Beverly: Ronan Tynan, formerly of the Irish Tenors, now has a solo act that includes classical and Irish selections. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. $50-$100. North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, www.nsmt.org .
Rockport: Singer-songwriter Ellis Paul, winner of 15 Boston Music Awards, presents a concert. Martyn Joseph opens the show. Friday, 7:30 p.m. $22, $18 advance, $12 seniors, $5 children, $40 family. Old Sloop Coffeehouse, First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St. 978-546-6638, www.rockportucc.org .
Salem: Sail away on the Almost End of the Summer Party Cruise and listen to Northbound Train play music of the Grateful Dead. Saturday, 7 p.m. Mahi-Mahi Cruises, 23 Congress St. 978-825-0001, www.northboundtrain.org .
Essex: Herrmann’s Royal Lipizzan Stallions execute battle maneuvers from the 16th century. Watch their graceful leaps and plunges in a peaceful outdoor setting. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday, both 2 p.m. $10-$15. In case of rain, nonrefundable tickets may be used at one of the remaining performances. Bring seats and bug spray. Cogswell’s Grant, 60 Spring St. www.historicnewengland.org .