Category Archives: Music in Mt. Washington Valley

HIGHWAYMEN TRIBUTE TO PERFORM AT ARTS JUBILEE

Arts Jubilee presents The Highwaymen Live—a musical tribute to the country music super group made up of Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Waylon Jennings—outdoors at Cranmore Mountain this Thursday, August 3rd at 7 pm.

Perhaps the greatest country music super group in history, The Highwaymen traveled the world performing to millions of fans. Concertgoers will watch in amazement as each song, one hit after another, is sung just as if they were seeing the original band perform. This country music tribute show is full of upbeat, honky-tonk hits like Ring of Fire, Dukes of Hazard, and On the Road Again. Relive the glory days when county music was made by Good Men, Country Men, the Highwaymen. The Riley Parkhurst Project—voted ‘Best of the Mount Washington Valley’ in 2017—will be performing the opening concert at 6 pm.

Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for kids 12 and under. Tickets are available at the gate (we accept cash, Visa, and Mastercard). Please note that there is no seating provided at the venue, but attendees are welcome to bring blankets or set up lawn chairs. There is plenty of free, convenient parking on site. Food and beverages are available on the Zips Pub deck. Arts Jubilee requests that our audience comply with the following Cranmore policy: Dogs, with the exception of leashed service dogs, are not allowed on the property. The concerts are ‘rain or shine’ events, so we advise concertgoers to come prepared as they would for any outdoor events. Cranmore Mountain is located at 239 Skimobile Road in North Conway, NH. For more information.

35th Annual Pops Concert and Fireworks Event Presented by Arts Jubilee

Experience Arts Jubilee’s annual family favorite traditional outdoor pops concert on Thursday, July 27th at the base of the North Slope at Cranmore. This year’s concert will feature The Seacoast Wind Ensemble, a 50-piece symphonic band performing pops favorites, light classics, and some familiar Americana. Fireworks will follow the concert, presented by Atlas Pyrotechnics.

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The Seacoast Wind Ensemble

This is a family friendly event with convenience parking and indoor restrooms. Food and beverages are available for purchase on the Deck at Zip’s Pub, guests are welcome to pack a picnic lunch. Guests are asked to bring their own seating and to keep alcoholic beverages at home, please. Remember, this is a family event!

Headline performances will begin at 7pm, but guests may enjoy an early “warm-up” performance at 6pm featuring local and professional musicians.

This event has family friendly admission. Adult tickets are $12, seniors (65 & up) are $10, students are $5, and kids 12 and under are free. Tickets and payment will be received at the gate.

For more information on Valley events http://www.mtwashingtonvalley.org

 

About Arts Jubilee 

Arts Jubilee is a non-profit cultural arts organization in the Mount Washington Valley with a mission to bring unique arts performances to New Hampshire. Since 1983, Arts Jubilee has been bringing exciting, world-class musical entertainment to the residents and visitors of the Mt. Washington Valley.

Mountainside Summer Music Series Featuring Chris MacKay and the Toneshifters

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Join Attitash on Saturdays from July 1st through Labor Day Weekend from 3-6pm for their 5th season of the Mountainside Summer Music Series.

There is limited eating and shade available, so guests are encouraged to bring their camping chair to relax, sit back, and enjoy free outdoor live entertainment. Adults are welcome to purchase beer, wine, and special elixers from the Cantina Bar during the event.

Performance Schedule

  • July 22nd – Chris Mackay & The Toneshifters
  • July 29th – Al Shafner and the Revtones
  • August 5th – Studio Two – The Beatles Before America
  • August 12th – The Gravel Project
  • August 19th – Candie Tremblay and The Fellas
  • August 26th – The Pat Foley Band
  • September 2nd – Dean Machine

For more information, visit https://www.attitash.com/events-calendar/ or call (800) 223-7669.

