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This acoustic septet from Upstate New York is a sonic whirlwind of foot-stomping Americana, complete with mandolin, alto/baritone saxophone, cajon, and upright bass, all led by a soaring harmonic trio of powerhouse female vocalists.
Drawing from every corner and decade of America’s musical landscape, Upstate has been described as a “hurricane of sound”. The unique instrumentation includes mandolin, cajon, upright bass, and alto/baritone saxophone, all fronted by a powerhouse of 3-part female vocal harmony. The material is innovative and forward thinking, but never at the expense of a great hook or a solid groove. Upstate plays music to move your body and soul.
First Congregational Church, 12 School Street, Rockport, MA 01966
There is paid parking on School Street, Main Street, Broadway, and other downtown streets. There are kiosks on School Street and Main Street, and word is kiosks will soon replace the meters on Broadway Rates and time limits vary. The kiosks accept credit cards and quarters, and the meters accept only quarters. The paid spaces are almost always occupied in the summer when the weather is good.
There is free parking on the streets just out of the downtown area on School Street, Main Street, High Street, and others. Many of these spaces are a short walk from the church. These spaces are also in high demand during tourist season.
There is parking for Rockport residents on T Wharf and in the lot near Town Hall just off Broadway, both of which are a short walk from the church. Do not park in resident-only areas unless your car bears a Rockport parking sticker. The Rockport police are zealous about defending resident-only parking.
Rockport offers a Park ‘n Ride service during the busiest times of the year. The Park ‘n Ride lot is adjacent to the transfer station on upper Main Street, about a mile from the downtown. Parking is free, and the Cape Ann Transportation Authority offers an inexpensive shuttle service between the Park ‘n Ride lot and the downtown.