Country Music Fest

July 11-13, 2023


New dates: July 9-11, 2024

Enjoy three nights of Country Music! July 9-11, 2024

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Line Dance Lessons daily, 5-6 p.m. Tuesday & Wednesday
Line Dance Lessons 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Music on the Sea Shell Stage, 7 p.m.

In 2022, we welcomed CMT Award Winners Maddie & Tae as the headliners for Country Music Week. The opening act was former American Idol contestant Isaiah Bennett. On Tuesday, Kevin White’s Ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute thrilled crowds and on Wednesday, 12/OC, a popular country music band from Portland, Maine fired up the crowd.

In 2023, we hosted crowd-pleaser Kevin White’s Ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute once again. We also welcomed New Hampshire country artist April Cushman, who has opened for or worked with many national country music acts, to our Seashell Stage.

The headliner for 2023 was National Recording Artist, CHRIS JANSON. He performed on July 13th with the opener, ALEC MACGILLIVRAY, and line dance lessons preceding his electric show on the stage!

2023 Headliner

Who is Chris Janson?

He’s a “live legacy in the making” (Rolling Stone). Breakout country star Janson is a platinum-selling recording artist, high-octane entertainer, multi-instrumentalist, and award-winning singer/songwriter. The ACM Award-winner has collected prestigious accolades that place him amongst country music greats. Both his inspiring hit “Drunk Girl” and his chart-topping, 3x Platinum smash “Buy Me A Boat” were named among NSAI’s “Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written” lists – making Janson one in a handful of the industry’s most elite artists to earn the title multiple times. “Good Vibes,” the flagship single from his 2019 album Real Friends, and follow-up “Done” each topped the country charts, bringing his total of No. 1 songs to four – and now the hit-maker is entering a new chapter with “Bye Mom.” The single, derived from the real-life story of co-writer Brandon Kinney, is a triumphant ode to unconditional love. It was most-added upon impact at country radio and earned the highest first-week streaming total of Janson’s career.

In addition to his own successes, the talented songwriter has lent his pen to industry peers including Tim McGraw (“Truck Yeah,” “How I’ll Always Be”), LOCASH (“I Love This Life”) and the legendary Hank Williams Jr. (“God Fearin’ Man,” “Those Days Are Gone”). Catch Janson’s “crazy harmonica skill and… riveting stage tyle” (People) this year on his headlining Halfway to Crazy Tour and see for yourself what makes him an “undeniable star” (The Tennessean).


About KEVIN WHITE – The Ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute!

Kevin White, known as the “Ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute” act, is not new to Hampton Beach’s Seashell Stage. But he’s the perfect warm up for Country Music Fest. He was a huge hit last year and he returns to our Country Music Fest with a show that is second to none when it comes to Garth Brooks.

Kevin says, “Garth! What more do you have to say? I have been a fan of Garth Brooks since the first time I saw him perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville back in 1992. Since that fateful day I have been performing my Garth LIVE! show all over the Country.” If you love the storm that was Garth Brooks in the 90’s, you won’t want to miss his show.

About April Cushman

Recently named a Tractor Supply Emerging Artist Finalist, April Cushman is a country music songwriter from right here in the granite state. She currently resides in Swanzey, NH on her farm with her family.April Cushman

April has supported artists like Kip Moore, Darius Rucker, Chase Rice and many others. She released her debut album, The Long Haul in November of 2021, and has been releasing singles since then. She is currently releasing and gearing up to release more songs co-written with Vibe City Publishing writer, Steve Smentek as well as writes with Grammy winning and hit writers, Blue Foley, Trick Savage and Marty Dodson.  You can read more about April at

Thank you to our past sponsors for this event!