Music, Concerts & Gigs

There are major music venues in Manchester, Portsmouth and Hampton Beach and a large outdoor pavilion in Gilford. But, there is also plenty of live music in local bars, night clubs and small venues scattered in many cities and towns.  Many venues and band have their own websites and/or social media services that will keep you informed about what’s happening.  We try to get you one step closer through this section.  Be sure to check colleges, the websites for the towns or regions near you as well as the customized version of the NH event calendar- NH365

This NH Nightclubs site provides alphabetical listings by town and city for the current week.

Hippo Press lists live music and music venues mainly in the Concord-Manchester-Nashua regions.

Music venues and fairs features a searchable index of venues by town across the entire state. lists clubs that play live blues music.

NH Country Music Association is dedicated to promoting country music throughout New Hampshire. Lists local country artists with links to their websites.

Meadowbrook Pavilion is an all outdoor venue in Gilford (near Lake Winnipesaukee) that offers both reserved, covered and lawn seats.  Concerts run during an extended summer season and span a wide spectrum of music.

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom draws some top names in entertainment. They are open from April to November. Recently, the Ballroom placed in the top 30 for worldwide ticket sales in venues under 3,000 seats.

The SNHU Arena is one of New England’s major venues for concerts, sporting events and family entertainment and is located in downtown Manchester.

Tupelo Music Hall is a small venue in Londonderry that presents talented nationally-recognized musicians.   They offer light foot, BYOB (small opening fee) and a casual, friendly atmosphere.

The Flying Monkey is an intimate 450 seat venue in Plymouth presenting some of the top, nationally known artists in a wide variety of genres. They offer reserved seating, half of which are premium tables with food and beverage service provided by The Common Man.

Capitol Center for the Arts presents a wide mix of high-quality events, including Broadway shows, dance performances, pop and country stars, family shows, international performances, school-time shows and business conferences and seminars. It is located in Concord.

The Music Hall is a nonprofit performing arts center in Portsmouth that offers acclaimed film, music, theater, and dance performances.

A jazz fan? Check out NH Jazz Presents which is dedicated to the preservation and further evolution of jazz music. The company produces weekly concerts in small listening venues, including Studio 99 in Nashua and Blackstones in Laconia.