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.
What Time is it, Mr. Fox? the band (photo: bandcamp)
In Dock Square, don’t miss a few of our favorite bands playing LIVE local music!
Playing at 11am: A buzz-generating Americana/folk/roots group from Rockport that is taking Cape Ann by storm, Headlands features veteran guitarist/singer John Rockwell, vocalist Amy Rich, and Eric Wilson on acoustic and electric guitar and vocals. Come enjoy their harmony-drenched vocals and dynamic instrumental interplay.
Playing at 3pm: Mari Martin and The Lucky Boys will perform Mari’s wonderful arrangements of great songs from artists such as The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Billie Holliday, Bonnie Raitt, Alicia Keyes, Ella Fitzgerald, and many more. Mari has been entertaining audiences from Massachusetts to California with her compelling voice and signature stage presence for over 20 years. She has sung for Kenny Loggins on numerous occasions, and she has opened for and shared the stage with Tower of Power, the Average White Band, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Glen Phillips, Jonathan McEuen, WAR, and Alan Parsons. Mari’s crack band will consist of Mark Retallack on keys, Roger Brockelbank on drums, and Bob Enik on guitar.
We just got our 2018 M1D collectible pins in and we are feeling a PINch of excitement. (ha ha!) For a suggested $2 donation you can wear your pin proudly, knowing that you have supported our community festival. And if you show up on M1D wearing your pin, you may receive a special sort of recognition.
Let us know if you would like a pin or two and we’ll tell you where to get ’em!
Ready to lace up your running shoes? We hope you are already training away for the upcoming Motif No.1 Day 5k & Fun Run, organized by the Rockport Public Schools’ WELL team. The WELL initiative was founded by Rockport teachers to benefit the kids in our community, offering a holistic approach to health, and the annual 5K & Fun Run raises much-needed funds for the amazing projects of the WELL.
This year, the Rockport Public Schools WELL team is teaming up with Rockport Exchange and donating $2 from each registration to support the nonprofit community festival. We are grateful to have such committed community partners!
Race registration is HERE. Click through, register, and get Motif-vated!