gimmeLIVE
Critically Acclaimed Shows ... Up Close & Personal
Top local blues artists competed for entry to the 2017 International Blues Challenge
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Solo/Duo Ilana Katz Katz - Winner
James Love
Sonny Jim Clifford
Bands Messias/O'Neal and the Hellcat Five - Winner
Little Sugar and the Big Spoonful
Triple Threat and Lisa
TNG
Sarah Messias, Ethan David Cate, Reed Matthew Silverstein, Aaron Kennedy, Jonathan O'neal, Holly Harris, Ilana Katz Katz
L-R: Sarah Messias, Ethan David Cate, Reed Matthew Silverstein, Aaron Kennedy, Jonathan O'Neal, Holly Harris (host), Ilana Katz Katz at the 2017 Boston Blues Society Challenge September 24, 2017 @ 9 Wallis in Beverly, MA
PAST SHOWS HIGHLIGHTS @ 9 WALLIS
[Live Music Every Weekend]

ABOUT THE PRODUCERS

Vickie and Peter Van Ness
Vickie & Peter Van Ness

Award-winning promoters/producers Vickie and Peter Van Ness have produced some of the most critically acclaimed concerts and festivals on Boston's North Shore featuring national recording stars and award-winning young artists. Vickie, Peter and their son John run gimmeLIVE -- the area's permiere independent, family-owned concert promotion and production company.

In April, 2017 gimmeLIVE opened Beverly's newest, music venue 9 Wallis, right next door to Beverly's historic Larcom Theatre (where gimmeLIVE presented concerts from 2013-2017 | see highlights).

9 Wallis is the North Shore's most intimate, elegant listening room presenting live music every weekend with comfortable show seating at tables, award-winning food (see menu) and beverage service featuring fine wines, local craft beers, specialty cocktails (including locally crafted liquors and all-natural juices) and top shelf spirits.

In August, 2018, Peter and Vickie won the Boston Blues Society's Keeping The Blues Alive Award. See Award Presentation here.

In May, 2019 GIMMELIVE presented the premiere of the Gloucester Concert Series in partnership with Gloucester Stage Company. More shows at Gloucester Stage Company are on sale now.

Click here to join our FREE Concert Club and email list -- you'll get new show announcements, special deals and prime seats at all GIMMELIVE venues before tickets go on sale to the public.

Since 2012, GIMMELIVE's critically acclained seasons at Beverly's three theatres -- The North Shore Music Theatre, The Cabot and The Larcom -- have featured Grammy winners, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers and showcased emerging young talent you might want to keep your eye on -- Vickie & Peter have been known to spot stars in the making before.

In January 2016, after producing dozens of benefit concerts and festivals north of Boston, gimmeLIVE produced a Classic Rock Benefit Festival in Delray Beach Florida featuring Micky Dolenz of the Monkees, Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals, Mark Farner -- founder of Grand Funk Railroad, Steve Augeri -- Journey's former lead singer, John Cafferty & Michael "Tunes" Antunes of the Beaver Brown Band. The festival raised thousands of dollars for the educational programs at Old School Square.

Many of gimmeLIVE's concerts and festivals raise money for good causes (see some examples here). Click here if you'd like us to produce a concert or festival to raise money for your organization.

A BRIEF HISTORY

In 2007, GIMMELIVE reunited the Pousette Dart Band to headline a Memorial Day Weekend Music & Arts festival that launched Celebrate Gloucester and the grand opening of Cruiseport Gloucester, the very first cruise ship terminal in the city of Gloucester, MA.

After co-founding Gloucester's wildly successful summer Block Parties and producing several other major events (including the GIVE BACK MUSIC SERIES in Cambridge, MA and Brooklyn, NY and Concert From the Heart featuring American Idol finalist Ayla Brown, which raised money for a local boy's much needed heart transplant) they produced Celebrate Gloucester 2010 featuring Grammy-winner Charles Neville, Henri Smith, Roomful of Blues and local rising stars.

GIMMELIVE kicked off a Summer 2012 concert series at North Shore Music Theatre with Chris Isaak's U.S. tour, which introduced Chelsea Berry followed by Aaron Neville, with local singer/band-leader Henri Smith and the first Orleans concert in New England after original founder John Hall re-joined the band, featuring local legend Fly Amero.

In 2013, gimmeLIVE brought music to Beverly's historic Larcom Theatre for the first time since the days of Vaudeville, starting with a sold-out Mardi Gras benefit concert featuring Grammy-winner Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers with Henri Smith New Orleans Friends & Flavours followed by world-class artists, whose Larcom Theatre shows have garnered rave reviews.

In December 2013, gimmeLIVE packed Gloucester's iconic UU Church Meetinghouse for the first of a highly successful benefit concert series featuring top local talent and major recording stars, including John Sebastian, the first Rock & Roll Hall of Famer to perform in the city of Gloucester, MA.

