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Downtown Gloucester Block Party Series

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Venue/Address: Main Street
  • Location: Main Street, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
  • Handicap Accessible: Yes
  • Parking: Yes
  • Contact: Valerie Marcley
  • Phone: (617)350-6200
  • Web Site:


Ending the season in style, Downtown Gloucester’s September Block Party offers a stellar mix of entertainment. Gloucester’s impeccable Docksiders Big Band, a quintet of Boston jazz maestros and a variety of other talent play on five outdoor stages. Pianist Bert Seager has assembled an exceptional group of musicians expressly for Block Party audiences. Jazz fans will enjoy the eminent bassist John Lockwood, 2 muscular tenor sax players Brian Levy and Henry Paz and the incomparable Joe Hunt on drums. These award-winning masters have played internationally with countless jazz icons including Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Pat Metheny, Gary Burton, Stan Getz, Toots Thielemans and Gloucester’s own, the late Herb Pomeroy. Stroll through Little Italy in west end for all things Italian and sing along at Giuseppe’s. Stage acts include Willie Alexander and the Alek Razden band jamming as Will Loco and the Raztones. Expect to dance with the Downhome Swing Band and be amazed by Dr. Bones’ Circus of Marvels.  The Dog Bar cooks with fine reggae and soul from Runaround Sound and Smokin’ Jim’s Barbecue both in the back garden. More bands, dancers and up and coming talent also perform. Main Street restaurants offer dining under the stars and the street’s many diverse shops are open late for shopping. Kids’ Town has games and Disney characters to keep youngsters amused. Vendors are close by for snacks. See maps, directions and the list of participants on: and Check The Gloucester Block Party on Facebook for news and updates

Please Note: This event was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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