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Gables Fest

Join us for the party!

August 4, 2018 at 4:00pm

You are invited to join in our community celebration of 350 years of stories at The Gables.

Over the course of the evening, you will be taken on a journey through 350 years of eclectic music and dance spanning not only the centuries but also the globe, paying homage to our settlement programming and the mission of Caroline Emmerton.  In addition to the programming, there will also be food, drink, and surprises by-the-sea throughout the course of the celebration.

All proceeds benefit The Gables’ unique dual mission of preservation and education.

Schedule of Events (times and more details coming soon!)

Main Stage Performances:

  • DUNYA: An Eastern Turkish Renaissance Ensemble playing traditional Turkish music.
  • Dhangsang Lughar/Music of Tibet: Tibetan Opera Dancers sharing the history of Tibet through their music and dance.
  • The Craft Ensemble: an all-women’s classical choral group
  • The Immigrant Experience: A Cantata by John Kramer: “this timely piece reflects the issues surrounding immigration, and features texts by the Founding Fathers and others that established the United States as a welcoming place — a place, in the words of George Washington, “open to receive not only the opulent and respectable stranger but the oppressed and persecuted of all nations and religions.” Kramer’s cantata is composed in seven movements for choir, soloists, violin, clarinet, cello, and piano.
  • John Keegan & Madhouse​ with plans to get everyone on their feet and dancing to cap off the night!

Parking and transportation: August 4 will be a busy day in Salem! We would suggest public transportation via the MBTA or Salem Ferry. A ride-sharing service can do drop off and pick up right at 115 Derby Street. Parking is available at the Blaney Street Parking Lot/Salem Ferry Lot, the South Harbor Garage, and the Museum Place Mall Garage.

Opportunities are still available for sponsorship. Please contact Pilar Garro at 978-744-0991 x126 or