April Music Performances

There are lots of music performances around the New London area this April! Check them out below or find them on our Community Calendar.

April 4th

David Francey at The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille

Starts at: 7:30pm
40 Andover Rd, New London

Tickets: $45

To make a reservation or for more information, visit: The Flying Goose

Source: The Flying Goose website


April 7th

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

Featured Performer: The Lizzardo Brothers

For more information, visit: Josa Jazz

Source: Sunapee Happenings email


April 11th

Ordinary Elephant at The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille

Starts at: 7:30pm
40 Andover Rd, New London

Tickets: $25

To make a reservation or for more information, visit: The Flying Goose

Source: The Flying Goose website


April 12th

Sunapee Coffeehouse Performance

7 – 9pm
9 Lower Main Street, Sunapee

Featured performer: Wesley Aldrich
Second hour: Open Mic. Sign up on site with the host for your 15 min or 3 songs.

Free admission with pass the hat for the performer.

For more information, visit: Sunapee Coffeehouse

Source: The Sunapee Coffeehouse Website


April 20th

Dinner & Concert at The Livery

Starts at: 6pm
58 Main Street, Sunapee

Featured performer: Alex Preston

Tickets: $40/person
Sponsor: LaValley Building Supply, Inc.
Supports: Newport Recreation Summer Program

For more information, visit: The Livery

Source: The Livery website


Rob Zappulla Orchestra

Starts at: 7:30pm
The Historic Claremont Opera House

Tickets: $30 plus fees

For more information, visit: Claremont Opera House

Source: Claremont Opera House website


April 25th

Garnet Rogers at The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille

Starts at: 7:30pm
40 Andover Rd, New London

Tickets: $25

To make a reservation or for more information, visit: The Flying Goose

Source: The Flying Goose website


April 26th

Sunapee Coffeehouse Performance

7 – 9pm
9 Lower Main Street, Sunapee

Featured performer: Skip Gorman

Free admission with pass the hat for the performer.

For more information, visit: Sunapee Coffeehouse

Source: The Sunapee Coffeehouse Website

March Music Performances

There are lots of music performances around the New London area this March! Check them out below or find them on our Community Calendar.

March 3rd

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

Featured Performer: Cercie Miller & Dominique Eade

For more information, visit: Josa Jazz

Source: Sunapee Happenings email


March 7th

Lucy Kaplansky at The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille

Starts at: 7:30pm
40 Andover Rd, New London

Tickets: $30

To make a reservation or for more information, visit: The Flying Goose

Source: The Flying Goose website


March 8th

Sunapee Coffeehouse Performance

7 – 9pm
9 Lower Main Street, Sunapee

Featured performer: Piper Dumont
Second hour: Open Mic. Sign up on site with the host for your 15 min or 3 songs.

Free admission with pass the hat for the performer.

For more information, visit: Sunapee Coffeehouse

Source: The Sunapee Coffeehouse Website


March 9th

Johnny Folsom 4 - Johnny Cash Tribute

Starts at: 7:30pm
The Historic Claremont Opera House

Tickets: $25 plus fees

For more information, visit: Claremont Opera House

Source: Sunapee Happenings email


March 16th

Jordan TW Trio

Starts at: 8pm
The Historic Claremont Opera House

Tickets: $25 plus fees

For more information, visit: Claremont Opera House

Source: Sunapee Happenings email


March 17th

Dinner & Concert at The Livery

Starts at: 6pm
58 Main Street, Sunapee

Featured performer: JD and the Stonemasons

Tickets: $40/person
Sponsor: Carroll Concrete
Supports: Newport Recreation Summer Program

For more information, visit: The Livery

Source: The Livery website


March 21st

Patty Larkin at The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille

Starts at: 7:30pm
40 Andover Rd, New London

Tickets: $30

To make a reservation or for more information, visit: The Flying Goose

Source: The Flying Goose website


March 22nd

Sunapee Coffeehouse Performance

7 – 9pm
9 Lower Main Street, Sunapee

Featured performer: White Mountain Ceili Band

Free admission with pass the hat for the performer.

For more information, visit: Sunapee Coffeehouse

Source: The Sunapee Coffeehouse Website


March 23rd

Jesse Agan - The Music of Queen

Starts at: 7:30pm
The Historic Claremont Opera House

Tickets: $25 plus fees

For more information, visit: Claremont Opera House

Source: Claremont Opera House website


March 24th

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

Featured Performer: Ronald R. Smith

For more information, visit: Josa Jazz

Source: Sunapee Happenings email

February Music Performances

There are lots of music performances around the New London area this February! Check them out below or find them on our Community Calendar.

