Music Series

Smyth Public Library will present the 10th annual FREE Summer Concert Series on seven consecutive Wednesdays beginning with the Summer Reading Program kickoff on June 30, 2021. The series is held at the Candia Pond Park gazebo, behind the library at 55 High Street, and will be rescheduled if it rains. The concerts run from 6:30-8pm. Bring a chair or blanket for the lawn to social distance. Ice cream will be for sale and one free item per child. Call the library at 483-8245 for updates or refer back to this page!


June 30th- Jerry Schneider presents Making Space For Pollinators.  Audiences will acquaint themselves with some of our local pollinators, featuring  bees, bats, hummingbirds, beetles, dragonflies and and butterflies.  These are important critters that help pollinate our orchards, back yard gardens, and our rain forests. Audiences will learn how to build and maintain habitats that help our pollinator populations, what time of year to mow fields that is most beneficial to pollinators, and what flowers to grow in our gardens to attract butterflies and bees.   

After the show, children can create pollinator tee shirts, using a combination of fabric dye sprays, plants, and butterfly, bat and dragonfly cut outs. Children may purchase heavy cotton (Gildan) tee shirts for $4.00, or bring their own. (Rain date July 1)


July 7th- Ed Popielarczyk presents A Magic Show.

Ed is a professional magician, balloon sculptor, and flea circus ring master entertaining children and family audiences for over Thirty-five years. The magic show uses a lot of audience participation. The kids are the stars because they make the magic happen. He uses a story that revolves around each trick. The audience will be thrilled and amazed with Ed’s show.


 Rescheduled to August 25 – Nicole Murphy


Murphy has come a long way in a short time. Though she played in her father’s Vermont-based band as a teenager before getting married and moving to New Hampshire, Knox Murphy had for years traveled back to the Green Mountain State to play with her father before family and work obligations took priority. Once she picked up the guitar again, however, all the passion of her youth came flooding back. Performing in public, soon she was strumming and singing with other like-minded individuals at Henderson’s Pickin’ Parlor in Candia. 


Rescheduled tentatively to August 18- Windham Concert Band 

Celebrate Summer with Lion King and Ballgame tunes along with an array of Americana music from anthems to folk riversongs to patriotic armed forces salutes to Gershwin and Jazz to marches and dances. The Windham Concert Band has been performing in southern NH and northern MA for a little over 20 years, playing about 15 concerts per year.  


July 28th- Windham Swing Band  

Founded in 1998 the Windham Swing Band is a full 18-piece big band with saxophones, trombones, trumpets, bass, percussion and vocalist. The Windham Swing Band plays music from the Big Band Era to the present, featuring many familiar standards such as “Sing, Sing, Sing,” and “In the Mood.” Its ballroom dance repertoire ranges from swing, waltz, and foxtrot to cha-cha, mambo, samba, rumba, and hustle. 


August 4th- Dean Richardson Sponsored by Candia’s First Baptist Church.


August 11th- Bedford Big Band

A 20+ piece Big Band performing at events ranging from casual to black tie. From outdoor concerts to elegant dinner dances, fund raisers, weddings and anniversary parties — they do it all! Fun and stylish, truly everyone loves Swing and Big Band music! The band’s repertoire includes many of your favorite jazz and Big Band standards, Latin rhythms, waltzes, R&B, as well as some exciting contemporary arrangements that you’re sure to enjoy. Possible rain date will be August 18.