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"Up Close and Personal"

Stay at the Inn at Crystal Lake in the beautiful town of Eaton, New Hampshire where just over the Maine state border in the town of Brownfield is the Stone Mountain Arts Center (or "SMAC" as it has become known). Enjoy all the comforts of our cozy country inn complete with our own dining room and pub. Relax and have an intimate dinner before the show... we will definitely all take good care of you!

Package prices are based on double occupancy (single and multiple person packages are available - please inquire).

Some weekend packages have a two night minimum and are noted below. Some SMAC packages may be combined with our other lodging packages. Please inquire.

Packages include two priority tickets (no need to call the Arts Center), dinner at the inn, gratuity for dinner, breakfast and a shuttle to and from the show in our SMACVIP van (tax, beverages and any additional gratuity are not included).

PACKAGES INCLUDE **PREMIER SEATING** AT THE ARTS CENTER! You will be treated as our special guests with a fantastic table near the front - the Arts Center will get you as close to the stage as possible! (*Barn Burners are a "club style" show and tickets are general admission - although seats will be saved especially for our guests!)

Just make one phone call to 1-603-447-2120 to reserve your complete getaway!

Unless otherwise noted, concerts begin promptly at 8pm. Dinners at the inn are around 5pm and the shuttle leaves around 7pm.

We require a two-thirds deposit on any major credit card with the remainder due upon arrival. Because of the popularity of these concerts and the limited number of priority tickets, the Arts Center requires that we purchase the priority tickets up front and therefore any deposits on Getaway Packages are non-refundable. We treat these packages as you would when you purchase tickets to any other type of concert.

NOTE: SMAC packages are priced for two people in one of our standard rooms (queen bed). If available, you can upgrade to our Canopy or King Room for an additional $20 for our large two room suite for an additional $40 (upgrade $$s are per night for multi-night packages).

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE ARTS CENTER: On the nights of performances the Arts Center does not take credit cardsonly cash. Tickets, lodging, dinner, etc. are all handled through the Inn, but if you’d like beverages or merchandise while you’re at the performance, you must bring cash with you.

Here's what you've missed:

