The Waterfront Pavilion is a giant tent directly on the Annisquam River at Cape Ann's Marina Resort, where the Wicked Tuna boats dock. Enjoy spectacular water views, a full bar and comfortable concert seating inside the Pavilion tent.
For the Celebrate Gloucester Benefit Concert series we will install a concert stage with state-of-the-art sound and lights. Seating is general admission by section with premium VIP seating right up front. The Pavilion tent can be enclosed, so all the Celebrate Gloucester Benefit Concerts will take place rain or shine.
The Waterfront Pavilion is a pleasant 45 minute drive up the coast from Boston with plenty of free parking available. Click here for directions and parking info.
This stately landmark, built by whaling captains in 1843, is considered to be one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in New England. Located next door to the Dr. Daniel Fisher House in Edgartown, MA on the island of Martha's Vineyard, the Old Whaling Church has excellent acoustics and is a perfect venue for acoustic concerts. See more info on their website, here.
The Meetinghouse is to Gloucester what the Old North Church is to Boston -- its stature as an irreplaceable building transcends any particular religious affiliation. Therefore, preserving it as an important piece of American and Religious History is an ongoing project.
For more than 207 years, the Universalist Church has been a fixture on Gloucester's skyline and one of Cape Ann's best-loved landmarks. Its lantern steeple, with a bell crafted by Paul Revere, has guided generations of mariners into port, and famous artists have celebrated this distinguished building in paintings and photographs. Built in 1805-06, this is the oldest standing church in this historic seaport. Today it is the leading anchor of our famous Middle Street historic architecture, a central element in the Gloucester Historic District and part of the National Register of Historic Places.
We need to maintain and restore the Meetinghouse in a historically accurate manner. We will be restoring our building, while lowering our overall carbon footprint to zero, and helping to serve as a catalyst for a larger Green Gloucester vision. The elements of this green restoration in the next three years are:
The gimmeLIVE Concerts at the UU Meetinghouse raise money for the Meetinghouse Restoration project.
Gloucester's UU Meetinghouse is a pleasant drive up the coast from Boston (less than an hour) with plenty of free parking available. Click here for directions and parking info.
Vickie and Peter Van Ness, founders of gimmeLIVE, have produced some of the largest and most critically acclaimed concerts and festivals on Boston's North Shore featuring top local talent on stage with national recording stars.
In 2007, they reunited the Pousette Dart Band for a Memorial Day Weekend Music & Arts festival that launched Celebrate Gloucester and the grand opening of Cruiseport Gloucester, Gloucester's very first cruise ship terminal.
After co-founding Gloucester's wildly successful summer Block Parties and producing several other major events, including Concert From the Heart, which raised money for a local boy's much needed heart transplant, they produced Celebrate Gloucester 2010 featuring Charles Neville, Henri Smith, Roomful of Blues and top local talent.
GIMMELIVE kicked off a Summer 2012 concert series at North Shore Music Theatre with Chris Isaak's U.S. tour (which introduced local rising star Chelsea Berry) followed by Aaron Neville, with local singer Henri Smith and the first Orleans concert in New England after original founder John Hall re-joined the band, featuring local legend Fly Amero.
In 2013, gimmeLIVE began presenting critically acclaimed concerts at the fully restored, historic Larcom Theatre in Beverly, MA starting with a sold-out Mardi Gras concert featuring Grammy-winner Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers with Henri Smith New Orleans Friends & Flavours in the spring and continuing with a 2013-2014 series, featuring world-class artists, whose Larcom Theatre shows have garnered rave reviews. The Larcom Theatre's 2014-2015 concert season -- beginning in late September 2014 -- will be announced soon. Click here to join our mailing list and get special deals before tickets go on sale to the public.
On December 21, 2013, gimmeLIVE packed Gloucester's iconic UU Church Meetinghouse for the first of a highly successful benefit concert series featuring top local talent. The next Meetinghouse fall/winter series will be announced soon.
Through gimmeLIVE, Peter & Vickie Van Ness continue to bring critically acclaimed entertainment to top intimate venues.