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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.


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/.

International Musical Arts Institute at Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center

Musicians of the International Musical Arts Institute return to the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center on Friday, July 17th at 7:30 p.m. to bring classical chamber music to the Mount Washington Valley. The concert will feature music by Faure, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky. The IMAI has brought together more than 230 performers, both young aspiring musicians on the brink of their careers and seasons artists of international reputation, all representing some thirty nations on five continents. For more information about the IMAI visit imaifestival.org.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. They will be available at the door. The LHE/PAC is located at 18 Bradley Street in Fryeburg, Maine. For a complete list of upcoming events visit fryeburgacademy.org/pac.



Boston’s Adam Ezra Group is returning to the Theater in the Wood in Intervale, NH on Friday, July 24th at 7:30 pm.  The group was named the winner of 2013 Band of the Year from the New England Music Awards. They were also winners of Song, Album and Producer of the Year for 2012. The concert is a fundraiser for the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation.

The Adam Ezra Group (AEG) is not just a band; they are a force to be reckoned with musically, personally and socially. Having toured with Rusted Root, The Wailers, The Avett Brothers, Jason Mraz, Indigo Girls, and many more, the Adam Ezra Group has graduated from the local Boston scene to the national level with a momentum that is catapulting them towards being one of the country’s most talked about bands.  The Adam Ezra Group continues to pile up accolades for their music and live performances.  “They are one of the few bands out right now whose music is deep and real. It was an honor to tour with them.” –Michael Glabicki, Lead Singer-Rusted Root

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  Advance tickets can be purchased at http://www.theaterinthewood.org. Doors open at 7:00 pm, show time is 7:30 pm.

The theater is part of the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation and has hosted nationally known artists like Comedian Bob Marley, Jonathan Edwards, the Rustic Overtones, and international recording artists The American Rogues.  Many of New England’s biggest bands have found a home at this unique venue. The 250-seat theater offers an intimate space to experience a variety of children’s events, theater and concerts.

The mission of the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is to exercise the minds and bodies of youngsters through early literacy initiatives, education, and the engagement of healthy habits.  The Literacy Foundation is a Charitable 501(c)(3) Non-Profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities of which it serves.

The Foundation office, the Theater in the Wood and its 100 Acre Wood property are located on Observatory Way in Intervale, NH, two miles north of the Scenic Vista, directly across from Town Hall Road on the west side of Route 16.

For more information call 603-356-9980 or visit http://www.theaterinthewood.org.








High energy, world-class performers presenting a wide range of entertainment from Celtic Rock  to the Blues,  70s Rock & Roll to classics of Frank Sinatra and blues-calypso-zydeco-pop-rock-jazz-and a ton of drums describes the 5-week summer concert series planned for July and August this summer by Arts Jubilee, hosted at Cranmore Mountain, North Conway.

After months of planning, the Arts Jubilee 2015 schedule reflects the goal of providing a wide range of upbeat entertainment to suit a variety of tastes.  “No matter what your specific musical tastes may be, these concerts will be fun for everyone and continue to be family-friendly in every way,” stated Cindy Russell, Executive Director for the non-profit music series.  “We have a special theme for each of the five concerts and we’re truly excited to present our concerts for five consecutive Thursday nights this summer beginning July 16th.”

Arts Jubilee starts off on July 16th with Ceili Rain starring Bob Halligan, Jr! Well-known and loved in the valley, CEILI RAIN is an original, innovative blend of pop-rock music with a dash of Celtic/Irish flavor and a subtle, but sincere, uplifting/joyful message. The band is led by front man, Bob Halligan Jr. As a songwriter, Bob Halligan, Jr., has had over 140 songs recorded by well-known rock artists. “Ceili” ~ a Gaelic (Irish) word that means “party” with live musicians, dancing, all ages FUN and will feature a traditional favorite, Jeanne Limmer dancers. Kicking off the Season’s early concerts at 6 PM will be the dedicated musicians of the Mt Washington Valley Band under the baton of Russell Gage.

