This year the Shark in the Park will be at the Cochecho Arts Festival for the
17th straight year! Spend Wednesday nights with 102.1 & 105.3 The Shark.
The 2019 lineup is as follows:
Chippy & the YaYas
Wednesday July 24th, 6:00pm
Chippy and the YaYas is a Newmarket, NH – based cover band. Our focus is classic rock, and they play the songs you love but don’t hear every day from the 60s on up to now. They are known among other things for our versatility, our loyal following, and our energy – and they have fans of all ages. They do get the crowd up and dancing! Chip Lang (lead guitar/vocals) and Mike LaBranche (rhythm guitar) started playing in high school, and reconnected later to found the YaYas, along with Mike Lang (lead vocals/guitar). Long time members Doc Warnock (bass/harmonica) and Jim Bosko (drums/vocals) round out our tight group, bringing audiences great music, fun, interaction and a truly memorable performance where everyone can ROCK ON!
Wednesday, July 31st, 6:00pm
Five years ago, Aunt Peg Band started out as a way for a group of friends to get together, from time to time, to jam out. It soon became a weekly occasion. After playing a few backyard parties and benefits for fun and for free, they decided to try playing out in the local area. What began as a weekly jam and beer fest soon began to develop a following. Our families, friends and supporters helped to spread the word about Aunt Peg. Although, there have been some line up changes, the family atmosphere and friendships have not. They owe a ton of gratitude to John Kelly and Tony Rawls. The next chapter is about to be written. They hope to continue to entertain and meet new friends that could help tell the tale with them.
Wednesday, August 7th, 6:00pmCancelled due to weather
BIG PICTURE is a dynamic, tight Seacoast band comprised of versatile, seasoned musicians. They have been together for a few years now, good friends who play all over Northern New England and they focus on fun, danceable cover tunes from the 60s-today. They pick tunes that you don’t typically hear from other bands but it’s all about the music and they love these songs! Our goal is to get you moving and appreciating all that live music has to offer. They regularly play clubs, private events, benefit shows and festivals. They are so fortunate to have Terrie Collins on lead vocals, Ted Richardson on drums, Jim Sitomer on keys/vocals, Mike Collins on bass and Skip Knierim on guitar/vocals. They hope you will come out to see them soon and thanks! Rock on friends.
Wednesday, August 14th, 6:00pm
It’s been a busy time for the band Acoustic Radio, and the gig schedule is filling up fast! 2017 / 2018 had seen the release of their debut album ‘New Breed’, with many thousands of copies being downloaded from CDBaby and iTunes (and available in the traditional CD format). The success of the album has allowed the band to keep a full schedule, playing 2-3 shows weekly to packed houses in the greater New England area and continuously increasing their fan base. Live, the band plays its original songs from the CD as well as a vast selection of crowd pleasing Country and Rock Classics spanning several decades. The dance floor is ALWAYS FULL!
Dancing Madly Backwards
Wednesday, August 21st, 6:00pm
Dancing Madly Backwards is a rock band that will play just about anything. With an ageless local legend, his multi-talented son, and an All-New England drummer, this band has deep influences of Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and so much more. Genres spanning from country, to alternative, to modern, to rhythm and blues, and all the way back to pop/funk. This group is 1970’s rock with a modern twist! Dancing Madly Backwards is continuously writing and performing new original and cover material while playing shows every week!
Wednesday, August 28, 6:00pm
(Rescheduled from Wednesday, July 17th)
ROSIE has been playing, recording & touring the New England circuit for 38 years with various members and a brief sabbatical in between. Current original members are HANK DECKEN: lead guitarist, vocalist, songwriter & producer. AL SILVA: drums, percussion, band graphic artist & merchandise manager. TIM MATTHEWS: bassist & vocalist (joined the lineup in 2011). Rosie`s music ranges from originals to hard rock, metal, blues & some country. Rosie was the recipient of the first New Hampshire Music Awards in 1987 in 3 categories …BEST GROUP…BEST SONG &… BEST SONGWRITER, ( HANK DECKEN).