Costume Party with the Eli Cash Band

Victoria Station

Visit Victoria Station for a costume party with the Eli Cash Band.

An all-night dance party, complimentary appetizers, and prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place costume winners.

Charlie Hunter Trio

Charlie Hunter is a magician with a guitar – a one man band – as he continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty bass parts, melodic leads and swinging rhythms. John Fordham, writing in London’s The Guardian, says he “boasts one of the most original techniques in the instrument’s history.”

With a career spanning 16 years and almost 20 albums, Charlie Hunter consistently ups his game as an innovative writer and bandleader. He has worked with the likes of Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer, D’Angelo and countless others. He is widely considered the authority on the seven and eight-string guitar.

Hunter has previously recorded for the venerable Blue Note label, Concord, Ropeadope, GroundUP and others. His recent independent venture is steered by his motivation to release music that most inspires him. Critics have touted his genius technique, but it’s his profound artistic sensibility that propels his original music. Hunter’s signature style of writing and performing has secured his place as one of todays’ great guitarists.

At Salem State, Hunter will be joined by drummer George Sluppick and saxophonist Michael Blake.

All seats are reserved. This concert is not part of the 2017-2018 subscription options.
$30 general
$25 seniors and non-SSU students 18 and above
Under 18 admitted free
Salem State students admitted free with valid ID

Members of Creative Salem receive discounts to all Salem State ticketed arts events.

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Brian Bayer-Larson in Concert

Brian Bayer-Larson is a gifted songwriter and musician who’s been active for more than 20 years, but he never had much chance to perform for the public. Working as a middle school teacher on the North Shore and being a father of three kids, his is a talent that has been hidden for awhile.

That changes on Thursday, November 2 at 8:30, when Brian Bayer-Larson will perform live at CinemaSalem, celebrating the release of his first CD recording.

“In the Current” with Matthew Aucoin

PEM’s Composer-in-Residence Matthew Aucoin returns with the Asia/America New Music Institute to celebrate musical influences and heritage. For In the Current, seven dynamic composers premiere new works, each paired with its musical “ancestor” in a blending of old and new, tradition and experimentation.

Performed by renowned Japanese shakuhachi player Kojiro Umezaki and Boston’s own Hub New Music Ensemble (flute, clarinet, violin, cello). Featuring commissions by Chad Cannon, Sun-Young Park, Sayo Kosugi, Carlos Simon, Takuma Ito, Kojiro Umezaki, and Matthew Aucoin. Lighting design by Mary Ellen Stebbins. Directed by Victoria Crutchfield.

Eunice and Jay Panetta and the Robert N. Shapiro Fund for Innovation provided generous support. Also made possible in part by supporters of PEM’s Present Tense Initiative: Terry and Dick Albright, Dick and Deborah Carlson, Susan and Appy Chandler and Fay Chandler.

Location: East India Marine Hall
$10 members, $15 students, $20 nonmembers.
Free for veterans and active duty military

Tickets available online.

The Lowest Pair in Concert

The Lowest Pair is Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee, two fantastic banjo players and vocalists who are evolving into one of the most accomplished and rewarding groups on the Americana circuit.

This is a not-to-be-missed concert for anyone interested in where authentic yet innovative American music is headed. There’s a temptation to compare them to the now-defunct, highly popular folk duo the Civil Wars, and critics have made that comparison by way of stating that the Lowest Pair are far better!

Tickets ($12) available at

The Arkadian at Bit Bar

Come out and hang for the debut of The Arkadian! Playing the very best of video game music and 80s rock with a few originals thrown in the mix, Bit Bar will be rockin’ to the core!

Bit Bar is 21+ after 8:00 pm.