Willie Alexander Performs at Music on Meetinghouse Green Friday, August 19
Willie Alexander, punk music legend, musical innovator, and artistic icon, returns to Music on Meetinghouse Green with his band for a free rocking evening at the corner of Middle and Church Streets at 6:00 p.m.
The stars come out on Meetinghouse Green as Gloucester's Willie "Loco' Alexander shares his legendary talent as a singer, songwriter, and keyboardist. With his roots in Boston's punk rock scene of the 70's and 80's, Willie's musical career has flourished for more than 50 years. Whether as a band member with the Lost, Bagatelle, Grass Menagerie, and the post-Lou Reed Velvet Underground, or as a front man for his own series of bands, Willie's enduring popularity is a reflection of his unique musical voice and artistic vision. A true artist, Willie has expanded his work to other mediums including soundtracks for local filmmaker Henry Ferrini, collage, and painting.
Free-will donations will benefit eh Grace Center, a day resource center for men and women offering a safe and supportive environment in Gloucester, Salem, and Beverly. The evening's food vendor is Crepes du Jour with freshly made sweet and savory crepes.