Top 10 New Hampshire Concerts in 2017

April 26. 2017 6:18AM

Zac Brown Band - May 26-29 - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
The Zac Brown Band, who is at the top of the list of country music acts today, will perform four shows over Memorial Day Weekend in Gilford. The Grammy winning multi-platinum band just kicked off their "Welcome Home" 2017 tour in April after releasing its latest album of the same name on May 12. Although they are technically a country band, they have a southern rock vibe that attracts a wide - and wild - audience.

The B-52s (Courtesy)

The B-52's - June 4 - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
The Casino Ballroom will turn into a "Love Shack" this summer when the B-52's come to the beach. For more than 40 years, this party band has held on to their "new age" persona, even if the term no longer means "hip" "mod" and definitely not "punk." They are as fun as any band you will see this summer, whether you grew up with their tunes or not. It's going to be a beach party like no other.

With three out of its four members having Granite State roots, Recycled Percussion makes regular trips back to New Hampshire for home-state shows in between its Las Vegas gigs. (COURTESY)

Recycled Percussion - June 10 - The Flying Monkey
Recycled Percussion, a band than began at Goffstown High School, will be back again, and it seems we will never stop loving them or tire of seeing them perform their own version of "junk" rock in New Hampshire. Beating, tapping and pounding on objects to create a unique sound, Justin Spencer and his band mates blend all that noise into a cohesive, spirited show adding acrobatics on ladders and spark showers with power tools. Even if you've seen them a dozen times, each show is different and will be as dynamic as you can imagine.

Dionne Warwick - July 13 - Tupelo Music Hall
Dionne Warwick really needs no introduction. The problem might be getting your hands on these hot tickets this summer. Tupelo has recently moved to a larger space and this is one sure way to let people know! Celebrating 50 years as a music icon, the legendary Warwick has charted more than 60 hit songs, sold more than100 million records, and received awards too numerous to mention. If you think you haven't heard any of her music, think again. "That's What Friends Are For" is one of many.

Avenged Sevenfold - July 2 - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
For hard rockers, the metal/rock group Avenged Sevenfold will be a highlight. The band appears on the lineup of several summer festivals in 2017, is opening for Metallica during their "WorldWired" Tour, and is also headlining a U.S. Tour in between. Avenged Sevenfold has written a series of best-selling albums and a number of hit singles including "Nightmare," "Bat Country" and "Not Ready to Die." See you in the mosh pit!

Graham Nash - July 12 - Flying Monkey
The award-winning legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash has received so many accolades we can't name them all here. But his work with Crosby, Stills and Nash produced songs like "Military Madness," "Immigration Man," "Just a Song Before I Go," and "Our House."

OneRepublic - August 6
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion - Cue high-pitched Beatles' fan screams! The pop rock band OneRepublic first achieved commercial success in 2002 on social media as an unsigned act. Their debut album, "Dreaming Out Loud" was released in 2007, producing a huge hit with "Apologize," and reaching number one in sixteen countries. Other hits include "Stop and Stare," and "All the Right Moves."

Luke Bryan - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion - August 10 & 11
Country music star Luke Bryan began writing songs with his longtime friends from high school, Travis Tritt and Billy Currington, who have both had their own massive commercial success. It seems that Luke's path was pre-destined. He's a country boy at heart and you'll hear it in songs like "Drunk on You," "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" and "Home Alone Tonight," to name a few.

Hunter Hayes - August 17 - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Hunter Hayes can play more than thirty instruments and he's only 25. It doesn't hurt that this singer-songwriter is a heartthrob too. A country star out of Nashville, Hayes' self-titled debut album sold 1.1 million copies. Its most successful single, "Wanted," sold 3.5 million copies. He's the youngest male act to ever top the Billboard Hot Country Songs. This country star-on-the-rise has a bright future ahead and we plan to be along for the ride.
Gary Clark Jr. (Courtesy)

Gary Clark, Jr. - August 25 - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Gary Clark, Jr. comes straight out of Austin's music scene. He's known for a fusion of blues, rock and soul music with a twist of hip-hop. With a silky smooth voice, Clark plays with a trademark distorted guitar sound that makes him one of the most unique musicians on tour today. We expect a sellout.

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