gimmeLIVE
Critically Acclaimed Shows ... Up Close & Personal

What better way is there to endear yourself to local music fans and the people of your community?

Sponsoring a gimmeLIVE show is the best use of your advertising budget. You'll reach homeowners, business owners and influential lovers of music and the arts, while endearing your brand to the community and boosting the area's cultural economy. Benjamin Franklin said it best, do well by doing good.

GIMMELIVE was founded by Peter & Vickie Van Ness, who produce some of the largest, most successful concerts and festivals on Boston's North Shore.

Since 2007, we have partnered with scores of businesses providing millions of impressions through social media, radio, TV, email, print, posters, programs and give-aways. We are promotion experts with a specialty in Web, SEO and social media marketing on Google, Facebook, YouTube, blogs, podcasts, email, etc.

GIMMELIVE concerts feature Grammy-award winning legends and Rock n Roll Hall of Famers, including Art Garfunkel, Micky Dolenz (of the Monkees), Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary), Felix Cavaliere (of the Rascals), Leon Russell, Marshall Tucker Band, Johnny Winter, The Yardbirds, James Cotton, Chris Isaak, Booker T. Jones, Badfinger, Mark Farner (of Grand Funk Railroad), Steve Augeri (of Journey), Aaron and Charles Neville (of The Neville Brothers), Robert Randolph, John Sebastian (founder of The Lovin' Spoonful) and many more. Plus gimmeLIVE introduces young rising stars, many of whom garner critical acclaim at gimmeLIVE shows. (See past shows here.)

Hundreds of fans take home flyers or programs (with your logo) as treasured keepsakes (see example here).

Your sponsorship endears you to the community by helping to make top quality entertainment available at affordable prices and boosting the area's cultural economy.

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PAST SHOWS HIGHLIGHTS @ 9 WALLIS
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
FUNDRAISER & FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

ABOUT THE PRODUCERS

Vickie and Peter Van Ness
Vickie & Peter Van Ness

Vickie and Peter Van Ness, founders of gimmeLIVE, have produced some of the largest and most critically acclaimed concerts and festivals on Boston's North Shore featuring national recording stars and award-winning young artists (see highlights).

In April, 2017 GIMMELIVE opened a new venue, 9 Wallis, right next door to Beverly's historic Larcom Theatre. 9 Wallis is the North Shore's most intimate, elegant listening room offering comfortable show seating at tables with food & beverage service including fine wines, local craft beers and specialty cocktails.

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Since 2012, GIMMELIVE's award-winning seasons at Beverly's three theatres -- The North Shore Music Theatre, The Cabot and The Larcom -- have featured Grammy winners, Rock 'n' 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, Gloucester's very first cruise ship terminal.

After co-founding Gloucester's wildly successful summer Block Parties and producing several other major events (including 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 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 n Roll Hall of Famer to perform in Gloucester.

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 opened a new venue in 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 has re-branded this elegant venue as 9 Wallis, which is now the North Shore's most intimate listening room offering comfortable show seating at tables with 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 -- with or without entertianment. Our stage -- with state-of-the-art sound, lighting and Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) 4K Video -- can accommodate any performance or presentation. We are completely wired with CAT6 for high-speed internet access. Click here if you'd like someone to contact you about booking a party or corporate event.

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

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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 seating at elegant tables
9 Wallis Stage
Experience critically acclaimed concerts in an intimate setting
Corky Laing and his band
Up close and personal
Henri Smith Mardi Gras Concert
Feel like you're part of the band
Eric Gales SOLD OUT SHOW at 9 Wallis
Eric Gales SOLD OUT SHOW at 9 Wallis
Jon Butcher's SOLD OUT CD Release Concert at 9 Wallis
Grammy-nominated Jon Butcher's SOLD OUT CD Release Concert at 9 Wallis
Henri Smith Mardi Gras Concert w/ Grammy-winners Charles Neville & Amadee Castenell
Henri Smith Mardi Gras Concert w/ Grammy-winners CHARLES NEVILLE & AMADEE CASTENELL
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
Hirsh Gardner & Joe Feloni
CD Release Concert: Hirsh Gardner of the band New England
Loretta LaRoche - Dinner and Comedy at 9 Wallis
Loretta LaRoche - Dinner & Comedy
Drum Shop North Shore Drum Hang
Drum Shop North Shore's Drum Hang w/Fabio Pirozzolo and Steve Mossberg
Dancing
Dance on our parquet floor
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

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 over a hundred award-winning concerts at Beverly's Larcom Theatre since 2013, we transformed 9 Wallis into Beverly's most intimate, elegant listening room with comfortable seating at tables, plus food & beverage service featuring fine wines, local craft beers, specialty cocktails and top-shelf spirits.

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.

PLENTY OF FREE PARKING SEE PARKING MAP

There is plenty of FREE parking (see map) at SEVEN municipal lots from 150 feet away to 3 blocks away. You do not have to feed the meters after 5pm or on Sundays.

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SANTA and the Cure for the Common Show featuring BRYSON LANG Neal and the Vipers Thanksgiving Weekend Dance Party Jon Butcher 2 Roads East CD Release Event Victor Wainwright and the Train Popa Chubby Alexis P Suter Boston Blues Society Holiday Party feat. Lydia Warren, Mike Welch, Danny Banks and Special Guests The Odd Ball NYE Drag Show Party (WITH DINNER) The Odd Ball NYE Drag Show Party (SHOW ONLY)