the handicap-accessible First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St. Deeper Than the Skin is a conversation about race in story and song, featuring Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway: two friends, one Black and one White, one from the North and one from the South. They are musicians, storytellers, students of history and world travelers, born 3 days apart. Two separate narratives forged into one powerful story aimed at finding common ground and helping others to do the same. Deeper Than the Skin is an experience of singing and listening, of experiencing a connection so deep that it makes you laugh, smile, cry and reconsider what you know about our history. It's an invitation to open your heart and mind to a story of shared humanity that resonates with your own. Advance tickets are $12. Visit the website at oldsloopcoffeehouse.org, John Tarr Store in Rockport, or The Bookstore of Gloucester. The suggested contribution at the door is $14 for adults, $5 for those age 18 and under, and $28 for families.

When: Jan 18, 2020 12am to Jan 18, 2020 12am in Rockport, MA
RUNA
Old Sloop Coffeehouse will present RUNA in concert Friday, February 28 at 7:30PM at the handicap-accessible First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St. Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music's new "super-groups," RUNA has been pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats since their formation in 2008. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music. The group has been honored internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards and four Independent Music Awards including Best Live Album, Best World/Traditional Song and Best Bluegrass Song. Advance tickets are $20. Visit the website at oldsloopcoffeehouse.org, John Tarr Store in Rockport, or The Bookstore of Gloucester. The suggested contribution at the door is $25 for adults, $5 for those age 18 and under, and $50 for families.

When: Feb 28, 2020 12am to Feb 28, 2020 12am in Rockport, MA