Ralph Stanley
Dar Williams
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys Cheryl Wheeler
Alasdair Fraser
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
Marty Stuart
Patty Larkin
Capitol Steps
Ellis Paul
Chris Smither
Christine Lavin
Kathy Mattea
John Gorka
Altan
Harry Manx
Dave Mallett
Catie Curtis
Paula Poundstone
Bruce Cockburn
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Richie Havens
Mike Miclon
Susan Werner
Bill Morrissey
Kris Delmhorst
Mark Erelli
Cowboy Junkies
Mamadou Diabate
The Grascals
Los Straitjackets
Tom Rush
David Wilcox
Maura O'Connell
Red Stick Ramblers
Pam Tillis
Lucy Kaplansky
Peter Mulvey
The Mammals
Leon Redbone
David Bromberg Quartet
Mavis Staples
Duke Levine
Joe Ely
Suzy Bogguss
Lisa Loeb
Marcia Ball
Livingston Taylor
Indigo Girls
Béla Fleck and the Flecktones
Aztec Two-Step
Leo Kottke
Ollabelle
Laurel Massé
The Wailin' Jennys
April Verch
Shawn Colvin
Don Campbell Band
Asleep at the Wheel
Loudon Wainwright
Susan Tedeschi
Crooked Still
Jonatha Brooke
Greg Brown
Roy Clark
Cherish the Ladies
Le Vent du Nord
Ricky Skaggs
Liz Carroll & John Doyle
Richard Thompson
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet  
The Subdudes
Richard Shindell
Punch Brothers
The Holmes Brothers
Bill Frisell
Taj Mahal
Comedian Bob Marley
Ruthie Foster
Eric Bibb
John Sebastian
David Grisman
John Jorgenson Quintet
Tim O'Brien
Sonny Landreth
Sometymes Why
Rory Block
Portland Chamber Music Festival
Tracy Grammer
Iris Dement
Nanci Griffith
Judith Owen
The Second City Comedy Troupe
The Roches
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Dan Tyminski Band
Martin Sexton
Lucinda Williams
Judy Collins
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Terrance Simien & The Zydeco
   Experience
Neville Brothers
Aaron Neville
John Hiatt
Pine Leaf Boys
Marc Cohn
Waybacks
Eliza Gilkyson
Cliff Eberhardt
Portland Chamber Orchestra
Lori McKenna
Mary Gauthier
Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem
Gaelic Storm
Rustic Overtones
Arlo Guthrie
Carlene Carter
Seldom Scene
The Smothers Brothers
Red Molly
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
The Del McCoury Band
Sarah Vowell
Solas
Robert Cray Band
Los Lobos
Cherryholmes
Jimmy Webb
The Flatlanders
Enter the Haggis
Jerry Douglas Band
The Giant Kings
Ferro Gaita
The Blind Boys of Alabama
Barra MacNeils
Luka Bloom
Madeleine Peyroux
Patty Loveless
Rosanne Cash
Jeffrey Foucault
Jim Henry
Aimee Mann
Natalie MacMaster
Eileen Ivers
Slaid Cleaves
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Kingston Trio
David Francey
Savoy Family Cajun Band
Tim Gearan Band
High Range
Gibson Brothers
WPA (Works Progress
    Administration)
Vance Gilbert
Heather Masse
Jed Wilson
Paul Rishell & Annie Raines
Mindy Smith
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Orchestra Morphine
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Suzanne Vega
The Nields
Ben Hammond
Gordon Bok
Darol Anger
Rose Cousins
Either/Orchestra
Guitarist Tim May
Sara Watkins
Jill Sobule
Julia Sweeney
Keb' Mo'
Joan Armatrading
Dana Cunningham
Jeff Oster
Béla Fleck
Zakir Hussain
Edgar Meyer
Joan Osborne
Sierra Hull
Celtic Crossroads
Rhonda Vincent
Riders in the Sky
Devonsquare
Ani DiFranco
Tim Sample
Joan Baez
The New Christy Minstrels
Barry McGuire
Mary Black
Peter Wolf
The Wiyos
Ronnie Bowman
Great Big Sea
The Infamous Stringdusters
Rodney Crowell
Neko Case
Claire Lynch Band
John Hammond
John Popper & the Duskray Troubadours
Shawn Mullins
The Spinney Brothers
Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole
James McMurtry
Mountain Heart
Oumou Sangare
Colin Hay
Jonathan Sarty
Maria de Barros
Raul Malo
Shemekia Copeland
Boubacar Traoré
The Honey Dew Drops
Hot Club of Cowtown
Donnell Leahy
Dave Alvin
Jonathan Edwards
Brett Dennen
Tricky Britches
David Sanborn
The Cottars
Magnolia Sisters
James Hunter
The Sweetback Sisters
Session Americana
Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks
Don Dixon
Marti Jones
Southside Johnny
The Poor Fools
Primo Cubano
Jesse Dee
Marcus Roberts Trio
Don McLean
The Nutopians
Gypsophilia
Roy Sludge
Leon Russell
Lyle Lovett
Celtic Tenors
The Henry Girls
La Bottine Souriante
The Quebe Sisters Band
Connie Smith
Steve Earle
Kenny White
Glen Phillips
Grant-Lee Phillips
Toots and the Maytals
Anders Osborne
Red Horse
Bruce Hornsby
Joyce Anderson
The Time Jumpers
Sweet Honey in the Rock
Amy Helm
The Stray Birds
Alejandro Escovedo & The
    Sensitive Boys
Lucy Wainright Roche
Christian McNeil & the Sea Monsters
Steep Canyon Rangers
Jay Nash Trio
Tift Merritt
Toughcats
Bruce and Kelly Show
The Wood Brothers
Girls, Guns and Glory
The Grand SLambovians
Corey Harris
Guy Davis
Alvin Youngblood Hart
Téada
Nick Lowe
The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band
Ann Savoy
Dennis Brennan
Kirkmount
Robbie Fulks
Ruth Moody Band
Tarbox Ramblers
Matuto
Sarah Jarosz
Antje Duvekot
Warren Hood Band
The Duhks
Hoots and Hellmouth
Vince Gill
Dawn Sears
Kenny Sears
Ranger Doug Green
The White Owls
Leyla McCalla
Teddy Thompson
Josh Ritter
Melissa Ferrick
The Portland Jazz Orchestra
Aoife O'Donovan
Ghost of Paul Revere
Chris Moore
Junior Brown
The Ragbirds
The Band That Time Forgot
Brother Sun
Suzzy Roche
Ages and Ages
Paul Stookey
Bettye LaVette
Abigail Washburn
Sam Bush
Sarah Bob, Lisa Saffer, Gabriela
    Diaz & Rane Moore
Darlingside
The Ballroom Thieves
Jeff Daniels
Ben Daniels Band
Dustbowl Revival
Dietrich Strause
Jefferson Hamer
Anna Lombard
Jason Spooner
Michael Jerome Browne
Jimmie Vaughan
Red Baraat
Howie Day
Erin McKeown
Jenny Scheinman
Mallet Brothers
North of Nashville
Rhiannon Giddens
Jeremy Kittel
Lee Ann Womack
The Milk Carton Kids
The Revelers
Rusted Root
Lonely Heart String Band
Bold Riley
Old Man Leudecke
Della Mae
Joyce Anderson
Brandi Carlile
Darlingside
The Mallett Brothers
Wynonna Judd
Don White
Harvey Reid
Erica Brown & The Bluegrass
    Connection
Humming House
Carolyn Martin Trio
Jon Pousette-Dart
Cindy Cashdollar
Eric Johnson
Jake Shimabukuro
Freddy & Francine
Amy Ray
Chely Wright
Junco
Matt Andersen
Alan Doyle
Tom Snow Quartet
Chris Thomas King
The Suitcase Junket
Paula Cole
The Secret Sisters
Matthew Sweet
Adam Ezra

