Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Mountain Road at Cook Memorial Library, Tamworth, 6:30-7:30 pm
The library writes, “Join us for Music on the Lawn. If it’s raining hard, we will cancel. If raining lightly or noncommitally, we may move musicians to Lyceum porch. Call if in doubt, 323-8510.”

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Matt O’Dell at the The Arts Center at 12 Main, Sandwich, 7:30
Violin, with piano accompaniment–Classical.  Advice to the Players writes, “The Concerts Series is sponsored & hosted by Advice To The Players, at the Arts Center at 12 Main in Center Sandwich. The Concert Series hosts weekly concerts in the summer, and intermittent concerts through the fall, winter and spring. Admission and light refreshments are by donation. Donations support the arts, the artists and the venue.  Choose your own ticket price.”

Thursday, August 9, 2018
Dennis and Davey and Live at the Filmore at Cranmore, Conway, 6 pm
Cranmore writes, “Live at the Fillmore performs the music of the original Allman Brothers Band as it was performed in the early years before the untimely deaths of Duane and Berry Oakley, and the departure of Dickey Betts. Live at the Fillmore brings back authentically the performances of the Allman Brothers Band for those who were there to hear and still remember them along with those who have a similar love for this music.

“Bring friends and family plus your own picnic blanket or lawn chairs. An early concert by area performers is at 6 PM, the featured main performance is at 7:00 PM. The Arts Jubilee concert Series is a rain or shine event. Concert goers are encouraged to come prepared as they would to any outdoor event.  Concerts are presented outdoors in nature’s beautiful setting with mountain views at the base of the north slope at Cranmore Mountain Resort, North Conway, NH. Arts Jubilee is a Valley non-profit organization depending on your support. Admission: Adults: $12, Seniors: (65 and up) $10, Students: $5, Children (12 and under): FREE. No dogs, please.”

Thursday, August 9, 2018
Village Harmony at the All Saints Episcopal Church, Wolfboro, 7:30
An event not to miss!  Village Harmony is a group of teen singers who tour New England every summer, and we are extremely fortunate that they always stop in our neck of the woods at least once.  This group will be led by renowned South African choir director Matlakala Bopape, along with three accomplished young Village Harmony alumni, Avery Book, Lysander Jaffe, and Sinead O’Mahoney. Twenty-four brilliant teen singers from six states, South Africa, and the Republic of Georgia will deliver an eclectic mix of South African songs and dances, traditional secular and sacred songs from Bosnia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, the Republic of Georgia, Corsica, and Sardinia, shape-note songs, and songs of struggle and resistance. Ensemble members will accompany some songs on folk instruments.

Friday, August 10, 2018
Tucker Letarte at the White Gates Farm Pizza Night, Tamworth, 5-8 pm

Friday, August 10, 2018
Even Better Medicine at Hobbs Tavern, West Ossipee, 6-9 pm
Even Better Medicine will be rocking out the downstairs bar area every other Friday night this summer! Come on in and enjoy some acoustic jam rock featuring Cliff Wilson Jr. playing harmonica & hand percussion and Ben Cook on the acoustic guitar & vocals.

Friday, August 10, 2018
Cindy Duchin at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, August 11, 2018
Lisa Ferguson and Jono Deveneau at the Tamworth Farmers’ Market, 9 am – 1 pm

Saturday, August 11, 2018
Contra Dance at the Tamworth Town House, 7:30-10 pm
Hannah writes, “Come on out to our Second Saturday Contra Dance, held each month at the Tamworth Town House! As always, dancers of all levels are welcome! We promote a welcoming environment for beginners and experienced dancers alike.

“Come join caller Gale Wood and the band Puckerbrush for a memorable evening on the dance floor!  Admission is $7 for teens and adults; $3 for children 12 and under.  Go to tamworthoutingclub.org for a complete listing of 2018 dances.

“Traditional New England dancing is fun, easy, and family-friendly. Tamworth dances, hosted by the Tamworth Outing Club since 1937, are well-known throughout the state and region as welcoming and multi-generational, with dancers of all ages and abilities gathering to enjoy the company of old friends and new acquaintances. Callers spend time before each set teaching the steps and guiding dancers through parts of the upcoming dance. Experienced dancers are encouraged to help others, so that everyone can enjoy the lively music and congenial mixing and mingling on the floor.