The series continues on July 23rd  when Arts Jubilee pays tribute to the EAGLES presented by 7 Bridges Band The Ultimate EAGLES Experience is a stunningly accurate tribute to the music of the Eagles said to have ‘chronicled America in the high-flying Seventies’. Using no backing tracks or harmonizers, 7 Bridges faithfully re-creates the experience of an Eagles concert from the band’s most prolific period.  The early concert at 6 PM features “Chasing Asia” – formerly known as Rek’lis.

Mid-way through the season on July 30th, is the valley Arts Jubilee tradition: the Annual Pops Concert. This year’s concert by the Capital Jazz Orchestra  presents a Frank Sinatra Centennial Salute. The first, and possibly the greatest  American musical superstar, Frank  Sinatra was inarguably one of the  most successful, multi-talented entertainers of the 20th century. This centennial salute to the musical legacy of the Chairman of the Board features top notch guest vocalist CJ Poole and the Capital Jazz Orchestra, Clayton “Skip” Poole, Music Director.

The Early Concert at 6 PM presents a return performance from the Valley’s own, Dennis and Davey. And this is the time when Arts Jubilee will be acknowledging the celebration of Conway’s 250th complete with fireworks.

We’ll be hosting “the blues” on August 6th when Roy Prescott of WMWV 93.5’s Blues Summit, hosts Sugar Ray and The Bluetones — a storied blues ensemble that has backed Otis Rush, Jimmy Rogers, Joe Turner, Roosevelt Sykes, Big Walter Horton, Big Mama Thornton and JB Hutto —  marking their 35th anniversary with a new album. The hard-swinging band fully absorbed the lessons learned from Chicago blues masters, making them one of New England’s most beloved blues institutions. The Early Concert at 6 PM will feature “Cat Heaven”, a new and unique approach to a variety of jazz tunes by a collective of young musicians, all studying at a high and intense level to create music that is innovative and creatively expressive.

The concert series will end with Entrain on August 13th bringing infectious rhythms and upbeat good time music straight from Martha’s Vineyard to the outdoor stage at Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway. Entrain is the quintessential blues-calypso-zydeco-pop-rock-jazz-and a ton of drums band featuring band leader and drummer, Tom Major and is returning to Arts Jubilee by popular demand this summer. The valley’s own blues band:  Mo’ Blues will be featured at the Early Concert at 6 PM.

Arts Jubilee’s outdoor festival concerts are found at the base of the North Slope at Cranmore Mountain in North Conway, New Hampshire.  Headline concerts begin at 7:00 PM and an early concert performance highlighting some of the area’s best musicians begins at 6 PM. Beverages and food available on the Deck at Zip’s Pub with a full view of the stage.  Picnic suppers are permitted – but no alcohol, please.  Provide your own seating with a blanket or lawn chairs.  Admission is family friendly requesting an affordable charge to help defray expenses for the series.  Adults are $10, Seniors: $8, Students are $5 and kids 12 and under are free.  Arts Jubilee is a non-profit organization with support from area corporate sponsors, private donations, and grants.  Our host sponsor, Cranmore Mountain provides ample free parking, indoor restrooms, and beautiful mountain views in a natural amphitheater setting.  For additional information go to MWVEvents.com or call 1-800-Sun-n-Ski.


The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center presents the third Bradley Backstage concert, featuring Junco, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 5th. Junco, comprised of local musicians Jeremy Holden (guitar), Alex Ouellette (drums), Bobby Sheehan (guitar, vocals), Kelsey Sheehan (bass), and Dan Stackhouse (oboe), will perform their upbeat, innovative twist of folk-rock music in the LHE/PAC’s alternative backstage performance space. Junco’s feel good themes, improvisational approach, and passionate performances all add up to a night you won’t want to miss out on. The band will be celebrating the recent release of their debut EP, Waking The Sleeping Giant.
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The Bradley Backstage series seats the audience on stage with the performers, creating a much more intimate and unforgettable concert experience. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for kids under the age of 18 (general admission). You can pre-order online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac or by calling the box office at 207-935-9232. The LHE/PAC is located at 18 Bradley Street in Fryeburg, Maine.

