Music and Entertainment - Live Music in the Lakes Region


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Entertainment and live music in the Lakes Region of NH

If live music in the Lakes Region is your thing, we have plenty of it!  From live bands putting on a concert in Gilford to a full musical performance in Meredith, from theater in Concord to comedy in Laconia, it all can be found just minutes away. Plan to attend a performance at one of the many entertainment venues throughout New Hampshire’s Lakes Region whether on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee or a local bar. Musicals, concerts, theater at Meadowbrook, Winni Playhouse and more. Get your tickets today!

Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center - Plymouth

Join us in our renovated vaudeville-era Main Street theater for performances by Grammy award-winning musicians, comedy shows, local theatrical events and more. Don’t miss our Silent Film series and independent film premieres. Visit for event listings and tickets.

39 South Main Street
Plymouth, NH 03264

Governors Inn - Rochester

LIVE at The Governor’s Inn! Bored of watching the box in your living room? Then come to where it’s happening … LIVE at The Governor’s Inn! All events feature great food & drink for memorable one-stop evenings!

78 Wakefield Street
Rochester, NH 03867

Interlakes Summer Theatre - Meredith

Beautiful air-conditioned 420 seat proscenium theatre located on Lake Winnipesaukee. Interlakes Auditorium  Performances Tuesday- Saturday at 7:30pm, Sundays at 5:00pm. Matinees Wednesdays & Thursdays at 2:00pm.

2016 Season:  Always Patsy Cline -June 21-26; Nine to Five- June 28 – July 10; The Producers -July 12 – July 24;  My Fair lady – July 26 – August 7; Footloose- August 9 – August 14.    Children’s Theater Series. Mailing Address : PO Box 857 Meredith, NH 03253.

New Hampshire Music Festival - Plymouth

Since their beginnings as a small chamber orchestra on Melody Island in Lake Winnipesaukee in 1952, the New Hampshire Music Festival has grown to be an important part of the cultural life of the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Top musicians from America’s best orchestras come to perform a six week season every summer in the Silver Center at Plymouth State University.

Paradise Beach Club - Weirs Beach

Nightclub & restaurant specializing in top quality rock & roll dance bands and DJ top 40 dance. NE largest dance floor. Outdoor TIki bar.

322 Lakeside Avenue
Weirs Beach, NH 03246

Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival - Campton

August 4-7, 2016 Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival – Sugar Shack Campground in Thornton There’s lots of great music coming down the pike for every Bluegrass flavor and plenty of Festival improvements in store for you. Past bands include: The Gibson Brothers Lonesome River Band Balsam Range Flatt Lonesome Nothin’ Fancy Jonathan Edwards Zink & Company Crunchy Western Boys NewFound Grass Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing Seth Sawyer Band Washington County Line The Lonely Heartstring Band Hot Mustard CrabGrass Smokey Green Robinson Gospel Sing

Pitman’s Freight Room - Laconia

Unique function hall for all occasions located in the center of the Lakes Region in downtown Laconia, NH. This former freight depot in view of many historical landmarks has been completely renovated with modern amenities and a large dance floor.  Any occasion:  weddings, banquets or musical events will be enhanced by its rustic charm and antique furniture creating a warm comfortable atmosphere.  Pitman’s is also becoming the premiere location for arts and entertainment in the Lakes Region with live music hosted every week with musicians from all around the country.  Seating is general admission and BYOB. 

Rochester Opera House - Rochester

It’s THE PLACE to be! Rochester Opera House presents a full performance season of shows for adults, families, students and teens as well as four sessions of Summer Theatre Camp. With the floor leveled, the theatre transforms into a dance club or a nightclub with cocktail seating for a series of Broadway musicals. Since 1998, thousands of theatre patrons have traveled to this historic theatre from over six-hundred cities and towns in New England and beyond.

31 Wakefield Street
Rochester, NH 03867

The SoulFest Music Festival - Gilford

August 46, 2016

Celebrating 19 years of Music, Love & Action! New England’s premier three-day Christian music festival and family retreat at Gunstock Mt. Resort, featuring 125+ world-renowned artists and speakers on 5 stages.

2016 performers include: Building 429, Skillet, Colton Dixon, Lacey Sturm, Aaron Gillespie, The City Harmonic Switchfoot, Matthew West, Jon Foreman, Brad Corrigan, Manafest, Propaganda, Beautiful Eulogy, Brady Toops, Michael W. Smith, Big Daddy Weave, Manic Drive, P.O.D., Project 86, Cross The Divide and many more!

Three days of great music, food, mountain activities, and workshops. Purchase tickets NOW 


The Winnipesaukee Playhouse - Meredith

This award winning theater located on 11 beautiful acres provides entertainment and education all year long including professional productions, summer camp, after-school classes, community, and youth theater.

2016 Professional Theater Productions

  • Peter and the Starcatcher -June 15-July 2
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream – July 6 – July 16
  • Living Together July 20 – July 30
  • The Almost True and Remarkable Adventures of Israel Potter, American Patriot  August 3 – August 13
  • Cabaret- August 17- Sepember 3
  • The Waltz- Sept 7 – 10
  • The Ghost in the Meadow – Oct 5 – Oct 9




    Handicap Friendly
    Internet Access
    Meeting Space Available
    Onsite Restaurant
    Open Year Round
    Pet Friendly

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