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North Shore Music Association Enter

Our Mission Listen Learn & Participate

The North Shore Music Association’s mission is to inspire lives and create community by offering exceptional live performance and artistic diversity, engaging all ages with opportunities to experience, learn, and participate… for the love of music.

Our Objectives

Sponsor and produce a series of concerts, dances, and workshops throughout the year.
 
Generate income to support our mission through a variety of methods, typically through ticket sales, grants, memberships, and donations.
 
Engage in partnerships at every opportunity, e.g., joint ventures with local entities.
Act as a musical arts consultant and a link between musical performers and educators and those seeking contact with them.
 
Use the Arrowhead Center for the Arts (ACA) as the primary venue for NSMA concerts.
 
Use volunteers effectively in the promotion and production of NSMA activities.


 

Our Legacy

For over 30 years, the NMSA has hosted live concerts, community dances, and educational programming for young and old. NSMA has hosted hundreds of musical artists—from local and regional virtuosos to internationally renowned and beloved icons. Just a few artist highlights from the past few years include:
 
Folk Peter Yarrow, Harpeth Rising
 
Blues Guy Davis, Shemekia Copeland
 
Country/Bluegrass GM Ole Opry, Bluegrass Masters weekendRosie Flores
 
Guitar Adrian Legg, Phil Heywood
 
Classical Borealis Chorale & Orchestra, The Parker Quartet, Minetti Quartett (Vienna)
 
World Music Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, McInnis' Kitchen

 

Staff & Board of Directors

What Makes Us Unique

NSMA offers high-quality musical performances at comfortable, accessible venues where listeners are immersed in the experience without distractions. Our audience members tell us the connection they feel with artists onstage is both sensory and emotional—a joining of hearts and minds in joy, shared sorrow, and uplift that great music by generous souls can offer.
 
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7:30pm Peter Mayer
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Peter Mayer
Peter Mayer
08/18/2018: 7:30 PM@ Arrowhead Center for the Arts
Peter Mayer writes songs for a small planet--songs about interconnectedness and the human journey, about the beauty and the mystery of the world. Whimsical, humorous, and profound, his music breaks the boundaries of "folk" and transcends to a realm beyond the everyday love song, to a place of wonder at the very fact of life itself.

"Mayer’s fluid, clean, and tremendously intriguing guitar playing is topped with warm, rich vocals. This is music for the soul." Acoustic Guitar Magazine

"He is unafraid of complicated topics and always strives to look beyond the easy sentiment... Peter does nothing less than address the very nature of our existence... Trust me, most songwriters can’t pull this off. Peter Mayer does." Dale Connelly, Morning Show Host, Minnesota Public Radio

Tickets: $15 general admission, at the box office (opens 6:30 pm) or in advance at www.aca.tix.com (no fees!) 

"Yukon Sally"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jxh7OxcpQ4
"Brand New Harley"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNj6u07NJAA

For more about Peter Mayer, and to listen to his music, go to http://www.petermayer.net/news/
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7pm The Lucky Dutch - Benefit for NSMA
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The Lucky Dutch - Benefit for NSMA
The Lucky Dutch - Benefit for NSMA
08/23/2018: 7 PM@ Wunderbar
The Lucky Dutch is an American rock band from Illinois, formed in 2008 by guitarist Nathan Graham and singer Claire Corriveau. Graham has performed as a guitarist on the Chicago blues scene since age 15, working and touring with musicians such as Buddy Guy, BB King, and Koko Taylor.

Claire Corriveau has worked consistently as a performing musician since 2008, both as a solo artist and with a wide variety of bands. David Padula has played bass since 2006, working in a jazz trio through college before moving to Chicago in 2012. Ben Dacoba started playing drums at age 15 in Virginia. He draws inspiration from classic rock bands from the ‘60s and ‘70s and works as a touring drummer all around the country. 

The group began their career as an indie band, performing extensively around Chicago’s bar and festival scene. The Lucky Dutch have released two LPs: Bury the Night in 2014, and Cadillac Coffin in 2016. In May 2018, they released a new single called "My Time Ain't Long." 

"The Prodigal Son" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXW795ZHIxc 
"Heartbreak" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-xMihWjY9Q 

For more about The Lucky Dutch, visit their website https://www.theluckydutch.com/
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