11th Annual WOKQ Music Festival Sat. Aug. 1 Prescott Park

Saturday, August 1st – 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The 11th Annual WOKQ Countryfest will feature some of the area’s most popular performers!

After a great performance at this year’s WOKQ Chowderfest Brianna Grace is coming back to Portsmouth on August 1st.

Nashville recording artist Darren Bessette and his band have opened for Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and many more and will take the stage at Prescott park for Countryfest.

The Houston Bernard Band are the bad boys of Boston country and have made a name for themselves touring colleges, fairs, festivals and night clubs all over New England. They’re coming out during the day for Countryfest.

An old friend will be in New England during the first weekend in August and he’ll be opening the show. Tom Dixon is chasing the dream in Nashville after creating quite a following in New Hampshire and New England. Tom will take the stage at 1 PM with an intimate and entertaining acoustic performance.

The day leads up to a rocking set from The Shana Stack Band. With two CD releases and enough awards to fill a U-Haul truck Shana and her crew are favorites in the Granite State and beyond. Whether it’s the main stage at Meadowbrook, Toby Keith’s in Foxboro or a NASCAR race at NHMS, this crew brings their “A” game every time.

This is one of the strongest line-ups ever for Countryfest and you should plan to be in Prescott Park on Saturday August 1st when country music will be the order of the day.

Visit https://www.prescottpark.org/event/11th-annual-wokq-country-festival.

Hampton Beach Comedy Festival – Last Night – A MUST SEE!

We attended the Hampton Beach Comedy Festival last night and laughed for two straight hours! With host Jimmy Dunn, from the show the McArthur’s and a native from Hampton Beach, NH) and his star studded line up of nationally known comedians, 5-6 different ones each night, the room was filled with serious non stop laughter!

Tonight is the last night of the Comedy Festival – and if you are looking for something to do, this is a must see show and a great way to conclude your weekend or begin your vacation!.

Your stomach and face will hurt from the continuous laughter!

Tickets, are $18.00. For little more than the price of a movie ticket you can see 6 superb – nationally known – comedians – live, right here at Hampton Beach, NH.

Visit http://hamptonbeachcomedy.weebly.com/ for more information.

The show is at the Ashworth Hotel, 295 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, NH.

Get there early as it is first come first serve for seating. We got there at 7:00PM and got front row seats. Enjoy the Breakers at the Ashworth restaurant for some pre show dining. We did.

If you have never heard of any of the comedians for tonight’s line up – don’t fret – they are wildly funny! Trust me – You will get more than your monies worth!

Annual Sidewalk Sales Kennebunk Thursday, July 23 – Sunday, July 26 and a whole lot more

Downtown Sidewalk Sales

Thursday, July 23 – Sunday, July 26

Don’t miss this year’s Downtown Sidewalk Sale Days; great sales and entertainment too! Farmers’ Market – Saturday 8-1 pm @ Lafayette Center Crafters’ Market – Saturday 9-1 pm @ Waterhouse Center Blueberry Fair – Saturday 9-3 pm @ Unitarian Church Discount Sidewalk Museum Shop – 10-2 pm @Brick Store Museum And not to be missed…Ray Brown Band – Saturday from 1:30 – 3:30 pm @ The Plaza.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Kickoff Party Fundriaser

Be a part of something bigger on your vacation and participate in the 4th Annual Walk to End Alzeihmer’s Kickoff Party Fundriaser on July 23rd, 2015.

From 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Live & Silent Auction
Hors D’oeuvres
Cash Bar

Hosted by Maine Beaches Alzheimers Planning Committee

Located at Ramsdell Roger’s Function Facility at the American Legion
9 Hannaford Drive, York, ME

$5 event fee to be collected at door.
All proceeds to benefit the Maine Beaches Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 19th, 2015.

Visit http://www.alz.org/walk for more information.

It’s for a great cause – come and pay it forward on your vacation!

