It is with great joy that we announce the Maudslay Arts Center is reopening for the 2021 Summer Concert Series as well as weddings and special events. The Summer Concert Series will be limited to four Sunday afternoon performances at 2 p.m. in August, but those afternoons will be jam-packed with wonderful talent. Starting the great line-up of performers will be The New Black Eagle Jazz Band as they begin their 50th anniversary year.
For 50 years, from Symphony Hall to Singapore, the New Black Eagle Jazz Band has delighted audiences worldwide with its infectious, soulful, and uplifting style of traditional New Orleans jazz. Maudslay Arts Center is proud to welcome them both back in Newburyport.
They will perform on Sunday, Aug 8., followed by MAC favorites The Bobby Keyes Trio on Aug. 15, multi-styled vocalist/pianist Amanda Carr on Aug. 22, and jazz vocalist Donna Byrne on Aug. 29.
Maudslay Arts Center is located at 95 Curzon Mill Road, Maudslay State Park, Newburyport MA 01950. The concerts are held rain or shine, moving to the indoor performance hall with limited, socially distant seating adjacent to the patio when weather dictates.
This summer social distancing requirements will limit the number of patrons. All
Covid-19 protocols will be followed to keep our patrons and musicians safe. To abide by
pandemic restrictions no refreshments will be sold this season, but concertgoers should
feel free to bring their own.
Just in case we need to move indoors only 75 advance tickets will be sold for each
concert. Of course, when the weather is good we can open it up to many more patrons on
the patio and the lawn. For lawn seating, patrons should bring their own chairs or
blankets. Sunday afternoon concert tickets cost $20, with children ages 12 and under
For the complete summer schedule, to purchase tickets online, or for further
information about the performers, visit the MAC website at www.maudslayartscenter.org
“We are delighted to reopen Maudslay Arts Center for Sunday afternoon concerts,” MAC Music Director Nicholas C. Costello said, “and for special events and weddings
“In keeping with state health guidelines, we are now booking special events. Maudslay Arts Center is available for rental through mid-October. The patio and concert barn lend just the right atmosphere for your rehearsal dinner, wedding, family reunion, business conference, or another significant event.”
To schedule a visit, please contact Costello at 978-857-0677. Since its beginning, MAC continues to operate through the effort of volunteers. All costs are offset by gate receipts, rentals for special occasions, and donations from patrons and businesses. No tax dollars are involved. As you enjoy this beautiful mini Tanglewood, become part of our vision. MAC welcomes your financial support, your gift of time or expertise to maintain the buildings.
“We want to say ‘thank you’ to the volunteer staff, who continue to maintain the
flowers, the grounds, and help to facilitate concerts,” Costello said. “Without our
sponsors and volunteers and their commitment to Maudslay, we could not continue to do
what we do. We also want to thank the State of Massachusetts for their continuing
partnership and the wonderful work they do to maintain the 442 acres of this beautiful
“Summer is just a brief season here in New England, so come out and enjoy
wonderful music at affordable prices in a spectacular natural setting.”
The series is supported by The Newburyport Bank, dedicated MAC volunteers
and patrons, and the staff of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and