Cotuit Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the first of several live streaming concert events planned for 2021. The series is produced by Jim Gilbert. As the world continues struggling with the impact of Coronavirus Pandemic Mr. Gilbert says “I was inspired to do something to help local musicians as well as our treasured local venues.” Having recently invested in new streaming technology and audio upgrades, Cotuit Center for the Arts was pleased to partner with Jim. “We have a beautiful, mostly empty performance space where musicians can plug in and play loud! Even though we can’t welcome a live audience, the feeling of a real concert experience will be delivered”, says the Center’s Executive Director, David Kuehn. The first weekend in March will feature performances by Melic Moon and Buoys of Summer. Melic Moon performs Friday, March 5 at 7:30pm A melting pot of different influences and styles, Melic Moon is the collaboration between vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Amalia Ververis, producer/multi-instrumentalist Mike Mchaby, and drummer/percussionist David Ellis. The songs from Amalia and Mike each come from different places but blend together in a wondrous way. Individually, each member spent their formative years crafting their skills in many different parts of the country, soaking up the different influences that would come to form Melic Moon. Last May the band recorded and released their full-length debut album “Natural Thing”. The digital album is added as a premium for the $25 streaming ticket. More information: https://artsonthecape.org/explore/melic-moon Buoys of Summer performs Saturday, March 6 at 7:30 The Buoys of Summer pay tribute to the smooth-sailing, silk-stocking SoCal sounds of the 70s and early 80s. Characterized by memorable melodies and polished production, this music often features a breezy tempo, with simple lyrics flowing through a gentle current, and Michael McDonald on backing vocals. Acts like Kenny Loggins, the Doobie Brothers, and Steely Dan define the genre, along with hits by less prolific artists, like Ace, Rupert Holmes, and Ambrosia. More information: https://artsonthecape.org/explore/buoys-of-summer All proceeds from the concerts will be split between the musicians and the venue and the Center looks forward to welcoming all musicians who participate in streaming events back to the stage for concerts with huge, vaccinated audiences! For more information visit our website: https://artsonthecape.org/ Cotuit Center for the Arts is at 4404 Route 28, Cotuit, MA 02635. For more information, visit artsonthecape.org or call 508-428-0669.