It’s officially summer! And what better way to kick-off the season than with an epic concert in the Granite State? Between classic rock, country blues, famous tribute bands and performances by local musicians—this summer has plenty of fun in store. Check out these 6 concert venues around the state, pick a show, and start your summer in style!
The Word Barn, Exeter
May 4 - August 26, 2022
Enjoy music in the Word Barn Meadow where intimate performances played under the summer stars will whisk your cares away. From blues bands to pop performances, country and punk rock—you’ll have no trouble picking out the perfect show for you and the gang. With limited capacity these concerts sell out fast, so check out the summer lineup
and get your tickets today!
Lakeport Opera House, Laconia
June 3 – August 21, 2022
After a massive renovation and a host of contemporary updates – the Lakeport Opera House will debut their first season in over 60 years. The season will feature talented local musicians, comedy acts, family-friendly shows, and opera performances all summer long to celebrate the venue’s exciting revival! Amazing performers like Jay Psaros & Chuck McDermott will grace the stage, along with names like David Nail and the Houston Bernard Band. Check out the full cast of summer shows here
The Fells Concert & Performance Series, Newbury
June 26 – September 18, 2022
Enjoy live performances at The John Hay Estate at the Fells for an elevated experience this summer. You can pack a picnic and relax among the blossoming estate gardens where sensational music will fill the air each Sunday evening. The series will kick off with a performance by Peabody’s Coal Train, a local acoustic Americana band and will feature local jazz musicians, swing bands, and more!
Sunset Concert Series at Theater in the Wood, Intervale
July 8 – September 9, 2922
Enjoy live music and comedy this summer with the scenic backdrop of the Cathedral Ledge Valley! Theater in the Wood is moving their Sunset Concert Series outdoors to their new amphitheater. The series kicks off July 8th and will take place every Friday night into September. Enjoy the musical sounds of blues, rock, reggae, bands along with Beatles and Kenny Chesney tribute bands! An evening of comedy is also on the schedule for an evening in July. Explore the full series here
Lynda Cohen Performing Arts Series at Crawford Notch, Bretton Woods
July 9 – August 20, 2022
The majestic mountain backdrop of Crawford Notch is the setting for the Appalachian Mountain Club’s summer concert series. These four summer concerts are free to visitors all thanks to the generosity of longtime AMC member and supporter Lynda Cohen. She wanted to be able to bring people together from far and wide to experience her love of music in Crawford Notch. While the concerts are free, registration is required
Arts Jubilee Concert Series, North Conway
July 14 – August 11, 2022
Since 1983, the Arts Jubilee Summer Concert Series has brought world-class, live music to the stage at Cranmore Mountain Resort. With 5 incredible shows planned, you’ll have no trouble finding a great concert to kick off your summer to! The series starts with an electrifying American Blues & Swing Revival Band on July 14th and ends with an August performance by the Southern Accents: The Ultimate Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Experience. See the full lineup here
Great Waters Summer Concert Series, Moultonborough
July 16 – August 25, 2022
This summer, the non-profit Great Waters organization is offering an eclectic mix of performances from two venues! Concerts in the Clouds will feature open-air tent seating on the majestic grounds of Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough; and Concerts in Town will feature take the stage at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro. From comedy acts to tribute bands and classic rock shows, there’s bound to be something everyone will enjoy at one location or both! Discover the full 2022 series here