Court Street Arts Events

We have a terrific lineup of shows for 2024!

Dinner will be served before most of the Court Street Arts Events, so plan to arrive early for a relaxing meal. Some events require that you purchase tickets while others are by donation.

We hope you will join us!

John-John-Brown

John John Brown
June 29, 7:30pm

John John Brown

John John Brown
Saturday, June 29, 7:30pm
Tickets: $20

‘SONGS, STORIES, & ART LESSONS FROM STRANGERS’

Kerrville New Folk winner, John John Brown is bringing giant comics and iconic photographs to the stage. Titled Songs, Stories, & Art- Lessons from Strangers, this original project weaves together storytelling songs and the visual arts in a live performance. Throughout the concert, Brown takes the listener inside the lives of 14 unique characters, while strumming his guitar and singing beside a projected graphic story. Unfolding is an imaginative and colorful world revealing the idea that all people, strangers alike, have a story we can learn from.

The protagonists come from all walks of life; from an aging Vietnam Vet, to a trumpet playing orphan, a married couple debating evolution, to a young man with mental illness wandering the aisles of Walmart. With his guitar in hand, John John may have found a new way to sing a song. Above all, he stays rooted in the soil of a good story.

The Bailiff’s Café will be serving up pre-ordered dinners at $20 each.

Menu Options:

  • Chicken Salad with Grapes, served on a bed of greens with a roll
  • Vegetarian Quiche, spinach salad with lemon vinaigrette and a roll

Doors open at 6pm.
Dinner is served from 6:30-7:30pm.

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Fairy Tale For Kids
July 5 – August 9

Fairy Tale Theatre For Kids

Fairy Tale Theatre For Kids
July 5 – August 9
$5 entry fee for ages 3 and up

THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES
July 5, 3 pm
Emperor Thelonious loves nothing more than his collection of clothing, made of the most expensive
and rarest clothes from around the world. When a mysterious peddler comes to town with magic fabric
that appears invisible to those unworthy, the Emperor learns and important lesson in humility.

RETURN TO OZ
July 12, 3 pm

Dorothy returns to the magic land in hopes of finding her friends once again, but somehow the
Emerald City has lost it’s sparkle and a new witch in town is ready to rumble. While magic powers
and flying monkeys can seem scary, friendship always wins over witches in the magic land of Oz.

NEVERLAND
July 19, 3 pm

We all know the story of Wendy, Peter, and John, but what happened in Neverland before they
arrived? Join Peter on his early adventures in Neverland, featuring lost boys, mermaids, and Captain
Jim, who was merely passing through Neverland until he got “hooked” on the magical land!

LOST IN WONDERLAND
August 2, 3 pm
Following a white rabbit leads Alice on a very strange adventure. In a place where up means down
and right means wrong, Alice discovers a world filled with a strange smiling cat, a wild tea party, and
a Queen whose temper is as red as the hearts on her dress!

RAPUNZEL
August 9, 4 pm
High in a tower, surprises await as a fair maiden longs for a friend, an old crone longs for an
understanding daughter, and a seagull longs for some crackers. But will a passerby be able to spy
the strange structure, figure out how to reach its top, and solve everyone’s problems? Only time and
magic will tell as truth and honesty are tested.

 

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Still Hill
July 14, 3:00pm

Still Hill

STILL HILL
JULY 14, 2024 | 3:00PM

Join us for a Concert on the North Common in Haverhill Corner!
This event is free, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Experience live music in a beautiful setting. The concerts are free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated to help support these community events. Come and enjoy an evening of great music and good company!

Featuring: Still Hill

Formed in early 2016 and hailing from the woods of central Vermont, Still Hill plays a unique blend of progressive bluegrass dipped in folk, Americana, and old-time roots music. Their original songwriting, instrumental improvisation, and 3-part harmonies will make you hoot, holler, dance, and leave you wanting more each and every time.

Note: In the event of rain, the concert will be held at Alumni Hall on Court Street, Haverhill.

