The mountains are alive with the sound of music! There’s a beautiful harmony in attending a live musical performance in the White Mountains. There are plenty of chances this summer to listen to a wide-range of live music and with indoor and outdoor venues, each vibe is a little different. Lend us your ear and we’ll tell you our top spots for live music this summer.
Arts Jubilee Concert Series at Cranmore Mountain -North Conway
For 36 years, Arts Jubilee has been bringing live musical performances to the Mount Washington Valley. With Cranmore Mountain as the backdrop to this summer music series, bring your own chair and enjoy performances that the whole family will enjoy. Each concert opens with a local artist and ends with the main act, which includes Roomful of Blues, Carbon Leaf, and the Seacoast wind Ensemble (fireworks at the end of that concert!)
There is a little bit of something for every music lover at the Flying Monkey this summer. This historic venue was built in the 1920’s as a movie theater. Now, the walls reverberate with the sound of artists of every musical genre. Upcoming acts include Recycled Percussion, Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads, Time Messina, The Kingston Trio, and the Wailin’ Jennys.
Attitash Mountain Resort Mountainside Music Series -Bartlett
Saturdays from June 30-Labor Day, live music fills the mountains at Attitash. Make sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair to this free, family-friendly, outdoor music venue. Dance the afternoon away to music by The Gravel Project, Crush: A Dave Matthews Cover Band, Studio Two-The Beatles Before America, and the Riley Parkhurst Project.
This unique musical venue was named by Yankee Magazine as the “Best Vintage Movie Theatre”, and while they still host film showings throughout the year, they also know how to bring down the house with amazing musical performances. From the smooth R & B of Devon Gilfillian, the Americana sounds of the Dustbowl Revival, to the Grammy-winning New Orleans band, the Rebirth Brass Band, you’ll have no choice but to get up and dance.
Summer Concert Series -Waterville Valley
The weekends are sounding pretty sweet at Waterville Valley! This summer from 6-9pm on Fridays and Saturdays head to the gazebo, or relax on the beach at Corcoran Pond to enjoy live music from great local musicians. Check events calendar for details on performances and for other special events taking place this summer at Waterville Valley.
New Hampshire Music Festival -Various Locations
The 2018 summer season for the New Hamshire Music Festival is underway, and they are again bringing beautiful classical music to the White Mountains. Many of their concerts are held in Plymouth, but they also have a Music in the Mountains series, which is inspired by the “Hut Concerts” of the 1970’s. The musicians travel with their instruments to the top of Rattlesnake Mountain, Kirkwood Gardens in Holderness, the Waterville Valley trails, and the Meredith Sculpture Walk.
Settler’s Crossing Music Series -North Conway
Located at the Starbucks Patio at Settler’s Crossing, this annual, acoustic music series features musicians from New Hampshire and Maine playing a 2-hour afternoon set. Bring an iced coffee and a croissant as you listen to the talented individuals performing this summer. Alicia Jacobs and Rafe Matregrano perform covers from the 80’s-today, Candie Tremblay is a local ukulele playing singer/songwriter, who will be gracing the stage twice during the series, and Laura Olzerowicz blends vocals and piano. See calendar for a full schedule.