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6 Places to Catch Live Music in the Upper Valley This Summer

Jun 30, 2019 03:46PM ● By Melanie Heisinger
Swimming, camping, and plenty of BBQs must mean that it's officially Summer in the Upper Valley but part of the Summer tradition is finding live music to enjoy. Whether you're looking to enjoy something outdoors or inside the comfort of an air conditioned room, here are 6 places to catch some live music in Hanover & beyond this Summer. 

Salt Hill Pub in Hanover

7 Lebanon Street, Hanover, NH

Not for the faint of heart, Salt Hill Pub in Hanover offers dance parties as well as local bands at their venue. Hailed as a neighborhood eatery, this establishment was created by two brothers in 2003 in Lebanon, but has caught on in other local areas since then.

Enjoy outdoor seating and a concert hall perfect for a night of rockin' out. 

Grab a pint and some friends for a great evening full of tunes! Check out their full calendar here.





The Skinny Pancake

3 Lebanon St, Hanover, NH

While crepes might not seem like the best place to watch live music, The Skinny Pancake is a local chain that is breaking stereotypes. With gorgeous outdoor space at most locations, bands pass through to help all guests enjoy the tasty menu they offer. A crepe and a drink is just what the Summer ordered! Take a look at their full calendar of upcoming shows here!

Hopkins Center for the Arts

4 East Wheelock Street (Dartmouth College), Hanover, NH

There's more than live music at this Dartmouth College venue. Here you can find theater as well as artistic performances and dance! If a more formal setting indoors is what you're looking for, this is the venue for you. Full orchestras often grace the stage for any classical music lover to appreciate.

Explore all upcoming lineups to find the perfect show for you, and maybe plan a time to escape from the Summer heat that's bound to hit us at any moment! 

Pentangle Arts

31 The Green, Woodstock, VT

Head over to the nearby city of Woodstock for some more high-class shows! Pentangle Arts At Woodstock Town Hall Theatre features a wide variety of shows that's sure to please everyone. Watch movies, bands, and theater performances at Pentangle Arts. Their mission as a nonprofit has always been to support youth in the arts, and it's shown in their lineup. Take a peek at their calendar and plan on a visit to Woodstock this Summer! 

Windsor Station Restaurant & Barroom

26 Depot Ave, Windsor VT

Looking to journey even further from Hanover? Windsor, VT is the place to go for some great music! Windsor Station is a fun place to dine, grab a drink, and enjoy some local bands. Or maybe you want to be the one on stage? They have karaoke nights each month! Even more fun, it's located in the historic train station, built in the late 1700s! Who wouldn't want a little history with their music? 

Scope out their calendar and head to a show you're excited about! 

The Engine Room

88 S. Main Street, White River Junction, VT

Known as one of the Upper Valley's premiere music venues, The Engine Room is the place to be! From music to comedy, there is a little bit of something for everyone. And, it's also located in a historic building, White River Junction’s historic Freight House! Maple Street Catering will provide you with some tasty bites and be sure to appreciate their remodeled kitchen, bar, and sound system.

Peruse their calendar and make the journey to a great time! 

What's your favorite venue to enjoy some live music? Let us know in the comments!

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