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 7 concert venues around the state, pick a show, and start your summer in style!
Tupelo Music Hall Drive-In Concert Series, Derry
April 30 – August 7, 2021
For a second year, the Tupelo Music Hall will showcase their summer concerts in a nostalgic drive-in format. Live tribute bands, local legends, and headliner performances from Saving Abel and 2000’s pop star Tiffany will rock the outdoor stage this summer. And with car-side service and a full menu available during concerts, dinner and a show never sounded so good! Get tickets and see the full lineup here
The Word Barn, Exeter
May 8 – August 19, 2021
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!
Northlands Live Concert Series, Swanzey
May 14 – August 29, 2021
New Hampshire’s newest summer concert series will return for its second season at the Cheshire Fair Grounds! In addition to an epic collage of both bigtime bands and local musicians like Kip Moore and NH’s own Recycled Percussion—the fairgrounds will host local food trucks and a refreshing beer garden for the 21+ crowd! Don’t miss out—check out the shows and get your tickets here
Lakeport Opera House, Laconia
June 11 – August 8, 2021
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 27 – September 26, 2021
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!
Arts Jubilee Concert Series, North Conway
July 15 – August 12, 2021
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 Classic Rock Orchestra on July 15th
and ends with an August performance by Pat Colwell & the Soul Sensations. See the full lineup here
Great Waters Summer Concert Series, Moultonborough
July 17 – August 28, 2021
This summer, the non-profit Great Waters organization will present their annual concert series in an open-air tent on the majestic grounds of Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough! With eclectic performances all summer long, there’s bound to be something everyone can agree on. From comedy acts to tribute bands and classic rock shows, you’ll see it all under NH’s summer skies! Discover the full 2021 series here