Ukulele Workshop and Festival at the World Fellowship Center

world fellowship center 2Join the World Fellowship Center daily from July 16th-23rd for their Ukulele Workshop and Festival, located at 368 Drake Hill Road in Albany. Each day of the workshop and festival is an opportunity to begin or strengthen ukulele skills, meet ukulele players of all levels, and enjoy ukulele music!
Daily Schedule:
  • 9 – 9:30 am: SOS for Ukulele Starters
    Get help borrowing ukuleles, tuning, holding, strumming, or making simple chord shapes and you’ll be ready for:
  • 9:45 – 10:45 am: Sing & Strum Circle with Tips and Embellishments.
    For all levels.
  • 11 – noon: Expanding Playing Horizons
    Add to your repertoire of intermediate moves and styles, or take in what may be next.
  • 4:30 – 5:30 pm: Music Jam
    For all, on the lawn. Includes Dan Lynn Watt, Molly Lynn Watt, and Shana Aisenberg, multi-instrumentalist and coauthor of The Complete Ukulele Method.

world fellowship centerFor more information on the workshops and festival, call 603-447-2280 or visit worldfellowship.org.

The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio Live at Medallion Opera House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Denise Vallee
dvallee@gorhamnh.org
603-466-3322 x3

The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio will perform live on Thursday, July 13th at 7:30 pm at the Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, Gorham Town Hall, in Gorham. Tickets are $12.00 and are available at White Mountain Café, Gorham Town Hall and online at http://www.medallionoperahouse.org. The concert is sponsored by Hub North (Jason & Kara Hunter).

At first glance, Heather Pierson appears to be the girl next door – youthful, friendly, a little bit shy. At the seat of a piano or brandishing an acoustic guitar, however, she transforms into a world-class performer, baring her soul in a manner that leaves her listeners breathless and aching for more.

Heather Pierson is an award-winning pianist, multi-genre singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, bandleader, and performer. From New Orleans-style jazz and blues to rousing Americana and poignant folk narratives, Heather’s memorable, intimate, and cathartic live performances, both solo and with her acoustic trio (Davy Sturtevant on strings/cornet and Shawn Nadeau on bass), feature her virtuosity on piano, her bell-tone vocals, and her commanding yet playful stage presence while wielding a tenor banjo, melodica, ukulele, or acoustic guitar. Her music moves seamlessly and effortlessly from one style to the next, and a growing catalog of wildly divergent CD releases reflects her boundless creativity.

heather pierson acoustic trio.PNGAfter enjoying modest success with the release of several solo records (Make It Mine in 2010; The Open Road in 2012; The Hard Work of Living in 2013; Motherless Child in 2014), Heather burst upon the national folk scene in 2015 with her trio. The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio features Shawn Nadeau on upright bass and Davy Sturtevant on, as Heather often puts it from stage, “everything else” – guitar, mandolin, dobro, fiddle, cornet. Originally hailing from Erie, PA, Davy Sturtevant is a veteran touring artist, producer, engineer, songwriter, and performer who now makes his home in Lovell, ME.

Armed with a gorgeous tenor voice and a mighty arsenal of instruments ranging from dobro to fiddle to cornet that come to life in his capable hands, Davy is at once a witty, thoughtful, and engaging stage presence. New Hampshire native Shawn Nadeau brings a rock solid thump and nearly two decades of performing experience to the trio, informed by a wide spectrum of unique rhythmic and melodic sensibilities ranging from rockabilly to reggae to jazz. In their able hands, these three veteran musicians have catapulted Heather’s live performances of her deep well of Americana originals – folk, jazz, blues – with intricate instrumental arrangements and stirring three-part vocal harmonies. The trio’s debut EP, Still She Will Fly, was released in May 2015. Its title track was the #2 single on the Folk radio charts for the year in 2015, and three other songs were also in the Top 100 singles on Folk radio in 2015. The trio’s full-length debut, Singin’, releases on June 30, 2017, the tenth release on Heather’s own record label, Vessel Recordings.

Throughout her colorful career, her eclectic skill set continues to propel her onto concert hall stages and into barrooms, coffeehouses, resort hotels, living rooms, and churches. Her nearly non-stop performance schedule (with over 200 shows a year) speaks of her tireless work ethic and endless devotion to her crafts. Defying genre and classification and yet fully embracing all musical styles, Heather is an artist who speaks the language of music in as many dialects as her abilities will allow. Her life’s work, she says, is to share her love of music and of life with others – one song, one heart, one mind at a time.