Waterfront Movie Series Newburyport, MA August 5th – August 19th, 2015

Waterfront Movie Series
Date: August 5 – August 12th 2015
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT

Event Description:
Join us for the 2015 Waterfront Movie Series!

What could be better than watching a movie OUTSIDE on Waterfront Park on a warm summer night? Grab a blanket and your family & friends and join us!

August 5: “Goonies” (30 Year Anniversary)
August 12: Viewers’ Choice **
August 19: “Cinderella”
August 26: Rain Date

** Viewers’ Choice Options:
-How to Train Your Dragon
-Wreck it Ralph
-Big Hero 6

**To Vote for Viewer’s Choice go to Chase & Lunt’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/chaseandlunt/app_20678178440

Movies start at dusk (right around 8PM), but get there early to claim a spot on the lawn and enjoy some family favorite tunes on the guitar by Matt Jackson while you wait for the show to start.

Movies will be shown on a 40-foot inflatable screen with an HD Blue Ray Projector and BOSE professional sound system. You don’t want to miss this!

If you’d like your company to be a Sponsor for this fun event, aormond for more information.

York Days July 25th – August 2nd – Get Outside and Enjoy!

York Days is a week of fun and getting outdoors to enjoy york.
There is an abundance of activity bustling about, from softball tournaments and kayaking to road races and mountain hikes, and you can find more about that at http://www.yorkparksandrec.org/events/york-days

The Annual York Days Craft Fair is August 1, and August 2.

York Parks and Recreation Department invites you to join us as the York Beach Ball Field comes alive
with handmade crafters of all imaginable sorts. Enjoy displaying your works with the likes of baskets, wreaths, hair bows, quilts, photos, woodcrafts, pottery, jewelry and many other quality items. This show boasts
thousands of visitors (we’re located in downtown York Beach) and live entertainment is on going throughout the day.

For more information visit http://www.yorkparksandrec.org/events/york-days.

Ellis Park Summer Concert Series, 2015, Announced – York, ME

Relax, Bring the Family, Enjoy the moment at The Ellis Park Summer Concert Series. All concerts are free to the public.

The concert series is run by the Ellis Park Trustees, and not the Chamber of Commerce or www.yorkbeachinfo.com.
We make this list available on our website as a public service. We are not responsible for any changes, cancellations, errors or omissions. There is no conctact phone number for the Trustees. However, there is a wonderful printed version of the schedule available at the York Chamber of Commerce, located at 1 Stonewall Lane, York, ME.
That being said, here is the wonderful concert line up for Ellis Park, 2015 Concert Series.

Performances are 7-9pm except as noted. Concerts are at the gazebo by Short Sands

July 17- Hank & Dixie Band

July 18 – Amherst Town Band

July 19 – After Hours Band

July 22 – Dave Samarco Country Western Band

July 24 – Seacoast Wind Ensemble

July 25 – Chelmsford Community Jazz Ensemble

July 26 – 195 Army Rock Band; Noon to 1:3 PM, 195 Army Band USO Type Show; 7:00PM to 8:30PM

July 29 – ELVIS

July 31 – King Ludwig Bavarian Band


August 1 – Windham Swing Band

August 2 – The Eastern Sound Orchestra and Fireworks at Short Sands 9:00 PM

August 5 – The Bel Airs

August 7 – Bushwack Band

August 9 – What’s Up DOC

August 9 – The Merlocks

August 12 – Fred Manzi Trio

August 14 – The Dover Community Band

August 15 – The Substance

August 16 – The 60’s Invasion

August 21 – Portside Groove from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

August 22 – The New Magnolia Jazz Band from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

August 28 – The Marquis Band from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

August 29 – On Tap from 6:30 to 8:30 PM


September 4 – The Delta Knights Band from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

September 5 – What’s Up DOC from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

September 6 – Fred Manzi Trio from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

It would be a great idea to grab a printed schedule from the Chamber of Commerce. For more information from the Chamber visit www.gatewaytomaine.org. Have fun and Enjoy the moment!

