Below you will find Indie on the Move's compiled listing of annual music festivals and conferences in the state of New Hampshire, helping bands and musicians increase their industry knowledge, broaden their networking reach, and better promote and showcase their music, shows, and tours.
From White Mountain Boogie to Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival, we did our best to include a thorough and comprehensive index, but if for some reason we've overlooked a specific event, please let us know through the contact page located HERE so that we can add it to the site ASAP.
With regards to any larger festivals, be sure to think outside of the box. While many of them do not regularly book independent acts as part of their official showcases, the national and international bands that do perform often draw some of the biggest built-in crowds imaginable, and provide a huge influx of music lovers and enthusiasts to each respective event location.
So try booking a show at one or several of that city's smaller local venues/bars/restaurants during the festival itself and take advantage of the vast number of music fans located in one place at one time. Even playing an ad-lib acoustic set in the event parking lot can go a long way in gaining you new fans and selling some merch.
-Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival - Dates: Late September
"The Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival presents traditional American and English folk music. Since the autumn of 2000, we have celebrated our local and national heritage of seafaring and maritime trades by taking nautical songs and music to the pubs, cafés, churches and streets of Portsmouth, New Hampshire." PMFF is held annually at the end of September. - Submit to Perform
-Prescott Park Arts Festival - Dates: All Summer
"Prescott Park Arts Festival celebrates its 38th anniversary of presenting music, art, theater and dance on the banks of the Piscataqua River."
-60's Rock Revival Festival - Dates: Late June
-White Mountain Boogie & Blues Festival - Dates: Mid August
"The blues festival is held in the heart of the White Mountain and the boogie stage is in a natural amphitheater located on a 72 acre pasture in the Pemigewasset River Valley, located in the White Mountains Region of New Hampshire with beautiful New England scenery."