Last year I remember leaving our Acoustic Country by the Sea at the Blue Ocean Music Hall and thinking, "Wow, wow, wow! I've never been a concert like that!" We love hosting these unique and memorable events for our listeners and clients. And the fact that we and our friends at the Blue Ocean Music Hall raised over $5,000 for the Surfrider Foundation - New Hampshire Chapter is what local radio is all about.

If you are not familiar with the Surfrider Foundation, they do local beach cleanups, test our ocean water quality all year, and help sustain marine and coastal ecosystems. You don't have to be a surfer to care about our ocean! Give them a follow on Facebook and learn more about how you can help.

Last year, we had Conner Smith, Hayley Witters, Tyler Braden, and Joe Nichols. What I loved about the night was that each performer's vocals and approach to country music was so different. It was also really fun to watch them experience each other's music. They were so supportive of each other.

Kira Lew

Kira Lew

Highlights: When Conner sang his catchy song "Learn From It", it made us all reminisce about our own youth. Hayley sang her newest single "Everything She Ain't", and the audience joined in with every word. Tyler brought the crowd to their feet with his performance of "Try Losing One". You don't see a standing ovation in these events too often, but he earned that one. And OF COURSE they ended the night with what's arguably Joe's most popular song, "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off", which had everyone dancing in (and out of) their chairs. As far as I remember, everyone's clothes stayed on, only because it was a Wednesday night and we all had work in the morning.

All in all, it was a great success, so OF COURSE we're doing it again this year.

When?  Thursday, November 9

Where? Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury

5 acts:

Thompson Square - Thompson Square – Official Site.  Current singles include “Without You” and double platinum single “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” from 2011.

Jackson Dean -  Home - Jackson Dean ( His #1 song is “Don’t Come Lookin’”, and his newest single is “Fearless”.

Shane Profitt-   Home - Shane Profitt. His #1 song is “That’s How it Oughtta Be”.

George Birge -  George Birge . One of his current singles is “Mind on You”.

There will also be one mystery act that we're not allowed to tell you about for another few days, but TRUST US, it's a good one!

How much? Ticket price is $28 (before fees), and $31 day of show.

Tickets are on sale now at

Hope to see you there for another special night of music and memories with 97.5 WOKQ!

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