The posts on this page are from a variety of Salem blogs and the views expressed are those of the individual blog author.

October 6th, 2016

Hark! We Hear Haunted Harmonies This Weekend

Part performance, part competition, part learning experience and a whole lot of musical entertainment, this Saturday, Salem residents and visitors will be treated to the first annual Haunted Harmonies A Cappella Festival. Haunted Harmonies is a NEW one…

June 29th, 2016

History is Alive During Salem 4th of July

Patriotism is something that will never go out of style, and in Salem MA we do up the most patriotic day, the 4th of July, in real style. We kick off bright & early at 9am with Mayor Kimberly Driscoll on Salem Common introducing the traditional reading of the Declaration of Independence. Dann Maurno will […]

May 8th, 2016

Soul, Blues and Funk Mix at Salem Jazz & Soul Festival’s 10th Year

Ten years of down beats, up beats, rhythm and horns will be celebrated this year as the Salem Jazz & Soul Festival kicks off its Berklee Summer Series May 14th in Salem’s Derby Square. The spacious, open air ambiance of Derby Square lends itself so well to the diverse live funk, soul, blues and jazz […]

March 4th, 2016

New Crop of Farmers Being Sought For Salem Market

Do you grow or produce a local food item and are looking to cultivate mass community exposure? The field is open for you to participate as a vendor at the 2016 Salem Farmers’ Market! Applications are being accepted now through March 11 by Salem Main Streets. This next session will operate in downtown Salem in […]

February 17th, 2016

Political Nuances of Native Fashion & Music at PEM

Explore Native cultures through sight and sound at the next PEM/PM this Thursday, February 18, from 6 to 9 pm. You are especially invited to celebrate the Peabody Essex Museum exhibition Native Fashion Now through many vehicles of creative expression, …

January 12th, 2016

String Quartet Musically Transports Salem to Middle Earth

Rivendell is coming to Salem, featuring music from Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, and More – as performed by the New England String Quartet. It is the much-awaited second production from Salem Classical and is set for Saturday, Jan. 16, at 8pm in Old Town Hall. Rivendell is of course an […]

October 28th, 2015

And Now for Something Completely Different in Salem MA

What isn’t different in Salem MA during Halloween what with all the witch-stuff, ghostbusters, zombie nurses, etc.? How about these two alternative events for Friday Oct. 30th evening: the First Annual Spice Eating Challenge at Artists’ Row and the Salem Classical production Songs of the Supernatural, produced with support from Salem Main Streets and Creative […]

October 25th, 2015

FYI: Rules/Advice for Arriving & Departing Halloween in Salem MA

Fun is the operative word for Halloween day and evening this coming Saturday in Salem MA. And to make it so for event sponsors, participants, observers, and folks who aren’t even taking part, the City of Salem has put some measures into place. These can be broken into things to do/not do when you get […]

September 24th, 2015

Sounds of Stravinsky’s “Spring” in Salem

When first performed at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in 1913, the avant-garde nature of Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” caused a sensation and reportedly near-riot in the audience. New local organization Salem Classical is bringing this work to Salem on Sept 26th to Old Town Hall in a slightly different format through the Cambridge-based […]

June 19th, 2015

Pride Parade- – – Creating Unity in Salem & Along the North Shore

This is what Salem aspires to be all about. Diversity & inclusion. The town that discriminated against witches is now the place where the LGBT community will hold its annual expression of solidarity (and fun) – – – the 4th Annual North Shore Pride Parade and Festival, June 20 starting at noon. If you’re looking […]

June 12th, 2015

Berklee Summer Series to Present Rising Star to Salem

Walking through Salem this Saturday around 5-7pm you may hear some interesting sounds emanating from Derby Square. We suggest you let your ears guide you to a very special performance by a rising star, jazz bassist Marika Galea, and her quartet as part…

June 7th, 2015

Salem Arts Festival: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Sights, sounds, colors, characters— the Salem Arts Festival this weekend was “art” and much, much more. Thank you to all the people displaying their work, the volunteers, our partners in this project, and most of all, you, the attendees. (Photo courtesy John Andrews of Social Palates Photography)

May 7th, 2015

Salem Jazz & Soul Presents Berklee Yellowjackets in Salem

Weekends rate highly on the Salem Ma diversity meter. Pick any Saturday or Sunday and there is ALWAYS something going on— and usually different from the previous week. Music or Art or Theatre or Film. For example, The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival launches its 2015 SJSF/Berklee Summer Series with a concert featuring The Yellowjackets, […]

May 5th, 2015

Salem Arts Festival Gets “Real” for Submissions Applications

Attention!  Visual artists considering “showing” their works at the 7th annual Salem Arts Festival (June 5-7) in the juried gallery should take note of a big change in the submission process. Rather than electronic submissions of work as has been conducted in the past, the Festival is moving to an on-site review of works the […]

April 16th, 2015

Global Event ‘Record Store Day’ to Have Salem Connection

Vinyl, wax, platters, discs…. all names for the LP, more lovingly recalled as a ‘record.’ Yes, the round thing that rotated on a record player your parents or grandparents talked about from their youth. To celebrate the continued existence of records and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding independently owned record stores in […]

April 1st, 2015

Music to Our Ears: City of Salem Jazz Appreciation Day

Providing talented students with an opportunity to perform musically at no cost to the public is the high note for the Salem Jazz & Soul Festival organization. And no where is that so obvious than during the City of Salem Jazz Appreciation Day, April 4 from 2-4 pm. Performing this year will be the North […]

April 1st, 2015

Music to Our Ears: City of Salem Jazz Appreciation Day

Providing talented students with an opportunity to perform musically at no cost to the public is the high note for the Salem Jazz & Soul Festival organization. And no where is that so obvious than during the City of Salem Jazz Appreciation Day, April 4 from 2-4 pm. Performing this year will be the North […]

March 24th, 2015

Local Voices Sing Out for Salem Boys/Girls Club

Harmony of purpose will fill the air Wednesday night in Salem as 11 young ladies of music will be entertaining to help raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem’s Teen Girls Program. The event is called Rhapsody and you are invited by Creative Salem to attend Opus Underground for an “acoustic […]

July 18th, 2014

Embrace Diversity; It’s On Display at Salem CultureFest

Typecast in recent years as solely a Halloween destination, Salem MA has been expanding its appeal with a number of theme festivals throughout the rest of the year. This weekend we offer a diverse event, the 8th Annual Salem CultureFest, courtesy of A3…

July 12th, 2014

Jazzing Up Salem

Jazz is in the air today and being that the weather is expected to be mostly sunny and pleasant, with temperatures in the low 80s, we invite you to feel the beat in person courtesy of the cool folks at The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival organization. The…

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