Category Archives: Music in Mt. Washington Valley

Medallion Opera House Presents Guitarist Peppino D’Agostino

Internationally-acclaimed guitarist Peppino D’Agostino returns to the Medallion Opera House in Gorham, New Hampshire on Saturday, March 18th from 7-9 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $12 per person and may be purchased at the door or online at www.medallionoperahouse.org or in person at the White Mountain Café and Bookstore. For more information, please call (603)-466-3322.

About Peppino D’Agostino

D’Agostino left Italy over 30 years ago with a dream to play with the greatest guitarists. Today,  he has become one of those greatest guitarists. He has played in more than 30 countries, from international festivals and theaters, and has shared the stage with artists such as Emmanuel, Leo Kottke, Laurindo Almeida, Sergio Assad, Larry Carlton, and Eric Johnson. Among his accomplishments, he was recognized as “the guitarist’s guitarist” by Acoustic Guitar magazine, “a giant of the acoustic guitar” by the San Diego Reader, and was voted Best Acoustic Guitarist by readers of Guitar Player magazine. His composition “Stammi Vicino,”  reached number one in the iTunes rock charts in Italy.

His performances are always changing and exciting. Audiences never truly know what to expect at his concerts, but they can certainly expect an experience of a lifetime with his beautiful, complex, and up tempo original instruments as well as his memorable compositions.

American Idol Runner-Up Alex Preston Performs at the Medallion Opera House

Alex Preston, American Idol runner-up from season thirteen, will perform at the Medallion Opera House in Gorham, New Hampshire on Sunday, February 12th at 6:00pm. Preston is a 23 year-old singer-songwriter from New Hampshire who has been involved in music since he was four years old. He plays over twelve instruments, ranging from the guitar to the violin, and writes his own music.

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Tickets for this event are $12 per person. To purchase tickets, visit the Gorham Town Hall, Maureen’s Boutique, or online at www.medallionoperahouse.org.

John Davidson Comes to Theater in the Wood to Support Believe in Books Literacy Foundation

 

John Hamilton Davidson will be performing an intimate concert at Theater in the Wood on Saturday, April 8th at 7:30pm (doors will open at 7pm).  The net proceeds from the event will go towards the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting literacy initiatives.

John Davidson’s film credits include Walt Disney Musicals The Happiest Millionaire and Family Band. Davidson has appeared on Broadway as Abel in the State Fair, and in Oklahoma! As Curly where he received the Theater Guild Award. Off Broadway Davidson has performed in High Infidelity and The Fantastiks. Davidson has received several Regional Theater Credits for his performances as H. Hill in Music Man, King Arthur in Camelot, Billy in Carousel, and Cervantes in Man of La Mancha.

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In John’s words, “Playing and singing on my own is the most honest, powerful way to tell stories. It gives me the freedom to express emotions without any distractions. In those moments, I feel a one-on-one connection with an audience.” Come spend an evening with John Hamilton Davidson as he unfolds a wonderful concert of roots, roles & rhymes.

For more information call 603-356-9980, tickets will be available to purchase for $25 in advance at http://www.believeinbooks.org, or $30 at the door. For more information on other events, visit Believe in Books Literacy Foundation on Facebook.

Chill with Cocktails at the Annual Ice Bar

Winter in the Mt. Washington Valley tests even the most seasoned New Englander, but with all the winter fun in the region, we just can’t stay indoors! Speaking of winter fun, The Stonehurst Manor welcomes you to attend their 3rd Annual Ice Bar on Friday, January 20th and Saturday, January 21 from 4pm to 10pm.

The Annual Ice Bar provides many options for winter fun and socialization. Sip hot cocktails from the event’s special menu and behold the beauty of New England’s winter wonderland, relax on ice-carved seating, set your drink on their full-size outdoor ice bar, and enjoy the company of friends new and old. Keep warm by one of many fire pits or choose a warmer seating option by relaxing on hay bales. Looking to warm up on the dance floor? Stonehurst Manor’s got you covered with music by the Music Man. Guests may also enjoy complimentary hors d-oeuvres and a fashion show by Spruce Hurricane.

