Thursday, July 18, 2013

Block Party is Coming - This Saturday in Downtown GTown

Saturday marks the first of the 3 night Blockparty Series in Downtown Gloucester. I provided some of the fun entertrainment (hula hooping, bellydancing, salsa in the streets) when I ran the studio and later worked on the Downtown Block Party Committee and I can honestly say, putting together this huge, amazing and growing set of nights on the town is no small effort. I'm sure I speak for many local folks and businesses when I give a big shout out to the crew that keeps these fun night going.

Here's the word on what's happening:

Downtown Block Party Website Link

Celebrate summer at the First Block Party of 2013 in downtown Gloucester. Main Street transforms into a strolling mall featuring al fresco dining; stores open for shopping; Kids’ Town games and multi-performances at five outdoor stages. Diverse bands, dance troupes and you, the audience, perform! It starts at 6 pm and it’s free!

Help select the new Block Party Cocktail created from Ryan and Woods Liquors. Sample selections at participating restaurants and vote for winner at the Ryan and Woods table at the Marketplace! Make sure you're at least age 21!

Be on Main Street at six pm Saturday July 20th for the opening acts. Enjoy a drink or a meal at any of the al fresco restaurants. Run in for a drink, run out for a dance! Our distinctive downtown stores are open for your enjoyment until 11 pm! See Street Map for Stage Locations.

July 20 Entertainment

Applied Materials Stage (SOVEREIGN STAGE) @ Sovereign Bank Upper Main St.
  • 6:00 PM - A Little Bit Country
  • 7:00 PM A short interlude with the Rose Baker Singers
  • 7:20 PM - Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester
  • 8:20 PM - Not That Blonde
  • 9:20 PM - Lauriellen and the Boys
Whitmarsh Lock & Safe Stage (SARGENT STAGE) - Middle Main St. by Sargent House
  • 6:00 PM - Dr. Bones' Circus of Marvels
  • 7:00 PM - Fraternal Combustion Engine
  • 8:00 PM - Inge Berge
  • 9:00 PM - The Electric Ear with Special Guest Flag Worship
Bank Gloucester Stage (MYSTERY TRAIN STAGE) - Lower Main Street in front of Mystery Train Records and the CA Cinema
  • 6:00 PM - T. Max
  • 7:00 PM - Joe and Renee
  • 8:00 PM - Cape Ann Dance Company
  • 8:30 PM - Alek Razdan and the Polygroove Orchestra
*All times approximate 

  • Ned and the Big Babies @ 8PM


If you have questions you can contact the following people by email: 
Organization, Publicity:
 Valerie Marcley
Artistic Director (Talent):
 Will Hunt
Restaurant Liaison:
 Mark McDonough
Merchant Liaison: 
Lucinda Seigel 
Sponsor Information:
 Judith Brackley
Sponsor Rep:
 Kirstin Elaine Myers

The Downtown Gloucester Block Party Series is a project of the non-profit Cape Ann Business Incubator.
Need to see it for yourself? posted this flicker album of photos I took 2? years back.
Block Party Slideshow

And, of course, you should go like'em on Facebook for up to the minute news on performers and restaurants being added all the time.  Gloucester Block Party Facebook Page

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