Saturday, September 22nd in beautiful Swasey Parkway in downtown Exeter, NH, from 10am-4pm.
Live Music | Artist Vendors | Yoga | Dance Performance | Local Food Court | Kids Activities | Cultural Exhibits
Artist, Food, Non-Profit & Business Vendors Can Apply Below
Get the early entry application rates before August 31st
Artist : $60
Non Profit : $75
Business : $100
Food : $125
Click HERE to register for the Fest !
The 2nd Annual Exeter Arts & Music Fest returns to downtown Exeter on Saturday, May 19th from 10am-4pm, with live music, artist vendors, local food, kids activities and cultural exhibits!
The majority of the vendors will be just inside of Swasey Parkway, along with the Draugar Vinlands Viking group and the singer/songwriter tent. The Independence Stage will now be inside of Exeter Town Hall, along with a handful of art vendors, food, and kids activities. There will also be live music outside on the bandstand in the center of town.
The fest is free and open to the public, with a suggested $10 donation for those who are able.
Located in Exeter Town Hall at 9 Front Street directly across from the bandstand
10:00 David A Corson
11:00 The Kenny Brothers Band
12:15 Red Tail Hawk
2:45 Cold Engines
The gazebo located in the center of downtown Exeter
10:00 Elijah Clark Music
11:00 Ollie & Them
12:30 Sofia Lee Davis
1:45 Concrete Constellation
Singer/Songwriter Busker Tent
Located in Swasey Parkway in front of the PEA boat launch
10:00 Lizzie & Peter
11:00 Artty Raynes Francoeur
12:00 Dan Searl
1:00 Kate McDougall
2:00 Elijah Clark Music
3:00 Maurice Wynne
MaggieBlu / Wunder Budder! / Deb Lawrence Wolf / PartyCrow / Color me Happy / Aimée Margolis / Lee Gee Designs / Erin Marie Creations / Nathan Mann Artist / Squirrelcat Designs / Artist Explores the World / Arryn Vogan Pottery / LFOD Apparel / Sterling Vanderhoof / Artful Harper Studios / Wally's Basement: Custom Signs and Frames, Rustic and Reclaimed / Seacoast Roller Derby / H.Monique Designs / The Bent Nail / Willow Road Watercolors / CaterinasCreations / Paul Timmons / Marshall's Magnetic Jewelry / Jim Faber / The Red Eft Custom Hiking Sticks / Joyous Silks / JaneEslingermetalwork&jewelry / AS3M Art & Apparel / Lynn's Fused Glass / Asia Wire Art / Hand Krafted Hides / Deanna Fair Markey aka TheSignChic / EPOCA / MatthewPearsallDesigns
Laney & Lu / Mama Kim's Farm to Table / Enna Chocolate / Cosmic Kettle Corn / Cakes by Elizabeth-NH / El Camino Foods
Don't forget the Festival Kickoff Concert on Friday, May 18th in the center of downtown Exeter with the Bandstand Blues Jam ft Max Sullivan followed up by Midnight Wrens at Exeter Town Hall !!!
Please consider making your $10 donation now:
Dana Nastee of AS3M Art will be at the Exeter Arts & Music Fest "live painting" on May 19th
New England and Boston Music Award winners David Drouin and Cold Engines will be performing at 2:30 on the grounds of the American Independence Museum in Downtown Exeter.
There will be over 30 Artist Vendors at the fest showcasing their original work !
YogaSmith of Exeter will kick off the fest with a free outdoor yoga session at 10am !
Activities for kids of all ages in the parkway !
A taste of the food vendors from the festival !
Exeter-based Viking reenactment group Drauger Vindlands will be set up in Swasey Parkway at the 2nd Annual Exeter Arts & Music Fest.
Download ARTIST applications and information below for:
"Arts.Sustain.Ability" at the 2nd Floor Gallery at Exeter Town Hall, April 24th-29th, 2018.
"Bare : The Nude Now" at FOUNDATION Art Space, May, 2018.
Applications are now available for both Artist and Food vendors for the 2nd Annual Exeter Arts & Music Festival being held on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 in Swasey Parkway in Downtown Exeter.
Please click the following link to download:
TEAM Kicks Off Fall With Equinox Festival
TEAM (Town.Exeter.Arts.Music) is once again joining forces with artists, musicians, businesses and non-profit organizations in the community to present a full day celebration of local music, local food, and local art. The 3rd Annual TEAM Fall Equinox Festival will take place along Swasey Parkway in downtown Exeter on Saturday, September 23rd from 10am-5pm, with live musical and dance performances, artist vendors, local culinary offerings, and interactive activities for kids. The home grown non-profit organization is coming off the success of their inaugural Exeter Arts & Music Festival in May which attracted over 2,000 people to downtown Exeter. TEAM has remained busy over the last three years supplying the community with steady amounts of programming including concert series, children’s events, and art walks that showcase talent from Exeter and the greater Seacoast region.
TEAM executive director Scott Ruffner sees this festival as an extension of what the organization started in the Spring. “You will see and hear a lot of the same things from the Exeter Arts & Music Fest, because we have a core group of artists and musicians producing these events on a grassroots level, but we will be introducing new elements as well and incorporating a few needed changes that came out of our open dialogue with the pubic. We’re really excited to continue making this an extension of the local community.”
The Green Alliance will once again be an integral part of the event, partnering with TEAM to raise awareness of the group’s mission of keeping more arts and entertainment funding local, bringing professional talent to the forefront, and inspiring emerging artists to remain in the area while pursuing a career. They will be hosting an “eco-village” at the fest promoting businesses from the seacoast who may not be part of the arts scene, but still produce locally sourced and crafted products, as well as service-based companies who have made a commitment to sustainability. Mike Bellamente, Director of Green Alliance, is optimistic about the seacoast continuing to embrace this movement. “TEAM has really done a great job shaking things up and bringing these issues into the public consciousness, while also offering solutions and examples of how arts and entertainment can follow the lead of the local food and craft beer industries.”
Music will play a major role in the fest, with a lineup that will feature some of the region’s top bands, all with roots on the seacoast. Two of the acts, Cold Engines and The Kenny Brothers Band, are recent New England Music Award winners and both combine elements of blues, rock, and soul to create their original sounds. Critically acclaimed trumpet player Chris Klaxton will be bringing his trio to the festival, giving music fans a unique opportunity to see world class jazz right in their backyard. Recording artist Qwill will be making a rare appearance in the area with his full band, offering a synthesis of soul, folk, electronica and world music. There will be several other special guest performers and featured acts in the "Singer/Songwriter Tent". Exeter’s own The Midnight Wrens will kick off the festival weekend on Friday, September 22nd, with a free 6pm concert on the iconic bandstand in downtown Exeter.
Homegrown food will also be an attraction, with the return of the “Local Food Court”. Laney & Lu Cafe, D Squared Java, and Blue Moon Evolution will be a few of the vendors contributing selections featuring locally-sourced ingredients. At the request of attendees from the fest in May, TEAM is also looking for a few food trucks to join the event in September.
The Southern District YMCA will be donating a one year membership to a drawing that will occur at the fest, as well as bringing their rock climbing wall. The president of the organization, Rob McGregor, sees this collaboration as a perfect fit, stating that “TEAM has worked diligently to bring together local artists and musicians to give the entire community dynamic programming. The YMCA looks forward to working closely with them to promote music and arts and strengthen Exeter and our region.”
The festival still has openings for artist, business, and food vendors. Applications can be downloaded at www.TeamExeter.com, with the deadline for submission being September 1st. Tickets to the event will be $10. TEAM is still looking for event sponsors and volunteers, contact them through their website for further information.