Senie Hunt, The Special Guests and The Bank of NH Stage
The lack of sounds coming from live local music in Concord has been deafening. At the start of the pandemic, all music was forced online. Now, The Bank of NH Stage is leading the way on how to bring great live music to the masses and do it responsibly. ‘The Bank’, as it has been known to be called among Concord locals, has been hosting outdoor shows and recently reopened their stage for indoor shows.
On August 15, 2020 Seniue Hunt played at Flecher-Muphy Park outdoors in downtown Concord NH. Senie Hunt is a self-taught, singer-songwriter and percussive guitarist based in Memphis, Tennessee. Senie’s playing is eclectic, powerful and artfully unique. The show was part of a series of outdoor live music events hosted by the Bank of NH Stage and the Capitol Center for the Arts. The series has featured such local stars as Lucas Gallo, April Cushman, Kimayo, and Green Heron. Most of the shows were sold out! A great success. If you missed Hunt’s fabulous outdoor show, you can view it below.
For The Bank’s indoor shows, the seating has been marked off so that patrons can maintain social distancing and are also required to wear masks. The first band to test the new layout was The Special Guests. The band was formed from some of the members of the regionally acclaimed JamAntics. See their live show below.
This test of concept show by The Special Guests proved successful. Taking a quick look at the marked off seats, it appears that the venue can now hold around 80 people of its 296 person capacity. Seats are spaced out in groups of mostly 2 although there are some 3 and 4 seat clusters. Each concert goer must also answer a series of questions to confirm they have not traveled, had a temperature, or been in close contact with someone with COVID-19. Look for more live local music pouring out of The Bank doors in the weeks and months to come.