Gloucester Harvest Music Festival to benefit Addison Gilbert


GIANNA CABRAL , Staff Writer

If you are ready for a day filled with fun, food, and local music, the 2nd Annual Gloucester Harvest Music Festival is the place to be this Saturday.

Located on the Harborwalk downtown, the festival will benefit the Addison Gilbert Hospital Citizens Fund, to preserve full-service hospital services on Cape Ann.  The funds will help support on-site General and Orthopedic Surgery at AGH, which is a requirement to keep the hospital open.

“We are a nonprofit grassroots organization raising funds for the hospital to donate back what they have lost,” said  event coordinator Carol Pallazola

“Because we are on an island, we are far away from other hospitals,” said Pallazola. “We want to save people the trip to other hospitals and have them be able to go to Addison Gilbert. We want Gloucester to be able to have a hospital so we can ensure the safety of families and seniors.”

Headlining the festival is rock-blues singer-songwriter, Danielia Cotton. Cotton has won an Independent Music Award for her past work. Raised in New Jersey, the singer has recently released her newest album, “A Prayer.”

According to the Los Angeles Times,  “Cotton brings a freshness to the soul-rock formula, not to mention a contagious fervor that is near irresistible.”

The highly anticipated all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band, Zepparella, will be traveling from San Francisco to participate in the festival.

“Zepparella explores their own improvised magic within the framework of Zeppelin’s mighty songs,” according to

The show is also set to include local bands such as  Liz Frame & the Kickers from Newburyport, and Back Eddy, a classic rock/blues jam band out of West Newbury.

Allen Estes, who has opened for Reba McEntire and Kenny Chesney, will be entertaining the crowd acoustic style with his original music.

Boston Music Award winning group Zili Misik will play acoustic and electronic fusion, and local thespian Henry Allen will perform with his band Henry Allen & the New Swingset. Nadia Robertson, of Rockport, will open the show.

There will be activities for children at the festival, as well, including a bouncy house and face paintings, thanks to Cape Ann Art Haven.

Food will be available for purchase from Mile Marker, Nana’s Fried Dough, Bella & Harvey Boutique Bakery, and Markouk Bread.

IF YOU GO: The Gloucester Harvest Music Festival

WHEN: Saturday, September 17 from 11:00 a.m-9:00 p.m.

WHERE: 65 Rogers Street, right next to the Gloucester House

COST:  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the festival gate, or in advance online

Ticket can also be purchased at Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Cape Ann Brewery, Ryan & Wood Distillery, The Rhumb Line, and Cape Ann Cinema.



Opening ceremonies with Gloucester Sea Cadets – David G. Ouellet Division and Nadia Robertson -11:00 a.m.

Henry Allen & the New Swingset -11:30 a.m.

Allen Estes -12:45 p.m.

Back Eddy -2:00 p.m.

Zili Misik -3:15 p.m.

Liz Frame and the Kickers -5:00 p.m.

Zepparella -6:15 p.m.

Danielia Cotton -8:00 p.m.