“In August, we give an appreciative welcome to our Community Partner, Chocorua Lake Conservancy. The CLC is a volunteer-led, nonprofit land trust founded in 1968 to protect the scenic and natural resources of the Chocorua Lake Basin and surrounding area, acreage that includes shorefront and wetlands supporting a diversity of unusual plants and animals. The CLC is committed to providing convenient and attractive public access to Chocorua Lake and trails on nearby conservation lands for visitors and local residents. For more information please visitchocorualake.org.

Saturday, August 11, 2018
Jackson Gillman at World Fellowship Center, Albany, 7:30 pm
“The Stand-Up Chameleon” incorporates song, story, comedy, dance, mime and sign language into his own intimate style of theater.

Saturday, August 11, 2018
BlueBus Reunion Tour at the Denmark Arts Center, 7:30-9:30 pm
BlueBus writes, “BlueBus rolls into Denmark to celebrate our 19th annual reunion tour. Gonna be fun so make sure not to miss it…..”

Sunday, August 12, 2018
Roger Sorlien at the Tamworth Lyceum, 1:30-2:30 pm

Sunday, August 12, 2018
Tres Banditos at The Other Store, 3-5 pm
Peter HeimlichTaylor Whiteside, and Mark Dearborn – folk trio.  Shady lawn by the river, ice cream, kids & dogs welcome, by donation.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Bennett and Perkins at Narramissic Farm, Bridgton, 6:30 pm
A benefit concert to support the preservation of this 18th century farm.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Natalie Hebden at Cook Memorial Library, Tamworth, 6:30-7:30 pm
The library writes, “Join us for Music on the Lawn. If it’s raining hard, we will cancel. If raining lightly or noncommitally, we may move musicians to Lyceum porch. Call if in doubt, 323-8510.”

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Johnny Segalla at the The Arts Center at 12 Main, Sandwich, 7:30
Lounge Singer with piano accompanist Andrew Morrissey.  Advice to the Players writes, “The Concerts Series is sponsored & hosted by Advice To The Players, at the Arts Center at 12 Main in Center Sandwich. The Concert Series hosts weekly concerts in the summer, and intermittent concerts through the fall, winter and spring. Admission and light refreshments are by donation. Donations support the arts, the artists and the venue.  Choose your own ticket price.”

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Bennett and Perkins and Steve Kelly & The Cherry Cherry Band at Cranmore, Conway, 6 pm
Bennett and Perkins are opening for Steve Kelly & The Cherry Cherry Band, a Neil Diamond Tribute Band, as part of the Arts Jubilee Summer Concert Series.  Cranmore writes, “Bring friends and family plus your own picnic blanket or lawn chairs. An early concert by area performers is at 6 PM, the featured main performance is at 7:00 PM. The Arts Jubilee concert Series is a rain or shine event. Concert goers are encouraged to come prepared as they would to any outdoor event.  Concerts are presented outdoors in nature’s beautiful setting with mountain views at the base of the north slope at Cranmore Mountain Resort, North Conway, NH. Arts Jubilee is a Valley non-profit organization depending on your support. Admission: Adults: $12, Seniors: (65 and up) $10, Students: $5, Children (12 and under): FREE. No dogs, please.”

Friday, August 17, 2018
Joel Cage at Hobbs Tavern, West Ossipee, 6-9 pm
Joel Cage returns to the Hobbs stage for three acoustic rock performances this summer! Joel will be playing…in the downstairs bar area. Come on in a help us welcome this talented musician back to the Hobbs stage!  “Joel Cage’s thoughtful songs are straight forward and sure, with a voice to match, but it’s his brilliantly sharp guitar-work that ignites the tunes.”
– The Boston Globe

Friday, August 17, 2018
The Sweetbloods at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Friday, August 17, 2018
Watermelon Slim at The Farmstand, 7 pm
Kimball writes, “‘The most exciting and authentic blues performer I’ve heard in years.’ A.W., Paste Magazine.  2x Winner: 2008 Blues Music Award Band of the Year and Album of the Year.  2x Winner: 2006 & 2007 MOJO Magazine’s #1 Blues Album of the Year.  Winner: 6th Annual Independent Music Awards Blues Album of the Year.

