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. We are currently finalizing our 2017 acts. Please check back soon for more information. Below is our 2016 schedule.
SUNDAY JULY 31ST
OPENER 6:00pm – 7:00pm – Muddy Ruckus – www.MuddyRuckus.com
Muddy Ruckus Bio: Muddy Ruckus is a nationally touring americana-rock duo from Portland, Maine. The stripped down power duo features guitarist Ryan Flaherty and percussionist Erika Stahl. Muddy Ruckus blends haunting male/female vocals, rootsy guitar and edgy percussion on a suitcase drum kit.
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Overdrive is an eight-piece band with a tight and incredibly funky rhythm section as the driving force behind a killer four-piece horn section that features two trumpets, woodwinds, and trombone. Dance music from the past three decades, music by Chicago, Tower of Power, the Average White Band, all the number one brass-rock hits, and a large selection of swing and songs from the Stax and Motown eras make up an exciting and exhausting performance.
MONDAY AUGUST 1ST
OPENER 5:30 – 6:30 pm.
Join us for a special pre-concert. Our High School Battle of the Bands winner will play a special concert
Chris Plante is a Newburyport native who spent his early career as lead singer and writer of popular nationally touring act, The Brew. Career highlights have included having a hit in the Top 100 AAA Radio Charts with his song “When Darkness Comes” and sharing the stage with The Allman Brothers, Michael McDonald, Bruce Hornsby, The Black Keys and many others. Since stepping away from The Brew in 2013, Chris continues to grow musically, developing a body of up-tempo and groove-oriented songs that extend his indie pop sensibilities into fresh lyrical and melodic terrain. Today he leads a six-piece band featuring Kelly Kane, The Brew’s original drummer, co-producer Alex Sandman, Trumpeter Steve Faria and top-level talent from Berklee College of Music including multi-instrumentalist Daniel Alvarez De Toledo and British guitarist Elliott Marchent.
Chris Plante is an officially endorsed Yamaha Contemporary Pianist. He is currently in the studio working towards the release of a new full-length album.
TUESDAY AUGUST 2ND
OPENER 5:30pm – 7:00pm – Way to the River – http://www.waytotheriver.com/
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 3RD
OPENER 6:00pm – 7:00pm – COLD ENGINES – www.ColdEngines.com
Cold Engines Bio: Cold Engines is an amalgamation of some of the finest players on Boston’s north shore. Brought together by David Drouin, formally of The Brew, this all-star cast of characters has a fire that burns white hot. Cold Engines makes Rock N’ Roll Music.
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 4TH
OPENER 6:00pm – 7:00pm – WAY UP SOUTH – www.WayUpSouth.com
Way Up South Bio: Way Up South is a northern band with deep southern rock roots. Way Up South’s plays their original form of southern rock, jam, and beyond. They incorporate of maturity and musicianship with precision and finesse that still retains the loose, spacey qualities that are the hallmark of improvisational rock.
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 5TH
OPENER 6:00pm – 7:00pm – FREEVOLT – www.EnjoyFreevolt.com
Freevolt Bio: Freevolt is a Roots Rock Americana Jam Reggae Funk Pop act from the North Shore of MA. The band is recognized for their high energy live performance that is full of dynamic changes, tight grooves, positive messages, and passionate vocals. This New England Music Award winning band has been featured on stages across New England and the East Coast. Their unique brand of Tropical Rock can be heard on the FM airwaves across the USA. GET FREE.
7:30 – 9:00 PM
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 6TH
7:30 – 9:00 PM
Navy Band Northeast performs a wide variety of musical styles including traditional band literature, popular standards and patriotic favorites. Whether performing for an outdoor summer concert series or a holiday concert in December, the band provides musical entertainment for audiences of all ages. Navy Band Northeast ensembles perform over 300 engagements annually, personifying the quality and professionalism of today’s Navy and instilling pride and patriotism during each and every performance. One of Navy Band Northeast’s primary responsibilities involves touring their 11 state area of responsivities allowing the band to reach out to audiences in areas that do not have opportunities to see the Navy’s musical ensembles on a regular basis. The concerts are family-friendly events meant to be entertaining to veterans, families, individuals and those interested in joining the Navy