Being Petty – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers EXPERIENCEFirehouse Center for the Arts Market Square, Newburyport, MA, United States
Being Petty is more than just the average cover or tribute band. Audiences are awestruck by the flawless recreation of the look (accurate wardrobe, wigs and accessories), sound (authentic guitars, amps and drums) and feel of the original band. The live show now includes multimedia for a truly huge concert experience.
Judy CollinsFirehouse Center for the Arts Market Square, Newburyport, MA, United States
As part of the Firehouse's brand new Living Room Concert Series, presented by The Geraghty Group, we are thrilled to welcome Judy Collins to our Institution for Savings Mainstage. She is a modern-day Renaissance woman who is a filmmaker, record label head, musical mentor, and an in-demand keynote speaker for mental health and suicide prevention. She continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart.
Oh He DeadFirehouse Center for the Arts Market Square, Newburyport, MA, United States
Oh He Dead hails from Washington, D.C., and is quickly garnering national attention. Lead singer CJ Johnson “maneuvers her powerful voice — a combination of Stevie Nicks and Tracy Chapman” (NPR) in rhythm with the band’s “infectiously groovy” and “sublime instrumentation” (NPR) to create an “infectious and soulful sound” (Washington Post).
BLKBOKFirehouse Center for the Arts Market Square, Newburyport, MA, United States
BLKBOK's live, high-energy performance is culturally reflective and seeks to entertain with a live piano based performance like none you have ever seen before. BLKBOK's vision is to illuminate awareness for all, encouraging dialogue and counterpoint in the way we perceive ourselves and the world we live in together.
Aaron GoodvinFirehouse Center for the Arts Market Square, Newburyport, MA, United States
In addition to being an electrifying live performer, Goodvin is an incomparable singer/songwriter whose music resonates with fans worldwide. His dossier includes two critically acclaimed albums, two number one singles, several top 10s, a 2018 CCMA Songwriter of the Year Award, a 2020 JUNO Award nomination for Country Album of the Year, and a tour with Rascal Flatts.
An Evening with Chris SmitherFirehouse Center for the Arts Market Square, Newburyport, MA, United States
Born in Miami, during World War II, Chris Smither grew up in New Orleans where he first started playing music as a child. The son of a Tulane University professor, he was taught the rudiments of instrumentation by his uncle on his mother’s ukulele. “Uncle Howard,” Smither says, “showed me that if you knew three chords, you could play a lot of the songs you heard on the radio. And if you knew four chords, you could pretty much rule the world.” With that bit of knowledge under his belt, he was hooked. “I’d loved acoustic music – specifically the blues – ever since I first heard Lightnin’ Hopkins’ Blues In My Bottle album. I couldn’t believe the sound Hopkins got. At first I thought it was two guys playing guitar. My style, to a degree, came out of trying to imitate that sound I heard.”
John GorkaFirehouse Center for the Arts Market Square, Newburyport, MA, United States
From New Jersey, John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. His rich multifaceted songs full of depth, beauty and emotion gained attention from critics and audiences across the country, as well as in Europe . In addition to his 11 critically acclaimed albums, many well known artists have recorded and/or performed John Gorka songs, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black and Maura O’Connell.
Peter YarrowFirehouse Center for the Arts Market Square, Newburyport, MA, United States
Peter’s talents as a creative artist—both with Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer—are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs Peter, Paul & Mary have recorded, including “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Day is Done,” “Light One Candle,” and “The Great Mandala.”
Tom ChapinFirehouse Center for the Arts Market Square, Newburyport, MA, United States
In a career that spans six decades, 26 albums and three GRAMMY awards, Hudson Valley Troubadour Tom Chapin has covered an incredible amount of creative ground. In addition to his work as a recording artist and concert performer, Chapin has acted on Broadway, as well as working extensively in television, radio and film.