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 2019 concert series runs from Sunday, July 28th through Saturday, August 3rd. 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 shopping 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 28
6:00-7:00 PM – Liz Bills & The Change
7:30-9:00 PM – Blues Benefit Concert for Homeless Vets
Monday July 29
6:00-7:00 PM – High School Battle of the Bands Winner
7:30-9:00 PM – Third Man High
Tuesday July 30
5:30-7:00 PM – Way to the River
7:30-9:00 PM – Timmy Brown
Wednesday July 31
6:00-7:00 PM – FREEVOLT
7:30-9:00 PM – B-Street Bombers
Thursday August 1
6:00-7:00 PM – Coalboilers
7:30-9:00 PM – Beatlejuice
Friday August 2
7:30-9:00 PM -CAPTURED-The Journey Show
Saturday August 3
6:00-7:00 PM – David Corson
7:30-9:00 PM – Blue Note Big Band
See below to learn more about the 2019 Yankee Homecoming Waterfront Concerts Bands.
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 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.
BLUE NOTE BIG BAND
The Blue Note Big Band, under the direction of drummer Eric Andrews, performs classic swing tunes and modern arrangements made famous by America’s great big bands. The group is one of our region’s most popular jazz orchestras.
With 16-pieces plus vocalist Denise Therrien, the Blue Note Big Band has been featured at arts and music festivals throughout New England and is a perennial favorite for family-oriented entertainment. Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the band’s history extends through three decades of concerts, community celebrations and dance events.
At a typical Blue Note Big Band concert you’ll enjoy iconic songs from The Great American Songbook. Plus classic selections from the likes of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman. And terrific tunes from Broadway and Hollywood, even Sesame Street! Prepare for a delightful evening of big band jazz with something to please all ages.
CAPTURED-THE JOURNEY SHOW
CAPTURED-The Journey Show is as close as it gets to seeing Journey in concert. This Tribute Show’s commitment to accurately recreating the music of Journey are what makes CAPTURED one of the country’s most sought after acts. With special guests— members of Foreigners Journey
THIRD MAN HIGH
Third Man High formed in January, 2005 in Salisbury MA. Performing both original material as well as cover songs, Third Man High is able to combine their passion for all rock genres.
By playing well-known classic songs as well as some more obscure selections from many diverse popular bands, the group is able to appeal to a wide range of rock music fans. Members consist of David Fowler (guitar), Gregg Brown (guitar), Owen Tilley (vocals), Rich Kuran (drums) and Jay LaBelle (bass Guitar).
Timmy Brown is a singer/songwriter/Nashville recording artist that grew up in Norton, Massachusetts, and in October 2018, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue his dreams full time. In 2017, Brown was voted New England Country Music’s Local Male Artist of the Year for the second consecutive year. His infectious energy and talent have made him a local favorite, around the New England and Rhode Island area. In the fall of 2017, he auditioned for “American Idol,” for Season 1 of the re-boot on their new network ABC, where he finished in the top 60!