Many of these acts have rebooked... check the schedule!

Plus, it's not too early to plan ahead... with only 200 seats, shows sell out quickly!



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STONE MOUNTAIN GETAWAYS WITH THE INN AT CRYSTAL LAKE ®

We are very happy and honored to say that we are the only lodging property that has been partnering with the Stone Mountain Arts Center since they opened in 2006... Happy 11th Anniversary Stone Mountain Arts Center!

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November 24 (Friday): Paula Poundstone click for the artist's website

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She's back again... SMAC's favorite funny girl. An NPR darling, heard on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Paula has been making SMAC laugh almost every year since they opened. From her comedy specials, to her live shows, she is hysterical, witty, and her improv with the crowd is the highlight of the evening. A quick sell out every time, so book your package early!

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two priority tickets with premier seating to the show. $575

December 8 & 9 (Friday & Saturday): Carol Noonan & Dana Cunningham Annual Christmas Concert at the Little White Church click for the artists' websites

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Dana the composer and pianist, and Carol the singer songwriter together form a really beautiful and fun Christmas show that they play annually at this special place on Crystal Lake in the quaint village of Eaton, NH just over the border from the Stone Mountain Arts Center. This is a wee church, so seating is limited... and a quick sell out. Seating is general admission (pew seating) only!

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), and two tickets to the show. $350

December 15 & 16 (Friday & Saturday): Stone Mountain LIVE Christmas Show hosted by Carol Noonan click for the artist's website

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Hosted by Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys featuring Duke Levine and Kevin Barry with very special guest Jonathan Edwards!!
Great holiday music, beautiful halls all decked out, and lots of holiday fun all come together in one great night that is fast becoming one of Maine's treasured traditions. This evening is the musical baby of Stone Mountain's owner, Carol Noonan, who hosts this unique revue style show with her house band the Stone Mountain Boys.
Special Guest Jonathan Edwards... SMAC is so happy to have this iconic singer songwriter at the shows! He will sing his own brand of holiday music of course but we hope there will be some on the spot collaboration with all these great musicians on hand!

NOTE: The Saturday show is a slightly higher price as it is a benefit for the Brownfield Historical Society:
About Brownfield Historical Society http://brownfieldhistoricalsociety.com/
Brownfield is a special town. SMAC has been blessed to land there. 85% of the town was destroyed in the great fire of 1947 and there is a rich history about the town before the fire, during the fire, and how it has survived. The Historical Society is doing great work to try to archive this rich and sometime forgotten history of a town many are immensely proud to call their home.

