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Apres Ski and live Entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Week of Jan 10-18, 2018

When the lifts close, the apres ski fun begins.  For some, it lasts well into the night.  Our readers asked us to share insight into nightlife opportunities in Mt Washington Valley, so each week we’ll compile a list of live entertainment and apres ski fun.

Here’s what’s in store for the upcoming week.

Apres Ski at the Ski Resorts…

Apres Ski at the Wildcat Pub

  • Jan 12: Ryan St Onge, 12:30-3:30pm
  • Jan 13: Jonathan Sarty Band, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Jan 14: Pat Foley Solo, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Jan 19” Rafe Matregrano, 12:30-3:30
  • Jan 20: White Steer, 1:00-4:00pm

Plus!

Jan 25-28: Wildcat is celebrating 60 years of lift-serviced skiing Thursday, January 25 – Sunday, January 28 with a whole bunch of activities, events, lift ticket specials and birthday cake!  Click here for the schedule of events and to purchase specially priced lift tickets online.

Apres Ski at Attitash

  • Jan 13: The Pat Foley Band at Ptarmigans Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Jan 13: Attitash After Dark Bud Light Series – Fireworks and Bon Jovi Tribute – 6:30-11:00pm. Click here for complete schedule and info.
  • Jan 13: Den Sessions at Bear Peak featuring Scott Baer, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Jan 14: Den Sessions at Bear Peak featuring Packman Dave, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Jan 14: Shark Martin at Ptarmigans Pub, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Jan 20: Radio BDC Rafters in Ptarmigans Pub, 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Jan 20: Den Sessions at Bear Peak with Pat Foley, 2:00-4:30pm

Plus!

Sat, Jan 13You Go Girl Race #1 to benefit Jen’s Friends, 11:00am-1:00pm

Sat, Jan 20: Abenaki Parks Rail Jam, stomp your best tricks for prizes, 11:00-12:00

Jan 27-28:  Annual Military Salute Weekend: free lift tickets for active and veteran military and discounted tickets for their families. Click here for complete information and schedule.

Apres Ski at Cranmore Mountain Resort

Apres Ski at Zips: Enjoy live music to add to the apres ski fun in Zips Pub.

  • Jan 13: Live Music at Zips Pub with Riley Parkhurst, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Jan 14: Music at Zips Pub with Ryan St Onge, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Jan 20:  Music at Zips Pub with Greg Walsh, 3:00-6:00pm

Plus!

Jan 13: Cranapalooza! As the afternoon winds down, the festivities begin at Cranmore Mountain. Cranapalooza is a festival of music, entertainment and games hosted by no other than North Conway’s favorite penguin, C-More.

Jan 13:  Terrain Park Safety Clinic: Part of Terrain Park Safety Month, meet a park ranger at the top of the Reel Park at noon for some safety tips and tricks in the park from noon to 1:00pm.

Jan 13: Little Monsters Jib Contest: Ages 12 and under. Starts at 12 pm!

Jan 14: A bonus Cranapalooza: Enjoy fun with C-more the Penguin, s’mores, games & DJ Kris10 in Schneider Square from 2:30pm-4:30pm.

Jan 20: Vertical Challenge: A casual, fun & free race for all ages on Cranmore’s NASTAR course and family-friendly activities all day long at the base of Cranmore’s North Slope, with plenty of games & giveaways.

Bretton Woods Ski Resort presents apres ski parties:

  • Jan 13, 14: Adult Apres Ski Party, 3:00-5:50pm: When you’re finished with a great day on the trails, head to the 3rd floor and listen to some après ski entertainment. Try a new brew at Slopeside Pub located on the 3rd level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge. Entertainment will be from 3:00pm-5:30pm and Bar Promos are from 3:00pm-5:00pm.
  • Jan 13, 14: Kids Apres Ski Party: 3:30-5:00pm: Kids ages 4-12 are welcome to join in this special supervised après ski fun upstairs in the Mount Washington View Room, located on the Heaven Level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge.  Special après parties are scheduled on most Saturday’s throughout the year and during vacation and holiday periods.  Each party will include live entertainment, games, activities, and refreshments for kids.  Parents are welcome to leave their kids at this supervised program and enjoy entertainment at the Slopeside Lounge.  Reservations are not required for this complimentary program. Click here to read about the different themed parties.

Plus!

Jan 12: Winter Carnival at Bretton Woods: A weekend of activities inside and out.  Click here for information.

Jan 21:  World Snow Day:  A celebration of all things snow including a tubing party, special vouchers for kids and more.  Click here to read more.

Apres Ski at Black Mountain in the Lostbo Pub

  • Fri, Jan 12: Apres Ski entertainment with Riley Parkhurst, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Sat, Jan 13: Apres Ski entertainment with Greg Walsh, plus PBR party, 3:30-5:30
  • Sun, Jan 14: Apres Ski entertainment with Tim Dion and PRR grand prize giveaway, 3:30-5:30
  • Mon, Jan 15: Apres Ski entertainment with Ben Cook, 3:30-5:30
  • Fri, Jan 19: Apres Ski entertainment with Candie Tremblay, 3:30-5:30
  • Sat, Jan 20: Apres Ski entertainment with Tim Gurshin & Henniker Brewing, 3:30-5:30
  • Sun, Jan 21: Apres Ski entertainment with Tim Dion & AFC Championship Party, 3:30-5:30.

Plus!

Jan 13: Last Tracks with Moat: Take the lift up at 4pm for Moat beer tastings with a Moat brewer and apps.  Ski down a freshly groomed trail by headlamp. $25 per person.

Jan 26-27:  Mark the calendar for the Jackson Snow Sculpting Competition at Black Mountain: Free for spectators.  Creative snow sculptures will be located in the Main parking lot at the bottom of the Jubilee Trail. Click here for complete information.

Apres Ski at King Pine

Fridays in January:  Torchlight Snow Tubing at King Pine: Experience the fun of lift-serviced torchlight night snowtubing down exciting snow chutes at our Pine Meadows Tubing Park!

Fridays & Saturdays in January:  Night skiing 4:00 – 9:00pm, for those who can’t get enough time on the trails during the day!

Jan 13: Saturday Night Family Racing: Dual recreation race from 6:00-8:00pm.  Races are free to all with a lift ticket. Weather dependent.

Jan 20, 27: Belly Bag Races: Starting at 3:00pm, join the King Pine crew at the top of the big jump on the Open Slope and get creative as you slide, roll and shimmy your way down in a big bag.

Apres Ski at Shawnee Peak

Fri, Jan 19:  Moonlight Charity Challenge – Recruit a team of four skiers or snowboarders (all ages welcome) and compete to clock the fastest average score on the race course and to raise the most funds for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program.

Sat, Jan 20: Apres ski: Chad Porter will be providing early entertainment in Blizard’s Pub today from 2:30-5:30pm.

