The Porch Sessions at Hale Farm Picnic Style!

The Porch Sessions presented by The Cabot will return to Hale Farm, 39 Hale Street in downtown Beverly, for another great season of live music in an intimate outdoor setting. New this year, seating will be general admission on the lawn and carry-in/carry out picnics are allowed with some restrictions.

To purchase tickets for The Porch Sessions, click here.

Thursday, July 28 – A Celebration of Women in Pop Music
Sunday, August 14 – Susan Werner
Saturday, August 20 – Chris Smither
Sunday, August 21 – Session Americana


  • Seating will be general admission on the lawn, first-come, first-served.
  • Please bring your own lawn chairs and/or blankets to sit on!
  • Beer, wine, water, and soft drinks will be available for purchase on site. No outside alcohol is permitted.
  • Picnic food and small coolers are allowed with some restrictions (please see below).

Hale Farm was home to many generations of the Hale family and was once 100 acres that reached the ocean. It now stands as a one-acre green space just steps from Cabot Street and the waterfront, and is owned and operated by Historic Beverly. Proceeds from the Porch Sessions concerts will go to support The Cabot and Historic Beverly.

Artists will perform on a small stage in front of the porch of the historic farmhouse. Seating will be general admission, first-come, first-served on the lawn.

Masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated patrons.  We advise those who are unvaccinated and anyone who feels uncomfortable to continue to wear a mask.

Everyone is encouraged to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs to sit on. Beer, wine, water and soft drinks will be available for purchase on site.

IDs will be checked at the door and wristbands will be issued to all those over 21 who wish to purchase alcohol.

Picnic food and small coolers are allowed with the following restrictions: 

  • No alcohol or glass can be brought into the venue.
  • Soft drinks, juice boxes and bottled water are allowed but they must be factory sealed.
  • Coolers, Picnic baskets and bags will be checked for glass, alcohol and open containers.
  • You must carry out whatever you carry in.

Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome in a designated area at the back of the venue.  Please pick up after your pet. 

On hot summer days we recommend bringing hats, sunscreen and sunglasses. A light sweater or jacket and bug spray are also recommended. 

In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be moved indoors to the Cabot. Ticketholders will be notified via email if a performance will be impacted by weather.

Restrooms are available on site.

Parking is very limited in the neighborhood around the property. There is a drop off area at the front of the venue for those unable to walk from nearby lots. We recommend parking in the Cabot lot and taking a short walk to the venue.  St. Peter’s Church, 4 Ocean Street, has also offered free parking in their parking lot for performances except on Sundays when they have other events scheduled.  

Directions to Hale Farm can be found here.