On the Road: ME, CT, NYC!

This week, I’m so excited to be hitting the road again in acoustic duo with Bernardo. In the coming days we’ll hit Maine, Connecticut, and New York City – and on Saturday, we’ll be opening for none other than incredible troubadour, artist, and author Ellis Paul! Check the list below for dates & details. Hope to see some old & new faces along the way!

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Green Mountain Bound: Vermont Shows!

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Next weekend, Marina & Bernardo head up north to the beautiful green mountains of Vermont for two shows! The first is the Vermont Music Fest on August 8, held on the rolling farmland of Lareau Farm in Waitsfield, VT. Featuring original acts from across New England on two stages, as well as games, art, and locally-sourced food and drink, this festival promises to be a full day of fun for the whole family. Click here to visit their website and learn more.

Next up is an intimate house concert in nearby Morrisville, just outside of Stowe, VT, on August 9. “Weather permitting, we’ll play outside on the hillside, surrounded by those rolling hills,” Marina says. “We’re excited to go from a festival stage to the intimacy of a house concert the next day, and hope you’ll join us!” If you’re in the area and would like to join in the fun, send Marina an email for more details.

Come Together in Song: Benefit For The Grace Center

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In recent years, the Cape Ann Clergy Association realized that there was an ever-increasing number of requests to provide care, support, and resources to the homeless on Cape Ann. Following a needs assessment study in 2011, which identified the distinct need for a safe day space for Cape Ann’s homeless, the group formed the Grace Center, a fully staffed day resource center that moves from church to church in and around Gloucester, MA.

Marina became aware of the Grace Center just this past year, and was impressed with the generosity and hard work the group has put forth to help those less fortunate in our community. Theirs is a valuable mission, and (unfortunately) reflects a growing problem Cape Ann faces in supporting an increasing homeless population.

Marina came up with the idea to “come together in song” in support of this important cause. Together with her husband Bernardo Baglioni, as well as a special guest appearance by Gloucester police Chief Campanello, she put on an intimate acoustic performance in one of Gloucester’s beautiful churches. All proceeds from ticket sales were donated to the Grace Center, and Marina is proud (and pleasantly surprised!) to have raised over $1,000 in donations to the organization.

“It’s an honor to lend my music to a cause like this, and to support our community the best way I know how — in song,” Marina says. “I have received so much support from my hometown over the years, and I love this place through and through. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to give back!”

To learn more about the Grace Center, and to donate, please visit:

http://gracecenterinc.org/

Outside the Box Festival!

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Marina & Berna are thrilled to join the lineup of Outside the Box, a new, free, 6-day music & performing arts festival occurring in downtown Boston from July 14-19! Outside the Box founder and chief sponsor Ted Cutler says that after seeing so much unsung talent in Boston — from musicians to dancers to theater troupes and beyond — he wanted to build a major festival to celebrate the unsigned and emerging artists of our city and New England.

“We created Outside the Box to bring the community together through a celebration of the performing arts. We want to create a culture change.” -Ted Cutler

Featuring performers from across New England, Outside the Box has generated great press and scored some very well-known headliners, including Guster, The Gin Blossoms, and Kacey Musgraves.

Marina & Berna perform on Thursday, July 16 at 1:30pm on the Tremont Street stage. Click here to visit the Outside the Box website to find a full schedule, directions, and more. Come on out, Boston — it’s going to be a beautiful summer fest!

Tuscany Tour 2014

After a long Stateside hiatus, I am thrilled to be back in beautiful Italia to debut my new album in the very land in which she was born! I will be playing several dates in acoustic duo with brilliant guitarist and Unbound producer Bernardo Baglioni; we’ve also put together a show on January 22 at one of Florence’s newest rock clubs, Jailhouse, and will be featuring a full 5-piece band (yup – the guys on the record: Leonardo Baggiani (bass), Donald Renda (drums), and Lele Fontana (keys)), as well as several special guests on viola (Paolo Clementi), guitar (Matteo Urro), and percussion (Derek James Mattuchio). This is shaping up to be a GREAT show with super talented musicians, and I am really looking forward to it! So all you ex-pats (I know there are plenty of ya!) and allayouse Florentines, come rock out with us!