Sat, Jan 20: Shawnee Peak’s 80th Birthday Celebration: Festivities include an on-mountain scavenger hunt, 80th birthday cocktail reception with vintage attire in Zip’s Pub and fireworks. Full schedule, click here.

Pre-Ski at Great Glen Trails/MW Auto Road

Jan 14: Sunrise Snow Coach Tour: Experienced SnowCoach drivers will take you to treeline (weather permitting) at 4,200ft on the Mt. Washington Auto Road for a chance to watch the sun rise. Plan to leave promptly at 6:15am from the base lodge. Even if we don’t actually get to the see the sun rise, you can be sure the early morning lighting at treeline will make for incredible and unforgettable scenes.

Live Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley’s restaurants

At Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Route 302, Glen, NH

  • Every Monday – Open Mic’ Nite in the pub from 9pm-12:30am.
  • Every Wednesday throughout January: Jonathan Sarty in the Pub, 5:30-8:00pm
  • Every Wednesday throughout January: Jerry’s Free Ride Wednesdays – Join Jerry every Wednesday in the Pub where he gives away lift tickets to all of the great ski areas.  All you have to do is be in the Pub between 5:30-8:00.

Jan 12 – 13: Jeremy Dean in the Pub, 9:00pm – 12:30am

Jan 14:  Now is Now in the Pub, 4:00-7:00pm

Jan 19-20: American Made in the Pub, 9:00pm – 12:30am

At Wildcat Tavern, Jackson, NH

Every Tuesday: Hoot Night at the Wildcat Tavern: Hoot Night! The longest running open mic in Mount Washington Valley has been a “go-to” night life hot spot for over 30 years. Following in the colorful tradition of some of the Valley’s most beloved musicians, Hoot Night Host, Jonathan Sarty, takes the stage at the Wildcat Tavern as local performers arrive with guitars in hand and visitors to the Valley make their first appearance at the legendary Hoot Night.

Every WednesdayWhite Mountain Ceili Band: Join Michael Levine (guitar), Dexter Harding (tenor banjo), Siena Kaplan-Thompson (fiddle) & Fiona Howell (flute) for traditional Irish Session music from 7:00-9:00pm. Stomp your feet, clap your hands, and dance a little jig as these accomplished musicians play centuries old tunes.

Every Friday: Al Shafner: Catch Al from 7:30-10:00pm in the Tavern. Al (also known as “the Rev”) is a singer/guitarist who’s been pleasing audiences throughout New England for more years than he cares to admit to. He has served as front man for several successful bands and currently performs mostly as a solo artist and also with his backup band, The fabulous Revtones. The majority of his performances are centered in the Mount Washington Valley of NH, where he makes his home. The music is classic “songs you know by heart”, sure to stir up happy memories.

Every Sunday “Croon to the Moon” Show: The Wildcat Tavern Sunday Dinner “Croon to the Moon” show with smooth-voiced crooner, Jonathan Sarty, is every Sunday Evening from 7-9pm.

Jan 20: Jonathan Sarty Band, 8:00pm to closing

At Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

Friday Nights: Live music performed by local Irish music legends, Dennis & Davey, 7:30-10:00pm

Every Saturday-Apres Ski-Dennis & Davey from 4:00-6:00pm.

At Shannon Door Pub, Jackson

  • Jan 11: Johno & Al Shafner, 7:00pm
  • Jan 12 & 13: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm each night and 4:00-6:00pm for apres ski on Sat.
  • Jan 14: Kevin Dolan & Simon Crawford, 7:30pm
  • Jan 18: Johno & Dennis O’Neil – 7:00pm
  • Jan 19-20: Jan 12 & 13: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm each night and 4:00-6:00pm for apres ski on Sat.
  • Jan 21: Kevin Dolan & Simon Crawford, 7:30pm

At Shovel Handle Pub, Jackson – all performances are from 5:30-9:30pm

  • Friday, Jan 12: Dusty Gray
  • Sunday, Jan 14: Justin Jaymes
  • Friday, Jan 19: Jonathan Sarty
  • Saturday, Jan 20: Tom Dean
  • Sunday, Jan 21: Cause & Effect

At 302 Tavern in Fryeburg

Jan 12, 19, 26:  Open Mike night for local performers

Other Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley, January, 2018

January 12, 19, 26: Friday Night Lights at Settlers Green: Free hot chocolate from 4pm-7pm and purchase discounted area ski tickets! Plus, follow #FNLHotSpots on Instagram to discover giveaway where to win special gifts during the event. Click here for full details.

January 13: 20th Anniversary Kick Off Party with Mallet Bros at Tuckerman Brewing: 2018 marks Tuckerman Brewing’s 20th year of crafting delicious beer. To celebrate come for an outdoor celebration that will include a large heated tent, a special edition beer and The Mallett Brothers Band. Food will be available. Kids activities will be set-up and sponsored by The MWV Children’s Museum. Cover charge $10.

January 13: Country Jamboree at Leura Eastman PAC at Fryeburg Academy: Featuring an incredibly talented cast that has performed with some of country music‘s most popular artists, this outstanding performance features the music of Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, and more. Like spending an evening at The Grand Ole Opry. $25-Adults, $20-Seniors, $5-Students

January 14:  Bennett & Perkins at Tuckerman Brewing: A free family-friendly indoor concert at Tuckerman Brewing from 2:00-5:00pm. Part of the Tuckerman Brewing Company Music Series.

January 17: “The Opera House” one-time screening at Leura Eastman PAC: The critically acclaimed film surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York. Drawing on rarely seen archival footage, stills, and recent interviews, The Opera House chronicles the creation of the Met’s storied home of the last 50 years, against the backdrop of the artists, architects, and politicians who shaped the cultural life of New York City in the ‘50s and ‘60s.  6:30pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac, or by calling the box office at 207-935-9232.

January 19: Night Sky Stories & Exploration with Tin Mountain Conservation: Star Wizards Matt Krug and Matt Maloney will tell some “Night Sky Stories”, discuss how the sky is both a compass and a calendar, and weather permitting, give a tour of tonight’s sky.  Bring warm clothes, after the indoor stories we will head outside to see the stars. 7:00pm at Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center.  Info: www.tinmountain.org.

January 19-20: Stonehurst Manor’s Ice Bar: Enjoy specialty cocktails and giveaways.  Hors d’oeuvres will be passed all night. There will be dancing to the Music Man, a fashion show by Spruce Hurricane and the fire pits will be burning to keep you warm surrounded by hay bales for seating. Tickets must be ordered in advance and tickets for Jan 20 are already sold out, so order soon.  All tickets are non-refundable and will be held for pickup at the door. For info and online ticket ordering, click here.

January 20: Spencer Albee at Stone Mountain Arts Center: Portland based and nationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and producer, Spencer Albee he has toured internationally, signed multiple record deals and worked with artists ranging from David Bowie to De La Soul with his bands AS FAST AS.

Click here for a complete calendar of events on and off the mountains throughout January in Mt Washington Valley.

