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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.

2017 Concert Schedule

Free Outdoor Bandstand Concerts

Sunapee Harbor Live Music


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

July 1 – The Coteries
July 8 - Rusted Chrome -
July 15 – Entangled Strings
July 22- Kid Pinky and his Restless Knights
July 29 - Hanky Banister - Featuring Bill Symonds
August 5 - Jim Hollis
August 12 – Click & Joanie Horning
August 19 - Tom Pirozzoli & Gerry Putnam
August 20 – Pete Merrigan - Special Sunday concert 1-3 pm
August 26 - Harmony Hotel
September 2 - The Shana Stack Band

Ben Mere Bandstand
6:30 pm
July 5 - Dr. Harp Blues Revue Band
July 12 - the Tammy Jackson Band
July 19 - Wightman & Clegg Band
July 26 - the Flames
Aug 2 - the East Bay Jazz Ensemble
Aug 16 - Flew-z
Aug 23 - Bill Rosen Quintet
Aug 30 - 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 23 – Kearsarge Community Band
June 30 – Canyon Run (Country, folk, Americana)
July 07 – Hopkinton Town Band
July 14 – Studio Two (Beatles tribute band)
July 28 – Tall Granite Big Band (Big band sounds)
Aug 11 – Soulfix (Soul, funk, R&B)
Aug 18 – Kearsarge Community Band


Wilmot Town Bandstand
Wilmot Flat Town Green
Bring your lawn chair

Saturdays 6-7:30 PM – Food available
July 8 - Nick’s Other Band
July 15 - The Bradford Bog People
July 22 - The Fondtones
July 29 - The Hive
Aug 5 - The Moores
Aug 12 - The Diamond Special

More information is available at or follow the WCA on Facebook.

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

June 25 - Cruizin (formerly Pulse)
July 2 - East Bay Jazz
July 9 - JJ's Music
July 16 - Murphy Clark Band
July 23 - Tammy Jackson
July 30 - The Flames
Aug 6 - Murphy's Blues
Aug 13 - Smoke & Mirrors
Aug 20 - Rusted Chrome
Aug 27 - Kearsarge Community Band

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 2 - Tammy Jackson Band
July 16 - Mink Hills Band
July 30 - Kearsarge Community Band
August 13 - Folk Fusion
August 27 - Lindsay and the Ragged Mountain Band

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

July 6 - Tammy Jackson
July 13 - East Bay Jazz Ensemble
July 20 - The Flames
July 27 - About Gladys
August 3 - Dr. Harp’s Blues Review
August 11 - Talkin’ Smack


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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