February 1st

The New England Bluegrass Band at The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille

Starts at: 7:30pm
40 Andover Rd, New London

Tickets: $30

To make a reservation or for more information, visit: The Flying Goose

Source: The Flying Goose website


February 8th

Mark Erelli at The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille

Starts at: 7:30pm
40 Andover Rd, New London

Tickets: $30

To make a reservation or for more information, visit: The Flying Goose

Source: The Flying Goose website


February 9th

Sunapee Coffeehouse Performance

7 – 9pm
9 Lower Main Street, Sunapee

Featured performer: Ian Galpeau
Second hour: Open Mic. Sign up on site with the host for your 15 min or 3 songs.

Free admission with pass the hat for the performer.

For more information, visit: Sunapee Coffeehouse

Source: The Sunapee Coffeehouse Website


February 17th

Dinner & Concert at The Livery

Starts at: 6pm
58 Main Street, Sunapee

Featured performer: Slim Volume

Tickets: $40/person
Sponsor: Harding Hill Farm
Supports: Full Circle Farm Therapeutic Riding Program

For more information, visit: The Livery

Source: The Livery website


February 23rd

Sunapee Coffeehouse Performance

7 – 9pm
9 Lower Main Street, Sunapee

Featured performer: Tom Pirozzoli

Free admission with pass the hat for the performer.

For more information, visit: Sunapee Coffeehouse

Source: The Sunapee Coffeehouse Website


February 29th


Vance Gilbert at The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille

Starts at: 7:30pm
40 Andover Rd, New London

Tickets: $30

To make a reservation or for more information, visit: The Flying Goose

Source: The Flying Goose website

January Music Performances

There are lots of music performances around the New London area this January! Check them out below or find them on our Community Calendar.

January 5th

"First Fridays" - Community Contra Dance

Starting at 6pm
Whipple Hall, New London

This traditional New England folk dance is fun for all ages and skill levels. Don't have a partner? No problem! Contra dancing is a social dance and you'll have plenty of chances to dance with others. So grab your dancing shoes and come join us for a night of laughter and fun with live music!

Free admission

For more information, visit: Center for the Arts NH
Source: Sunapee Happenings email


January 7th

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon (JOSA) at Eastman

4-6:30pm
The Center at Eastman, Grantham

Featured Performer: Greg Abate

Tickets: $25

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: JOSA

Source: Sunapee Happenings email


January 12th

Sunapee Coffeehouse Performance

7 – 9pm
9 Lower Main Street, Sunapee

Featured performer: Dylan Patrick Ward
Second hour: Open Mic. Sign up on site with the host for your 15 min or 3 songs.

Free admission with pass the hat for the performer.

For more information, visit: Sunapee Coffeehouse
Source: The Sunapee Coffeehouse Website


January 13th

Dinner & Concert at The Livery

Starts at: 6pm
The Livery, Sunapee Harbor

Featured Performer: Erin Harpe Country Blues Duo
For dinner select either meat & cheese or vegetarian lasagna alongside a tossed salad and homemade garlic bread. An assortment of desserts and coffee included. BYOB. Meal prepared by Chef Mary McDonald. Sponsored by Bob Skinners Ski & Sport supporting the SCES Winter Activities Program.

Reservations are required
$40 per person

For more information and to make reservations, visit: The Livery

Sources: Sunapee Happenings email & The Livery website


January 18th

Guy Davis at The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille

Starts at: 7:30pm
40 Andover Rd, New London

Tickets: $30

To make a reservation or for more information, visit: The Flying Goose
Source: The Flying Goose website


January 19th

Andover Coffeehouse Performance

Starts at: 7pm
Highland Lake Grange Hall, Andover

Featured performer: Holly Furlone
With Open Mic performances

Free admission. Doors open at 6pm for a light dinner and refreshments. Open Mic sign-ups open at 6pm, first come, first serve. Can play two songs or ten minutes.

For more information, visit: Andover Coffeehouse
Source: The Andover Coffeehouse Website


January 26th

Sunapee Coffeehouse Performance

7 – 9pm
9 Lower Main Street, Sunapee

Featured performer: Cosy Sheridan

Free admission with pass the hat for the performer.