Packages include: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before a show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), and two tickets to a show. $515 (Fri.) & $535 (Sat.)

December 31 (Sunday): Le Vent du Nord click for the artists' website

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SMAC loves this band and so will you! It's a perfect way to celebrate the new year happily! Performing traditional Québécois music that is heavily influenced by Celtic music, these guys are better every time you see them. Le Vent du Nord is one of the premier folk bands coming out of Canada today winning multiple awards and accolades from our friends up north. They have a huge and exciting sound using traditional instruments and foot stomping rhythms... and they even play the hurdi gurdi!! They have a new member too this year - fiddler Andre Brunet (of De Temps Antan and Celtic Fiddle Fest). They will all put on a whale of a show and you will leave here smiling and wanting more. Showtime is as usual, so you will still have time to get back to the Inn for your own midnight countdown!

Packages include: Two or three nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast each morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two priority tickets with premier seating to the show.
$745 (Sat. & Sun.) or $895 (Fri., Sat., & Sun.)

Already Booked for 2018!!

January 25 (Thursday): Mavis Staples click for the artist's website

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Soul and Gospel legend, Mavis Staples is history, plain and simple. As a member of the equally legendary Staple singers she is part of a rich past of socially conscience music and spirit. The Lifetime Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee was honored as one of Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers of all time. She has traveled in the indie circles these days, with the likes of Jeff Tweedy and Billy Bragg, garnishing a whole new generation of fans. Her latest album, "If All I Was Was Black" represents Mavis' third collaboration with Tweedy and has a more than timely message. She has blessed SMAC by being there a number of times and each time when she and this amazing band of her visit they feel more and more like part of the SMAC family, too.  When she is there, it 's like church... the "Church of Mavis". Come join the congregation!

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two priority tickets with premier seating to the show. $595

January 26 (Friday): Tricky Britches click for the artists' website

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Raised in Maine, cured on street corners and next to woodstoves, string-band Tricky Britches is a unique culmination of country, old timey, bluegrass, and rock. They've played festivals and concerts across the US, Europe, and Hawaii, always being shaped by those places, and using those experiences to shape their original music. The Portland Phoenix said it best, "In an age of auto-tune and manufactured music, Tricky Britches isn't just a throwback - they're a look forward." And they just keep getting better. A great bunch of guys with a great bunch of music!

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two priority tickets with premier seating to the show. $435

January 27 (Saturday): Paula Cole click for the artist's website

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Songs like "Where have all the Cowboys Gone" and "I Don't Want to Wait" put her on the list of chart busters. But the first time many heard her, she was singing back up for Peter Gabriel. When he featured her, it was clear by the hush and then roar of the crowd that she was headed for bigger and better things. Of course her star rose quickly and now SMAC is lucky to be able to present her in their humble hall. Just what you need to warm a January evening. The only 'cool' will be the styling of her emotionally charged voice singing her own songs of life, love and a philosophy that is all her own. Don't miss it!

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two priority tickets with premier seating to the show. $475

February 3 (Saturday): Peter Wolf click for the artist's website

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Peter Wolf (of J. Geils Band) and the Midnight Travellers
Concert to Benefit SMAC's Improvement Campaign 

Pete Wolf and the Band are back! The band features the great Duke Levine and Kevin Barry on guitars. Peter has graced the SMAC stage many times with his killer side men, and this show is no exception. There will be some cool treatments of some familiar songs from his solo albums and his hits. The thing about Peter Wolf is that he is always evolving, and creating. Unlike some rock icons who rest on the laurels of their charttoppers, Pete is writing some of the best material of his career. He is always musically excited and exciting and his performances leave the audience asking when he will be back. Well... he's coming back!

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two tickets* to the show. $475

*because of the nature of this show, the tickets will be general admission - most likely in the balcony

February 14 (Wednesday): Martin Sexton click for the artist's website

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For Valentines Day! A perfect performer for such a warm holiday. From SMAC owner, Carol Noonan: "Plain and simple... he is one of the best singers I have heard in my lifetime. I was lucky enough to have him sing on one of my albums when he was kicking around Boston, many, many years ago. Little did I know how big a star he would become, and we most humbly welcome him for another visit to Stone Mountain."

