A&E Highlights – Sept/Oct 2020
River Bards Poetry Series
Creative Haverhill’s River Bards Poetry Series is back for a virtual poetry and open mic series. Twice a year, the Bards present a once-a-month poetry series in collaboration with Creative Haverhill. This program is usually held at HC Media’s downtown location, but due to the pandemic, the poets have decided to host their fall season virtually, via Zoom. The series will be on Friday evenings from September through November.
At 7:00 p.m., a featured poet will kick off the night with a reading, followed by open mic time until everyone has had a chance to read. The event wraps up no later than 8:30 p.m., and is family friendly and open to the public.
Sept. 11 will feature Zara Raab of Amesbury, Oct. 2 will feature Lee Eric Freedman, and Nov. 6 will feature Bob Whelan.
Moondance: The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert
Moondance is the ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert, and it’s happening this September at the Palace Theatre. This incredible show captures the Van Morrison concert experience like no other. You’ll hear classic tunes like “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Moondance,” “Domino,” “It Stoned Me,” “Tupelo Honey,” “Wild Night,” “Into The Mystic,” “Caravan” and more. Catch this two-hour show live on Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m
Tattersall Farm Autumn Walk
The Trustees of Tattersall Farm are hosting an autumn walk through the meadows and forests at the farm on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 to 11 a.m. Naturalist “Boot” Boutwell will lead the walk, and group size will be limited to a first-come, first-served basis per state regulations.
The walk will focus on the hardy wildflowers that decorate the mid-autumn landscape as well as some common trees and shrubs. You’ll learn how to identify these plants and discuss how they have been used historically by Native Americans, colonial settlers and modern folk. A $10 donation is suggested.
Kashmir: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin
Kashmir: The Live Led Zeppelin Show was created by vocalist Jean Violet back in 2000. It has grown from the streets of New York City to now being one of the top Led Zeppelin tribute bands touring nationally and internationally.
The singer looks and sounds a lot like Robert Plant, and the band shares the authenticity, appearance and sound of the great Led Zeppelin. But, more importantly, Kashmir wants to share the energy and the experience that Led Zeppelin created while on tour. The band calls this feeling “The Zone,” and they want everyone to feel the same electromagnetism after leaving a Kashmir show that so many Zep fans did when the pioneering act traveled the world, swinging “The Hammer of the Gods.”
Witness Kashmir live at the Blue Ocean Music Hall on Oct. 16. Show starts at 8 p.m.
Coming hot off a triumphant, yearlong celebration of their 25th anniversary in 2019, the last thing Collective Soul (top of page) planned on doing in 2020 is rest on their laurels. If anything, these five fiery Georgia-bred rockers are only just getting started with the next phase of a thriving career that has seen them move millions of records and wow multitudes of fans all across the globe.
The special sonic elixir that fuels Collective Soul’s continued success story is a straightforward one: a profound mixture of insightful songwriting and impeccable chemistry.
Don’t miss your chance to see this Southern rock band live at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Oct. 23. Show starts at 8 p.m.
The Airplane Family
The Airplane Family reunites members of Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna, Grateful Dead, Bob Weir’s RatDog, David Crosby Band and New Riders to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Paul Kantner and Jefferson Starship’s masterpiece of sci-fi rock-and-roll “Blows Against the Empire.”
The Airplane Family will perform the music as a two-act theatrical extravaganza, reprising the album in its entirety. See this powerhouse show live at the Tupelo Music Hall on Oct. 30. Show starts at 8 p.m.
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