For more information, visit: Sunapee Coffeehouse
Source: The Sunapee Coffeehouse Website




New Years Eve at the New London Barn Playhouse

Join the New London Barn Playhouse at The Fleming Center for an evening of food, performances, and more counting down the hours to the new year! With entertainment by Alec Michael Ryan, Hannah Hunt, and Cara Rose DiPietro. 

Schedule for the evening:
6-7pm: Drinks and Appetizers
7-8:30pm: Salad and Main Course
7:30-8:30pm: Performances
8:30-9pm: Dessert and Champagne Toast
9:30pm-Midnight: After-party: Live band Karaoke and Piano Bar led by Robbie Cowan & other musicians

88 Main Street, New London NH

For more information and to buy tickets, visit: New London Barn Playhouse

Source: New London Barn Playhouse Website

Shop Local Month

This past Saturday was Small Business Saturday and the first day of Shop Local Month for the Sugar River Region! 

Lake Sunapee Region Chamber, Newport Area Chamber of Commerce, and Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce have created the Sugar River Region Holiday Shop Local Program. They worked together to make shop local guides so everyone can easily support the local shops! You'll be able to win prizes and participate in cool giveaways! This event is free for current members and $50 for non-members. The online guide will be available on the websites listed below. 

Shop local this Holiday Season!

For more information visit: Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce
For more information visit: Newport Area Chamber of Commerce
For more information visit: Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce

Sources: The Intertown Record, Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page
Photo Credits: Country Bookshelf

Native American Stories of the Night Sky


COMMUNITY EVENTS: Native American Stories of the Night Sky

Christy A. Schmidt, Information Manager


On Friday, April 21, my husband and I, and another 150 people, attended the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum Native American Stories of the Night Sky. While sipping hot cocoa and hot cider, and enjoying s’mores, attendees gathered around the campfire to listen to tales of the stars.

My favorite was the Winnipesaukee story of trip through the stars to the afterlife. I’m paraphrasing:

All the dogs you have ever known guard a log over a deep chasm. You must cross that chasm to reach the afterlife. If you were good to the dogs – took care of them, loved them, respected them – they will hold that log steady and help you pass. But if you were cruel to them… you’re not getting across!

After the many stories, including an Irish folk tale and some attendees were invited to share, we were able to view Venus and the Moon through telescopes provided by the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. The weather was cool but clear – and we had an incredible view of the heavens. Discovery Center volunteers were there to educate and inform.

What a wonderful evening! Humans have always enjoyed an oral tradition, sharing stories, history, songs and poetry. The evening was a reminder that no matter our heritage, we share our knowledge and experience through stories.

Check out the BHG Milestone Team Community Calendar for other amazing events – events featuring everything from arts to music to history enliven our life in New Hampshire! Get out there and have some fun!


#bhgmilestone #bestteamintown #mtkearsargeim #msdiscoverycenter #bhg #realtor


Photo courtesy of Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum

"A Bowl Of Merry"

December 9th

Bough of Holly 

“A BOWL OF MERRY”  

WITH STEVE SCHUCH, KATHY LOWE AND KENT ALLYN

Join three celebrated musicians as they fill your holiday bowl with instrumentals and songs, both original and traditional. Their festive trio, duo, and solo arrangements are sure to delight listeners' ears and warm the hearts of all.

Performer pic


STEVE SCHUCH- Night Heron Music

Steve Schuch - A Grammy-nominated composer, singer, guitarist, and violinist. He has performed and recorded with Windham Hill guitarist Will Ackerman, folk legend Pete Seeger, and his own Celtic ensemble, The Night Heron Consort.



Performer pic

KATHY LOWE

Kathy Lowe - Singer, song writer, recording artist, guitarist and dulcimer player. Her Seasonal Holiday CD of original carols, “Wishing You Peace,” has become a family favorite for 20 years. Raised in a Vaudeville /Circus family, one never knows what she's going to do next. Visit her intriguing world of "Petreflection Photography" and comedic "Qathy Quarantina" videos.



Performer pic

Kent Allyn

KENT ALLYN

Kent Allyn - He's the best side guy player in NH. On bass, guitar and piano, Kent has played with Ben Baldwin and the Big Note (since 1976), Susie Burke, Cosy Sheridan, Cormac McCarthy, Kathy Lowe, Steve Schuch, The Renovators, and The Rushmores. He's taught private music lessons at Berwick Academy in Maine since 1989. A claim to fame: Steve Tyler's grandmother gave him piano lessons. She would say to him, “Kent, I didn't come here to hear you practice."

SOURCE: Sunapee CoffeeHouse