New Hampshire Sanctioned & Jackson Invitational Snow Sculpting Competition

New Hampshire Sanctioned & Jackson Invitational Snow Sculpting Competition

JACKSON NH – Black Mountain will play host to one of our favorite winter events… The 20th New Hampshire Sanctioned & Jackson Invitational Snow Sculpting Competition! Partake in skiing and riding as well as perusing the beautiful snow sculptures. This is a Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce event sponsored by Black Mountain & Nordic Village.

This incredible winter event begins on Friday January 24th at noon when teams from all over the Northeastern part of the United States will converge on Jackson Village. Team will sculpt throughout the weekend and finish up at noon on Sunday the 26th. Spectators are welcome to view the entire process but to see finished pieces it is recommended you come back on Sunday the 26th. See first hand how our sculptors take 8 foot high by 4 foot round cylinder of compacted snow and create incredible art frozen in time. Sculpting pieces usually remain available for viewing for at least a week after the event giving visitors ample time to get coveted photos, however as the weather is a factor we can not guarantee how long they will be standing. At night, during the event, the Sculptures are lit up giving them an entirely different perspective. We anticipate at least 12 or more teams for 2020 and a spectacular show! Check back often for more updates as this is our 20th Anniversary of the event and we will be sure to celebrate it with some exciting enhancements.

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Acoustic Nuisance Kevin Dolan, Davey Armstrong, and Simon CrawfordJACKSON NH – A night with Acoustic Nuisance is a unique trip through the musical minds of it’s main protagonists: multi-instrumentalist Scots born Davey Armstrong……. fellow Scot and guitar/guitar-synth Folk-Rocker Simon Crawford…. and acoustic guitar and bouzouki playing London-Irishman Kevin Dolan..all ably accented by Becky Armstrong’s fine vocals, for an entertaining blend of acoustic/electric virtuosity and vocal harmony…

Humour is ever present, as is audience participation, and alongside a varied menu of Celtic and Americana, plus their own original tunes and songs, you are likely to be confronted by guitar, tin-whistles, Irish and Scottish Pipes, bouzouki, banjo, harmonica, bass-pedals and synths – and that’s just from Davey(!) …often while singing and playing 2 or 3 at the same time…

Hailing from the British Isles but living right here in the Mount Washington Valley, the band is looking forward to another fun night in the Cold River Radio Show Mini-Series and hoping old friends (and new!) will join them at this pre-Christmas event. Come on out!

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JACKSON NH – What is the Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour all about?

Jingle Bell Chocolate TourJackson Village and Nestlenook Farm Resort have been putting on this incredible chocolaty delicious sleigh ride for more than 16 years. This event started with one sleigh going out twice on one day. Now sleighs go out 6 times per day for 8 days. This event is an Austrian horse drawn sleigh ride through Jackson Village. You start this enchanted journey by checking in at Nestlenook’s Gazebo. You will walk into the Gazebo finding a heath side fire to warm you and the entire Gazebo filled with Christmas and Holiday decorations. Here you will pick up your first home-made chocolate treasure and a festive bag to use for any uneaten chocolates collected on your sleigh ride. You may sit in the sleigh found in the Gazebo and have family Christmas Holiday photos taken. Then you board your assigned sleigh and your magical journey begins…

Where does the Sleigh Ride Go?

You will be whisked away in your Austrian Horse drawn sleigh up, up and away to Jackson Village. Your sleighs will stop at the Inn at Jackson, the Wildcat Inn & Tavern, The Wentworth, An Elegant Country Inn, J-Town Deli & Country Store, Jackson Ski Touring Foundation sponsored by the Eagle Mountain House, the Snowflake Inn, and the RiverWood Inn. At each stop you do not have to get in and out of the sleighs… at each business the proprietors will bring you your next home-made chocolate treasures. Sleighs return to Nestlenook for disembarking.

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MicromasséJACKSON NH – Micromassé is a trio of accomplished musicians offering a fresh new sound that is nostalgically analog, worldly and explosively modern. Combining the classic sound of the Hammond Organ with dynamic electric guitar and infectious drums; Micromassé strives to bring instrumental music to new frontiers while maintaining a positive groove and a fun vibe.Micromassé has garnered superlative reviews to their recordings and concerts. They have shared the stage with Charlie Hunter, Bombino the Fogcutters and Moon Hootch and delighted audiences with their energetic performances and fiery compositions.