"His outstanding taste in songwriting as well as a soul marinated voice that can easily be compared to the likes of a young Steve Winwood or Van Morrison."- Rolling Stone

"The best live performer I've ever seen."- John Mayer

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two priority tickets with premier seating to the show. $475

February 15 (Thursday): Comedian Bob Marley click for the artist's website

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Maine's #1 funny man is back again! Always a sell out!!

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two priority tickets with premier seating to the show. $450

February 17 (Saturday): Shemekia Copeland click for the artist's website

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She's back! In a span of less than two decades, Shemekia Copeland has evolved from teenage upstart to one of the most prominent voices in Blues. She's currently the most feted woman in the blues world and actually had a coronation where she was crowned and declared Queen of the Blues at the Chicago Blues Festival in 2011. Shemekia earned her crown with a series of high-quality recordings and an unrelenting tour schedule that has taken her to all corners of the globe. She's played all the major festivals and concert dates from Europe to Iraq to a memorable performance at the White House in front of an audience that included the President of the United States, sharing the bill with Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, B.B. King and other greats. SMAC loves Shemeika!

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two priority tickets with premier seating to the show. $465

February 18 (Sunday): Gaelic Storm click for the artists' website

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And a storm they are! Remember the music that was playing during the steerage party in Titanic? That was Gaelic Storm, who on their self-titled debut album way back when,
presented an engaging mix of traditional music, dance music, and songs, all performed with energy and enthusiasm. Well,  that was many albums ago, and they are now one of the most popular Celtic acts around. Their stage show is high energy and at time even rockin'- Irish style! They are a terrific bunch of folks who SMAC is happy to have back. Don't miss it!

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two priority tickets with premier seating to the show. $495

February 24 (Saturday): Session Americana click for the artists' website

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Session Americana  is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of talented who’s who of Boston musicians craft a musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when Jack's bar went up in flames and graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheeling modern hootenanny. The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft that's not accidental or easily won; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American "song bag”. Rolling Stone says, ""It's right there in the name for this ultra-gifted, rotating collective of singers and multi-instrumentalists. And sprawl is a good word when it comes to the Boston-based group's raucous live shows, which were initially built around the community concept of traditional Irish seisiúns. The group, expertly blends vintage American roots music styles - from Country to Jazz to Rock - in a rowdy but deft fashion.”

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two priority tickets with premier seating to the show. $435

March 2 (Friday): Christine Lavin, Don White, & Vance Gilbert click for the artists' websites

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Back for an encore performance of this show that everyone loved! Three great folks singers one great night... all on stage, good friends, and joyful voices.

Christine Lavin: New York's own singer-songwriter and founding member of Four Bitchin' Babes. She is known for her sense of humor, which is expressed in both her music and her onstage performances. Many of her songs alternate between emotional reflections on romance and outright comedy. Her book COLD PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST: A MEM-WHA is another way Christine expresses herself. Just a knock-out performer.

Don White:
If you laugh and cry within the same ten minutes, you either need a vacation or you are sitting in the audience at a Don White show. This working class family man from Lynn, Massachusetts has emerged as the thoughtful songwriter of the decade whose relevance to our lives is evidenced by the powerful reaction he evokes at every concert. Radio audiences, too, are not safe from the Don White experience. Valerie Adams of WNCS Radio, Vermont said, "I've never seen anything like it. Every time I play I Know What Love Is the phones light up like a Christmas tree. Stereo Review Magazine called it "...A candidate for song of the year."

Vance Gilbert:
Burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 90's when the buzz spread through the folk clubs of the Northeast about an ex-multicultural arts teacher who was knocking them dead at open mics. Word got out about this Philadelphia-area born and raised performer, and Shawn Colvin invited Gilbert to be a special guest on her 1992 Fat City tour. Gilbert took audiences across North America by storm. One review reads: "With the voice of an angel, the wit of a devil, and the guitar playing of a god, it was enough to earn him that rarity: an encore for an opener" Speaking of his live shows, artists as varied as Arlo Guthrie, Anita Baker, and the late George Carlin have in recent years requested Vance to be added to their evenings. Come see why. What a voice, what a nut, what a treat!