“An ever-expanding career of ramshackle grandeur.  Bill “Watermelon Slim” Homans has built a remarkable reputation with his raw, impassioned intensity. HARP Magazine wrote “From sizzling slide guitar…to nitty-gritty harp blowing…to a gruff, resonating Okie twang, Slim delivers acutely personal workingman blues with both hands on the wheel of life, a bottle of hooch in his pocket, and the Bible on the passenger seat.” Paste Magazine writes “He’s one hell of a bottleneck guitarist, and he’s got that cry in his voice that only the greatest singers in the genre have had before him.”

“Two of Slim’s records were ranked #1 in MOJO Magazine’s annual Top Blues CD rankings. Industry awards include The Independent Music Award for Blues Album of the Year, The Blues Critic Award and Canada’s Maple Blues Award for International Artist of the Year among others. Slim has hit #1 on the Living Blues Charts, top five on the Roots Music Report and debuted in the top ten in Billboard. One of Slim’s most impressive industry accolades may be the liner notes of The Wheel Man eagerly written by the late legendary Jerry Wexler who called him a “one-of-a-kind pickin’ n singing Okie dynamo.” Slim has been embraced for his music, performances, backstory and persona. He has appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered, The BBC’s World Service and has been featured in publications like Harp, Relix, Paste, MOJO, Oklahoma Magazine and Truckers News as well as newspapers like The London Times, Toronto Star, Chicago Sun-Times, The Village Voice, Kansas City Star, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Michelle Shocked’s JAMS Magazine. watermelonslim.com Tickets $25.00

Saturday, August 18, 2018
Peter Heimlich at the Tamworth Farmers’ Market, 9 am – 1 pm

Saturday, August 18, 2018
The Elements of Hip Hop at World Fellowship Center, Albany, 7:30 pm
The elements of hip hop music class will cover the two main components of hip hop music: the lyrical aspect and the musical. This interactive workshop will explore commonly used techniques, song structures and compositional elements. Cesar Presa is an instramentalist/producer and the bassist in the Ill Nomads.

Saturday, August 18, 2018
UofO Music City Concert at World Fellowship Center, Albany, 7:30 pm
University of Orange’s Music City project celebrates and supports musicians and music-making communities in Orange NJ. Join us for a concert featuring music by Music City’s organizers and other musicians from around Orange.

Sunday, August 19, 2018
Devonsquare and Peter Gallway at The Farmstand, 7 pm
Kimball writes, “Another show back by popular demand.  Last year, Devonsquare sold out The Barn well in advnace of their performance and we expect the same thing to happen this year.
After 43 years of performing across the US and Europe as well as releasing 5 critically acclaimed recordings, two for Atlantic Records and three independently released projects, the Folk-n-Roll band Devonsquare has decided this will be their last year of live performances. This show with their longtime producer and performing artist Peter Gallway will be one of the highlights of this final year for the band and fans alike.  Tom Dean & Alana MacDonald, the 2 remaining original members of the group, will be joined by longtime bassist Teg Glendon and guitarist Robbie Coffin.  Tickets $35.00 www.devonsquare.com  www.petergallway.com

Sunday, August 19, 2018
Sound and Listening Workshop at World Fellowship Center, Albany, 7:30 pm
Practicing listening and sounding together provides myriad opportunities to embody a collective investigation of place, community, and personhood. Drawing upon composer Pauline Oliveros’ practice of deep listening and the field of experimental music, this workshop consists of a sequence of sounding, listening, improvising and composing exercises that are open to everyone of any (including no) prior musical experience. Douglas Farrand is a musician, composer, teacher, and co-director of the University of Orange Music City program.

Sunday, August 19, 2018
Cindy Duchin at the Tamworth Lyceum, 1:30-2:30 pm

Monday, August 20, 2018
Song Circle at the Chocorua Public Library, 7-8:30 pm
Bring your acoustic instrument, your voice or just come and listen!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Big House Chamber Players at Cook Memorial Library, Tamworth, 6:30-7:30 pm
The library writes, “Join us for Music on the Lawn. If it’s raining hard, we will cancel. If raining lightly or noncommitally, we may move musicians to Lyceum porch. Call if in doubt, 323-8510.”

