THE RHYTHM OF ROCKPORT
The summer rhythms of Rockport, MA are unmistakable. The quaint seaside town glistens most afternoons while warm ocean breezes drift through the nights. Rockport’s artist community lends a cool, casual ambiance to street life, while nearby Halibut Point State Park takes visitors on a 1.6-mile stroll through woods that open to a stunning ocean vista.
Rear view of Shalin Liu Performance Center from the water
An unforgettable rhythm of Rockport is the live music in play at Shalin Liu Performance Center, the town’s acoustically brilliant concert hall that is the centerpiece for the town’s vibrant culture. This year-round venue comes alive each summer with a tasteful and broad spectrum of exceptional artists who complement and match the beautiful surroundings.
Some of our favorite shows this summer include folk legend Tom Rush on July 18- 19; bluesman Martin Sexton on July 20, bluegrass star Sierra Hull (pictured below) on July 21, and acclaimed Texas trio the Quebe Sisters on July 27.
Irish tenor Ronan Tynan returns to Rockport on July 28, and stunning vocalist Natalie Merchant returns July 30.
The husband-wife banjo masters Béla Fleck and Abigail Washington perform August 1-2, and then comes the inaugural Rockport Celtic Festival on August 23-25, which promises to be a keeper for years
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washington
The summer winds down in style on September 1 with all-female bluegrass quartet Della Mae, and finally, an amazing Beatles tribute band called 1964 on September 6.
Find your rhythm in Rockport by visiting rockportmusic.org.