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Shalin Liu Performance Center

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Address: 37 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966-1512
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+1 978-546-7391
10:00 - 16:00
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Rockport Music presents concerts and cultural events in the "stunning...

Rockport Music presents concerts and cultural events in the "stunning acoustics and dramatic setting" (Boston Globe) of its new home, the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Rockport Music is best known for its summer chamber music festival, as well as year-round presentations of jazz, folk, and pop music; high-definition broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera and National Theatre (London); and classic and independent films.

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The biggest hidden jewel on the North Shore!!

Spectacular music venue..with amazingly varied performers...beautiful interior with fantastic sound.

Reviewed 15 November 2016
John G
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Spectacular music venue..with amazingly varied performers...beautiful interior with fantastic sound.

Thank John G
Carmel, California
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a spectacular performing arts center with great physical attributes. Acoustics are excellent and the seats comfortable and spaced well. The STUNNING part is watching a performance with the spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean as the backdrop. On a sunny, clear day such as we enjoyed the beauty is barely describable. More (as?) importantly, the variety of talent... More 

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Gainesville, FL
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We saw a series of short movies here. Missed seeing the background of water, but the seats were comfortable and I liked the relatively small space.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

I thought this looked great when I saw it online, but wow, in-person it did not disappoint. I got to see John Waite play, and discuss songs and life and play more. It was good with one guitar in the opening act... and with a full band with the headliner. Seating? All seats on the floor are good and the... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We recently attended a concert (guitar legend, Johnny A., and blues phenom, Davy Knowles) at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. It is one of the most spectacular contemporary venues we've ever experienced. What a combination....superb architecture, sublime acoustics, and a view that leaves you breathless. We arrived early and were greeted by staff members who suggested we spend a few... More 

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

Our 2nd time attending a performance ... and it was outstanding. The facilities are beautiful with a view of the ocean behind the stage and performers. Check out their web site to see what it is all about. Heard the Kingston Trio and it was lots of fun. Special tip ... parking can be difficult, but if you arrive early,... More 

Thank David H
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

An extraordinary venue with world class acoustics. The view of the stage through to the harbor is truly special. Perfect spot for classical music and jazz.

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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Went to this beautiful performing arts center while visiting a friend. We saw C. J. Chanier's band perform in place of Buckwheat Zydeco. We were not disappointed! They were wonderful. Allow a little time before a concert to have a glass of wine on the third floor. It simply is a beautiful venue, and the stage with its wall of... More 

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Houston, TX
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Fabulous, unique experience. Some artists perform with the rear drapes open so that you are looking at them and the water, which is sublime experience. I went a few weeks ago and the first half of the show it was open and the second, the window was covered, which created a very intimate venue. TIP: I made a mistake that... More 

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Attended the performance by Chick Corea Trio. Outstanding performance and acoustics were fantastic. Seats are very comfortable and no seat is a "bad seat". I would recommend to anyone who wants to see a live performance in an outstanding venue for a reasonably-priced ticket. Don't miss out. Check it out.

Thank Ann G

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