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two priority tickets with premier seating to the show. $445

March 3 (Saturday): We Banjo 3 click for the artists' website

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Don't let the name fool you... these handsome Irish boys are not all about the banjo! “It’s as if the Punch Brothers, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and the Chieftains all got together for a battle of the bands but decided to pool their resources instead. The future of World Music has arrived.” – Elmore Magazine
One of the best live acts to come out of Ireland in recent years is the multi-award winning We Banjo 3. With a seven time all Ireland banjo champ, a four time banjo champ, and another member who is an all Ireland champ on both fiddle and Bodhran, and with a passionate lead vocalist like a young Springsteen adopted by the Chieftans, the result is truly unforgettable. On both sides of the Atlantic the word is out about this group.
WB3 has performed for President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and has headlined virtually every major US Celtic fest for several years in a row.  Now the band is rapidly gaining favor in the Bluegrass and Americana world as evidenced by their invites to Merlefest, ROMP Fest, Sisters Folk Fest, Old Settlers Fest, Four Corners Fest and others. They are Rising Stars!! Be part of their early journey!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbjB9MGxLzU

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two priority tickets with premier seating to the show. $465

March 10 (Saturday): Téada click for the artists' website

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SMAC just loves this traditional Irish band and has been honored to continue to have them when they cross the ocean... and just to sweeten this concert pot, joining them is the honorable Irish piper, Michael Cooney. There are many Irish bands out there, but none that give the full and true Irish experience like these six musicians. When they play you feel like you are in a Dublin Village pub on a Sunday afternoon, but at the same time you could be hearing them on a global stage somewhere around the world representing their country's music. The Irish Times lauded the band for "keeping the traditional flag flying at full mast," and Scotland's Edinburgh Evening News wrote, "If there is a better new band on the Emerald Isle, they must be very, very good." Continuing to grow in vision and popularity, Téada welcomed a sixth member to the line-up in legendary West Kerry singer and accordionist Séamus Begley, winner of 2013 TG4 Traditional Singer of the Year. He is one of the most moving Irish singers you'll ever hear and the band is just joyous. Come to stomp your feet and close your eyes and be transcended by Téada. Take a minute to watch their video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQMBjpUhsPc

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two priority tickets with premier seating to the show. $455

March 23 (Friday): Lúnasa & Tim O'Brien click for the artists' websites

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Lúnasa and Tim O’Brien embark on a transatlantic journey exploring the common roots, interplay and mutual influences at the heart of American and Irish music.

Lúnasa, described by the Associated Press has as “the hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet,” joins forces with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien (“one of my favorite singers” — Mark Knopfler) in a rich and exciting concert of trans-Atlantic collaboration.

Lúnasa features all-Ireland champions like fiddler Sean Smyth and other world-class players, including veterans of The Waterboys and Donal Lunny’s Coolfin.  O’Brien’s songs have been recorded by the likes of Garth Brooks, the Dixie Chicks, and other Nashville heavyweights.

Together they explore the rich and exciting connection between Appalachian music and its updated Irish ancestry.

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two priority tickets with premier seating to the show. $495

March 31 (Saturday): Red Molly click for the artists' website

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"It’s been 18 months since we charted a course and set sail for a hiatus from Red Molly. We love making music, separately AND together, and are bursting with excitement to share the news: We are working on FOUR (count them, FOUR) new projects!"

Americana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music-from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk-as effortlessly as they blend their caramel voices into their signature soaring, crystalline three-part harmonies. Gracing stages from Denver to Denmark, from Australia to Austin, Red Molly is renowned for their live shows. Four-time featured artist at MerleFest, the "Mollies" bring audiences to their feet, whether it's on a grand festival stage or in an intimate concert hall like SMAC.

