WEEKEND PERFORMANCES AUG. 27 AND 28
HAVE BEEN CANCELED DUE TO IMMINENT STORM.
REFUNDS ON THE WAY.
REFUNDS ON THE WAY.
Maudslay winds up 19th summer concert season with
Paul Broadnax Quintet and The Walker Creek Band
Maudslay Arts Center (MAC) winds up its 19th summer concert season this weekend with two perennial favorites. Paul Broadnax Quintet will perform on Saturday evening, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. and The Walker Creek Band on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 2 p.m. MAC is located at 95 Curzon Mill Road, Newburyport. Broadnax, the ever popular jazz vocalist, pianist and recording artist, will present a special concert of jazz standards on Saturday evening with his wonderful ensemble including sax man Fred Haas and one of Newburyport’s favorite sons, drummer Les Harris, Jr. Known for his “King Thing” (Nat Cole’s singing and playing), and the powerful influence of Joe Williams, Broadnax has appeared with many nationally recognized jazz artists including such notables as Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Milt Hinton and Dorothy Donegan, Alan Dawson, Lionel Hampton, Cab Calloway, Jimmy Witherspoon, Diane Carrol, Donna Byrne and Rebecca Parris. Twice nominated for the Boston Music Awards Jazz Singer of the Year, and chosen in 2003 as Musician of the Year by the Boston Musicians’ Association, Broadnax is a musical legend in our own time. Then come back to Maudslay Arts Center on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 2 p.m. for for The Walker Creek Band, which has been entertaining crowds for almost 30 years presenting a wide range of music from Bruce Cockburn to Van Morrison. With a great mix of instruments and styles, the concert promises to be a wonderful way to conclude the 19th summer concert season at the Maudslay. Whether you’re sitting under the stars on a moonlit evening, or lounging on a blanket on a Sunday afternoon, the Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series provides the perfect setting for your entertainment pleasure. Maudslay Arts Center is located at 95 Curzon Mill Road in Newburyport. The concerts are held rain or shine, moving inside to the MAC Concert Barn when weather dictates. Concert goers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner, which can be casual or as elaborate as a gourmet meal with tablecloth and flowers and whatever suits the patron’s fancy. Delicious desserts such as seasonal cobblers, brownies, and local ice cream, and beverages may be purchased during intermission, all served by dedicated MAC volunteers, who continue to make this non-profit series happen. Saturday performances start at 7 p.m., with gates opening at 6 p.m. Patio seating (tables and chairs) is $20, while lawn seating (bring your own chairs or blankets) is $18. Children 12 and under are free.
Sunday performances start at 2 p.m. with gates opening at 1 p.m. General admission is $10. Children 12 and under are free.
To purchase tickets online (major credit cards accepted), or for further information about the performers, visit the MAC website at www.maudslayartscenter.org. Tickets also may be purchased at the gate (cash or check only), or by calling to reserve at (978) 499-0050.
The series is supported with generous donations and grants from The Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank, The Provident Bank, Institution for Savings, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), and dedicated volunteers and patrons. The Saturday evening performances are sponsored by The Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank.