Summer concerts abound
This summer looks like a good one for concerts, as many major acts are making their way to New Hampshire.
Perhaps it is the recession, but older bands seem to be more and more willing to head to the smaller areas to do what they do best.
Popular artists like Bod Dylan, Crosby, Stills and Nash, the Eagles, the Grateful Dead, Santana, Steely Dan and Traffic all planning to perform reasonably close to the College.
Phish will be playing in Sugarbush, Vt., on July 16, followed by Bonnie Raitt on the 17th.
Stratton, Vt., will feature the Crash Test Dummies on July 2nd, the Indigo Girls on July 3rd, Bob Dylan on the 12th and Art Garfunkel on the 23rd.
In the month of August, Stratton will feature a Blues Fest on the 20th, Howie Mandel on the 26th, Tim McGraw on the 27th and Peter, Paul and Mary on the 30th.
A little further from Hanover at Great Woods in Mansfield, Mass., one can find a larger number of big acts. Phish will be playing there July 8th and 9th, followed by Yanni on the 10th.
Melissa Etheridge will play on the 12th, Santana on the 13th, Steve Miller on the 14th, Bonnie Raitt on the 15th and 16th, Motley Crue on the 18th and Bette Midler on the 25th, 26th and 27th.
And finally, the one and only Jimmy Buffet brings his unique sound on June 28, 29 and 30.
Older bands seem to dominate the Great Woods schedule for the month of August as well.
The Spin Doctors, the only "young" group to play Great Woods in August, kick things off by playing on the first. The Eagles bring their "Hell Freezes Over" tour to Great Woods for five days starting on the 5th.
Traffic will play on the 11th, Horde on the 13th and 14th, Crosby, Stills and Nash on the 15th and 16th, Harry Connick Jr. on the 18th and Aerosmith on the 19th and 20th.
The month ends with some long-time favorites -- the lords of summer, the Beach Boys, on the 21st, Steely Dan on the 24th, James Taylor on the 25th, 26th and 27th, Yes on the 29th, Barry Manilow on the 30th and Vince Gill on the 31st.
In addition to these traditional concert halls, the Franklin County Airport in Highgate, Vt., will feature the Grateful Dead on July 13. And if you miss the Dead there, they will be performing six shows at Boston Garden in September.