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Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concerts – Check the Schedule

By Laura Bentley, Newburyport.Com Correspondent

Owner of Newburyport.Com, Laura manages Business Development, Fundraising, the VIP Program, Blogging and the Events Calendar.


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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 2017 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!

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 shopoing at our many inviting local shops. If you prefer, you could relax on a comfortable bench and enjoy the live entertainment in historic Market Square!

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 30th
6:00-7:00 PM – High School Battle of the Bands winner
7:30-9:00 PM – Rage ‘N’ Age

Monday July 31st
6:00-7:00 PM – Mostly Young
7:30-9:00 PM – Beach Blast with Moonlight Surfers

Tuesday August 1st
5:30-7:00 PM – Way to the River
7:30-9:00 PM – Timmy Brown

Wednesday August 2nd
6:00-7:00 PM –  Freevolt
7:30-9:00 PM – B-Street Bombers

Thursday August 3rd
7:30-9:00 PM – Beatlejui

Friday August 4th
7:30-9:00 PM – Foreigners Journey

Saturday August 5th
7:30-9:00 PM – Dark Desert Eagles

See below to learn more about the 2017 Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concerts Bands.

RAGE “N” AGE
Rage ‘N’ Age is a New Hampshire and Massachusetts based band that has been together for 18 years. With David on drums, Peter on bass, Bob on guitar, Gary on keyboard, and everyone on vocals, RNA performs songs from the Fifties to today. Vocal harmonies and audience participation are what sets this band apart from many other groups, leaving a lasting impression everywhere they play.  Their venues include the Hampton Beach Seashell, Capones, The Fireside, Maddie’s of Saugus as well as too many weddings and private parties to mention. You can check out the band schedule and playlist at Ragenage.com. Happy 60th Yankee Homecoming!

MOSTLY YOUNG
It started as a Neil Young thing and evolved into an original thing – new music that captures the vibe of the bands that defined a generation.  It is a feeling – it is Mostly Young

BEACH BLAST WITH MOONLIGHT SURFERS
Help us welcome the legendary Moonlight Surfers with EJ Ouellette for a Beach Blast party showcasing rock and roll music from the 60’s.  As an Americana, rock and folk singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist, EJ performs regularly with his band EJ Ouelette & Crazy Maggy.  EJ Ouellette is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences in 5 categories: Singer, Songwriter, Instrumentalist, Producer and Engineer.  Come in your favorite Hawaiian attire, and make sure you stay and watch as we crown our King Kahuna and Little Surfer Girl.

WAY TO THE RIVER
Newburyport’s very own local cover band covering all decades of rock music. Members include the talented Tim Guldemond, Dave Danis, Tim McCafferty and Coley Rybicki

TIMMY BROWN
Singer/Songwriter Timmy Brown hails from Norton Mass and has been singing and performing since the age of 5. Performing solo and with his band Black Diamond, Timmy has been all the buzz in local country artists since his appearance last season on American Idol, reaching the “Hollywood Round” on the popular national TV talent show. Since then, Timmy has been working on crafting his own unique sound and modern country voice and has just released his debut EP, recorded at the famous Sound Emporium and Blackbird studios in Nashville TN. His first single released from the album, ‘Lil Bit’ has been getting airplay on 101.7 the Bull, Boston’s new country station where the song won an on-air “battle of the bands” contest vs. national acts like Blake Shelton and Old Dominion.  Timmy is one of the most exciting local country artists in ages and has a huge future ahead in the national Country Music scene.

FREEVOLT
Freevolt is a roots rock Americana jam reggae funk trop pop act grown from the soil of Massachusetts in 2012. The band is recognized for their high energy performance, dynamic changes, tight grooves, positive message and the passionate vocals. Freevolt was just voted Best Bands in the North Shore by the Daily News.

B STREET BOMBERS
Celebrating 35 years performing live music, THE B STREET BOMBERS has been one of the most highly sought after show bands in the Boston area, bringing high energy, world class music to any venue! Formed in 1981, the band is enjoying an unprecedented successful run, and the band has received tremendous notoriety of an outstanding level of musicianship.

BEATLEJUICE
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!

FOREIGNERS JOURNEY
Foreigners Journey – An incredible show of the sights and sounds of Foreigner and Journey. Bringing together the incredible sounds of two of rocks greatest arena bands of the 80’s – Foreigner & Journey. Experience the rock ballads Waiting for a Girl Like You, I Want to Know What Love is, Faithfully & Open Arms along with rock classics Cold as Ice, Urgent, Hot Blooded, Separate Ways, Don’t Stop Believing & Anyway You Want it, performed as the originals were, in their original key and pitch!

DARK DESERT EAGLES
The Eagles were an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971.  With five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and six number one albums, The Eagles are one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more then 150 million records. Touched by the passing of Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey, Pat Badger (an original member of the multi-platinum rock act Extreme) set out to form the Dark Desert Eagles band. Badger is an enormous fan of The Eagles‘ musicianship, vocal harmonies and timeless repertoire. Pat Badger set out to find the best of best in the music community. He enlisted fellow Extreme band member Kevin Figueiredo, multi-instrumentalist Chris Lester, soaring guitar hero Eric Clemenzi a Berklee graduate, and Tom Appleman a Berklee College of Music Professor. Each of the musicians in the Dark Desert Eagles painstakingly re-creates the amazing soaring harmonies and music of The Eagles!

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