Tickets are $25 per person. You must be 21+ to enter. To purchase tickets, visit their event page or call the Manor at 800-525-9100. Please take note: all tickets are non-refundable. 

3rd Annual New Year’s Eve Gala at M&D Playhouse

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Start 2017 in style at the Third Annual New Year’s Eve Gala organized and sponsored by the M&D Playhouse and Pam Memmolo, with additional sponsorship by Marjory Taylor & Dean DeMaster and The Valley Originals. This event is a fundraiser for M&D Productions.

Attend for a night of dining and dancing, with catering by White Mountain Chalet and Caterers and dance music provided by Al Shafner. Additional food has been provided by Tuckerman’s Tavern, Vito Marcello’s Italian Bistro and M&D’s board of directors.

Doors open at 7:30pm. There will be a cash bar throughout the evening, as well as a cocktail hour with music by Heather Pearson, and dinner immediately following, with music provided by Miss Maybell and Slimpickin’s.

Tickets are $50 per person with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Black tie optional.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the box office at (603) 733-5275, visit www.mdplayhouse.com or speak with a member of M&D’s board of directors. Happy Holidays!

Tuckerman Brewing Company presents Miss Maybell & Slimpickens

Tuckerman Brewing Company has packed up the tent and is bringing their music series back inside with a great line-up through the winter!

This Sunday, October 23 they present Miss Maybell & Slimpicken’s.

maybell-tuckermanAs always this will be a family friendly event. They will have Dueling Chefs Smoke-n-Grille food truck parked out front to take care of dinner and snacks for you!!

Tickets are $5 at the door – 12 years and under are free!

They look forward to seeing you!

GUITAR MUSIC CONCERT AT THE MEDALLION OPERA HOUSE

The Medallion Opera House will host internationally known guitarist Peter Griggs in a concert, “The Guitar in America,” on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.  In this program, Mr. Griggs traces the history of the guitar in the United States, performing traditional country dances, folk songs, blues, ragtime, jazz, and several of Griggs’ own compositions.  A vocalist as well as an expert finger-style guitarist, Griggs will perform several songs by composers such as Robert Johnson, “Mississippi” John Hurt, Duke Ellington and others.  He also discusses the evolution of the guitar from its origins as a folk instrument through its gradual acceptance in the concert hall and recording studio, to its position today as an essential voice in American music. There is something for listeners of all tastes on this wide-ranging program.

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Mr. Griggs has presented more than 500 solo guitar concerts throughout the USA, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, the Low Countries, Scandinavia and eastern Europe at art centers, festivals, museums, churches, jazz clubs and other venues.  His recordings are available on Folkways Records, Music of the World, Treecastle Music and E360.  He was based for more than ten years in Dusseldorf, Germany and now resides in Brooklyn, New York.  To listen to Griggs’ music, visit his channel on YouTube.

Critics in the USA, Germany and the United Kingdom have hailed Griggs as “a master of expressive sounds” known for his “sizzling guitar playing” and “sophisticated and highly enjoyable” programs.  Germany’s Bergische Morning Post put it this way:  “an almost unbelievable talent — Peter Griggs performs magic!”

Griggs is on a personal mission to bring live music back into local communities.  His performance in Gorham is a perfect opportunity to unplug the computer, get out of the house, and enjoy the pleasures that only live music performance can provide.

The Medallion Opera House is located in the Gorham Town Hall at 20 Park Street in Gorham, NH 03581.  Admission is $12, and tickets are available in advance at Gorham Town Hall, White Mountain Cafe and online at:  www.medallionoperahouse.org.  The concert is sponsored by ColorWorks in Gorham.  For more information, contact Denise Vallee at 603-466-3322 ext. 3.

 

There are lots of activities this weekend in Mt. Washington Valley, NH

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Only a few more chances to get to the North Conway Farmer’s Market Saturday 9 am – noon at the Community Center. The last one is October 8.

In conjunction with the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Return of the Pumpkin People Contest Settlers Green presents the Pumpkin People Decorating Contest.

