Find Unique, Locally Crafted Gifts & Have a Blast!
At 9 Wallis in Downtown Beverly
- 20+ Local Vendors, Artisans & Crafters
(Still space for a couple more vendors CLICK HERE to register)
- Rockin’ Holiday Music by Beverly High School Band
- Fine Wines, Local Craft Beers, Specialty Cocktails & Top Shelf Spirits
- Fun, Hassle-Free Shopping in the North Shore’s Newest, Most Elegant Venue
Enjoy a relaxing drink, support local artisans and find unique gifts for the ones you love. This event is FREE and open to the public! Plenty of nearby parking (see map here).
Two of our favorite performers on the same stage! Tickets here!
SORRY RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 21st
Come to 9 Wallis tomorrow night (Thursday 5/24)
to Kick-Off the Holiday Weekend!
- SIP: FREE Whiskey Tasting by Ryan & Wood
- TASTE: Special Small-Tasting Selections from Local Favorite Rasta Kitchen Farm to Table Catering
- DANCE: Music by Local Rising Stars MARTIN and KELLY Best Dance Floor on Boston’s North Shore!
The incredibly talented duo of Jilly Martin and Ryan Brooks Kelly have become the next must-see act from New England to Nashville. On Sunday, they brought the house down opening for The Oak Ridge Boys at the Cabot. And they’ve been featured as support acts for Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Justin Moore and Sarah Evans.
Advance Tickets Only $15 – At the Door $20 GET TICKETS
Gloucester’s favorite Renée Dupuis and Jim Gaudet join Susan Cattaneo for a co-bill with The Railroad Boys tomorrow night at Old Sloop GET TICKETS HERE
Our friend Charles Neville is gone. He was a generous spirit who shared his soul and his tremendous wisdom with everyone he knew. Vickie and I were blessed to know him for just over 10 years, and in that short time we felt the warmth of his heart, the power of his music and the brilliance of his infectious smile transform every audience who had the great pleasure of being in the house while he was on stage. We are deeply grateful to Henri Smith for bringing Charles to Gloucester and Beverly and introducing him to us. Here’s a taste of what it was like to be in his presence — filmed at Celebrate Gloucester in 2010 and at the Larcom in Beverly in 2013.
Each of these guys Anthony Geraci, Dennis Brennan and Willie J. Laws are amazing musicians that take you on a journey. All three together on the same stage at the same time is going to be amazing – you are not going to want to miss it. Saturday Night in Beverly at 9 Wallis – tickets start at $15 Get them here. Add Pre-Show Dinner and make an evening of it.
Check out this video if you are not convinced!
- Design of Mine – The Flutter Shawl
- Bare Cheek Beauty
- Angie’s Alpacas
- Visual Interest Design
- Drift Designs
- Ruby Hearts
- Lisa Carlson’s Glass Beaded Jewelry
- Rebecca’s Mini Lobster Trap Ornaments and decorations
- Laurie Lufkin – with her Boxes of goodies
- Plus more…
Come enjoy some Rockin’ Holiday Music, a cocktail and fun hassle-free shopping. Hope to see you all on Wednesday.
No, I’m not kidding. On Thursday, the FCC will most likely vote to repeal Net Neutrality, the rule that prevents Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from slowing down (a.k.a. throttling) or blocking websites and streaming services. This means Comcast will be allowed to block your access to GMG for any reason they like. And they could charge GMG a fee in order to have the block removed. You and Joey and I will have no recourse.
But it gets worse. If you have a small business, Comcast could also block your website and force you to pay a premium to get the block removed. The technology exists for Comcast to block your Facebook page if they like and Facebook will have no recourse to prevent that.
As you might guess, there are those who favor repealing Net Neutrality, namely people at Comcast, AT&T and Verizon. FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai, who proposed the repeal, is the former Associate General Council for Verizon where he handled competition matters, regulatory issues, and counseling of business units on broadband initiatives. Perhaps now you’re getting the picture.
Ajit Pai has called Net Neutrality “a solution in search of a problem” which conveniently ignores the many times ISPs did exactly what we’re afraid of until the FCC came to our rescue. See examples here. Once Net Neutrality is repealed, the FCC will no longer be able to come to our rescue.
Imagine if the phone company decided to block calls to your mother in Iowa because whatever phone company she uses out there doesn’t want to pay a premium to allow calls from Massachusetts.
“That sort of thing has never happend,” you might say. And you’d be right. Because phone companies aren’t allowed to block calls or redirect them or add static or interfere with the sound or video quality — all things that ISPs will be allowed to do without the Net Neutrality rules. But wait! Do you have VOIP from Comcast? Or Verizon? Or AT&T? Better call your mom now and explain why you might not be able to call her after Thursday.
And while you’re at it, you might want to call your congressman Seth Moulton (202) 225-8020 and Senators Ed Markey 617-565-8519 and Elizabeth Warren (617) 565-3170. Ask them to pressure the FCC not to repeal Net Neutrality. And if that doesn’t work, perhaps congress can make Net Neutrality the law of the land.
This is serious folks. The time to act is now.
A few weeks ago, Joey called me asking if we were planning to have any shows for kids — and we got inspired.
We wanted to produce a show is as much fun for adults as it is for kids.
Comedy, Juggling, Music, Audience Participation, Lots of Fun!
And because it’s the Saturday after Thanksgiving, we invited Santa to make a magical appearance, hand out some gifts and pose on our stage with your child (or grandchild) for a perfectly lit photo op.
