The Stone Church Meeting House has a rich history both in the town of Newmarket, NH and the music scene. Giving rise to many local and touring acts such as: Phish, Bonnie Raitt, Parliament, Patty Larkin, Béla Fleck, David Grisman Quintet, Joan Osborne, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Radiators, moe, John Butler Trio, John Scofield, Soulive, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, and local acts such as Percy Hill, Say Zuzu, Scissorfight, Thanks to Gravity, Bill Morrissey, and Truffle. Along with stops by world famous acts such as Aerosmith and Buddy Guy.
The building was built in 1832 as a Universalist Meeting House. In 1865 it was sold to the Roman Catholic Church, creating the first Catholic Church in Newmarket, NH. After the church moved to St. Mary’s in 1890 the Stone Church was used briefly by the Catholics as a private school for teaching French.
After the Catholics sold the building, it went through a variety of uses, including a VFW Hall, a shoe assembly plant and a roller skating rink. Since the 1960’s, when the Stone Church was bought by three University of New Hampshire students and turned into a live music venue, local musicians and popular touring artists have played to large crowds of fans and quickly became a premier music venue in the state.
The Stone Church currently serves a great selection of food and premium beers on tap. It is home to some of the best local and touring acts coming through every weekend. The atmosphere is ideal for the music lover looking to find something new or just hanging out with friends and grabbing a few drinks. The Stone Church is one of the most unique places to see a live show in the Seacoast, NH area. Indeed, The Church’s legacy is known throughout New England as an unforgettable place to both play and to hear live music. With such a privileged tradition of music and energy, the Church is humbled to continue operating as a trustee, if you will, of a one-of-a-kind energetic, musical vibe.
A recent change to the talent buyer at the Stone Church is making for a bright future. The new buyer said he is looking to bring bigger national acts into the venue and bring it back to its former glory. He will also bring the best talent the local and regional area has to offer. He has been in the music business for 20 years now and will make for a great addition to the Stone Church team, which is always delightful to work with, regarding booking or providing their customers with great service. The Stone Church also does private events, so if you need a place to set up a party or wedding reception they are there to help. popul
The regions most popular bands call the Stone Church home including Roots of Creation, Kung Fu, the Rustic Overtones, Adam Ezra Group, Dub Apocalypse, and more. But the club is also developing other acts to be the next generation popular bands including Love in Stockholm and Girls Guns and Glory, The Watkinsonics, Ghost Dinner Band and more. National bands will become a more common occurence too with upcoming shows like Sarah and the Tall Boys from Chicago and Ellis Paul in September. But tickets for upcoming events here.
“What a great day and awesome way to celebrate the holiday. Great people, food and music. The Stone Church Rocks!”
“Atmosphere is Great, since changing hands! Love hanging out, and having one of the many beers they have on tap! The bartenders are great, and staff is very helpful!!”
“For a venue of its size, there’s little more a music lover could possibly ask for. Very nice/clean inside, not to mention cozy. The food is SOL-ID, and the people who run it are top notch. Oh, and they always manage to book great acts, cuz well, they’re good at what they do. Everybody should plan to spend a night at The Church to experience the overall vibe for themselves… and those who do surely will not be disappointed.”
Check out the upcoming shows:
|Jan 10 Thu||Normal Instruments|
|Jan 11 Fri||Red Sky Mary, Lit on the Flash / One Hand Free|
|Jan 12 Sat||Liz Frame & the Kickers w/Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers|
|Jan 14 Mon||LitFlash! 6:30pm FREE|
|Jan 17 Thu||Rothwell’s Local Showcase! FREE|
|Jan 18 Fri||Eric and the Anxiety w/The Frosting|
|Jan 19 Sat||Sonic Spank w/the Cyborg Trio|
|Jan 25 Fri||Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket w/Eight Feet Tall|
|Jan 26 Sat||Paranoid Social Club|
|Jan 31 Thu||DJ Harlock / Tightgroove Recordings|
|Feb 01 Fri||The Phreaks|
|Feb 02 Sat||Satellite Club Hotel w/ The Romano Project|
|Feb 07 Thu||Sophistafunk|
|Feb 08 Fri||The Tom Schena Project w/Martin England & the Reconstructed|
|Feb 09 Sat||Mark Karan w/Deadbeat|
|Feb 15 Fri||Chippy and the Ya Yas FREE|
|Feb 16 Sat||Will Evans w/The Sweet Remains|
|Feb 22 Fri||Mamadou w/Lone Wolf James|
|Feb 23 Sat||Todo Bien|
|Mar 01 Fri||March Mandolin Festival | Jeff Bujak|
|Mar 08 Fri||Kung Fu|
|Mar 09 Sat||Kung Fu|
|Mar 15 Fri||Dub Apocalypse|
|Mar 23 Sat||Crushed Out|
|Mar 29 Fri||Billy Wylder & the Mallet Brothers|
Check out some video of Roots of Creation performing at the Stone Church in the attached video section.
Visit the website at www.stonechurchrocks.comto view the most updated calendar or get booking information.