Return of the Pumpkin People is a self-guided tour to view the amazing pumpkin creations by participating businesses and individuals around the Valley. Maps and “People’s Choice” ballots will be available at all participating properties.

While you are checking out the pumpkin people in Jackson stop in at the Cassidy Gallery for a Jewelry making demonstration by  jewelry artist Wendy Wetherbee.

Can you make it out of the Ghoullog unharmed after a 50-minute haunt leads you through dark twists and turns and an outdoor element leading through the scariest of dark woods.

Enjoy spectacular views of the highest peaks in the Northeast on a FREE scenic lift ride.

Join the North Conway Public Library on Oct. 1 for a day of mountain biking fun in the White Mountains at “Bike for Books MTB Adventure Rides.

The Wildcat Tavern presents “Cold River Radio Mini Series”, Vanessa Trouble and The Red Hot Swing, Saturday, October 1, 7:30 opening act, 8:30 main act.

Cold River Radio Mini Concert Series at the Wildcat Tavern

 

The Wildcat Tavern Presents
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Cold River Radio Mini Concert Series
TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE
Don’t miss this great opportunity to enjoy an evening of fabulous music from these high caliber players.
Tickets Available Online Click Here
Info and Reservations: 603 356 8700
 Vanessa Trouble is a superlative singer, and her group the Red Hot Swing is a knock out band. The RHS features world class guitarist Steve Salerno, accomplished jazz contra bassist Jim Whitney, and other special guests.
From the hippest jazz club scene of Manhattan and the Big Apple to our little cozy venue here in the White Mountains!

 

Tuckerman Brewing Company Live Music Series this weekend

Tuckerman Brewing Company Live Music Series is offering a fantastic weekend of music with the Valley’s own Kelly Karuzis Band on Saturday, August 20 with food catered by Food on the Table and lots of cold fresh beer.

On Sunday it’s The Lifters with food by Food on the Table.
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The tasting room will be open to serve flights and full pints will be served outside.
A friendly reminder – no dogs allowed.
Tickets are $5 at the door – under 21 is free
Doors open at 3 for the show … bring a chair or a blanket and spend some time with us for another great weekend at the brewery!!

Tasting room is open 12-6pm. Outdoor concerts 4-7pm Saturday and Sunday. Cheers!

Adam Ezra Band at Tuckerman Brewing Company September 3

Saturday, September 3 Tuckerman Brewing Company presents the Adam Ezra Band.

This will be an incredible show with amazing music, fantastic beers and crazy good food ~ add in lots of happy people and it is sure to be a sell out crowd! Get this one on your calendar!

The tasting room will be open to serve flights and full pints will be served outside.

A friendly reminder – no dogs allowed.

Tickets are $10 at the door – under 21 is free

Doors open at 3 for the show … bring a chair or a blanket and spend some time with us for another great Sunday at the brewery!!

– “Not since Springsteen and Bono have I seen a lead singer with his talent and charisma.”
– Jack Casey, General Manager WERS radio in Boston

– “Adam Ezra is one of the most promising songwriters to come along in years… with the craftsmanship and insight to become a major voice in American music.”
– Ben Tishler, VH1

– “Hands down, the best roots rock band to come out of Boston since the Del Fuegos.”
– The Alternate Root

– “Ezra’s music comes across in a genre­blending style. Dave Matthews… Springsteen…. U2… Jackson Browne… But all those comparisons to better known musicians only reinforce the inescapable conclusion: the Adam Ezra Group is one of the most versatile and potent rock units anywhere.”
– Patriot Ledger

 

Join the fun at Bridgton Highlands Golf & Tennis Social Hour July 9 from 5 – 7

Bridgton Highlands Social Hour
Featuring Entertainment by Jason LeVasseur!
Saturday, July 9th, 2016
5pm – 7pm

“From the auditorium to the club… from the festival to the house concert… Jason always puts on a great show. Not only can he write a great song, play guitar and sing, mow his own lawn, and win a bunch of awards… he’s also just a nice guy.”

Bridgton Highlands Golf & Tennis
379 Highland Rd
Bridgton, Maine
207-647-3491