Big Joe Fitz

Big Joe Fitz
July 26, 7:30pm

Big Joe Fitz

Big Joe Fitz
Friday, July 26, 7:30pm
Tickets: $25

The name Big Joe Fitz has been synonymous with soulful music in New York’s Hudson Valley for more than 30 years and there’s a very good reason for that.  When you see Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fi’s in performance not only will you experience outstanding musicianship and an eclectic playlist that ranges from Bobby Bland to Johnny Mercer to Ernest Tubb and beyond, but you will be entertained by a live show that is always warm, always engaging, and always fun.  Big Joe and the fellas love what they do, and they do it very well indeed.

Big Joe Fitz and gang

Guitar/Vocals/Harmonica: Big Joe Fitz was born into a musical family in New York City and was drawn to the blues early on. At that time it was still possible to see the biggest names in blues in the small clubs of Greenwich Village, and early encounters with Muddy Waters, BB King, Paul Butterfield and others set him firmly on the blues highway. An extraordinary encounter with Howlin’ Wolf at The Newport Folk Festival in 1966 and meeting Lightnin’ Hopkins at the 1st Ann Arbor Blues Festival in 1969 sealed the deal on a lifelong devotion to the blues. In the 1970s he performed in and around the New York City area with the guitarist Smokin’ Sal Cafiero.

The 1980s found Big Joe living in New York’s Hudson Valley Region and beginning his long tenure at radio station WDST which ran for 30 years Big Joe Fitz is a warm and engaging performer. “My goal is to connect with the audience… that’s what I’m thinking about every time I step on the stage.” He is a singer of uncommon sensitivity whose roots are deep in the Blues but whose music also combines elements of jazz, swing, funk, and soul. As a performer Big Joe has opened for or shared the stage with such notable names as The Holmes Brothers, Marcia Ball, Mighty Sam McClain, Eddie Kirkland, Little Sammy Davis, Madeleine Peyroux, Janiva Magness and more

The Bailiff’s Café will be serving up pre-ordered dinners at $20 each.

Menu options:

  • Mediterranean bean salad served on a bed of mixed greens with a roll
  • Seafood chowder, salad of mixed greens with fresh veggies and a roll

Doors open at 6pm.
Dinner is served from 6:30 – 7:30pm.

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Maple Leaf Seven
August 4, 3:00pm

Maple Leaf Seven

MAPLE LEAF SEVEN
AUGUST 4, 2024 | 3:00PM

Join us for a Concert on the North Common in Haverhill Corner!
This event is free, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Experience live music in a beautiful setting. The concerts are free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated to help support these community events. Come and enjoy an evening of great music and good company!

Featuring: The Maple Leaf Seven

Vermont’s own traditional jazz band, The Maple Leaf Seven, provides “Dixieland” and classic swing throughout the northeast for jazz lovers and dancers. The band features traditional and contemporary interpretations of jazz standards on clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, and drums.

Note:
In the event of rain, the concert will be held at Alumni Hall on Court Street, Haverhill.

North River Music
September 15, 3:00pm

North River Music

North River Music
SEPTEMBER 15, 3:00pm

Join us for a Concert on the North Common in Haverhill Corner!
This event is free, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Experience live music in a beautiful setting. The concerts are free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated to help support these community events. Come and enjoy an evening of great music and good company!

Featuring: North River Music

North River brings an Americana sound with strong harmonies and expressive musicianship. Playing covers of rock, bluegrass, and country songs, North River is fun to listen to with something familiar for everyone. From the Eagles and Dylan to the Indigo Girls and Grateful Dead, come to dance, come to listen – you’ll love what you hear!

Note: In the event of rain, the concert will be held at Alumni Hall on Court Street, Haverhill.

Comedian Juston McKinney performing on stage, holding a microphone with a stool nearby, against a dark background, wearing a plaid shirt over a casual t-shirt and jeans, evoking a laid-back yet engaging presence.

