Friday, May 29, 2009

Cranmore Opens Tubing Park for Summer

Everyone knows and loves the Cranmore Tubing Park in winter. That's why more people tube at Cranmore than any other tubing park in the state! So it's only natural that starting this July, we're opening a tubing park that can be used without snow!

Thanks to a special matting surface made by Neveplast, the tubes used in our winter park can slide down the slope. The park will be serviced by a Magic Carpet Lift.

Just to keep it interesting, we'll also set up an outdoor Fun Zone with a bouncy house, giant inflated slide, volley ball, tether ball, sand box, jungle gym and Snack Shack. We're also setting up a 9-hole disc golf course.

Projected opening date is July 1. We'll be publishing information soon about a special local's day to introduce everyone to the new park, so stay tuned!

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Hills are Alive with Music at Cranmore!

Is there anything better than music outside on a warm summer night? We don't think so! That's why we are expanding our summer concert schedule to include two new shows! These shows are both on Thursday nights, so when combined with the existing Arts Jubilee Shows on Thursdays, that means nearly every week there is a show that evening in July and August.

The July 16th show features Portland-based Rustic Overtones. Formed in the early 90s, Rustic Overtones gained popularity with funky horn-infused jams and a rock solid, rock-ready style. In their years together, the band gained a passionate following with their high energy live set, tirelessly touring college campuses and local clubs up and down the east coast, sometimes playing close to 200 shows a year Their latest album, Light at the End, was released nationally by Velour Music Group in March 2008.

Opening band Audio Kickstand is a Mount Washington Valley favorite. They cite musical influences including reggae, funk, hip hop, rock, groove, or bluegrass.

July 30th headliners deSoL are the Asbury Park, NJ "rock band with the Latin soul" signed to Curb Records and touted as "up-and-comers" by Rolling Stone. This seamless blend of seven inspired musicians is a brotherhood whose heady, polyrhythmic mix of chanted melodies and mystical atmosphere embraces the contemporary edge of big modern rock hooks with flourishes of rap and hip-hop. deSoL’s vibrant and colorful live show – an infectious display that forces audience members out of their seats – has been pivotal in seeing the band earn praise in The New York Times, Boston Globe and New York Post.

Opening for deSoL is New York based Evan Watson, an up-and-coming singer-guitarist now working on his first album release. Watson cites influences including Eric Clapton, Allman Brothers and Ben Harper.

Both shows are only $5 per person entry, ages 12 and under free.

These new shows were put together with the help and support of our friends at WMWV 93.5!

Complete Thursday night summer concert schedule at Cranmore:

July 9
Arts Jubilee Presents Livingston Taylor
7:30pm - $5 suggested donation (ages 12 and under free)

July 16 Rustic Overtones 7-9pm with Audio Kickstand - 6-7pm $5 per person (ages 12 and under free)
Newcastle Brown Ale Summer Concert Series, presented by WMWV

July 23
Arts Jubilee presents Symphony Pops with Fireworks
7:30pm - $5 suggested donation (ages 12 and under free)

July 30 deSoL 7-9pm with Evan Watson 6-7pm $5 per person (ages 12 and under free)Newcastle Brown Ale Summer Concert Series, presented by WMWV

August 6
Arts Jubilee presents Big Band Jazz & Swing
7:30pm - $5 suggested donation (ages 12 and under free)