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Apres Ski and live Entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Week of Dec 28-Jan 4, 2018

Apres ski opportunitie. in Mt Washington Valley, NHWhen the lifts close, the apres ski fun begins.  For some, it lasts well into the night.  Our readers asked us to share insight into nightlife opportunities in Mt Washington Valley, so each week we’ll compile a list of live entertainment and apres ski fun.

Here’s what’s in store for the upcoming week.

Apres Ski at the Ski Resorts…

Apres Ski at the Wildcat Pub – all entertainment is from 1:00-4:00pm

  • Dec 29: Ryan St Onge
  • Dec 30: Shark Martin
  • Dec 31: NYE Football: Patriots vs NY Jets
  • Jan 1: Ben Cook
  • Jan 5: Raft Matregrano, 12:30-3:30pm
  • Jan 6: Pat Foley Band

Apres Ski at Ptarmigan Pub at Attitash

  • Dec 26: White Steer, 2:00-5:00pm
  • Dec 27: Riley Parkhurst Project, 2:00-5:00pm
  • Dec 28: The Dean Machine, 2:00 – 5:00pm
  • Dec 29: Pat Foley Band, 3:00 – 6:00pm
  • Dec 30: The Gravel Project, 3:00 – 6:00pm
  • Dec 31: Lazy Susan, 3:00 – 6:00pm
  • Dec 31: Football! Patriots vs NY Jets, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Jan 1: Den Sessions at Bear Peak with Jonathan Sarty, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Jan 1: Riley Parkhurst Band, 3:00-6:00pm

Plus, The Attitash Grand Summit hotel also has an abundance of family-friendly activities scheduled through December 31. Activities include ornament decorating, face painting, kids movies every night, live music, and other fun, competitive games.

Apres Ski at Cranmore Mountain Resort

Apres Ski at Zips: Enjoy live music to add to the apres ski fun in Zips Pub.

  • Dec 27: Greg Walsh
  • Dec 28: Ben Cook
  • Dec 29:  Mitch Alden, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Dec 30:  Music with Bill Cameron, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Jan 6: Live Music at Zips Pub with Jonathan Sarty, 3:00-6:00pm

Plus!

  • Dec 28-31: Cranmore’s Tubing and Mountain Adventure Park activities will offer extended hours for the holiday period, from 10:00am – 8:00pm.
  • Dec 28-30: Cranmore’s signature family event, Cranapalooza, featuring DJ Kris10, games and s’mores at Schneider Square, 2:30-4:30pm
  • December 31:  Shredding into 2018 Freestyle Event at Cranmore: Show off your tricks.  Open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages.
  • December 31: C-more’s New Year’s Eve Bash & Fireworks: Ring in 2018 with C-more the Penguin and this special New Year’s edition of Cranapalooza! Geared for guests and families of all ages, join in on all kinds of fun activities and entertainment! There’ll be a DJ in Schneider Square, s’mores, games & more. Stick around for a fireworks show at 6:00pm, too!

Bretton Woods Ski Resort presents apres ski parties:

  • December 28-31 & Jan 6: Adult Apres Ski Party, 3:00-5:50pm: When you’re finished with a great day on the trails, head to the 3rd floor and listen to some après ski entertainment. Try a new brew at Slopeside Pub located on the 3rd level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge. Entertainment will be from 3:00pm-5:30pm and Bar Promos are from 3:00pm-5:00pm.
  • December 28-3 & Jan 6:: Kids Apres Ski Party: 3:30-5:00pm: Kids ages 4-12 are welcome to join in this special supervised après ski fun upstairs in the Mount Washington View Room, located on the Heaven Level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge.  Special après parties are scheduled on most Saturday’s throughout the year and during vacation and holiday periods.  Each party will include live entertainment, games, activities, and refreshments for kids.  Parents are welcome to leave their kids at this supervised program and enjoy entertainment at the Slopeside Lounge.  Reservations are not required for this complimentary program. Click here to read about the different themed parties.

Apres Ski at Black Mountain in the Lostbo Pub

  • Thurs, Dec 28: Live music by Riley Parkhurst Project, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Fri, Dec 29: Live music by Greg Walsh, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Sat, Dec 30: Coors Light promotion and live music with Candie Tremblay
  • Sun, Dec 31: New Years Eve party and torchlight parade, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Mon, Jan 1: Music by Candie Tramblay, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Fri, Jan 5: Apres Ski entertainment with Greg Walsh, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Sat, Jan 6: Apres Ski entertainment with Candie Tremblay and Angry Orchard promotion, 3:30-5:30pm.

Apres Ski at King Pine

  • December 29:  Torchlight Snowtubing: Enjoy the thrill of tubing under the lights at the Pine Meadows Tubing Park from 5:00-9:00pm.
  • December 30: Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, 11:00am-1:00pm: Start or end with a cup of hot cocoa by an outdoor fire. Enjoy the classic experience of riding among surrounding fields and within wooded trails in a horse-driven sleigh. $20 per adult, $15 for kids 12 and under. Space limited. Reservations required. Call 800-373-3754 for reservations. Complete info, click here.
  • December 31:  New Year’s Eve Family Celebration, 4:00-9:00pm.  Your night skiing ticket will include Night skiing and riding from 4:00-9:00pm, outdoor music and campfire at the base of King Pine. The torchlight parade begins at 9:00pm – the first 100 people meet at 8:45 p.m. at the top of the Open Slope. Skiers MUST be able to ski an intermediate Blue Square trail in the dark! Hi-intensity glow sticks will be used. Fireworks to follow torchlight parade at 9:20 p.m. End the night with a Toast to the New Year at the Trail’s End Tavern (not included in ticket price). Full info
  • December 31:  Moonlight Snowshoe Tour, 7:00pm: Experience the quiet of the new year with a guided moonlight snowshoe tours through NH Audubon’s Hoyt Wildlife Sanctuary at Purity Spring Resort. Interested participants are asked to sign-up and meet at The Mill Indoor Pool & Fitness Center across from the Purity Spring Main Office fifteen minutes before the start of the tour. Please call ahead to confirm date of scheduled snowshoe tours.  Rate are $12 per person ($20 with snowshoe rentals – rentals are available at the King Pine Rental Shop). This tour is weather permitting.

Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley

At Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Route 302, Glen, NH

  • Every Monday – Open Mic’ Nite in the pub from 9pm-12:30am.
  • Every Wednesday throughout January: Jonathan Sarty in the Pub, 5:30-8:00pm
  • Every Wednesday throughout January: Jerry’s Free Ride Wednesdays – Join Jerry every Wednesday in the Pub where he gives away lift tickets to all of the great ski areas.  All you have to do is be in the Pub between 5:30-8:00.
  • Dec 29 – The Riley Parkhurst Project, 9:00pm – 12:30am
  • Dec 30 – Lazy Susan, 9:000pm – 12:30am
  • Dec 31 – Now Is Now, 9:00pm – 12:30am
  • Jan 5-6: Nor’Easters, 9:00-12:30pm
  • Jan 7: Apres Ski with Pacmann Dave, 4:00-7:00pm

At Wildcat Tavern, Jackson, NH

Every Tuesday: Hoot Night at the Wildcat Tavern: Hoot Night! The longest running open mic in Mount Washington Valley has been a “go-to” night life hot spot for over 30 years. Following in the colorful tradition of some of the Valley’s most beloved musicians, Hoot Night Host, Jonathan Sarty, takes the stage at the Wildcat Tavern as local performers arrive with guitars in hand and visitors to the Valley make their first appearance at the legendary Hoot Night.

