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“Summer on the Sidewalk” – Free local music presented by The Hotel Concord and Concord Community Music School

CONCORD, NH – The Hotel Concord has teamed up with the musicians of the Concord Community Music School to present “Summer on the Sidewalk,” a free Thursday-evening series of live, local music in downtown Concord, NH.

Susie Burke & David Surette photo

Summer on the Sidewalk performances will take place every other Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, outside The Hotel Concord, 11 South Main Street. If weather demands, musicians will play inside the hotel lobby. Featured performers are current and former Concord Community Music School faculty and students, all of them seasoned performers with fans and collaborators throughout New Hampshire and New England.


“With our goal of being Concord’s community hotel, The Hotel Concord is pleased to partner with the Concord Community Music School to showcase the local talent that CCMS has and continues to develop via its curriculum and programming,” said Michael J. Simchik, owner of the Capital Commons building. “‘Summer on the Sidewalk’ kicked off on June 27 with two talented musicians, Audrey Budington and Anders Larson, for 2 engaging hours of music that we and they were happy to share with downtown Concord.” The next Summer on the Sidewalk date is Thursday, July 11, with folk favorites Susie Burke & David Surette.


Upcoming dates and performers


July 11: Susie Burke & David Surette, guitar & mandolin


July 25: Liz and Dan Faiella, fiddle & guitar


Aug. 8: Matt Langley, saxophone, jazz duo


Aug. 22: David Ross, guitar, and Josh Evans, keyboard, jazz duo


Sept. 5: Eric Klaxton, keyboard, and Scott Kiefner, bass, jazz duo


Sept. 19: David Tonkin, guitar, jazz duo




About The Hotel Concord

The Hotel Concord is downtown Concord’s new boutique hotel, with guest rooms on the upper floors of 11 South Main Street. Drawing inspiration from the natural beauty of the region, The Hotel Concord exudes a distinct sense of place. The street-level lobby and in-house bar “The Lobbyist” invite social engagement with other guests and area residents, with elegant décor, comfortable seating, and an abundance of natural light. The Hotel Concord’s commitment to all things local is reflected in gorgeous new guestrooms, which feature locally-sourced materials whenever possible; artwork, including original contemporary pieces and a collection of conversation-provoking photographs referencing the state’s pivotal role in the nation’s political process; and the Summer on the Sidewalk series, a new musical collaboration with Concord Community Music School that will bring live, local music to South Main Street for everyone to enjoy.


About the Concord Community Music School

Concord Community Music School is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and is recognized nationally for program innovation and management excellence. Welcoming adults, teens, and children of all musical abilities, 50 teaching artists reach more than 33,000 people in four states with educational programs, concerts, workshops, and community partnerships. CCMS has received major funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Hearst Foundation, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Jane’s Trust, and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The Music School has earned honors including the Governor’s Arts Award for Cultural Access Leadership; Riverbend’s Champion for Mental Health; Greater Concord’s Favorite Musical Instruction from Parenting New Hampshire Magazine; and New Hampshire Magazine’s Best Music School for Everyone.




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