WATERFRONT CONCERT SERIES
This event takes place at Waterfront Park. There are seven evenings of concerts. Families bring a blanket, chair, picnic supper or patronize local vendors and enjoy the entertainment on our beautiful waterfront.
SUNDAY JULY 30TH
OPENER 6:00 – 7:00 pm.
Join us for a special pre-concert. Our High School Battle of the Bands winner will play a special concert
Rage ‘N’ Age
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Rage ‘N’ Age is a New Hampshire and Massachusetts based band that has been together for 18 years. With David on drums, Peter on bass, Bob on guitar, Gary on keyboard, and everyone on vocals, RNA performs songs from the Fifties to today. Vocal harmonies and audience participation are what sets this band apart from many other groups, leaving a lasting impression everywhere they play. Their venues include the Hampton Beach Seashell, Capones, The Fireside, Maddie’s of Saugus as well as too many weddings and private parties to mention. You can check out the band schedule and playlist at Ragenage.com. Happy 60th Yankee Homecoming!
MONDAY JULY 31st
Opening Act 6:00 – 7:00 pm Mostly Young
It started as a Neil Young thing and evolved into an original thing – new music that captures the vibe of the bands that defined a generation. It is a feeling – it is Mostly Young
BEACH BLAST WITH MOONLIGHT SURFERS
Help us welcome the legendary Moonlight Surfers with EJ Ouellette for a Beach Blast party showcasing rock and roll music from the 60’s. As an Americana, rock and folk singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist, EJ performs regularly with his band EJ Ouelette & Crazy Maggy. EJ Ouellette is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences in 5 categories: Singer, Songwriter, Instrumentalist, Producer and Engineer. Come in your favorite Hawaiian attire, and make sure you stay and watch as we crown our King Kahuna and Little Surfer Girl.
TUESDAY AUGUST 1ST
OPENER 5:30pm – 7:00pm – Way to the River
Newburyport’s very own local cover band covering all decades of rock music. Members include the talented Tim Guldemond, Dave Danis, Tim McCafferty and Coley Rybicki
7:30 – 9:00
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 2ND
OPENER 6:00pm – 7:00pm FREEVOLT
Freevolt is a roots rock Americana jam reggae funk trop pop act grown from the soil of Massachusetts in 2012. The band is recognized for their high energy performance, dynamic changes, tight grooves, positive message and the passionate vocals. Freevolt was just voted Best Bands in the North Shore by the Daily News.
7:30 – 9:00 PM
Celebrating 35 years performing live music, THE B STREET BOMBERS has been one of the most highly sought after show bands in the Boston area, bringing high energy, world class music to any venue! Formed in 1981, the band is enjoying an unprecedented successful run, and the band has received tremendous notoriety of an outstanding level of musicianship.
THURSDAY AUGUST 3RD
OPENER 6:00pm – 7:00pm Southband Outlaws
7:30 – 9:00 PM
BEATLEJUICE doesn’t mimic the Beatles, they honor them! Widely recognized as the finest interpreters of Lennon & McCartney, Beatlejuice combines wonderful vocals, great musicianship and true respect for their heroes. Playing special tribute to the late Brad Delp will be friends Mike Girard and Joe Holaday (Newburyport’s own) of “The Fools” along with Jim Rogers, Buddy Bernard, Steve Baker, John Muzzy and Bob Squires. This will be an evening of celebration, love and remembrance and the greatest rock ‘n roll music ever written!
FRIDAY AUGUST 4TH 7:30 – 9:00 PM
OPENER 6:00pm – 7:00pm Sun Jones
In the tradition of seminal bands like The Eagles, The Band and The Beatles, the music of Sun Jones is delivered via three lead singer/songwriters who share writing and lead vocal responsibilities. The band tastefully fuses their collective influences, tapping into Rock, Funk, Jazz, Fold and Country to create a sound all their own, a unique style that is driven by the varied songwriting and playing styles of the three main songwriters.
FOREIGNERS JOURNEY – An incredible show of the sights and sounds of Foreigner and Journey.
Bringing together the incredible sounds of two of rocks greatest arena bands of the 80’s – Foreigner & Journey. Experience the rock ballads Waiting for a Girl Like You, I Want to Know What Love is, Faithfully & Open Arms along with rock classics Cold as Ice, Urgent, Hot Blooded, Separate Ways, Don’t Stop Believing & Anyway You Want it, performed as the originals were, in their original key and pitch!
SATURDAY AUGUST 5TH
DARK DESERT EAGLES
7:30 – 9:00 PM
The Eagles were an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971. With five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and six number one albums, The Eagles are one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more then 150 million records.
Touched by the passing of Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey, Pat Badger (an original member of the multi-platinum rock act Extreme) set out to form the Dark Desert Eagles band. Badger is an enormous fan of The Eagles‘ musicianship, vocal harmonies and timeless repertoire.
Pat Badger set out to find the best of best in the music community. He enlisted fellow Extreme bandmember Kevin Figueiredo, multi-instrumentalist Chris Lester, soaring guitar hero Eric Clemenzi a Berklee graduate, and Tom Appleman a Berklee College of Music Professor. Each of the musicians in the Dark Desert Eagles painstakingly re-creates the amazing soaring harmonies and music of The Eagles! See the full bio HERE