Every WednesdayWhite Mountain Ceili Band: Join Michael Levine (guitar), Dexter Harding (tenor banjo), Siena Kaplan-Thompson (fiddle) & Fiona Howell (flute) for traditional Irish Session music from 7:00-9:00pm. Stomp your feet, clap your hands, and dance a little jig as these accomplished musicians play centuries old tunes.

Every Friday: Al Shafner: Catch Al from 7:30-10:00pm in the Tavern. Al (also known as “the Rev”) is a singer/guitarist who’s been pleasing audiences throughout New England for more years than he cares to admit to. He has served as front man for several successful bands and currently performs mostly as a solo artist and also with his backup band, The fabulous Revtones. The majority of his performances are centered in the Mount Washington Valley of NH, where he makes his home. The music is classic “songs you know by heart”, sure to stir up happy memories.

Sunday “Croon to the Moon” Show: The Wildcat Tavern Sunday Dinner “Croon to the Moon” show with smooth-voiced crooner, Jonathan Sarty, is every Sunday Evening from 7-9pm.

Additional entertainment at the Wildcat Tavern:

  • Dec 30: Apres Ski entertainment with Al Shafner, 4:00-6:00pm
  • Dec 30: Reverand Al Shafner and the Revtones, 9:00-11:30pm
  • Dec 31: Ring in the new year with the Jonathan Sarty Band, 8:00pm – 1:00am

At Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

Friday Nights: Live music performed by local Irish music legends, Dennis & Davey.

At Shannon Door Pub, Jackson

  • Dec 28: Dennis & Davy, at 7:30pm
  • Dec 29 & 30: Marty Quirk at 8:00pm
  • Dec 31: New Year’s Eve with Marty Quirk and Johno
  • Jan 4: Johno & Simon Crawford, 7:00pm
  • Jan 5-6: Marty Quirk, 8:00pm
  • Jan 7: Kevin Donan & Simon Crawford, 7:30pm

At Shovel Handle Pub, Jackson – all performances are from 6:00-9:30pm

  • Dec 28: Tim Gurshin & Friends
  • Dec 29: Tristan Omand
  • Dec 30: Randy Messineo

 Other Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley through Christmas Week

December 28 – 31: Conway Scenic Holiday Week Trains: Your favorite old-fashioned train rides will be offered twice daily December 26 through 31, both to Conway:  11:30 and 1:30 (about an hour round-trip). Moe info, click here.

Fri, December 29: Wildcat Ski Team & Wildcat Mountain present Line of Descent, Warren Miller’s film offering insight into steeps and peaks and hidden corners of the world. Food & drinks at the Pub plus Kids Apres Ski, 5:00-8:00pm.

December 31:  Fireworks at Schouler Park:  Be sure to bring the camera and capture the explosion color over the vintage Conway Scenic RR train station. Fireworks get underway at 9:30pm to ring in the new year and finish off the Spirit of the Holidays celebration.

December 31: Ring in the New Year with dinner at a MW Valley Restaurant: The Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce has created a comprehensive list of restaurants open and celebrating New Year’s Eve with delicious dinners and festivities.  Click here for the full list.

December 31: Le Vent du Nord at Stone Mountain Arts Center, showtime: 8:00pm: Performing traditional Québécois music that is heavily influenced by Celtic music, these guys are better every time I see them. Le Vent du Nord is one of the premier folk bands coming out of Canada today winning multiple awards and accolades from our friends up north. They have a huge and exciting sound using traditional instruments and foot stomping rhythms…..and they even play the hurdi gurdi! Tickets :$55. More info here.

December 31, 7:30pm  – Paws & Plays New Year’s Eve Celebration – Enjoy live music, appetizers, desserts, a cash bar, and a champagne toast as you ring in 2018! Start off your New Year by supporting two of the valley’s nonprofits, Conway Area Humane Society and M&D Playhouse. Live Music by Miss Maybell and Slimpickin’s and Al Shafner and The Revtones. Tickets are $40 per person or $70 per couple. Available below through Pay Pal or by calling Kiersten at 603-447-5955 extension 4.

December 31 – Omni Mt. Washington – Out with the old and in with the new: Say goodbye to 2017 and welcome in 2018 with fine cuisine, music and libations during the Omni Mount Washington Resort’s three-day celebration! Whether you prefer an elegant dinner in the award-winning dining room with live music, or a fun family-friendly celebration with music in the Grand Ballroom, New Year’s Eve will be an occasion for all to enjoy as we usher in 2018! Full information here.

December 31: New Year’s Eve at White Mountain Hotel: Ring in the new year overlooking the lights of North Conway and Cranmore from the Ledges Dining Room.  New Year’s Eve Party offers a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, 2 drink vouchers. 4-course gourmet new year’s eve dinner, party favors, champagne toast at midnight, dancing to the Two Bass Jon Band, midnight balloon drop
Seating times for NYE dinner are 8:00, 8:30, and 9:00 PM. $139pp, plus tax and gratuity.  Info here.

December 31 at Mountain View Grand – Two wonderful celebrations

New Year’s Eve Gala

If you’re looking for a more formal setting to ring in the new year, the Mountain View Grand will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Gala. The Gala will run from 7:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the Crystal Ballroom and will include a cocktail reception and dinner. Local pianist Greg Goodwin and his band will start the evening, and following dinner, music will be provided by a DJ for dancing. There will be a photo booth from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. At midnight, welcome in the new year with a champagne toast and the annual fireworks display.   Pricing is $120 per person and the Gala is only available to ages 16 and up. Tax and gratuity are not included in the rate. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 855.837.2100.

New Year’s Eve Family Celebration

Join us on December 31st in the Presidential Ballroom for our annual New Year’s Eve Family Celebration! Running from 6:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., the celebration will feature a buffet dinner, cash bar, DJ and a host of fun holiday activities throughout the evening. There will be a photo booth from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Then at midnight, ring in the new year with the spectacular firework display.

January 6: Concert to Support Recovery Efforts in MWV: The evening of music will start off 6 p.m. with a community pot luck dinner of soups, lasagna and other enticing food offerings served up in hand-thrown, hand-crafted pottery bowls donated by local potter Jennie Lanoie. Dinner follows with a concert by folk duo Bennett & Perkins. The performance, takes place in MWV Supports Recovery Endeavor House in Center Conway, NH (just west of the Conway Town Hall). Concert proceeds will also benefit A New Life, a prenatal group program for those recovering from substance misuse disorder. Tickets are  $25 per person and may be purchased online in advance at www.bennettandperkins.com. Tickets are also available at the door, but advance online registration is strongly recommended as limited seats are available. Info: Click here.