During the summer of 2014, gimmeLIVE presented concerts at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard and in Gloucester aboard the Beauport Princess Cruise Ship and at the Waterfront Pavilion featuring artists of several genres -- from folk icon Peter Yarrow (of Peter Paul & Mary) to Ska pioneers The Toasters.

Later in 2014, Peter and Vickie co-produced That's When I Know It's Mardi Gras, a live CD recording at Beverly's Larcom Theatre featuring New Orleans vocalist Henri Smith with Grammy Award-winners Charles Neville and Amadee Castenell.

GIMMELIVE's 2014-2015 concert season at Beverly's Larcom Theatre featured award-winning, sold-out shows featuring music legends including Art Garfunkel, Leon Russell, Booker T. Jones, Jefferson Starship, Johnny Winter, Marshall Tucker Band and many more.

During the summer of 2015, Vickie and Peter presented a series of concerts featuring national recording stars and award-winning Boston area talent at the newly re-opened Cabot Theatre in downtown Beverly.

In January 2016, gimmeLIVE produced a Classic Rock Benefit Festival in Delray Beach Florida featuring Micky Dolenz of the Monkees, Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals, Mark Farner -- founder of Grand Funk Railroad, Steve Augeri -- Journey's former lead singer, John Cafferty & Michael "Tunes" Antunes of the Beaver Brown Band. The festival raised thousands of dollars for the educational programs at Old School Square.

In early 2017, gimmeLIVE took over the building adjoining the Larcom Theatre (at 9 Wallis Street), formerly owned by members of Le Grand David Magic Company and known as the Grand Salon. GIMMELIVE addded comfortable chairs and elegant tables, installed state-of-the art sound and lighting systems along with high-speed internet and booked award-winning national touring artists. In April, 2017 the building re-opened as 9 Wallis, which is now the North Shore's most intimate, elegant listening room offering cabaret seating with food & beverage service, including fine wines, local craft beers, specialty cocktails (featuring locally crafted liquors and all-natural juices) and top shelf spirits.

Because of its beautifully restored, tremendously flexible space with the best dance floor on Boston's North Shore, 9 Wallis has become a favorite venue for fundraisers, private parties and corporate events. Local charities have raised thousands of dollars at 9 Wallis (see examples). With world-class entertainment, an event can begin as a cocktail party or fully seated dinner...then transform into a nightclub-style dance party with concert quality sound and stage lighting. Click here if you'd like someone to contact you about booking a party, fundraiser or corporate event.

In May, 2019 GIMMELIVE presented the premiere of the Gloucester Concert Series in partnership with Gloucester Stage Company. More shows at Gloucester Stage Company will be announced soon.

Through gimmeLIVE, Peter & Vickie Van Ness continue to bring critically acclaimed entertainment to top intimate venues north of Boston.

FUNDRAISER & FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
PAST SHOWS HIGHLIGHTS @ Gloucester Stage Company
PAST SHOWS HIGHLIGHTS @ LARCOM THEATRE
PAST SHOW HIGHLIGHTS @ THE CABOT
PAST SHOW HIGHLIGHTS @ NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE
PAST SHOW HIGHLIGHTS aboard the BEAUPORT PRINCESS CRUISE SHIP

