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Cold River Mini Concert Series Featuring Acoustic Nuisance – December 17th

JACKSON 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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Cold River Mini Concert Series at Wildcat Tavern Featuring Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy Singer SongwriterJACKSON NH – Cormac was nominated for both Outstanding Folk/Acoustic Act, and Outstanding Folk/ Acoustic Album by the Boston Music Awards. Cormac’s album, Troubled Sleep helped to kick off the Green Linnet Records’ prestigious singer-songwriter Redbird Series devoted to the most creative of this generations acoustic musicians and songwriters. Troubled Sleep won high praise and some overseas attention in the UK. Cormac was honored to be one of the artists asked to perform in Boston’s WUMB Folk Radio 10th Anniversary Celebration.

He has been invited 3 times to the stage of the Newport Folk Festival, and twice to appear on NPR’s “Mountain Stage” Live radio show. A fan favorite and regular at the Hartland Folk Festival, and a frequent special guest to many of the performances by the most popular musician’s of the genre. His talents as an on stage humorist have been well remarked upon over recent years, and gave cause to have him invited to headline for the Night of Humor and Songwriters in Boston’s Somerville Theater.

Cormac is regarded by fellow musicians and fans alike as one of New England’s finest songwriters. He writes and sings of a heartfelt, sometimes funny, sometimes desperate, sometimes glorious world of common people, struggles, hope, relationships, madness, and love. He sings the poetry of real life with a silky baritone voice and just enough grit.

Musical Style: folk, ballads, blues

Website: cormac-mccarthy.com

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTXHOEUO2aU

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – Jackson, NH – November 27th

Christmas Tree Lighting CeremonyJACKSON NH – The entire Jackson Community invites you to come and see the unvailing of our all new and glimmering Christmas Holiday Tree Lighting. Jackson Village boasts one of the most beautiful evergreen trees you will see and this year the tree was very much a focal point of our Jackson Village Christmas Holiday/Winter Beautification Project. The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce along with a committee of local businesses, residents and the Selectmen set out to enhance all the village winter decorations… and we want to show it off to you. You are personally invited to attend…

The gathering for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday evening November 27th, at 4:00 PM. The first 20 people to arrive will receive a candy cane and their choice of a Christmas Holiday hat. The Jackson Grammar School children and the Da Capo Singers will delight us with Christmas Caroling. Santa will do the honors of lighting the tree at exactly 4:30 PM.

Immediately following the Tree Lighting Ceremony Christmas Farm Inn & Spa has invited everyone back to their “Open House”; celebrate the beginning of the festive season with your friends and neighbors by the roaring fire in the historic Barn. Enjoy hot chocolate and home-made cookies by the Christmas Tree. Santa will be making an appearance.

Location: Jackson Village
Date: Sunday, November 27, 2016
Time: 4:00pm

http://www.jacksonnh.com

Cold River Radio Mini Concert November 5th will feature The Tom Dean Trio

coldriver-tomdeanWildfires in the hills and canyons of Los Angeles, radio ghosts, the road, redemption, Elvis, the moon, Robert Johnson, small town New England life and of course love and all its entanglements. These are the themes one can expect from this well traveled, seasoned songwriter and his prolific song writing partner, lyricist George Wardwell.

After ten years of touring and three independently released recordings the legendary Ahmet Ertegun, Chairman of Atlantic Records, signed Devonsquare after hearing Tom’s song “Walking On Ice” from the self released CD of the same name. Devonsquare went on to record another CD “Bye Bye Route 66” for Atlantic (which spawned the critically acclaimed single “If You Could See Me Now”) tour internationally and to share stages with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Peter Frampton and Steven Stills.

This special appearance will feature Teg Glendon (bass guitar) & Rob Coffin (electric and acoustic guitars) and Jonathan Sarty opening the show.

Dinner Reservations are Required for Guaranteed Seating
Tickets may also be available at the door but these shows often sell out.

