Celebrate Community Music with the Holidays

November 29, 2015 December is the month to hear local community bands and choruses for their annual seasonal concerts.  The genres and programs showcase the variety of musical offerings in the Monadnock region – from Renaissance and popular to multicultural and barbershop. If you have been thinking of making music … Continue reading

Nelson’s Candies Serves Up the Blues

World-class blues acts come to Wilton about a dozen times a year to play at Local’s Café on Main Street in Wilton.  Brainchild of Nelson’s Candies’ owner Doug Nelson, the café is a side room to the candy shop with comfortable seating for about 50 people.  The room is long, … Continue reading

The Musical Town of Nelson NH

One of the first towns I heard about when I moved to New Hampshire was Nelson and its many musicians and organizations. There’s Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, Nelson Town Band, Trip to Nelson, Monadnock Folklore Society, Hunt and Allison, Yeehaw Jihad, – and I wondered, Why is it … Continue reading

Third Annual Monadnock Up In Smoke

May 26, 2015 The month of May finds us celebrating warm weather and moving our entertainment outdoors. Part of a growing tradition in the Monadnock Region is the Up In Smoke Festival that features BBQ, beer and lots of live music, held at the Cheshire Fair Grounds on May 29-31. … Continue reading

Music at The Wreck Room

May 19, 2015 When the Ayala family opened La Mia Casa in Peterborough in October, 2012, they always had a music venue in mind.  And about two years later, that dream has now become a reality with shows being booked every weekend and lots of calls coming in from bands … Continue reading

A Few Music Picks for the Second Week of May

May 11, 2015 Another week of music diversity –  Americana, pop, rock, folk, blues, and world beat throughout the greater Monadnock region.  Here are five of many possibilities this weekend – at restaurants, pubs, and coffee houses in Peterborough, Fitzwilliam, Mason and over the border in Brattleboro. Blackjack Crossing Blackjack … Continue reading

Live Music Picks in and Around Keene

May 4, 2015 You can hear just about every genre of music this week.  Here are four choices in different corners of the region – Antrim, Keene, Hancock and Peterborough. Folk / Americana Music with Decatur Creek Decatur Creek is Doug Farrell Steve Dionne and Jack Carlton of Antrim.  All … Continue reading

Live Music in Hillsborough at Turismo Tavern

April 29. 2015 Turismo in Hillsborough is located midway between Keene and Concord off Routes 202/9.  Owner Alyson Kelly picked this spot intentionally with the vision of creating a music hub for the surrounding neighborhoods. To that end she offers music every weekend, events such as Paint Nite and Murder … Continue reading

Annual Spring Concerts for May

April 27, 2015 It’s Spring Concert Season in the Monadnock Region with shows in Peterborough, Keene, and Swanzey. Here are a few picks for the month of May. Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs The Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs, founded by Maria Belva in 1997, perform their annual spring concert Sunday, May … Continue reading

Spotlight on Peterborough Music Company

April 26, 2014 Peterborough Music Company is a one stop shop for musical instruments, accessories and equipment, and music lessons for musicians and music lovers of all ages and levels.  Located on Route 101 in the Peterborough Plaza, the store is spacious and casual; making browsing comfortable, fun and educational. … Continue reading