Featuring over eighty bands at thirteen performance areas, the Keene Music Festival is one of the largest free music festivals around. The event features a wide array of musical styles, allowing the audience to walk around the downtown Keene area and listen to a wide variety of musical styles. It is truly a special day of music in a special town. The Keene Music Festival is an all volunteer effort; with all of the organizing staff, performers and local merchants contributing to create the event. Performers are a mix of local and regional performers; both up and coming artists and “alumni” acts who enjoy coming back to be part of the event. The actual Keene Music Festival occurs every Labor Day weekend, and makes a wonderful way to end the summer season.
In addition to the main event on Labor Day Weekend, the Keene Music Festival also organizes a number of other events, including Zoe’s Acoustic Slice on Friday evenings during the summer, the Sumner Knight Series , and Rock the Sprouts, a semi-annual concert to support the Early Sprouts Program at local HeadStart centers.
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.