Concerts in the Park around the Upper Valley (and a bit Beyond)
I grew up going to the concerts in the park with my mom. I'd climb a tree and listen. Hearing big band music still makes me think of those summer evenings. I hope I can enjoy one this summer.
Thursdays at 5:30 pm Pentangle Arts will host a Brown Bag Outdoor Concert Series on the green. Concerts are free, but donations are welcome. Pick up a brown bag, fill it and bring it the next week with non-perishables for the local food shelf. Rain location is Woodstock Town Hall Theatre.
Jun. 29: INTERPLAY JAZZ & ART IN THE PARK
Jul. 6: DANA & SUSAN ROBINSON
Jul. 13: FRANCESCA BLANCHARD
Jul. 20: KRIS DELMHORST
Jul 27: BOB DYLAN TRIBUTE BAND
Aug. 3: JOHN LACKARD BLUES BAND
Aug. 10: HUDOST
Concerts are on Wednesdays. They start at 6:30 on the Quechee Green.
July 5: John Lackard, Blues.
July 19: Jesse Terry, Acoustic & Pop
Aug. 2: Chad Hollister, Classic Rock
Aug. 16: Island Time Band, Steel Drums
White River Junction
Concerts at on Wednesday. They start at 6:30 at Lyman Point Park on Maple Street in WRJ. I like how the town includes the style of music as well.
June 28: Oxford and Clark, Country
July 12: The Road Trash Band, Classic Rock
July 26: Toast, Funk & Soul
Aug. 9: Danielle Miraglia, Folk/Roots & Rock/Blues
Norwich will have concerts on the green a few Fridays this summer from 6-8pm.
July 28: The Flames
August 18: The Pillsbury Slow Boys
The American Band and Ed Evensen perform every Thursday from June 29–August 17. Concerts are from 8:00–9:00 pm at Broad Street Park (next to the firestation)
Summer Free for All. Concerts on the Dartmouth Green and movies in Spaulding Auditorium occur on Wednesdays during the summer months. It has been the HOP's successful campaign to make art accessible to all.
July 5th 5:30 pm Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band. Enjoy this accordionist and his band.
July 26 5:30 pm Septeto Santiaguero Cuban dance music from the 40s and 50s.
Aug. 9 5:30 pm Rocky Dawuni Reggae music that'll get you dancing.
Lyme Town Band is a traditional concert band that began in 1840 and is made up of local musicians. They will be performing August 8 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Enjoy listening to marches, pop, "Golden Oldies", polkas, and light classics. If it rains the event will take place in Fairlee Community Church of Christ, which is located next to the town common.
Lebanon has concerts on the green on Mondays and Thursdays at 7 pm. Rain location is at Lebanon First Congregational Church on S. Park St.
Thurs. June 29 The Coteries, Folk Rock
Mon. Jul. 3 Dana & Susan Robinson, Folk
Thurs. Jul. 6 The Shana Stack Band, Country
Mon. Jul. 10 Upper Valley Community Band
Thurs. July 13 Gerard Truffle, Soul
Mon. Jul. 17 East Bay Jazz Band
Thurs. July 20 Gretchen & the Pickpockets, Rock
Mon. Jul. 24 Reckless Breakfast, Bluegrass
Thurs. July 27 Emish, Irish-American Folk
Mon. Jul. 31 Upper Valley Community Band
Thurs. Aug. 3 Taj Weekes and Adowa, Reggae/Afro-Folk
Mon. Aug. 7 Trombone Stompers Dixieland Band
Thurs. Aug. 10 Jes Raymond & the Blackberry Bushes, Modern Acoustic Americana
Mon. Aug. 14 Lyme Town Band, Big Band
Thurs. Aug. 17 The Outdoor Type, Indie Rock
Summer Street Music Series is a collection of shows to benefit local artists and share their talent with the community. Shows are by donation and take place on Summer or Main St.
June 30: The Coteries on Summer Street Fri. at 7 pm.
