MARBLEHEAD — Concerts @ Crocker Park is a major feature of the annual Marblehead Festival of Arts. This year’s musical performances will run July 3 through July 6.
Jazz fans will want to check out The Berklee Rainbow All-Stars Ensemble and The New Black Eagle Jazz Band. The Black Eagles are known worldwide for traditional New Orleans Jazz and incorporating other sounds such as spirituals and music of Bob Dylan. Over the decades they’ve played pubs, festivals and big concert halls. The Berklee Rainbow All-Stars is an advanced jazz ensemble class from Berklee College of Music under the direction of Grammy-nominated Tia Fuller.
A Local Artists Showcase features Marblehead/Salem School of Music and the Boston/Lynn School of Rock. The Marblehead/Salem SOM this year features three student bands, NOMENCLATURE, Hour til Dawn and Cyclone Soul.
Polyphony on the Groove is made up of 10 of Cape Ann’s finest high school musicians, bringing a brassy sound inspired by ska, New Orleans funk and soul styles.
With 19 acts over four days, there’s something for everyone.
Grab family and friends, blanket and low beach chair for great fun and great music.
July 3: Maverik, hip-hop/rap, 6 p.m.; Justin Clancy, R&B/hip-hop; 6:30 p.m.; The Berklee Rainbow All-Stars Ensemble, jazz, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
July 4: Marblehead/Salem School of Music, noon-1:30 p.m.; Wave That Flag performs music of the Grateful Dead, 2-3:30 p.m.; the Ben Knight Band featuring Holly Cameron, R&B/soul, 6-7:30 p.m.; Johnny Ray/CrockerVegas, classic rock/R&B, 8-10:30 p.m.
July 5: School of Rock Lynn and Boston, rock and roll, noon-1:30 p.m.; Mom Rock, alternative rock band, 2-3:30 p.m.; Cassie and Maggie, Celtic folk, 6-7:30 p.m.; Nephrok Allstars, funk/R&B/soul, 8-9:30 p.m.
July 6: Polyphone of the Groove, New Orleans brass/funk/ska/soul, noon-1 p.m.; Willis & Winslow, classic rock, 1:30-2:15 p.m.; the Jazz Imposters, alternative rock, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; New Black Eagle Jazz Band, traditional jazz, 6-7:30 p.m.; Rule of 3 and “the bigger band”, rock and R&B, 8-10:30 p.m.
For details, visit www.marbleheadfestival.org.