Tuckerman Concert Series presents “Rustic Overtones”

Kick off your 4th of July weekend by rocking out at Tuckerman Brewing Company in Conway on Saturday, July 1st for a live musical performance of the Rustic Overtones. The concert is one of many in the Tuckerman Concert Series. The event is sure to be a great time with incredible music, fantastic beer (as always!), good people, and great food and games, including cornhole and giant Jenga.

Doors open at 3pm and the music starts at 4pm and lasts until 7pm. There is a $10 cover charge per person. Guests are welcome to bring a blanket or lawn chair to set up in the field and get comfortable for the concert. Guests are asked to please leave their dogs at home for this event.

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In addition to live music, beer, and games, Flat Iron Catering Company, a local New Hampshire catering company, will be the food service for the event. They specialize in authentic Cajun, Creole, and Carribean cuisine and are sure to excite your taste buds!

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The Rustic Overtones are a seven piece rock band from Portland Maine with a discography that spans 20 years. The bands unique version of indie rock is strongly influenced by soul music, garage punk, jazz and psychedelic music of the 60’s and 70’s.

The current touring line-up is Dave Gutter (vocals and guitar), Jon Roods (bass),  Dave Noyes (trombone, synth), Jason Ward (baritone sax, flute),  Gary Gemmiti (drums), Michael Taylor (keys,percussion,vocals) and Kyle Hardy (tenor and alto sax). The band is best known for their energetic live shows and perceptual songwriting.

The Rustic Overtones have collaborated and recorded with David Bowie, Imogen Heap, Ray Lamontagne, Eric Krasno, Funkmaster Flex and Naughty by Nature, as songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, arrangers, and composers and have toured nationally as direct support for De La Soul, Steel Pulse, and Run DMC among others.

Lyricist and frontman Dave Gutter is also a prolific songwriter, having penned songs for Aaron Neville, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Eric Krasno, Res, Gramatik, Carlos Santana, and Eric Clapton.

For more information on the Rustic Overtones, visit their website at http://www.therusticovertones.com/.

Early Music Week at World Fellowship

The 2017 World Fellowship’s Early Music Week, from June 22nd to June 29th, 2017, will explore the fruitful and multifaceted perspective of nature in music and the performing arts with the help of their talented and energetic faculty, inspired by the breath-taking natural surroundings of Mount Chocorua and Whitton Pond, and sustained by the garden-fresh organic vegetables on everyone’s dinner plates.

early music week.jpegThe World Fellowship describes nature’s strong influence on music since the days of Pythagoras: Natural imagery informed the lyrics of many medieval songs and musicians expanded their music by imitating the sounds of birds and animals, whose physical gestures also inspired new dance movements. In the Renaissance, the dynamics of wind and water gained their musical counterparts, and it wasn’t long before madrigals were turning landscapes, with their mountains, valleys, plains, heat and cold, heights and depths, into song. The inner aspects of human nature, such as pulse, breathe, sleep, excitement, rage, melancholy, and sorrow, came to be represented as well, often in a pastoral setting, with the help of musical-rhetorical figures. In the resulting form, opera, instrumental music and dance (along with costumes and scenery) brought the natural and human worlds together.

Learn more about these inspirations and inspire your own musical and performing arts talents during Early Music Week. Group classes are available and are tailored to participant abilities from advanced beginners to advanced, including classes for viol, recorder, voice, mixed ensembles and historical dance. For more information, visit worldfellowship.org or call 603-447-2280.

Arts Jubilee Announces 2017 Summer Concerts and Fundraising Event

North Conway – With summer fast approaching, Arts Jubilee is gearing up for its 35th year of bringing world-class, live music performances to the Mount Washington Valley.

arts jubilee.jpgArts Jubilee is staging a 5-week summer concert series at Cranmore Mountain, which will run weekly on Thursday nights from July 13th through August 10th. This year’s lineup includes the return of some fan favorites, as well as some renowned first-timers. The Beach Bums will usher in the sound of summer as they pay tribute to the Beach Boys on July 13th, followed by Celtic-rockers Ceili Rain on July 20th. The Sousa-style Seacoast Wind Ensemble will perform a traditional Pops Concert, featuring a fireworks show, on July 27th. On August 3rd the Highwaymen Tribute will perform the music of the country music supergroup made up of Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Waylon Jennings. The eclectic Martha’s Vineyard-based Entrain will perform the final summer concert on August 10th.

