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 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.
MAC has a popular cultural and entertainment destination that has served tens of thousands of patrons since its founding 29 years ago in 1992. Situated in a picturesque corner of the 442-acre Maudslay State Park in Newburyport, MAC is best known for its outstanding summer concert series. However, from mid-May through mid-October, it has also been a popular setting for special events such as weddings, corporate functions, educational activities, reunions, and more.
“In keeping with state health guidelines,” MAC Music Director Nicholas C. Costello said, “we are now booking special events. Maudslay Arts Center is available for rental mid-May through mid-October. The patio and concert barn lend just the right atmosphere for your rehearsal dinner, wedding, family reunion, business conference, or other significant event.”
To schedule a visit, please contact Costello at 978-857-0677.
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.
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.
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.
“We want to say ‘thank you’ to the volunteer staff, who continue to maintain the flowers, the grounds, and help to facilitate concerts,” Nicholas C. 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 maintaining the 442 acres of this beautiful estate.”
“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.”
For the complete summer schedule, to purchase tickets online, or for further information about the performers, visit the MAC website at www.maudslayartscenter.org after June 1.
The series is supported by The Newburyport Bank, dedicated MAC volunteers and patrons, and the staff of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).