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    Marc Cohn

    Presented by at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    January 17, 2014


    Marc Cohn

    A Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, Marc Cohn is a natural storyteller whose soulful voice balances the exuberant with the poignant. He has a unique talent for writing songs that touch people’s lives and portraying stories with deep emotion. Primarily known for his critically-acclaimed, self-titled debut album released in 1990, with the break-out hit of “Walking in Memphis,” his songs like “Silver Thunderbird” and “True Companion” tell tales that strike a common chord with millions.

    Early in life, Cohn was exposed to Bacharach, The Beatles, Ray Charles, and Motown, and as a teenager, he realized that popular music had the power to transmit life lessons of romance, sadness, and joy. In his own words, he says, “By the time I was eleven though, the Beatles were breaking up and singer-songwriters were breaking through, and a lot of that music really resonated for me." His latest release “Listening Booth: 1970” applies his unique, soulful sound to songs by artists who shaped him as a musician, like John Lennon, The Grateful Dead, Van Morrison, Paul McCartney, and Credence Clearwater Revival. When covering these vintage songs, he finds the emotional essence and brilliantly reshapes it to create his own singular sound.

    “Cohn has one of rock’s most soulful croons –a rich, immediately recognizable tenor that makes these songs his own.” Rolling Stone

    “…a smoky, artfully strained singing voice…” The New York Times

    Shalin Liu Performance Center

    37 Main Street
    Rockport, MA 01966

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    $61, $51, $41

    Phone: 978.546.7391


    Streets highlighted in Pink are METERED parking options
    Street highlighted in Blue are UN-METERED parking options
    Red “P” icons indicate Town Metered Parking Lots
    Blue “P” icons indicate Unmetered Town Parking Lots
    Area noted as “NO PARK” is permit parking only, unauthorized vehicles will be towed

    Institution for Savings, 16 Main Street
    Pending availability, free parking is often available for Rockport Music ticket holders, M-F after 6pm; after noon on Saturday and all day Sunday. Enter the lot at the Main Street driveway. Distance to Shalin Liu Performance Center: 200 ft. Please note that other organizations often have access to this lot, and on those days Rockport Music patrons must seek other parking options. Please be aware that if there is not a parking attendant to assist, do not block other cars access to the exit.

    Peg Leg Inn, Beach Street
    Enter the lot via the driveway opposite the Front Beach restrooms. From Memorial Day to early October the lot is available to Rockport Music patrons at a reduced rate of $8, after 5 PM (4 PM on Sundays). Distance to Performance Center: 350 yd.

    Town Hall Annex, 26 Broadway
    Coming from the Route 128 traffic lights, follow Route 127 into town, where the road curves left, go straight ahead onto Broadway. Pass the Senior Center on the left (building with canon out front) and the Post Office on your right. Adjacent to the Resident Parking Lot on your left is a small lot for the Town Hall Annex. This small lot allows for free parking on evenings and weekends. Distance to Performance Center: 120 yd.

    Finally, use of unmetered spaces is encouraged. If possible, Rockport Music asks that you consider avoiding metered parking during the day (evening concerts are fine), as merchants and restaurants depend on these spaces for their patrons. Meters are strictly enforced, 7 days a week. New rates and credit-card accepting meters take effect the week of August 5, 2012: $1/hour from 10 AM to 8 PM.

    Evening Alternative
    Ace Hardware parking lot off Railroad Avenue. If specifically noted on the website or in an email notification to ticket holders, this lot will be reserved for Rockport Music ticket holders. It is located next to the MBTA railroad station. Distance to Performance Center: 1,000 yd (0.6 mile). There is no shuttle service.

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