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2020 Live Music
Editors’ Choice

Shalin Liu


There are two major reasons to attend a show at the Shalin Liu. First, is the music, an eclectic schedule of performances ranging from classical quartets to bluegrass to American Idol winners. Second, is the sheer beauty of the space, where soaring, wood-beamed ceilings, stone facings, and stunning coastline views create an unbeatable experience that merges music and nature.

37 Main St., Rockport, 978-546-7391, (During closings, Shalin offering virtual concerts.)

Readers’ Choice

The Cabot


Opened 100 years ago as a showplace for vaudeville performances and silent movies, The Cabot has undergone many evolutions over the years. Today, it is being painstakingly restored to its former beauty and hosts live music, comedy, and children’s performances.

1286 Cabot St., 978-927-3100,

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