They will also be celebrating the fact that three such block parties are being held this year instead of two, with similar events to follow in August and October.
In addition, everyone should be happy because they won't have to drink beer and wine behind a fence this year, in the beer and wine garden, but may wander wherever they want in the blocked-off street.
"If everyone behaves, we can let people move about the entire area with their adult beverages," said
Wherever partiers wander in the closed-off area, which opens at
"There will be 10 restaurants set up right on Cabot street in tents," said
"Fibber McGee's will have steak tip subs and sausage subs.
There will also be coffee, cupcakes and cookies from
Winfrey's Fudge will serve up their signature, fresh fudge, and Rowand's Seafood will dish out some lobster rolls.
Soma will have pizza, with a variety of toppings, while The Wild Horse will put together pulled-pork sliders and coleslaw.
Beer will be served by Salerno's
It wouldn't be a block party without music, and three different acts will play during the evening, starting at
They will be followed by
The group will sometimes include a cover song in their set, but most of their material is original, with
"We have four really good musicians in the band, so everybody contributes," said Rossi, who sings lead and plays guitar. "While we've written songs in the island, reggae and funk genres, we're moving away from all of that.
"If our last dozen songs are any indication, we're becoming a post-punk rock band, influenced by the likes of the Talking Heads, LCD Soundsystem and the 1990s -- the band."
Perfect Gentleman has strong local ties and often plays at Opus in
"Scotty, the keyboard player, lives in
"We all have close ties to
Perfect Gentleman will be playing at the block party from
"Expect a rock and roll show, with everything that means," Rossi said. "We don't leave anything on stage. You're going to get a bunch of entertainment."
The evening will be carried to a close by Rule of 3, a trio that features
"We play a lot of the local restaurants, like Pig's Eye in
In addition to singing, Marino plays bass, and
Marino and Carr were in a band together prior to Rule of 3 and were joined by Seitz shortly before they were due to play on
"Pat learned 38 songs in 11 days before
If you go
What: The Block, block party hosted by Beverly Main Streets
Info: free, suggested donation
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