January 6: Jackson Art Studio’s Winter Funky Tree Sip & Paint With Melanie Levitt: Class will start PROMPTLY at 6pm.  PLEASE ARRIVE  15-20 min. prior to class starting. Fun for the absolute beginner to the seasoned artist! Spend an evening of creativity as you twist  open your favorite bottle of wine (BYOB for those 21 and over) and uncork your creativity! The instructor will guide you step by step- easy, stress free, & affordable! $45  all supplies included.

Click here for a complete calendar of events on and off the mountains throughout December in Mt Washington Valley.

Apres Ski and live Entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Week of Dec 21-31, 2017

Apres Ski and live Entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Week of Dec 21-31, 2017

When the lifts close, the apres ski fun begins.  For some, it lasts well into the night.  Our readers asked us to share insight into nightlife opportunities in Mt Washington Valley, so each week we’ll compile a list of live entertainment and apres ski fun.

Here’s what’s in store for the upcoming week.

Ski Resort Schedule for Christmas Day:

Attitash: Open on Christmas Day

Black Mountain: Closed on Christmas Day

Bretton Woods: Open 10:00am – 4:00pm

Cranmore: Open 9:00am-4:00pm

King Pine: Closed on Christmas Day

Shawnee Peak: Closed on Christmas Day

Wildcat: Closed on Christmas Day

XC Ski Centers Schedule for Christmas Day

Bretton Woods Nordic Center: Open 10:00am – 4:00pm

Bear Notch Ski Touring Center:  Trails open, no tickets necessary. No staff, no lodge open.  Ski at your own risk.

Great Glen Trails: Closed for Christmas Day

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation:  Closed for Christmas Day but free skiing all day at your own risk (no staff, no lodge open).

MWV Ski Touring & Snowshoe Center: Ski free on Christmas Day. No tickets necessary.  Ticket center closed.

Purity Spring Resort XC Ski & Snowshoe Preserve: Closed on Christmas Day

Apres Ski at the Ski Resorts…

Apres Ski at the Wildcat Pub – all entertainment is from 1:00-4:00pm

  • Dec 23: Pat Foley Solo
  • Dec 26: Scott Baer
  • Dec 27: White Steer
  • Dec 29: Ryan St Onge
  • Dec 30: Shark Martin

Apres Ski at Ptarmigan Pub at Attitash

  • Dec 26: White Steer, 2:00-5:00pm
  • Dec 27: Riley Parkhurst Project, 2:00-5:00pm
  • Dec 28: The Dean Machine, 2:00 – 5:00pm
  • Dec 29: Pat Foley Band, 3:00 – 6:00pm
  • Dec 30: The Gravel Project, 3:00 – 6:00pm
  • Dec 31: Lazy Susan, 3:00 – 6:00pm

Plus, The Attitash Grand Summit hotel also has an abundance of family-friendly activities scheduled for December 25 – 31. Activities include ornament decorating, face painting, kids movies every night, live music, and other fun, competitive games.

Apres Ski at Cranmore Mountain Resort

Apres Ski at Zips: Enjoy live music to add to the apres ski fun in Zips Pub.

  • Dec 27: Greg Walsh
  • Dec 28: Ben Cook
  • Dec 29:  Mitch Alden, 3:00-6:00pm
  • Dec 30:  Music with Bill Cameron, 3:00-6:00pm

Plus!

  • Dec 26-31: Cranmore’s Tubing and Mountain Adventure Park activities will offer extended hours for the holiday period, from 10:00am – 8:00pm.
  • Dec 27-30: Cranmore’s signature family event, Cranapalooza, featuring DJ Kris10, games and s’mores at Schneider Square, 2:30-4:30pm
  • December 31:  Shredding into 2018 Freestyle Event at Cranmore: Show off your tricks.  Open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages.
  • December 31: C-more’s New Year’s Eve Bash& Fireworks: Ring in 2018 with C-more the Penguin and this special New Year’s edition of Cranapalooza! Geared for guests and families of all ages, join in on all kinds of fun activities and entertainment! There’ll be a DJ in Schneider Square, s’mores, games & more. Stick around for a fireworks show at 6:00pm, too!

Bretton Woods Ski Resort presents apres ski parties:

  • December 26-31: Adult Apres Ski Party, 3:00-5:50pm: When you’re finished with a great day on the trails, head to the 3rd floor and listen to some après ski entertainment. Try a new brew at Slopeside Pub located on the 3rd level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge. Entertainment will be from 3:00pm-5:30pm and Bar Promos are from 3:00pm-5:00pm.
  • December 26-31: Kids Apres Ski Party: 3:30-5:00pm: Kids ages 4-12 are welcome to join in this special supervised après ski fun upstairs in the Mount Washington View Room, located on the Heaven Level of the Bretton Woods Base Lodge.  Special après parties are scheduled on most Saturday’s throughout the year and during vacation and holiday periods.  Each party will include live entertainment, games, activities, and refreshments for kids.  Parents are welcome to leave their kids at this supervised program and enjoy entertainment at the Slopeside Lounge.  Reservations are not required for this complimentary program. Click here to read about the different themed parties.

Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley

At Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Route 302, Glen, NH

Every Monday – Open Mic’ Nite in the pub from 9pm-12:30am.

Dec 22-23:  Pat Foley in the Pub from 9:00pm-12:30am

Dec 24: Closing at 9:00pm

Dec 25: Closed for Christmas holidays

Dec 29 – The Riley Parkhurst Project, 9:00pm – 12:30am

Dec 30 – Lazy Susan, 9:000pm – 12:30am

Dec 31 – Now Is Now, 9:00pm – 12:30am

At Wildcat Tavern, Jackson, NH

Every Tuesday: Hoot Night at the Wildcat Tavern: Hoot Night! The longest running open mic in Mount Washington Valley has been a “go-to” night life hot spot for over 30 years. Following in the colorful tradition of some of the Valley’s most beloved musicians, Hoot Night Host, Jonathan Sarty, takes the stage at the Wildcat Tavern as local performers arrive with guitars in hand and visitors to the Valley make their first appearance at the legendary Hoot Night.

Every WednesdayWhite Mountain Ceili Band: Join Michael Levine (guitar), Dexter Harding (tenor banjo), Siena Kaplan-Thompson (fiddle) & Fiona Howell (flute) for traditional Irish Session music from 7:00-9:00pm. Stomp your feet, clap your hands, and dance a little jig as these accomplished musicians play centuries old tunes.

Every Friday: Al Shafner: Catch Al from 7:30-10:00pm in the Tavern. Al (also known as “the Rev”) is a singer/guitarist who’s been pleasing audiences throughout New England for more years than he cares to admit to. He has served as front man for several successful bands and currently performs mostly as a solo artist and also with his backup band, The fabulous Revtones. The majority of his performances are centered in the Mount Washington Valley of NH, where he makes his home. The music is classic “songs you know by heart”, sure to stir up happy memories.

