Have a ball!

Come have a ball at Portland Ghoulwill Ball 2017


Hosted by Blake & Eva from the Coast 93.1 Morning Show, the Ghoulwill Ball is sure to be a blast for all of you who enjoy Halloween! The event proves that creativity knows no bounds . . . so explore your ghoulish side.

The evening is filled with music from Motor Booty Affair, food and drink from Black Tie Catering, and costume contests! Proceeds benefit Goodwill’s Workforce Fund.


Most Creative Use of Goodwill Finds – wins a $150 VISA gift card
Best Group Theme – wins a $150 VISA Gift card
People’s Choice – wins a $150 VISA gift card
Judges Best Overall Grand Prize – wins a $250 VISA gift card


Sat, October 21, 2017 | 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
Portland Club, 156 State Street, Portland, ME 04101

For tickets, click here

Wine Tasting Event

LaBelle Winery Portsmouth is now open!

Enjoy a LaBelle Wine tasting conducted by Winemaker Amy LaBelle and Cellar Master Cesar Arboleda, co-owners of LaBelle Winery.  This educational and fun tasting experience is made memorable as Amy and Cesar share stories, joys, frustrations as well as practical knowledge on each wine.

Get to know the people who make LaBelle’s award-winning wine! It’s an event you won’t want to miss! Class size is limited so register today.

Price: $30.00
Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 7:30 pm
Date: October 20, 2017

104 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone: 603-672-9898

Visit here to register!

Discover the Ocean!


Come one, come all and dive into marine science!

At Ocean Discovery Day, UNH will open the doors of its marine research laboratories to highlight how scientists and students engage with our rich natural resources and utilize our proximity to the ocean for their studies. Join us at the Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory on the UNH Durham campus and enjoy family-friendly, hands-on demonstrations, tours and talks. Drive mini-ROVs, dissect a squid, and watch animations of whale behavior underwater.

Demos and talks on the sounds of the polar ocean, torpedo rays, and other marine topics will be offered, while hands-on activities include marine life touch tanks, fish printing and knot tying. The Seafood Throwdown offers visitors a chance to taste local seafood prepared by guest chefs. Join us for this free day of ocean discovery!

Check out this cool video for more

This event is FREE!

24 Colovos Road, Durham, NH 03824 
Phone: 603-862-2959 
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Rock out at the Hall!

Robert Cray

Robert Cray plays Blue Ocean Music Hall

Thursday, October 5 | 8PM
Doors Open at 6:30PM

Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Ocean Front North | Salisbury, Ma., 01952

Reserved Seating: $49 – $59
+ $3 Additional Day of Show

About Robert Cray

Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins and over 20 acclaimed albums. For his latest project, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm (April 28 / Jay-Vee Records), the Blues Hall of Famer traveled to Memphis with his friend, renowned Grammy Award winning producer Steve Jordan, to make a classic soul album with Hi Rhythm, the band that helped create that sound.

Jordan and Cray met in 1987 while working on the concert film Hail! Hail! Rock and Roll, a tribute to Chuck Berry. Steve produced Robert’s Grammy winning Take Your Shoes Off in 1999, and a number of other albums, including the exciting 4 Nights of 40 Years Live. He knew of Robert’s deep love of O.V. Wright and other Memphis soul legends, and suggested they take up residence at Royal Studios, where Wright, Ann Peebles, Al Green, Syl Johnson, Otis Clay and many others recorded with the venerable producer, songwriter, arranger and engineer, Willie Mitchell. The core of Mitchell’s Hi Rhythm band used on many of those landmark sessions was still around, though Mitchell himself had passed in 2010.

Set inside an old theater, the funky Royal Studios looks much as it did when Al Green was cutting those classics for Hi Records. Guitarist Teenie Hodges has passed away, but his brothers Rev. Charles Hodges (organ and piano) and Leroy “Flick” Hodges (bass), along with cousin Archie “Hubbie” Turner (keyboards), were still there. “It was a soul, rhythm and blues, fantasy camp for us. Those guys have been playing in that room for 50 years,” says Jordan.

