At the show, you can enter a raffle to win round trip airfare and a 3-night stay at the Hotel Oloffson in Port-au-Prince, Haiti during the Day of the Dead Music & Food Festival.
RAM is a drum-roots-driven powerhouse band from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. After 25 years of consistently producing quality music, we're releasing our 6th album - the first in over a decade.
Ancient folkloric polyrhythms intertwine harmoniously with Punk Rock guitar riffs and swinging Caribbean keyboard melodies, led by the entrancing singer, Lunise, all combine for a truly magical experience on Thursdays at Hotel Oloffson - where RAM has consistently gigged for the last 25 years, as well as international concerts and festivals which include: the US, France, The UK, Mexico, and Brazil.
Tree House Charlatans open the show.
The Tree House Charlatans represent a musical ensemble loosely based around a didgeridoo and an actual tree house. The original Tree House Charlatan is Matt Natti- musician (didgeridoodler, banjo, musical saw, washboard, etc), arborist, artist and outdoor enthusiast. The "s" in Charlatan(s) represents all the cool cats who make the music really happen. The instrumentation has ebbed and flowed (depending on the weather, the day of the week, the lunar cycle and whether the groundhog sees his shadow) to include mandolin, violin, guitar, banjo, upright bass, percussion plus more "guest" instruments and vocals than you can shake a termite hollowed stick at- including flutes, trumpets, sax, keys, harmonicas, you name it. The music genra? Didgeridoograss! With a range from bluegrass "gone wild" to world/ jazz, sing along folk/ rock, eclectic and trance based waves of sound to soothe the savage beast... the Tree House Charlatans are all about having fun and playing music!
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.
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.