Tim Eriksen & The Trio de Pumpkintown  live at The Barnstormers on Friday, June 5

Arts Council of Tamworth is excited to bring wildly talented singer, multi-instrumentalist and ethnomusicologist Tim Eriksen—“one of the best voices in music,” says T Bone Burnett—to Tamworth for a two-day artist residency. The residency will conclude with a performance by The Trio de Pumpkintown on Friday, June 5, 2015, at 7:30 PM at The Barnstormers Theatre in Tamworth. The Trio celebrates the songs of a fictional New England village in fresh, acoustic arrangements.  Much of their music comes from the 18th and 19th centuries: love songs, murder ballads, songs of travel on the high seas, rollicking Afro-Celtic sing-alongs, music of local Francophone and Scottish communities and shape-note harmony. In addition to their traditional New England repertoire, the Trio also plays their own original music, songs by late 20th and early 21st century local P’town bands and music drawn from their contact with more recent immigrants to the area. Tickets are available at artstamworth.org and at the door. Choose Your Own Ticket Price, $5 to $30 for adults, $0 to $5 for youth to 18. Ticket revenues help support free workshops and diverse performances in school and community—please invite your friends!

“Widely regarded as the best traditional American ballad singer of his generation,” according to BBC Radio, Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia. He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and bajo sexto—a twelve string Mexican acoustic bass—creating a distinctive hardcore Americana sound that ranges from the bare bones of solo unaccompanied singing on his album Soul of the January Hills to the lush, multi-layered arrangements on Josh Billings Voyage, the new album of northern roots American music from the imaginary village of Pumpkintown.

The former frontman of the prophetic groups Cordelia’s Dad (folk-noise), Northampton Harmony (shape-note quartet) and Zabe i Babe (Bosnian folk and pop), Tim Eriksen is the only musician to have shared the stage with both Kurt Cobain and Doc Watson, and his media appearances have ranged from Prairie Home Companion to the Academy Awards. Tim Eriksen’s work as an ethnomusicologist and teacher has included extensive research on shape-note music in New England and the venerable Sacred Harp four-part harmony tradition—he served as on-set music advisor for the movie Cold Mountain, and sang several of the songs on the soundtrack. While Eriksen’s curiosity and passion have led him on many musical journeys besides American roots—from punk rock and shape-note gospel through South Indian classical music (he plays the veena!) and Bosnian pop to world jazz and contemporary symphonic music—all his explorations are linked by the qualities of intensity, directness, and authority which combine in a music that captures a truth about human experience and expresses it without apology.

Arts Council of Tamworth will also offer a free community workshop, “Sing with Tim Eriksen: Ballads and Shape-Note” on Thursday, June 4, from 6:30-8:30 PM at The Tamworth Lyceum in Tamworth. Come explore these traditional American forms of several-part harmony singing with a master teacher. All are welcome; no experience necessary. Donations appreciated. Refreshments are available for purchase from the Lyceum. Eriksen will also be in residency at K. A. Brett on June 4 and 5; interested homeschoolers are welcome to participate. Contact the school at 603-323-7271 for the schedule. The in-school residency will culminate in a mini-performance/group sing/rehearsal at 2:00 on Friday. Community members are welcome to attend.

Tim Eriksen’s residency is supported by generous business sponsors The Other Store, Cooper Cargill Chant, and White Mountain Oil & Propane, and is funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies, with support from the K. A. Brett School, The Tamworth Foundation, the Tamworth PTA, The Yeoman’s Fund, and from media sponsors The Conway Daily Sun, 93.5 WMWV and Magic104FM. Tamworth Caregivers can provide rides to performances and workshops for those otherwise unable to attend; contact them at 603-323-7697. Tickets, and lots of video: artstamworth.org, 603-323-0104.