A somewhat sign of normalcy is the return of live music to the North Hampton Bandstand.  You can spread out far and wide and keep your social distance since indoor music performances just aren’t possible right now.

Seacoastonline.com reports on the return with a show by Grove Alliance last week, a band based out of Boston.

This is a welcome sign.

Not only are restaurants struggling during this pandemic but imagine how hard hit the musicians are.

The chairwoman of the Friends of North Hampton Bandstand Committee, Delores Chase, tells seacoastonline.com, “This year was very difficult for our committee to decide what to do because we are trying to follow the governor’s orders and town guidelines.  We were apprehensive at first but now feel like it can be done safely.”

Everyone is six feet apart and face coverings are encouraged.

The crowd for last week’s show didn’t seem bothered at all by the rules and were thrilled to be able to listen to live music again.

The summer concert series will continue with bands like the Rockin’ Daddios, J.C. Underhill Band with Elvis, The Visitor’s Band, Crab Shack Band, and more acts as the season continues, according to seacoastonline.com.

Musicians need to play and having an audience is important. We also are healed by music, and the Sumer Concert Series at the North Hampton Bandstand brings back memories of when life wasn’t so hard, and we could just hang out and enjoy the tunes.

Get out and enjoy some live music, it heals the soul.