Six hours of continuous family fun and entertainment rocks Rockport from 6 p.m. Friday on through the night — culminating in a magical, memorable midnight celebration of the New Year.
6 to 6:45 and 7 to 7:45 p.m. — World puppetry with Dora Teven, founder and director of the Ethnic Arts Center, who presents folktales and legends.
8 to 8:45 and 9 to 9:45 p.m. — Magician Eddie Gardner casts spells and works his smoke and mirrors in his 14th annual Rockport Eve appearance.
10 to 10:45 and 11 to 11:45 p.m. — Overboard, Nicholas Gerard's Boston-based male a cappela group, works the contemporary pop repertoire that catapulted them from street performers to nationally recognized recording artists nominated for eight A Cappella Community Awards.
6 to 6:45 and 7 to 7:45 p.m. — Backwoods Ramblers perform harmony vocals with guitar, mandolin, banjo, and harmonica in a memorable blend of folk-rock, country, and bluegrass.
8 to 8:45 and 9 to 9:45 p.m. — Tom Eaton and Pick 3, a three-man music whirlwind of acoustic "pickers," belt out bluegrass, blues, country and Celtic in a lively, eclectic mix of music that's most recently won them a 12-show radio gig on NPR's "Says You.".
10 to 10:45 and 11 to 11:45 p.m. — Daisy Nell & Captain Stan with the Crabgrass Band bring New England's maritime history alive through traditional and contemporary songs of the sea.
6 to 6:45 and 7 to 7:45 p.m. — Bumbly & Jass Phinn, medieval and Renaissance traditional story-tellers, bring colorful characters and cultures alive.
8 to 8:45 and 9 to 9:45 p.m. — Tony & Nick Hilliard with Janet Ruth Young perform Irish, Celtic and folk songs of the sea that have won them a audience raves over the past 13 Rockport Eves.
10 to 10:45 and 11 to 11:45 p.m. — Three Sheets to the Wind, a Cape Ann chantey/sea music group out of Gloucester, roar up a storm of song and good cheer with power vocals and terrific harmonies.