Sunday “Croon to the Moon” Show: The Wildcat Tavern Sunday Dinner “Croon to the Moon” show with smooth-voiced crooner, Jonathan Sarty, is every Sunday Evening from 7-9pm.

Additional entertainment at the Wildcat Tavern:

  • Dec 23, 30: Apres Ski entertainment with Al Shafner, 4:00-6:00pm
  • Dec 30: Reverand Al Shafner and the Revtones, 9:00-11:30pm
  • Dec 31: Ring in the new year with the Jonathan Sarty Band, 8:00pm – 1:00am

At Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

Friday Nights: Live music performed by local Irish music legends, Dennis & Davey.

At Shannon Door Pub, Jackson

  • Dec 21: Johno & Dennis O’Neil at 7pm and Pizza Fundraiser for the Key Club
  • Dec 22-23: Marty Quirk at 8:00pm
  • Dec 24 & 25: Closed for the holidays
  • Dec 26: Kevin Dolan and Simon Crawford at 7:30pm
  • Dec 27-28: Dennis & Davy, at 7:30pm
  • Dec 29 & 30: Marty Quirk at 8:00pm
  • Dec 31: New Year’s Eve with Marty Quirk and Johno

At Shovel Handle Pub, Jackson – all performances are from 6:00-9:30pm

  • Dec 26: Riley & Dan Parkhurst
  • Dec 27: Candie, Cliff and Ben
  • Dec 28: Tim Gurshin & Friends
  • Dec 29: Tristan Omand
  • Dec 30: Randy Messineo

 Other Entertainment throughout Mt Washington Valley through Christmas Week

December 21, 22, 23: A Christmas Carol by M&D Playhouse: A wonderful adaptation of the best known Christmas story every written, as the seemingly heartless Scrooge, haunted by his past, is given a second chance to become the type of person we all strive to be. A Christmas Carol is presented Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, December 7 – 23 at Your Theatre, Willow Common, 1857 White Mountain Highway, North Conway.  All performances begin at 7:30 PM. To reserve seats please visit our website at http://www.mdplayhouse.com or call (603) 733-5275.

Sat, December 23:  Sam Adams Christmas Party at Lostbo Pub: Stop in the pub anytime from 3:30-5:30 after a day of skiing at Black Mountain and celebrate the holidays with Sam Adams giveaways.

December 23: Paint Glass Ornaments at Jackson Art Studio: Spend an afternoon of creativity as painting two glass ornamenents! Kids 7 and up can attend with a registered adult. Use special paint that will adhere to glass and won’t come off. Yur instructor will guide you step by step- easy, stress free, & affordable! Class will start PROMPTLY at 6pm.  Please arrive  15-20 min. prior to class starting.  $35 all supplies included. More info here.

December 26 – 31: Conway Scenic Holiday Week Trains: Your favorite old-fashioned train rides will be offered twice daily December 26 through 31, both to Conway:  11:30 and 1:30 (about an hour round-trip). Moe info, click here.

Fri, December 29: Wildcat Ski Team & Wildcat Mountain present Line of Descent, Warren Miller’s film offering insight into steeps and peaks and hidden corners of the world. Food & drinks at the Pub plus Kids Apres Ski, 5:00-8:00pm.

December 31:  Fireworks at Schouler Park:  Be sure to bring the camera and capture the explosion color over the vintage Conway Scenic RR train station. Fireworks get underway at 9:30pm to ring in the new year and finish off the Spirit of the Holidays celebration.

December 31: Ring in the New Year with dinner at a MW Valley Restaurant: The Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce has created a comprehensive list of restaurants open and celebrating New Year’s Eve with delicious dinners and festivities.  Click here for the full list.

December 31: Le Vent du Nord at Stone Mountain Arts Center, showtime: 8:00pm: Performing traditional Québécois music that is heavily influenced by Celtic music, these guys are better every time I see them. Le Vent du Nord is one of the premier folk bands coming out of Canada today winning multiple awards and accolades from our friends up north. They have a huge and exciting sound using traditional instruments and foot stomping rhythms…..and they even play the hurdi gurdi! Tickets :$55. More info here.

December 31, 7:30pm  – Paws & Plays New Year’s Eve Celebration – Enjoy live music, appetizers, desserts, a cash bar, and a champagne toast as you ring in 2018! Start off your New Year by supporting two of the valley’s nonprofits, Conway Area Humane Society and M&D Playhouse. Live Music by Miss Maybell and Slimpickin’s and Al Shafner and The Revtones. Tickets are $40 per person or $70 per couple. Available below through Pay Pal or by calling Kiersten at 603-447-5955 extension 4.

December 31 – Omni Mt. Washington – Out with the old and in with the new: Say goodbye to 2017 and welcome in 2018 with fine cuisine, music and libations during the Omni Mount Washington Resort’s three-day celebration! Whether you prefer an elegant dinner in the award-winning dining room with live music, or a fun family-friendly celebration with music in the Grand Ballroom, New Year’s Eve will be an occasion for all to enjoy as we usher in 2018! Full information here.

December 31: New Year’s Eve at White Mountain Hotel: Ring in the new year overlooking the lights of North Conway and Cranmore from the Ledges Dining Room.  New Year’s Eve Party offers a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, 2 drink vouchers. 4-course gourmet new year’s eve dinner, party favors, champagne toast at midnight, dancing to the Two Bass Jon Band, midnight balloon drop
Seating times for NYE dinner are 8:00, 8:30, and 9:00 PM. $139pp, plus tax and gratuity.  Info here.

December 31 at Mountain View Grand – Two wonderful celebrations:

New Year’s Eve Gala

If you’re looking for a more formal setting to ring in the new year, the Mountain View Grand will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Gala. The Gala will run from 7:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the Crystal Ballroom and will include a cocktail reception and dinner. Local pianist Greg Goodwin and his band will start the evening, and following dinner, music will be provided by a DJ for dancing. There will be a photo booth from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. At midnight, welcome in the new year with a champagne toast and the annual fireworks display.   Pricing is $120 per person and the Gala is only available to ages 16 and up. Tax and gratuity are not included in the rate. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 855.837.2100.

New Year’s Eve Family Celebration

Join us on December 31st in the Presidential Ballroom for our annual New Year’s Eve Family Celebration! Running from 6:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., the celebration will feature a buffet dinner, cash bar, DJ and a host of fun holiday activities throughout the evening. There will be a photo booth from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Then at midnight, ring in the new year with the spectacular firework display.

Click here for a complete calendar of events on and off the mountains throughout December in Mt Washington Valley.

Apres Ski and live Entertainment in Mt Washington Valley, NH – Week of November 22-29, 2017

When the lifts close, the apres ski fun begins.  For some, it lasts well into the night.  Our readers asked us to share insight into nightlife opportunities in Mt Washington Valley, so each week we’ll compile a list of live entertainment and apres ski fun.

