Music Festivals in New Hampshire

The Granite State lays claim to some fabulous annual music festivals, from the Hillsboro Summer Festival to the Northlands Music & Arts Festival in Swanzey.

And one of the highest-profile happens to go down just a hop, skip, and a jump from The Mountain Club on Loon: the White Mountain Boogie n’ Blues Festival over in Thornton, New Hampshire.

The 2023 White Mountain Boogie n’ Blues Festival

The biggest outdoor blues festival in the state, the White Mountain Boogie n’ Blues Festival is marking its 26th go-around this year. The scorching festivities take place Friday, August 18th through Sunday, August 20th in a lovely pasture setting anchored by an amphitheater.

Top national artists in the blues, funk, soul, and related genres visit the White Mountains for this popular, family-friendly festival. The headliners this year include such acts as:

  • Nikki Hill
  • Selwyn Birchwood
  • Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers
  • Tas Cru
  • Kat Riggins
  • Curtis Salgado
  • The Misty Blues Band
  • Tommy Castro & the Pain Killers

And that list isn’t exhaustive! It’s bound to be a great time, as always.

The New Hampshire Highland Games Festival

We’d be remiss not briefly spotlighting another of the best-known regional festivals: the New Hampshire Highland Games Festival, which happens to be one of the largest such celebrations of Scottish athletics and heritage in the world, and which goes down a stone’s throw (or caber toss?) away at Loon Mountain Resort.

It very much warrants a mention in this here blogpost, given that traditional Scottish music is very much a part of the proceedings, which this year take place Friday, September 15th to Sunday, September 17th.

Call The Mountain Club on Loon Home for Summer Festivals in the White Mountains

You’ll enjoy lodgings less than a half-hour from the White Mountain Boogie ‘n Blues Festival grounds—and that much closer to the Highland Games—here at The Mountain Club on Loon, offering slopeside accommodations on lovely Loon Mountain and serving as springboard for all sorts of adventures, sightseeing, and R&R in New England’s greatest mountain range.

From on-site dining at Seasons and the Black Diamond Pub to the treatments, soaks, and classes available at our Mountain Spa & Wellness Center, you’ll have much to enjoy here at the resort when you aren’t rocking out to the onstage tunes (or tapping along to the roving pipe bands of the Highland Games).

Now’s the time to book your Mountain Club room or suite for the White Mountain Boogie ‘n Blues Festival (or any other of our region’s numerous summertime celebrations). We can’t wait to host you with our patented slopeside hospitality!