Over the years, the Hillsboro Fest and Fair have become known for providing excellent entertainment on the stage throughout the event. Thursday and Friday evenings, Saturday afternoon and into the evening entertainment includes a variety of talented musical acts. On Sunday, we turn to family entertainment providing a wide range of shows for the young and young at heart, and close out the weekend with another band.
All bands sponsored by OSRAM Sylvania. We greatly thank them for their support – this fair has been a success for all these years with their continual support.
2019 Performers List
Full Throttle covers a wide variety rock song you all know and love. They are a high energy Classic Rock Dance band based out of Derry NH, playing hits from the 1960’s through today. Keeping the house rocking and people dancing is their main interest.
North River Music
North River Music has an Americana sound with strong harmonies and expressive musicianship. Playing folk, rock and country songs, a North River set is fun to listen to with something familiar for everyone. From Crosby Stills and Nash, The Eagles and Dylan to the Dixie Chix and Indigo Girls come to dance, come to listen – you’ll like what you hear!
The band members, from the Rochester New Hampshire area, features long time area musicians Dan Poland and Tom Kesel joined by vocalists Dianne McMillen and Vicky Poland. The full band also includes Pete Leavenworth on pedal steel/dobro/banjo and Danny Fishbien on drums. To find out more about the band and where they are playing next, visit northrivermusic.com or on their facebook page.
2nd Time Around Band
Based right here in Hillsboro, 2nd Time Around Band has been playing at the Fest for many years. The music covers a range of styles from mellow to rockin’ to a little country and some rock and roll for good measure.
Our own take on a variety of artists, from John Denver and JJ Cale, to Tom Petty, to Lynard Skinard, to Huey Lewis or Robert Palmer Something for everyone! I like to say it’s like New England weather– for something different– just wait a minute. Featuring 5 musicians, 7 instruments, plus the fiddle, banjo, and sax sounds that lead guitarist John coaxes out of the guitar The 3 and 4 part vocal harmonies are the norm. The band plays regularly at the park concerts in Hillsboro and has played at the Music on Main Street And the 250 year celebration in Henniker. The new tradition is the concert at Eatons Furniture plaza. We love playing for the local crowd!
C-Rock is a feel-good classic rock band from the 70s and 80s. We do songs that you will recognize instantly and will want to dance to!