Musical Style: Americana, folk rock

Website: tomdeansongs.com

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u61JSbb8lB8

Cold River Mini Concert Series Featuring Alan Estes & Matt Levenworth – October 22nd

Alan EstesJACKSON NH – Allen has been the opening act for: Bonnie Raitt, J Geils, Tim McGraw, America, Jose Feliciano, Reba McEntire, Waylon Jennings, Kenny Chesney, Tricia Yearwood, Livingston Taylor, Robert Palmer, Rodney Dangerfield, The Outlaws, Stella Parton, Jonathan Edwards, Tom Rush, Aztec Two-step, Skeeter Davis, Earl Scruggs, Jeanne C. Riley, Grandpa Jones, Dr. Hook, Joan Armatrading

Co-written songs with: Tammy Wynette, Shenia Twain, Pat Alger, Norro Wilson Lori Morgan Kent Blazey Larry Cordle, Robert Ellis Orrall, Billy Montana, Dave Mallett, Jimmy Stewart

Cold River Mini Concert Series Featuring Vanessa Trouble – October 1st

Vanessa TroubleJACKSON NH – Vanessa Trouble is a popular vocalist and band leader, who maintains a busy schedule performing at top Manhattan jazz hotspots, corporate parties, North Fork Wineries, private celebrations and society benefits. Born and raised in Winona, Minnesota, she has performed all over the country and in Europe and Asia. Vanessa has appeared in a musical tribute to Marilyn Monroe, and currently fronts her New York City based “modern retro” band, The Red Hot Swing.

Showtime 7:30 PM

Musical Style: Classic swing, modern retro & vintage jazz

Website: vanessatrouble.com

The MacKenzie, Lewis, & White Music Scholarship – Sunday September 18th – 6:00pm at The Shannon Door Pub in Jackson, NH

peterpeter-rodJACKSON NH – The concert begins at 6:00pm and ends at 11:00pm! The musicians that play this night receive no fee. They play out of the joy that they get from playing with fellow musicians they don’t get to play with often. More importantly, they play to honor three fellow musicians who loved life and gave to the community their gift of music, and can continue their legacy through the scholarship.

The concert would not be possible were it not for the  support of many people.  We thank our host, The Shannon Door Pub.  We also wish to thank yearly raffle prize donors Attitash Bear Peak, Wildcat Inn and Tavern, Shannon Door, Jackson Ski Touring, Jewelry by Tim Psaledakis, North Country Fair Jewelers, Wildcat Mountain, King Pine, Joseph’s Spaghetti Shed and Sugarmaker Bakery, Muddy Moose, North Conway Music, and Settlers Green.  Thank you also to Alpine Web, Minuteman Press, Web Maintain, Mountain Ear, Conway Daily Sun, and WMWV for helping us to get the word out.

The scholarship is funded totally by the annual concert and raffle, which is not only a fundraiser, but a celebration of the lives of three men who always encouraged young people to pursue their dreams, especially their musical dreams.

Tickets – Admission tickets are available at the Shannon Door Pub the night of the concert.  The ticket price remains $8.00.

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Larry Siebert White Mountain Art & Artisan Festival – August 20th

JACKSON NH – This is a Juried Two Day event… Sat August 20th 10 AM – 5 PM and Sun August 21st 10 AM – 4 PM.

artisan-festArtists and artisans wishing to participate in this event should click on this  application, print it and send it in with your check. The form along with fee should be mailed to JACC, PO Box 304, Jackson, NH 03846.

Our White Mountain Art & Artisan Festival is one of the Northeast’s premier events for artists and artisans, the 2016 juried exposition should feature works by more than 40 artists presenting sculpture, glass and wood arts, ceramics, fiber arts, fine arts and jewelry for sale at all price points.

There will be live musical performances starting on Saturday and continuing on Sunday with local musicians. We’ll be sure to have local and visiting food vendors.

Join in on the arts and crafts activities for children, that could include sand sculpting, beading, temporary tattoos and t-shirt decorating.