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
String Equinox at the The Arts Center at 12 Main, Sandwich, 7:30
Shana Aisenberg and Beverly Woods play klezmer and Eastern European-inspired original piano compositions.  Advice to the Players writes, “The Concerts Series is sponsored & hosted by Advice To The Players, at the Arts Center at 12 Main in Center Sandwich. The Concert Series hosts weekly concerts in the summer, and intermittent concerts through the fall, winter and spring. Admission and light refreshments are by donation. Donations support the arts, the artists and the venue.  Choose your own ticket price.”

Friday, August 24, 2018
Even Better Medicine at Hobbs Tavern, West Ossipee, 6-9 pm
Even Better Medicine will be rocking out the downstairs bar area from 6-9pm every other Friday night this summer! Come on in and enjoy some acoustic jam rock featuring Cliff Wilson Jr. playing harmonica & hand percussion and Ben Cook on the acoustic guitar & vocals.

Friday, August 24, 2018
Tom Bartlett at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, August 25, 2018
White Mountain Ceili Band at the Tamworth Farmers’ Market, 9 am – 1 pm

Sunday, August 26, 2018
Peg Loughran at the Tamworth Lyceum, 1:30-2:30 pm

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Lisa Ferguson and John Deveneau at Cook Memorial Library, Tamworth, 6:30-7:30 pm
The library writes, “Join us for Music on the Lawn. If it’s raining hard, we will cancel. If raining lightly or noncommitally, we may move musicians to Lyceum porch. Call if in doubt, 323-8510.”

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Hazard and Heimlich at the The Arts Center at 12 Main, Sandwich, 7:30
Vocals accompanied by guitar, banjo.  Advice to the Players writes, “The Concerts Series is sponsored & hosted by Advice To The Players, at the Arts Center at 12 Main in Center Sandwich. The Concert Series hosts weekly concerts in the summer, and intermittent concerts through the fall, winter and spring. Admission and light refreshments are by donation. Donations support the arts, the artists and the venue.  Choose your own ticket price.”

Friday, August 31, 2018
Chris Way at Hobbs Tavern, West Ossipee, 6-9 pm
Hobbs writes, “Chris Way will be rocking the downstairs bar area… Chris is a talented acoustic rock and pop singer/guitarist with a wide range of songs in his wheelhouse. You’re definitely not going to want to miss these shows!  “Chris’ unmistakeable percussive acoustic guitar and grand vocal talent are a package rarely found in the independent local music scene. Chris’ performances are powerful and passionate, and Chris’ love for music and entertaining pours off the stage.”  Check out his videos at chriswaymusic.com.”

Friday, August 31, 2018
Taylor Whiteside at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, September 1, 2018
Hans, Tom and Todd at the Tamworth Farmers’ Market, 9 am – 1 pm

Sunday, September 2, 2018
Mountain Road at the Tamworth Lyceum, 1:30-2:30 pm

Monday, September 3, 2018
Friends of Music Scholarship Fund Benefit at the Wildcat Tavern, Jackson, 6-8 pm
Mountain Top Music Center writes, “Enjoy an evening of music, food and merriment honoring the memory of music fans Harvey Baldwin and Bob Bramble. Proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund of our community music school, Mountain Top Music Center. The festivities start at 6:00 with a buffet dinner generously donated by the Tavern and served from 6:00 to 8:00.

“Musician friends who will entertain include Jonathan Sarty, Don Walden, Ray Ryan and Craig Bryan.  It was Jonathan Sarty’s idea to pay tribute to Harvey and Bob who were well known in the Mount Washington Valley as music appreciators and regular members of the audience at hoot night at the Tavern.  Reservations are not required. Tickets will be available at the door. Recommended donation is $20 per person which includes the buffet. For more information, please call Jeanne Mason at 603-383-6841.

“Unable to attend, but want to contribute to scholarships that will be awarded this fall semester? Donations can be made on-line at mountaintopmusic.org or mailed to POB 1228, Conway, NH 03818.”