The public is invited to celebrate this milestone season and help fund these outdoor, family-friendly concerts at Flatbread Pizza Company on Tuesday, June 20th from 4-9 pm. Flatbread is generously donating a portion of all pizza revenue to benefit the 2017 season. Arts Jubilee counts on the generosity of its community in order to offer these shows. Fundraisers such as the one coming up on June 20th is just one way to support the cause.

Concert admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (65+), $5 for students, and free for kids 12 and under. Season passes for two will be available at a discount ($95 for a $120 value) at the Flatbread Fundraiser, as well as a fun game offering free tickets to the Arts Jubilee concerts.  For more information on the upcoming season visit www.mwvevents.com.

The Annual Beach Party at Red Parka Pub

The Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub in Glen is celebrating the start of summer in style on Tuesday, June 13th from 9pm-12:30am at their Annual Beach Party celebration. Dance the night away on a sandy beach floor to the live music of well-known local band Shark Martin, enter to win in their contests, and play beach-themed games!

For more information, visit Red Parka Pub on the web at www.redparkapub.com or contact them by phone at (603) 383-4344.

The Peacheaters: an Allman Brothers Band Experience at Medallion Opera House

peacheaters 2The Peacheaters will perform live at the Medallion Opera House on Friday, June 2nd at 7pm with special guest Charlie Farren. Come enjoy an experience of the Allman Brothers Band like any other!

While the band performs covers of the Allman Brothers Band, The Peacheaters are best described as an Allman Brothers Band Experience. The band describes its work in saying: “In the tradition of the Allman Brothers Band we never do the same show twice. Our search for new songs never stops, and the best suggestions often come from you. So let us know what you’d like to hear.”

 

Watch the video above for The Peacheater’s cover of “Midnight Rider.”

Tickets for the event are $15 per person in advance and $20 per person at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the Medallion Opera House at (603) 466-2744 ext 3 or at the box office, located at 20 Park Street in Gorham.

For more information about The Peacheaters, visit their official website at www.peacheaters.com.

9th Annual Memorial Weekend Concert featuring the Seacoast Wind Ensemble

memorial dayOn Sunday, May 28th at 7 PM, White Mountain Musical Arts presents the ninth annual Memorial Weekend Concert. This event, located at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Bradley Street in Fryeburg Academy, is open to the community and will feature the Seacoast Wind Ensemble, a Sousa-style 50-piece band.

The concert honors local Veterans and will provide a musical salute to thank the women and men of the armed forces for their service to preserve our nation and protect our freedoms. There will be a colorful flag display from the many branches of the armed services and the concert will end with the traditional playing of the Armed Forces Medley, and solutes to the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard.

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The White Mountain Musical Arts thanks Col. Karen and Lt. Col. Jim Umberger US Air Force Retired for their generous underwriting. Because of their generosity, tickets are not required for this no-cost community event. But donations are gratefully accepted at the door. Please note that the concert venue, the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, is handicap accessible. For more information, visit www.MWVEvents.com or call (207) 935-2001.

Beatles For Sale: The Tribute to Perform at Medallion Opera House in May

Press Release by Dan Kirouac

BEATLES FOR SALE, a New England Beatles tribute band, will perform at the Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street in Gorham, NH on Saturday, May 20th at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and will be available at Gorham Town Hall and the White Mountain Café and online at www.medallionoperahouse.org. The concert is sponsored by The Tassey Group and Verizon Wireless.

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BEATLES FOR SALE is a touring, New England-based Beatles tribute band from Massachusetts that is committed to recreating the sounds of the Beatles live in concert. They are past recipients of the Best Tribute Band in New England award by Limelight Magazine. This band delivers a fun and energetic performance complete with original instrumentation and vocal harmonies that are as accurate as possible to the original Beatles recordings. There are no offstage performers or pre-recorded tracks – everything is performed completely live.

More information on the band can be found at www.beatlesforsale.net. If you would like more information, please contact band manager/keyboard player Dan Kirouac at 508-662- 5471, or email: dankirouac66@gmail.com.