Here’s what’s in store for the upcoming week.

Throughout November

At Red Parka Steakhouse & Pub, Route 302, Glen, NH

  • Every Monday – Open Mic’ Nite in the pub from 9pm-12:30am.
  • Nov 22nd – Homecoming party with Rek’Lis in the Pub from 9pm to 12:30am.
  • Nov 24 – Live entertainment: Riley Parkhurst Project in the Pub, from 9pm to 12:30am
  • Nov 25 – Live entertainment: Shark Martin in the Pub, from 9pm to 12:30am
  • Nov 26 – Blue Sundays – H-Bomb from 5:30-9:00pm
  • Dec 1 & 2:  Rock Bottom from 9:00pm-12:30am

Dec 8 – Red Parka Skier Appreciation Night, 7-9 with representatives from all of the ski areas, touring centers & ski shops here to talk about what’s new & exciting for ski season.  Great raffle prizes with the proceeds going to ESSC Jr Ski Program.  Promo Night with Tuckerman Brewery – specials on Tuckerman drafts.  The Dean Machine for entertainment in the pub starting at 9pm.

At Wildcat Tavern, Jackson, NH

  • Every Tuesday: Hoot Night at the Wildcat Tavern

Hoot Night! The longest running open mic in Mount Washington Valley has been a “go-to” night life hot spot for over 30 years. Following in the colorful tradition of some of the Valley’s most beloved musicians, Hoot Night Host, Jonathan Sarty, takes the stage at the Wildcat Tavern as local performers arrive with guitars in hand and visitors to the Valley make their first appearance at the legendary Hoot Night.

Additional entertainment for November at Wildcat Tavern:

 Sunday “Croon to the Moon” Show

The Wildcat Tavern Sunday Dinner “Croon to the Moon” show with smooth-voiced crooner, Jonathan Sarty, is every Sunday Evening from 7-9pm.

At Deacon Street, Seavey Street, North Conway

Friday Nights: Live music performed by local Irish music legends, Dennis & Davey.

Nov 24: Warren Miller’s” Line of Descent” screening at Bretton Woods: It starts at 4:00pm -5:00pm with the Warren Miller Pre-Show Party and Bonfire in the Gazebo in front of the base lodge.  Doors open at 6:00pm; Slopeside Pub open with spirits and a select menu. View the film from 7-9pm.  Door prizes too! Tickets are $15 for ages 13+, $5 for kids 4-12 and $10 for resort guests. Better yet! With each movie ticket purchase, guests will receive a complimentary midweek/ non-holiday Bretton Woods lift ticket good throughout the 2017/18 season! Complimentary ski tickets will be issued at Warren Miller event registration desk on November 24th, 2017 ONLY. Click here for more info and full weekend schedule.

November 24th & 25th: Volkswagen Presents Warren Miller’s: “Line of Descent”, 7pm at Zip’s Pub at Cranmore.

Ride along on a stunning cinematic journey as you travel near and far, descending some of North America’s deepest lines in Jackson Hole, Montana, Silverton, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, and Steamboat watching the lineage of legendary athletes through a multi-generational cast of skiing’s icons It’s legends like Tommy Moe, Jonny Moseley, JT Holmes, Lexi duPont, Seth Wescott, Kalen Thorien, Marcus Caston, Jeremy Jensen, Griffin Post, and more that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat.. Tickets available here for $12 or at the door. Watch the trailer here.

Nov 24: Paula Poundstone at Stone Mountain Arts Center: An NPR darling, from her comedy specials, to her live shows, she is hysterical, witty, and her improv with the crowd is the highlight of the evening. 8:00pm showtime.  Tickets are $65. Info: Click here.

Nov 25: White Steer in the Wildcat Mountain Pub for apres ski entertainment, 1:00-4:00pm.  Click here for info.

November 29: Stone Mountain Arts Center Rooster Luncheon: Here is a little taste of a night out at SMAC for Christmas in the day time. A home cooked meal served with love to be followed by a short Christmas carol concert given by owner Carol Noonan. Doors open at 11:30am; Lunch at noon.  $30 per person. Info: Click here.

December 2: Jonathan Sarty performs in the Wildcat Pub for apres ski entertainment, 1:00-4:00pm. Info here.

Click here for a complete calendar of events on and off the mountains throughout November in Mt Washington Valley.

Click here for a complete Spirit of the Holidays calendar of holiday events for apres ski opportunities.

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.

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.

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.

Cold River Radio’s LIVE Show: 9/15

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 The Cold River Radio Show

Live One Year Anniversary Event! 

 Sunday, September 15th-7:00pm 

 Where:

Theater in the Wood
41 Observatory Way
Intervale, NH 03845

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Sunday, September 15th,  from7:00 PM to 9:30 PM EST
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& Special Musical Guest Dave Mattacks!

 

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An Autumn Evening of Folk & Bluegrass

An Autumn Evening of Folk & Bluegrass with Bennett & Perkins with Ted DeMille & Bobby St. Pierre

What do you take when you combine harmonies, guitars, mandolins and a lovely fall evening in the White Mountains? It’s a night of folk and bluegrass to remember, as dynamic folk duo Bennett & Perkins team up with bluegrass favorites, Ted DeMille & Bobby St. Pierre (of North Sttar fame) at Intervale, NH’s Theatre in the Wood on Fri. Sept. 27, 2013 at 7pm.  Doors open at 6:30pm.

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Ted DeMille & Bobby St. Pierre
Musical partnerships can be fleeting, but multi-instrumentalist Bobby St. Pierre and singer-songwriter Ted DeMille have stuck together going on twenty years. They began playing together as part of North Star in 1994, then as half of Bits and Pieces. They play a down to earth blend of bluegrass instrumentation. You’ll hear the mandolin and guitar from the first Bluegrass duets combined with heartfelt vocals, the Celtic call of the mandola, flat-picked guitar; back porch music presented with no pretense. Original music mixed with old favorites, Ted and Bobby are two old friends using time tested skills to forge something new.
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Bennett & Perkins

This Mt. Washington Valley based folk duo offers a startling array of original songs with powerful lyrics and melodies, coupled with exceptionally strong vocals and guitar playing. Thom Perkins’ guitar work has been compared to Richard Thompson and Bruce Cockburn – you’ll swear he has more than 10 fingers once you hear him play. Kathy Bennett has “a voice that can crack sheet rock” with vocals likened to Lucinda Williams, Bonnie Raitt and Emmy Lou Harris. Together, they’re a powerhouse of folk sure to resonate on both a physical and emotional level.

Just off their summer New England tour, the duo released their second CD last year. Produced by local musical phenom Tom Dean and entitled “House on Fire, the album is a powerful collection of original songs and a natural continuation of their music from their first CD “The Kitchen Music Sessions” (2010).

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door and they may be purchased at the Theatre in the Wood box office at 41 Observatory Way in Intervale, NH  (

603.356.9980 ); at North Conway Music Center on Route 16 in North Conway;

 or Call 603-305-7156 for more information.

