Participants needed for Laconia’s Fourth of July Parade

LACONIA — The Laconia 4th of July Committee is putting out a plea to help put on the annual parade. Organizers are lacking in participants this year and are asking for help. Anyone willing and able to be in the parade is needed.

Organizers are looking for floats, walkers, antique cars, decorated bikes etc. Everyone is welcome. Those who are interested in being in the parade may contact the Laconia Parks & Recreation Department at 524-5046 to sign up. 

The parade starts at Wyatt Park on South Main Street at 4:30 and goes through downtown to Opechee Park. Set up at Wyatt will begin at 3:30.

Pitmans featuring Japanese guitarist July 23

LACONIA — Japanese born and NY-based guitarist and singer-songwriter, Hiroya Tsukamoto, will be performing on Thursday, July 23 at 8 p.m. at Pittman's Freight Room in Laconia.

Tickets are $15 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Eclectic, immersive and mesmerizing original music plus Japanese folk songs with stories behind music. Born and raised in Japan, Tsukamoto creates evocative images through his music, taking listeners with him on scenic journeys of melody and rhythm.

Hiroya says he "This is my first time playing in the area and I look forward to it".


Thursday, July 23th, 8pm

Pittman's Freight Room

94 New Salem St, Laconia, NH 03246

Phone: (603) 527-0043

Ticket: $15 (BYOB)

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Blood Sweat and Tears in Wolfeboro on Juy 10

WOLFEBORO — On Friday, July 10 at 7:30 pm the Great Waters Music Festival will kick off its Kingwood Series with Blood Sweat & Tears.

"Like a great baseball team the members change but the soul lives on, Though many great musicians have passed through BS&T it's musicianship stands the test of time" 2005 found BS&T looking back to founding father Bobby Colomby's original vision for Blood Sweat & Tears quite simple "Find the greatest musicians and the rest is easy".

Since then with Bobby Colomby's guidance BS&T have re-established themselves as one of the hottest touring acts in the world. Whether playing the hits that started BS&T'S meteoric rise or complicated Jazz riff's, audiences world wide show their appreciation with standing ovations nightly.

2008 The South Korean Government named Blood Sweat & Tears "The Ambasadors of Peace" That same year the BS&T horn section recorded with Jeff Lorber on his Grammy nominated CD "He Had A Hat".

2010 saw yet another recording session with Jeff Lorber. A world tour interrupted by an Icelandic volcano. The band buys a Tour Bus to play smaller and up close venues along with the big concert venues.

2011 BS&T played 3 sold out concerts at the world famous Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City with the Legendary trumpeter Arturo Sandoval.

The current lead singer for the group is Bo Bice, who was the runner up to Carrie Underwood in 2005 on the hit FOX show American Idol.

The performance will be held at the Kingswood Arts Center in Wolfeboro and is sponsored by Fidelity Investments, Maxfield Real Estate, the Laconia Daily Sun and Steve & Carol Bush of Maxfield Real Estate.

The Great Waters Music Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing outstanding musical performances to people living in and visiting the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.  Information and tickets for all performances are available at the office at 15 Varney Road in Wolfeboro, by calling 603-569-7710, or online at Ticket prices for this performance are $80, $70, 50 and $25.

League of Craftsmen shop hosting ornament designer

MEREDITH — Join the League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery on Saturday, July 18 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a free 2015 Ornament Demonstration Event with artist, Kristine Lane. Lane, co-creator of the 2015 Ltd. Edition League ornament 'Sweet Seasons' will be at the Meredith Gallery discussing the steps of creating ornaments.
A PowerPoint presentation will be on display demonstrating the fabrication process of the ornaments. Attendees will be given an opportunity to have their own ornaments personalized.  The ornament comes gift-boxed with a descriptive card, and retails for $25 which will be available for purchase at the Meredith Gallery.