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Vickie and Peter Van Ness, founders of gimmeLIVE, have produced some of the largest and most critically acclaimed concerts and festivals on Boston’s North Shore featuring national recording stars and award-winning young artists (see highlights).
In April, 2017 GIMMELIVE opened a new venue, 9 Wallis, right next door to Beverly’s historic Larcom Theatre. 9 Wallis is the North Shore’s most intimate, elegant listening room offering comfortable show seating at tables with food & beverage service including fine wines, local craft beers and specialty cocktails.
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Since 2012, GIMMELIVE’s award-winning seasons at Beverly’s three theatres — The North Shore Music Theatre, The Cabot and The Larcom — have featured Grammy winnters, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers and showcased emerging young talent you might want to keep your eye on — Vickie & Peter have been known to spot stars in the making before.
In January 2016, after producing dozens of benefit concerts and festivals north of Boston, gimmeLIVE produced a Classic Rock Benefit Festival in Delray Beach Florida featuring Micky Dolenz of the Monkees, Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals, Mark Farner — founder of Grand Funk Railroad, Steve Augeri — Journey’s former lead singer, John Cafferty & Michael “Tunes” Antunes of the Beaver Brown Band. The festival raised thousands of dollars for th