Songwriting Workshop with Scott Baston of the band Saint Francis on Friday, August 9

scott-baston.bwArts Council of Tamworth and The Community School are excited to offer a songwriting workshop with Athens, GA tunesmith Scott Baston of the band Saint Francis. The workshop will take place at The Community School in South Tamworth, NH on Friday, August 9 from 4:00-5:00 PM, and is free—donations welcome. Scott will focus on basic song structure, composition, lyrical content, and presentation. Beginner to experienced songwriters of all ages can benefit from the opportunity to work with this savvy teacher.

Scott has been a performing, touring musician for over two decades, with three studio records, and one live recording as the front man of his former nationally touring rock/jam band, Moonshine Still. Saint Francis has two studio records already under their belt: One Of Many, and, soon to be released, Cassidy’s Sky, recorded at the famed Omni Sound in Nashville, TN under the direction of Tommy Cooper, and Grammy-nominated producer John Keane, also from Athens. You can hear his solo work at soundcloud.com/scottbaston.

Come work with Scott on Friday and then hear him play on Saturday, August 10, alongside two other great bands, the Wall-Stiles from VT and our homegrown Starlight Honeys, at The Community School’s On the Banks of the Bearcamp Music Fest, 4:00 to 9:00 PM. More info at http://www.communityschoolnh.net or 603-323-7000. Mark your calendar now for two great ACT events next month: a workshop on Haitian song, rhythms and dance with ethnomusicologist Kera Washington on Thursday, September 19, and a concert with the seven-woman Afro-Caribbean soul band Zili Misik at The Barnstormers on September 20.

Arts Jubilee Continues the 31st Summer Concert Season

Don Campbell alone B&WArts Jubilee begins the month of August with the first of two remaining concerts in the 31st summer concert season, presenting high energy, world-class performers performing a wide range of entertainment hosted at Cranmore Mountain, North Conway.

Music that has stood the test of time will take the spotlight on Thursday, August 1st as the Don Campbell Band presents a tribute to Dan Fogelberg. Don Campbell is an adult contemporary/country crossover and folk-rock singer-songwriter whose uniquely clear and well-delivered presentation of music supports the story in the song and welcomes the audience on board for the ride. Often compared to the sounds of Dan Fogelberg, Vince Gill, and Chris Isaak, Don and his ensembles are based out of New England. The band has been celebrating the release of their new CD in Fogelberg’s honor, “Kites to Fly”.  Whatever the age, most people will recognize such Fogelberg hits as “Leader of the Band” and “Longer”. The double disc album tribute is named Kites To Fly Celebrating The Music Of Dan Fogelberg. Campbell has said that these treasured songs were like kites he had to fly, things to be put up there and given space to breathe and fly. Also appearing on stage with Don will be special guest, Tom Dyhrberg, performing Gordon Lightfoot favorites.

Opening for the evening at 6 PM will be local band, Rek’lis.  Started in 2009, Rek’lis over the years has evolved from a few friends playing around having a good time into a band that has gained notoriety as one of the Valley’s well known groups. Starting off in the après music scene, Rek’lis has played at numerous venues throughout the area. With over 60 years combined experience they are known to please the crowd with an eclectic mix of 80’s, punk rock and new wave tunes. Rek’lis appeared in an opening concert for Arts Jubilee in 2012 and their good vibes and an endless amount of energy will get the evening off to a great beginning.  The Don Campbell Band will take the stage at 7 PM.

In keeping with tradition, the concert series will end with a “symphony pops” style performance on August 8th.  Returning to the stage will be Clayton Poole and the New England Wind Symphony, but this year they will be presenting an all-Broadway show!  Broadway Classics will feature hits from over 20 Broadway shows with vocals by Patty Barkas.  Patty has performed, recorded and toured globally and she enjoys re-creating the classic vocal jazz interpretations of the swing era as well as the fabulous iconic music of Broadway.  The evening will be hosted by the valley’s own theatrical celebrity, George Cleveland and will open with the vocal/instrumental duo, Dennis & Davey – whose music is known throughout the area as the next best thing to visiting the Emerald Isle.

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 a ‘warm up’ performance 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, and please provide your own seating with a blanket or lawn chairs.  Admission is family friendly requesting a small charge to help defray expenses for the series.  Adults are $10, Seniors: $8 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.

Arts Jubilee Salutes Military With Special Concert

artsHonoring our military is the theme of the Arts  Jubilee concert scheduled for Thursday, July 18th at Cranmore Mountain Resort featuring The Patriot Brass Ensemble, America’s premier brass group dedicated to serving veterans.  Plans include recognition of Cranmore’s 75th anniversary and the famous connection with the 10th Mountain Division.  Military personnel and families with a military ID will be admitted at no charge as the evening will be devoted to showing appreciation to the great service to our country given by our military and enjoying a real old-fashioned brass band concert in the bargain.  The show will open with Conway’s Kennett High School Drum Line! Local author and columnist, Tom Eastman, will be on hand for a book signing of his recent The History of Cranmore Mountain” which covers the last 75 years of skiing at Cranmore.

The Patriot Brass Ensemble is the first and only professional brass group dedicated to serving Veterans and Military Families. In 2004 the group first performed in Ridgefield, NJ, after local resident and founder Steven Behnke spoke to the town and secured funding to construct a special military oriented ensemble which far surpassed all expectations. “We had Veterans walking up to us telling us this was the best ceremony they had ever been to. That feeling was amazing”, says Steven. Little did he know, this would become his life’s work. The Patriot Brass Ensemble strives to return the humanity to the Veterans who have sacrificed so much serving our county with their full devotion and honor.

Arts Jubilee is fortunate to be able to feature the expanded version of the Ensemble from the usual 5-person quintet to a 14 piece brass band presenting such favorites as Grand Old Flag, Battle Hymn of the Republic, a Sousa medley, George M. Cohan tunes, and of course a Salute to the Armed Forces honoring each branch of the military.  Arts Jubilee coordinator Cindy Russell has been assisted in planning for this event by Ray S. Gilmore, MPA, RN CPT (Ret) U.S. Army and Derrick J. Mead SSG, USA.

Mid-way through the season on July 25th, another celebration will take place observing the 20th anniversary of “The Blues Summit” a popular local radio program of the same name created by Mark Johnson and carried on by Roy Prescott at WMWV 93.5.  Roy and Mark will host the live concert featuring Blues performers Doug Deming, Dennis Gruenling and the Jewel Tones. Characterized as “Swing Blues”, the two are noted performers in their own right. Gruenling is a spectacular harmonica player and Doug is equally at home playing straight ahead on the solid body guitar, or swinging on the big jazz box.  Together,  “Like World Champions…Dennis Gruenling and Doug Deming are even better when they come together as one of the most prolific duos on today’s contemporary American Blues scene.” states Music News Nashville.  The valley’s own blues band, “Mo Blues” will open the night.