Live music and entertainment knows no limits during the summer.
You'll find everything from open mic nights, live performances, outdoor shows, more intimate cafe concerts, plays, and more.
Spend a day playing in the great outdoors; bike and hike in the White Mountain National Forest, and end your day with a cold beverage and live show at a local brewery. Or swim and canoe down the Saco River and make your way to dinner where you’ll also be entertained by a local band performing. Plan a romantic getaway with your favorite person, and enjoy dinner and a show at a known restaurant and venue in town; or wrangle all of your kids, and your best friend’s kids and bring them to an outdoor concert where they can splay out on a beach blanket or exhaust themselves by dancing the night away.
Whatever vacation in the Mt. Washington Valley you have planned for yourself, you can find live music in North Conway, and beyond to keep you entertained the entire time! Read below for a snapshot of the valley's summer 2023 line-up, learn more through our events calendar, and start bookmarking dates!
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The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is hosting the 3rd Annual Lynda Cohen Performing Arts Series at the AMC Highland Center in Bretton Woods, NH. An Evening with Della Mae kicks off the series of free concerts on Saturday, July 15, 2023. The AMC requests concert-goers register for free in advance at: http://amcmusic.eventbrite.com/ Beer, alcohol, and snacks will be available for purchase on site; guests are allowed to bring their own food, but BYOB is not permissible. There will be limited parking available at the AMC Highland Center for concert-goers, but overflow parking options will be nearby. All concerts will be held rain or shine.
Hoot Night at Wildcat Tavern is an integral part of the valley’s history! Hoot Night is hosted by accomplished musician, Jonathan Sarty from 7pm to 9pm on Tuesdays at Wildcat Tavern in Jackson, NH. Come as a performer or as a spectator. Either way, just come! You’re guaranteed a great show.
Wildcat Tavern will also schedules a musical line-up for most weekends that features everything from Jazz and Funk to traditional New England music and everything in between.
Arts Jubilee has the concept of outdoor concerts on lockdown. Rocking out since 1983, Arts Jubilee presents five concerts at Cranmore Mountain Resort every summer. Each concert is punctuated by extreme regional talent, food from Zip’s Pub at the base of Cranmore Mountain, the occasional ice cream truck from Trails End Ice Cream, and even a fireworks display.
Concerts play every Thursday from July 13, 2023 through August 10, 2023, culminating in five concerts that range from an Elton John and Billy Joel cover band to a Celtic rock band. Concerts start at 7:00pm, and happen rain or shine. Arts Jubilee is a BYOS - Bring Your Own Seat situation, so grab a beach chair or lawn blanket, and settle in for a great show!
Tuckerman Brewing Company, a recipient of the Best Brewery Tour in the Best of NH awards, does not disappoint. And we’re not just talking about its beers! The brewery hosts a live music series all summer long, in its outside beer garden, as well as weekly corn hole tournaments.
Red Parka Steakhouse and Pub is always living up to its motto “Good Food and Good Times,” Red Parka is features live entertainment in its pub with a solid line-up of bands and singers ready to jam the night away. An open dance floor exists in the pub for a reason. The bands are so lively, you’ll be on your feet in no time.
Believe in Book'sTheater in the Wood's Sunset Concert Series is returning for another season of fun! Starting June 30, 2023 and running through September 1, 2023, live shows start at 7:30pm every Friday. Concerts are held outside in its amphitheater. Click the link to read its artist line-up.
Ledge Brewing Company in Intervale, NH knows how to have a good time. They specifically brew beer for it! Known for making cold beer that pairs well with outdoor adventure, this is where you’ll see the hiker, bikers, and climbers of the valley congregate after a day in the mountains. Every weekend Ledge Brewing Company hosts local and regional bands. Click the link to learn more about its musical line-up.
For complete trip planning resources and information, explore this site, visitmwv.com,or call 800-367-3364 (800-DO-SEE-NH) to talk to a Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce rep. To learn more about New Hampshire vacations, go to www.VisitNH.gov.
When recreating in Mt. Washington Valley, please remember the 7 principles of Leave No Trace, and make the MWV Pledge to yourself, to the locals, and to the upcoming generations that you will help preserve and protect the land so we can all enjoy it for years to come.