ABOUT 9 WALLIS

9 Wallis
9 Wallis Street, Beverly MA - next to the Larcom Theatre
National Touring Artists
Regular performances by national touring artists
9 Wallis Stage
The most intimate, elegant listening room on Boston's North Shore
Crescent shaped solid oak bar
Crescent shaped solid oak bar
Fine Wines, Local Craft Beers, Specialty Cocktails & Top Shelf Spirits
Serving Fine Wines, Local Craft Beers, Specialty Cocktails & Top Shelf Spirits
9 Wallis Stage
Comfortable cabaret-style seating at elegant tables
Corky Laing and his band
Up close and personal
Henri Smith Mardi Gras Concert
Feel like you're part of the band
Jon Butcher's SOLD OUT CD Release Concert at 9 Wallis
Jon Butcher's SOLD OUT CD Release Concert at 9 Wallis
9 Wallis Stage
High-Five from Grammy-nominee Jon Butcher [photo by Michael Sparks Keegan]
Eric Gales SOLD OUT SHOW at 9 Wallis
Eric Gales SOLD OUT SHOW at 9 Wallis
BARRY GOUDREAU'S ENGINE ROOM SOLD OUT SHOW at 9 Wallis
Barry Goudreau (formerly of BOSTON) and his new band, Engine Room SOLD OUT SHOW at 9 Wallis
Ronnie Baker Brooks
Chicago Blues Legend RONNIE BAKER BROOKS
Kat Riggins and her Blues Revival
Miami's KAT RIGGINS and her Blues Revival
Henri Smith Mardi Gras Concert w/ Grammy-winners Charles Neville & Amadee Castenell
Henri Smith Mardi Gras Concert w/ Grammy-winners CHARLES NEVILLE & AMADEE CASTENELL
Barrence Whitfield with former Savages
Local Soul Star BARRENCE WHITFIELD and former Savages rock a sold-out crowd! [photo: Ted Reed]
Rock Legend Corky Laing of MOUNTAIN
Rock Legend Corky Laing of MOUNTAIN kicks off his 2017 US Tour at 9 Wallis
British Blues/Rock pioneer Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown CD Release Concert
Savoy Brown CD Release Concert
Pousette-Dart Band
Folk-Rock Legends Pousette-Dart Band SOLD OUT show!
Gary Hoey
Rock Guitar God Gary Hoey's SOLD OUT Show!
Davy Knowles w/ Johnny A.
Davy Knowles SOLD OUT Show with surprise guest Johnny A.
James Montgomery 70th Birthday Bash
JAMES MONTGOMERY's 70th Birthday Bash Special Guests Christine Ohlman & Shor'ty Billups Veterans Benefit | 2 Sold Out Shows
Mud Morganfield
MUD MORGANFIELD 1st Born Son of MUDDY WATERS
Duke Robillard
Roomful of Blues founder DUKE ROBILLARD
Dancing
Best Dance Floor on Boston's North Shore
Rev. Bennett
The Rev. Andre Bennett speaks at Beverly's Martin Luther King Community Breakfast JANUARY 2018
Roomful of Blues
5 Time Grammy Nominees Roomful of Blues at our Grand Opening APRIL 1 2017
Quentin Callewaert
Young Rising Star Quentin Callewaert at our Grand Opening APRIL 1 2017
Elegant seated dinner party
Appetizers for a private party
Elegant Buffet Dinner
Nightclub-Style Dance Party

About 17 miles north of Boston, award-winning 9 Wallis is a gorgeous, fully restored, historic location conveniently situated in the heart of Downtown Beverly's Arts District at 9 Wallis Street, right next to the Larcom Theatre -- less than half a mile from the Beverly Depot rail station and 3 miles from Route 128, with plenty of nearby parking (see map).

In April 2017, after 4 years of presenting over a hundred shows at Beverly's Larcom Theatre (featuring Grammy-winners, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers and platinum recording artist), gimmeLIVE's owners Peter and Vickie Van Ness, transformed 9 Wallis into the most intimate, elegant listening room north of Boston with comfortable seating at tables, plus food & beverage service offering fine wines, local craft beers, specialty cocktails (featuring local distilleries and all-natural juices) and top-shelf spirits.

In August 2018, Peter and Vickie were presented with the Boston Blues Society's Keeping the Blues Alive Award for their work at 9 Wallis.

Because of its beautifully restored, tremendously flexible space with the best dance floor on Boston's North Shore, 9 Wallis has become a favorite venue for fundraisers, private parties and corporate events. Local charities have raised thousands of dollars at 9 Wallis (see examples). With world-class entertainment, an event can begin as a cocktail party or fully seated dinner...then transform into a nightclub-style dance party with concert quality sound and stage lighting.

CLICK HERE if you'd like someone to contact you about raising money for your charity. CLICK HERE if you want to book a party or corporate event.

Many new shows will be announced soon. Click here to join gimmeLIVE's FREE Concert Club and email list. You'll get special deals and prime seats before tickets go on sale to the public.

PLENTY OF NEARBY PARKING SEE PARKING MAP

There is plenty of nearby parking at 7 lots from 150 feet away to 3 blocks away. Lots are 25 Cents/Hour (see map). Street parking is more. All parking is FREE after 8pm and on Sundays.

Want us to produce a concert or festival to raise money for your organization? Click here

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The Studio of Madness Comedy Open Mic The Fat City Band The Naked Truth - A Burlesque Murder Mystery Flying A-Holes with Corolla DeVille The Fools The JON BUTCHER AXIS Ben Kronberg ft. Josh Day hosted by Will Pottorff and Jai Demeule Grits and Groceries Orchestra CD Release Party Anthony Gomes Mad Dogs Unchained the Ultimate JOE COCKER Experience Soul of a Legend Coco Montoya VICTOR WAINWRIGHT and The Train Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary Eric Mintel Quartet – An evening of Brubeck, Guaraldi and more J. GEILS BAND founding member DANNY KLEIN'S FULL HOUSE EXIT 18 Frank Santos Jr. R-Rated Hypnotist AEROCHIX Eliza Neals Mike Zito Strictly Sinatra - Michael Dutra and the Strictly Sinatra Band Jon Stetson America's Master Mentalist Henri Smith New Orleans Christmas PAUL NELSON Annie Brobst