Concerts are on Sundays at 2 pm, rain or shine at St. Gauden's National Historic Site. $10 Ages 16+, youth 15 and under are free. Enjoy a picnic on the grass while you listen or bring your favorite lawn chair.
July 2: John Davis, Halley’s Comet: Around the Piano with Mark Twain & John Davis
July 9: The Art of the Duo: Kinan Azmeh, Dinuk Wijeratne. Fusion of Arabic and south-east Asian elements with classical and jazz idioms
July 16: New Hampshire Music Festival of Plymouth: Chamber music by visiting international orchestra players.
July 23: Bassel and the Supernaturals Blues and Funk from Chicago
July 30: Aardvark Jazztet Swing along to music from the jazz greats
August 6: Acacia Music Classical Chamber Music performed by Meghan Davis, Leslie Stroud, and Matthew Odell
August 13: Family Picnic Day - - el Gato con Botas (Puss in Boots) featuring OperaHub’s production with opera singers, puppets, and live orchestra.
August 20: Fischers and the Jennings, Masterworks for Eight Hands
August 27: 12th Annual Rosamond Edmondson Memorial Concert featuring Jose Lezcano, Works by Fauré, Piazolla, Lezcano, and more for guitar, flute, and viola.
September 3: Newmont Band: Great music of the town bands
Concerts on the Common, every other Tuesday from 6-7:30. Donations accepted.
Jul. 11: SENSIBLE SHOES
Jul. 25: LINDA B AND THE BARN CATS
Aug. 8: AMERICANA’S MOST WANTED
AUG. 22: THE PILLSBURY SLOW BOYS
SEPT. 5: OUT ON A LIMB
There are also Town House Shows various evenings during the summer but I can't find if they charge admission. See more here.
This looks like fun. A farmer's market with live music every Thursday from June to October from 5:30-8 at Clark Farm. Then there's a campfire jam afterwards for people to play their own instrument and have fun. There are also special events like Fablefest.
June 29: Lula Wiles, folk/roots
July 6: Pete’s Posse, multi-generational roots music
July 13: David Rosane and the Zookeepers, folky punk
July 20: Sensible Shoes, rock
July 27: Betsayada Machado, afro-venezualan
Aug. 3: Woodsmith and Hersch, americana
Aug. 10: Billy Wylder, rock / folk / world
Aug. 17: Haywire, americana
Aug. 24: Quincy Mumford and the Reason Why, soul / funk
Aug. 31: Connla, celtic traditional
Sept. 7: Ida Mae Specker and Terrible Mountain, folk
Sept. 14: Goat Broke Loose, zydeco
Sept. 21: JeConte and Sean Harkness, soulful blues duo
Sept. 28: John LaRouche trio, jazz
Oct. 5: Myra Flynn, soul
Oct. 12: Open Mic
Fairlee is having its first summer of concerts on the green. They will take place on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm. If there is rain, the concert will move to Fairlee Community Church on the green. You can learn more about the specific performances listed below here.
Jul. 4: Aaron Audet Band
Jul. 11: Left Eye Jump
Jul. 18: Moment’s Notice Trio
Jul. 25: Prydein
Aug. 1: Starline Rhythm Boys
Aug. 8: Lyme Town Band Ice Cream Social
Aug. 15: Ray Vega Quintet
Ludlow hosts the Jackson Gore Summer Music Series from 6-9 pm on Fridays at the courtyard in the Jackson Gore Inn at Okemo Mountain Resort. There are other great events and festivals at Okemo this summer like a Blueberry Festival, which you can learn more about here. To learn more about the specific acts below see Okemo's events calendar here. The Adventure Zone is also open for admission while you're there like the Haulback Challenge Course and the Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster and more fun to be had like trampoline bungee jumping.
Jul. 14: The Detonators
Jul. 21: Dojo
Jul. 28: Mad Mountain Scramblers
Aug. 11: CK3
Aug. 18: Studio Two Beatles Tribute Band
Aug. 25: Big Fez & the Surfmatics
Sept. 1: The Grift
I tried not to miss any summer concerts in the park but if I did, do let me know.