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

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

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

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!

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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Harvey Baldwin Mountain Top Music Scholarship Fund BenefitJACKSON NH – On Monday evening, September 7th, at the Wildcat Tavern in Jackson, The Harvey Baldwin Benefit Band featuring Jonathan Sarty, Audrey Drake, Peter Lawlor, Don Walden, Ray Ryan, and Miss Maybelle will perform. This is the 5th annual Harvey Baldwin Memorial Fundraiser with proceeds going to the scholarship fund of our local community music school, Mountain Top Music Center. Once again, the Tavern will generously donate a buffet dinner, serving from 6:00-8:00 with music and dancing until closing. Recommended donation is $20 and tickets may be purchased at the door.

For more information, please call Jeanne Mason at 603-383-6841.

NORTH CONWAY NH –

jensThe 2015 Jen’s Friends Golf Scramble is bigger and better than ever!

Choose from 18 holes at either North Conway County Club or Hale’s Location Golf Course.

Want to play?  Print, fill out and mail this entry form.

Want to sponsor?  Click here.

See photos from the tournament:  Photo Album

Jon SartyJACKSON NH – Hoot Night at The Wildcat Inn and Tavern is the longest running open mic night in The Mount Washington Valley. Starting in the early 1980’s musicians from all over New Hampshire have come to The Wildcat for a unique chance to jam and share their talents with a truly extraordinary group of musicians.

Visit the website for details

Wildquack Duck River FestivalJACKSON NH – Don’t miss our 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Wildquack Duck River Festival. More than $10,000 in cash or prizes, kids games, cake boss competition, 5 minutes of fame stage, wagon rides through the covered bridge, more than 3,500 yellow duckies race to the finish line on the Wildcat River. Plan your stay today. Race time is 3 PM on May 25th!

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