Juston McKinney
October 11, 7:30pm

Juston MiKinney

Juston McKinney
Friday, Oct 11, 7:30pm
Tickets: $25

With multiple appearances on “The Tonight Show”, one-hour specials on “Comedy Central”, and “Amazon Prime”, including “Parentally Challenged” and “On Mid-Life Support”, Juston is at the top of his game. He just released his 5th stand-up special, “On the Bright Side”, currently streaming on his YouTube channel.

Comedian Juston McKinney performing on stage, holding a microphone with a stool nearby, against a dark background, wearing a plaid shirt over a casual t-shirt and jeans, evoking a laid-back yet engaging presence.

Juston was born in Portsmouth, NH and grew up living on the border of New Hampshire and Maine. In the late 1990’s after spending seven years as a Deputy Sheriff in rural Maine, he traded his gun for a microphone and moved to NYC to pursue a career in comedy. He quickly became a regular at Comic Strip Live, Stand-Up New York, Dangerfield’s, Gotham, Caroline’s on Broadway and the New York Times called him, “Destined for stardom.”

Juston has starred in numerous Comedy Central shows including his half-hour Comedy Central Presents and his one-hour special “Juston McKinney-A Middle-Class Hole”.  He has multiple appearances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien as well as a Showtime Special with Rob Gronkowski. He has also appeared twice at Denis Leary’s, Comics Come Home at the TD Garden. His TV & movie credits include; The King of Queens,100 Centre Street, The Zoo Keeper and Here Comes the Boom.

He currently lives in New Hampshire with his wife, kids and dogs and when he’s not dadding, he is touring theaters and clubs all over the country.

The Bailiff’s Café will be serving up pre-ordered dinners at $20 each.

Menu options:

  • Hearty beef stew, spinach salad with lemon vinaigrette, roll
  • Vegetarian lasagna, spinach salad, garlic bread

Doors open at 6pm.
Dinner is served from 6:30 – 7:30pm.

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Tom DiMenna
November 8, 7:30pm

Tom DiMenna

Tom DiMenna
Friday, November 1, 7:30pm
Tickets: $20

Tom DiMenna presents:SONGS OF THE 70’s from Cat Stevens, Gordon Lightfoot and Harry Chapin

Tom DiMenna and friends resurrect some of the 70s greatest story songs from three of the era’s greatest singer/songwriters. This devoted review will feature Maine based singer/songwriter Tom DiMenna, whose tribute shows have sold out opera houses up and down the Maine coast. DiMenna’s impressive vocal range and guitar style artfully channel all of these revered artists, and will surely satisfy their most die hard fans. Tom will also be backed with accompaniment to provide plenty of toe tapping for this very special evening. This is your chance to see what all the buzz is about. You may even be moved to sing along, or at least hum! The legend lives on!

“Go See Tom!” -Aimsel Ponti, Portland Press Herald

Meal options:Vegetarian Chili, Salad of mixed greens, Chipotle biscuits

Gouda baked Chicken, Salad, of mixed greens, Roll

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Dinner at Bailiff's Cafe

Enjoy dinner before the show at Bailiff’s Cafe!

Dinner can be purchased in advance online or by phone reservation. A selection of craft beer, wine, and sodas along with desserts and other light fare options will be served. Make your dinner reservations on the event information pop-up window or call us:
(603) 989-5500

Menu selections are designed to include gluten and dairy free options, but please note that meals are not prepared in a facility that is certified gluten-free.

All the Court Street Arts Events happening at Alumni Hall 2024-2025

Court Street Arts Events at Alumni Hall hosts concerts for a wide range of genres from artists such as Tolga During, having previously welcomed the likes of Low Lily, Kris Delmhorst, and Session Americana. at above we provide the list of upcoming Court Street Arts Events.

TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Alumni Hall has a rich and diverse history. In the 19th century it served as the Grafton County Courthouse and in the 20th century, served as the auditorium and gymnasium for the Haverhill Academy. Read More about Court Street Arts Events.