Great Waters Music Festival

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Country and Region United StatesNew Hampshire
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Wolfeboro, New Hampshire USA
Festival Contact Information

Great Waters Music Festival
P. O. Box 488
58 North Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894-0488 USA
Phone: (01) 603-569-7710
Fax: (01) 603-569-7715

Festival Description

Since 1995, the Festival has grown from 325 attendees of one classical performance to the present audience of well over 7,000, enjoying eight different programs and two educational offerings. Great Waters Music Festival has consistently attracted regional and national artists to New Hampshire. Celebrity stars Wynton Marsalis, Dave Brubeck, Ronan Tynan, Richie Havens, Canadian Brass, Sandy Duncan, Arlo Guthrie, Peter Nero, Natalie MacMaster, Chuck Mangione, Betty Buckley, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Lucie Arnaz, Suzanne Ishee, Mark Hardy, Judy Collins, Lee Bryant and Judy Gibson have all delighted sold-out audiences comprised of permanent and seasonal New Hampshire residents, vacationers, visitors and regional musicians of all ethnic and age groups.

Festival Dates June 27 - August 29, 2014
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Programming 2014:
    Friday, June 27, 7:30pm
    • Kicking off our 20th season is one of the great folk performers of our time and always a big favorite here in the Lakes Region Area. Tom Rush’s impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the ’60s and the renaissance of the ’80s and ’90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor, Emmylou Harris and Garth Brooks have cited Tom as major influences. His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor. Subsequently, his Club 47 concerts brought attention to emerging artists such as Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin.
      All tickets are General Admission - $35.
  • New England Brass Quintet
    Friday, July 25, 7:30pm
    • The New England Brass has been performing to enthusiastic audiences since 1980. The musical talent of the members is an extension of the artistically rich Boston area environment. Their concert programs feature versatility along with outstanding musicianship and have established them as one the finest performing brass chamber groups in the country. The blend of comedy, classics and familiar melodies, in addition to an informative presentation, creates an exhilarating experience for the listener. This performance will feature the music of Duke Ellington, Fats Waller and NE Brass’ most often requested tribute to “Five Decades of Popular Trumpet Solos” featuring Jay Daly.
      All tickets are General Admission - $25.
  • Lori McKenna
    Saturday, August 2, 7:30pm
    • Lori McKenna’s unusual combination of professional and personal life, at least in the context of the modern music industry, has been well-documented. Admired and recorded by Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood and Alison Krauss (to name just a few), McKenna is a master at chronicling the small, difficult moments between romantic partners as they navigate their relationships.
      All tickets are General Admission - $25.
  • Gavin Hope
    Friday, August 15, 7:30pm
    • Gavin has a diverse experience through song, stage, film, and TV throughout his career. After being the youngest member in Calgary Opera Chorus history, he’s been a member of Alberta pop group The EarthTones, sang with Michael Bolton, and eventually became a member of Canadian Pop A Cappella institution, The Nylons. Four albums, constant touring, and a Juno Nomination later, Gavin ventured into theatre, where highlights include RENT, and having the opportunity to play the role of Simba in the original Canadian company of The Lion King. Some other selected credits include Tempest and As You Like It with Canstage, and Gavin also had the pleasure of performing with Stage West Calgary’s Smokey Joe’s Café. Gavin recorded his debut album “Anything Like Mine” in 1998, gaining favorable chart positions on Canadian airwaves with 9 singles, including “Can I Get Close” which garnered him another Juno nomination for best R&B recording. Gavin has had many great opportunities to travel the world and share the stage with celebrities such as Deborah Cox, Jill Scott, Shania Twain, Michelle Wright, Natalie Cole, James Brown, and Aretha Franklin. All tickets are General Admission - $25.
  • North Shore Acappella
    Friday, August 29, 7:30pm
    • Back by popular demand! For over 30 years North Shore Acappella has excited audiences throughout New England adding an experienced blend of harmony, rhythm, and tempo to songs from the 1940s through today. Every performance is arranged in a way that showcases each singer in a lead role - a trait that very few acappella groups in the country can claim. This harmony is brought to you by Tommy Duarte, Paul Lopes, Jimmy Martin, Vinny Straccia, and Guy Chiapponi. In 1991 North Shore Acappella won The National Harmony Sweepstakes in San Rafael, California. Defeating six other top finalists from across the country; The special art of delivering music without instrumental accompaniment is what North Shore Acappella is all about. The award-winning group offers a continuously fresh repertoire comprising hundreds of popular hits. In 2011 North Shore Acappella was featured on NBC’s The Sing Off dazzling listeners across the country. North Shore Acappella has appeared as the opening act for The Temptations, The Platters, Ben E. King, Johnny Maestro, Al Jarreau, Roberta Flack, Frankie Vallie, and Gene Pitney.
      All tickets are General Admission - $25.


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