Last April, Grammy-nominee Jon Butcher brought the packed Larcom Theatre crowd to their feet and critics raved! New England Concert Reviews says, "The show was amazing, the setlist was full, and Jon Butcher delivered ... Now we're all looking forward to the next time they come back!" (Read the full review here.)
This November, Jon and his stellar band are back by popular demand with new material and a surprise guest for one night only -- Saturday, November 8th. This is an rare chance to experience one of the most influential recording artists comprising Boston's legendary music scene up close and personal!
As founder of "The Jon Butcher Axis", Boston's own Jon Butcher has earned his place in music history books and beyond. Jon's discography of 19 national and international releases, MTV and VH1 music videos are the underpinnings of a music career that continues today. Jon's latest Cd release, "AXIS 3" and the theatrical debut of KISS THE SKY both promise an exciting highly visible 2014 / 2015.
Additionally, Jon's film music supervision company "Electric Factory Media", provides film score, soundtrack and music licensing for television and film including The Simpsons (FOX), Six Feet Under (HBO), The Sopranos (HBO), Deadwood (HBO), United States of Tara (Showtime), Ugly Betty (ABC), My Name Is Earl (NBC), The Life and Times of Buffalo Bill (A+E) and many more.
"I've always believed that creative people have to be willing to see themselves in new ways. Challenges are merely chances to become more today than you were the day before."
Jon continues to explore and re-define his own artistic vision. He can be seen touring this year with rock trio The Jon Butcher Axis: Celebrating the Music of Jimi Hendrix. This powerful and dynamic show features Jon reunited with original Axis bassist Chris Martin along with drummer / vocalist John Anthony and is selling out theatres across the country.
If you saw Jon with the sold-out Experience Hendrix tour at Hampton Beach Casino last month, you got a little taste of the power you can expect from his show at the Larcom Theatre -- and we've just installed a new, top-shelf sound system perfect for this show.
Don't miss this rare chance to experience a rock icon up close at the Larcom Theatre!
Less than 24 miles from Boston, the fully restored Larcom Theatre is conveniently situated in downtown Beverly, MA -- 3 miles from Route 128 at 13 Wallis Street, with plenty of free parking (see map).
This gracious showplace -- featuring spectacular acoustics -- was built in 1912 (the same year as Fenway Park) by Harris and Glover Ware, two brothers and former vaudeville musicians from Marblehead, MA.
For their new theatre, which offered both stage and screen entertainment, they chose the birth site of one of America's most widely read nineteenth century poetesses, Lucy Larcom.
The Larcom Theatre's grand opening advertised that its interior was lit completely by electricity.
After seven years of wowing audiences with his turn-of-the-last-century-style stage magic production at the 1920 Cabot Street Cinema Theatre (just 4 blocks away), Cesareo Pelaez, the founder of the Le Grand David stage magic ensemble, led the purchase of the Larcom in 1984 and immediately set to work restoring its pristine beauty.
The Beverly Historical Society recognized Cesareo with an award for the integrity and authenticity of his restoration. When Cesareo finished his work there, the Larcom's elegant horseshoe balcony, hand-painted antique pressed tin ceilings and original silk wall coverings once again took you back in time to an age when American life moved more slowly and more deliberately.
Beginning with gimmeLIVE's sold-out 2013 Mardi Gras concert, the Larcom Theatre was filled with music for the first time since the days of Vaudeville.
Today, with a state-of-the-art sound system, Peter & Vickie Van Ness of gimmeLIVE continue to showcase top local talent on stage with national recording stars at the Larcom Theatre.
There is plenty of free parking at the municipal parking lot on Bow Street, about 150 feet away and at the City Hall parking lot about half a block away. You do not have to feed the meters after 5pm or on Sundays.Click here for detailed directions to the historic Larcom Theatre.