Founded in 1995, Great Waters Music Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to culturally enriching New Hampshire's Lakes Region. Dr. Gerald Mack, Director of the Worcester Chorus and a former professor at the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, founded the non-profit summer festival to encompass a diversified program designed to appeal to a variety of musical tastes. More importantly, Great Waters Music Festival was created to promote live musical performances including choral, symphonic, folk, pops, jazz, Broadway, dance, and renowned vocal and instrumental artists, both amateur and professional alike, for the benefit of the Lakes Region.
GWMF has grown from 325 attendees at one classical performance to the present audience of over 5,000, all enjoying a diverse program that includes: folk, classical, A Capella, jazz, Broadway, pop, bluegrass and more. GWMF has consistently attracted regional and national artists to New Hampshire. Celebrity stars Wynton Marsalis, Dave Brubeck, Ronan Tynan, Richie Havens, Canadian Brass, Sandy Duncan, Arlo Guthrie, Peter Nero, Natalie MacMaster, Chuck Mangione, Betty Buckley, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Lucie Arnaz, Suzanne Ishee, Mark Hardy, Judy Collins, Lee Bryant, Nanci Griffith and Judy Gibson have all delighted sold-out audiences. The most recent 2018 season hosted Grammy Award winning Chanticleer, Farewell Angelina, and the Capitol Steps to name a few!
We are currently booking an impressively strong line-up of first-class concerts for the summer season. We look forward to seeing you there!
"KAROL AND I HAVE ENJOYED THE GREAT WATERS PERFORMANCES FOR MANY YEARS. IT IS SPECIAL TO BE ABLE TO WATCH AND LISTEN TO OUTSTANDING ARTISTS CLOSE TO HOME. THE EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCED BY THE MOVE TO THE HIGH SCHOOL WITH BETTER ACOUSTICS, COMFORTABLE SEATING, AIR CONDITIONING AND CONVENIENT PARKING. THE SHOWS ARE FUN, ENTERTAINING, AND A COMFORTABLE CHANGE OF PACE: WE LOVE IT!"
We loved the Doo Wop Project! /that was our first experience with the Great Waters Music Festival. We'll surely look for more next summer.
We absolutely loved Chanticleer!
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