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two priority tickets with premier seating to the show. $465

April 14 (Saturday): Jake Shimabukuro click for the artist's website

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"The Jimmy Hendrix of the ukelele", Jake Shimabukuro has done for the uke what Bela Fleck has done for the banjo. Whether you need your spirits picked up or you are wanting to celebrate, nothing like a happy ukelele to fit that bill. And Jake has got to be seen to be believed. His show with us last year was completely joyous! He says the uke is the instrument of peace just what we need right now. Check out this nice version of Hallelujah. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLPPyk4mYMI

A ukulele virtuoso and composer known for his fast and complex finger work. Made famous by his millions of hits video of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" , his music combines elements of jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical, folk, and flamenco. Jake comes from that same process of mixing both island and outside influences, both modern and historical. He's combined the qualities of a long line of virtuoso ukulele players with modern rock musicians to create a sound that's uniquely his own but still firmly grounded in Hawaiian tradition. Growing up in Hawaii, Jake's influences include legendary ukulele players like Eddie Kamae, Ohta-San and Peter Moon. He has topped Billboard's World Music Chart numerous times, been declared a musical "hero" by Rolling Stone Magazine, which also stated: "one of the hottest axemen of the past few years doesn't actually play guitar." He has also won accolades from the disparate likes of Eddie Vedder who states: "Jake is taking the instrument to a place that I can't see anybody else catching up with;"

A favorite Jake moment? He does a uke version of Queen’s Bohemiam Rhapsody. So if that doesn't get you to think outta the box, nothing will! Come see this amazing young ukelele legend. The ukelele is considered the happiest instrument in the world... so don't worry, be happy!

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two priority tickets with premier seating to the show. $535

April 20 (Friday): Suzy Bogguss click for the artist's website

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Suzy of course is a big country star, but to SMAC she is like family. Her countless hits and platinum records would assume a big attitude as well. But with Suzy, the only big you get is in the heart department. She is as down home as you can get and her sweet and sultry voice will make you wish the night would never end. Accompanied by always stellar side men, her show is not to be missed. Welcome back Suzy!

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two priority tickets with premier seating to the show. $485

May 12 (Saturday): The Secret Sisters click for the artists' website

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Lydia and Laura Rogers are recognizable as sisters the minute they open their mouths. They float, twist and trade harmonies in ways only siblings can. Hailing from small-town Alabama, the pair started practicing parts as girls in church, and two decades later, their music can be hymn-like: plain but powerful, heartsick and hopeful. They also throw back to secular songs: those of the Everly Brothers, bluegrass creator Bill Monroe and country godfather Hank Williams. In fact, all but two songs on The Secret Sisters' first (self-titled) album were covers of traditional country songs. Later albums would show their own songwriting talents, a little darker but still as sweet. Their latest project will be a new record, produced by Brandi Carlile and the Twins.
Check them out for yourself on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj4ZzYNQP9U

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two priority tickets with premier seating to the show. $445

May 19 (Saturday): John Gorka click for the artist's website

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Since his 1987 Red House release, I Know, introduced renowned artist John Gorka to the public, the Minnesota-via-New Jersey guitarist and songwriter’s wit and honesty has made him one of the most respected, beloved songwriters currently carrying on the folk tradition. Many well known artists have recorded and/or performed John Gorka songs, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black and Maura O’Connell. John has graced the stage of Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, etown and has appeared on CNN. His new song “Where No Monuments Stand” is featured in the upcoming documentary Every War Has Two Losers, about activist Poet Laureate William Stafford (1914-1993).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8632B6lgtM8&list=RD8632B6lgtM8&t=10

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two priority tickets with premier seating to the show. $435

June 1 (Friday): Lonely Heart String Band click for the artists' website

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Nourished by deep roots in the expansive canon of traditional American music, The Lonely Heartstring Band embodies the modern American condition. This multi-talented group of musicians is a Bluegrass quintet insofar as they’re far greater than the sum of its parts, but unlike a traditional Bluegrass band, their music stretches far beyond any genre-specific title. Combining soulful instrumental virtuosity with soaring three-part harmonies, their growing repertoire of original songs and compositions showcases not only their considerable talents, but a dedication to meaningful roots-conscious music.
Since their beginnings in 2012, The Lonely Heartstring Band has been on the rise and shows no sign of slowing down. With their 2015 IBMA Momentum Award and their 2016 release of their debut full-length album on the legendary Rounder Records label, there is every reason to hope that they are at the front edge of a significant career.

