Music & Performing Arts

Lori Gomes

Lori Gomes is a jazz & soul vocalist based in the city of New Bedford. She also is the owner of Beauty Union, a salon in downtown near Custom House Square.

Kara E. McEachern

Kara E. McEachern is a New Bedford native, who has performed as a solo vocalist for over 15 years and teaches privately. She is the choir director at St. Francis of Assisi, where she has been a lifelong parishioner.

Jeff Angeley & Southcoast Lessons

Jeff Angeley & Southcoast Lessons host group & individual music classes for early learners through folks in the 2nd half of life taught by kind, caring instructors who welcome absolutely everyone.

NB Jazzfest

Eric Paradis is an actor and the founder of New Bedford JazzFest, which features two stages of nonstop diverse music from national and local musicians and singers. JazzFest is produced by and for the benefit of Your Theatre, Inc., New Bedford’s 73-year old community theatre group.

Dori Rubbicco

Dori Rubbicco is a singer-songwriter and recording artist who crosses musical genres in her writing and performances, bringing jazz, blues, folk and R&B influences to her original compositions and artfully reimagined covers.

Cynthia Brenner

Cynthia Brenner is the founder of the Downtown Ceili (pronounced “kay-lee”) at The First Unitarian Church In New Bedford. She has adapted this Irish & Scottish social event to New Bedford’s unique style, which includes folk music, singing, dancing, and storytelling.

Culture*Park Theatre

Culture*Park Theatre is a collaborative theatre of performing artists and entities that supports the production and development of new works in theatre and dance, especially those with regional and culturally provocative themes.

Cedric Josey

Cedric Josey is a New Bedford based singer/songwriter, who wrote and produced a song called “Being in New Bedford,” that was used to promote the city for many years.

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