Hey...Let's Rock the Boat!
Join us for Rock the Boat fundraiser to support the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA) on Friday, November 7th from 6:30-9:30pm. The event will be held at Arts at the Armory in Somerville. Rock the Boat is a tasting and music event that will highlight local-dayboat seafood tastings from area restaurants, live music, chef demos, a fisheries-focused art exhibit, raffle, and an auction! The evening will be joined by folk rock singer-songwriter, Christina Berry and the Bob Marley tribute reggae band, Hope Road.
Ticket price will also include one free drink. Attendees will have a chance to taste the bounty of the ocean, learn about sustainable fisheries, dance to the music and bid on an awesome lineup of auction prizes while raising funds for a great organization.
NAMA works with coastal communities that depend on fishing to protect our marine environment, strengthen local leadership, and give voice to independent, community based fishermen. NAMA advocates for policies that advance social, economic, and environmental justice throughout the entire seafood value chain.
Tickets may be purchased online at namarocktheboat.eventbrite.com. Learn more about NAMA at www.namanet.org or call 978-281-6934.
When: Nov 7, 2014 6 PM to Nov 7, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts Cost: $40 (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18 )
The self-proclaimed "Original Gangster from Cleveland," Bushwalla represents the eclectic talents of Billy "Bushwalla" Galewood. Bushwalla started performing musical theater at the age of 9 and he crafted his performing skills over the next 10 years as a professional clown with the Cleveland Opera, Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, and the Cleveland Ballet. Later, in New York, he supported himself as a street performer, entertaining onlookers with juggling, magic, chair-balancing, and fire-breathing.
When: Oct 4, 2014 8 PM to Oct 4, 2014 11 PMin Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Oct 2014 20 )
In the short time since her graduation from Boston's renowned Berklee College of Music, singer-songwriter Liz Longley has assembled an impressive resume. While best known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks voice, Liz has steadily developed a reputation as an accomplished songwriter, crafting intimately personal portraits through her music. In the past two years, Liz has taken home top prizes at some of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country, including the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship Competition, the International Acoustic Music Awards and the Rocky Mountain Folk Fest Songwriting Competition. New England named her the 2011 Female Performer of the Year, the Washington Post declared that Liz is "destined for a larger audience" and Dig Boston called her "a rising acoustic sensation." Even John Mayer is a fan, calling her music "gorgeous, simply gorgeous." A Philadelphia native, Liz recently made the move to Nashville, Tennessee where she has quickly made her presence known throughout Music City. In addition to writing more than forty songs with some of the best songwriters in the business, Liz has also managed to keep up her seemingly never-ending touring schedule, playing over one hundred shows in the last year - all without the help of a record label or booking agent. While Liz frequently supports the likes of Shawn Colvin, Amos Lee, Paula Cole, Nanci Griffith, Livingston Taylor, Lori McKenna and Colin Hay, something remarkable has begun to happen - audiences are emerging from these shows as fast fans of Liz's music as well. An engaging performer with an effortless stage presence, Liz has broken advance ticket and merchandise sales records at numerous venues across the country. Most recently, Liz's music has taken center stage on a national level with numerous television placements and radio airplay. ABC's critically acclaimed series NY Med featured Liz's music throughout the first season, and the 2012 season finale of Lifetime's Army Wives displayed her towering vocals in an epic grand finale song, "This Is Not the End." Executives at SiriusXM caught wind of her captivating cover of Van Morrison's hit "Moondance" and added it into regular rotation, along with her award-winning original song, "When You've Got Trouble." After an impressive response from listeners, Liz was invited to perform live in the SiriusXM studios in New York City and was named one of their Coffee House Discoveries of 2011. Following the success of her previous release, Hot Loose Wire, and an impressive crowdfunding campaign this past summer, Liz recently returned to the studio where she recorded her fourth full-length album which is scheduled to be released in 2014. JESSE TERRY Jesse Terry is an internationally award-winning singer-songwriter whose transcendent life and music make him one of the most prolific indie artists today; his intimacy with audiences, sincerity, and approachability solidifying him as a favorite at nationwide live venues and concert series. With three full-length albums, The Runner, Empty Seat On A Plane, and Stay Here With Me, this salt of the earth musician's lyrical mastery, emotional depth, and soothing voice have often been compared to the likes of Ryan Adams, Jackson Browne, Ray LaMontagne, and James Taylor, reaching deep into listeners' hearts to envelope them in shared joy, sadness, love, and unrelenting hope. The Grand Prize winner of The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, The NSAI/CMT Song Contest, and The We Are Listening Singer/Songwriter Awards, he has garnered worldwide acclaim including the elite honor of performing for US and NATO troops stationed at Thule Air Base in Greenland, and an official endorsement by Stonebridge Guitars International. "His ability to craft memorable songs is complimented by his supreme ability to deliver them in a sometimes funny, sometimes gut wrenching, but always sincere and authentic manner," praises Dave Dircks, host of the #1 Acoustic Podcast on iTunes, Acoustic Long Island. "At the core of it all, his personality sunny naivety meets gritty wisdom is what sets Jesse Terry apart"
When: Feb 27, 2015 8 PM to Feb 27, 2015 10 PMin Marblehead, Massachusetts Cost: 10 - 20 USD (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20 )
Sponsored by: Women's Lunch Place Minimum age: 16 Volunteers will help with slicing, dicing, mixing, spicing and plating the meal, serve a hot lunch to the guests, and assist with next-day prep and kitchen clean-up, including running the dishwasher. Please come prepared to jump in where needed! Hairnets or baseball caps are available at the Women's . . .
When: Oct 10, 2014 10:45:00 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:45:00 )
Sponsored by: Military Friends Foundation Minimum age: 16 Massachusetts Run For The Fallen (MARFTF) is a Military Friends Foundation project dedicated to keeping alive the memory of our military Heroes that gave their lives to protect our freedom since September 11, 2001. This year we are seeking volunteers for this official 9/11 community service project . . .
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