N.H. News Roundup: It’s Granite State Music Festival time, Stella Tremblay resigns
Adam Terrell, lead guitarist and a vocalist with the band Assembly of Dust, performs Sunday evening at the Granite State Music Festival at Concord's Kiwanis Park.
(John Tully/ Monitor Staff)
From left, Nicole Vernon and her husband Jeremiah, dance with friends Ben Leoni and Jon Duchette, while Jennifer Bundy, dances with a hula hoop during the Assembly of Dust performance at the Granite State Music Festival. The two-day festival took place Saturday and Sunday at Concord's Kiwanis Park.
(John Tully/ Monitor Staff)
It’s that time of year again! No not summer. Well, officially summer starts today – but also the Granite State Music Festival returns this weekend for its second year.
The event will take place on Saturday and Sunday at Kiwanis Riverfront Park in Concord. Adult weekend passes are $40, with cost of day passes set at $20 for Saturday and $25 for Sunday.
The festival could mean more to Concord than music, though. Our editorial board thinks it’s just another step that shows “Concord has outgrown its image as a place where little happens and all the laughs are in the Legislature.”
The Granite State Music Festival’s executive director Scott Solsky said he’s excited about every band that’s going to take the stage, and that he’s pumped about offering single-day passes and the new beer tent.
The Insider gave a run down of what to expect at the festival, including some bands you shouldn’t want to miss (you’ll notice some similarities and differences from last year’s lineup).
Here’s also a couple tips to help you get the most out of your experience.
In other news
∎ Stella Tremblay, the state representative who says the government was behind the Boston Marathon bombings, has resigned. She’s made national news with her comments.
∎ A tree service worker died yesterday in an accident involving a stump grinder in Portsmouth.
∎ A report says Exeter Hospital did not voice any concerns over alleged hepatitis C infector David Kwiatkowski when the investigation began.
∎ Tamerlan Tsarnaev wasn’t the only name read at Tuesday’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns rally that people are upset about.
∎ A Danville man who is already behind bars was convicted of impersonating a lawyer so he could speak with another inmate.
∎ Beth Johnson-Crawford of Derry was awarded the first of 275 moose hunting licenses at the lottery this morning.
∎ Veterans Park in Manchester hosted a lunch event for downtown professionals yesterday.
∎ Tired of crowed fishing areas? Give a remote trout pond a shot.
∎ Former Maine hockey coach Tim Whitehead will be taking over a New Hampshire prep school program.
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