We have done our fair share of virtual WOKQ Sessions during the pandemic. But nothing beats being in the same room as the artist while they perform live music and sharing that experience with the people you love. It is an energy that cannot be replicated!

That is why we are super excited to bring Live WOKQ Sessions and it's all thanks to our friends at Newburyport Bank. We just had our first AC Sessions (AC = After Corona) a few weeks ago with a delightful and talented human named Nate Barnes. The energy in the room was electric. Nate loved performing for our listeners and they loved every second of it, it was truly a win win situation.

This Friday (6/25) at noon we welcome Tyler Braden to the WOKQ Sessions stage. He is opening for Brantley Gilbert at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford Friday night so it's kind of like we are his warm up! His test crowd, if you will! It makes sense that Tyler is opening for Brantley because he sort of brings a similar energy. They both rock that bearded burly man look!

In the past, we have welcomed Lo Cash, Tenille Arts, Dylan Scott, and many more to the WOKQ Sessions stage. It is a real treat to see these artists perform in such an intimate space.

You get to ask them questions, take photos with them, and when you leave you feel like you made a new best friend! It is thrilling watching their careers take off and then you get to say, "Hey! I remember watching them perform with 15 other people and now they sell out big 'ole venues!"

Oh, and did I mention lunch is included in this experience? (PIZZA!) It is basically the best day ever!

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Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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