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two priority tickets with premier seating to the show. $435

June 16 (Saturday): The Black Lillies click for the artists' website

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They have a fresh approach with all kinds of influences. They may remind you of the Dead Reckoing artists like Kevin Welch and the like, pulling dark and old timey melodies into an original tune. They can be brooding and joyous, country and Laurel Canyon folkie. Rolling Stone Magazine calls them one of the most buzzworthy new acts in country and Americana music. They have graced the stages from Bonnaroo and SXSW to CMA Fan Fair and Stagecoach, won two Independent Music Awards, and played the Grand Ole Opry more than any other independent band. Here is a YouTube of them acoustically showing off their harmonies and the roots of their soulful style.  It's a mellow tune... another side of them, that really shows that beautiful voice of lead singer Cruz Contreras:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUA4Z4iPe5Y

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two priority tickets with premier seating to the show. $435

July 3 (Tuesday): Heather Pierson Trio click for the artists' website
A Benefit for Mountain Top Music

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Mount Washington Valley's very own Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio - with Shawn Nadeau on bass and Davy Sturtevant on strings and brass - has been touring the national folk music scene since their debut in 2014. Their latest CD, *Singin’*, debuted on the Folk radio charts at #1. *Singin’*  is a document of ten originals and two classics, spanning from them  streets of New Orleans to the valleys of Appalachia, and it features Heather’s multi-genre songwriting, their intricate instrumental arrangements, and stirring three-part vocal harmonies. She is a local treasure and a national troubadour. SMAC is so happy she is coming back, in this fitting night that supports our local music program. 

About Mountain Top: Mountain Top Music Center is a community music school located in Conway, New Hampshire. Their mission is to enrich lives and build community by providing inspiring music education for young and old ion out neck of the woods. They use music to build community through group study and performance, shared listening, and mutually respectful, inter-generational, multi-cultural musical communication.

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two priority tickets with premier seating to the show. $455

July 26 (Thursday): Comedian Bob Marley click for the artist's website

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Maine's #1 funny man is back again! Always a sell out!!

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two priority tickets with premier seating to the show. $450

August 24 (Friday): Chris Thomas King click for the artist's website

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Louisianna born Multi-talented Grammy Award-winning blues artist, producer, composer and actor Chris Thomas King was thrust into the spotlight as the young blues singer from "O Brother Where Art Thou", but Chris is so much more. He has stretched the boundaries of all his favored genres from Jazz to Hip Hop. New Orleans born, his roots are in the delta blues, but he is considered a contemporary blues man, who not only preserves the tradition of the blues and its African American roots, but also the originality of its influence on the music of today. He was great on first visit to SMAC and you don't want to miss him this time around. Here is a more recent version of that song that everyone loved from "O Brother"... click to watch the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An6z4TaLmT0

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two priority tickets with premier seating to the show. $439

October 25 (Thursday): Comedian Bob Marley click for the artist's website

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Maine's #1 funny man is back again! Always a sell out!!

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two priority tickets with premier seating to the show. $450

November 2 (Friday): The Rough & Tumble click for the artists' website

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In 2015 Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler quit their day jobs, sold everything they owned, and gave their thirty day notice on their rental house to trade in for a life permanently on the road. With their sixteen foot camper and their 97 pound dog, Butter, they have been touring nationwide. Yes, you get to meet Butter! He was the star of the show the last time they were at SMAC! Don't let their vagabond tendencies fool you - this Americana-Folk duo are a compact team of close harmonies, versatile instrumentation, and deliberate songwriting all presented with a nudge of the elbow and a tongue in the cheek. Haunting, quirky, solemn, and spritely, The Rough & Tumble are for the faint of heart and the strong of will!

Package includes: One nights lodging in a standard room with a full country breakfast the next morning, dinner at the Inn before the show (gratuity for dinner is included, but alcohol and additional gratuity is not), a SMACVIP shuttle to and from the show and two priority tickets with premier seating to the show. $435

 

 
 

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