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Editors’ Choice

Shalin Liu Performance Center


PHOTOGRAPH by Robert Benson


Shalin Liu Performance Center’s combination of exquisite beauty, excellent acoustics, and top-notch performances adds up to a truly magical experience in Rockport. With its stage overlooking the ocean, the home of Rockport Music brings concertgoers exceptional performances, including classical, jazz, folk, pop, and world music. This summer, you can catch not only the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, but also shows by Rockport native Paula Cole, Booker T. Jones, Arlo Guthrie, Livingston Taylor, The Kingston Trio, and other musical luminaries.

35 Main St., Rockport, 978-546-7391,


Readers’ Choice

North Shore Music Theatre

Go for date night or bring the kids to this beloved theatre-in-the-round that’s been entertaining North Shore audiences for years.

62 Dunham Rd., Beverly, 978-232-7200,