Performances are 7-9pm except as noted. Concerts are at the gazebo by Short Sands. – See more at: http://gatewaytomaine.org/concerts-in-ellis-park/#sthash.FGyRS26L.dpuf

Seashell Entertainment Schedule July 14th – July 21st

Enjoy this weeks line up of ocean front entertainment under the stars. Music and dancing, free summer fun for the entire family.

Tuesday, July 14th
Help – Beatles Tribute
Location: Hampton Beach Sea Shell Stage
Date: Jul 14, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Price: FREE

Wednesday, July 15th
The Continentals
Location: Hampton Beach Sea Shell Stage
Date: Jul 15, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Price: FREE
Fireworks follow the show!

Thursday, July 16th
Jandee Lee Porter Band
Location: Hampton Beach Sea Shell Stage
Date: Jul 16, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Price: FREE

Friday, July 17th
Neurotic Gumbo – Purveyors of Classic Rock
Location: Hampton Beach Sea Shell Stage
Date: Jul 17, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Price: FREE

Saturday, July 18th
Neurotic Gumbo – Purveyors of Classic Rock
Location: Hampton Beach Sea Shell Stage
Date: Jul 18, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Price: FREE

Sunday, July 19th

B Street Bombers – Danceable Music
Location: Hampton Beach Sea Shell Stage
Date: Jul 19, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Price: FREE

Monday, July 20th
Club Soda
Location: Hampton Beach Sea Shell Stage
Date: Jul 20, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Price: FREE

Tuesday, July 21st
New Legacy Swing Band
Location: Hampton Beach Sea Shell Stage
Date: Jul 21, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Price: FREE

Fireworks, Thrills, “SummahPalooza” and More at Canobie Lake Park

Fireworks, Thrills, “SummahPalooza” and More at Canobie Lake Park

SALEM, NH – Summer fun at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire, is in full swing. One of New England’s favorite family entertainment destinations, the park is open every day and evening throughout the summer.

From thrill rides to family and kids’ rides, games, attractions and water rides – including the Park’s Castaway Island water play area, included with admission – Canobie Lake Park has something for every member of the family to enjoy.

Also included with admission is Canobie’s all-new “SummahPalooza” line-up of live entertainment with over 18 live shows scheduled for this summer and fall. To really ramp up the excitement for the July 4th holiday week, the extreme motorcycle stunt show, “The Globe” will be presented from June 29th through July 5th with daredevil motorcyclists performing inside a giant, steel-mesh sphere.

The popular Tribute to One Direction, Hagerman’s Vaudeville Magic Show and Canobie’s Battle of the Bands, in which a new, local band appears live each Thursday and Friday evening to compete for a cash prize, are also appearing now. . The comedy-juggling act, Gravity is Over-Rated, runs through July 15th while the Las-Vegas-style magic act, Extreme Illusions and Escapes appears through July 25th, and the crowd-pleasing Tribute to Michael appears through July 27th.

Live shows lined up for the coming weeks include Bella Electric Strings rock violinists, The New Shanghai Circus acrobatic act, The Great American Game Show and much more. For complete show details and schedules, visit canobie.com.

Canobie Lake Park is a quick trip from most points in New England with one low admission price that includes all rides, attractions, “SummahPalooza” live shows and Castaway Island water play area all day and evening. There are reduced evening rates and parking is always free.

Canobie Lake Park discount admission coupons are currently available at participating McDonald’s® Restaurants, Market Basket® Supermarkets, Rite Aid® Pharmacies and Tedeschi® Food Shops all over New England while supplies last. “Buy 2, Get 1” evening discount coupons are also available on specially marked cans of Pepsi® and Mountain Dew® while supplies last. For coupon availability, more information and Park hours, visit canobie.com.