Robert penned “You Had My Heart” and “The Way We Are,” two stunning love songs. Many timeless soul songs were statements in a time of turmoil, and so it is again with Cray’s “Just How Low.” The album opens with a driving, soulful version of Bill Withers’ “The Same Love That Made Me Laugh” that sounds as if it was originally from an old Hi Rhythm recording. Jay-Vee Records knows it’s very lucky to have these powerful songs. When Robert chose two Tony Joe White songs for the album, White, a big fan of Cray, came up from Nashville to sit in. First up is the moving ballad “Aspen, Colorado” (the sister song of his “Rainy Night in Georgia”). The other end of the spectrum is the swirling psychedelia of “Don’t Steal My Love.” The tribute to O.V. Wright and Hi Rhythm is the horn-driven version of “You Must Believe in Yourself.” Known for writing “Mustang Sally” and many other songs, Sir Mac Rice’s “I Don’t Care” follows on the album with an unforgettable hook, and Rice’s funky “Honey Bad” features more guitar brilliance from Cray. Moving into early R&B from the 5 Royales, Robert performs “I’m With You Pt. 1” then turns the guitar loose on “I’m With You Pt 2.”

“Robert is a great person besides an extraordinary talent,” says Steve. “People gravitate to his guitar playing first, but I think he’s one of the best singers I’ve heard in my life. Not only because of his singing ability, but his interpretations. He’s an honest soul.”

The Fun Ramps up at Canobie Lake Park Weekends in September & October With A Country Music Festival and SCREEEMFEST!

SALEM, NH – It may be back to school and off to work during the week, but Canobie Lake Park has your weekends covered with plenty of thrills and chills over the next two months. The Park is open Labor Day Weekend, Friday through Monday, when you can enjoy rides, games and the final performances of Canobie’s summer shows.

Then get ready for Canobie Lake Park’s new Country Music Festival to be held over two weekends, September 9-10 and September 16-17. In addition to Canobie rides, games and attractions, there will be live shows featuring tributes to the music of Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks and Shania Twain. Live bluegrass bands are also scheduled throughout each day. Bring your appetite and dig in at the Festival’s “Smokin’ BBQ,” featuring a variety of apple-wood smoked items including ribs, pulled pork and brisket, plus a selection of beer and wine.

Beginning September 9th, Canobie’s Petting Zoo is also open every Saturday and Sunday from 1PM to 5PM through October 22nd. Youngsters and their families can interact with a menagerie of gentle animals.

The fun continues each weekend through October with your favorite Canobie rides, games and more. On September 23rd, SCREEEMFEST adds its special brand of fear to all the fun after dark, haunting Canobie Lake Park each Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening through October 29th. And there’s plenty to “screeem” about, too.

There are five terrifying haunted houses open during SCREEEMFEST, including their newest haunt, The Culling.” You’ll also find roaming “monsters” and a monster parade throughout the park, Halloween-themed games and much more.

Canobie Lake Park is known for delivering quality live entertainment at no additional charge, and fall is no exception. Rock on with Canobie’s ROCKtoberfest event that features a different rock tribute band each weekend during Screeemfest on Canobie’s Midway Stage. As if that wasn’t enough, the “SwingShift SideShow” presents strange feats of physical daring that are truly not for the faint of heart. And the live show, “Tribute to Michael: Ghosts,” will thrill audiences the last three weekends in October.

One low admission price for Canobie’s fall events includes all haunted houses, operating rides, ROCKtoberfest, the petting zoo, all live entertainment and much more. For park hours, show schedules, directions, and more information, visit canobie.com.

It’s just a WEEK AWAY…..

28th Annual Seafood Festival @ Hampton Beach!

seafood-festival1The 28th Annual Seafood Festival will take place on the weekend of September 8-10, 2017. This event has been rated one of the Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association. Featuring 60 of the Seacoast’s top restaurants offering their very best seafood dishes, continuous entertainment, end-of-season sidewalk sales, an arts and crafts tent, a beer tent, lobster eating contest, a spectacular fireworks display on the beach and more!

For kids, there are many activities to do as well. Not to mention lots of sand to play in and water to splash in.  Come out and visit us as the summer season winds to a close!

seafood-festivalVisit www.hamptonbeachseafoodfestival.com for details on times, entertainment schedule and participating exhibitors, free parking and shuttle schedules. Ocean Boulevard (Center Beach) is closed to traffic and becomes a pedestrian mall from the Marine Memorial (The Lady) to H Street to accommodate the anticipated 150,000+ visitors each day!

