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Lake Sunapee Entertainment

Concerts, live theater, and much more!

Our Lake Sunapee Entertainment page includes the schedule of outdoor concerts, a directory of live theater venues and a list of local restaurants and pubs that offer regular live music.

The Lake Sunapee region comes alive in the summer with all kinds of great entertainment. The free outdoor concerts in New London, Newbury, Newport and Sunapee Harbor feature an incredible variety of live music including blues, rock, jazz, bluegrass, pop, big band, and reggae.

For a complete list of Lake Sunapee entertainment events see our Calendar Page.

2016 Concert Schedule

Free Outdoor Bandstand Concerts

Sunapee Harbor Live Music


Flanders Stage
(stage is adjacent to the Wild Goose Country Store)

July 2 - Click & Joanie Horning
July 9 - Harmony Hotel
July 16 - Hanky Banister
July 23 - Smoke & Mirrors
July 30 - Dr. Harp's Blues Review
Aug 6 - Rusted Chrome
Aug 13 - The Carl Brogan Trio
Aug 14 - Second Wind (Special Sunday concert 1-3 pm)
Aug 20 - Tom Pirozzoli & Kit Creeger
Aug 27 -  East Bay Jazz
Sept 3 - Jim Hollis 
Sept 4 - Pete Merrigan (Special Sunday concert 1-3 pm)

Ben Mere Bandstand
6:30 pm
July 6 - The Flames
July 13 - Kid Pinky and his Restless Knights
July 20 - Tammy Jackson Band
July 27 - The Squids
Aug 3 - The East Bay Jazz Ensemble
Aug 10 - The Bill Wightman Quartet with Greg Abate
Aug 17 - Studio Two
Aug 24 - N.O.B. Nick's Other Band
Aug 31 - Mo' Combo

New London Haddad Bandstand
Fridays 6:30pm.
Concerts start at 6:30pm on the Town Green, or in Whipple Hall in case of rain. Bring blankets and chairs to sit on, and food and drinks as well.Info 603-526-6575

June 24 - Kearsarge Community Band
July 1 - Hopkinton Town Band
July 8 - East Bay Jazz Ensemble
July 15 - Studio Two - Beatles tribute band
July 29 - Moonlighters Big Band
Aug 12 - Granite State Stompers
Aug 19 - Kearsarge Community Band


Wilmot Town Bandstand
Wilmot Flat Town Green
Bring your lawn chair
Saturdays 6-7:30 PM – Food available

July 9 - Mach Turtle … rock ’n’ roll  
July 16 - The Hive … rock ’n’ roll  
July 23 - Nick’s Other Band … classic rock  
July 30 - The Cloud Band … classic rock/country  
Aug  6 - The Moores  … rock ’n’ roll  
Aug 13 - The Bel Airs … doo wop  

Newport Town Common Bandstand
Sundays 6pm. Info 603-863-151

June 26 - East Bay Jazz Band
July 3 - Red House
July 10 - The Flames
July 17 - Second Wind
July 24 - Upper Valley Community Band
July 31 - Rusted Chrome
Aug 7 - Tammy Jackson Band
Aug 14 - Pulse
Aug 21 - JJ's Music
Aug 28, - Smoke and Mirrors

All concerts run 6:00pm - 8:00pm
In case of rain, concerts will move inside to the Methodist Church on Park Street (adjacent to the Newport Town Common.)

Elkins Bandstand
Elkins Bandstand - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

July 3 - Tammy Jackson Band
July 10 - Folk Fusion
July 17 - The Strawberry Farm Band
July 24 - Granite State Stompers
July 31 - Kearsarge Community Band
Aug 7 - Cardigan Mountain Tradition
Aug 14 - Ghost Riders
Aug 21 - Contoocook Community Band
Aug 28 - Lindsay and the Ragged Mountain Band

Newbury Harbor Gazebo
Thurdays at 7pm
Info 603-763-4940

June 30 - The Flames
July 7 - Shark Martin
July 14 - Talkin' Smack
July 21 - About Gladys
July 28 - Dr Harp's
August 4 - Talkin' Smack
August 11 - East Bay Jazz


Live Theater

New London Barn Playhouse

Offers a variety of shows representing the best of Broadway.

84 Main Street, New London
Toll Free (800) 633-2276

New London Barn Playhouse
Newport Opera House
The Newport Opera House Performance Center, located in Newport, NH, offers a variety of music and entertainment, ranging from rock, jazz, folk, dancing, theater and children's programs
20 Main Street, Newport
Newport Opera House

Claremont Opera House
Offers live music, concerts, and entertainment in a historic building in Claremont, New Hampshire.


Claremont Opera House


Live Music

Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille
Live music most Thursday nights.
40 Andover Rd, New London
Open Monday - Sunday 11:30am -9:00pm
Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille
The Anchorage at Sunapee Harbor
The Anchorage in Sunapee Harbor rocks out every Friday & Saturday night with the area's best blues and rock & roll bands.
17 Garnet St. Sunapee
Anchorage Ar Sunapee Harbor

Salt Hill Pub Shanty
The newest Salt Hill Pub located near Mt. Sunapee features live music on the weekends and trivia on Tuesday nights.
1407 Rt. 103 Newbury, NH

Salt Hill Pub Shanty
Salt Hill Pub
Features live music several nights each month, and occasionally hosts benefit shows, dart tournaments, and other happenings.
58 Main Street Newport
Salt Hill Pub


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