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Here is your chance to win a beautiful Les Paul Epiphone guitar, personally autographed by many of the 2019 Summer Concert Series musicians and help out Maudslay Arts Center at the same time.

Best known for its outstanding Summer Concert Series. MAC is a popular cultural and entertainment destination that has served tens of thousands of patrons since its founding 26 years ago in 1992.

On Oct. 28, 2018 a large maple tree cracked during a coastal windstorm and fell right through the roof of the Maudslay Arts Center (MAC) Concert Barn causing extensive damage, which was not covered by insurance. Although many loyal supporters sent checks to assist in the repairs, there remains much to do.

“We have been repairing the damage caused by the October storm,” MAC vice president Cynthia Costello said, “while at the same time working on necessary capital improvements, including painting, replacing exterior shingles, updating the sound and lighting systems, and building a small indoor stage for performers. Your purchase of one raffle ticket – or more – will assist us in this important endeavor.”

Raffle tickets may be purchased at the concerts; online at; at Coastal Connections, 35 Water St., Amesbury, or mail a check payable to “MAC” to MAC Raffle/Costello, 182 Whitehall Road Amesbury MA 01913. Be sure to include your name, address, and telephone number. The winning ticket will be announced at the Amanda Carr concert on Aug. 17. This fundraiser is supported by Coastal Connections, Inc.

The 2019 Summer Concert Series features something for every musical taste from Big Band to jazz, from opera to bluegrass, from country to the Great American Songbook. It’s a gala year and there are still a handful of concerts left in the season.  August concerts include The New Black Eagle Jazz Band on Saturday, Aug. 10; The Hal McIntyre Big Band tribute to Frank Sinatra on Sunday, Aug. 11, and Amanda Carr with sax-man Elan Trotman on Saturday, Aug. 17.

Saturday performances start at 7 p.m., with gates opening at 6 p.m. Patio seating (tables and chairs) is $30. Groups of four or more are $25 each, while lawn seating (bring your own chairs or blankets) is $25. Children 12 and under are free.

Sunday performances start at 2 p.m. with gates opening at 1 p.m. General admission is $20 with open seating on the patio and lawn. Tables and chairs are provided on the patio. Special group rates may be arranged by calling 978-499-0050.Children 12 and under are free.

Maudslay Arts Center is located at 95 Curzon Mill Road, Maudslay State Park, Newburyport MA 01950. The concerts are held rain or shine, moving to the indoor performance hall adjacent to the patio when weather dictates.

For an up-to-date summer schedule, to purchase tickets online, or for further information about the performers, visit the MAC website at Tickets also may be purchased at the gate (check or cash only) or by calling 978-499-0050. There is no reserved seating. Gift certificates also are available.

The series is supported by The Newburyport Bank, dedicated MAC volunteers and patrons, and the staff of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). The Saturday evening performances are sponsored by The Newburyport Bank.

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