Globe North Best Bets

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Gloucester: The Cape Ann Community Band concert is sponsored by BankGloucester. The “Old-Fashioned Band Concert in the Park” will include a patriotic sing-a-long, a tribute to veterans, and a children’s march. It features an ice cream social. Aug. 18, 7 p.m. Stage Fort Park — Antonio Gentile Bandstand, Hough Ave. Free.

Portsmouth: From sold-out tours of Japan to venues across the United States, the music of Grammy-winning acoustic guitarist Ed Gerhard has touched audiences all over. Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m. West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth, NH. $22. 603-436-6660,


Topsfield: The Green Harvest Festival features music, wine tastings, and tours of the winery and vineyard. Aug. 18, 1-5 p.m. Alfalfa Farm Winery, 267 Rowley Bridge Road. Free, tastings $10. 978-774-0014,

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