New hampshire MUSIC

"How's the New Hampshire music scene?" you ask? We challenge you to find another small city in America the size of Portsmouth (population: 21,233) that can make this claim: Live music every night! And that's just a warm-up. Whatever your tastes in music, it's easy to add a live soundtrack to your days in New Hampshire.

From April through November, the landmark Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach is New Hampshire's hottest hangout for music fans, with an eclectic calendar of performances by top acts that fans travel to see. Hampton Beach hosts nightly free outdoor concerts in the summer months, too. And memorable nights under the stars with legendary artists like James Taylor are a Lakes Region summer tradition at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook in Gilford. Couples love Sunset Dinner Dance Cruises on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the M/S Mount Washington spring through fall; it's all the fun of a wedding with a live band, without the obligation to bring a gift!

The Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester is the largest concert venue in New Hampshire, but don't overlook more intimate music venues, either, including Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, The Flying Monkey in Plymouth, Portsmouth's historic Music Hall, and Concord's Capitol Center for the Arts. Music is on stage at festivals in New Hampshire, too, and you'll stumble upon up-and-coming artists playing at local coffeehouses, restaurants, and pubs throughout your stay.

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Verizon Wireless Arena

555 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03101

Phone: 6036445000
Manchester Community Music School

2291 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03104

Phone: 6036444548
Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music

410 Apple Hill Rd., Nelson, NH 03457

Phone: 6038473371
Strathspey and Reel Society of New Hampshire

102 Little Pond Rd., Concord, NH 03301

Phone: 6032256546
New London Barn Playhouse

84 Main St., New London, NH 03257

Phone: 6035266570
Mount Washington Cruises

211 Lakeside Ave. Weirs Beach, Laconia, NH 03246

Phone: 6033665531
The Music Hall

28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, NH 03801

Phone: 6034362400
New Hampshire Music Festival

Court and Main Streets (concert location), Plymouth, NH 03254

Phone: 6032793300
North Country Chamber Players

283 Rt. 142, Franconia, NH 03580

Phone: 6034440309
Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra

PO Box 8391, Portsmouth, NH 03802-5311

Phone: 6039691471
Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra

Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium 1 Laker Lane, Meredith, NH 03253

Phone: 6034965690
The Barnstormers Theatre

104 Main St., Tamworth, NH 03886

Phone: 6033238500
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook

72 Meadowbrook Ln., Gilford, NH 03247

Phone: 6032934700
The Concord City Auditorium

2 Prince St., Concord, NH 03301

Phone: 6033444747
Alumni Hall

75 Court St., Haverhill, NH 03765

Phone: 6039895500

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