29 Levesque Dr (Rte 236)
Eliot MEPLEASE NOTE: Doors open at 3 pm
Join ProjectMusicWorks as we celebrate our 11th anniversary and mission of providing free, high-quality, live music to those in need.
The event takes place in The Regatta Banquet & Conference Center in Eliot ME, a beautiful and spacious function facility located at 29 Levesque Dr (Rte 236) in the Eliot Commons.
We'll have a cash bar, silent auction with great items, free hors d'oeuvre, and live music featuring a tribute to Louis Armstrong and songs from three of the best roots, New Orleans, and gospel acts in the Seacoast: The RMS Five, The Soggy Po' Boys, and Rock My Soul.
Dancing is welcome!
Guaranteed to be an uplifting, unforgettable, grand time.
Laissez les bon temps rouler!
Red & Shorty's
4 Paul St
Special House Concert with The RMS Five
Join The RMS Five for an up-close-and-personal, "unplugged" house concert on Saturday night. The show takes place at Red & Shorty's, an intimate house concert series that takes place in a beautifully designed music room. The room holds only 40 people, so make sure to get your tickets now.
Where: Red & Shorty's, 4 Paul St, Dover NH
When: Saturday, June 13 at 8 pm
How Much: Tickets are $15. Email for reservations.
Belleville Congregational Church
300 High St
Newburyport MAJoin Rock My Soul for a soul-stirring, "raise the rafters" Saturday afternoon gospel concert as part of this year's Yankee Homecoming celebrations in Newburyport, MA. The show starts at noon and will take place at the Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High St, Newburyport MA. Due to the group's popularity, advance reservations are recommended, but tickets will also be available at the door if seats haven't sold out. Doors open at 11:30 am.
Rock My Soul's repertoire has the immediacy and soulfulness of the old-time, "golden age" American gospel sound it seeks to revive, and includes songs ranging from the Negro spirituals of the 1700s to the contemporary rootsy gospel of Ruthie Foster and the timeless soulfulness of the Staples Singers. Along the way, listeners are also treated to Civil Rights songs, favorite hymns, and "crossover" songs such as "Oh, Happy Day," which was the first gospel song to break into the Billboard Top 40 charts.
For this special Yankee Homecoming performance, the group will be debuting several new songs, including a stirring arrangement of "What Wondrous Love Is This," rousing renditions of "Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody" and Sister Rosetta Tharpe's signature song "Up Above My Head," as well as a couple of well-known surprises.
"Whether someone goes to church or not, chances are gospel music has given them sustenance and comfort at some point in their life," says Dawn Boyer, Choir Director. "Many of us sing songs like 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot' and have no idea where they came from or why those who sang them had such an impact. For instance, Sister Rosetta Tharpe was actually the first rock 'n roll guitarist, as well as the first 'crossover' artist from gospel to the top 40 charts. Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley were all influenced by her. There's a lot of rich history in American music, and all rock 'n roll, blues, hip hop, jazz, and other popular music is based on gospel. We like to show that close connection."
Tickets Available at the Door for $15
Kids 12 & Under Free
Doors Open at 11:30 am