Looking for inspiration? Hope? Come to 9 Wallis on Saturday, February 18th. Join YES! Magazine co-founder Sarah van Gelder as she shares stories and photos from her 12,000-mile journey "through a new America," chronicled in her new book The Revolution Where You Live. Meet Sarah after her presentation and she'll sign her new book, which will be made available for sale courtesy of Cabot Street Books & Cards.
The Revolution Where You Live tells the story of Sarah's solo road trip around the United States, seeking out the people who are making change happen--change that is deep enough to transform the crises of our time into opportunities for new ways of life that are more sustainable and just.
Then enjoy music by one of the North Shore's top rising stars, Quentin Callewaert -- a sixteen-year-old guitar prodigy (with an excellent voice) whom you may have seen when we had him open for Edgar Winter back in October.
Engage in the future of America and the future of music -- all in one revolutionary night out!
Sarah van Gelder is YES! Magazine Co-Founder and Editor at Large, a public speaker, and the author of the new book, The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000 Mile Journey Through a New America (Berrett Koehler, 2017). She is also the editor of Sustainable Happiness: Living Simply, Live Well, Make a Difference, and This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99 Percent Movement (both with Berrett Koehler).
As founding editor of YES!, Sarah led the magazine's and website's development from a scrappy start-up operating out of a rented basement to a publication that is nationally recognized for exploring leading-edge solutions to the major ecological and human challenges of our times.
The magazine has won national awards for its coverage of such topics as the cooperative economy, mass incarceration, neighborhood sustainability, and personal resilience.
The Revolution Where You Live tells the story of Sarah's solo road trip around the United States, seeking out the people who are making change happen--change that is deep enough to transform the crises of our time into opportunities for new ways of life that are more sustainable and just.See Sarah's full bio here.
Sixteen-year-old Massachusetts native Quentin Callewaert has been playing guitar since he was nine. He played his first concert when he was ten and has played at many events and venues since then. Despite his young age, he has already shared the stage with many great guitarists such as Stephen Bennett, Trace Bundy and Tommy Emmanuel. Lyle Lovett saw one of his videos and was so impressed that he invited Quentin to meet him when he played on Cape Cod a few years ago. They have met a few times since and it was Lyle who encouraged Quentin to start singing.
About 25 miles north of Boston, 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 free parking (see map).
After presenting concerts at Beverly's Larcom Theatre since early 2013, we expanded to 9 Wallis and have transformed it into Beverly's most intimate, elegant listening room -- fully air conditioned with comfortable show seating at tables plus food & beverage service, including wine, craft beers and specialty cocktails.
This beautifully restored, tremendously flexible space is also available for private parties and corporate events. We can book world-class entertainment, including national touring artists, for your event. Our stage, with state-of-the-art sound and lighting plus Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) 4K Video, can accommodate any performance or presentation. Click here if you'd like someone to contact you about booking a party or corporate event.
Plenty of new shows will be announced soon. Click here to join our mailing list to get special deals and prime seats before tickets go on sale to the general public.
There is plenty of free parking at the municipal parking lot on Bow Street, about 150 feet away and at the City Hall parking lot about half a block away. You do not have to feed the meters after 5pm or on Sundays.