Band Members:
Peter Dugas – Organ
Chris Sweet – Drums
Max Cantlin – Guitar

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Your Host Jonathan Sarty opens the show

Concert is $10/person, and does not include the cost of dinner. Reservations are required; call the Wildcat Tavern 603-383-4245.

Denny BreauJACKSON NH – Denny Breau’s rhythmically flawless and dazzlingly clear style allows him to do amazing and stunning things with a six-string guitar. He first draws in an audience with a finely arranged melody and then slides effortlessly into scorching fingerwork that sets ears aflame. The lighting fast guitar lines that seem almost humanly impossible to accomplish are balanced with those that have a quiet intimacy and wrap tenderly around his carefully crafted songs. He mixes genres with ease — folk, Delta blues, country and jazz — “creating a totally accessible musical mélange that captivates as it entertains,” according to Lucky Clark writing for the Kennebec (Maine) Journal.

With Host Jonathan Sarty

Where: Wildcat Tavern in Jackson, NH @ 7:30pm

Details: $10 general admission – Call for ticket reservations. 603-383-5602.

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JACKSON NH – A special concert to benefit the MacKenzie Lewis White Scholarship for post secondary studies in music. The concert features a score of Valley musicians who perform through the evening. The Shannon Door Pub & Restaurant has once again offered their lovely porch for the event, where dinner will be served before and during the concert. Reserve your seat for $20.

Show starts at 6pm. Seating is limited on the porch and is likely to sell out.

View concert history and reserve tickets HERE

Who’s Playing This Year (2019) – so far….
Davey Armstrong
Simon Crawford
Tom Dean
Alana MacDonald
Jono Deveneaux
Kevin Dolan
Al Hospers & Scot Montgomery
Dennis O’Neil
Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio with Shawn Nadeau & Davy Sturdevant
Marty Quirk
Al Shafner
Bobby Sheenan & Jeremy Holden of “Junco”

Cormac McCarthyJACKSON NH – Cormac McCarthy’s release of this fifth recording, Collateral, sends out to his listeners the highly anticipated follow up to his release Curious Thing. The new release, for Cormac, provides a very fine recording featuring outstanding studio musicians. Collateral is the product of a mature writer, musician (with his own work on guitar & harmonica), performer, humorist, and family man. No quality is lost on this album and it is clear that the art comes from the life of a man who has turned a kind heart and a keen eye towards the life around him, and shared it with us all through talents seasoned by fan pleasing shows around the country.

McCarthy’s has also recently re-released his first self-titled, self-distributed recording which contains so many of the gems that are often requested by Cormac’s loyal New England fans. The CD, Cormac McCarthy, is often referred by a stunning signature ballad, Friend of the Family. Read more

Wildquack Duck Race & Music FestivalJACKSON NH – This event really is music to our ears… last year we added local and visiting entertainers to the venue and we most definitely struck the right cord! Join us for an event that is fun for the entire family. Entree is FREE! You make the decision to purchase a duck raffle ticket or other items. You could win some of the more than $10,000 in cash and or prizes available to participants. Read more

JACKSON NH – Celebrate the arts with our Jackson Area… peruse and purchase art and artisan creations from more than 30 vendors, enjoy the live music shared from local and visiting musicians, taste some of our areas best fair food vendors located through the village and in the field across from the northern point of the Snowflake Inn. This event has been revitalized and promises to be a day to remember. There will be Artist demonstrations, kids creating tent, woodworking, art classes for budding artists, raffles and an incredible Silent Auction.

There will be a large main tent and more than 20 smaller tents located through out the area to the left of the Snowflake Inn on route 16 A in Jackson Village. With all the other local shops and restaurants open for your pleasure you will have so much to do you will want to plan an overnight right in Jackson.

Keep checking back as this event is just getting started and is sure to be one of the biggest and most interesting events we have had the pleasure of offering to you.

See you in June 2019! Book your stays now and be sure to take part in our very First America’s Independence & Art Festival!

Fireworks at approximately 9 PM on Sunday June 30, 2019! Happy Independence Day… God Bless America!

JACKSON NH – Flower Painting Saturday (One Full Day) with Amy Brnger

bouquets of flowers.Would you like to spend the day exploring flower painting using large brushes and loose brush strokes? Participants will explore color mixing and see a painting demonstration in the morning. After a quick break for lunch, the afternoon will be spent painting bouquets of flowers. Expect to complete one to two paintings to take home. This is a great workshop for all levels. Deadline for Sign up, May 11.

Jackson Art Studio
155 Ridge Rd
Jackson NH 03846

Saturday, May 18,
9am-4pm
$165

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