Welcome to the home of the Little Music Festival That Could:
The Keene Music Festival is a gem of the New England area. Founded twelve years ago, the Keene Music Festival creates opportunities for local, regional, and national musicians to perform in our area. We also work to connect musicians with musicians and with local venues; with the goal of generating more venues for homegrown music. Feel free to browse around the site, using the links at the left, and find out about all the neat things we do.
If you are a performer, or want to volunteer to help out with our events, you can use the mailing list link to tell us about yourself.
The Keene Music Festival's goal is to create community through music. We hope that you come on over and be part of our experience.
Local Events Calendar: Touch the underlined date and find out what's happening....
Acoustic Slice occurs Friday evenings during the summer, and feature performers at LIttle Zoe's Take N' Bake at The Center of Keene on Gilbo Avenue/Emerald Street in Keene, NH. The shows are free of charge and are a great way to spend a summer evening. We'll be posting a schedule as soon as its available.
This Weeks Featured Performers:
Jake McKelvie & the Countertops:
Jake McKelvie & the Countertops are an alternative-folk/indie-rock band from Keene, NH. Were once (and only once) described as "one of the best up and coming musical experiences Keene has to offer". Known for the elusiveness of their drummer, Jeff, the Countertops are sure to ascend the ranks of pizza shops across the nation. For more, go to:https://www.facebook.com/JacobCMcKelvie
BC3 is a Keene based progressive instrumental keyboard trio comprised of three seasoned musical veterans with a collective vision. The band is comprised of pianist /keyboardist Bob Cummings with bassist Paul Venezia and drummer Jeff Costello. The band breaks down the walls of jazz convention, adding elements of funk, rock and classical music, as well as a melting pot of musical influences.
BC3 was formed shortly after Cummings located to Keene in late 2010 when he met Venezia and Costello at a jam session. An accomplished pianist in many genres, Cummings also is a known as a Keytarist – playing a keyboard/guitar instrument that bends notes much like an electric guitarist. The group plays an eclectic and diverse blend that ranges from original funk, soul jazz and fusion music to reinventions of classic rock music from the Beatles to Nirvana. BC3 has been a featured at numerous area events and venues, and is a favorite attraction among musicians and music lovers alike.
Down to Funk is a versatile combo comprised of former and soon-to-be-former Keene High students. The group features Johnny Meehan on sax and guitar, Dale Johnson on drums, and Miles Walter on piano, and also extends to include various other guest musicians. Prepare for some cool jazz and hot fusion
Salad & Bread
Moroccan Vegetable Stew
Jazz Fusion Chicken with Risotto
Acoustic Slice occurs Friday evenings during the summer, and feature performers at LIttle Zoe's Take N' Bake at The Center of Keene on Gilbo Avenue/Emerald Street in Keene, NH. The shows are free of charge and are a great way to spend a summer evening.
This Weeks Featured Performer:
Zombie Beatdown is a Keene-based punk band formed in 2010. The lineup is Eric, bass and vocals, formerly of Ed Gein’s Car and veteran of the NYC hardcore scene, Mike on drums, who cut his teeth in Jersey moshpits, and Tom on guitar and vocals, who played with Shake2Use in Germany. These guys stay true to the traditional punk rock sound influenced by oi, hardcore and ska. Zombie Beatdown strives to develop a local scene, playing at every opportunity, showcasing other punk bands and bringing punk rock to a new audience.