Countdown to Funtown aka Motif No.1 Day Fest!

M1D is just five days away. Some of you might be tempted to look at the weather report and think a little rain will dampen the fun. If you’re one of those people, take your weather app off your phone RIGHT now, because the rain never stops Motif No.1 Day. In fact, there’s no point in bothering to look up the weather,  because the show will go on and we will celebrate the Motif no matter what. Also, the weather changes from minute-to-minute on Cape Ann so there’s that.

Most likely Saturday will turn out to be a balmy day with an average 70-degree temperature and a lovely breeze blowing off the Old Harbor. Either way, rain or shine, can’t stop won’t stop as the song says. We are ready to have a festival.

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Seaside Circus is Back!

Oh wow, where do we begin? Seaside Circus is making an appearance at Motif No. 1 Day on May 19th and it is an embarrassment of riches.

The troupe will offer roving performances of jugglers, stilt-walkers, acrobats…  Special (biodegradable) M1D balloons will be on-hand just to make things festive. Most amazingly of all, the Seaside Circus troupe will perform to a LIVE music set by none other than What Time is it, Mr. Fox? The prospect of watching the beautiful aerial performances offered by Seaside Circus set to the incredible live music of What Time is it, Mr. Fox? has us marking the time until Seaside Circus takes to the streets of Rockport for their annual performance in honor of the arts in our village.

Aerialists performing on Motif No.1 Day. [photo: Gloucester Daily Times]

What Time is it, Mr. Fox? the band (photo: bandcamp)