Live Music

North Shore Christian Men's Choir

The North Shore Christian Men's Choir will perform FREE in Rockport

Celebrate the Holidays with the North Shore Christian Men's Choir as they perform a free Christmas concert.  It will take place at First Baptist Church of Rockport prior to the celebration of the Rockport's 68th Annual Christmas Pageant.  This FREE performance is open to the community and all are invited to attend.

A reception and refreshments will follow the concert. All are welcome and invited to attend.

Saturday, December 20, 2014 2:30pm

Music with Steve Blunt at Danvers Library

Come enjoy some interactive musical fun with Steve Blunt at Danvers Library!

Kids are invited to a fun, interactive music session with musician and story teller Steve Blunt at the Peabody Institute Library in Danvers! This family program is for patrons of all ages… featuring mostly humorous original compositions and traditional American & multicultural selections.

Monday, December 29, 2014 10am - 11am

Bean Town Swing at the Cabot Theater

Beantown Swing will performa a Holiday Concert live at the Cabot Theater in Beve

The best way to get in the mood for the holidays is under the bebop spell of the Beantown Swing Orchestra, Boston's premiere Big Band Swing ensemble. The 18-piece jiving BSO represents the future of big band swing music. Specializing in the performance of vintage Swing Era and Sinatra classics as well as popular and original songs custom arranged for big band, its mission is to bring this awesome music back into the mainstream for future generations to enjoy.

Saturday, December 20, 2014 7:45pm
Doors Open at 7pm
Cabot Street Theatre

Debbie & Friends Come to Cabot Street Theater

Debbie & Friends tell stories that children know and love with music and song!

One of our favorite musical acts Debbie & Friends will is coming back to the North Shore! Debbie and Friends' performances include a variety of styles, from straight-ahead pop, to country, to rock, to reggae. The group's songs are engaging, interactive, fun, and educational! Come catch this free performance and stick around for the other acts including Steve Songs, and the Gizmo Guys!

Saturday, December 13, 2014 10:30am
Cabot Street Theatre

What Time is it Mr. Fox? Duo at Sawyer Free Library

What Time is it, Mr. Fox? show at Sawyer Free Library during Gloucester's Middle

Sawyer Free Library live performance by the "What Time is it Mr. Fox?" Duo! This is just one of the great family activities during Gloucester's Middle Street Walk 2014.  Enjoy a performance from this local Gloucester Favorite! With 3rian King voice, keys and guitar and Nathan Cohen performing violin, viola & trumpet.

Saturday, December 8, 2012 10-11am
Sawyer Free Library

Christmas Happenings at The Gables

Celebrate Christmas with the House of Seven Gables Christmas Happenings Program

On Saturdays in December, The House of the Seven Gables welcomes guests for some holiday cheer!  Between 2-4 PM on the first three Saturdays in December, The House of the Seven Gables will be decked out for Christmastime, and will be offering festive programming to herald in the holiday season.

Satudays, December 6, 13 & 20, 2014 2-4pm

The Greening of the Great House

The Greening of the Great House is a wonderful North Shore Tradition!

Celebrate the magic of the holidays as the Great House on Castle Hill is festively decorated by area florists and designers. Enjoy live music, a dance performance, a children’s “Eye Spy,” refreshments, and more throughout the weekend.

Saturday, December 6, 2014 10am-5pm
Sunday, December 7, 2014 12-4pm
Roaring 20's Cocktail Party Friday, December 5, 2014 5-9pm

Santa's Arrival and Tree Lighting in Rockport

Santa Arrives in Rockport Harbor by Lobster Boat to kick off the Holiday Season!

Where else can you see Santa arrive by lobster boat? Santa will arrive at Rockport’s Bradley Wharf (the location of Motif No. One) on Bearskin Neck, following a brisk lobster boat ride across Sandy Bay. Then Santa will climb up onto a Rockport Forest Fire truck and proceed along Bearskin Neck to Dock Square, led by Rockport cub scouts and the strolling Cape Ann Jazz Band.

Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 3:45 p.m.
Downtown Rockport

Holiday Open House at Danvers Library

Join the Friends of the Peabody Instute Library for their Holiday Open House in

Friends of the Peabody Institute Library - Danvers invite you to celebrate the holiday at their annual Holiday Open House! There will be holiday music and singing provided by Classic Groove, crafts for kids, complimentary refreshments, cider and hot chocolate. The public is invited to stop by the downstairs Children’s Room and share some fun and cheer.

Saturday, December 6, 2014 1-4pm

Phillips Academy presents Handel's Messiah

The Phillips Academy Music Department will sponsor its annual holiday concert fe

The Phillips Academy Music Department is proud to sponsor its 27th annual holiday concert featuring excerpts from Handel’s oratorio, Messiah.  The program, under the direction of Christopher Walter, will feature the Phillips Academy Community Chorus and the Academy Chamber Players made up of students, faculty and staff of the Academy and musicians from the Merrimack Valley, Boston, and North Shore areas. 

Friday, December 5, 2014 7:30pm
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