Local’s Cafe at Nelson’s Candies

Local's Cafe WiltonWorld-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, with benches and a long table running along the sides, and tables in the middle.  Posters and guitars adorn the walls, and when the lights go low the room has an urban vibe that makes you feel as if you were in a blues club in any major city. Except, perhaps, for the unusually warm hospitality offered here.  Doug and his crew serve up free munchies throughout the evening, including a generous sampling of his chocolates.

Local’s Café was first launched in 2002 as a place for open mics and jams. After a few years, Doug started booking local bands to do shows several times a year.  At the same time he formed his band, Sweet Tooth.  Doug was ready to try bringing some bigger acts to the Café, and now there was a house band to open.

The cover for the shows range from $20 – $30, which allows an affordable evening to see big name acts from Boston, New York and Chicago. All shows are BYOB, and Doug urges planning for a designated driver.  Local’s Café hosts monthly shows from January – October.


65 Main Street, Wilton, NH Phone:  (603) 654-5030

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