Shalin Liu Performance Center
The combination of acoustic perfection, the backdrop of Rockport Harbor, and the stone-clad walls in this concert hall evokes nothing short of joy. Whether you are catching a performance of Chopin by Candlelight during the annual Rockport Chamber Music Festival or pop star (and Rockport native) Paula Cole, the evening is always magical.
37 Main St., Rockport, 978-546-7391, rockportmusic.org/shalin-liu-performance-center/
Blue Ocean Music Hall
Most seats are within 50 feet of the stage at this intimate venue that hosts everything from Jimmy Buffet tribute bands to folk legends like Judy Collins. Take a stroll along the beach before or after the show.
4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury, 978-462-5888, blueoceanhall.com