I've been praising Prescott Park Arts Festival since the very beginning of If It's Too Loud... They always book a bunch of artists we love, and there's just something great about watching a world class artist play for a $7.00 donation on the Portsmouth, NH waterfront in the summer. It's especially great since a lot of artists they book tend to normally charge more than I'm comfortable paying for a concert. In the past I've seen Carolina Chocolate Drops, Nikki Lane, Deer Tick, David Wax Museum, Shovels & Rope, Steve Earle, and Mavis Staples here, and every show is always a highlight of my summer.
This year year they've only announced three shows so far, but all three could easily be the highlights of the entire season:
Jenny Lewis: June 16
Drive-By Truckers: June 30
Conor Oberst: July 17
For more information on the Prescott Park Arts Festival, be sure to check out their website.