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 2022 concert series runs from Sunday, July 31st through Saturday, August 6th. 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 2022 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!
Sunday July 31st
7:30-9:00 PM – EJ Oulette & Crazy Maggie
Monday August 1st
7:30-9:00 PM – Cold Spring Harbor
Tuesday August 2nd
7:30-9:00 PM – Andrew McManus Band
Wednesday August 3rd
7:30-9:00 PM – Salem Boyz
Thursday August 4th
7:30-9:00 PM – Beatlejuice
Friday August 5th
7:30-9:00 PM – Fortune
Saturday August 6th
7:15-9:15 PM – 12 Barz Band
See below to learn more about the 2022 Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concerts Bands.
EJ Outlette & Crazy Maggie
Front man, string wizard and song smith EJ Ouellette takes listeners on a wild ride every time he performs with his band EJ Ouellette & Crazy Maggy. The Nor’east’s Premiere Regional Roots Band. A guitar journeyman/banjo/mandolin and fiddle master demonstrates creativity and passion with original songs and Nor’east fiddle-driven tunes. Our main mission is to bring JOY to our audiences. Ouellette, a recently Grammy® Nominated Song Producer/Featured Artist/Engineer in the 2022 Grammy® Awards, easily jumps genres, merging American Roots, Celtic/Acadian/Upper Appalachian fiddle tunes and songs in a contemporary fashion. The current Line up is long time Maggy member and sax/vocals/percussionist Steve Baker, Carol Coronis on Vocals/Guitar/Cittern, Ray Himmer Jr. on Bass and Pete Whitehead on drums and vocals.
COLD SPRING HARBOR
Cold Spring Harbor is a Billy Joel tribute band consisting of Benjamin Eramo, Lead Singer/Pianist; Josh Heselton, Drummer; Andrew Pesaturo, Lead Guitarist; Jake Smith, Guitarist; Rob Macy, Bassist; Sean Godbout, Percussion; and a rotating saxophonist. At any Cold Spring Harbor show, you can expect to hear the full variety of Billy Joel’s gentle love songs to his popular arena rock songs, and everything in between! The Entertainer, Keeping The Faith, Only The Good Die Young, Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song), New York State Of Mind, Piano Man, The River Of Dreams, It’s Still Rock n’ Roll To Me, The Stranger, Uptown Girl, Vienna, We Didn’t Start The Fire, and more!
ANDREW MCMANUS BAND
Andrew McManus is an emerging Singer / Songwriter who calls Greater Boston home. Born and raised in Rowley MA, his influences stem from the Alternative Rock he grew up on and evolved into the Modern Country sound that is prominent today. Andrew formed his band in 2016 and has gained momentum in the Boston Country Music scene with an edgier Country / Rock experience at their shows.
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 home town 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 Bob Squires. This will be an evening of celebration, love and remembrance and the greatest rock ‘n roll music ever written!
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; SteveBaker, Keyboards; Lou Spagnola, Bass; Dickie Paris; Drums
For more information, visit our Facebook page:
12 BARZ BAND
Don’t Miss 7 Piece Horn and Vocal Powerhouse 12 BARZ BAND, co-led by one of Boston’s most respected and beloved Vocalist-Frontmen, Allan Michael Marcus and Journeyman-Guitarist, Ed Dondero. These two seasoned and electric performers together with their killer Horn and Rhythm sections bring it to the stage every single night. The Legendary 12 BARZ BAND will keep all ages dancing and entertained with their musicianship, song selections and stage presence. The Band will give a fresh take on classic songs without taking away the original artists deserved due. Allan, Ed and the boys are sure to make this the best concert of the Summer. Don’t miss 12 BARZ BAND!