Do you like the idea of relaxing to amazing live music with picturesque water views? Get ready to enjoy some gorgeous Newburyport summer nights featuring awesome live music when you attend the Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concerts. The 2023 concert series runs from Sunday, July 30th through Saturday, August 5th. Check the concert schedule and read more about your favorite bands below. You will find a few that everyone associates with the Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concerts, and a couple of cool new surprises too. Grab your chairs and blankets and come experience the Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concerts with your friends and family!
You can also enjoy live music from Market Square stage and Waterfront stage during the day. Check the 2023 Downtown Entertainment Schedule or view the Yankee Market Place article for Sidewalk Sales, Craft Show and other details. If you are looking for some fun things to do in Newburyport before the free live concerts we recommend a walk along the boardwalk, a visit to the Custom House Maritime Museum, and the Newburyport Art Association. Of course shopping is always a great choice! Downtown Newburyport features a wonderful selection of local boutiques so make sure to leave time to check out the Newburyport shops!
During Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concerts and throughout Yankee Homecoming there is delicious food to enjoy from vendors and a wide variety of superb restaurants in Newburyport. Enjoy the Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concerts, a free live music series on the water, a Newburyport tradition!
Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concert Lineup 2023
Sunday July 30th
7:30-9:00 PM – SCENES – A BILLY JOEL EXPERIENCE
Monday July 31st
7:30-9:00 PM – BARRY GOUDREAU ENGINE ROOM
Tuesday August 1st
7:30-9:00 PM – NO SHOES NATION
Wednesday August 2nd
7:30-9:00 PM – SALEM BOYZ
Thursday August 3rd
7:30-9:00 PM – BEATLEJUICE
Friday August 4th
7:30-9:00 PM – FORTUNE – Cancelled
Saturday August 5th
7:15-9:15 PM – 215TH ARMY BAND
2023 Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concerts Bands
SCENES – A BILLY JOEL EXPERIENCE
Formerly known as Cold Spring Harbor, Scenes – A Billy Joel experience, has been performing throughout New England and beyond since 2013. Their mission from the beginning was never to play impersonator, but instead celebrate and recreate the music of Billy Joel to the highest and most authentic standard, bringing people the $400 Billy Joel concert experience, for a reasonable price that all fans can afford! Their almost ten-year journey has lead them to some amazing venues and events, most notably Touch of Texas in Binghamton, NY, and the Newburyport Yankee Homecoming celebration playing to more than 3500 people. From specific piano sounds that Billy uses himself, to the Billy Joel classic Ray Ban sunglasses, this show is not to be missed!
BARRY GOUDREAU ENGINE ROOM
Barry Goudreau is best known for his work as the former guitarist of the band “Boston”. Barry appeared on the first two “Boston” records, that have sold a combined 25 million copies. He also did two world tours with the band and received a Grammy nomination for Best new band. While still a member of the band he recorded his solo record “Barry Goudreau”, which was released on the Epic record label. The single “Dreams” received heavy airplay but the controversy surrounding the album led to his leaving the band. After leaving “Boston” he formed the band “Orion the Hunter”. They had a hit single with the song “So you Ran”, and toured with “Aerosmith” on their “Back in the Saddle” tour.
Barry started “Barry Goudreau’s Engine Room” with his former bandmates Maes, now on keyboards and singing lead, along with Archibald. Tony DePietro joined on the drums. The band is augmented with back up singers Joanie Cicatelli, Terry O’Soro and Mary Beth Maes, who are described as the band’s “Special Sauce”. Their second CD “The Road” a follow up to their first “ Full Steam Ahead” is available now. The band will be performing tracks from the new record, as well cuts from his other projects, and of course some of “Boston’s “biggest hits. For more information go to barrygoudreausengineroom.com.
NO SHOES NATION
The six accomplished musicians of the No Shoes Nation Band pay tribute to Kenny Chesney’s incredible catalog of Billboard Charting hit songs from his top selling albums. The No Shoes Nation Band recreates a Kenny Chesney show, playing the music you know and love. The No Shoes Nation Band brings the thrill and excitement of a Kenny Chesney concert with the same outstanding musicianship that has driven Kenny to sell out stadiums all over the country. A No Shoes Nation Band show is guaranteed to engage any size crowd, bringing them to their feet and keeping the “No Shoes Nation” fans coming back time after time!
The Salem Boyz is a nostalgia-rich, 12-piece classic rock and dance band with horn section, made up of reunited high school friends from Salem, New Hampshire. Our passion is bringing communities together and celebrating our favorite era of music, the 1970’s into early 80’s. We perform during the summer at Hampton Beach, at reunions and hometown events.
BEATLEJUICE doesn’t mimic the Beatles, they honor them! Widely recognized as the finest interpreters of Lennon & McCartney, Beatlejuice combines wonderful vocals, great musicianship and true respect for their heroes. Playing special tribute to the late Brad Delp will be friends Mike Girard and Joe Holaday (Newburyport’s own) of “The Fools” along with Jim Rogers, Buddy Bernard, Steve Baker, John Muzzy and Dave Mitchell. This will be an evening of celebration, love and remembrance and the greatest rock ‘n roll music ever written!
FORTUNE – Cancelled
For over three decades, Fortune has regularly packed venues throughout New England. Hailing from Peabody, MA, this 6-piece band has long maintained a reputation for smooth three and four part vocal harmonies, dynamic and melodic textures of multiple guitars and keyboards, and a tight rhythm section; this allowed for limitless possibilities in both writing original songs and covering any song they wanted to. Along with their original music they are known of calling out songs from artists such as Queen, Journey, Boston, Queensrych, Led Zepplin and many more!
Over the years, Fortune has been privileged to open for nationally successful bands such as Cheap Trick, Kansas, Dave Mason, Blood, Sweat, and Tears, Robin Trower, Bad Company, Blue Oyster Cult, The Guess Who, Ben Orr, America, and Jefferson Starship. More recently, Fortune was called to open for Kansas for the fourth time over the past decade.
Fortune is: Bob Vose, Lead vocals; Bill Plourde, Guitar; Pete DiStefano, Guitar; Steve Baker, Keyboards; Lou Spagnola, Bass; Dickie Paris; Drums
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215TH ARMY BAND
The 215th Army Band of the Massachusetts Army National Guard remains one of the nation’s finest military bands. For more than 60 years, the band has performed throughout New England and the world, bringing the Army’s fine musical traditions and goodwill to thousands of listeners.