Remember it was through the eyes of the artists of the White Mountain School of Art that the world first became aware of the beauty of Jackson. Many of the artists of the 19th century White Mountain School came to Jackson to view the lovely scenes we live with every day from pastoral farms to the grandeur of Mt. Washington. In 1923, Wallace Nutting, author of “New Hampshire Beautiful” put it well when he said “People of Jackson can claim as their advantage to be in the immediate view of the best of the White Mountains. Jackson undoubtedly stands high among the more desirable mountain towns as a goal of visitation.”
This holds true today. Works of art from local and visiting artists who convey their vision of this spectacular area on canvas continue to be popular purchases.

This event can be enjoyed by singles, couples and the entire family… with something special for each.

Wildquack Duck River Festival – Sunday, May 29th

Wildquack Duck River Festival JACKSON NH – May 29th, 2016 the Wildcat River will have almost 3,500 yellow rubber ducks racing against each other on their way to the finish line. The Wilquack Duck River Festival has been helping to raise money for area non-profits such as the Kennett High Key Club, the local Special Olympics swim team, the Jackson Police Department, as well as the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce. If you represent a local non-profit of the Jackson Area and would like to be included in this event you are encouraged to call the chamber at 603-383-9356… get involved and take advantage of this successful event.

Admission to this event is still FREE. Everyone is invited to line the riverbanks of the Wildcat River and help cheer their favorite duck onto victory. Duck tickets, food and other activities are priced accordingly.

Kick off for the festival starts Saturday May 14th & Sunday May 15th with the first appearances of Wildquack (our big furry duck mascot) from the hours of 2 PM until 4 PM throughout the Jackson Area. Be one of the first 5 people to spot Wildquack during that time and you could win a prize valued at $25 or more. You will also be able to purchase duck tickets during those sightings or at local participating businesses as well as the Jackson Area Chamber office.

The Duck races, food vendors, Kennett High Key Club Children activities, Artisan Tents, Jackson Cake Boss Competition, 5 Minutes of Fame Stage and more all takes place on Sunday, May 29th from 8 AM – 4 PM. You can sign up for your 5 minutes of Fame or the Jackson Cake Boss competition or if you would like to sign up to be in our parade just contact the office at 603-383-9356 or email [email protected] To find out detailed information, request a brochure or just enjoy some photos of past events, be sure to check out www.jacksonnh.com/event/119/Wildquack-Duck-River-Festival. To purchase Duck Tickets online visit www.jacksonnh.com/tickets-gifts.php. Tickets will be on sale at participating businesses from April 1, 2016 – May 28th. If there are any unsold tickets remaining the day of the event they will be on sale at the event until 2:30 PM.

Jackson, New Hampshire continues to be “New Hampshire’s Best Kept Secret” and we want to share that Secret with you!

NH Sanctioned & Jackson Invitational Snow Sculpting

snow-sculptingJACKSON NH – The Village of Jackson, New Hampshire is preparing for one of it’s favorite events of the year: The 16th New Hampshire Sanctioned & Jackson Invitational Snow Sculpting competition. Beginning at noon on Friday January 29th teams from all over the Northeastern part of the United States will converge on this quintessential New England family mountain village. Sculpting will begin on Friday the 29th, continue through the weekend and finish by noon on Sunday the 31st. Spectators are welcome to view the entire process but to see finished pieces we highly recommend you come back on Sunday the 31st. See first hand how our sculptors take 8’ high by 4 foot round cylinders of compacted snow and create incredible art frozen in time. Sculpting pieces usually continue to stand for at least a week after the event giving visitors ample time to get coveted photos. At night, during the event, the Sculptures are lit up giving them an entirely different perspective. With more than a dozen teams expected this year the viewing promises to be spectacular!

Location: Jackson Village Park
Date: Friday, Saturday & Sunday – January 29,30 & 31  2016
Time: 12:00pm

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