Sample the flavors of the seacoast at New England’s largest seaside festival. Over 50 restaurants join together, offering an extensive menu of seafood delicacies, Gala festivities include:
Over 60 Art & Craft dealers, 3 stages of entertainment, children’s activities and our new Children’s Center, street performers, a 200 foot beer tent, sidewalk bargain sales, and an amazing display of fireworks on Friday and Saturday night. (Ocean Boulevard closed to traffic). Choose from favorites like lobster, shrimp, clams (steamed, broiled, barbecued or fried) to non-seafood items like “Bloomin’ Onion” and fried ice cream.

  • Continuous entertainment on 3 stages featuring some of the best local bands in the area – from Blues to Country, Rock & Roll and even a little Jazz.
  • Hospitality and more entertainment in our Beverage Tent serving Budweiser & Red Hook beer!
  • Spectacular fireworks display – Saturday the 9th at 8 PM
  • Sidewalk Sales (end of season clearance-SAVE $$$$)
  • Craft Fair – Over 60 Crafts Persons displaying their wares!
  • Children’s Center – Ongoing Entertainment – Face Painting, Games and Street Performers


Friday: $5.00; Saturday, $10.00; Sunday, $8.00. *A portion of Admission Proceeds go to support the Hampton Rotary Club. Children under 12 are free of charge.


Sunday, August 6. This class will begin at 9:45 AM.

Challenge yourself by taking your practice to the water.

Yoga and stand up paddleboarding (sup) just happen to go together very well. Doing yoga on a paddleboard enhances the yoga workout. The paddleboard makes a fine yoga mat and the extra balance required by being on the water intensifies the yoga routine. The peacefulness and tranquility of floating on the water combines nicely with the meditative nature of yoga.

Increase focus & concentration. Increase balance & core strength. Connect with nature. Challenge your practice with SUP YO!

Free parking is available just before the Rye Harbor State Park. Pull off the road and park in the dirt lot/boat launch.

  • Space is limited to 10 students.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class. Class is 75 minutes in length.
  • Register as BYOB when supplying your own SUP, Paddle & Anchor.
  • Visit KNOW BEFORE YOU GO for more info on what to where/bring/etc.
Jana Olenio, Owner + Founder
SUP YO! Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga
A Division of Free Spirit, LLC

A Weekend of Fun

This weekend is loaded with all sorts of fun events!


Saturday, July 29th @ 10:30am

Northeast Beach Volleyball Tournament

North East Beach Volleyball is proud to be a USAV Event Promoter of the American Beach Tour! In every tournament we run, our players are competing for bids to the ABT Junior National Championships in the Open Division.

Click here for a tournament guide


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Saturday, July 29th @ 2:00pm

Little/Jr. Miss Hampton Beach

Little/JR Miss Hampton Beach, at 2 p.m., a sister pageant to Miss Hampton Beach. We will be crowning a Little Miss and JR Miss Hampton Beach to help in promoting our seacoast area. Click here for an Application, Guidelines and more Information or contact Director Stephanie Rose Lussier 603-512-5257 or Princess50@yahoo.com.

Hamptons’ Got Talent!

Hampton Beach Talent Competition Schedule

Friday August 25, 26, and 27th, 2017

Come watch talented entertainers compete for cash prizes. 1st $1,000, 2nd $500, 3rd $300
Limited to Vocalist in one of two categories. (Junior & Senior)
Junior category, up to age 18. Senior category, age 18 and over.

Semi Finals
24 Junior Competitors on Friday August 25th
Semi Finals
24 Senior Competitors on Saturday August 26th
For both Juniors And Seniors Sunday August 27th

Contestants will mail an audition tape, photograph and a brief biography and shirt size to:
Glen French
Seashell Entertainment
PO Box 442
Hampton NH 03843
Email Us

All entries must be post marked no later than July 28, 2017. Live auditions are August 6 from 12-5 p.m.

The evening of the performance a panel of judges will select winners based on:
– Vocal ability
– Stage presence
– Entertainment value

Selected participants will be required to:
A. Submit their performance selection prior to their performance on August 26th (Semi Finals)
B. Day of performance Artist will bring performance track (CD or Tape)
C. Hampton Beach Talent Competition will supply all necessary equipment, (sound & microphones)
D. If selected in the Semi Finals (August 25 or 26, 2017) to perform as a FINALIST (August 27, 2017) each performer must have a second song selection to perform.

Please note this competition is open to VOCALISTS ONLY. This competition is not affiliated with any other competition, local, national or otherwise and is solely offered for entertainment of visitors of Hampton Beach. Contact Glen French for additional information at glen@glenfrench.com to get an application via e-mail.

Download 2017 Hampton Beach Talent Competition Application