All for only 15 bucks! GET TICKETS HERE.
Snacks and beverages for adults and kids will be available for purchase. All you have to do is bring the kids, relax and enjoy the show!
You will not leave Mary Gauthier’s concert the same person who walked in.
Don’t be scared by the fact that most of the seats left for Vinnie Favorito Unfiltered – EARLY SHOW are sold. Every seat @ 9 Wallis is a good seat. But they’re going fast. You don’t want to be that guy who calls us on Saturday asking to get into a sold out show do you? Get your TICKETS NOW
Vinnie is known for his comedy roasts of such celebs as Tom Arnold, Magic Johnson, Pat O’Brien and even Larry King, Vinnie Favorito has a unique style of comedy. Scripted material just isn’t a priority for this Boston-born comic who earned his stripes at the Improv and the Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Headlining Vegas since 2003, Vinnie has been performing in comedy clubs and on TV for more than 20 years.
If you’re looking for safe and politically correct humor, then this off the cuff funny show probably isn’t for you … but if you want some edgy and raw unfiltered comedy with bite, Vinnie just might become your new Favorito.
Boston’s Gary Marino of the World Gone Crazy Comedy Band opens the show.
WARNING: Vinnie Favorito intends to offend. If you are easily offended, go see another show. Must be 18 years or older to attend.
Rasta Pasta Pizzeria will sell their Fresh Made Pizza, Meatball Subs & Canoli during this show!
It all started when Gloucester’s Joe Langhan (a founder of the Food Network) invited me to taste his pastrami. Having grown up in the pastrami capital of the world (NY), I was skeptical. But I went down to see Joe’s Beantown Pastrami operation at the Boston Public Market and had a sandwich. Instantly, I was transported! I hadn’t tasted pastrami like this since — not the last time but — 2 times ago when I went to NYC — a few years at least.
Right then, Joe and I agreed to try a Beantown Pastrami pop-up during a blues concert at our new venue, 9 Wallis, right down the road in Beverly. The first one in early August was a huge success. Joe ran out of food. So we tried it again 2 weeks later. Another hit.
Having been so popular in the evening, Joe wanted to try it for lunch (pastrami’s favorite meal) every Friday … but with a twist.
“What if you have a comedy show so people can Laugh Over Lunch (#LOL)?” he suggested.
Vickie and I LOVED the idea and together with Joe, we coined the phrase Pastromedy (Comedy + Pastrami = Pastromedy), which debuts this Friday from Noon – 2pm.
This week’s PASTROMEDY features Chris D, winner of the wildly successful Next Big Catch – North Shore Comedy Contest at 9 Wallis in July and is hosted by Gary Marino founder of the World Gone Crazy Comedy Band and owner of Harmon-Marino LIVE, which produces the comedy shows at 9 Wallis.
Joe expanded his Beantown Pastrami menu for 9 Wallis to include corned beef sandwich plates (including Reuben and Rachel) as well as turkey. All plates are served with Cape Cod Potato Chips and whole Maitland Mountain Farm pickles are available at for an extra charge.
Comedy is free.
Sooooo….have a fun lunch — and maybe start your weekend early by treating yourself to the best pastrami in New England, right down the road in Beverly. Don’t worry about the calories ’cause you’ll laugh your ass off!
A wonderful concert for a very important cause. GET TICKETS HERE:
Phil Ochs Song Night on Sunday, September 17 is a fundraiser for Family Promise North Shore Boston, an interfaith hospitality network that provides shelter, meals, job support and case management for homeless families. The First Congregational Church is a Family Promise host church. The concert will feature performs Greg Greenway and Pat Wictor of Brother Sun, along with Reggie Harris and Tom Prasada-Rao. The concert will be hosted by Sonny Ochs, Phil’s sister.
The Cape Ann Community Band under the direction of David Benjamin, plays their annual summer concert, on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at 7pm at the at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand, Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester MA. The concert theme is “music for a Summer Evening”. The program features a wide range of band favorites including selections from Phantom of the Opera, Blue Tango, John Williams selections, marches and more. Local soloist Dana Cohen (trombone) will also be featured. The concert is sponsored by Bank Gloucester. The band is comprised of Cape Ann musicians, young and old, who come together for six weeks of rehearsal; culminating in this concert.
This will be the seventh of eight concerts held at the bandstand this summer. This year is the thirty-first anniversary season of these free concerts in the park. Large audiences continue to attend and listen in this picturesque setting overlooking Gloucester’s outer harbor.
The concert is free to the public. Parking is free and the venue and rest rooms are wheelchair-accessible. Bring a blanket or chair and perhaps picnic dinner. For further information please visit DavidLBenjamin.com or call 978-281-0543
Feel like you’re drowning in negative buzz? Maybe it’s time to laugh. You’ll laugh alright on Saturday night, right down the road in Beverly at 9 Wallis when Loretta LaRoche takes you back to Brooklyn and back in time to the humor of growing up with her Italian family in her hysterical show Love, Laughter, and Lasagna.
You can even eat some lasagna prepared by Beverly’s favorite deli Gloria Food Store before the show to get you in the mood.
You may remember Loretta from her PBS specials (see video below) or inspirational programs at North Shore Music Theatre a few years ago — and those programs were funny. Trust me: Love Laughter and Lasagna is even funnier! Come on down; you’ll feel better!